Beaches, historical spots, food – these are apparently some of the reasons why this country of more than 7,000 islands is worth exploring.
WHEN you live in a country that fuses together urban sophistication, impressive skylines, gorgeous beaches and the friendliest people on this side of the world, it’s hard not to look forward to it at its finest – during the summer.
Yes, the Philippines boasts some of the most exciting prospects for the summer, so before you book that trip to the Maldives or Ibiza, here are few reasons to make you stay in the Philippines for the summer holidays.
1. You can go back in time
Well, okay – it doesn’t literally mean going back in time, but the Philippines is home to some of the most historic spots in the world!
Corregidor Island, for one, is guaranteed to transport you back into the Second World War with its perfectly maintained Malinta Tunnel and Pacific War Memorial, among others. But if that’s not up your alley, fear not – there are many other options to satisfy your craving for exciting history. There’s also Mactan Island to check out Magellan’s Cross, or Fort Santiago to be a witness to the heroics of our countrymen during the Spanish era.
2. You can finally catch that perfect wave
Even Anthony Kiedis from the Red Hot Chili Peppers can attest to this – the Philippines boasts some of the best surf spots in the world. Be sure to check out Siargao Island for a thrilling adventure that will surely be the talk of the town for whole of the summer. CNN agrees too – the Cloud Nine surfing hotspot on Siargao is among their Top 50 Best Surf Spots in the World. Now why would you want to miss out on that?
3. The food (Oh yes, the food)
From the sisig of Pampanga to the lechon of Cebu, there is no end to the culinary feast that The Philippines can bring. Yes, the Philippines is home to a wide range of quality dishes – both local and international fare. Whether it’s a frosty glass of halo-halo by the beach that you’re craving for, or a sumptuous lechon dinner at the heart of the city, or a quick 2-piece chicken meal from Jollibee, the Philippines has it – and so much more.
4. We have some of the best beaches ever
The summer is the perfect time to hit up the beaches around the Philippines – and there are just so many to choose from. There’s the gorgeous Bohol for one of the most scenic destinations in the country, exciting Boracay Island for the partygoers and socialisers and beautiful Palawan for some of the most exotic and solitary beaches in the Philippines. Local travel website www.tripmoba.com has some enticing travel packages for many of the country’s top beach destinations, and it’s so simple to use – a few clicks and you’re in for a summer holiday you won’t ever forget.
5. The list never ends
The Philippines never seems to run out of things to do – whether it’s going on a hike up Mt Pinatubo, riding horses in Baguio or partying the night away around The Fort or Capitol Commons. Yes, the Philippines offers a widely extensive list of things to do, making it the perfect summer destination for families, colleagues and friends alike.
6. There’s always something to do for everyone
You don’t have to worry about mom getting bored or your youngest brother getting restless this summer – there are so many things to do across many different age groups, and now that it’s summer, there’s even more time to do it. For a wide range of flights, hotels and experience packages that cater to many different ages and interests check out www.tripmoba.com again.
The Philippines is really a melting pot of diversity – among people, cultures and natural wonders alike, and this summer, the country is set to take centre stage and show the world why it really is more fun in the Philippines. – Philippine Daily Inquirer/ Asia News Network