Pack Up And Get Going. Why The Philippines Should Be Your Next Vacation Destination

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Are you after a new destination to visit? Why not make the Philippines the destination for your next big adventure? This Asian location is one of the largest collection of islands in the world. There are over 7,000 islands to navigate! It’s no wonder that there’s something for everyone. If you’ve never considered going before, you should! We’ve comprised a list of what’s on offer.

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Amazing sights

The Philippines has many amazing sights to see. Start your sightseeing with a visit to El Nido, Palawan. This destination was dubbed as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. If white sand beaches and crystal clear waters are what you after, this destination won’t disappoint. Why not find out more about diving in the Philippines and enjoy a little scuba diving during your stay? You may as well make the most of those beautiful waters! Or, you could visit Camiguin Island. This destination holds the record for the most volcanoes per square mile of any island in the world. If you’ve always wanted to get up close and personal to volcanoes, this could be your chance! The list of sights worth seeing could go on. Do a little research to find which destinations most appeal. Bear in mind that you may have to do a little island hopping to get the most from your stay. There are a lot of islands to consider, after all!

Meet the locals

Many people say that Filipinos are among some of the nicest people in Asia. Make the most of your stay by getting to know the locals. There’s nothing like reaching out to the population of a place to make the most of a trip. The good news is, 90% of Filipinos speak English. That means you don’t have to worry about learning a language to socialize! It also means there’s no excuse for not taking the effort to meet people! Talking to locals could lead you to all sorts of amazing sights you wouldn’t know about otherwise. Being a tourist is one thing, but the people who live in a place know where the places worth visiting are. So, go on. Make some new friends during your stay!


Though you may not associate shopping with the Philippines, there are plenty of shopping opportunities. The islands host some shopping malls that are well worth the visit. The sheer size of these malls is incredible! From the Mall of Asia to the seven-storey Robinsons Place Manila, this is shopping on a scale you won’t have seen. If it’s a holiday of shopping you’re after, this may be the destination for you. Make a note of all the malls you would like to visit during your stay, and get ready to do some serious spending!

This is just a brief list of what the Philippines has to offer. With so many islands to consider, there’s something for everyone. If nothing on this list has convinced you, do your own research into why you should go!

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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