We have all heard of the beaches in Thailand. But we think there is a close rival to those in the Philippines. There are more than 7,000 islands in the Philippines, some turquoise-blue water, and some of the friendliest people you will ever meet. The country has also some of the most diverse landscape we have ever seen. White sand beaches in Boracay compete with the brown Chocolate Hills in Bohol. Then, the bustling party center of Manila makes way for the rice terraces of Banaue. If that is not enough, then we can tramp through history in Vigan and step back in time for a little white. The emerging offbeat pick of El Nido is every bit as magical as they say.
Forget pub-hopping. All you can think of is island hopping. The best places to visit in the Philippines are the Tubbataha Reef, Mayon Volcano, Malapascua Island, Puerto Galera, Donsol, Chocolate Hills, Boracay, Banaue Rice Terraces, Palawan, and much more. Go kayaking in crystal clear waters to explore corals, islets and caves strewn around the white powdery beaches of Boracay. Admire diverse wildlife at play including the Philippines Tarsier and Pandaka Pygmaea, the world’s smallest fish. Warm waters filled with coral, volcanic landscapes, lush jungles and mountain villages are all present in this slice of Asia. There is a reason why we think the Philippines will be one of the top destinations to visit in Asia this decade.