As the Filipino Tourist Board and many travelers will tell you, ‘It’s more fun in the Philippines!’
Part of the reason for this may be that with 7,000 islands making up this teeming archipelago, there is always somewhere different for intrepid travelers to explore. From the metropolis that is the capital city Manila, to islands surrounded by azure waters and spectacular diving opportunities, to villages that still cultivate rice fields and farm buffalo, whatever your personal travel preferences, there is pretty much something to suit all traveler budgets and tastes.
Top picks in the Philippines
Luzon is the largest island with diverse attractions, making it arguably the most well rounded and complete picture of the Philippines, and it’s a great option if you’re strapped for either time or money, particularly thanks to connectivity in and out of Manila.
The more remote Palawan has repeatedly ranked as one of the top islands in the world, and visitors continue to report that it lives up to the hype.