As an archipelago, the Philippines provides literally endless experiences, opportunities and activities for the would‐be tourist. Offering a landscape comprised of mountains, rivers and lakes, breathtaking beaches and tropical forests spread across over 7,000 islands, the options for exploration and discovery are endless.
Here are four of the most popular reasons for visiting the Philippines:
The Philippines can boast not only some of the most spectacular natural beauty the world has to offer, but also some of the most breath‐taking man‐made phenomena for you to explore. There are the Banaue Rice Terraces, recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Spanish architecture of Vigan and also the countless historical churches throughout the islands ‐ many of which are also World Heritage Sites, such as the San Agustin Church in Paoay or the Santo Tomas de Villanueva Church in Miag‐ao.
Natural landmarks include the Taal Volcano in Batangas, which is the world’s smallest active volcano, Mt. Mayon in Legazpi, which boasts the world’s most perfect cone, or you may want to visit Bohol and check out the Chocolate Hills!
With over 36,000 kilometers of beaches, the Philippines is one of the longest coastlines in Asia. There are endless stretches of white, sandy beaches and cool blue waters to explore. The tropical climate provides the perfect location to laze in the sun and build up that perfect tan to make everyone back home envious.
Some locations you might want to explore include Ternate in Cavite, Batangas (especially Nasugbu and Lian), Peurto Galera in Mindoro and Boracay Island in Aklan.
For diving fans of all levels, The Philippines is recognized as the primary dive location in Asia. Nowhere in the world can boast a higher density of coral species than can be found in the Philippines, due mainly to the unique and diverse combination of marine‐rich waters.
There are many centers for amateur divers to train obtain their full licenses in locations such as Boracay, Puerto Galera and Anilao.
Once qualified, you will be free to explore, unsupervised, some of the country’s most famous diving spots, including: Tubbataha Reef (a UNESCO World Heritage Site containing breath‐taking wreck sites), Verde Island in Mindoro Oriental or the largest atoll‐like reef in Dauin, Negros Oriental, the Apo Island Marine Reserve & Fish Sanctuary.
One of the leading countries offering first‐class, low cost dental treatments to clients throughout the world why not visit a Philippines dentist while you’re on holiday?
At the forefront of dental tourism for several decades, the industry is a major contributor to the country’s economy. The training and facilities available within the Philippines ensure that patients receive the very best care and treatment for up to 80% less than they would pay back home.
Combine cut‐price dental treatment from a simple check‐up, to specialist care, such as dental implants, or cosmetic dentistry, like teeth whitening with an exotic holiday in one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. It might not be top of your list of things to do but the money you’ll save, as well as keeping your mouth healthy, will be more than worth it.
Amanda Duffy is an expert in the field of dental tourism and has been writing on the subject for a number of years. She is currently a key figure in the editorial team at Dental Departures, a company specializing in dental tourism that help patients save money on their dental care by matching them up with the right clinic.