Philippines Tourism: What to Know before You Go

With its 7,000 islands, the Philippines provides more than enough coastline for any traveling beach bum. World class diving, unique surfing opportunities, and astounding natural beauty make it easy for visitors to understand why the area was once called “the Pearl of the Pacific.”

El Nido bay - Palawan, Philippines

Perhaps the most notable appeal of the Philippines to adventurous travelers is the fact that it’s relatively untouched in our connected world culture. The natural isolation of the archipelago means that there are still towns of welcoming and un-jaded islanders. It means that there’s still plenty to explore! However, we all know that with the advantage of isolation come hesitations over accessibility, foreign resources, and of course… safety! The truth is that the Philippines face a lot of safety hazards right now that will deter most travelers. It’s important to know the risks before you go. Continue reading “Philippines Tourism: What to Know before You Go”

Best Museums to Visit in Manila

There are many places you can go in Manila. Some of these places are museums you, your family, and friends can visit during your free time. Here is a list of the best museums located in the city.

National Museum of Fine Arts
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National Museum

Juan Luna’s famed painting known as the “Spolarium” can be found in the National Museum. You can also locate the iconic “El Asesinato del Gobernador Bustamante” by Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo inside. Its other rooms house several other paintings, religious artefacts, as well as sculptures. The artworks go as far back as the 19th and 17th Centuries. Continue reading “Best Museums to Visit in Manila”

Best Road Trip Destinations Near Manila

Even the most hardworking and career-oriented people will feel the symptoms of burnout. It can happen sooner or later. When it does, what better way to combat the symptoms than to pack your bags and hit the road for some well-deserved rest and relaxation? Let your friends tag along, cue that awesome road trip playlist, and head for these fantastic road trip destinations that are just a few hours away from Manila!

dolphin show
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Subic

Just a 3-hour drive will take you to a favorite road trip destination: Subic, Zambales. There are plenty of activities that you can do in Subic with your friends or your family. Animal lovers will have a field day at the Zoobic Safari or at the Ocean Adventure. If you’re feeling more adventurous, there’s the Subic Treetop Adventure or the JEST Camp. There are also beaches, riding stables, forest trails, and hotels that you can go to if you’re looking for something relaxing and less action-oriented.  Continue reading “Best Road Trip Destinations Near Manila”

Let’s go out! Beautiful places outside Metro Cebu

If you live in a luxury condominium in Cebu, you might probably want to go somewhere new instead of the usual beautiful sites in the city, correct? Take time to go out by checking these alluring places outside Metro Cebu to unwind and feel serene as you visit these beautiful locations. Warning: it’s going to be costly!

Oslob waterfall

Waterfalls

Going somewhere with a peaceful and gorgeous view of waterfalls will surely bring peace to your soul. Seeing a sight like this for a while brings a lot of beautiful feelings to anyone. So check out these locations you might want to go to. Take note that you will have to do a short trek before seeing these amazing falls. Just visit Samboan, Ginatilan, Oslob, and Badian for a waterfall adventure trip. Continue reading “Let’s go out! Beautiful places outside Metro Cebu”

Top 10 Tourist Destinations in the Philippines

7,107 islands strong; we have narrowed the Philippines down to the top 10 tourist destinations. You’ve probably heard about some of them, but there are also other wonderful places that you might’ve never heard of before. Each location can offer a brand new experience; from white sand beaches to unique geographical features — here are the top 10 places to see in the Pearl of the Orient Seas:

Puerto Galera
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Puerto Galera

The Philippines is famous for dozens of white sand beaches. One of the most developed and popular for tourists is Puerto Galera. The location is ideal for island hopping, watersports, hiking, snorkeling, scuba diving, and just about anything else you’d like to do in a beach. Continue reading “Top 10 Tourist Destinations in the Philippines”