3 Reasons Why the Philippines Is the Ideal Summer Destination
While the Philippines is blessed with fantastic weather all year long, the summer might be the best time to visit. Why? With hundreds of pristine beaches scattered across its 7,000-plus islands, this archipelago nation is perfect for a seaside getaway.
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White-sand shorelines also populate the country’s more acclaimed tourist spots such as Cebu, Bohol, Davao, Siargao, and Palawan; the latter being recognized in 2018 by Travel Leisure as one of the world’s best islands. Other provinces such as Samar, Leyte, Batanes, Siquijor and Camiguin remain under the radar, but pack in plenty to see and do.
Here are even more reasons why it’s more fun to spend the summer season in the Philippines:
Get Away from It All
Photo Courtesy of Erwin LimThough the Philippines is known for the bustling capital of Manila, a short drive can already take you to the countryside for a respite from the urban frenzy. There are places devoid of internet for a digital detox, as well as remote areas where the only sound emanates from cicadas singing in trees. With thousands of islands to choose from, you can revel in the joy of total seclusion.
Service with a Smile
The Philippines offers more than just astounding natural beauty. Whether you’re lounging on a poolside hammock or simply relaxing in your private villa, expect amiable and world-class service complementing your dream retreat.
The More Options, the Better
Photo Courtesy of Marc GoAlthough the palm-studded, sugar-sand coastlines may hot the limelight, the country has more to offer than beaches. Waterfalls, mountains, rivers, caves, underwater kingdoms, lush plains and rice terraces beckon adventurous travelers to go exploring.