Those looking for an exciting escape away from the western world will find that holidays in Philippines represent a most alluring destination, showcasing alluring activities, cultural peculiarities and oasis-like views of tree-clad hills and stunning crystal clear waters, which offset gorgeous white sandy beaches and mountainous ranges. Set off of Vietnam and China’s coast, the Philippines is a tantalising prospect for anyone wanting to experience a different side of life, a laid-back atmosphere accompanying an inspiring array of attractions and activities – the Philippines is a buzzing hub of captivating culture.
Eclectic festivals have been born out of the various influences and heritages that the Philippines have been subject to, ranging from Japanese to Bornean, you’ll be able to try something new and unique as soon as you step off the plane on your Philippines holidays. As you arrive you’ll be greeted by a welcoming and warm atmosphere, Filipinos being naturally upbeat and friendly people, never faltering in their proud traditions.
Amazingly, the Philippines are made up of over 7000 exotic islands, each one being slightly different to the last and suiting a whole manner of tastes, whether you’re looking to unwind on the paradisiacal sun-soaked sands of Boracay, experience the mountains with a jeepney drive through North Luzon or get involved with water and extreme sports in Laguna – you’ll be well served on your holidays in the Philippines. Although there’s plenty to do, there’s also plenty to see, and with incredible sights around every corner, this natural haven will tantalise and amaze with its varied landscapes and vivacious settings, the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Banaue Rice Terraces being a particular highlight of historical importance.
If you’re hoping to immerse yourself in Philippine life, then there’s no better city in which to do so than in the bustling capital of Manila. Nowhere else will you find a more intense version of the urban sprawl, but staying just a day in the chaos will reward you with rare finds, a humming vibe and the ultimate selection of sites. San Agustin Museum is a tranquil setting amid the swarm of locals who keep the city brimming with vitality on Philippines holidays, while Rizal Park is hailed as the largest urban park in Asia. You’ll also find an assemblage of cathedrals and churches, but as the sun goes down you’ll be treated to the vibrant and tropical nightlife found in East Asia; the Philippines, Malaysia and Thailand capturing the aura like no other.