Vacation is always the first thing that comes to mind to people who have been under a lot of stress in work and personal life. Most people want to go to places where they can relax and have peace of mind. Some prefer places that are close to nature to enjoy the scenery and refreshing breeze the place brings. Some choose beaches to spend their holiday together with their families. If this is what you have in mind, then the Philippines is for you as the country can provide different places right for these kinds of cravings.
Beauty Of Nature
Philippines is one of the countries in the world known for the beautiful beaches. A well known beach not only in the Philippines but in the world is Boracay located in the Visayan Region. Its long and white sand beaches attract most of the tourists. It was made from Puka shells that were washed from the sea to the shore. Boracay has these clear blue waters which people can enjoy swimming in. In fact for this year, it ousted Santorini, Greece as the World's Best Island by Travel + Leisure Magazine.
You can also enjoy the beaches in the Bicol region particularly in Misibis Bay. There you can experience a breathtaking view of the sunset. The Palawan province also has lovely beaches and places to spend your vacation at. Here, you can find the Underground River which was just named as one of the Seven New Wonders of Nature. Explore the underground river and enjoy the sights of stalagmites and stalactites seen inside the cave. Many people who have been in the cave were amazed by nature's wonder found in it.
If you are into different landscapes, there are also several places you can go to. You can visit one of the smallest volcanoes in the world, the Taal Volcano located in Batangas province. You can see the view of the volcano and the Taal Lake surrounding it.
In case you need to look for a place where you can see antiques and have a visual picture of how Philippines looked like in the past, then the Ilocos Region should be included in your Bucket List. There you can find several ancestral houses preserved to look like the old houses during the Spanish regime. You can experience riding a "kalesa", a horse-drawn carriage.
If you want to indulge in sporty activities, you can visit Camarines Sur and enjoy Wakeboarding and other water sports. You can also try wall climbing and Paragliding and other adventure the place offers.
Alongside these beautiful places are mouth watering delicacies that you must taste. You can try the famous "Balut" if you are adventurous when it comes to food. You can also have a sip of Batangas' "kapeng barako" which would rival the best coffee from Starbucks or Seattle's Best. You can also try the "durian" from Davao, "bagnet" from Ilocos, the strawberries from Baguio, fresh tuna from the Tuna Capital of the country "General Santos City" and other specialties and delicacies from different places in the Philippines.
Have Fun In the Philippines
Many tourists are now eyeing a trip to the Philippines. Besides all these beautiful places and delicious food, the Filipino people are recognized as the warmest, friendliest and the most accommodating people in the world. Despite the language barrier, Filipinos still try to talk to tourists and give them their warmest welcome and sincerest smile to make the tourists feel at home. Needless to say, it'smore fun to spend your vacation in the Philippines!
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