Placed perfectly in Southeast Asia, the Philippines consists of around 7,641 islands. Island hopping is a great way to see the numerous offerings within this beautiful archipelagic country. Start in Manila, the capital, a jam-packed megacity that sits on the shorefront of Manila Bay. Within the city and close by, there is a plethora of things to see and do. Walk by graffiti-splashed walls to hidden bars, all with a differing vibe and music. Filipino's love to sing and dance and parties are spontaneous.
For shoppers, Robinsons Place Mall is the place to visit, and one of the best shopping precincts for those that like a bargain. If you like the water without getting your feet wet, visit the Manila Ocean Park. The capital city is known for its markets, parks, and museums. Venture outwards and discover more. Adventure seekers consider My Pinatubo, take a bus to Tarlac, or 4x4 jeep, and trek to the crater where the views are amazing. The boat across the crater lake for an overnight camp is something you won't forget easily.
Danjugan Island is a rainforest-covered island. Forming one of the many Philippines rich marine sanctuary's, the best part is, you don't need to be a scuba diver to enjoy these underwater playgrounds in the Philippines. You can do so by snorkeling or for those that like to go deeper, and there are plenty of high-quality diving sites with grand visibility. If diving is something you've been thinking about, the Philippines is one of the cheapest places in the world to get your certificate.
The most mountainous region of the Philippines is Luzon and home to the UNESCO famed Banaue rice fields. Here terraced fields declining hundreds of metres down-hill can be seen running through green-fringed valleys. Welcome to the Philippines, a country of contrasts, the friendliest people, and warm welcomes.
The Philippines is an all-year-round destination. It has a hot and humid tropical climate with a wet season from May to October and a dry season from November to April. January and February are the coolest months and peak tourist times, while April to May is usually the hottest months. If you are an adventure seeker, plan your activities in the Philippines around the climate.
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