This spectacular country, core to its crux, has a flair for fun. It is well reflected in its happy-go-lucky people with cultural quirks and booming metropolis and cities. A vast array of adventures and captivating scenic locales are just the perfect setting. The Philippines is far more stunning than you could ever imagine. With more than 7000 islands, this archipelago is studded with jungles, long coastlines, and dream adventures. The leisure beach holiday with sunbathing is an expensive indulgence. But, it does not tempt thrill seekers, who go chasing after those underwater treasures. Every dream is possible in the Philippines.
Start your trip at the capital of the Philippines; Manila. After checking out the best and brightest landmarks, churches, and colonial churches on Manila skyline, you can either head out to southern or northern Luzon. Volcanoes in mountains of Southern and Northern Luzon cannot be missed. Cherish beaches of El Nido in Palawan and Borakay Island in Aklan. Scuba Diving sites of Palaui Island in Cagayan Valley and whale sightings near Panglao create have undying charisma. Travellers equally flood these destinations for those exotic travel moments.
For truly unspoiled coral kaleidoscope, Tubbataha reef is one enchanting scenic reef garden. But, Apo reef near Occidental Mindoro is the world’s second largest coral reef ecosystem. This multi-coloured coral reef is a UNESCO world heritage centre. On the other hand, a simple and idyllic island like Malapascua Island is an epitome of leisure getaway with fresh seafood, laid back beaches and unforgettable sunsets. You will cherish moments of silent oblivion. But, no trip to the Philippines can be complete without a charmed glance at Banaue Rice Terrace, Chocolate hills of Bohol, and stunning biodiversity at Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.
Underlying theme of paradox extends beyond travel destinations in this country, though. With vibrant colonial history, Filipinos have a cuisine, which is truly mouth-watering fusion of Malay, Spanish, Chinese, and American cuisines. Filipino cuisine, though much less popular, has simpler techniques yet delicious flavours. You might want to get your hands on traditionally popular dishes like Dininding, Laksa, Kari-Kari, and Estofado. Do save some space for desserts like flan, sweetened rice cakes, caramel custards as well.
However, caution is necessary whether you are eating food or enjoying adventure sports. Adrenaline rush of the Philippines adventures is as pristine as their beaches. Sabang beach in Luzon is your true surfing heaven, if you are looking for that magical wave rides. Scenic trails in Mount Pulag will take your breath away. But you will need to save some breath for Danao Adventure Park if you want to enjoy true extremes of height. River tubing and kayaking in this region is a spectacular and sensational joyride.
A helicopter ride above seven waterfalls near Lake Sebu or white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro might not scare you. But you must know that there are consequences. Your meal might be delicious till you discover what meat it contains. So, be smart and use Flexicover travel insurance to protect your luggage, health and personal documents in this unknown country. Safeguard your scenic travel as well as your health. It will help you make the most of your journey.
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