7 Reasons Why You Should Visit the Philippines 🇵🇭

Thinking of visiting a foreign country? If you are looking for a home away from home, you should check out the Philippines. You might have heard about Boracay, or Manny Pacquiao, or how good Filipinos are when it comes to singing contests. But there’s more to love in this country than what you might have already known.

Here are seven other reasons why you should go and visit the Philippines:

1. Beautiful Islands and Everything in Between

Have you seen photos and clips of the Philippines’ natural wonders? If you have, there’s not much explaining to do here. The Philippines has all the reasons why it is called ‘The Pearl of the Orient’ --- from the stunning landscapes to the magnificent bodies of water --- they are all magical. 

The Philippines is an archipelago with 7,641 islands surrounded by glorious bodies of water. Therefore giving people a lot of options when it comes to beautiful beaches, freediving experience, snorkelling, hiking, surfing, island hopping, and more. 

Some of the famous and award-winning destinations are Boracay, Siargao, Palawan, Bohol, and Cebu. As they say, the sights found in the Philippines never fail. 

2. Tropical Climate

There are only two seasons in the Philippines --- the dry and the rainy season. This means you can go for a swim at the beach for more than half of the year. The Philippines’ tropical climate would also require you simple wardrobes made from lightweight material which would save you up space in your baggage. 

3. Warm People 

It’s not only the climate that is warm here. People from the Philippines are also known for their hospitality and warm smiles. And that’s because Filipinos love foreigners.

Do not be surprised if a local will try make conversations with you and then introduce you to his/her family. Or if they invite you over for lunch and dinner and give you a takeaway food after, and maybe invite you to future family gatherings.

Filipinos are also resilient people. No matter how big their problems are in life, they always manage to find a reason to smile. They are good English speakers too! But above all, Filipinos love it when foreigners love them back, so enjoy the experience and befriend a local.

4. Good Food

The food in the Philippines is not as famous as its counterpart in Asia, but it has a taste you would also love if given the chance to try, especially if you’re into food with lots of vinegar or soy sauce in it.

Filipino dishes are a perfect combination of that. Some famous dishes include adobo, sinigang, sisig, and lechon. 

There are also must-try exotic foods here like the famous balut, which is a fertilized duckling egg, and Soup No. 5, a soup made from the testicle or penis of a bull. 

5. Affordable Everything

Foreign currencies always go a long way in the Philippines. Foreign visitors are mostly surprised by how much their money can be stretched when they stay here. 

Food, transportation, drinks, and even accommodation is relatively much cheaper than other countries. Even the haircut, massage, and alcoholic drinks are affordable! Who wouldn’t want that?

6. Festivals and Other Celebrations

Filipinos love to get together from small celebrations at home to grand town fiestas and festivals across the country. The Philippine festivals usually revolve around the Filipinos’ religious beliefs or what the municipality takes pride in their place. 

It is a fun celebration for both locals and foreigners because of the street parade with beautiful and colorful costumes, upbeat music, tribal dances, and exhibition of other group talents. 

You should try to experience Cebu’s Sinulog Festival, Aklan’s Ati-Atihan Festival, and Baguio’s glorious display of flowers in their Panagbenga Festival. 

7. It’s More Fun in the Philippines 

What better way to witness the fun than going yourself for a first-hand experience? Besides the sites, experiences, and the people, there are also these locally handmade products and delicacies everyone should try. 

The Philippines is not perfect. Like any other third world countries, there’s a lot to improve on. But we believe there are also more reasons why foreigners love the Philippines just waiting to be uncovered. 

These are only the top answers from the articles we see online and the videos we watch all over the Internet. Why not experience it and add some more?

What about you? Have you visited Philippines? Can you think of other reasons why foreigners love to visit this country? Tell us your story!

JL Santiago Aquino

A millennial lifestyle blogger from Caloocan City who adores trying new things. ✨ Email: blog.ph7@gmail.com. Follow @JayL_Aquino on Instagram, Twitter, TikTok & Facebook.

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