7,107 Islands of Fun to Choose From
The Philippines is officially known as the Republic of the Philippines. One of the most densely populated countries in Southeast Asia; it is situated in the western Pacific Ocean. The country was under Spanish rule for more than 300 years and was named Las Islas Filipinas, after Philip II of Spain. The rule of the Spaniards resulted in the country’s predominantly Catholic religion, the only one in Southeast Asia.
The country has also been under American rule and briefly under the Japanese during the Second World War. After World War II, the country has been recognized and restored as an independent nation. Currently the nation has one of the fastest growing economies in Southeast Asia.
The Philippines is a fun and safe destination for tourists and travelers, alike. Whatever you are looking for you can find in the Philippines; be it historical landmarks, UNESCO word heritage sites, shopping, recreation, arts and crafts, culture, and the best beaches.
An archipelago with 7,107 islands, there is always something for everyone. In the Visayas region there are several top tourist destinations such as the surreal landscape of Bohol; and the endless white beaches of Boracay. In the Luzon region you can see the perfect cone-shaped Mt. Mayon, the historical Corregidor Islands; the rice terraces of Sagada; and the cobblestone streets of Vigan. In the Mindanao region you can climb the country’s highest peak, Mt. Apo; enjoy lots of Durian, the king of fruits; and see the Philippine Eagle.
The breathtaking natural sights, delicious food and friendly people will make your trip to the country memorable and truly worth it. It is indeed, more fun in the Philippines!