With its 7,107 islands, the Philippines boasts of some of the world's best tourist destinations. This Southeast Asian nation remains one of the frontier travel havens in the world even if sometimes overlooked by int'l visitors because of some security reasons. Home to some 92 million people, the Philippines is surely one of the top notch destinations worth traveling to.
Traveling in the Philippines is not (as) tricky as some people may think. Due to its modernized telecommunication systems and public infrastructure, going from one scenic spot to another is as easy as 123. To make the trip more memorable and enjoyable, here are some tips to follow while vacationing in the Philippines.
Proper planning is a must. Since you can visit the country any time of the year, look for travel agencies and luxury resorts that offer great and affordable vacation packages all-year round. Remember that without careful planning, your trip to the Philippines may end on a sour note.
Check the Weather
Note that the country can be prone to earthquakes and typhoons since it is situated in the so-called Pacific Ring of Fire. So the best times to visit the Philippines would be from Dec to May. The weather on these months is the most conducive for traveling. Plus, summer time is the perfect time to enjoy the nation's finest beaches in Boracay, Batangas, and Palawan. Not to mention the colorful festivals in Aklan, Cebu, and Iloilo.
It is always best to travel light. Bring a pair of sturdy shoes and slippers, especially when trekking some of the breathtaking mountains in the Philippines such as Mount Apo in Davao and Mount Pulag in Cordillera. Most tourist spots in the country are very much accessible by public transport vehicles such as buses, jeeps, and tricycles.
Secure Your Valuables
Never leave your valuables - money, passport, license, jewelries- unattended. Always keep them in a safe place. Or better yet, have these valuables with you at all times in your backpack or small handbag.
When in the Philippines, leave your worries behind; enjoy its rich natural resources and make friends with the accommodating local folks. Also, don't miss out on the country's delicious delicacies - from simple rice cakes to exotic dishes. Lastly, do not forget to bring home trinkets or souvenirs from local shops and shopping centers located across the nation.
Hopefully, the Philippines travel tips will make your vacation in the country a safe and memorable one.