With the motto “For God, People, Nature and Country”, the nation with the name derived from King Philip 2nd of Spain mixes the ancient Malay heritage with Spanish and American influences. The archipelago consisting of an impressive number of 7,107 islands has the 5th largest coastline in the world hiding in its waters the 3rd deepest point in the world entitled the Galalhea Depth and the second largest coral reef, the Apo Reef. Situated in the Pacific Ring of Fire, the Philippines have both active volcanoes like Mount Pinatubo and relaxing places like the famous Boracay Beach to bathe in the sun.
Discover the mythology of Philippine which involves myths of supernatural creatures like the aswang or the diwata. Participate in the Mariones Festival and witness the traditional dances, the tinikling or the singkil which involve the use of clashing bamboo poles and enjoy the delicious halo-halo dessert. Appreciate the 6 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, cultural ones like the Baroque churches of the Philippines of the San Augusting church built in the capital city Manila during Spanish colonial times. Do not miss the two natural sites nominated as the New 7 Natural Wonders, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park or the Tubbataha Coral Reef.
The Philippines archipelago is one that can be described as a perfect touristic destination because of its perfect mixture in natural sites and distinctive cultural heritage.