A staggering collection of over 7000 tropical islands, the Philippines is a holidaymaker’s dream come true. Blessed with an unparalleled biodiversity ranging from beaches to mountains and rainforests, the Philippines caters to all manner of travelers from the most intrepid explorers to island hoppers and laidback sun lovers.
Head North to Baguio City on the island of Luzon. Known as the City of Pines, this destination is particularly popular in summer due to the cooler climate. Trekkers will relish the physical challenges waiting for them at Mt. Pulag National Park, while art lovers will savor the visual delights of the BenCab Museum.
Cebu City in Central Visayas oozes old-world charm. Immerse yourself in Cebu’s colorful colonial past with a visit to the imposing Fort San Pedro. Now a museum, this impressive triangular fort is full of paintings, sculptures and artefacts. The iconic Magellan’s Cross Monument and the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño provide a fascinating insight into the island’s past, making it a must-see for all visitors. A unique attraction is the beautifully preserved Vigan City. Step back in time to experience life in the Spanish colonial period. In the Heritage site of Calle Crisologo, much of the original 16th century architecture remains untouched. Horse-drawn carriages trot up and down the cobblestone streets, dropping you off at a traditional food stall on the Plaza Burgos. All over this wondrous archipelago, opportunities for exploring the great outdoors abound. Hop on a zipline and fly across Lake Sebu or try your hand at canyoneering through the enchanting Kawasan Falls.