It makes sense that the country with the world's fifth longest coastline would have its share of beautiful coastal destinations. Travelers, explorers and even the occasional movie director, come here to capture a slice of paradise, if only for a short time.
Palawan and its more than 1,700 islands offer incredible beauty and relaxation. Here you can explore the same coral reefs many species of marine life explorer Jacques Cousteau fell in love with many years ago. Other popular Philippines destinations include Cebu City and its convenient mix of big-city conveniences, historical sites and sandy beaches. Boracay offers the ultimate in pampering with its collection fine dining, spas, shopping and golfing.
Endless Vacation Rentals offers a wide variety of Philippines vacation resort rentals. Many EVRentals resorts are conveniently located right on the beach where you'll be just steps away from fun in the sun.
Aubergine (Manilla). If you're looking for a special occasion meal to top off your Phillipines vacation, a five-course dinner at Aubergine fits the bill.
Jonah's Fruit Shake & Snack Bar (Boracay). Not every vacation dining experience can be of the five-star variety. Sometimes you just want a fresh, fruity, fill-you-up snack. Jonah's, open 24 hours, will satisfy your craving whenever it strikes.
Provincial fiestas. Festivals are a year-round event in the Catholic-rooted Philippines, where each island has its own patron saint and its own unique way to celebrate.
Dive El Nido Palawan. The Marine Reserve Park is considered by many to be the top diving spot in the Philippines. Surface conditions are best from March to May.
Boracay Butterfly Garden (Boracay). Opened to the public in 2005, the Butterfly Garden houses many different species of butterflies and plants in the lovely setting of Bolabog Beach. Having a beachside destination wedding? You can arrange to have some of the garden's butterflies released during the ceremony.
Banaue Rice Terraces. These awe-inspiring hillside terraces were carved by Ifugao tribes more than 2,000 years ago, and are still in use today.
Pagsanjan Falls. Travel in a boat up rapids and past smaller falls until you reach the main fall, enjoying beautiful views along the way.
D'Mall (Boracay). Specialty shops, supermarkets and jewelry and clothing stores help make up this large central market. Stop by Funky Lighting for a one-of-a-kind paper lamp or other fun styles.
Barong tagalong. This light-colored and embroidered shirt is what passes for formal dress in the Philippines. And finding one is easy: just about any shopping center will do.
Ayala Center (Cebu). Find a souvenir and get a meal at arguably the biggest and best shopping mall in Cebu City.