The Philippines is made up of over 7,000 islands! Surprised? Well, get ready for another one. This archipelagic nation also has more than 180 different languages spoken in its various parts. Throughout the islands that make up this country, multiple cultures and ethnicities have flourished over the years and continue to co-exist peacefully even today. With so many islands, diverse geographical features, and the presence of many cultures, you'll be spoilt for choice when you're in this country for your holiday. Here are a few glimpses of this intriguing island nation:
Manila is the capital of the Philippines and a part of Metropolitan Manila, which is an important centre for international diplomacy in the Philippines and among the country's three metropolitan areas. Besides Manila, the other major cities are Quezon, Davao, and Cebu. Your holidays to philippines would definitely give you the chance to explore these bustling cities and feel the excitement that they exude. You'll have ample opportunities to indulge in some memorable shopping experiences in their elegant malls. Upon delving deeper, you'll come to know that these cities have maintained their own unique features despite the western influences.
You'll have a wide range of choices when it comes to island-hopping, as there are thousands of islands that make up the Philippines. Among them are the ones that have airports, are easily accessible, and have efficient public transportation systems. Such islands are also complete with shopping malls, cinemas, and restaurants. If you wish to unwind on near-deserted beaches and witness some beautiful rice fields and waterfalls, head to the Palaui Island. You can have a lively atmosphere at the Siargao Island, which is located at the north-eastern part of Mindanao. Cebu, Malapascua, Palawan, and El Nido are the other islands worth exploring.
A considerable amount of influence that the Spanish colonial rule had on the island nation can be understood from the fact that the festivals in this part of the world are known as 'fiestas'. Most of them include trade fairs or 'peryas' that have temporary amusement parks. There are both cultural and religious festivals in the Philippines. Most of the religious festivals are celebrated to honour the local patron saint and to commemorate the local culture and history. Over 40,000 major and minor festivals celebrated across the country. Each of them has their own distinct characteristic and concept.
One of the popular dishes in the Philippines is the Adobo, which is prepared by cooking meat or seafood with a variety of ingredients, such as vinegar, garlic, salt, soy sauce, and pepper. When you've been invited to any of the parties in the country, you’d surely find Lechon on the menu. It is made by roasting an entire pig over coals. During your time spent in this island nation, you can also savour a generous serving of garlic rice topped by grilled chicken, marinated with lemongrass, pepper, salt, garlic, and calamansi.
The Philippines is not just about island-hopping. There are plenty of exciting experiences awaiting you in this island country. Don’t wait! Get the best quotes for your Philippines holidays by sending the form with your details here.