Come to the Philippines

Come to the Philippines

There are more than 7,100 islands in the Philippines.  With allot of famous places to visit, the Philippines is loaded with historical sites, such as Corregidor, Bataan and many older Spanish occupation era destinations.    

The capitol of Manila is very active and has many shopping malls, some of which rival the large malls in the United States.  The water front promenade along Rojas Street is a popular place for couples and families to stroll in the evenings.  Intramuros is an historical area in Manila proper which boasts of much history dating back to the 16th century and the  site of Fort Santiago, a military prison.    

For those who want to get away there are beautiful and exciting places to visit such as the Apo Mountain range where you find scenic waterfalls, forests, lakes and rivers to challenge your aquatic skills. 

If you enjoy diving, there are a number of places to enjoy the sport both for pleasure and possibly profit.  The seas around the islands are strewn with sunken ships of all kinds.  Scuba divers from all over the world come here to dive the many ships lost in world war 2 by the Japanese.  Palawan, Leyte, Mindanao and other islands present diving challenges for both the novice and the skilled diver.

Cebu, Lapu Lapu, Mactan is the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines.  It is a famous place for divers, festivals, music lovers and historically it is where king Lapu Lapu cut-off the head of Fernando Magellan, the famous Portuguese explorer, in 1521. 

Boracay Island is a popular destination for those who are looking for a beautiful serene place to laze in the sun on sandy, warm water beaches.  For the more adventurous there are numerous cocktail bars, and many aquatic sports to fill your day.  Many come here to dive the reefs offshore.

Nightlife in the Philippines offers something for everyone.  Everything from scantily clad ladies in night clubs to bars and lively discos, as well as cultured entertainment such as opera, ballet and classical music.  The Zamboanga Restaurant, on Adriatico Street, in Malate offers live dinner entertainment every evening – where a troupe of entertainers present the many various Filipino cultural dances.  The show is free with your meal. 

Accommodations in the Philippines range from hostels, pension houses and 5 star hotels up to some beautiful resorts for those looking to kick back and relax.  There is something available for almost every budget, including bed-spacers for only a few dollars a night.  A bed-spacer is only a bed in a room, maybe with others, and a common bathroom for all to share. 

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