Travel & Transportation

21 Reasons to Visit the Philippines

Written by Patrick

The Philippines is an amazing place and has a lot to offer visitors.  There are many reasons to visit the Philippines.

The following are our Top 21 Reasons to Visit the Philippines:

1 | Over 7,000 Islands to Explore

El Nido, Palawan

Caption: Beach in El Nido, Palawan

2 | Hundreds of Pristine White Sand Beaches

Beach in Boracay

Caption:  White Beach in Boracay Island

3 | Lots of Watersports: Swimming | Cliff Diving | Snorkeling | Surfing | Diving | Kite Surfing | etc.

Surfing in Siargao

Caption: Surfing in Siargao | Image Source

4 | The Friendly Filipino People

Friendly Filipino Teenagers

Caption: Friendly Filipino Teenagers

5 | Fun Festivals Every Month of the Year

Dinagyang Festival

Caption: Dinagyang Festival in Iloilo City

READ MORE: Amazing Festivals in the Philippines

6 | Lots of Sunshine & Clear Skies 

Beach in Malcapuya Island

Caption: Beach in Malcapuya Island

7 | Colorful Sunrises & Sunsets 

Sunset at the Beach

Caption: Scenic Island Sunset

8 | The Unspoiled Nature is Breathtaking

Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Caption: Chocolate Hills in Bohol

9 | Hundreds of Waterfalls

Tinago Waterfalls

Caption: Tinago Waterfalls in Iligan

10 | Over 200 Volcanoes

Mayon Volcano

Caption: Mayon Volcano in Albay

11 | Many Mountains to Climb

Mount Pulag

Caption: View Above Mount Pulag

12 | Wildlife Everywhere

Palawan Peacock

Caption: The Palawan Peacock

13 | Vibrant Marine Life

Marine Life

Caption: Philippine Marine Life

14 | Flavorful Food


Caption: Sisig, A Favorite Filipino Food

15 | Abundant Tropical Fruit 

Tropical Fruits

Caption: Tropical Fruits

16 | Explore Islands & Provinces by Motorbike

Explore by Bike

Caption: Exploring by Motorbike

17 | Hundreds of Years of History & Culture

The Manila Cathedral

Caption: The Manila Cathedral

18 | Karaoke Everywhere


Caption: Karaoke in KTV

19 | Fresh Seafood Daily: Local Fish, Shrimp, Prawns, Crab, Lobster, and Squid


Caption: Philippine Seafood

20 | Modern Shopping Malls in Every City & Town

Mall of Asia

Caption: Mall of Asia

21 | It’s More Fun in the Philippines 

Waterfall Splash

Caption: Cambugahay Waterfalls in Siquijor

READ MORE:  17 Things You MUST Do When in the Philippines

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About the Author


Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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