Running on a Budget? Here’s why Philippines can be your next travel destination

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Philippines is one of the most under-rated tourist destination which is home to some of the best islands in the world. The best part about Philippines is that it is not yet run over by mainstream tourism which is why some of the best luxury hotels here, will easily fit in your budget. Let’s take a look at all the beautiful sites, beaches and activities that Philippines has to offer:

1) Manila

The capital of Philippines, Manila has the best night life, vibrant culture and serves lip smacking food. Manila’s old city will give you an insight on the rich history of Philippines. The place has some of the oldest museums and cathedrals, one of them being San Augustin Church which is a must visit.

 

2) Vigan

Vigan is the first and only UNESCO World Heritage City of Philippines. The place offers a lot of historical charm for all the history buffs. It has an intriguing colonial past and an old world charm which is why it has also been chosen as one of the new 7 wonder cities of the world

3) Siquijor

This mystical place is rumoured to be a breeding ground for witches, sorcerers and mythical creatures. But the place is blessed with some beautiful waterfall and pristine beaches like that of Kagusuan Beach, Salagdoong Beach.

4) Tubbataha Reefs

If you love scuba diving, than this place is a must visit. You will witness an astonishing under water aquatic life, vibrant coral reefs and endangered hawksbill sea turtle, sharks, lionfish, clown fish, sea turtles.

5) Batad Rice Terraces

You must have visited rice fields earlier but going to Batad to witness one of the most widely spread lush green rice fields is an experience in itself. The batad rice terraces were first built by Ifuago tribe more than 2000 years ago and are still used.

6) Boracay’s White Beach

Philippines has one of the most beautiful islands and one of them is Boracay’s white beach. The beach is vibrant throughout the year since it is also popular amongst tourists. The bars and nightclubs here are lively and up till late so you can enjoy an electric night life at this beach as well.

7) Cebu

Cebu city is 2nd largest city in Philippines and has lots of churches, monuments to explore. Apart from this one can also enjoy whale shark watching, waterfalls etc in the Cebu island but one thing that’s definitely not worth a miss is the Moalboal’s Sardine run.

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