Are you looking for the cheapest summer travel holidays this year? How about taking a trip to the Philippines? Located in the Southeast Asia, Philippines is rich with a multitude of cultures due to the impact of its colorful history and being a part of empires such as Spain, Japan, and America until finally winning independence in 1945.
There are many places where to spend and enjoy your summer vacation in the country and here are some helpful summer vacation packing tips for you to consider.
Island hopping between some of the more than seven thousand islands that are available for you to explore! You won’t be able to cover every island, but you can be guaranteed that the ones you visit will be full of excitement and adventure. Some of the islands are uninhabited, just stretches of pure white sandy beaches and an ideal way to get away from the hustle and bustle of the larger towns and cities. The Pacific Ocean is perfect for water sports such as snorkeling, diving and sailing and even swimming with whale sharks. The sea of the Calamian group of islands situated in Northern Palawan are home to Japanese ship wrecks that sunk during World War II making the area famous for wreck diving and exploring. On nearby Calauit Island you will think you have moved continents over to Africa as it is home to many safari animals such as giraffes, gazelles, impalas and deer.
Chinatown in the capital city of Manila is actually the oldest Chinatown in the world and is home to many superb authentic restaurants as well as fascinating temples and monasteries. It is a world of color and culture just waiting to be explored.
The many sightseeing attractions don’t need to break the bank either if you pay a visit to any one of the beautiful resorts to appreciate the natural beauty of nature and various attractions found here in the Philippines.
For the more adventurous out there it is worth taking a visit to Cebu and the Sky Walk Adventure. Walk along the edge of a building more than 20 stories high right in the heart of downtown Cebu to experience the Sky Walk Adventure.
The city of Sta Rosa is also famous for its theme park, the Enchanted Kingdom, which is full of thrilling rides such as the famous space shuttle, sky rides and the new world class ride “Disc-O-magic” and other attractions popular with kids and the young at heart. The total experience that this park offers turn its slogan into reality having the “magic lives on.”
There are many number of world class hotels and resorts scattered throughout the country, a wonderful place to stay for luxury holidays, but if you are looking for the cheapest holidays, then choose among available hotels or hostels.
For the cheap holidays you don’t need to spend a fortune in the Philippines, hiking in such places as Mount Apo, Pinatubo , South High Hills and Mt. Pulag that boasts of its sea of clouds experience won’t cost a fortune. The experience of the waterfalls, lush hiking trails and forests that merge into jungles are quite breath taking.
There are also many festivals in the Philippines that take place throughout the year where you can follow the same traditions as the locals of staying up, join in the festive buffets and games and share in the exchange of food, wines and spirits.
Want to have underwater fun? Try Scuba Diving in Puerto Galera! For those with a sense of adventure wanting to try something new, scuba diving offers a unique opportunity. There is no other way to relax so completely; underwater weightlessness and tranquility are healing, liberating and exhilarating. It is a magical world of dappled light, excitement, brilliant colors and forms. Scuba diving goes way beyond one’s expectations: seeing coral reefs, vast sponges, sea plumes, turtles, dolphins and a myriad of fish and sea creatures, is a thrilling and unforgettable experience. For photographers, it is pure heaven.