Philippines Vacations

The Philippines are a series of 7000 islands that are located off the coast of South East Asia between Malaysia, Indonesia and Vietnam. The Capital of the Philippines is Manilla, which has a population of 1.7 million while the Metro Manilla area has a population of 12 million. The indigenous population of the Philippines totals 109 million or 20% of the population. It was the Spanish that colonized the Philippines in 1521 when the Spanish explorer Ferdinand Magellan arrived on their shores. Today the country is a combination of cultures: European, Asian, Arab and Indian, all blend in this cosmopolitan country. The country is dotted with Spanish-Filipino colonial architecture and surrounded by thousands of uninhabited beautiful tropical islands, coral reefs, and monsoon rain-forests. Cosmopolitan cities of Manila and Quezon City burst at the seems with people and a myriad cultures.

Philippines Vacation Rentals and Boutique Hotels

Philippines Vacations: Things to see while on vacation in Philippines

The Philippine farmers have been planting rice terraces for over 2,000 years in the Philippine Cordilleras and the landscape is quite beautiful.

Historic Town of Vigan was established in the 16th century and has numerous examples of Spanish Colonial Architecture.

The Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park is located in the Sulu Sea and covers 250,000 acres where you can find 350 species of coral plus whales, dolphins and sharks.