It's More Fun in the Philippines
The word “Mabuhay” in the Filipino language literally means “to live.” It is the Filipino’s traditional way of welcoming visitors and wishing our fellowmen the best of health, peace, harmony and the fullest of life.
We say “Mabuhay!” to our visitors as we promise you a meaningful and memorable trip to the Philippines’ more than 7,107 tropical islands.
Our tourism campaign, “It’s More Fun in the Philippines!” guarantees your travel experience will be more than pleasant. It will be relaxing, satisfying, and energizing — liven up with unusual events, surprises and special moments.
The unique stand and position of this campaign is anchored on the authentic Filipino people’s natural warmth matched by the diverse natural and man-made attractions that make a visit to the Philippines an enriching experience.
After your visit, we hope your Philippine experience will contribute to more success towards your career goals and more fulfillment’s in your personal lives with your loved ones.
A Good Time to be in the Philippines
Now is a good time to experience that the Philippines is positively more fun when our economy is on an upswing and gaining greater trust and confidence from the global business community.
While adhering to the global advocacy of Responsible, Ethical, and Sustainable Tourism as well as Green Tourism, Filipinos will show you that our country is indeed more fun as a distinct and multifaceted tourism and business destination. Both travel-savvy and budget-conscious holiday-seekers and businessmen can experience the best places and exciting events as well as feel the natural warmth of our people.
Whether you will be flying or cruising in through any of our premier gateways of Metro Manila, Clark, Cebu or Davao, our tourist attractions are situated in our major islands and easily reached by air or sea and, mostly via excellent roads by land travel upon arrival.
Beaches and Diving
Having one of the world’s longest coastlines, the Philippines’ more than 7,107 tropicalislands offer an array of limitless attractions. Here, you can experience some of the best -away from the common things of everyday life.
Our islands like Boracay — consistently cited by global travel publications as one of the world’s best beaches — are not just a collection of powdery sand beaches – whether these are color white, cream, pink, brown, grey or black sand. Fringed with swaying palm trees, these are ideal for all sorts of water sports as well as for wholesome enjoyment and sheer relaxation.
Our undersea realm is one of the richest and most complex anywhere in the world. It is home to a kaleidoscope of marine life endowing us with some of the best scuba diving and snorkeling spots — everything from shallow reefs to historical wrecks and isolated atolls for exploration all year-round.
The Philippines has long been recognized as the world’s center of marine biodiversity. Moreover, recent scientific findings from studies conducted by international scientists present new marine species never documented by science since time immemorial. This list is likely to grow as more scientific studies unravel new species and as sustainable environmental practices continue.
Inland landscape with flora and fauna
Looking inland, our islands’ varied landscape offer breathtaking natural sights. A traveler may be enthralled by the mystifying Chocolate Hills of Bohol, the perfect cone-shaped Mount Mayon, and the world’s smallest volcano of Taal – featured in the international
Bestseller “1,000 Places to See before You Die.”
The Banaue Rice Terraces, which are rice fields carved on the slope of mountain ranges, appear like giant stairways to the sky. These are part of the uniquely designed Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordillera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the highest universal value.
Unlike most notable monuments in other parts of the world such as the Pyramids of Egypt and the ancient temples in Latin America, the Rice Terraces of the Philippine Cordilleras are not monuments to celebrate a battle or a victory against oppression and slavery. After more than 2,000 years, global experts continue to regard these Rice Terraces as the celebration of a people’s genius and soul! Or one can try the most extreme trek to Mt. Pinatubo; swim with the gentle giant whale sharks in Donsol; explore one of the Seven New Wonders of Nature, the Puerto Princesa Underground River; or dive at the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park, another World Heritage Site in Palawan.
Our country is home to different kinds of terrestrial species — an estimated 12,000 plants including more than 1,000 varieties of orchids, 560 birds, 1,100 land vertebrates including 200 species of reptiles and 2,500 species of insects – many of which are found only in thePhilippines.
World-class Hotels, Resorts, Lifestyle Malls & Nightlife
Many elegant and relaxing hotels, resorts, and lifestyle center malls are located in Metro Manila and other major destinations throughout the Philippines. Multi-story shopping malls have distinct mix of shops, restaurants, digital cinemas, supermarkets, appliance and hardware stores, kiddie fun rides, health and wellness spas, beauty salons, medical clinics and laboratories, karaoke parlors for the entire family.
In addition to malls, stylish garments and accessories as well as distinctly crafted native items are sold at Divisoria, Quiapo, Baclaran and other open markets for the more adventurous shoppers, who like to haggle.
The dining experience and gustatory delights await both shoppers and foodies with a wide array of cuisine, which will tempt even the most disciplined.
Metro Manila, Cebu and Boracay — but not limited to these locations – top the places which are known for the quality of nightlife in the Philippines – with some of the best and trendiest clubs, bars, lounges, events, parties and DJs.
In general, Filipinos like to party, especially in these hottest and hippest places. There are several places in Metro Manila alone to have a good time even every single night of the week. Other places to party till the wee hours are in Cebu, Boracay and Subic. No matter what your taste in music and no matter what your budget, there is always a good hangout for unwinding or socializing.
Our people are the best part of your travel
Filipinos are one of the main reasons for visitors to come our country. We are noted for our natural warmth and happy ways in caring, pampering and entertaining both ourselves andour visitors.
We assure you of a more heartfelt and meaningful trip, where it’s more fun in the Philippines!
IT’S MORE FUN IN THE PHILIPPINES, Mabuhay!