Philippines: Top destination for 2015

Philippines: Top destination for 2015

Philippines: Top destination for 2015

The Philippines has so much to offer to the discerning traveler, and has only now started to make waves in the international travel scene. This is especially true now with its inclusion in Lonely Planet’s Best of Travel 2015 list – where the fascinating island of 7,107 islands stands at #8 in this distinguished list.

The underwater world off the coast of some of the islands in the Philippines are world-renowned and considered to be some of the best diving sites in the world.

The underwater world off the coast of some of the islands in the Philippines are world-renowned and considered to be some of the best diving sites in the world.

Not only is Lonely Planet – a leading go-to reference for avid travelers for decades – putting the Philippines on the map as a fascinating place to explore, the country’s government itself is getting in on the action with its Visit Philippines 2015 campaign. Filipinos by nature are huge on celebrations and live events, and this year will see plenty of both.

The Philippines is famous for its many exuberant celebrations and 2015 will see even more.

The Philippines is famous for its many exuberant celebrations and 2015 will see even more.

The Philippines has the best little island in the world in Boracay – which teems with water activities, pulsating festivals and vibrant beach life all around the island – and the fascinating geography of the Chocolate Hills and diving paradises in Bohol. Nature aficionados will revel in the many quirky local animals all around the country, while couples looking for romance in an otherworldly paradise will find it in the stunning cottages on stilts in secluded lagoons in El Nido. And of course there’s the thriving kaleidoscopic street scenes of the country’s capital of Manila, where there’s always something to do and see – and eat.

A fascinating geographical phenomenon in the Philippines is the world-famous Chocolate Hills site.

A fascinating geographical phenomenon in the Philippines is the world-famous Chocolate Hills site.

Eco-tourists will be awestruck by the underground river at Puerto Princesa on the large island of Palawan, and the Cordillera Mountain Range – with the picturesque Banaue rice terraces – In northern Luzon offers a spectacular escape to an area that’s sparsely populated with a very unexplored feel. Add rainforests, some of the world’s most colourful coral reefs and underwater worlds, and spectacular beaches that are refreshingly untouristy, and you have a country that has just about everything.

The Cordillera Mountain Range in northern Luzon is a fascinating area to explore.

The Cordillera Mountain Range in northern Luzon is a fascinating area to explore.

Now that Lonely Planet and the Philippines’ government have put the country on full display for the world to explore, it’s time to visit this remarkable and diverse country. Nezasa has numerous itineraries on offer for visitors to the Philippines. Check them out and book your trip now.

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