The Philippines are a vast archipelago located between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea in Southeast Asia.
The country consists of more than 7.000 islands.
The Philippine landscape consists mostly of mountains with some coastal lowlands. Manila is the capital of Philippines
and a centre of culture and business with excellent opportunities for entertainment and shopping.
The city is exceptionally rich in history and has many interesting Spanish-style sites for sightseeing, as well as a vibrant nightlife. Another popular tourism destination, Baguio is the summer capital of the Philippines. It is one of the greenest cities
in the Philippines and a favourite destination for those interested in horseback riding, golf and other outdoor activities.
The tropical paradise islands of Palawan have exceptional natural beauty with white beaches, sheltered bays and underground rivers. One of the best scuba diving sites in the world, Palawan is home to coral reefs, wrecks and colorful marine life.
The islands are also an outdoor adventure wonderland with jungles, mountains, underground rivers, magical lakes, and rich flora and fauna just waiting to be explored. Another diving destination in the Philippines, Puerto Galera on the island of Mindoro has excellent long white beaches by the clean and turquoise waters of the South China sea. The area offers excellent opportunities for snorkeling, boating, surfing, swimming and other watersports activities. The tiny island of Boracay is renowned for its excellent beaches and spas, as well as possibilities for windsurfing and diving, and has recently become one
of the most popular holiday destinations in the Philippines.
The Philippines has a hot and humid tropical marine climate with warm summers lasting from March to May, and a rainy season from Juneto October, with occasional typhoons causing damage to the islands.
The best time to visit the Philippines is from December to May when the weather is warm
and dry and ideal for sightseeing and outdoor activities.
Most foreign visitors in the Philippines arrive by plane in the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila
which receives flights to Philippines from all over the world.