Cultural Mixtures with Natural Diversity
The Philippines blend East and West. Centuries of Spanish and US influences mix with Asian cultural traditions and Eastern cuisines. Sophisticated urban centers such as Manila contrast with village life in small fishing communities and mountain settlements. Clear waters and spectacular beaches attract vacationers to coastal resorts and private island enclaves. Divers and snorkelers can experience some of the most bio-diverse reefs in the world. Adventure-minded travelers can sample a wide range of activities that includes climbing, whitewater rafting, ziplines, and paddles through underground rivers. Adding to the enjoyment of every visit is the genuine warmth and hospitality of the people.