Tourism is one of the major contributors onto the Philippine economy. Philippines is an archipelagic country that is composed of 7, 107 islands. Philippines are rich of biodiversity which is main tourist attraction. Its beaches, islands, rainforests, mountains and diving sports are listed as one of the archipelagos’ famous tourists’ destinations. The country is rich of cultural and historical heritage; these are also one of the attractions of the Philippines. In the year 2010, South Korea is listed as the biggest source of visitors in the Philippines. A total of 1.17 million South Koreans in the year 2013 visited the Philippines followed by the United States, Australia, China, Japan and Taiwan. Main attractions of the Philippines are the white sand beach which is known as Boracay. Other attractions are the shopping centers of Metro Manila, forests of Bohol, diving sites of Palawan, the rice terraces of Ifugao, the heritage houses in Vigan, and the cultural attractions of Manila and Cebu.
The island of Luzon is known of its economic center of the Philippines. Metro Manila is located in this island which is the capital region. It is reported in 2012 Global Blue survey that Manila was ranked 11th most attractive city for American shoppers. You will find the shopping malls around the metropolis especially in the financial and business districts of Ortigas, Makati and Bonifacio Global city. During Halloween they got a special event in Luzon. Just like at Halloween in the USA, people dress out in scary costumes and the local Hallloween kostumer, lights a big fire on the beach and sings songs to scare away the bad spirits, much like the original Halloween tradition in Mexico. So if you are in Luzon during the end of Oktober instead of going to the popular oktoberfest in Munich, don’t miss out on their special Halloween evening, it’s worth a visit.
Visayas is to most, known as the central island group of the Philippines. It is the heart of the country’s biodiversity. This is the island where you will finds the most famous beach destination known as Boracay. The island is famous because of being a favorite island destination for local and foreign visitors due to its pure white sand beaches. In the year 2012, Boracay received an award claiming as the best island from the international travel magazine. Aside from the white sand beaches of Boracay, it is also famous destination for exciting nightlife, tranquility and relaxation.
Mindanao is known for its mountain ranges. The island is located at the southernmost of the Philippines. It is one of the best climbing destinations in the country. Mount Apo is the most famous mountain range and known as the highest country’s mountain. It takes 2 days to reach the summit when you do mountain climbing. Mount Apo is famous hiking destination for mountain climbers.
The most important tourism in the Philippines that we should never forget is the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan. It is claimed that Puerto Princesa Underground River is one of the new 7 wonders of the World. Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located in the north of the city of Puerto Princesa, Palawan, Philippines. It features limestone karst mountain landscape navigable Underground River. You will witness a lot of astonishing and surprising sightseeing views underground the river. It is surprising that this underground river becomes a Philippines pride. This is a complete compliment of tourism in the Philippines. This proves the saying “It’s More Fun In The Philippines”.