Philippines tourism top 10 tourist destinations

Philippines tourism Top 10 Tourist Destinations

1. Banaue Rice Terraces is a masterpiece. It was previously listed as one of the 7 wonders of the world.

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2. Boracay Island is like a smaller Miami Beach of the Philippines. It has a very fine  powder like white  sand.

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3. Bohol

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is where the smallest monkey Tarsiers live. It also has a small version of Boracay called Alona Beach. Chocolate Hills of Bohol is one of the Must see tourist attraction in the Philippines. It is very unique and very beautiful.



4. Palawan is where the underground river is located,Tubbataha Reef Marine Parkand El Nido white sand beaches.

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5. Cebu is rich in diving spots, beaches, islands (Malapascua , Bantayan) and  historical places.

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6. Manila has many tourist attractions, US embassy , MOA – the biggest mall in Asia and opportunities for investments.

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The Fortress of Intramuros

7. Davao is famous for its durian fruit.  It smells weird but it taste good. Davao has many tourist spots and is a very clean city with a strict ordinance. 

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8. Vigan also known as ‘ The Old City’ with 150 stone houses built during the Spanish era.

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9. Camarines Sur (Camsur) province is located in Bicol Region. It has lots of beautiful beaches and islands.

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10. Baguio City is one top destination of local tourists. Philippines has a very hot climate and only Baguio City has a cold temperature that filipinos want to experience.

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Country code Philippines

If you are traveling around the Philippines you may eventually need to call out or have someone call in.  Whatever the case, you may want to take a look at the country codes of the Philippines and maybe zip codes.

The country code of the Philippines is 63.  Here are other additional information of zip codes and phone area code in some cities .

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Learn filipino basic words and phrases

Tagalog Cebuano Basic Words and Phrases

One of the best things you can do when traveling to another country is to learn to speak a few words of the native tongue.  I have done this in many countries and it works 90% of the time in making friends quickly.

Just the act of trying to speak a the local language will earn you MAJOR “cool points”!!  It shows respect, interest and love to the culture, especially in the Philippines.

Filipinos feel more comfortable and welcoming when a foreigner can speak a little Tagalog or bisaya (Cebuano language). The best way to build good relationships is to learn filipino words.

Here are the list of Tagalog Cebuano Basic words & phrases to help you out while in the Phils:



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10 Polite Tagalog Words/Phrases To Learn


1. Greetings

Magandang Umaga – Good morning’

Magandang Tanghali – Good noon

Magandang hapon – Good afternoon

Magandang Gabi – Good evening

2. Kumusta po kayo? – How are you?

3. Mabuti naman ako. – I am fine.

4. Salamat – Thank you

Maraming Salamat po – Thank you very much

5. Walang anuman   – You are welcome

6. Pwede pong magtanong? – May i ask a question?

7. Ano ang pangalan mo? – What is your name?

8. Saan ka nakatira? – Where do you live?

9. Maganda ka. – You are pretty.

Gwapo ka. – You are handsome.

10. Aalis na po ako. – I will go now.


5 basic words

1. Pagkain – Food

2. Tubig – Water

3. Uhaw – Thirsty

4. Gutom – Hungry

5. Sakay, sasakyan – ride, automobile



As you notice, most of the phrases and sentences have the word ‘po’ on it.

The word ‘po’ in Tagalog is use as a sign of your respect to the person and commonly use when talking to the older people.

10  Phrases/ sentences in Cebuano

Greetings in Cebuano

1.Maayung Buntag – Good morning

  Maayung udto – Good noon

  Maayung hapon – Good afternoon

  Maayung Gabie – Good Evening


2. Kumusta ka? – How are you?

3. Ok lang – I’m fine

4. Salamat – Thank you

  Salamat kaayu – Thank you very much

5. Walay sapayan – You’re welcome

6. Asa ka padung? – Where are you going?

7. Gwapa ka – You are pretty.

  Gwapo ka. – You are handsome.

8. Ka cute nimo. – You are so cute.

9. Asa ka nagpuyo? – Where do you live?

10. Unsay pangalan nimo? – What is your name?

5 basic Cebuano words

1. Pagkaon – Food

2. Tubig – Water

3. Uhaw – Thirsty

4. Gutom – Hungry

5. Sakay,sakyanan – ride, automobile

People in the city can understand and speak English so the communication is easier.  While some people in the provincial areas can barely speak English although they are very helpful and kind.

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travel to boracay

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Philippines boracay island is the top tourist destination in the with kilometers of white sand beaches.  It is very clean with crystal clear water. Its very hot there though the island is shaded by the the trees.

Boracay has many souvenir shops, boutiques and one big mall next to the shore called D’mall located on Station 1. It has everything, from seafood restaurants, traditional Filipino food, ice cream and desserts.  There are many shops to buy fliptops and beach attire.

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It’s a paradise full of music and parties. Boracay is known not only for its island’s beauty but also for its nightlife. Being on that beach feels like you’re in the city but with all the comfort of island life. There are many lights, restobars, bands playing music on every corner, and a wide selection of food. Most people I’ve seen are young individuals who are into party and a relaxation at the same time away from home. Many hotels are found also right on the beachfront that range from P 3,000.00 and above.

While walking by the shore. There are many people that offers island and land tours. They sometimes bother the tourists so much and blocking the way to get your attention so if you’ve already had the tours or not interested in it you will just have to ignore it completely and act like you haven’t heard or seen anyone along the way so they won’t pursue on offering and talking. We took a land tour to Dreamland. It was full of fun and we rode on ATV bikes. Each trip has a tourist guide for assistance. The ATV stops on 3 spots with the last spot is on the  top of a mountain, it has a big telescope for viewing the whole island of Boracay. We also went for a cart ride and it’s really not that enjoyable for the beginners when you keep hitting the tires beside the road.

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Anyone can easily reach the island without so much hassle. You can travel either by plane or by ship. There are direct international flights from neighboring countries via Kalibu Aklan Airport and domestic flights as well in Caticlan Airport. Upon arriving, you will need to ride on the pedicab to reach the port. The pedicab is the main transportation of the island which cost about P 100. Then enter inside to get your ticket for the boat. It cost P 100.00, its kinda shaky because it is small but its not dangerous. When you reach the island, you need to ride on the pedicab again and tell the driver if which station you wish to go: Station 1, 2 or 3. But station one is where everything is.


Dreamland Park

1. ATV RIDE — P 800.00

2. KART RIDE – P 700.00

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