I spent 10 days in the eco-accomodation Neverland Malapascua at the North of the island.
The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country made up of more than 7,000 islands. It’s known for its beaches, coral reefs and diverse wildlife. In the north, the mountainous region of Luzon is home to rice terraces, waterfalls and small villages. The capital, Manila, is a densely populated, cosmopolitan city. The Philippines is a great place to travel because it has something for everyone. If you’re looking for a relaxing beach vacation, the country’s many islands offer world-class beaches and coral reefs. If you’re looking for a more adventurous vacation, the country has plenty of mountains, waterfalls and rice terraces to explore. And if you’re looking for a city vacation, Manila offers a mix of colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers. The Philippines is also a very affordable country to travel in. You can find good-quality hotels and restaurants for a fraction of the cost you would pay in other Southeast Asian countries. And since the Philippines is a popular tourist destination, English is widely spoken. So if you’re looking for an affordable, diverse and English-speaking country to travel in, the Philippines is a great choice. Some of the best places to visit in the Philippines are: 1. Manila – The capital of the Philippines is a densely populated city with a mix of colonial architecture and modern skyscrapers. 2. Banaue – This mountain town is home to the famous rice terraces, which were built over 2,000 years ago. 3. Bohol – This island is home to the Chocolate Hills, a series of hills that turn brown in the dry season. 4. Cebu – This island is home to the Magellan Cross, which was planted by Ferdinand Magellan in 1521. 5. Siargao – This island is known for its world-class surfing beaches. 6. Palawan – This island is known for its beautiful beaches, coral reefs and wildlife. 7. Luzon – This mountainous region is home to rice terraces, waterfalls and small villages. 8. Boracay – This island is known for its white-sand beaches and nightlife. 9. El Nido – This town is known for its beautiful limestone cliffs and crystal-clear waters. 10. Iloilo – This city is known for its Spanish colonial architecture and vibrant nightlife.
Here are some tips for traveling sustainably in the Philippines:
- Choose environmentally-friendly accommodation: Look for hotels, resorts, or homestays that have eco-friendly practices in place, such as using solar power, recycling, and promoting conservation of local resources.
- Use public transportation or carpool: Consider using public transportation or carpooling with other travelers to reduce your carbon footprint and support local transportation systems.
- Support local businesses: Shop at local markets, eat at locally-owned restaurants, and choose tour operators that employ and benefit local communities.
- Respect the environment and local cultures: Be mindful of your impact on the environment and local cultures. Avoid littering, respect local customs, and do not disturb wildlife.
- Pack sustainably: Bring reusable water bottles and bags, and avoid single-use plastics as much as possible.
- Use eco-friendly products: Look for biodegradable or environmentally-friendly products, such as sunscreen and insect repellent, to reduce your impact on the environment.
- Donate to local conservation efforts: Consider donating to organizations that work to protect and preserve the natural environment in the areas you visit.
I hope these tips help you plan a sustainable trip to the Philippines!