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About The Philippines

The Philippine IslandsThe Philippine Islands is an archipelago made up 7,107 islands located in the Pacific Ocean. There are three (3) primary groups of islands, Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao with the city of Manila being the capital. The Philippines has an estimated 94 million people, with the vast majority speaking English, and practicing Christianity, in-fact the Philippines is the largest English speaking country in Asia.

Philippine Tourism

The Philippines is a country of beauty that is filled with wonder at every turn, and because the Philippines has such a diverse culture that is spread across 1,000 plus islands the joy of travel is an exceptional experience. Philippines tourism is one of the main sources of income for the Philippines, and with such a diverse culture and a large English speaking population tourism in the Philippines has become even more popular with foreign tourist in recent years. 

As tourism in the Philippines has grown, so has the popularity of some of the smaller islands, like Boracay, Palawan, Bohol and Camiguin.

  • Boracay, once a relatively unknown small island in the Western Visayas Region is now considered to be one of the top 25 white beach destinations in the world, with 300 Boracay Hotels and over 700,000 tourist from around the world visiting each year.
  • Palawan, part of the Luzon Islands is considered to be "The Last Frontier" since it is still relatively undeveloped. Palawan has become known mostly for its "Underground River" that has recently been listed as a New Wonder of Nature.
  • Bohol, as small tropical island located in the Central Visayas Region of the Philippines, with two popular tourist attractions, "Panglao Island" with its white beach and the "Chocolate Hills" which consist of over 100 sixty foot mounds made up mineral deposits.
  • Camiguin is a small island province of the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea, this just may be on of the most beautiful islands of the Philippines. Camiguin is filled with many wonders, including the beautiful 250 foot Katibawasan Falls, the Ardent Hot Springs, Sunken Cemetery and White Island.

If you are planning a trip to the Philippines, and would like more information please contact one of our professional travel agents at WOW Philippines Travel Agency in Manila.