Philippines Named Among Top 10 Places To Visit in 2014

Rough Guide to the Philippines

In the newest 2014 edition of Rough Guides, a popular travel guidebook published in England, the Philippines is named among the top 10 countries to visit this year. The guide cited the Philippines for its beautiful beaches, mountains, rice terraces, array of reefs, volcanoes, colorful festivals, and more.

Here are some more reasons why the Philippines has been rated so high.

#1 - Beautiful islands - Examples include Palawan, rated #1 by Travel + Leisure magazine in 2013 in the “World’s Best Awards” category. Not only does it have dramatic limestone cliffs, emerald green waters and beautiful beaches, but it is also rated high as a best value travel spot. Boracay - this popular Philippine beach destination, known for its beautiful beaches of fine, white sand, is located just south of Manila. It's known for its rare gleaming white puka shells and its small size that offers a relaxing and peaceful vacation.

#2 - Incredible food - Whether you travel to Palawan, Boracay, or larger cities like Manila, you will find some of the most tasteful dishes in the world. The Philippines' national dish of adobo is a delicious meat stew seasoned with garlic, soy sauce and vinegar, and served with boiled rice.

#3 - Direct flights - It's easier now for people from Europe to travel to the Philippines because of the availability of direct flights from London. There are also non-stop flights from Australia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Vancouver, and nearly every country in Asia.

#4 - Something for everyone - Whether you just want to relax on this off-the-beaten-path island, or want more adventure like scuba diving, snorkeling and exploring volcanoes, the Philippines has something to offer for everyone.

For more details, visit www.roughguides.com/destinations/asia/philippines


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