A trip to the Philippines. An insider’s guide to this captivating country.
Filipina writer Ina Yulo maps out the perfect two-week holiday in her homeland.. It’s an insider’s guide to this captivating country. You’ll be able to see the lagoons on Siargao island. Volcanic black, pink, powdery, glinting gold — with 7,641 islands, the Philippines does a good line in beaches.
Ranged over 115,000 square miles, the archipelago is vast. So vast, it’s the fifth-largest island country in the world, offering vivid marine life including dugongs filmic cliffs at El Nido on Palawan, and lagoons, such as Sugba on Siargao, in shades no artist could recreate. And yet, for decades, it’s been overlooked by travellers who traipse to its better-known neighbors, such as Thailand, Vietnam and Indonesia.
That’s proved a blessing for the island nation where I was born and grew up. Because you can still enjoy its natural wonders — swimming with more than a million sardines in Moalboal in Cebu, or lying beneath the palms on San Vicente.
Information and Image have been shared from an Article by Times Travels, published in The Times, London, UK, on November 6th, 2019. Image Credit Getty Images, for The Times Travels, 2019.