Worthwhile Vacation In The Philippines by:Jose Maria Abada
Vacation in the Philippines is something nobody will never forget. This tropical island is composed of 7,107 islands at the western side of the Pacific Ocean. With approximately gross domestic product or GDP of over US$ 168.6 billion, its economy is considered as the 47th largest in the world. The country is known to be a member of the East Asia Summit (EAS), the Latin Union, the Group of 24, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) and the Non-Aligned Movement.
Divided But Molded As One
This tropical island is separated into three groups: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and further subdivided into 17 regions and 80 provinces. The country has a total of 120 metropolis, 1511 urban areas, and 42,008 barangays. It also acquired islands from Sabah or North Borneo.
Manila in Luzon is considered as the country's capital city. It is also the second largest city after Quezon City. Some of the mountainous islands are covered in tropical woodland while some have volcanic origins. The country is also rich with active volcanoes and found in different parts of the country and these include Mount Mayon or Mayon Volcano, Mount Pinatubo, and Taal Volcano.
Other things that made the country famous or known to the world are the Cagayan River, the longest river in Luzon and the Manila Bay, which is connected to Laguna de Bay through the Pasig River. It has the Subic Bay, the Davao Gulf and the Moro Gulf. The beautifully built San Juanico Bridge links the islands of Samar and Leyte spanning the San Juanico Strait. The country has its riches on natural resources, minerals, and fertile lands. It also has different vegetation and brute.
The Philippine Tourist Destinations
More than its natural resources, the country has the best tourist destinations. It has Boracay in Western Visayas, some beaches in Batangas and Davao, Chocolate Hills and tarsier sanctuary in Bohol, the King of the Sky - the Philippine Eagle and a lot more. More than these, the country is also rich in historical and other tourist attractions such as the Mount Apo, Baclayon Church, Bahay Tsinoy, the Banaue Rice Terraces, Butterfly Garden in Boracay, Fortress Santiago, Katibawasan Falls and the like.
The country is also known for its best resorts and hotels as well. In every tourist destination in the country, guests are assured of the best accommodation to enjoy with hospitable services. There are many hotels all over the country that offer world class services. In Palawan alone, guests can find hotels of their choice. They can choose from different kinds of hotels that will suit and fit their discriminating tastes and budget. Palawan has 5 star, 4 star and 3 star hotels.
Famous five star hotels found in Palawan are Amanpulo Resort, El Nido Lagen, and El Nido Miniloc. Club Noah is the sole four star hotel in the place. Barcelo Asturias Hotel, Club Paradise, Coco Loco, Lally and Abet Beach Resort, the Legend Hotel, and the Princessa Holiday Resort are just some of the three star hotels found in Palawan. Like any other hotel in the country, Palawan hotels simply offer only the best for their guests. They also have available packages for a more convenient accommodation for the visiting tourists.
You can be assured of the highest hospitality among the different hotels in the Philippines with the warm services of its people.
About the author
Jose Maria Abada writes travel articles for http://www.philippine-travel-guide.com Philippine Travel Guide. You can find helpful information about Philippines and Palawan Resorts on this website.