Islands in the sun

Thailand March 19, 2014 00:00

By Philippine Daily Inquirer

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Why the Philippines is the place to be this summer

When you live in a country that fuses together urban sophistication, impressive skylines, gorgeous beaches and the friendliest people on this side of the world, it’s hard not to look forward to it at its finest – during the summer.
Yes, the Philippines boasts some of the most exciting prospects for the summer, so before you book that trip to the Maldives or Ibiza, here are few reasons to make you stay in the Philippines for the summer holidays.
_ You can go back in time
The Philippines is home to some of the most historic spots in the world!
Corregidor Island, for one, is guaranteed to transport you back into the Second World War with its perfectly maintained Malinta Tunnel and Pacific War Memorial, among others. But if that’s not up your alley, there’s also Mactan Island to check out Magellan’s Cross, or Fort Santiago to be a witness to the heroics of our countrymen during the Spanish era.
You can finally catch that perfect wave. 
_ The Philippines boasts some of the best surf spots in the world. Be sure to check out Siargao Island for a thrilling adventure that will surely be the talk of the town for whole of the summer. 
_ Some of the best beaches in the world 
The summer is the perfect time to hit up the beaches around the Philippines – and there are just so many to choose from. There’s the gorgeous Bohol for one of the most scenic destinations in the country, exciting Boracay Island for the partygoers and socialisers and beautiful Palawan for some of the most exotic and solitary beaches in the Philippines. 
_ The list never ends 
The Philippines never seems to run out of things to do – whether it’s going on a hike up Mt. Pinatubo, riding horses in Baguio or partying the night away around The Fort or Capitol Commons.
_ Something for everyone 
You don’t have to worry about mom getting bored or your youngest brother getting restless this summer – there are so many things to do across many different age groups, and now that it’s summer, there’s even more time to do it.