The Philippines is a beautiful archipelago country with more than 7,000 large and small islands. These islands are dotted in the vast blue waves of the western Pacific Ocean. Some of them are volcanic islands, some are lagoon islands, and some are coral islands. They are colorful and very beautiful. The Philippines is divided into three major parts: Luzon, Visaya and Mindanao, with 73 provinces, 2 sub-provinces and 60 cities. Manila by the Manila Bay is the capital of the Philippines. It was a famous commercial port as early as the 16th century, and is still the country's largest port city. The Philippines is rich in natural resources, has a long history, unique and diverse culture, and is full of tens of thousands of attractions. Every time tourists set foot on an island, there will be new discoveries, and they will never disappoint.
The Philippines is a multi-ethnic country. Malays account for more than 85% of the country’s population, including Tagalogs, Ilocos, Pangbanga, Pisayas and Bicols, etc.; ethnic minorities and foreign descent include Chinese, Indonesians, Arabs, Indians, Spanish and Americans, as well as a few indigenous people. The charm of the Philippines can be seen in the diverse national cultures throughout the archipelago, in art, language, customs and festivals. The dances on the plains of Luzon have a warm Spanish rhythm. On Mindanao, the Muslim dances at wars and weddings have dignified swirls and the indigenous music of the hill tribes has ancient tunes.
Any season is a good time to visit the Philippines, but each season also has its advantages and disadvantages. You can arrange travel according to your preferences. The Philippines has a tropical maritime monsoon climate with high temperature and rain. Most areas have obvious seasonal differences: they are divided into three seasons: cool season, dry season and rainy season.
Cool season (December-February of the following year): This season is cool and less rainy, which brings a lot of convenience to travel and is the peak season for tourism. However, the vegetation in the past few months will be slightly dry and sparse due to the lack of rain water, and there are more people in the peak season, and various expenses are slightly more expensive.
Dry season (March to May): This season is also a summer holiday for the locals in the Philippines. Many holiday spots are sparsely visited and suitable for a quiet holiday.
Rainy season (June-September): The rainy season in the Philippines is actually not that terrible. There will be a certain pattern of rain in each area (such as morning, noon or dusk), and the rain will not last for too long. The air is extremely comfortable, and the sun is still bright.
Manila has high temperatures throughout the year. It is recommended to bring summer clothes such as short-sleeved shorts. In addition, you should bring warm jackets and trousers in the cold season; in the rainy season, you should bring rain gear.
Cool season (December-February of the following year)
Dry season (March-May)
Rainy season (June-September)
December through February is the ideal time of year to visit the Philippines. These months fall within the country’s dry season and are some of the coolest. March, April, and May are also great months to visit—though expect steamier weather. The average temperature in May is around 83 degrees with the humidity reaching its highest levels. Escape the heat by heading to the mountains—there are several mountain ranges, especially on the island of Luzon where Manila, the country's capital, is located. Higher elevations provide cooler temperatures year-round.
The Philippines is divided into three major island groups: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. Luzon is the largest group of islands and is home to Metro Manila, the capital of the country, and Quezon City, the country's second largest city. There are several lush mountains on its northern end, where you will find striking terraces. For beach lovers, Palawan is often rated as one of the best islands in the world due to its white sands, lagoons and excellent scuba diving. Visayas is the hometown of Cebu City. As the first settlement in Spain, this modern city attracts many tourists due to the remains of colonial architecture. Tourists also flock to the picturesque paradise of Boracay to enjoy the lively party scenes on the island. Mindanao is located in the southern part of the Philippines. Currently, due to civil unrest, it’s not recommends going to the area.
As the second largest archipelago in the world, the Philippines spans more than 7,000 islands. For many years, the Philippines has been under the rule of Spain and the United States. At the same time, it has maintained close cultural relations with its Asian neighbors, especially China. The result of this multicultural history has made the Philippines a melting pot of culture, language and cuisine. Its cuisine is a hodgepodge of any other cuisine in the world. The Philippines is often referred to as the "Celebration Capital of the World" because of its festive calendar.