Most people visit the Philippines only for its beaches, but the country has much more than just lovely beaches – it is also home to a diverse and colourful culture, which is greatly influenced by its Muslim, Filipino, Chinese, Indian, Eurasian, Malay, British, and other cultures. The people of the Philippines have their own native languages, such as Tagalog, Filipino, English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Hawaiian, Samoan, Bahasa, or other languages. It has a population of more than 20 million people, who are primarily Christian. The majority of the population lives on the large coastal area of Manila and surrounding areas. Most of the people are Christians, although there are some Muslims, some Hindu, Buddhists, Amazons, and several other ethnic groups.
Most of the major Philippine coastlines are located in close proximity to each other, with the largest ones – Manila, Baguio, Puerto Galera, Sagada, Panay, Legazpi, Cebu, Davao, Angles, Zamboanga, Davao del Sur, and others – being the most visited ones by tourists. Most of the cities have a coastline that is less than an hour drive to anywhere else in the Philippines. The main Philippine beaches are found along the shores of Manila Bay, which is also the country’s most important water port. Manila is also home to the world-famous Alabang beach, Candolim, South Bay, Ayala Alabang, and Legazpi beach. Aside from these, there are many other beaches in the Philippines. Some of the most popular beaches in the Philippines are the Eastern Ghats of Cavite, Leyte, Bacolod, North Bay, and North Cebu.
To reach your favorite Philippine island or province, you may take a flight to Manila, where you will find a wide network of different hotels, resorts, or beachfront restaurants. You may also choose to fly directly to El Nido, the capital of the Philippines’ provinces. By flying to El Nido, you can save a lot of time, money, and effort because there is no need to go through any accommodation difficulties during your trip to the Philippines’ islands and provinces. Most likely, you will also find a plethora of different choices for eating out in El Nido.