Best time to go Philippines
Sun worshippers would certainly love to visit the Philippines since it is abundant with beaches, falls, lakes, and more since it is surrounded with water. In Western Visayas, most tourists go to Boracay because of its stunning fine white sand and sparkling turquoise water. You may feel like you are in the Caribbean Islands. However, compared to the Caribbean, a few hundred dollars would already last for a week or two. But if you no longer want to be part of the whole tourist crowd, there are still other options for all the beach lovers including the Pagudpud Island in Ilocos Norte or the beaches located in Camiguin Island.
The commodities and the hotels in the latter islands are cheaper compared to what you can get from Boracay. These summer destinations have a lot in common. Aside from eating the best tasting seafood cuisines from the clean yet inexpensive restaurants, you will get to taste fresh as well as exotic fruits that you can never find anywhere else in the world such as coconut, mango, durian, jackfruit, and more. However, if you want to fully enjoy your summer experience, you must go to Philippines during the month of March until June. This is when the sky is clear and free from storms that might ruin your vacation.
On the other hand, if you would like to spend your summer in the Philippines yet do not wish to have sun burn there are also several places in the country that have low temperature. Tagaytay, located in Cavite, is one of the best places to stay during summer in Philippines. This is where most families do picnic because of the stunning view of the Taal Volcano while they can relax with the cool weather at the same time. You may also want to visit Baguio, in the Benguet province. There are all kinds of activities that you can do here in Baguio such as dining, sightseeing, horseback riding, and even shopping. Expect crowds during the months of May, December, and February.
One good way to see Philippines is to immense yourself into the different festivals and fiestas – Philippines has dozens of festivals and most towns have their own in addition to the national ones. Filipino hospitality is legendary and at no time is it more in evidence than at festival time. Another great time to visit the Philippines is during the Christmas season (month of December). This is when the traditions of the country is at its richest. Tourists will get to eat traditional foods that are only available during December such as the Bibingka and the Puto Bumbong. Since December is one of the peak seasons in the country, expect the price to be much higher as people are thriving to make a living. The months of November to December are also not a great to shop in bargain stores because of the crowd.
Unfortunately, because of the rainy season that lasts from July to October, it is not advisable to have a vacation in the Philippines due to the storms that might ruin your whole tropical experience.
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