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Let's Get Lost in the Philippines

by Precious Cruz

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Let's get lost in the
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PHILIPPINES
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Popular Beaches in the Philippines
Why are there a lot of beautiful beaches in the Philippines?
The Philippines is an archipelago and a maritime nation. We have a surfeit of beautiful beaches owing to our long coastline. We actually rank fourth in the list of top five countries with the longest coastline, at 36,289 kilometers.

We have 7,641 islands, of which only about 2,000 are inhabited. The main islands of Luzon and Mindanao have bodies of water surrounding their outer limits, while the Visayas is composed of various islands enveloped by the Visayan Sea. These islands have the best beaches in the country. Summer is the best time to see the Philippines. Although the infrastructures are yet to be fully developed, air, water, and land transport will take you to your chosen destination safely.
Source: EBSCO
Ina Yulo. (2019).PHILIPPINES . Sunday Times, The,12, 13, 14.
What are the fun activities when visiting El Nido, Palawan?
There are a lot of fun and enjoyable activities that you can do when you visit El Nido, Palawan. You can see the dugongs, humpback whales, and hawksbill turtles in the surrounding waters.
Local tour guides can also organize trips for tourists to go island hopping, cave diving, or kayaking. They can also visit some lesser-known lagoons for swimming or explore the limestone rock formations.
Source: EBSCO
Ina Yulo. (2019).PHILIPPINES . Sunday Times, The,12, 13, 14.
Why is Boracay one of the most popular beaches in the Philippines?
Boracay became famous for its white sand beaches and coral reefs that made it a haven for travelers. In 2010, the New York Times described Boracay, previously known for its laid-back party culture, as Asia's next tourism hot spot, and since then it has landed on the covers and "best" list of travel magazines. Foreigners, most of them Chinese or South Korean, crowd its beaches and shops, and local officials say the island drew two million visitors last year.
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FELIPE VILLAMOR The New York Times. (2018, April 7). Are tourists ruining an island paradise? Toronto Star (Canada).
Travel Tips:
1. Come to El Nido and try to swim with the dugongs, humpback whales, and hawksbill turtles.

2. Bring lots of patience because some islands are still underdeveloped.

3. Plan all your activities in advance to maximize your experience in each beach you're planning to visit.
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