Composed of 7,107 islands Philippines is one of the best places to be if you’re looking for a tropical get away. Each island has its own culture, music, beliefs, tourist spot and history that would make your adventures worthwhile with a wide range of activities, from surfing, scuba diving, mountain climbing to meditation and soul searching. With its rich cultural values and its natural resources you’ll get to have adventures that’s worth every penny, and yes it doesn’t cost that much too. Listed below are the top three budget friendly get aways that would get you your money’s worth.
Here’s a list of the Top 3 budget friendly tourist destinations in the Philippines:
El Nido, Palawan
El Nido, Palawan is one of the best tourist attractions in the Philippines. Known for its white sand beaches and rich marine resources and wildlife the island offers you a wide range of activities from swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving or going on a tour through the underground river, this island could give every beach bum the vacation they’ve longed for. And it doesn’t cost that much too, mind you. You can have the best hotels in the area at a very affordable and reasonable price and the best thing about this is that they’ve got family tours and packages too. From $69-$150 per night you’ll get to have the time of your lives.
TIP: if you’re planning to go to El Nido, plan your tip a month or two before, that way you’ll get to have discounted rates.
Known for its powdery white sands, this 4.5 mile long islet has a lot to offer. You can start your day by swimming in its crystal clear waters, go scuba diving or shop on its boutiques not only that you can enjoy the sunset with your favorite drink and party with the islands hottest bands and DJ’s at night. Boracay has been the most famous tourist attraction in the Philippines for the past few years and its gradually improving. You can enjoy the amenities for as low as $40-$160/night. And yes, they have packages to help you save and get your money’s worth as well. (Image by Lister Fil)
TIP: try not to book on peak seasons (March-May and December-January) the place gets too crowded.
Sagada, Mountain Province
Most famous for its Hanging coffins, beautiful waterfalls, underground rivers and rich cultural heritage. Sagada is a must see tourist destination while you’re in the Philippines. This valley located between cordillera and Illocos Ranges is majestic beauty has a lot to tell. It’s a place for adventure seeking tourists that would want to find themselves through mediation. A place filled with peace and tranquility surrounded by a small community of natives with a well preserved culture that is more than willing to give you a tour and tell you the tales of their roots. (Image by paul bautista)
TIP: this is the place to be if you would want to find your inner peace through meditation and soul searching. And do bring a cardigan or a jacket too since this place is located on the upper part of the province it’s pretty cold up here.
These three are the most budget friendly getaways that you leave you a jaw dropping adventure. If you’re planning to go with your family do look for family packages and promos this three destinations usually give out promotions a month before you’d book the trip.
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