The Philippines Named as One of the Best Travel Destinations for 2015

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Choose Philippines | Oct 24, 2014

What can be more breathtaking than seeing a butanding upclose in Sorsogon? Or getting inside the large cave rooms in Palawan? And not to mention the thrilling water buffalo race in Bulacan? The Philippines has more to offer in 2015!

El Nido | Photo credit: Allan Soul

The Butanding in Sorsogon | Photo credit: Adam Brill

It’s another breakthrough year for the Philippines as it was ranked by top travel company Lonely Planet as the eighth best country for travel this coming year.

The Carabao Race in Bulacan | Photo credit: Roger Alcantara

The Calesa in Intramuros | Photo credit: Caryl Estrosas

In Lonely Planet’s popular travel guidebook, the Philippines bested St. Lucia and Morocco in the list.

The Philippines is widely known for its rich cultural heritage, powdery white-sand beaches, biggest festivals, warm Filipino hospitality, and heart-stopping activities for the adventurous minds (name it, we got it). You’ll never run out of things to try and explore in its 7,107 islands.

The Panagbenga Festival in Baguio | Photo credit: Max San Agustin

The genuine smile of the Filipinos | Photo credit: IRRI

You don't actually have to wait for the coming year -- book your itinerary now and end 2014 with new discoveries and experience firsthand the heartfelt greetings of our kababayans. Mabuhay and choose the Philippines!

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6) MINDANAO: Siargao

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Other Philippine Destinations that are World's Best:

1) BenCab Museum (Tuba, Benguet): One of Asia's Top 25 Museums, TripAdvisor's 2014 Travelers' Choice Awards

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2) El Nido Resorts (Palawan): Recipient of the 2014 Asiaís Responsible Tourism Award


3) Vigan City: Finalist, New 7 Wonders Cities

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