A natural haven par excellence, this rosary of thousands of islands is a unique nation whose cultural characteristics are sure to bewilder the traveler. The Hispanic influences of the Philippines and its long white beaches incite the sweetest and most sensual of dreams.
With its melting pot of aesthetics and cultures, Hindu, Chinese and Western in turn, the Philippines transport their visitors into a bountiful world. And perhaps its human whirlwind discovers its natural counterpart in the landscapes reserved by the coastlines of the South China Sea, along which the country unfurls. Only beauty is discovered in its turquoise waters where karst landscapes of brown rock, enriched by a lush countryside, evoke a certain image of paradise. Then, away from vibrant Manila, a symphony of green and blue emerges in front of visitors' eyes. How will you resist the fascinating beauty that emerges from the island of Cebu? Bestowing a peaceful languor on its guests, the long beaches of Cebu are one of the prides of the Filipino nation. As romantic as you could ever want and elegiac in the melodic sound of rippling waves on calm waters, Cebu seems to awaken the Magellan deep inside each and every one of us. Here nothing could be easier than feeling that you are quite alone in the world, on a deserted beach. With a quite different ambiance, this astonishing city of Manila can offer plenty to enchant any budding explorer. Gigantic, effervescent, a place that long ago was known as the "Pearl of the Orient" is above all a lady of the night, whose favors will be sure to enchant the most hedonistic of visitors. In this vein, carnivals and religious festivals outdo each other with their wild party vibe and brightly-colored representations to mark the end of the year.