8 images to make you drop everything and fly to the Philippines
The Philippines is an alluring paradise, which gently calls to the adventurer in all of us, the gently swaying palm trees, exotic critters scurrying around the islands and turquoise waters, just asking to be swam in. What could be better than a tropical utopia, home to 7000 islands ready to discover? with snorkelling, spelunking kiteboarding or even canoeing there’s something for the adrenaline junkie in all of us, or if you prefer a leisurely walk around the island, soaking up some rays, then this is definitely the place for you. If you’re still not convinced take a look at these spectacular images, that’ll have you hurrying to the airport and boarding the next plane to the Philippines.
A peaceful-looking Manila skyline, at dusk.
Manila is considered 'the pearl of the orient,' it's an urban utopia that takes you to the heart of the metropolitan side of the Philippines.
A village in the rice terraces in Banaue
The Banaue rice terraces are over 2,000 years old and they've been carved into the side of the Ifugao, by the ancestors of the indigeneous people.
Smiling masks at Masskara festival
This annual festival, held in October, is a celebration of masks, influenced by carnivals worldwide, including the gilded Venetian masks.
These very cute animals can be found all over the Philippines.
Kazaroro scenic waterfall
You can find this gorgeous waterfall in the tropical jungles of Negros.
This active volcano, on the island of Luzon, is known for its perfect symmetrical shape.
Garden and fountain at fort Santiago
Fort Santiago is a citadel built by Spanish conquisitor, Miguel Lopez de Legazpi
Philipino boat in the sea at Coron
Coron is the third-largest island in Calamian in the north of the Philippines.