Thursday, April 11, 2013

Timeshare Travel – 4 Top Vacation Destinations in The Philippines

Visiting the Philippines is an exciting endeavor that more people are planning every year. Read on to find out exactly where you need to head to enjoy your time in this Asian sensation!

1. Boracay. A small island about 190 miles from Manila, the beaches of Boracay have received numerous awards from various global travel publications. In 2012 it was given Travel + Leisure’s Best Island in the World award.

And, if you are really into golfing, then a MUST experience is the 18-hole par 72 golf course designed by leading Australian golf pro Graham Marsh.

2. Donsol. Located on the southern end of Luzon Island, this is a popular tourist destination for whale shark spotting. Whale sharks are gentle, non-aggressive marine creatures, and swimming with them is a popular pastime at this “Whale Shark Capital of the World.”

Interaction with the whale sharks is regulated by the local Department of Tourism office in conjunction with World Wildlife Federation (WWF) guidelines which are observed to protect the sharks.

Other year-round activities in Donsol include a unique night Firefly tour and a shrimp-catching night tour.

3. Manila. As you may already know, Manila is the capital of the Philippines, and is located on the eastern shore of Manila Bay, one of the best natural harbors in the world. Many visitors enjoy the biodiversity of Manila Bay, which includes coral reefs and seagrass beds that provide shelter to fish and other marine life, and 17 square miles of wetlands.

The city of Manila is rich in arts and cultural events. Popular museums include the prominent Bahay Tsinoy which documents the Chinese lives and contributions in the history of the Philippines; the Metropolitan Museum of Manila which displays Filipino arts and culture, and the Museum of Manila, the city-owned museum that exhibits the city's culture and history. You’ll also want to go out on the town and consume the delicious food and wonderful beverages of Manila’s exciting night clubs.

4. Banaue Rice Terraces. This UNESCO World Heritage Site was carved out of the hillsides using primitive tools some 2,000 years ago. These amazing rice fields really need to be seen to be believed, as mountainsides have been transformed into giant steps.

The Rice Terraces are commonly referred to by Filipinos as the “Eighth Wonder of the World.” The terraces are located approximately 5000 ft above sea level and cover an astounding 4000 square miles of mountainside.

Take a look at the available timeshares in the Philippines, as well as timeshare rentals throughout Asia.

Vicki Dorado writes about travel, real estate and personal finance. Her best work is about earning a masters in finance online while traveling across Asia.

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