The Philippines’ New Tourism Tagline Says It All:
It’s More Fun In The Philippines!
And indeed it is. This is a country where every town, barangay, and barrio holds an annual fiesta; where birthdays, baptisms, wedding anniversaries, and college graduations are celebrated with much pomp; where saints and martyrs are revered at religious festivals; where Christmas is a grandiose affair celebrated with family members near and far. Filipinos are borne with a gene that specifically tells to have fun and make the most out of life every step of the way.
Here we’ve outlined some of the best spots around the country to hold or find a party. Whether it’s a wedding reception, a gala dinner, a gig or an underground rave, you can certainly find destinations that will cater to your taste and style. So the next time you’re in the mood to party, hop on a plane and head on over to the Philippine islands.
Take your pick from the many different resorts dotting the coastline of Boracay Island to find the music and the company that suits you best. Party the night away under the starry skies and listen to the waves crash repeatedly against the boulders and the shore. Summer is the best time to go to Boracay, because it’s when all the cool kids from all over come to party in the island.
Other beach destinations like Puerto Galera host night parties as well, but Boracay is where the action is. Free-flowing drinks and great music will fuel you until the sun rises.
The Amanpulo islands offer you one of the finest beaches anywhere in the world, and you’d be hard pressed to find a more fitting location for your dream wedding. You will need to save up for your party, though—Amanpulo’s stunning shores will cost you a pretty penny. But the view, the experience, and the party will all be worth every cent.
There are also other lovely places to hold your wedding reception, such as Tagaytay Highlands (if you want to have mountain views) or Coron, , Palawan (for a similar sun-sea-and-sand approach).
Manila is still the best place to go if you want to hit the hottest bars, clubs, and lounges on one night. Go from Tomas Morato to Pasay to Makati to Greenhills to Taguig to Metrowalk to have your fill of all-night music and dancing. If you want to sit back, have a drink, and enjoy the music, choose some of the more sedate lounges where you can have a great time without wearing out your feet on the dance floor.
You might want to book your tables at least a week in advance for some of the more upscale nightclubs, as you won’t be given entry unless you’re already in the guest list for the night.
The Philippines does not have a very strong national park system unlike the United States, but the government is trying to make up for their prior mistakes by promoting environmental protection alongside local tourism. The Caramoan National Park in the Bicol region is one of the lesser-known protected areas in the country, yet it is home to some of the most beautiful sea views you can find.
The Tubbataha Reef, a more popular choice for nature lovers who want to see a slice of Philippine marine life, is situated down in Sulu. Both destinations are great not just for vacationing, but for throwing mini-parties and family picnics as well. Make sure that that you bring only recyclable and eco-friendly products on your trip.