The Philippines consider the only Christian country in Asia and the world’s third leading Catholic Nation. Most Filipino people are very religious. During the Holy Week people are spending their time in churches.

There are numerous tourist spots like the colorful Rice Terraces, the wonderful Chocolate Hills, beautiful Hundred Islands and the perfect cone Mount Mayon Volcano. There are lots of beautiful beaches and one example is Boracay beach, which turned out to be one of the popular tourist destinations in the nation.

The climate here is good and there are three seasons to consider. A great number of foreigners visit the country because of the nice tropical climate. Tourists enjoy their stay also because of the friendly attitude of the Filipinos.

Geographical Highlights

The Philippines can be found in South-eastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippines Sea and the South China Sea, East of Vietnam. It consists of 7,107 islands with a total area of 300,000 square kilometers. The country is about the size of Italy. The largest islands comprise 94% of the total area of the nation. The country is rich with most beautiful spots. On the islands of this archipelago can be found white beaches, diverse landscapes, exotic and tropical forests, and high mountains reaches up to 3,000 m. Spectacular underwater scuba diving sport is a thrilling habit of the people who loves scuba diving. Lovely endemic animals and plants are spread in the cities. However, the best pride offered by the Philippines is the most admirable almond eyes, lovable and happy people.

Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao

The Philippine archipelago is generally divided into three groups, Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The largest island is located in northern Luzon with about 1/3 of the land area of the Philippines or 109,000 km. The capital of the country is Metro Manila, with more than 12 million inhabitants (2009). Luzon is the largest and the economic place of the Philippines. Most of the industries and services are situated in Metro Manila. Lots of tourist round trips are there and where the national airport is located. The Visayas is a group of several medium and many small islands in the middle of the country between Luzon and Mindanao. Among the places belonging to Visayas are; Panay, Bohol, Negros, Cebu, Leyte and Samar. Mindanao is located in the south. It is the second largest island and the Sulu Archipelago itself, which in turn consist of Tawi-Tawi, Basilan and Sulu.

Climate

Philippines have a fine climate mostly tropical and warm. The average annual temperature is 25 degrees Celsius and in each region the climate is different. The first season called the cool dry season, from December to February with a maximum temperature around 30 degrees Celsius. Second is hot dry season from March to May with a maximum temperature around 35 degrees Celsius, and the third is rainy season from June to November with maximum temperature around 32 degrees Celsius also is the best climate to consider in the whole world.