The Philippines is a big country in a small package. It is the second largest archipelago in the world, with 7,107 islands (sixty percent of them uninhabited) and 36,000 miles of coastline, all in a land mass no bigger than Arizona.
Filipinos refer to this massive island chain as their string of pearls, and your biggest problem is likely to be deciding which of the pearls to see first!
From the cosmopolitan capital city of Manila, abounding in both modern and historic buildings, to beautiful island resorts, the Philippines offers an uplifting adventure where the spirit of fiesta predominates. Malay, Chinese, Hispanic and American elements blend to create a cultural identity which is uniquely Manileno.