Top Summer Destinations for 2012



Looking for an extra-ordinary summer vacation destination in Philippines? Or are you tired of seeing the busy streets in your place, start to feel bored because  of word pressure yet desires to be in a place where peace and tranquility can be felt?

Check out these top 3 recommendations, hand-picked by Destinationph editors as the best of summer 2012. Where do you want to go this summer?

1. Boracay

Boracay Island being one of the hottest travel destinations in the Philippines attracting thousands of foreign travelers every season is our first pick. The world famous Boracay Island is located in the town of Caticlan, Aklan province in visayas region, about an hour flight from Manila or Cebu in the Philippines.

The tropical island of Boracay's prestine white sand beaches rival the best beaches of more popular destinations in the South Pacific such as neighbouring Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia as well as the famous carribean. The water is shallow, sand is finer and more brighter than any most beaches in the archipelago.

Apart from it's white long beaches, several aminities are also available to suit different levels of activity which include scuba diving, boat tours, horse riding, kiteboarding, and skimboarding. You can also hire bikes or scooters when touring the island.

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2. Samal Island

The Island of Samal also known as "Island Garden City of Samal" is one of the best visited island in Mindanao and now the fastest growing tourist destination in the Philippines. A 5 minute ferry boat from the mainland of Davao. This island nested at Southern Philippines and it's strategically located in the Asia-pacific rim. The island offers exciting houses the awe-inspiring sceneries and bountiful natural attractions you surely need in your next getaway.

Samal Island has been a tourist destinations for decades because of its white sand beaches and well preserved laid back culture. At present various beach resorts and restaurants in Samal have continuously offered variety and world class services as well as adventure sports to make your next escapade more fun.

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3. Island of Mactan

Mactan Island is a paradise in itself boasting pristine waters, beautiful white sand beaches, making the place famous worldwide. If one is up to an exceptional vacation experience, Mactan can be a great option. Several world-class resorts in Mactan offer superb accommodation facilities, scuba diving, wind surfing, boating and other aqua sports opportunities.

Island Hopping is a popular activity among those who stay in Cebu City or Mactan Island, Philippines. Being a coral island with several nearby small islands, Mactan offers some of the best diving, snorkeling, jet ski and sailing.

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