Why It’s More Fun in the Philippines

It’s more Fun in the Philippines is a favorite tagline or slogan for everyone. The Department of Tourism in the Philippines made this slogan popular to promote tourism.

Why Is it More Fun  According to Department of Tourism

The official youtube video of the Department of the Philippines highlights the following:

A country named after a Spanish King to which an American General is vowed to return or as someone described our history 300 years in a convent and 50 years in Hollywood. We’re made of 7,107 big, small, inhabited, tranquil, rocky, sandy, mountainous, foresty, elevated, underwater islands.

And one of them Alabat, Almagro, Binalabag, Balangingi, Kakatan, Cadlao, Calabugdong, Carabao, Camiguin, Corregidor, Culion, Diadekey, Fuga, Hegad, Jolo, El Fraile, Inampulugan, Daruanak, Dinagat, Doong, Guntao, Hermana Mayor, Jomalig, Homonhon, Olango, Kang Tipayan Diki, Marinduque, Masbate, Panglao, Rasa, Samal, Malapascua, Tabones, Tambu, West Nalaut, Uwaan.  But you can call us “The Philippines”.

You can choose from black sand, brown sand, gray sand, white sand.  The world’s no. 1 tropical beach is only an hour from Manila. We have the most species in the least space, from anywhere and other planets. Out of the world’s 500 coral species, more than 400 are in the Philippines along with 12,000 plant species, 201 mammal species, 581 bird species, plus the sea cow, mouse deer,  and eagles that eat monkeys. We speak over 176 local languages but we love playing around with English.  We love food and we love being hospitable. The Filipino word for “Hello” is “Have you eaten?”.  Our waiters love to sing but they leave the dancing to our policemen or flight attendants. The world’s most perfect cone isn’t found in an ice cream shop but in the shape of a volcano. Our chocolate hills are limestone.  In the Philippines, a party is called a Fiesta. We have rice fiestas, flower fiestas, giant fiestas, mask fiestas. We have one everyday of the year and everyone’s invited.  We have boxer called Pacman, an actor named Dingdong. Places called bay-bay, rapu-rapu, Ilo-ilo, sanga-sanga, potipot, bongabong, tingtingong, desserts called  halo-halo, and a bird called Maya, and a fish called maya-maya.  You could say we have a sense of humor. People say we are the warmest place on earth because everyone, absolutely everyone knows how to smile, and have fun.

Other Resources:

List of Island in the Philippines

Official website of the Department of Tourism, Philippines

List of Philippine Government Websites

Philippine Coral Reefs

List of Deep-water Fishes reported in the Philippines

The 50 Critically Endangered Animals in the Philippines

List of Threatened Species in the Philippines

Biodiversity, Rainforests and Rare Animals in the Philippines

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Zac Efron talks about his trip in the Philippines on Ellen

Bruno Mars Family Reunion in the Philippines

Why Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will always love the Philippines

Why “Walking Dead” star loves Filipinos and Filipino food

Adam Sandler addicted to Filipino bread

Why for a Native One Like Me

The Philippines is a fun place to do many things outdoors all year round. Manila is a place for fun shopping and nightlife.  The popularity of SM malls and Robinson malls all over the Philippines is unbeatable. The Philippines have some of the biggest malls in the world. But you get to see the best outdoor fun outside of Manila.  Places like Tagaytay is known for its beautiful landscapes and mountain. Batangas (close to Manila) is known for its great beaches for swimming, diving, and surfing. Ilocos is known for its authentic foods, beautiful beaches, and historical buildings. Boracay and other islands in the Visayas are known for their world-class beaches and forests for ziplining and hiking. Mindanao region is known for its beautiful mountains and huge forests.  With the many things you can do outdoors, it is really fun. As for the weather, if a warm and humid climate is not your thing, it won’t be fun at all.  Rainy seasons can also flood the streets and can spoil a planned outdoor fun. Rainy seasons starts as early as the month of May through November. The most acceptable weather are the months of December through February.