The Philippines | The Best Tourist Destination in the World 2022
The Philippines was again voted as the world’s best country for tourism destination in the 2022 Uzakrota Global Travel Awards, cementing its position as a top-of-the-mind travel spot even during the pandemic. The country bested other countries nominated with 721 votes, bagging the award for the second time since it held the title in 2020. The initiative was led by the Turkish travel organization Uzakrota Global, which also recognized Malaysia and the Dominican Republic as the world’s top two and three, with 523 and 459 votes, respectively.
Aside from the Uzakrota awards, the country also picked up 13 awards in all categories available at Scuba Diving’s 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards by US-based Scuba Diving Magazine, including the top honors for Shore Diving. The country was also previously named the World’s Leading Dive Destination 2022 by the World Travel Awards.
Batanes is the northernmost province of the Philippines. These remote islands are shaped by volcanic forces and strong typhoons. The natural landscape of Batanes is distinct from other parts of the Philippines.
Bohol is home to two of the Philippines’ most iconic attractions, often shown in tourism ads, The Chocolate Hills, and the bug-eyed Tarsier, one of the World’s smallest primates. But this island in Central Philippines offers so much more.
The Philippines isn’t just all about postcard-perfect beaches. It has cool highland destinations too! If you want to be close to nature and the Philippines’ Mountain culture, venture north of Manila and visit Ifugao and Mountain Province. You can find this small town high in the mist-covered Cordillera of Northern Luzon.
Boracay is a vacationer’s paradise. Taking center stage is 4-kilometer White Beach, prized for its incredibly inviting blue waters, fine white sand, and perfect sunsets.
Camiguin is a small and peaceful island province in the Philippines located in the Bohol Sea off the northern coast of Mindanao. Dubbed the Island Born of Fire, Camiguin is home to seven volcanoes that continue to shape and reshape its unique landscape.
Visit the Philippines’ summer capital. Baguio City offers a cool climate, urban comforts, pine-filled parks and an exciting food scene. There are a lot of fun day trips beyond the city as well such as the La Trinidad strawberry fields and flower farms in Benguet.
Tagaytay is a popular go-weekend vacation spot near Manila. Just a 2–3 hour drive to Tagaytay, enjoy the cool mountain breeze and see the iconic view of the highly active Taal Volcano.
Known as the Mystic Island of Central Visayas, Siquijor is the southernmost island in the Visayan Island Group. The island is a serene place ideal for those who want to get away from the hustle and bustle of city living. It is a haven for hikers, bikers and nature lovers.
Cebu is one of the country’s most visited tourist destinations, and for good reason. It is unrivaled in offering the widest range of things to do and attractions.
Siargao made its first claim to fame as the Philippines’ surfing capital, and as the Best Island in the World to several tourism magazines. Swathed in coconut palms, this tropical island in the southern Philippines, named Best Island in Asia, is a dream for surfers and kite surfers.
Palawan is a slice of heaven, a sliver of an island that teems with exotic wildlife, quaint fishing villages, and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
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