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The Huffington Post: 8 Reasons the Philippines is the best tropical destination no one ever talks about

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The Huffington Post by Carla Herreria

There's an incredible chain of tropical islands in the Pacific that is sprinkled with pink, white and black sand beaches, ultra-relaxing luxury resorts, charming countrysides and villages, exotic foods and an enticing nightlife. You know it exists, but you've probably never thought of planning a trip there.

And that's a shame because, as the saying goes: It's more fun in the Philippines -- especially when you're on vacation.

While it's true that Manila can feel chaotic and the U.S. government actually has a warning out for travel to the country's southern region, there are still plenty of wonderful sights to see that you're missing out if you're not visiting.

Here are eight really good reasons a trip to the Philippines is the best tropical vacation you could ever dream up.

  1. The Sights:

The Philippines is made up of more than 7,000 islands, only 1,000 of which are inhabited. Within those 7,000 islands, there is a mind-blowing collection of natural wonders: more than 1,000 Chocolate Hills, underground rivers and caves, 2,000-year-old rice terraces carved by ancient islanders, pristine beaches with magnificent limestone formations, crazy-colorful coral reefs, one of the world's deepest ocean trenches and more than 20 volcanoes, including the world's "most perfectly-formed volcano."

We can go on, but we'll let its natural wonder speak for itself: (Click here for the full article)

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