Retirement? The Philippines got you!
Getting old in bliss is almost everyone’s vision of the future. But one imagines that long-term satisfaction diversely; to live a peaceful and enjoyable life and feel the warmth and sense of belongingness in various facets will always be on the bucket list.
With 7,641 islands, the Philippines offers countless options to match your needs and prove that it’s truly more fun in the country. From beaches, mountains and natural wonders to historical landmarks, nature adventures and recreational places, the Philippines will suit your interests, tastes and wishes.
Love the beach? Come and visit Palawan. It was ranked as the no. 1 best island in the world in 2016 by a poll from readers of US travel magazine, Conde Nast. Aquamarine-colored water, captivating lagoons, and home the Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park, one of UNESCO’s Seven Natural Wonders,
Kalanggaman Island in Palompon, Leyte is also gaining popularity for possessing pristine sandbars that you must see with your very eyes.
If you aren’t fond of saltwater, let the beautiful waterfalls in the Philippines’ Queen City of the South, Cebu City, captivate you. Or pamper yourself in the hundreds of hot spring resorts in Laguna. Oh, did we mention hundred? Check out the marvelous Hundred Islands in Pangasinan.
The country is really rich in natural attractions, let alone the Chocolate Hills of Bohol or the perfect-shaped cone, Mayon Volcano in Bicol.
Philippines is a tropical country and you will see the sun year-round. But if you want to be in a cool place any time of the year, Baguio and Tagaytay will always be there as your relief. The Banaue Rice Terraces in Benguet and an adventure destination lake in Caliraya might amuse you too.
If ever your kind of trip and gratification is unusual, spelunking in the caves of Sagada or Samar will be totally fun. Mountains located in Batangas and Rizal are just waiting for you to be trekked and climbed. La Union and Siargao Island are surfing destinations that offer a thrilling experience at a different level regardless of your age. Hop on an adventure in the currently flourishing Masungi Georeserve in Rizal that leaves its visitors extremely fascinated.
Live and appreciate the basics in Batanes, the country’s northernmost province. Rolling hills, old stoned houses and the very serene environment will give you peace and tranquility.
Philippines also boasts of cultural heritage sites and restored historic infrastructures. Intramuros, the Walled City within the country’s capital city of Manila, and Vigan’s Calle Crisologo are just a few of those that will take you back to the old times.
Immerse in the local culture and get a taste of the exceptional Filipino cuisine. From local viands, mouth-watering fruits, and unique desserts, everything is a reflection of the provinces’ history, culture, and the people’s way of life. If you don’t feel the wanderlust yet, doesn’t it sound fun to experience riding the Jeepney and Tricycle that are purely “Pinoy” mode of transportation?
Manila is the country’s shopping mecca but major cities and towns are dotted with a variety of shopping malls that house international and local brands.
The booming economy and the low-cost of living will give you more value for your money. Indulge yourself for a fraction of the cost in your home country.
It is the ultimate “home” for everyone because of Filipinos who are known to be one of the most hospitable and the happiest people in the world. Locals abundantly give contagious smiles, genuinely touch lives, and will make your stay worthwhile. The flourishing medical tourism also just add up to the reasons of why you should choose the Philippines.
So why retire in the Philippines? With all the stated facts above and a thousand more that are yet to be expressed and discovered, the answer to that question would simply be, “Why not?”
A month or even a year of stay wouldn’t be enough to savor and relish the country. The Philippines is a good travel destination, isn’t it? Well, it would be best explored if you choose it as your home and your retirement haven. Let yourself experience the perquisites the Philippines has.