The Philippines is a big country in a small package. A beautiful archipelago of 7,107 tropical islands, stunning beaches and picturesque tribal villages, the Philippines is an extraordinary country of remakable sights. Filipinos refer to it as their string of pearls. Your biggest problem is likely to be deciding which of the pearls to see first! (www.tourism.gov.ph).
There are wonders in the Philippines to stimulate even the most jaded traveller. It's coastline covers more than 20,000 kilometres which is a ringed by rich coral reefs, its hinterlands thic with fecund rainforest that provides a habitat for all manner of exotic flora and fauna. The country is one of the few nations that is, in its entirety, both a hotspot and a megadiversity country, placing it among the top priority hotspots for global conservation.