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    Top 3 Summer Destination in the Philippines for 2012

    Summer is one of the best season in the  tropical country like Philippines. Its a perfect time to visit the top summer destination along with the family or friends.

    Summer is really more fun in the Philippines. You will feel more than the usual summer experience.

    About the Philippines:

    The Philippine archipelago consist of 7,107 islands with a total land area of 300,000 square kilometers or 115,830.60 square miles (about the same size as Italy). The 11 largest islands contain 94% of the total land area. The largest of these islands is Luzon at about 105,000 km². It is where the capital city of Manila is located. The next largest island is Mindanao at about 94,600 km². The Philippines is approximately 800 km from the Asian mainland and is located between Taiwan and Borneo.

    The Philippine islands are divided into three groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. The Luzon islands include Luzon itself, Mindoro, Palawan, Masbate, and other smaller islands. The Visayas is a group of several small islands, the largest of which are: Panay, Bohol, Negros, Cebu, Leyte, and Samar. Mindanao island includes Mindanao island itself and the Sulu Archipelago, composed of Tawi-Tawi, Basilan and Sulu. Each island group has a Philippine destination worth visiting.


    Best Summer Destinations
    To ensure a 100% satisfaction-guaranteed summer vacation, here’s a list of  top  tourists destinations in the Philippines.

    1. Boracay
    Boracay is a tropical island located approximately 315km (200 miles) south of Manila and 2km off the northwest tip of the island of Panay in the Western Visayas region of the Philippines. It is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations.
    
    Map of Boracay Island
    Map of Boracay Island

    

    Boracay's two primary tourism beaches, White Beach and Bulabog Beach, are located on opposite sides of the island's narrow central area. White Beach faces westwards and Bulabog Beach faces eastwards. The island also has several other beaches.

    Boracay Island

     
    Boracay Island
     
    Nowadays, tourists in Boracay will not only enjoy the beach  and  the ambiance of nature but also the embrace of technology. Vacationers at the beach paradise  will get a taste of the world’s fastest mobile broadband technology called Long Term Evolution powered by Smart that will add up their extraordinary stay in Boracay.


    2. Palawan
    Palawan is an island province of the Philippines located in the MIMAROPA region or Region 4. Its capital is Puerto Princesa City, and it is the largest province in the country in terms of total area of jurisdiction.

    Palawan, the only Philippine island cited, is rated by National Geographic Traveler magazine as the best island destination in East and Southeast Asia region in 2007, and the 13th best island in the world having "incredibly beautiful natural seascapes and landscapes.

    The province was also categorized as "doing well" in the 4th Destination Scorecard survey conducted by the National Geographic Center for Sustainable Destinations, and Conde Nast Traveler magazine voted its beaches, coves and islets as the tourist destination with the best beaches in Asia


    There are many notable sites in Palawan  that you will love to find.

    
    Boayan Island Palawan
    Boayan Island Palawan

    
    Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary
    Calauit Game Preserve and Wildlife Sanctuary

    
    Dugong at Coron Reefs in Northern Palawan
    Dugong at Coron Reefs in Northern Palawan
    El Nido Marine Reserve Park
    El Nido Marine Reserve Park

    
    Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
    Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

    3. Caramoan, Camarines Sur

    Caramoan is a 1st class municipality on the Caramoan Peninsula, in the province of Camarines Sur, Bicol Region, Philippines. According to the 2007 census, it has a population of 70,810 people.

    Map of Camarines Sur- Caramoan

    Very little is known about Caramoan. Isolated from the rest of Camarines Sur, it is no surprise why Philippine's Secret Paradise remains unexploited from commercial tourism.Caramoan gives 'island hopping' a new meaning. Enjoy its beauty in many ways. Great ocean adventures for kayakers, snorkle and scuba dive to experience the diverse marine life, trek and search for the enigmatic lagoon, rock climb the limestone cliffs, explore the caves or just star gaze at night.

    
    Lahuy Island Caramoan
    Lahuy Island Caramoan
    Hunongan Cove Caramoan
    Hunongan Cove Caramoan
    Tinago Island in Caramoan
    Tinago Island in Caramoan


    Survivor Favorite Location
    Caramoan has been a favorite site for international franchises of Survivor. The place has hosted the Serbian version in two consecutive seasons. It has also hosted the Israel version of Survivor for two previous seasons.  Bulgarian Survivor also filmed their fourth season there in May to July 2009. 
    Survivor Caramoan
    Survivor in Caramoan

    Robinson 2010, the twelfth season of the Swedish version of the franchise, was also filmed in Caramoan from May to June 2010.

    The 8th season of Koh-Lanta (French edition of Survivor), was also shot entirely in Caramoan. TV director Corinne Vaillant, stated that "the powdery sand, the coconuts on Gota beach and the neighboring islets are a 'dream' for the French people. We chose Caramoan because it’s really wild. It’s necessary that contestants don’t see anything other than nature for them to believe that they’re really lost in the wilds.”

    The 25th and 26th seasons of  Survivor USA is currently being filmed in Caramoan . It was started last February with the help of PLDT and Smart Communications, Philippines leading mobile network who have assisted for the communication requirements.

    
    Survivor USA in Caramoan Camsur
    Survivor USA in Caramoan Camsur
    Can we get inside Caramoan even there is an ongoing filming of Survivor?
    As for Caramoan, actually, it doesn’t really matter if there is a Survivor filming because at any time, only a few islands are blocked off (you can still head out to the other many islands).

    With these island paradise in the Philippines, you will definitely enjoy the heat of summer!
    Your choice will of course depends on your budget, location and how you  are going to enjoy the destination you'll select.



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