In case you need more reasons to visit the Philippines or travel locally – three Philippine islands have just been ranked among the top 25 islands in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine in the latest edition of its annual list.
Boracay Islands (ranked 9), Palawan (ranked 11) and Cebu (ranked 16) topped the list, scoring 90.89, 90.81 and 90.89, respectively.
Publication released the best in the world The ratings are based on readers’ ratings of the island’s natural attractions and beaches, as well as activities, attractions, food, friendliness, and overall value.
In a statement, the Philippine Department of Tourism celebrated the inclusion of the country’s top tourist destinations in the publication. “The Philippines is truly blessed with the unparalleled beauty of our natural resources coupled with the endless warmth and talent of Filipinos that is evident in this quote from Travel + Leisure which included Cebu, Palawan and Boracay in their prestigious list,” Tourism Minister Cristina Frasco said.
Just too late to make it Travel + Leisure Last year’s rankings (at number 19), so having three of our islands on this last list is quite an achievement. Greece is the only other country to have three of its islands included in this year’s list.
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