Hotels in the Philippines have taken special notice of the eco-tourists, and many offer sightseeing tours to places such as the Mount Pinatubo crater; Mount Apo, which is the country's tallest mountain; and the stepped mountain terraces that are farmed. Many rooms at hotels in the mountainous areas offer balconies for guests to enjoy the view.
The Philippines are known for having many endemic animals found nowhere else in the entire world, including the tamaraw, the Philippine mouse deer, the palm civet cat, the Visayan warty pig, the spotted deer, the forest dwelling Philippine flying lemur, and dozens of bat species that live throughout the country. The islands are also home to more than 2,400 species of fish and 500 species of coral making it one of the top locations for sea life. Many of the Philippines hotels provide private beach access for visitors to see migratory and nesting birds.
To make the most of discount Philippines hotel packages, be sure to visit major cities such as Manila, the nation's capital and center of culture, education, and government; Caloocan, known for its shopping; and Quezon City, the former national capital and home of many universities. Book reservations for these cities well in advance especially if traveling around Christmas, Easter, or Independence Day, which falls on June 12.
Prices for meals, souvenirs, and other goods are low, and when combined with a cheap Philippines hotel deal, a trip to this nation of many islands is affordable on any budget. While many tourists come here to try the international cuisine or explore the land that Ferdinand Magellan settled in 1521 as a Spanish conquistador, it is the island's welcoming nature and friendly people that make tourists so delighted during their time on the islands.
Philippines hotel deals are most plentiful during the winter months of the year, although tourists can find affordable rates on Expedia at any time.