This country is an archipelago with more than 7,000 islands and so many different locations from huge modern cities to some of the most spectacular beaches and islands in the world.


Top Reasons to Move to the Philippines

  • English speaking local people
  • Enjoy a lower cost of living
  • Enchanting scenery
  • Affordable property prices
  • Incredibly friendly locals
  • A low crime rate


Top Rated Places for Foreigners to Relocate in the Philipines

If the Philippines is appealing to you, you might want to know which areas of the country are the best to consider living.

Manila is usually the most well known destination, but this city can be really overwhelming especially if it is your first time in the Phillipines or Asia. Manila is also very expensive and the quality of life can be hectic.

Here are some great alternatives for expats.


1. Baguio City

Baguio City is also pretty well-known as the City of Pines and the Summer Capital. This particular area has exceptional weather conditions, as it's somewhat cooler and less humid than other areas in the region. The pleasant weather here is one of the best selling points. 

And you can find a transient house in Baguio pretty easily. The continuous property development in this area means that there will be several short-term housing options for you to consider while you are searching for a forever home. 


2. Tagaytay City

There are so many great reasons to choose Tagaytay City as your relocation destination. This area is also a tourism hotspot, so you'll have a few parks, museums, and sightseeing options right on your doorstep.

You'll be a short two hours from the capital, Manila. And the property prices here are in line with other areas as well. And because affordability is a general standard in this region, you shouldn't have much trouble finding perfect accommodation, whether short or long-term. 


3. Lipa City, Batangas

This is the ideal destination for the adventurous beach lover. You'll have the options of sandy shores and rocky shores, and breath-taking scenery is definitely the norm here. 

Batangas offers quite a few bee farms that are also open for the public, deep-sea diving is a prominent activity, and the mountain landscape and general scenery are exceptional, to say the least.

And if you aren't too sure if this destination is ideal for you, you should consider a short staycation to get a first-hand feel of the area. There are various affordable housing options as well. 


4. Santa Rosa City

Santa Rosa City is another area in the Philippines that boasts tons of tourism hotspots, as this region lures in hoards of travelers every year. Choosing this destination is ideal for adventurous individuals, although the serene environment in the Philippines makes all areas pretty suitable whether you're after adventure or peaceful living. 


5. Boracay

Boracay is a really tine island in central Philippines and it is one of the main destinations for tourists due to the scenery, beaches and atmosphere. Boracay has so many resorts, stunning beaches and water sports. If you are looking for a really relaxing destination away from big city life then Boracay should be added to your shortlist.


6. Cebu

Cebu is a very safe place to live in the Central Visayas region of the country. Expect Spanish colonial architecture including the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño church and triangular Fort San Pedro. There are so many beaches and day trips from Cebu, you will never be bored here.


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