12 Amazing Videos To Encourage You to Travel Around the Philippines

Islas de Gigantes, Iloilo

The Philippines—this is it! This is the tropical paradise that you have been looking for all your life. Now, it’s time to visit our archipelago of 7,107 beautiful islands. These videos provide an infinitesimal glimpse of what the Philippines is all about and the wonders that await you. Whether you are a local, balikbayan, or a foreigner, the Philippines has something for you.

Note: we do not own any of these videos. All copyrights and credits go to their respective owners.

1. It’s More Fun in the Philippines
Let’s start out with the most successful and ingenious Philippine tourism campaign ever. Indeed, as you can see in the video below, eating, traveling, and adventuring in the Philippines is definitely more fun! That’s why we shelved off our plans to visit other countries for now. There are just so many things to do and destinations to explore in our very own country.

This video consists of the main ad and several shorter ones. Be sure to finish the entire clip.

2. More Than the Usual
I first saw this video during our DOT-sponsored Mabuhay Host seminar a few years ago. Even today, this jaw-dropping advertisement still sends shivers down my spine as it shows just how magnificent the Philippines is. Our country is more than the usual destination!

3. Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas MTV
Piliin Mo ang Pilipinas (Choose Philippines) is a vibrant, color-filled MTV. Sung by nationally renowned singer Angeline Quinto, this video shows just how fun-filled life in the Philippines is.

4. Smart DOT Ad
Whether you’re a local, a balikbayan or a foreigner, you will always feel home in the Philippines. This touching Christmas video demonstrates the country’s rich culture and the genuine warmth of the Filipinos.

5. Philippine Airlines Shining Through
After a decade of tyranny, the dictatorial Marcos government was toppled down by the violence-free People’s Power revolution in 1986. For Filipinos all over the world, a new day, full of hope and freedom, has finally risen.

Philippine Airlines, our proud national carrier, wants to show the world that the new and free Philippines is a promised land worth visiting. Indeed, the Pearl of the Orient began to shine through once again.

PAL’s Shining Through is a powerful, nostalgic, and gentle award-winning advertisement. Being martial law babies, our eyes still well up after seeing this.

6. It’s More Fun in Cebu
Do you know where Cebu is? It’s our home island! Check out our humble paradise full of sandy beaches, carefully preserved Spanish structures, mystical waterfalls, verdant mountains, and more! Don’t forget to visit Cebu whenever you visit our country.

7. Biyahe Tayo
Through the power of movies and mass media and coupled with real-life experiences of monetary hardships, millions of Filipinos has left our shores to live a hopefully better life in some other corners of the world. Unfortunately, they haven’t experienced the wonderful destinations, exciting adventures, regional cuisines, and local culture that their own country has to offer.

Biyahe Tayo (Let’s Travel) is a musical project instigated by the Artists for Philippine Tourism. The video aims to encourage Filipinos to visit the country’s countless and awesome destinations. It reintroduces snippets of our unique geography, history, culture, and food that have been buried by the belief that “the West is best.”

This award-winning video has been instrumental in promoting local tourism. It spawned versions like this, this, and this.

8. Philippines from the Sky
Taken by professional French director Frédéric Bussière, this aerial video shows the simple yet majestic beauty of our country. The scenes you see here are taken in the paradises of Puerto Galera, Siargao, El Nido, and Coron.

Personally, this is one of the best independent videos we’ve seen.

9. This is the Philippines
Another nice production by independent producer Gregoire Thiebault, this video shows snippets of Philippine culture and Filipinos’ ordinary lives.

10. Top 10 Philippines (Your Dream Destination)
Let’s say you decide to spend your holiday in the Philippines. Where will you go first? With more than 7,000 islands, it’s quite a daunting task to choose your destinations. Worry not. Vlogger Lost LeBlanc shares to you some of the top destinations that you should visit!

11. Pauwi Na
This one is for Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), Filipinos who are working abroad. Pauwi Na (Going Home) is an emotion-filled song composed and performed by Noel Cabangon, one of the country’s most talented musical artists. This beautiful song is about a man’s personal reflection as he prepares to go home to the Philippines.

Pauwi Na is dedicated to all OFWs, our modern-day heroes, who have sacrificed so much to give their families better and brighter futures. OFWs long to go back home to their loved ones, and hopefully, those wishes will come true.

12. Visit the Philippines
Set aside the negative portrayals of our country through mass media; all those negative news do not speak for the entire country. We are wholeheartedly inviting you to visit our humble and fascinating country—the Philippines. We promise you won’t regret it.

Make the Philippines a part of your travel plan this year! And the next! And the next!

We hope these videos have encouraged you to jot down itineraries, prepare budgets, plan out trips, and jot down the places you wish to visit in our country. The Philippines has so much to offer for both local and foreign tourists—delicious food, exciting adventures, enlightening cultural and historical sites, unique activities, and more.

Believe us, we live in the Philippines all our lives, but we have barely scratched the surface! So come on! Let’s discover and enjoy them together!

Tara na! Biyahe na!

Bacuit Bay, El Nido

About Gian and Sheila

Rock climbers. Mountaineers. Sweethearts on adventure. Adrenaline Romance is a photoblog that belongs to a loving couple who has an eternal lust for adventure. The blog contains experiences, tips, itineraries, and other useful information regarding adventuring in the Philippines and beyond.

37 comments on “12 Amazing Videos To Encourage You to Travel Around the Philippines

  1. Are you kidding me? It didn’t encourage but compel me.

    I love the Philippines! And ganda talaga ng Pilipinas!

    Thanks a lot for sharing this post and the videos!

  2. It’s indeed more fun in the Philippines. Thank you so much for sharing this. ♥

  3. Thank you for sharing this, it motivates me a lot to pursue my Dreams of visiting the 81 provinces in the Philippines. Subrang ganda ng Pilipinas.

  4. Great job compiling these! Bookmarking this post to share one of these days. Every one should watch these videos.

  5. By the way, I’m bummed I’m not available to join you guys in Samar. I’ve always wanted to go caving there but I have another trip I can’t cancel on those dates. 😥

    • Hi Aleah, that’s okay. We will post details of each caving adventure anyway, so you can just use them for reference when you’re ready for the caving adventures. 🙂

      Pero sayang, it would have been really fun adventuring with you.

  6. This will not just encourage everyone to visit the Philippines, it also invokes patriotism and profound honor to be a Filipino.

  7. The Philippines is one of my absolute favourite countries, it’s so beautiful, wild and unspoilt. I particularly love the rice terraces in the north and dream of returning to Sagada one day. I hope to come back to the Philippines sometime in the next year whilst I’m living in Thailand.

  8. I went to Coron Palawan and fell in love with it. Here’s my short story: http://www.lifeandlines.com/wego/coron-palawan/

    • Hi My Life and Lines,

      That is great! We were supposed to visit Coron, but we’re unable to since there’s no direct Cebu to Busuanga CebPac flight. It would be very expensive for us because we have to go to Manila to catch a flight to Coron.

      We’ll try to check some other way. Perhaps there’s a vessel or ferry that goes to Coron from Puerto Princesa.

  9. Really nice compilation. You may include this video sung by Agot Isidro way back 1993. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvT8k8VVzNg

  10. What a great post! I thought I saw this earlier and planned to reblog it. I guess I forgot. Anyway, I have overseas trips lined up the next few years (bucketlist) and I had to tweak it a bit after I went on a month long vacay/ island hopping trip with my daughters last October. We went to Islas de Gigantes, Boracay and Batangas. We had to cancel our Guimaras and flights to Cebu/Bohol and El Nido coz of the weather and my girls got sick. But we’re going back for sure. So glad we switched our plans from going to the PI instead of Hawaii for my daughter’s bday. Now, we want to go back every year to check out the other islands that we missed.
    Thanks for sharing and for the follow. You have a new fan and I am looking forward to your posts. Now I feel like I want to add mountain climbing on my BL 🙂
    ❤ BP

    • Hi Belle Papillon,

      Namaste! Thank you so much for visiting our humble country. Yes, please do visit again; the Philippines has so much to offer rather than just beaches. 🙂

      You can check out the destinations and adventures in our blog. Each blog post is experiential and has an itinerary, budget, and other information you may need. 🙂

      • I enjoy reading your blog. I’m looking forward to learning more. BTW, I was born and raised in Manila. I just never got to explore until last year. I had no idea the PI was so beautiful. I felt that I had no reason to go back there until I had a glimpse of paradise . 🙂 I did manage to explore the Ilocos Region when I was studying in UP but besides that I was sheltered 😦
        I love that your posts are detailed and you give very useful tips. Thanks!

      • Hi Belle,

        Thank you very much for the nice words. Yes, the Philippines is absolutely amazing indeed. And we just scratched the surface of the country.

        Ilocos is very beautiful. We plan to go back there. Our latest blog posts, starting from Vigan, are all in Ilocos. 🙂

      • I’m looking forward to reading those. I’ll just live vicariously through you both. 😉

  11. Oh finally, there is some clubbing and festivals in Philipinnes. Not only beaches and islands. Now I am convinced that I should visit it.

    • Hi Alexander,

      Oh yes! The clubbing scene here is everywhere, especially in large cities. Festivals are everywhere. Each town/village has an annual fiesta, and that doesn’t count our national celebrations. It’s like there’s a celebration somewhere in the Philippines EVERY DAY! 🙂

  12. It’s videos like these and so many pictures of the beautiful waters that I saw, that made me plan a trip to The Philippines this year. I absolutely loved it and ended up making so many short videos myself (I am not a professional though, so they’re not that great, more for personal memories). However, I was sad that I could only make it to Palawan and Boracay because I wanted to also go to Cebu! I was particularly interested in seeing your Cebu video, and Philippines from the sky (oh, how I was wishing I had a drone when I was there).

    • Hi Medha,

      True! We are Filipinos, but when we see these videos, we realize that there are more destinations/activities in our country that we haven’t experienced. That’s why it’s a never-ending adventure in the Philippines.

  13. The first video itself bowled me over! And the rest were as beautiful. I can understand why would you want to explore your own country first. 🙂 Now I know whom to look for when I plan my trip to Philippines!

  14. As if I needed encouragement to visit the Philippines 😛 I just wish it wasn’t so far from the UK, and that flights were cheaper – otherwise I’d be there in a heartbeat. It looks like such a magical place, with something for everyone x

  15. What great videos! Definitely inspired me to want to visit the Philippines even more than I already did.

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