Due to its tropical location and rapidly growing economy, the Philippines has recently seen an increase in popularity among people looking to expatriate, as well as travelers to Southeast Asia. And with its wide array of different cities, locations, and climates, it’s not hard to see why. The Philippines has a rich history and is also home to a myriad of natural landmarks, as well as a growing number of expansive cities. Here are just a few of the cool places you could move to in the country. 

Cebu City Cityscape in the Philippines

Cebu City

The economic and commercial center of the country’s Central Visayas province, Cebu City is colloquially referred to as the “second city” of the Philippines. This is largely due to its importance for trade and commerce, as a result of it being the foremost and largest shipping port in the country, as well as it being the oldest city in the Philippines. Cebu City consequently is home to multiple picturesque white-sand beaches and historical landmarks. The beauty of Cebu Island’s coast makes the coastal condominiums in Cebu particularly desirable. As a bustling and growing commercial hub, Cebu City has a great number of career opportunities, and also boasts a wide variety of cuisines, entertainment, and culture.

BGC Philippines


Bonifacio Global City, or the BGC, refers to a lifestyle and business district in Taguig, a highly urbanized city in the metropolitan Manila region. As a rapidly growing Central Business District of the Philippines, BGC offers plenty for young professionals and families alike. An increasing number of international companies, especially those within the banking sector, are establishing offices in the area. However, the city still does not yet have traffic issues to the same extent as other similar locations, such as Makati. As a result, the BGC is a great choice for those looking to start or change careers. Meanwhile, its rapid commercial growth has led to the development of many retail and leisure options, including world-class international restaurants and shops, parks, and museums. Its desirability has also led to the establishment of sophisticated condos for rent in BGC. Its location is also highly convenient, given it is only roughly 11km from the center of Manila, and the area also has strong transport links. 


Baguio City

As a set of tropical islands, the weather in the Philippines can be extremely hot and humid, especially in the summer. And while this may be ideal for some, it can be difficult for others to deal with, especially if they are originally from more temperate countries. If moving to the Philippines appeals to you, but you would prefer to live in a more moderate climate, Baguio City is the place for you. Because it is nearly 1,500m above sea level, the climate in Baguio is significantly cooler than other urban areas in the Philippines. As a result, the city has been dubbed the “Summer Capital” of the country. It is also well-known for its laid-back atmosphere and is one of the safest cities in all of Southeast Asia, too.  

Final Thoughts

This article should give you a good idea of the type and variety of exciting locations you could travel to in the Philippines. These 3 cities are truly just the tip of the iceberg, though. Whether you are looking for a fast-paced, growing city with burgeoning career opportunities, or a tropical paradise to unwind in, the country has you covered. This is even without mentioning the vast array of historical and natural landmarks there are to explore. Indeed, the diverse nature of the locales means there is truly a perfect destination for everyone.