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Philippines-A Growing Medical Travel Destination
The Philippines is growing as a destination of choice for medical travelers due to the array of world class physicians in the country, often trained in the Western world, state of the art technology, and a unique brand of care all provided at a fraction of the cost of care of the U.S.
The Philippines are home to some of the best hospitals and stand alone specialty clinics in the world, offering world-class expertise, 5-star facilities, and the distinct warmth of the Filipino hospitality.
It also offer some of the world’s best spa retreat resorts and tour destinations for those wishing to include a vacation with their medical travel.
The country is marked by a true blend of cultures; in the Philippines, East meets West. The people are Indonesian and Malay, with Chinese and Spanish influences. The history of American rule and contact with merchants and traders culminated in a unique blend in the appearance and culture of the people of the Philippines, who are used to communicating with Americans.
The first half of the year, from January to May, provides the most temperate weather for visitors. November to February is cool, while March to May is hot and dry. June to October is rainy, with the months between July and September characterized by typhoons. Average temperature is 78 degrees. Some parts of the country such as Cebu, are warm and comfortable in all seasons and can be comfortabely visited throughout the year.