Kabilang sa listahan ng New York Times, ang Pilipinas sa '46 Places to Go in 2013'.
Rome, Enero 16, 2013 – Ika-17 ang posisyon ng Pilipinas sa mga kinilala ng New York Times sa "whether you travel to eat or shop, surf or ski, new adventures await."
Binanggit ang mga new generation of luxury hotels sa bansa tulad ng matatagpuan sa Siargao gayun din ang mga diving spots tulad ng matatagpuan sa Palawan bukod pa sa mga white beaches tulad ng Boracay.
Dahil dito, ayon pa sa review, ay tunay na nakakahikayat ang 7,000 tropical islands ng Pilipinas at rekomendadong destinasyon para sa taong 2013.
A surfing and beach destination goes luxe.
Idyllic white sand beaches, secluded, little-known surf towns, and pristine reefs are among the natural draws of this country made up of over 7,000 tropical islands. Now in addition to the more upscale choices cropping up in former backpacking enclaves like Boracay, there is a new generation of luxury hotels opening even further afield. The new Dedon Island resort on Siargao, for example, is close to one of the world’s best surf breaks, Cloud 9 (Kelly Slater is a fan), and has an outdoor cinema along with spa and paddle board classes. And the private island resort of El Nido Pangulasian opens this month in the Unesco biosphere of Palawan, right by some of the world’s most pristine diving spots. Although the Philippines has been subject to travel advisories in the past, they mostly focus on Mindanao in the south. For extra security, outfitters like Asian expert Remote Lands organize private transfers and local guides.