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Posted on February 19, 2023 | No Comments on Retirement Paradise

Today, most people view retirement as a new beginning, a new phase of life, an opportunity to reinvent one’s self. It’s a time to explore things in new heights.

“After getting what you want, you must enjoy what you got,” shares Mr. Reynaldo Lingat, OIC-General Manager of the Philippine Retirement Authority (PRA). Retirement is your hard-earned vacation, so enjoy every day of it and discover more about life and your environment.

In enjoying retirement years, there is no need to go far across the globe. Within the Philippines, much satisfaction can already be had. Whether you’re adventurous, laid-back, or a mixture of both, you have a spot to go in the country to fit the qualifications you seek.

Here is a list of top fascinating destinations in the country where you might want to build your retirement home. These are the places the PRA selected as retirement cluster areas in the Philippines, because of their proximity to international airports, hospitals, healthcare facilities, and commercial centers, plus the presence of tourist attractions and many more.

The vibrant city of Manila has become the retirement favorite of young retirees who prefer fast-paced and modern lifestyle, and active social life. According to Mr. Lingat, 40 percent of the foreign retirees are found in Manila. This is why more and more retirement condominiums and facilities are put up in this dynamic city.

In Manila, fun and entertainment is within reach. Enveloping the city are plenty shopping malls, flashy bars, thumping discos, and many other venues for social interaction and leisure activities. Name it and you can find it in this diverse city.

A favorite retirement haven in the country because of its cool climate, Tagaytay offers abundant housing facilities and recreational sites for everyone’s enjoyment and pleasure. Its proximity to Metro Manila also makes it even more appealing to both foreign and Filipino retirees.

At this very pleasant city, one can take pleasure in having picnics, horseback riding, camping or simply sight-seeing. With the cold breeze and the splendor of the atmosphere, one can truly be at peace and harmony with nature at Tagaytay—one of the cities cited by four foreign trade chambers (European, American, Japan and Korean Chambers of Commerce) as one of the top five retirement havens in the Philippines.

If you wish to live close to nature, at the same time experience modern conveniences, you should consider settling in Subic. In Subic, technological progress and nature preservation are balanced together. This is where you can find the perfect mix of peace, convenience and fun.

Activities that one can indulge at the alluring waters of Subic are overwhelming. Fishing, sailing, parasailing, kayaking, diving or cruising—all of these you can try and experience. For those who love sports and want to stay active, Subic also offers facilities for this interest. Paintball, GoKart, horseback riding, and car racing are just among the activities that one can enjoy in the place.

When it comes to Subic’s unique natural environment, its forest land is certainly a must-explore. For those who want to appreciate nature more, you can go camping, hiking and trekking, or visit the nature theme parks at Subic.

Nightlife is also alive in Subic. So, you don’t only get to explore nature, but the fun and the mingling with other people as well. Bright and dazzling bars, clubs and casinos are also in Subic where people can party and socialize.

One more thing attractive about Subic is the absence of traffic, not because there are few vehicles, but because of the admirable discipline of the drivers there. Wandering around Subic will therefore not be a hassle.

Cebu—one of Asia’s best cities and the country’s oldest and historical city—is a preferred destination for both business and leisure. With its pristine white sand beaches, turquoise waters, awesome diving sites, fascinating mountains and caves, plus luxurious resorts complete with modern amenities, Cebu is certainly your tropical paradise. With its fine climate, and good peace and order situation plus the very warm and friendly natives, Cebu is a very ideal place to reside.

A fast progressing city, Cebu has become a favorite destination to both foreigners and Filipinos. According to the Cebu Chamber of Commerce and Industry tourism committee chair Mila Espina, the city has been recognized by ASEAN capitalists in the retirement industry sector as among the favorite destinations in the world. This is because of its airlines offering great discount for domestic flights, allowing easy and affordable access to other parts of the country and Asia.

Being located in a typhoon-free zone, Davao has a predictable climate—sunny at day and occasional rain drizzle by night. This makes the city ideal for business and recreation, and also makes it suitable for older retirees.

With its strategic location and its air and sea linkages, traveling to other parts of the country and the globe is easy. Medical and hospital facilities, malls, recreational venues and other needed amenities for convenience are also sufficient in Davao. As regards peace and order, Davao is one of the most peaceful cities in Asia. Its Davao Police Office remains a top pick for the County’s Best Police Office Award.

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