Top 8 best places to retire in the Philippines
Retirement would be a rich lifestyle if well lived. To some people, it is a way of washing off their years of consistent and committed service to their country, to some people, it is a way of living a life out the state’s obligation, to some people, there is nothing special about it. No matter their reasons, retirement to so many people, it is a beautiful lifestyle, a vacation that never ends. This depends on how you plan to enjoy retirement such as the location for retirement. So it is essential to choose your location wisely.
This article will be focusing more on the places in Philippines that one can enjoy their retirement, but the attention will be on eight best places in Philippines to retire.
Philippines is one the best countries with a host of location for retirement. People who retired outside the US had Philippines for their retirement. Are you planning to retire outside the US, and you are interested in traveling to the Philippines? Or you are a Filipino who live abroad, but want to travel back to your country? You will find this article interesting as it will be opening your eyes to the best places to retire in the Philippines
The primary draw of Laguna is its proximity. The towns and cities are in the south of the capital with incredible developments for the convenience of the retirees. One of the cities, Ayala Land’s Nuvali project in Sta. Rosa City is an integrated township with gated communities, medium-and-high-rise condos, offices, and retail shops. There is also a golf-residential project in Laguna called Ayala-Greenfield Estates located at the top of the slopes of Mount Makiling.
Laguna has a wonderful transportation system. According to the executive director of Asser Services, CBRE Philippines, and Lui Matti: “Transport links to Laguna is also quite impeccable.”
This is another beautiful location similar to Laguna. The two major attractions of Cavite is its proximity and easy access to Manila. The province which is fast becoming a real estate hotspot is highly accessible from the capital, either through the South Luzon Expressway from Muntinlupa City, or the Manila-Cavite Expressway from Pasay City. One of the famous provinces of Cavite, Tagaytay City, has been for years a center for tourist attraction and retirement with restaurants, hotels, goal resorts, and much other leisure spots.
Cebu is a beautiful location for retirement with a unique combination of urban attractions and proximity to rural life. Cebu has been the center of a business hub in Philippines, and it is currently a growing medical tourism destination with good hospitality. Cebu has many projects unveiled by large real estates developers such as Megaworld’s Mactan Newtown, Ayala Land Premier’s 1016 Residences, and Alveo’s Solinea.
This area was formerly known as US base, and the rapid development is going on in this area, makes it an attractive area for retirement especially for Americans looking for an interesting location in Philippines for retirement.
The Subic-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) has helped to improve the mobility of this area in a greater measure, including areas like the city of Angeles and San Fernando and the town of Mabalacat. The rate of development is increasing making the area an exciting place for retirement.
Subic is located at the eastern side of Luzon Island and was formerly known as US overseas military installation. Interesting provinces such as the American-style suburban lifestyle, private schools, good schools, duty-free shopping, hotels and resorts, and lively dining scene and nightlife has made Subic an accessible location for attraction.
Subic is known for its cleanliness and orderliness where traffic rules are strictly enforced, and it has its own police and fire service.
Baguio city is endowed with beautiful weather and environment, but the major drawback about this city is the distance from Manila. Despite the improvement of the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and other significant improvements like the opening of SCTEX and the first section of the Tarlac-Pangasinan-La Union Expressway (TPLEX), Baguio City is still at least 6 hours away from Manila.
Talking about this city, it is among the best attractions for retirement. Apart from the Sugar and Masskara festival, there are other attractions of this Negros city such as the two major golf courses. The city is also known for its center for thriving business and BPO hub аnd hаѕ bееn nаmеd by MоnеуSеnѕе mаgаzіnе іn 2008 аѕ the “bеѕt place tо live іn thе Phіlірріnеѕ.”
Bacold is well known for its excellence in information technology and business process management operation and because of this, it was declared a “center of excellence.” Bacold is like the Silicon Valley of the Philippines and has been attracting quite a number of retirees.
Iloilo is composed of Iloilo City and ten other municipalities. This city is the Wеѕtеrn Vіѕауаѕ Region’s hub fоr trаdе, соmmеrсе, аnd іnduѕtrу. It is also a lucrative city for business opportunities and center for infrastructural development like schools, hospitals, seaports in the Visayas, new international airport. The hospital in the city of Iloilo is the first kidney transplant facility in the Philippines, outside Manila.
According to the business magazine, the Philippines is ideal because of its low cost of living, English speakers and rustic beauty. It also mentioned untaxed foreign income, making it more appealing to the foreigners. Forbes has also mentioned Tagaytay and Subic Bay as popular location: “Popular locations include Tagaytay, a suburb of Manila, the capital, that is elevated and therefore cooler, and Subic Bay, with an infrastructure from the old US Navy base. Non-stop flights between Manila and the US average 15 hours,”
Philippines is no doubt a wonderful country with beautiful location for retirement especially for foreigners (People who are planning to retire outside the US and people who are interested in traveling to the Philippines) or Filipino people who live in the US but want to travel back to their country.
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