Book Philippines vacation rentals on your next vacation. Consisting of 7,107 islands (1,000 inhabited), 97 ethnic groups and 101 dialects, the Philippines is known as "The Smile of Asia" due to its people's hospitality and many festivities or 'fiestas'. Spanish and American influences are strongly evident in this culture. Many tourists on vacations in Philippines have described it as 'a slice of Latin America in Asia', or 'the most westernized Asian country'. You will never know a more hospitable and friendly place to vacation. The country welcomes thousands of visitors all year long, which is why they have developed a huge accommodation trend of Philippines vacation rentals, hotels and beautiful holiday homes in Philippines. The archipelago is famous for the contrast between huge and modern metropolises like Manila or Cebu, the primitive tribal territories, deserted islands, clear sea waters and smooth white coral sand.