Top 5 Places to Retire in the Philippines

In this report, we share the Top 5 Places to Retire in the Philippines.  

Part 1 Video: Explains the following 21 places we visited before we rank the top 5.  

Part 2 Video: Explains why we each ranked our Top 5 Places to retire in the Philippines. 

We will start by telling what 21 places we visited in the Philippines before picking these Top 5.  And, for each of the 21 places, we will each say the two words that come to mind when we think of that places. Then, after we tell you all 21 places we are comparing after visiting them, we will each tell you our top 5.  

Okay, here are the 21 Places we visited in the last 2 years and the two words we think of when we remember these places.  

21 Places We Have Visited Over the Last 2 Years

Place Dans’s Words Qiang’s Words
Davao Clean City, White Sand Beach Night Market, Clean City
Cagayan De Oro Malls, Parks White Water Rafting
Camiguin Waterfalls, 6-foot clams Big Claims, Tranquil Life
Bohol Hills, Nature Chocolate Hills
Panglao Sand Bar, Tourists White Sand Beaches, Nightlife
Dumaguete Ex-pats, Colleges Near Great Diving and Snorkeling
Siquijor White Sand Beaches, Waterfalls Beautiful Waterfalls
Makati Malls, Food Big City, Food, Nightlife
El Nido Islands, White Sands Breathtaking Big and Small Lagoons
Coron Scuba, Floral Coral Reefs Island Tours and Small Island Living
Puerto Princesa Small Town, Lively Boardwalk Livable Place, Nice Waterfront
Tagaytay Volcano, Views Cooler Weather, Near Manila
Angeles Food, Beautiful Women Nightlife
Subic Bay Smiles, Neighborhoods Clean City, Easy Life
Alaminos Island Hopping Island Hopping
Baguio Food, Weather Summer Capital
La Union Beach, Surfing Small Town, Hippies
Vigan Colonial, Cobble Stone Streets Spanish Colonial Town
Puerto Galera Beautiful Bays, White Sands Retire Paradise, White Sands
Buscalan Rice Terraces, Tribe Oldest Tattoo Artist World
Segada Views, Calm Fresh Air,

Cool Weather

Although we have also been to Cebu and Boracay we will not include them in the analysis because that was over 5 years ago.  We will visit both in 2023 along with 8 other new places and will include all of those locations in our 2023 update of our Top 5 Places to Retire in the Philippines.  

Okay, now that you know the list of places we have visited, we will now rank each of our top 5 places.  

Top 5 Places to Retire in the Philippines

Places Dan’s Ranking Qiang’s Ranking
Baguio First Place First Place
Puerto Galera Second Place Second Place
Dumaguete Third Place Third Place
Makati Fourth Place
Siquijor Fifth Place
Bohol Fourth Place
Davao Fifth Place

Make sure to watch part 2 to understand why we ranked each of the above Top 5 Places.  

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