Retirement is the ultimate form of rest. It is the perfect get-away from the hustle and bustle of the employed life. After years of long hours in the office, multiple overtimes, stressful deadlines, etc. We all need a retirement that can truly feel like a lifelong vacation. Make your hard work pay off by retiring in one of the most beautiful places in the Philippines.
Why the Philippines?
Manila has it’s way of crawling into the hearts of every tourist and Filipino. The Philippines is where home is. So why look further where you can choose one of the beautiful locations to retire here in the Philippines? Even tourists are captivated by the beauty of our country. And how can they not be? Filled with beautiful landscapes, rich cultures, and breathtaking tourist spots, the Philippines is definitely winning our hearts. But it’s not only our beautiful places that captured the attention of many visitors, it is actually the iconic Filipino warmth that charms every traveller.
Picking a location to retire…
At this point, it is an important choice to know where and what part of the Philippines you’re planting your roots.
There are a lot of considerations when choosing a place:
- Is it accessible?
- Is it close to landmarks?
- Crime rates
- Proximity to friends and family
- Public transportation
- Food options
- City size
- Healthcare centers (and your proximity to them)
Top 5 best places to retire!
A fresh and progressive city. If you’re looking for a location that’s still urbanized, but at the same time emits an exclusive provincial feel then this is the place to set down your roots. Talk about having the best of both worlds! What makes Parañaque a good retirement location? It’s because it’s full of wide commercial and business districts, overlooking serene visuals, green spaces, and thrilling leisure spots.
Nicknamed as the “Tagaytay of the north”. There are actually two parts of Antipolo. The “Upper Antipolo” and the “Lower Antipolo”. The difference is that the upper side of this city is tagged as more rural or “provincial”. While lower Antipolo is more urbanized with shopping centers and parks.
Both parts have their pros. If you so choose to live in upper Antipolo, get ready to bask yourself in the picturesque overlooking views. Meanwhile, lower antipolo is buzzing with activities with malls, hole in the wall dining, and a lot more!
One of the most visited places in the Philippines. Baguio City is known for its cool climate, rich culture, and friendly people. If you fancy a place that is sweet and steady, then Baguio City is the retirement place for you.
This is truly a place where quality of life is elevated. Living here entails a healthier lifestyle. Landmarks are closer to each other, and people actually take time to walk. If not, approachable taxi drivers are more than willing to take them to their destinations. There is also a lower risk of contracting diseases and viruses because it’s hard for these negative elements to thrive in cold climates. And let’s face it, Baguio is simply stunning. Period.
Gear away from the metro manila traffic and bask yourself in fresh surroundings. Batangas has a fast-growing economy in terms of residential, tourism, and business. Come to think of it, Batangas have a neutral touch to them. The place is not too provincial, and not too urbanized. A perfect place to retire for those who want a well-rounded community with a flourishing economy.
Not the most popular choice, however, retiring in homes for the elderly does have its unique perks. You need not worry about depending on family members to care for you as nurses and healthcare professionals. Every day will be filled with activities and new things to learn. Besides, every home for the elderly’s goal is to improve the lives of seniors. Why not give it a shot?