9) Boracay, Philippines
As one of the Philippines’ many islands, Boracay is a great place spend days filled with windsurfing or kitesurfing, and nights filled with beach bars and inexpensive beer. This island has the quintessential palm trees, white-sand beaches, and ocean-front beach bars and restaurants. It differs from other places on this list due to its blend of small island vibe with big city conveniences. On the island you will find Starbucks, McDonald’s, and Subway, and plenty of resorts and guesthouses. Some say it’s on the overdeveloped side, but there are many benefits to living here. Renting a small apartment here will run you $300-$400 a month. Eating out is consistent with many other South East Asian countries, costing anywhere from $2-$8. The local beer, San Miguel, starts at $1. Another great thing about Boracay is it makes accessing the rest of the Philippines a quick hop, skip, and a jump!
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