Nightlife in the Philippines is all about music, dancing, karaoke and, staying out until the wee hours of the morning. Filipino bands are famous all over the world, and there are charming dance instructors (DI’s) at the local clubs who partner with you on the dance floor.

Beauty pageants are perennial opportunities to show off the unique brand of Filipina beauty. No other country holds as many beauty contests, and the locals are justifiably proud of the number of international pageant titles the country’s candidates have won over the years.

A wide variety of games and sports reflect the active and competitive lifestyle of Filipinos. Among the most popular local pastimes are cockfighting, jai alai, and (despite being height-challenged) basketball.