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Philippines Travel Guide

Everything You Need to Know About the Philippines

The Philippines is the place some believe to be the real inspiration behind the Alex Garland’s novel – The Beach (the author lived and travelled there). If you’re looking for a new Asia experience, the archipelago consisting of over 7,641 islands is well worth considering. The world’s 12th most populous country, it has a population of around 103 million people, the majority of whom are renowned for their great sense of rhythm and talented vocal prowess.

The country is blessed with white-sand beaches, pale blue seas, amazing corals and fish, lagoons, mountains, rivers, rice terraces and volcanoes. Days can be spent exploring the diverse and sometimes challenging terrain, en route to cascading waterfalls and dramatic caves. The fine sand beaches that fringe the Pacific Ocean offer the ideal base for a relaxing holiday, perfect for lounging and taking in the delightful surroundings.

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  • Boracay Island

    Boracay Island

    Those on holiday and looking for the perfect combination of sun, sand, and sea will not be disappointed in Boracay. The Read More»

  • Manila

    Manila

    Manila has a certain ‘rough diamond’ quality about it. With over 9.5 million people in the Filipino capital – traffic Read More»

  • Palawan

    Palawan is the name of an archipelagic province of the Philippines, named after its largest island and located toward Read More»

  • Cebu

    Cebu

    Cebu Province is one of the most developed provinces of the Philippines. Part of the Central Visayas Region – which also Read More»

  • Mactan Island

    Mactan Island

    Mactan Island lies across the Mactan Channel, opposite Cebu City in the southeast of Manila. It is modern and yet has Read More»

  • Bohol Island

    Bohol Island

    Bohol is a province in the Central Visayas Region and is the tenth largest island in the Philippines. Situated to the Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotels in the Philippines

    10 Best Hotels in the Philippines

    The Philippines' best hotels all have several important characteristics in common - top location, quality facilities and Read More»

  • Best hotels in Boracay

    10 Best Hotels in Boracay

    The 10 best hotels in Boracay have everything that you could dream of for your next vacation on this well liked tropical Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotels in Palawan

    The 10 best hotels in Palawan featured in the listing below have been carefully selected according to the number of Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotels in Manila

    10 Best Hotels in Manila

    The 10 best hotels in Manila will certainly exceed your expectations regarding comfort, facilities, amenities, and Read More»

  • 10 Best Hotels in Cebu Island

    Our list of the 10 best hotels in Cebu introduces you the most commonly booked hotels and resorts on the island.  Read More»

  • Best hotels in Bohol

    10 Best Hotels in Bohol

    The 10 best hotels in Bohol will certainly meet your expectations regarding agreeable settings, relaxing atmosphere, Read More»

  • Top 10 Things to Do

    Top 10 Things to Do

    The Philippines are one of the most exotic and delightful tourist destinations in the entire Southeast Asian Read More»

  • Philippines Activities

    Philippines Activities

    First and foremost the Philippines' prolific coral and marine life makes it a diving destination. The jungle and Read More»

  • Philippines Area Guides

    The Philippines has almost everything a holidaymaker could desire. It is probably the most westernized Asian nation. Read More»

  • Philippines Shopping

    Philippines Shopping

    A former Asian shopping emporium, going back to the days when its coastal towns sold pearls, tortoise shells, beeswax Read More»

  • Shopping in Philippines

    What to Buy in the Philippines

    The Philippines is an excellent destination for anyone interested in picking up elaborate handicrafts, home-furnishings, Read More»

  • 10 Best Shopping Experiences in Manila

    10 Best Shopping in Manila

    Our list of the best shopping experiences in Manila introduces the most exciting malls, markets, and stores available in Read More»

  • Philippines Nightlife

    Philippines Nightlife

    Most people who come to the Philippines inevitably end up on stage at some point. The natives are great fans of Read More»

  • 10 Best Nightlife in Boracay Island

    10 Best Nightlife in Boracay

    This list of the top 10 nightlife in Boracay Island introduces the busiest bars and nightclubs available in this Read More»

  • 10 Best Nightlife in Manila

    This list of the 10 best nightlife in Manila introduces both specific venues and generic nightlife types in the capital Read More»

  • Philippines Restaurants

    Philippines Restaurants

    Food here is invariably cheap, especially on the islands, although it will be predominantly Filipino food. Read More»

  • What to Eat in Philippines

    What to Eat in the Philippines

    Filipino food has evolved over several centuries from its Malayo-Polynesian origins to a cuisine predominantly built Read More»

  • 10 Best Restaurants in Boracay

    10 Best Restaurants in Boracay

    Our list of the Boracay's best restaurants has been established in a way to please everyone’s tastes and budgets. You’ll Read More»

  • Philippines Information

    Philippines Information

    Philippines is located in the Western Pacific Ocean, some 1,210km east of Vietnam and is separated in the north from Read More»

  • Philippines Maps

    Philippines Maps

    Our interactive map (and satellite views) displays all available hotels with photos, facilities and guest comments as Read More»

  • Manila International Airport

    Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport or NAIA (MNL) is located between the cities of Pasay and Paranaque, about 7 Read More»

  • Boracay Island

    Boracay Island

    Those on holiday and looking for the perfect combination of sun, sand, and sea will not be disappointed in Boracay. The Read More»

  • 1st Time in Boracay: Where Should I Stay?

    Planning a first holiday trip to Boracay can be complex; the island may be small – only 10.32 km2 – but it features Read More»

  • 10 Best Attractions in Boracay Island

    10 Best Things To Do in Boracay

    This list of the top 10 attractions in Boracay Island puts together the reasons why this tiny island, that covers an Read More»

  • Palawan

    Palawan is the name of an archipelagic province of the Philippines, named after its largest island and located toward Read More»

  • First Time in Palawan: Where Should I Stay?

    All those who travel for the first time to Palawan are somehow puzzled about where they should stay during their holiday Read More»

  • 10 Best Things to Do in Palawan

    Our list of the best things to do in Palawan comprises just a few of the must-visit places at hand in the largest Read More»

  • Cebu

    Cebu

    Cebu Province is one of the most developed provinces of the Philippines. Part of the Central Visayas Region – which also Read More»

  • 1st Time in Cebu: Where Should I Stay?

    It’s may be a bit tricky to find the right spot for your holiday on your first visit to Cebu. Firstly, Cebu is a Read More»

  • 10 Best Things to Do in Cebu

    Our list of the best things to do in Cebu is apt to satisfy most visitor’s taste in this tropical beach destination in Read More»

  • Manila

    Manila

    Manila has a certain ‘rough diamond’ quality about it. With over 9.5 million people in the Filipino capital – traffic Read More»

  • 1st Time in Manila: Where Should I Stay?

    All those who travel for the first time to Manila are somehow puzzled about where they should stay during their holiday2 Read More»

  • 10 Best Things to Do in Manila

    10 Best Things to Do in Manila

    Our list of the 10 best things to do in Manila are, in keeping with the image of this outstanding metropolis, a mix of Read More»

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