The Philippines is a nation studded with a myriad of islands in south-east Asia. It is home to many fantastic beaches, coral reefs and churches. It is also a very popular tourist destination offering plenty of options for tourists regarding nature, wildlife, adventure, entertainment and nightlife. The people are very warm and affable, and they will not hesitate to go an extra mile to see a smile on your face.
Philippines houses 120 cities and numerous islands. Major cities include Manila (the capital city), Baguio (a hill station), Cebu, Palawan, Bacolod, Davao and Boracay islands.
November - April is the best time to visit Philippines
There are two seasons in the country, the wet season and the dry season. It also depends on location in the country as some areas experience rain all throughout the year like Baguio. The shoulder months of May and November can be good value for money - you'll miss the crowds, the weather will be pleasant and flights will be cheaper than the high season.
Hospitable people. Fresh and cheap seafood. Inexpensive liquor. Pristine beaches and islands. Ease of English communication.
Not possible to explore on a shoestring budget. Long travel times. Scamsters and touts.
The adventurous. Beach lovers and scuba divers. Night life seekers. Nature lovers.
Accommodation options include apartelles, homestays, condominiums renting rooms for long and short term stays and hotels for those who seek decent and high-end accommodation although the pricing of the star hotels is not very high compared to other international destinations. Decent stay options with basic amenities start from as low as PHP 1500 including breakfast.
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