GLOBAL DIRECTORY: PHILIPPINES

Chocolate Hills, Philippines | Photo by Jacky Lo on Unsplash

The Philippines is a paradise on earth with more than 7,500 tropical islands making up this incredible country. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it is broadly categorized into three main regions from north to south, which are Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. 

In the Philippines you can expect to find some of the most picturesque and postcard-worthy beaches in the world with white sand, tropical palm trees and warm clear water. As well as the stunning beaches, there are some ominous volcanoes to explore and lots of hikes to attempt. 

Despite being rich in natural attractions, it is the friendly locals that are the star of the show in the Philippines. The locals in the Philippines love foreign visitors and always go out of their way to show off their amazing hospitality and culture. There are few countries around the world with more endearing locals than in the Philippines.

Getting around the Philippines can be an interesting task due to the island-travel. On land, you can find yourself in a jeepney, which is a converted american school bus that now functions as a public bus. To island-hop you can fly or take a ferry. The transport can be slow and a bit unorganized but you always know there is a beautiful beach at the end of your transit.

The capital of The Philippines is Manila, which is the largest city closely followed by Cebu City. Some of the most popular spots to visit are El Nido and Coron for incredible island-hopping, Siargao to go surfing, Sagada to visit the incredible rice terraces. However, this is just scratching the surface. With 7,500+ islands, there is a lot to explore in the Philippines.

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Here’s everything you need to plan a trip to the Philippines! So what are you waiting for?

LANGUAGE:  Filipino, English

CURRENCY: Peso (PHP)

GUIDES, ITINERARIES, & ATTRACTIONS

Ultimate Philippines Travel Itinerary for 3-4 Weeks (Journey Era)

Exploring Ilocos Norte: A (Mis)Adventure at the Paoay Sand Dunes (Osmiva)

Sambawan Island Travel Guide: An Overnight Stay at Biliran Island’s Gem in the Philippines (Osmiva)

TOP 5 WATER ACTIVITIES TO DO IN THE PHILIPPINES (Castaway with Crystal)

2 WEEK PHILIPPINES ITINERARY: FINDING PARADISE WITHOUT THE CROWDS (Walk My World)

8 STUNNING CEBU WATERFALLS YOU NEED TO SEE (Walk My World)

TWIN LAGOON, CORON: ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE WILD SWIMMING SPOTS (Walk My World)

COSTS

Tips From the Banker: The True Cost of Travel in the Philippines (Be My Travel Muse)

PHILIPPINES 4 WEEK TRAVEL ITINERARY | Budget Travel (My Travel Lit)

Philippines Travel Costs for Three Weeks (Our Big Fat Travel Adventure)

ACCOMMODATIONS

Best Resorts Near Dumaguete City And Negros Oriental (Everywhere With Ferna)

WHERE TO STAY IN CORON – THE TOP HOTELS FOR EVERY BUDGET (Walk My World)

FOOD

10 Interesting Facts You Need To Know About Food in The Philippines (Authentic Foodquest)

The Best of Pampanga Cuisine in the Footsteps of Anthony Bourdain (Authentic Foodquest)

10 Unique Ilocos Food to Delight on in the Philippines (Authentic Foodquest)

INSPIRATION

THE MOST INSTAGRAMMABLE PLACES IN THE PHILIPPINES (Walk My World)

SPECIAL TOPICS

El Nido, Philippines is Overtouristed, Here are 8 Amazing Alternatives (Be My Travel Muse)

THE ULTIMATE PHILIPPINES TRAVEL PACKING CHECKLIST (Be My Travel Muse)

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Be My Travel Muse

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Global Directory pages for countries near the Philippines

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