These Philippines travel tips will help you plan and make the most of your trip there. It is an amazing country, but be prepared!

Published date: 30 August 2018 | Updated:06 April 2022

Philippines Quick Information

Power Socket

standard 220v electricity with mostly type A and B plugs (Standard American plugs). To avoid the hassle of having to buy new adaptors for everywhere you go, we recommend picking up a Universal Travel Adaptor before you leave.

VISA

Nationals from 151 countries may enter the Philippines without a visa and stay for a maximum of thirty (30) days, provided they are holders of a passport valid at least six (6) months beyond the period of stay in the Philippines, and present a return or outward bound ticket to their country of origin or to your next country of destination (They are quite strict with showing an outbound ticket so plan accordingly). Brazilian and Israeli

Safety

Someone back home said you’d be robbed blind, kidnapped or worse if you dared set foot in the Philippines. So you booked yourself into an all-inclusive resort and didn’t venture out for the whole trip (or worse, decided not to go at all). other parts of the country or affects tourists. Check and be aware of the latest travel advisories, of course, but once you get to the Philippines you’ll likely soon be glad you didn’t let any worries hold you back from this experience. Relax and explore. Apart from this, there are also strong government warnings to avoid all travel to western and central Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago because of terrorist activity and clashes between the military and insurgent groups.

Transportation

The transport from one place to the next is can be a mission due to it being an archipelago. If you have limited time, flying from one island to the next is essential. We recommend downloading the Skyscanner App and using the 12Go website to view bus, boat, and train schedules ahead of time.

Source: www.cnbc.com

Currency

₱ - Philippine Peso

The Philippine peso, also known as the piso in Filipino, is the currency of the Philippines. It is divided into 100 sentimo, also called centavos.

Philippines Trip Planning

What to Pack for Traveling the Philippines

Best things to do in the Philippines

Go Hiking Through Rice Terraces and Mountains

While many people head to the Philippines purely to enjoy the many picture-perfect beaches, the Philippines also has some pretty beautiful mountains to climb. One of the best things to do in the Philippines is to head North to the mountain provinces to hike Banaue, Batad, and Sagada. Here, you can find a complex irrigation system built in the impressive rice terraces, which was engineered by the local tribesmen. Apart from the rice terraces, there are also loads of other Philippine mountains to climb like Mt. Pulag, Mount Apo, and Pico de Loro

Boracay Beach

Beautiful Boracay offers stunning beaches, some of the best hotels in the Philippines, exciting nightlife, excellent watersports and a huge variety of dining options.

It is the complete resort island. If you’re looking for a trip, similar to visiting almost anywhere in Europe at the height of summer, Boracay is your place. It’s great for everyone. There are plenty of day trips and activities for families to do in Boracay, as well as for groups of friends. Even for couples, there’s many romantic things to do in Boracay.

Explore Remote Islands

While I could easily ramble on about all the best beaches in the Philippines, I’m afraid I would never end. From the beaches of the lesser known Gigantes Island to the shores of world-famous Palawan (whose beaches was dubbed as one of the best in the world), there is no shortage of islands to choose from. If you want to go surfing and enjoy world-class waves, go to Siargao Island. If you want to explore beautiful beaches and marine life, head to Palawan. For a good mix of culture, diving, and beaches, head to Cebu, Bohol, Coron, and Dumaguete.

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