Philippines

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 7000 islands, countless experiences

We might be a little biased, but the Philippines is the greatest. With more than 7000 islands and 81 provinces, this is a country with so much to offer. Whether you like uninhabited islands, ancient rice terraces or sprawling metropolises, you’re bound to find it in the Philippines. Plus, with the warmest locals you’ll ever meet and a vast understanding of English, the Philippines is as backpacker-friendly as it gets.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Dry Season: November to April

CURRENCY

$1 USD = 52 Philippine Pesos (PHP)

Philippines Travel Blogs

HIDDEN BEACH EL NIDO: Ultimate Travel Guide

HIDDEN BEACH EL NIDO: Ultimate Travel Guide

Hidden Beach El Nido is a pristine cove of sparkling white sand and crystal clear water, tucked away behind a sheer limestone cliff. With so many beautiful El Nido tourist spots, it's hard to choose a favourite, but when it comes to an idyllic beach for a little...

CUDUGNON CAVE EL NIDO: Cave Exploration Tour

CUDUGNON CAVE EL NIDO: Cave Exploration Tour

There's more to El Nido, Palawan than white sandy beaches and glistening turquoise water. Take Cudugnon Cave, an enormous cavern hidden behind an inconspicuous hole in the limestone wall. This cave holds a lot of cultural significance to the region, believed to have...

SNAKE ISLAND, EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING GUIDE

SNAKE ISLAND, EL NIDO ISLAND HOPPING GUIDE

If there's one island that will stand out during your El Nido island hopping tour, it's Snake Island. Named after the squiggly sandbar that connects Snake Island to mainland Palawan (no, there aren't any actual snakes), Snake Island is one of the most picturesque El...

DANASAN FALLS, DANAO CEBU: Danasan Eco Park

DANASAN FALLS, DANAO CEBU: Danasan Eco Park

Danasan Falls is a huge cascading waterfall deep in the rugged rainforest of Danao, North Cebu. We weren't sure what to expect of Danasan Falls, having done zero research and knowing nothing about it other than the fact it was part of the Danasan Eco Park. With little...

OGTONG CAVE RESORT, BANTAYAN ISLAND

OGTONG CAVE RESORT, BANTAYAN ISLAND

Bantayan Island is a slice of paradise off the mainland of North Cebu, known for its pristine beaches and dirt cheap seafood. What we weren't expecting to find there was Ogtong Cave, a subterranean pool with crystal clear, turquoise water. Ogtong Cave is privately...

SAN MIGUEL FALLS IN SAMBOAN, SOUTH CEBU

SAN MIGUEL FALLS IN SAMBOAN, SOUTH CEBU

San Miguel Falls is a small but beautiful waterfall in Samboan, South Cebu. Our visit to San Miguel Falls was an unexpected addition to a day already full of exploring the more famous waterfalls in Samboan. We had no idea about this hidden gem, but thanks to our...

IBO FALLS, BARILI: Hidden Waterfall in South Cebu

IBO FALLS, BARILI: Hidden Waterfall in South Cebu

Ibo Falls is a hidden oasis deep in the jungle of Barili, a small town in South Cebu. This gem of a waterfall isn't on the South Cebu map just yet, having only been recently "discovered" by the department of tourism. We can definitely see this multi-level cascade...

BUDLAAN FALLS GUIDE: Waterfall in Cebu City

BUDLAAN FALLS GUIDE: Waterfall in Cebu City

If you know much about the island of Cebu, you'd know it's home to hundreds of waterfalls, particularly in South Cebu. What you might not realise is that there are waterfalls in Cebu far closer to the city centre, like Budlaan Falls which is only around 25 minutes...

CAMBAIS FALLS IN ALEGRIA, CEBU: Ultimate Travel Guide

CAMBAIS FALLS IN ALEGRIA, CEBU: Ultimate Travel Guide

Cambais Falls is a tropical oasis deep in the jungle of Alegria, South Cebu. This multi-level waterfall is a natural playground, seemingly made for people who enjoy jumping off waterfalls as much as they like looking at them. We spent several hours at Cambais Falls...