Welcome to ThePhilippines.com! We are an online travel guide for tourists who want to take a vacation to or within the Philippines, a beautiful country in Southeast Asia made up of 7,107 islands. We blog about and promote the best tourist attractions, beaches, islands, hotels and beach resorts, restaurants, and more!

A Beautiful Country With Very Friendly People!
Located in Southeast Asia, the Philippines, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines, is made up of 7,107 islands nestled inside the South China Sea to the west (also known as the West Philippine Sea), the Pacific Ocean on the East, the Sulu Sea on the Southwest and the Celebes Sea to the South. There are three main groups of islands: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao. All of the islands feature beautiful beaches, palm trees, and wildlife. Some even have hills and mountains. Surrounding countries include Taiwan, China, Vietnam, Indonesia, and the U.S. territory of Guam. [Learn More...]

Warm Weather and Many Tourist Destinations to Choose From!
There are two seasons in the Philippines - rainy season and dry season. Because the islands are surrounded by water, cool ocean breezes allow visitors to enjoy tropical, but humid temperatures averaging about 80 degrees fahrenheit (26 degrees celsius) year-round. The hottest time of the year is from March to May, where the temperature can reach up to 100 degrees fahrenheit (or 37 degrees celsius). But the coolest time of the year is from November to February, where the temperature stays around 80-85 degrees fahrenheit (or 26-29 degrees celsius). [Learn More...]

Very Simple Passport and Visa Requirements for Tourists!
Every country, including the Philippines, requires a passport for all visitors and tourists to enter. But unless you plan on staying for more than 30 days, you do not need a visa as long as your passport is valid for at least 6 months and you have a valid return ticket. If you do plan on staying longer than 30 days, you will need to get a tourist visa. It's very simple to get, the payment required is very reasonable, and you can get a visa for up to a 6-month stay. [Learn More...]

Daily International Flights to More Than 7 Major Airports!
Because there are so many islands, there are more than 50 major airports in the Philippines. However, only few are landing points for incoming international flights. These include Manila (MNL), Cebu (CEB), Davao City (DVO), Clark/Angeles City (CRK), Iloilo (ILO), Boracay-Caticlan (MPH), and Bohol-Panglao (TAG). Manila, being the capital of the Philippines, entertains the most international flights daily. It's Ninoy Aquino International Airport has three major terminals, and is actually located in the city of Pasay - just 15-20 minutes away from the actual city of Manila. [Learn More...]

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Top 8 Resorts Near Metro Manila for a Quick Weekend Getaway

Resort near Manila

Everyone would agree that we all deserve a break from all the stress from work or school -- even for just a few days. Spending a quick weekend getaway out of town is great for unwinding. Thankfully, there are a number of resorts that are only three hours or less drive from Metro Manila which means less time for travel and more time for relaxing.

4 Amazing Beach Resorts to Stay at While in Bataan, Philippines

Famous for historical landmarks such as Corregidor Island, Mount Samat, Bataan Nuclear Power Plant and Las Casas Filipinas De Acuzar, Bataan is a province that lies in the middle part of Luzon, adjacent to Zambales and Pampanga. Tourists can also take delight in their wonderful beaches as well as taste popular Araro cookies, which is a native delicacy based on flour and egg that is available at Manuel’s store, in Samal.

Top 10 Healing/ Wellness Resorts in the Philippines for People with Cancer, Diabetes and More

The Farm at San Benito in Lipa City, Batangas
Many resorts in the Philippines are especially designed for people who are suffering from various medical problems. These healing and wellness resorts usually feature helpful amenities such as revitalizing hot springs, soothing massage spas, sanctuaries, detox centers, and amazing views that allow guests to fully relax.

Top 5 Best, Affordable Beach Resorts in Olongapo, Philippines (Near Subic Bay)

Beach resort in Olongapo, Philippines
Mangrove Beach Resort in Olongapo, Philippines
There are many resorts to choose from if you want to stay on the beach in the Philippines, but the beach resorts in Olongapo located in the province of Zambales are some of the best... and also some of the most affordable! For as little as 2,000 PHP (or around $40 USD) a night, you can enjoy staying at a beautiful, comfortable resort that overlooks the beautiful Baloy Long Beach.

Top 7 Most Beautiful Beach Resorts in Batangas

Vivere Azure Resort in Batangas, Philippines
Vivere Azure Resort in Batangas, Philippines
Due to its proximity to Metro Manila, Batangas is one of the top choices when it comes to vacations. In just about two hours drive from Manila, you can enjoy the beaches, scuba diving, island hopping, mountain climbing, heritage and pilgrimage tour, or just relaxing in its beautiful beach resorts and hotels.

Top 5 Amusement Parks in the Philippines

Sky Ranch in Tagaytay Philippines

In the search for the "happiest place" in the Philippines, one must have thought of outdoor amusement parks that feature thrilling and fun rides as the number one choice. Surely, nothing could be more exciting than that, especially when you're with your loved ones, family, and barkada!

Top 6 Organic Farms and Restaurants in the Philippines

Costales Nature Organic Farms in Laguna Philippines
Costales Nature Farms in Laguna Philippines
Organic food is most commonly mistaken as vegetarian food and is tasteless. But the truth is anyone can enjoy it! It is only called organic because of the fact that it is almost 95% free from any chemicals, pesticides, preservatives, etc., and is produced in environmental- and animal-friendly farming methods. Many organic farms throughout the Philippines are now opened to the public and offers a full menu of organic foods - some even provide workshops and overnight accommodations!

Camiguin Island, Philippines -- 6 Amazing Reasons Why You Should Go!

Camiguin Island, Philippines

If you’re never been to Camiguin Island in the Philippines, now is the time to stop procrastinating. An island “born of fire”, this beautiful tourist attraction in Mindanao, was formed mostly through earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. This beautiful island is serviced daily by Cebu Pacific Air (with non-stop flights from Manila and Cebu), and so here are 6 great reasons why you should visit:

5 Must-See Tourist Attractions in Sagada, Philippines

Sagada, Philippines

Sagada, a small quiet town in the Mountain Province, has been known as a backpacker's dream destination. Its natural cool weather, spectacular mountain views, and mystic caves are just some of the reasons it is considered one of the most ideal places in the Philippines to enjoy outdoors.

Philippines Opens First Eco-Airport in Panglao, Bohol

Bohol-Panglao International Airport

Bohol, a beautiful tourist destination in Central Visayas, is expected to double its tourist arrivals with the opening of its new international airport. The Bohol-Panglao International Airport, dubbed as the Philippines' first "eco-friendly" airport, has started its operations on November 28, 2018.

Bulacan International Airport in the Philippines -- Everything You Need to Know!

For years, the primary international gateway for travelers to the Philippines has always been the Ninoy Aquino International Airport. However, with the usual congestion of passengers and several controversies plaguing the historic airport, there have been calls to replace it. Now, a new international airport has been approved by the government to be constructed in the province of Bulacan, just a few kilometers north of Metro Manila.

What to Do (And Not to Do) in The New Boracay

Boracay Island, Philippines

Boracay Island, known as one of the most pristine islands in the world, has always been the go-to beach destination in the Philippines. Tourists around the world flock the island for its crystal clear blue waters, white sand shores, bustling nightlife, and world-class accommodations. After leaving the limelight temporarily for some massive rehabilitation, Boracay has opened once again to be greater and more astonishing than ever.