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...]

The Latest News & Updates For Tourists:

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.

Beautiful Luxury Resorts in Antipolo, Rizal With Amazing Views -- Here Are 6 of Them!

Luljetta's Place Garden Suites in Antipolo, Philippines

Antipolo, the capital city of the Rizal province in the Philippines, is a popular destination just a few kilometers away from the capital city of Manila. Depending on traffic, it can be reached within only about one to two hours from the metro. Despite that, it offers a much different ambiance with fresher air, lush green sceneries, and ultimate relaxation in some of the best hotels and resorts in the area.

Top 7 Most Beautiful Beach Resorts in Panglao Island, Bohol

Panglao Island, Bohol

Panglao Island in the province of Bohol is one of the famous tourist destinations in the Philippines. It is the home of white sand beaches, paradise-like landscapes, and world-class diving sites. It is just suiting that the island also houses some of the best resorts and hotels.

Top 5 Best Affordable Hotels in Beautiful Cagayan De Oro City

Cagayan de Oro, Philippines

Cagayan De Oro City, also known as CDO, is the capital of the province of Misamis Oriental and serves as the gateway to the beautiful island of Northern Mindanao. Dubbed as the "City of Golden Friendship," it offers some of the safest and most comfortable places to stay when exploring this part of the Philippines.

These 6 Affordable Hotels in Tagaytay Have the Best Views of Taal Lake and Volcano

Taal Lake in Tagaytay, Philippines

Tagaytay City, a famous tourist destination with a mild climate, is a perfect escape from the hot weather in the rest of the Philippines. It also offers perfect staycation choices with hotels featuring great accommodations and stunning views of the nearby Taal Volcano, which is regarded as the world's smallest active volcano and is uniquely surrounded by the Taal Lake.

Top 8 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in the Philippines For a Long Weekend

White sands beach in Philippines

Long weekends are a perfect time to take a break and unwind from all the stress from work or studies. What other way to spend it than to travel? The Philippines has awesome and convenient destinations to make the best out of your 3-day or even 4-day holiday weekend - even though it's just for a few days.

Eat the Best Ramen at These Top 5 Restaurants in Metro Manila

Ramen Nagi in Metro Manila, Philippines

In the Philippines, if it's not summer, it's rainy. If summers call for beach vacations, rainy days call for comfort foods. One of the most popular comfort foods sprouting in the metro is ramen, a Japanese dish made up of noodles served in broth with meat, vegetables, and a lot more. You don't have to go to Japan just for it as it's readily available in Metro Manila, Philippines.

Top 10 Alternative Beaches to Visit While Waiting For Boracay to Reopen

Calaguas Island, Philippines

Boracay Island in the Philippines is famous for its fine white sand, booming nightlife, various accommodation choices, and numerous activities. Although its charm is truly exceptional, there are other islands out of the 7,107 in the Philippines that tourists could go to while Boracay is temporarily closed to restore its original, natural beauty.