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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!

Filipinos dancing at a festival in the Philippines
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!

Beautiful day in the Philippines
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!

Philippines Visa Passport
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!
Philippine Airlines flight
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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Take a Look at the Various Types of Visas Available when You Marry a Filipino

visa

There are multiple types of Philippines visas that are beneficial for certain people depending on their unique situation. If you’ve married a Filipino, you may want to live in the Philippines permanently or just for part of each year.

The Philippines is a Tropical Paradise and has Many Places for Wildlife Enthusiasts to Explore

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Whether you’re a lover of marine life, birds or land mammals, the Philippines has an impressive array of all of them. With over 7,000 islands full of water, lush jungle and mountain ranges, there’s many places for a wildlife enthusiast to explore.

5 of the Best and Newest Hotels Near Clark Airport in Pampanga

Hotels near Clark Airport

Clark Airport (CRK) is the fastest growing airport in the Philippines. Located less than 2 hours away from the capital city of Manila, it has become a preferred airport to use when visiting Metro Manila, Pampanga, Subic and other parts of central and northern Luzon. The airport has many domestic and international non-stop destinations, several malls nearby, and also several new upscale hotels.

Introducing the First and Only Chocolate Museum in the Philippines!

Malagos Chocolate Museum in the Philippines

Malagos Chocolate Museum

the Philippines' first-ever interactive museum that focuses on anything about cacao and chocolates, is every chocolate lover's heaven. Get to know more about how chocolates are made, taste real chocolates, and even make your own chocolate -- definitely delectable!

Camp John Hay and 5 Other Reasons Why You Should Visit Baguio

Camp John Hay in Baguio

Baguio City is the summer capital of the Philippines, which is situated about 5,050 feet above sea level in the Cordillera Central mountain range in Northern Luzon. One of the main reasons tourists savor Baguio City is the presence of Camp John Hay there -- also known as John Hay Air Station.

Two Amazing Pink Sand Beaches in the Philippines

Pink beaches in the Philippines

Charming Zamboanga, and Northern Samar, both offer excellent natural tourist attractions -- be it beautiful beaches, waterfalls, rivers, springs, etc. However, what sets them apart from all the wonderful places in the Philippines, is the presence of a pink sand on their beaches.

8 of the Philippines' Newest and Most Beautiful Hotels and Resorts Opening

Chateau by the Sea Beach Resort in Philippines

Over the past few years, tourism in the Philippines has been booming. Alongside the flocking of local and foreign tourists is the need for more accommodations. The good thing is, there are upcoming hotels and resorts in the Philippines that would surely make guests experience the true Filipino hospitality.

Top 10 Best Tourist Attractions in Pagudpud, Philippines

Patapat Viaduct in Pagudpud, Philippines
Photo credit: Perry A. Dominguez
Pagudpud, found in the northern Ilocos region of the Philippines and famous for Boracay-like beaches and resorts, takes pride its many touristy spots that all tourists will truly enjoy visiting. Although located more than 348 miles (561 kilometers) from the country's city of Manila, the trip is well worth it.

5 Amazing Tourist Attractions in Beautiful Cagayan Valley

Palaui Island in Cagayan Valley
Palaui Island in Cagayan Valley, Philippines

To be able to see the Philippines in its entirety is to be in Cagayan Valley. With lots of low land in between hills that seem like waves in position, cool breeze of fresh mountain air, blue seas, evergreen tropical forests, majestic waterfalls, strangely beautiful caves, huge farms, conventional watercrafts, native products, picturesque old churches, Chinese temples, Muslim mosques, and its various populace that live in peace and friendship – Cagayan Valley is truly a one-stop hop for the curious travelers wanting to get a good view of what’s there to behold in all the corners of this magnificent country.

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

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
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.
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