The Philippines 🏝

The Philippines is no stranger to topping travel and tourism lists. It was voted the world’s best diving destination for 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 by the World Travel Awards (WTA). Some of the country’s top destinations and establishments have featured in Condé Nast’s Best Island Beaches list, as well as TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Climate

Dry season (Nov to Apr) and wet season (May to Oct)

Currency

Philippine Peso (PHP)

Language

English and Filipino

Visa

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Natural Wonders

Embark on an awe-inspiring journey through the Philippines’ diverse natural wonders that have mesmerized both locals and tourists alike, including the celebrated British natural historian Sir David Attenborough who featured the country’s unique biodiversity in his acclaimed documentaries.

From the terraced landscapes of the Banaue Rice Terraces to the Chocolate Hills, and the turquoise waters of El Nido, these sites are the must-visit highlights of the Philippines’ natural attractions.

Tubbataha Reefs

A UNESCO World Heritage Site famous for its coral reefs, exceptional diving opportunities and stunning underwater ecosystem.

Chocolate Hills

Sometimes called the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” it’s exactly what it sounds like: rounded hills that go brown in color during the dry season so they look like giant chocolate truffles.

Coron Bay

Famous for its underwater landscapes and historical shipwrecks, the bay is home to numerous World War II Japanese shipwrecks, which have become artificial reefs.

Adventure

Prepare for an adrenaline-packed adventure through the Philippines. From diving into the aquatic wonderland at Tubbataha Reefs, to conquering the whitewater rapids in Cagayan de Oro, to riding the waves in CamSur, each unique adventure embodies the true spirit of travel in the Philippines.

Cuisine

Embark on a gastronomic adventure through the vibrant flavors of the Philippines as we unveil the top 10 iconic dishes that have captivated the taste buds of both locals and tourists alike, including the late American chef and TV personality Anthony Bourdain who featured Filipino cuisine in his travel shows.

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