With so many destinations to choose from, it can be difficult to build the best plan for your budget. Our goal is to make sure your entire trip is full of fun, and great value for money. Whether you’d like to visit the best tourist hotspots or settle down in a secret corner on an isolated island where you can enjoy a cocktail and spectacular views, we’re here to help you.
Our team of experts work around the clock to find and review the best vacation sites in the Philippines. Each location is handpicked to make sure it will provide everything you need for a dream vacation.
Most popular tourist spots
Considered the last ecological frontier of the Philippines, Palawan is home to many endemic species of bird and fish. The towering limestone cliffs in Coron provide adrenaline-junkies with scenic climbing opportunities. Divers can explore the many WWII shipwrecks. Secret lagoons, hidden beaches, coves and tunnels make both Coron and El Nido perfect for island hopping.
- Underground River and Cave system – one of the natural wonders of the world
- Secret beaches of El Nido
- Twin Lagoons and Limestone Cliffs of Coron
- Tubbataha Reef – a UNESCO world heritage site, and home to one of the most diverse marine ecosystems
Best Time to go:
Visit from November to May to avoid the rainy season.
Things to do:
- Shipwreck diving in Coron – enthusiastsyou may need an advanced or specialty certification
- Explore the Underground River and cave system near Puerto Princesa
- Join a liveaboard to Tubbataha Reef – from March to June (book ahead!)
- Island hopping
If there’s an island in the Philippines best known around the world, it’s Boracay. Many tourists come to the Philippines just because they want to see the famous island that they’ve heard so much about.
During the day, you have your pick of a huge number of watersports, while the nightlife is just as buzzing following Boracay’s famous sunsets. Accommodations range from the most simple and basic of hostels to fancy hotels attracting wedding parties and international celebrities. Restaurants, bars and spas are plentiful and opportunities to indulge are everywhere.
- White Beach, which was named the one of the world’s top beaches.
- Puka Beach, also listed in CNN’s top 100 most beautiful beaches in the world.
Best time to go:
Peak season is from November to May. If you want to avoid the crowd then the best time is from June to October.
Things to do:
- Watersports such as kite surfing, parasailing, diving, snorkeling, banana boat rides, helmet diving
Manila is one of the most populated metropolitan cities in the world – and as such, it is culturally and ethnically diverse. The city offers visitors the chance to experience a unique blend of cultures and extreme contradictions between old and new.
Just a few hours by bus or boat, there are also plenty of interesting places to visit with Manila as your base. We offer exclusive Manila day tours, both in the city and close by, to make sure you experience this amazing city to the fullest.
- Binondo – the oldest Chinatown in the world
- Intramuros – old Spanish fort containing many historic landmarks
- 3 of the 10 largest shopping malls in the world
- Rizal park – Manila’s version of Central Park
Best time to go:
Summer starts around late March and lasts until June. It’s best to avoid the city during these months.
Things to do:
An exciting combination of clear white beaches and breathtaking scenery makes Bohol one of the most popular destinations in the Philippines. Bohol’s laidback atmosphere and abundance of available day tours make it the perfect location for people of all ages.
Beautiful secluded beaches are great for couples, while the more touristy Panglao island is preferable for singles and people who like to party all night. We will help you build the best Bohol package possible, tailor made to fit your exact wishes.
- Chocolate Hills – a unique natural geological formation
- Panglao Island – great for beaches, dolphin watching, scuba diving and top-class resorts
- Loboc River – enjoy a VIP boat cruise or rent your own kayak
Best time to go:
The weather in Bohol is good all year round, since its relatively sheltered from typhoons. it’s actually better to visit during that time (July-October), since you can save some money and avoid the crowds.
Things to do:
- Dive in the islands of Pamilacan and Balicasag
- Visit the Tarsier Sanctuary – to see the smallest primate on earth.
- Beach bummin’ and island hopping
Batanes Island : often named Paradise of the North, this northernmost island feels like an entirely different world. Here, you will find stunning landscapes like nowhere else in the country. This is one of the most expensive Philippines destinations and locals will tell you it is cheaper to go abroad than to go to this island. Every Filipino dreams of going there – and with our help you can do so for an affordable price.
Vigan city in Ilocos Sur tops the list of famous spots in the northern Philippines. Vigan is famous for century-old buildings and cobbled streets, so it’s a must for history lovers. It’s also one of the 9 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the country. You will feel like you’ve gone back in time when using the only means of transport – a horse-driven carriage known as the calesa.
Batad Rice Terraces: Another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the rice terraces of Batad showcase the ingenious craftsmanship of the ancient Ifugao tribe in the region and they are much more spectacular than the more famous Ifugao Rice Terraces.
Davao city: The capital city of Mindanao is famous for its local fruits found nowhere else in the country. There’s also a beautiful pink beach and, for keen hikers, Davao is the home of to the Philippines’ highest mountain, Mount Apo.
Cebu Island: This beautiful island is ranked 6th by Travel + Leisure magazine among the best islands in the world. Cebu Island is the gateway to many other beautiful islands in the Visayas region, but it has some major attractions of its own, including a natural environment ideal for adventurous canyoning tours. Don’t forget to try pork belly lechon while in Cebu City
What’s the best place for your holiday?
If you are still unsure where to go, make a note of your main criteria. How long do you have? What is your budget? Which activities appeal the most? Do you prefer to socialize or be as far away from civilization as you can get? Contact us, with this information, and we will help you pick the best places to visit. Alternatively, browse through the destinations below to see which fits your requirements the best.
All-inclusive getaways at the most beautiful islands
The perfect holiday in a world-class resort doesn’t have to come with a hefty price tag. Whether you’ are traveling with family or celebrating your romantic honeymoon, we’ve got you covered.
For a really luxurious treat, stay in an isolated island in El Nido covered with tropical forest while the clear waters lap at your doorstep. With a large number of all-inclusive resorts, this region are is guaranteed to provide the relaxing VIP treatment. Unwind in a spa or join in with some endless island adventures in one of the world’s most beautiful destinations.
If you prefer everything to be within easy reach, the fancy shopping and yacht cruises of Manila might be more your style. We can organize a personalized itinerary including all the highlights of this fascinating city. From award- winning restaurants to 5- star hotels, we will take care of all your bookings and help you have a dream vacation.
Top tourist attractions in the Philippines
Tubbataha Reef is only accessible between March and June by liveaboard so advanced bookings are essential. Located to the east of Puerto Princesa, this is one of the best diving spots in the world. It’s a protected site, extremely rich in marine life. Divers can swim with reef sharks, manta rays and even, whale sharks, and marvel at the colorful corals found everywhere.
Another great option is Apo Island just off the coast of Dumaguete. We can arrange for you to take a private boat or to join a group tour. Here, you’re guaranteed to encounter turtles as big as your coffee table very near to the shore. You don’t even have to swim too far because they are everywhere!
Siargao has gained fame as the surfing capital of the Philippines. Cloud 9 waves never disappoint, and surfing enthusiasts can take part in the annual Siargao Surfing Cup, which is held on the island. There is no other place for surfing as good as Siargao in the whole country.
For low-level hikers, Pico de Loro in the Cavite province comes highly recommended, and It’s also very close to Manila. We can arrange day tours for groups, which include transfers, foods and hiking kits. For more experienced climbers, the country’s highest peak, Mount Apo in Davao poses a greater challenge.
You can opt for a private tours with your own tour guide, rented hiking gear (if you don’t have any) and food, or you can join a group of other people and make new friends while exploring this amazing country.
Best destinations for travelling on a budget
It’s very easy to have a great vacation in the Philippines without going overboard and on spending. The best way is by staying away from the top tourist destinations and finding great, affordable alternatives. Boracay, for example, is so popular that prices are far higher than elsewhere in the country, especially during the high season.
An alternative might be Puerto Galera, with its white sandy beaches, range of accommodations for any budget, and much less crowded beaches. This region has high marine biodiversity making the diving and snorkeling much better too. From here, you can also go trekking to one of the best waterfalls in the area, or meet local villagers and explore the island on by motorbike.
We can help narrow down your options based on your budget and desired activities, and we will provide you with the best deals. We will also find the best hotels in the most suitable destinations so you can enjoy your vacation on a budget.
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