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Manila gets a bum rap from a lot of travelers but I have found it to be a great place. Music bars and cafes are open 'till morning in the Malate/Ermita area.
Palawan is one of the most beautiful islands in the Philippines. I've been to LOTS, and this is the one! There are so many different places to see on this island it's maddening. The Philippines is the NGO capital of the world, just to further build up Palawan's reputation, these NGOs do a good job on trying to keep …
There's telephone networks all over Camiguin. Internet access is limited to certain areas.
What a wonderful beach there is in Siquijor. How I wish I can come back!
Puerto Galera is a nice place, it's paradise.
Banaue is a small town in The Cordilleras in the northern part of the Philippines. Although the town is very small (it has a marketplace, a few hostels and guesthouses as well as souvenir shops), the scenery of the rice terrace fields around the town, at just over a thousand meters above the sea level, is simply …
Cebu City, the second-biggest city in the Philippines, is located on Cebu Island, right in the center of the idyllic tropical archipelago called the Visayas. It's the perfect place to relax and lay back in paradise with beautiful beaches and amazing, fine, white sand and turquoise sea just waiting for you. So, when you …
Boljoon is more of a laid-back sleepy town, almost two hours from Cebu City -- but it's a great place if you want to unwind after days of exploring the urbanized, metropolitan destination of Cebu City. Prior to its boom as a tourist destination, Boljoon has been famous for its rich history. Its church is one of the …
Kalibo is a small city in the Philippines in the north of Panay –- one island in the center of the Visayas archipelago. The city hasn't much to see and given its location is not the best place to chill out and relax, although it is the easiest way to reach some of the best places in the Visayas archipelago. The only …
Dauis is one of the two towns that compose the tourist-magnet Panglao Island. Conveniently located, it is less than ten minutes from Bohol's airport. While most resorts are lined along the beachfront of Panglao Island, like those along Alona Beach, Dauis offers accommodations for those who want great value while in …
Palawan is an astonishing island in the southwest of the Philippines, said to be the Philippines' last frontier! It's usually without the crowds of the Visayas archipelago, and this island has plenty of interesting and amazing places, and it is a must-see. Really good beaches, lagoons, underground rivers with caves and …
Siquijor is a laid-back island in the Philippines, in the very south of the famous Visayas archipelago. As with many islands of the Visayas, Siquijor Island is small but welcoming in what concerns budget travelers. This island is best known for the luminescence generated by insects during the night that gives it an …
Moalboal is a small and relaxed town on Cebu Island (just one hundred kilometers from Cebu City), located in the Visayas archipelago in the Philippines. The town is best known for the outstanding dive sites and the backpackers' welcoming atmosphere. Many dive shops and cheap accommodations are part of the town. Here …
Quezon City is known as the "City of the Stars," because this is the city where most of the local actors and actresses live. It is also the home of the two biggest media networks in the Philippines (ABS-CBN Channel Two and its rival channel GMA Seven). That is why the city is teeming with celebrities; high-rise …
Located in the northern part of Palawan, El Nido is a picture-perfect postcard beauty that symbolizes the unrivaled beauty of the Philippine archipelago. White-sand beaches and islands are not really uncommon in the country, but El Nido has the best in terms of natural beauty -- most of them are non-commercialized. …
Puerto Princesa City is the provincial capital of Palawan, an astonishing island in the southwest of Philippines. This city is usually the starting point to explore the north of the island. Puerto Princesa is known for some environmental concerns, trying to reduce the impact of development in the island. Near the city …
A top cultural destination, Vigan City is located ten hours by bus from the capital city of Manila. For those who want to save time, fly to the nearby city of Laoag and a short bus ride will bring you to this historical city. Vigan is famous for Calle Crisologo, a cobblestone street lined with centuries-old "bahay na …
No doubt an unseen destination in the Philippines, Camiguin is one of the those places in the country that hasn't changed for many decades. Though more and more local tourists choose to spend their holiday here as well as international travelers looking for those off-the-beaten-path Philippine destination, Camiguin is …
Manila is the capital of the Philippines, a huge city with more than twenty million people that seems to be expanding every day. The city has some really nice places to explore, but the pollution and traffic jams all over the city usually don't leave the best impression on travelers. You need to overcome this first …
One of the Philippines' major cities, Angeles City (City of Angels) in Pampanga used to house a military base until the nineties. Though some of the negative remnants -- strip clubs and go-go bars -- are still alive in the scene, Angeles has moved into a family-friendly tourist destination. It transformed itself as a …