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 I am your forever summer
 -the Philippines

The Philippines is an archipelago located in Southeast Asia. With 7,641 islands, this country mainly offers beaches, island life, and tan lines. As quoted -your forever summer- this country has the top-rated beaches and variety of coastlines. This blog mainly features the beaches and islands of the Philippines with some travel tips and off the beaten tracks.

Best Time to Visit:

Summer season is always recommended (March-May) but as long as the sun shows, any time of the year is just perfect. However, wet monsoon starts from June until October. According to PAGASA, the Philippines experiences an average of 20 typhoons in a year, so plan your itinerary ahead.

Mode of Transportation:

This varies per destination. Some places are accessible by plane while others are through ferry/ boat only. Jeepneys, buses, and vans are common transport in big islands while in some cases, Habal-habal or motorbike is the only option. Don't worry, I am including the transportation medium in every itinerary.

Safety:

The Philippines is safe. Most tourist destinations in the Philippines are considered safe to travel to. However, if you are planning on an alternative side trip, it is best to do research ahead or ask the locals to avoid any hassle.

Accommodation:

All variety is here -from hostel to hotel, 1-star to 5-star. Online bookings are available, walk-ins are possible during the lean season. Most of the accommodations on the islands accept only cash.

Travel Cost:

Cheap. As long as you: stay in budget accommodation, eat the local cuisine at local dining, try public transport, and avail joiner tours, you can enjoy the Philippine destinations in less than 100 USD for 3 days. Airfare is relatively cheap as competition in local aviation is tough.

Currency:

Philippine Peso (PHP). Php50~ 1 USD

People:

You smile, we smile. You ask, we reply in English.

Capital:

Manila

Main International Airports:

Manila International Airport (code: MNL)

Cebu International Airport (code: CEB)

Clark International Airport (code: CRK)

Kalibo International Airport (code: KLO)

Power and Plug Sockets:

Type A, and B. Standard Voltage is 220V. The standard frequency is 60Hz

Internet and Wi-fi:

There are only two mobile internet providers in the Philippines, -Smart Communications and Globe Telecom. Based on my experience, the average LTE speed out of the city is from 1-2 Mbps. Wi-fi, on the other hand, is faster if fiber connection, but not all hotels or restaurants are reached by fiber connections.

DESTINATIONS

Places to visit in Camiguin

1. White Island

2. Mantigue Island

3. Katibawasan Falls

4. Tuasan Falls

5. Sunken Cemetery

6. Ardent Hot Spring

7. Sto. Nino Cold Spring

8. Old Spanish Church Ruins

10. Mt. Hibok-Hibok Hike

Places to visit in Siquijor

1. Paliton Beach

2. Century Old Balete Tree

3. Lazi Church

4. Lazi Convent

5. Cambugahay Falls

6. Salagdoong Beach

7. Cangmamalag Footbridge

8. Siquijor Church

9. San Juan Beach

How to get here and why you should visit this soon.

Places to visit in and near Anda, Bohol

1. Anda Beach

2. Cabagnow Cave

3. Rice Terraces of Candijay

4. Can-umantad Falls

5. Lamanok Island

Places to visit in and near Port Barton, Palawan

1. Port Barton

2. Inaladelan Island or German Island

3. Marine Sanctuary

4. Starfish Sandbar Island

5. Long Beach, San Vicente

Places to visit

1. Balay Negrense

2. Heritage Houses of Silay City

3. Bernardino Jalandoni Museum

4. The Ruins

5. Negros Occidental Capitol

6. Bacolod Cathedral

7. Manokan Country

8. Sugar Beach

9. Sipalay Public Beach

10. Perth Paradise Resort

Places to visit in Coron

1. Mt. Tapyas

2. Maquinit Hot Spring

3. Twin Lagoon

4. Banul Beach

5. Kayangan Lake

6. Barracuda Lake

7. Malcapuya Island

8. Bulog Dos Island

9. Banana Island

Places to visit in Siargao

1. Guyam Island

2. Daku Island

3. Naked Island

4. Cloud 9

5. Coconut Tree View Deck

6. Maasin Bridge

7. Magpupungko

8. Secret Beach

9. Coconut Tree Lined Road

Why these unspoiled islands should be part of your bucket list.

Places to visit in Bohol

1. Blood Compact Shrine

2. Old Churches

3. Tarsier Conservation Area

4. Loboc river Cruise

5. Man-made Forest

6. Chocolate hills

7. Alona Beach

8. Virgin Island

9. Balicasag Island

Places to visit in Surigao del Sur

1. Laswitan

2. Britania

3. Tinuy-an Falls

4. Enchanted River

Mararison Island

SOON...

Beach and hike island in Antique province.

Places to visit in Bantayan Island

1. Santa Fe Beach

2. Virgin Island

3. Sugar Beach

4. Camp Sawi

5. Paradise Beach Resort

6. The Ruins

7. Ogtong Cave

8. Bantayan Church

Sugar Beach, Bantayan.jpg

Upcoming

1. Puerto Princesa

2. El Nido, Palawan

El Nido
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