The Republic of the Philippines is an archipelago in South-East Asia formed by over 7000 islands, in the western Pacific Ocean. These islands are extremely rich in nature, history and culture. The Bohol Chocolate Hills, the rice terraces and the beaches of Palawan are just some of the places you can’t miss.
REASONS TO GO
Boracay and Sicogon Islands - Scuba-divers’ paradise.
The stunning scenery of Mount Halcon, Naujan Lake and Tamaraw Falls.
The rice-terraces of Banaue.
BEST TIME TO VISIT
The rain (and typhoon) season goes from June to October and the wet and hot season goes from March to May.
Between November and February are the coolest months, with January and February being the best to visit.
HOW TO GET THERE
Ninoy Aquino is 12km (7 miles) south of Manila. Bus and taxi services are available to take you to the city centre.
Mactan International Airport in Cebu Island is 45km (28 miles) from the city centre. Hotels and tour operators provide their own coaches to take you to the centre. It’s also possible to take a taxi.
GOOD TO KNOW
Currency: Philippine peso (PHP)
Area: 300,000 sq km (115,831 sq miles)
Population: 91 million
Calling Code: +63
Time: GMT + 8