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Make the most out of your trip to the Philippines! Check out our Ultimate Philippines Travel Guide, which includes sights to see, places to stay, food to eat, and tips to keep in mind.

The Philippines has long been part of the destinations list of those wanting to journey through Southeast Asia and those looking to explore one of the best tropical paradises in the world.

It truly has everything you want in a vacation spot. The Philippines has splendid white beaches, with Palawan and Boracay leading the long list.

It is also home to massive shopping destinations, unique spots, and historical places. The capital city of Manila alone will keep you occupied for a full week!

In our Ultimate Philippines Travel Guide, you’ll find all the fantastic cities and breathtaking islands you must not miss.

Scroll a bit more, and you’ll find different types of accommodations worth checking out. From luxurious hotels to tropical nooks, the Philippines is ready to provide you with a truly unforgettable stay.

Curious to know when is the best time to visit the Philippine Islands? Wondering when the surfing season in Siargao is?

Check out our complete Travel Guide to the Philippines!

Popular Dishes of the Philippines That You Have To Try!

When you think about the Philippines, it is impossible not to think about the delicacies of visiting a different part of the country each time.

That’s the beauty of visiting this destination, that in every city, province, or town you are sure to find edible gems for the foodie in you to enjoy.

Are you up for something exotic? Read more about what is in a Pinapaitan, a Kwek Kwek, or a Tuslob Buwa.

How about something classic? There’s Pork Adobo, Longganisa, and Sisig, to name a few.

Is the tropical climate too hot for you? Filipino Halo-halo is the answer!

Indulging yourself in Filipino food is a good way of getting to know the destination at its core. Every dish has a cultural story, and every bite is a true delight.

Hungry for more? Read all about the popular dishes of the Philippines that you have to try!

Book your vacation now!

All the companies and products below are helpful to plan your trip. The travel experts of Universal Traveller use all of them because they make their lives easier.

  • AgodaAgoda is an amazing website to book hotel rooms. When we are traveling in Asia we do not use any other website.

  • Booking.comBooking is another great platform to look for hotels. Low prices, great selection, and an easy to use interface!

  • HostelworldHostelworld is in our opinion the best website to search for hostels. You can find rooms and beds of more than 35.000 accommodations in 180 countries.

  • Get Your Guide helps you to find the best tours wherever you are heading to. It’s normally the first website that we check when we plan a trip to a new place.

  • RentalCarsRentalcars compares 900 companies at over 53,000 locations to guarantee you the best price.

  • Momondo – Momondo is the first website we use when we are looking for a cheap flight.

Filipino Food: If you’re ready to discover what to eat when visiting the Philippines, check out these popular Philippines Food dishes that you have to try. Some international foodies have despised Balut after trying it. But did you know that apart from this notorious Filipino food, there are other must-try local dishes in the Philippines? …

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The Two Seasons Coron Bayside Hotel and the Two Seasons Island Resort & Spa offer the perfect combination of a city and tropical island getaway and provide the best place to stay in Coron if you are looking for the best Coron luxury resorts. The Two Seasons Bayside Hotel is one of the brand new …

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If you’re traveling to South East Asia, don’t forget to visit the Philippines. Why? There are plenty of surprising reasons you need to see this country besides Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand. In fact, the Philippines has a lot of hidden treasures to offers.  Find here the Top 10 reasons why you should travel to the Philippines. 1. …

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Siargao Island is a 45-minute plane ride from Cebu and is part of the Philippines’ easternmost islands. It became popular among tourists, especially among surfers, after getting featured by John Callahan, a renowned surfing photographer in the 90s. Since then, Siargao’s tourism went up due to tidal pools, crystal clear waters, exotic wildlife, mangrove forest …

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Coron Soleil Garden is a new four-star premium Resort on the beautiful Filipino island Coron. It is just a five minutes drive from the center of Coron town. The Busuanga airport is 11 km away. The hotel has a Filipino Inspired Design with natural elements in the form of wood and stones. Room Experience Coron Soleil …

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Honda Bay is one of the best travel destinations in Palawan, Philippines. If you want to discover pristine beaches with powdery white sand and clear blue waters, this is the place to go. With many reliable boat guides on the island, you can ultimately enjoy a Honda Bay Island Hopping for a pleasurable and unforgettable …

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Is there a convincing reason why people should visit the Philippines’ capital city Manila? Despite some negative reviews on the internet, there are more advantages why local and foreign tourists need to give Manila a chance. The plethora of entertainment venues and historical sites never fail to amaze visitors all year round. If you want …

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The Philippines, being an archipelago, is quite famous for the myriad beaches and shorelines people from all over the world want to see. Palawan, an island region west of the Philippines, is also famous for this. However, apart from the beach scenes in Palawan, the island also prides itself on its dive spots, and one …

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Aside from sightseeing and boat tours, there are more ways to enjoy the picturesque Coron Island of Palawan, Philippines. Some of the exciting activities you can do here include wreck diving, mountain hiking, and island hopping. You will surely love the natural views around you while trying out some new things that only Coron offers. …

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The Funny Lion is a new boutique hotel in Coron, Philippines. It opened in 2014 and is part of the One-Of Collection hotel group, which also manages the Amorita Resort in Bohol and the Santa Monica Beach Club in Dumaguete. Read here my hotel review of the Funny Lion Hotel Coron. The Funny Lion Hotel Coron – …

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Located in Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the famous Puerto-Princesa Subterranean River National Park receives a staggering number of daily visitors. According to caretakers, there are about 900 people getting tickets per day to see the amazing beauty of this renowned tourist destination in the Philippines. So if you still haven’t seen this nature’s wonder, it’s about …

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With beautiful beaches and fascinating islands to explore in Palawan, it’s no wonder why more and more tourists from other countries choose the Philippines as the best travel destination. In fact, the beaches here can be compared to other world-class beaches across the globe. So if you are planning to visit the Palawan islands, it’s …

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One of the most beautiful beaches you can find in the Philippines is the island of Boracay. Both local and foreign tourists love the powdery white sand of the beach along with the breathtaking views of the coastline. In addition, this tropical paradise is one of Asia’s highly visited travel destinations because of many good …

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From Camarines Norte to Catanduanes, there are exciting things you can try while traveling around. Find here the best things to do in Bicol, Philippines. Whether you want to take selfies with popular landmarks or throw yourself into some fun adventures, Bicol’s natural beauty will never fail to surprise you. You can swim with the …

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There are so many interesting things to do in Palawan. For instance, you can explore the subterranean river in Puerto Princesa, the Barcuit archipelago, caves, reefs, lagoons, beaches, national parks, waterfalls, and many other exciting adventures around the island. Here’s a condensed list of what to do in Palawan, Philippines. What part of Philippines is Palawan? …

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The Palawan Wildlife Rescue and Conservation Center, formerly known as Crocodile Farm, is about 30 minutes outside Puerto Princesa downtown in The Philippines. At the farm entrance, you can see a skeleton of a huge seawater crocodile with a length of about 5 meters. Afterward, the tour takes you to the Hatchling House, where small crocodiles of …

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