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Welcome to the Pearl of the East!


The Philippines has been one of favorite countries to visit by many around the world. In 2017, the country attracted a total of 6,620,908 foreign visitors. Tourism is an important sector for Philippine economy. In 2015, the travel and tourism industry contributed 10.6% to the country's GDP.


The country is known for having its rich biodiversity as its main tourist attraction. Its beaches, heritage towns and monuments, mountains, rainforests, islands and diving spots are among the country's most popular tourist destinations.






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The country's rich historical and cultural heritage, including its festivals and indigenous traditions. Popular destinations among tourists are Cebu, Boracay, Palawan, Siargao, and many more.

ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES

The Philippines, officially the "Republic of the Philippines", is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The Philippines is known for happy Filipinos and their hospitality. That's why many foreigners love to visit the country as many times as they want to.


FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES

CapitalCity of Manilaa
14°35′N 120°58′E
Largest cityQuezon City
14°38′N 121°02′E
Official languages
Recognized regional languages
Protected auxiliary languages
Other recognized languagesFilipino Sign Language
Ethnic groups
(2015)
Religion
Predominately Christianity (92.2%)
Islam (5%)
[5]
Demonym(s)Filipino
(masculine or neutral)
Filipina
(feminine)
Pinoy
(colloquial masculine or neutral)
Pinay
(colloquial feminine)
CurrencyPhilippine peso (₱) (PHP)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Date format
  • mm/dd/yyyy
  • dd/mm/yyyy
Mains electricity220 V–60 Hz
Driving sideright,[11] formerly left before 1947/1948
Calling code+63
ISO 3166 codePH

BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PHILIPPINES

Tourism in the Philippines is open all-year round. However, due to its tropical weather, you have two options: travel during dry season or wet season.

For me the best time to visit the Philippines is between the months of November and April which are the summer months in this Southeast Asian country. The wet season is from June to October and brings about quite a bit of rain with warm temperatures.
From December to February, the temperatures are around 24°C-31°C. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas.


VISA POLICY

The visa policy of the Philippines is governed by Commonwealth Act No. 613, also known as the Philippine Immigration Act, and by subsequent legislation amending it. The Act is jointly enforced by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Generally, foreign nationals who wish to enter the Philippines require a visa unless:
  • He/she is a citizen of a member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • He/she is a citizen of a non-ASEAN member state whose nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines visa-free
  • He/she is a balikbayan and is only returning to the Philippines temporarily
Most foreign nationals are visa-free for 14 days, 30 days, or 59 days. Of more than 200 countries and territories, 39 need visas to enter the Philippines. See my PHILIPPINE VISA GUIDE for list of countries that do/do not require Philippine Visa.

Check your the visa requirements from your country here:

HOW TO GET TO THE PHILIPPINES

Since the Philippines is an archipelago country, the only way to visit is via air or the sea. But most foreign visitors fly to go to the country.


Currently, there are eleven airports classified by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines as International Airports. There are also hundreds of principal domestic airports and community airports throughout the country. The eleven international airports include:
Cheapest Flights and Airline Tickets Online Booking

GETTING AROUND THE PHILIPPINES

Land transportation in the Philippines is administered through various means such as trains, jeepneys, tricycles, taxis, buses, and many others. Various Philippine expressway network have been established throughout the country to hasten land transportation.

Rail transport in the Philippines is mostly administered by the Philippine National Railways, while the Philippine expressway network and the Philippine highway network are mostly administered by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

However, the easiest way to find a transport for your tour is by booking online tickets here:
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PHILIPPINES TOP TOURIST DESTINATIONS

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WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES

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WHAT TO BRING

To make the most of your visit in the Philippines, we recommend you to pack and bring with you the following:
  • Plenty of sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)
  • A pair or two of flipflops for walking around town or going down to the beach
  • Hiking/walking boots for your adventures into the highlands
  • Mosquito repellent
  • A quick-dry towel
  • Your swimsuit and a spare to dry out
  • Snorkel mask (though you can hire one almost anywhere)
  • Water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Breathable, light layers of clothing
  • Waterproof camera and charger/power bank
  • Waterproof day bag for all of your island-hopping adventures

Some items can also be bought or rented from stores and services provided by the tourism board in the country.


YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK


IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please message us on Facebook.

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Visa policy of the Philippines  Philippine Registry of Cultural Property  List of festivals in the Philippines  Arts of the Philippines  Landmarks of the Philippines  Culture of the Philippines  Cuisine of the Philippines  List of beaches in the Philippines  Pilipinas Kay Ganda  Built and Natural Dambanas  Suyat Scripts of the Philippines  Architecture of the Philippines  List of protected areas of the Philippines  List of Ramsar sites in the Philippines  Biosphere reserves of the Philippines  Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines  Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Philippines  Lists of Cultural Properties of the Philippines  Archaeology of the Philippines  National Commission for Culture and the Arts  List of national parks of the Philippines  World Heritage Sites in the Philippines  List of mosques in the Philippines  Ship burial in Asia  National Artist of the Philippines  National Living Treasures Award (Philippines)

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Visa policy of the Philippines  Philippine Registry of Cultural Property  List of festivals in the Philippines  Arts of the Philippines  Landmarks of the Philippines  Culture of the Philippines  Cuisine of the Philippines  List of beaches in the Philippines  Pilipinas Kay Ganda  Built and Natural Dambanas  Suyat Scripts of the Philippines  Architecture of the Philippines  List of protected areas of the Philippines  List of Ramsar sites in the Philippines  Biosphere reserves of the Philippines  Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines  Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Philippines  Lists of Cultural Properties of the Philippines  Archaeology of the Philippines  National Commission for Culture and the Arts  List of national parks of the Philippines  World Heritage Sites in the Philippines  List of mosques in the Philippines  Ship burial in Asia  National Artist of the Philippines  National Living Treasures Award (Philippines)

Welcome to the Pearl of the East!


The Philippines has been one of favorite countries to visit by many around the world. In 2017, the country attracted a total of 6,620,908 foreign visitors. Tourism is an important sector for Philippine economy. In 2015, the travel and tourism industry contributed 10.6% to the country's GDP.


The country is known for having its rich biodiversity as its main tourist attraction. Its beaches, heritage towns and monuments, mountains, rainforests, islands and diving spots are among the country's most popular tourist destinations.






A post shared by Have fun, Juan! (@morefunwithjuan) on

The country's rich historical and cultural heritage, including its festivals and indigenous traditions. Popular destinations among tourists are Cebu, Boracay, Palawan, Siargao, and many more.

ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES

The Philippines, officially the "Republic of the Philippines", is an archipelagic country in Southeast Asia. Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, it consists of about 7,641 islands that are broadly categorized under three main geographical divisions from north to south: Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.
The Philippines is known for happy Filipinos and their hospitality. That's why many foreigners love to visit the country as many times as they want to.


FACTS ABOUT THE PHILIPPINES

CapitalCity of Manilaa
14°35′N 120°58′E
Largest cityQuezon City
14°38′N 121°02′E
Official languages
Recognized regional languages
Protected auxiliary languages
Other recognized languagesFilipino Sign Language
Ethnic groups
(2015)
Religion
Predominately Christianity (92.2%)
Islam (5%)
[5]
Demonym(s)Filipino
(masculine or neutral)
Filipina
(feminine)
Pinoy
(colloquial masculine or neutral)
Pinay
(colloquial feminine)
CurrencyPhilippine peso (₱) (PHP)
Time zoneUTC+8 (PST)
Date format
  • mm/dd/yyyy
  • dd/mm/yyyy
Mains electricity220 V–60 Hz
Driving sideright,[11] formerly left before 1947/1948
Calling code+63
ISO 3166 codePH

BEST TIME TO VISIT THE PHILIPPINES

Tourism in the Philippines is open all-year round. However, due to its tropical weather, you have two options: travel during dry season or wet season.

For me the best time to visit the Philippines is between the months of November and April which are the summer months in this Southeast Asian country. The wet season is from June to October and brings about quite a bit of rain with warm temperatures.
From December to February, the temperatures are around 24°C-31°C. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas.


VISA POLICY

The visa policy of the Philippines is governed by Commonwealth Act No. 613, also known as the Philippine Immigration Act, and by subsequent legislation amending it. The Act is jointly enforced by the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Bureau of Immigration (BI).

Generally, foreign nationals who wish to enter the Philippines require a visa unless:
  • He/she is a citizen of a member state of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • He/she is a citizen of a non-ASEAN member state whose nationals are allowed to enter the Philippines visa-free
  • He/she is a balikbayan and is only returning to the Philippines temporarily
Most foreign nationals are visa-free for 14 days, 30 days, or 59 days. Of more than 200 countries and territories, 39 need visas to enter the Philippines. See my PHILIPPINE VISA GUIDE for list of countries that do/do not require Philippine Visa.

Check your the visa requirements from your country here:

HOW TO GET TO THE PHILIPPINES

Since the Philippines is an archipelago country, the only way to visit is via air or the sea. But most foreign visitors fly to go to the country.


Currently, there are eleven airports classified by the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines as International Airports. There are also hundreds of principal domestic airports and community airports throughout the country. The eleven international airports include:
Cheapest Flights and Airline Tickets Online Booking

GETTING AROUND THE PHILIPPINES

Land transportation in the Philippines is administered through various means such as trains, jeepneys, tricycles, taxis, buses, and many others. Various Philippine expressway network have been established throughout the country to hasten land transportation.

Rail transport in the Philippines is mostly administered by the Philippine National Railways, while the Philippine expressway network and the Philippine highway network are mostly administered by the Department of Public Works and Highways.

However, the easiest way to find a transport for your tour is by booking online tickets here:
Powered by 12Go system


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PHILIPPINES TOP TOURIST DESTINATIONS

Tagaytay City GuideBaguio City GuideEl Nido GuideBoracay Island GuideBinondo Food GuideSiargao Island GuideCebu Travel GuideBatangas Travel GuideBaler Travel GuideIlocos Travel GuidePhilippines Travel Guide

YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK




WHERE TO STAY IN THE PHILIPPINES

Where to stay in ManilaWhere to stay in BaguioWhere to stay in TagaytayWhere to stay in CebuWhere to stay in Davao CityWhere to stay in PalawanWhere to stay in BatangasWhere to stay in TaguigFREE AIRBNB CREDITSZenRooms Discount

YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK


Klook.com
SEE ALSO

WHAT TO BRING

To make the most of your visit in the Philippines, we recommend you to pack and bring with you the following:
  • Plenty of sunscreen (minimum SPF 30)
  • A pair or two of flipflops for walking around town or going down to the beach
  • Hiking/walking boots for your adventures into the highlands
  • Mosquito repellent
  • A quick-dry towel
  • Your swimsuit and a spare to dry out
  • Snorkel mask (though you can hire one almost anywhere)
  • Water bottle to stay hydrated
  • Breathable, light layers of clothing
  • Waterproof camera and charger/power bank
  • Waterproof day bag for all of your island-hopping adventures

Some items can also be bought or rented from stores and services provided by the tourism board in the country.


YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO CHECK


IMPORTANT NOTE: The rates, contact details and other information indicated in this post are accurate from the time of writing but may change without IMFWJ's notice. Should you know the updated information, please message us on Facebook.

WHERE TO STAY IN TAGAYTAY:

Click here to subscribe to our YouTube Channel.
Visa policy of the Philippines  Philippine Registry of Cultural Property  List of festivals in the Philippines  Arts of the Philippines  Landmarks of the Philippines  Culture of the Philippines  Cuisine of the Philippines  List of beaches in the Philippines  Pilipinas Kay Ganda  Built and Natural Dambanas  Suyat Scripts of the Philippines  Architecture of the Philippines  List of protected areas of the Philippines  List of Ramsar sites in the Philippines  Biosphere reserves of the Philippines  Spanish Colonial Fortifications of the Philippines  Intangible Cultural Heritage of the Philippines  Lists of Cultural Properties of the Philippines  Archaeology of the Philippines  National Commission for Culture and the Arts  List of national parks of the Philippines  World Heritage Sites in the Philippines  List of mosques in the Philippines  Ship burial in Asia  National Artist of the Philippines  National Living Treasures Award (Philippines)

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