DestinationsWhether you’re looking for water sports or a slice of culture, or just fancy lazing on beautiful beaches-the Philippines truly has something for every traveller.
Metro Manila is the country’s economic, political and cultural capital. And it’s chaotic in the best way possible. From the colourful, roaring jeepneys to the dancing traffic enforcers, to the karaoke machines blasting 80s ballads in the streets, everywhere you go is teeming with life.
Described by some as ‘the Eighth Wonder of the World’ the spiny Cordilleras Central mountains lure those who like to get active in the fresh air, with wonderful hiking, biking and caving locations.
batanes, laoag & vigan
Journey off-the-beaten track to Northern Luzon, Laoag and Vigan and the remote archipelagic province of Batanes.
There’s something for everyone in Calabarzon; historical sites, scenic highlands, stunning beaches, theme parks, scuba-diving, art galleries, mountains and volcanoes just to name a few.
Despite its small size, two of Boracay’s beaches – White Beach and Yapak
– were listed among TripAdvisor’s Top 25 Beaches in Asia in 2020.
With active volcanoes, mountains, caves and cliffs, along with blissful white-sand beaches and coral reefs Bicol is paradise for lovers of the great outdoors.
Cebu & Bohol
A gateway to spectacular islands, dazzling beaches and adventurous activities – with everything from diving, canyoneering, and skydiving on offer.
Leyte & Samar
Enjoy waves, caves and stunning rock formations in Samar and vast coral gardens in Leyte.
Iloilo & Negros Occidental
Dubbed the ‘City of Love’ for its friendly, gentle and soft-spoken inhabitants, the 7 districts all have their own character thanks to colonial influences.
Davao & Camiguin
Tropical rainforest, rugged mountains including the UNESCO World Heritage listed Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary, killer surf and beaches lure travellers to the island of Mindanao.
The Philippines last ecological frontier with plant and wildlife biodiversity this stunning archipelago-province regularly tops the travel lists for worlds best beaches and islands.
Swathed in coconut palms, this tropical island in the southern Philippines – named Best Island in Asia by Condé Nast Traveler in 2019 – is a dream for surfers and kite surfers.