With over 7000 islands and 81 provinces, Philippines is without a doubt a crowd favorite when it comes to vacation and traveling because of the breathtaking sites it offers. In this blog post, we will share 21 stunning places to visit in the Philippines!
Whether you love nature, historical spots, and even modern buildings and infrastructure, you surely wouldn’t want to miss the different places to visit in the Philippines we are going to recommend in this blog post.
Rachel and I are excited to share this with you because we love the Philippines so much! Not just because it is Rachel’s home country but because of its beauty, its culture, and of course, its people.
Basic Information about the Philippines
Yup! We mentioned on the first part of this blog post that Philippines has over 7000 islands, making it an archipelago. It just means that most of the time, you have to ride a boat or ferry to reach some islands.
Riding an airplane is also one of the best ways to get on far islands of the country. It depends on your preference and budget.
Three Main Islands
The three biggest and main islands of the Philippines are Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. Luzon is the biggest and the island in the northern part of the country; Visayas is the smallest and it is located in the middle part; lastly, Mindanao is in the southernmost part of the country and it is the second to the largest main island.
Later we are going to tell our recommended places to visit in the Philippines from each of these main islands.
Located in Luzon, the capital of the Philippines is Manila. It is the densest city in the world. It is also the most accessible part of the country from different parts of the world. Their main airports are here.
Their currency is Philippine Peso. Currently, 1 USD is equivalent to more or less 50 pesos. Click here to check the exchange rate.
There are hundreds of languages and dialects in the Philippines. Their official languages are Filipino and English. Yup! Majority of the Filipinos can speak English. You don’t have to worry not being understood when you speak English there.
Visiting Philippines is not that difficult especially if you are one of the nationalities who can go to Philippines without Visa. Click here to know if you are one of them and to know the Visa policy of the Philippines.
Click here to read our blog post on how you can extend your stay in the Philippines.
Weather and Climate
The Philippines has only 2 seasons- wet and dry season. During March to May and even up to June, the weather is hot and humid. From June to November, expect the weather to be rainy and cold. Wet season can start as early as May.
You can click here for real time updates on weather.
Personally, as a foreigner in the Philippines, I can say that it is totally safe in this country plus the people are too kind and hospitable. Rachel agrees that the Philippines is a safe country, but we remind you to be always mindful of your belongings everywhere you go. A basic rule!
Best Time to Visit the Philippines
If you don’t want to experience the hot and humid weather, we recommend that you visit the Philippines on the month of January.
If you love to tan in the Philippines and experience the REALLY hot summer there, visit during the months of March to May. Expect accommodation prices in tourist spots to be high because it is peak season.
The best time to visit the Philippines is according to your preference and budget.
How to get there
Good news is that every main city in the Philippines is accessible from most parts of the world. Check Skyscanner to get the best flight deals in your country!
Places to Visit in the Philippines
If you are an avid reader of our blog, you already have a hint of how beautiful and exciting it is to travel in the Philippines. We really love every minute we spend in this amazing country. So, without further ado, here are 21 breathtaking places to visit in the Philippines!