If you are not familiar with The Philippines, this page may help you make up your mind about your itinerary. Explore Exotic Philippines – delight your senses with an amazing variety, remarkably free of the trappings of mass tourism !
Let us try to give you a kind of frame, based on our experience. Depending on your personal preferences and family circumstances, combined with things you want to see / do, plus the time you have, it might help you choose a destination suitable to your needs.
Please bear in mind that the daily challenge we face in our travel agency is that “holiday or vacation” is perceived differently by each individual.And by each nationality. Something “touristy” in The Philippines might be just up to your standards. “Not soo touristy” in The Philippines means quickly without the amenities and food variety you might be used too to relax.
|Preferred Holiday||A glance at||Highlights||Rec. minimum time needed|
First class / deluxe hotels
|Minimum 3 days|
|Boracay||12 White beaches, active nightlife Wide variety of food|
|Bohol||Chocolate hills, excellent diving, quiet beach|
active nightlife, diving
and other activities
Quiet, Sugar plantations,
|Minimum 4 to 5 days|
Isolated beaches, isl.hopping
with > 1,700 islands
|Mindanao||Check w / your embassy|
“Off the beaten track /
The journey an
|Quiet, unexplored||Island hopping in Visayas minimum 2 weeks|
|Guimaras||Not cheap, weekend trip||Minimum 4 to 5 days|
|Siquijor Island||Rent a bike to go around|
|Bantayan / Malapascua Islands||A long way travel, nice beach, snorkeling/diving|
|South Cebu||A long way travel, purely dive|
|Siargao||Basic or very luxury, surfbeauty|
|Museum of Filipino People, Rizal Park||Combine w/lunch in the Orchidarium & high tea in Manila Hotel||Minimum 1 or 2 days|
|Pagsanjan Falls||Impression of countryside|
|Villa Escudero||Excellent dance performance|
|China Town||The local way|
|Intramuros||Casa Manila, Silahis center, combine w / Malate Church, San Andres Fruit market or Metropolitan Museum|
|Rafting/Kayaking||Cagayan Valley, Tuguegarao||Minimum 3 or 4 days|
|Mt. Pinatubo Trek||Day tour|
|Health Retreat||Malacapao Isl. (off El Nido)|
w / own car”
|Bataan||History||Minimum 1 or 2 days|
|Batangas||Taal volcano+ Taal City|
|Subic||Former Naval base, Jungle trek, watersports|
|Bulacan||Carabao Festival in May|
w / own car”
|North Luzon||La Union, Ilocos Norte + Sur||Minimum 4 days|
Sorsogon whale watching
We hope this might give you some ideas. 7,107 islands simply don’t fit in an overview. Not to mention the wonderful experiences that came along !
Feel free to Contact Us – we have seen most places. Or drop by at our Travel Centers (open Saturday’s/free parking) to look at our pictures, while enjoying a cup of coffee. We look forward to assist you with a personalized advice.