I am thinking about going to the philippines for a trip, I am looking for advice from start to finish, things to do and NOT to do. I will be leaving from the Boston area, any advice or helpful hints would be greatly appreciated?
#1 Travelnow has been a member since 30/12/2012. Posts: 1
Make sure you have a return ticket and check the visa requirements if you intend to stay more than 21 days
Bring plenty of money..its more funds in the Philippines
#2 gwapo has been a member since 4/6/2011. Posts: 49
When will you arrive in the Philippines? You might want to check the seascape first, and there are lots to choose from. Palawan. Boracay. Cebu. Bohol. The Cordillera region is a good option, mainly for the rice terraces and the Igorot culture. Another must-see is Davao and its nearby regions, Lake Sebu in particular. Maybe you have tried a zip-line, but if you want a different experience, a panorama of three waterfalls and rainbows below (to be specific), then maybe you want to check this out.
There's no such thing as punctuality in this part (of the world). Better watch out for some cab drivers too. In a way, Metro Manila is topsy-turvy, which may shock you. In other words, it's far from perfect. But Filipinos are friendly and hospitable.
I've traveled for 4 weeks in the Philippines last year and have been to the Cordellerias (Sagada, Bantoc, Banaue) which were beautiful. Here I was hiking through the Philippines mountains and rice paddies.
I've been to Cebu city and island, in the South of the island you can go diving with whale sharks - this destination is still relatively unknown contrary to Bohol.
Then, Palawan is beautiful. Puerto Princesa, the city where you will arrive most likely if ou go bye airplane is worth 2 days to stay- they have a delicious fish restaurant, absolutely unbeatable. If you like snorkeling and hidden beaches you should then head north to El Nido.
There are articles (+ photos) about the Cordellerias and El Nido on this travelblog:
#4 mytravelmadness has been a member since 4/1/2013. Posts: 2