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5 days in The Phillipines?

Posted by MasterBates on 17/2/2013 at 13:13

Hi there,

I will be visa running to the Philipines in Mar. for 5 days and have no idea what to do when I arrive.

Do any of you denizens recommend any places located within about a 150 km radius of Clark International Airport?

My budget is extremely modest, so locations with budget accommodation is preferable; places without hordes of backpackers would also be a bonus.

Many thanks!

MB

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Posted by MasterBates on 18/2/2013 at 23:49

I really would be grateful for any pertinent information. I've googled extensively and most of the results pertain to Manilla which, although I'm sure is very interesting, is not what I'm looking for.

I want to utilise my 5 days to their maximum potential -- please help me out.

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Posted by goonistik on 19/2/2013 at 18:18

Hello

Could you be more specific about what you want in a destination? Is it a nature trek, island time, etc.

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Posted by MasterBates on 20/2/2013 at 08:42

Thanks for the reply.

I am open to pretty much any suggestions to be honest.

At the moment I'm toying with the idea of renting a bicycle in Clark and visiting a few nearby destinations; however, I really don't know which places are worth visiting -- or if there is anywhere decent where I can camp.

I'd be very pleased to hear about any positive experiences people have had in this particular area of the archipelago.

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Posted by goonistik on 21/2/2013 at 00:47

A Pinatubo trek is an option.

One possible option is Bolinao, Pangasinan. I haven't been there yet.

But I've also been hearing things about Nagsasa cove, Zambales. The not as well-known sister of Anawangin cove.

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Posted by goonistik on 21/2/2013 at 05:56

You might also want to check out the activities such as the pundaquit festival

http://casasanmiguelph.com/

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Posted by MasterBates on 6/3/2013 at 10:40

Thanks again to the one poster who bothered to reply.

But I have to say, the dearth of advice I've received is truly puzzling.

This site really does suck whale phallus compared to other options.

In future I know not to bother seeking information here!

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Posted by goonistik on 6/3/2013 at 20:44

If you are really up to a long trip back and forth, Ilocos Norte is beautiful. I love that stretch of the highway that hugs the Ilocos coastline. You might make your way to Pagudpud. I am not sure if there are flights between Clark and Laoag.

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Posted by alexlosmanos on 17/3/2013 at 07:54

You could also go to Subic, it is located 1 hour by bus (source: http://jeepneyguide.com) from Clark and has plenty of (budget) hotels, restaurants and is a good place for diving.

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