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Getting to Beaches from Manilla

Posted by adammcintyre on 2/4/2014 at 04:18

Hey everyone, I fly into Manila in a couple weeks. I have a couple questions: 1. What currencies are accepted at immigration for visas? Should I get a bunch of Pesos before I arrive? Or will I need USD or other foreign currencies? 2. Is it easy to get from Manila to islands / beaches and travel around for a backpacker? Let's say, in comparison to Thailand. Where getting from A-B couldn't be easier. 3. Shall I book hostels for islands/beach resorts in advanced, or shall I just turn up and fin ...

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Just 1 weekend

Posted by johnsonm on 5/6/2015 at 06:30

What would you do with just one weekend in the Philippines? Please help with itinerary! ...

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Booking flights

Posted by aristiza on 30/4/2014 at 13:07

Hello Guys! i am looking to book a flight to the philippines for early July. I am in Miami Fl, US. but will probably be looking to fly out of LA. or whatever is cheapest. any recommendations on certain airlines or websites i should check out to find the best price? what do you guys use? Thank you! ...

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buses from manilla to baguio

Posted by ShikMyPants on 27/1/2015 at 06:12

Hello guys n gals Looking for some advice on buses that run from Manilla to Baguio. Im aware that you can book them online but so far all attempts ive had have been declined saying no seats free, i find it hard to believe as im booking for the 6th of feb so with plenty of time as far as im aware. Tried 3 different buses (three different times) all been declined so far. Does anyone know if i can just turn up on the day and jump on? Do the book up far in adavance or will there still be space if ...

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CasaAstillero Calatagan Batangas

Posted by DariusCruz on 6/5/2015 at 00:49

Experience the relaxing view of nature and refreshing sea breeze at Casa Astillero Beach Resort. Enjoy pearly white sand activities such as bonfire and beach volleyball. You can also go boat riding, snorkeling and of course swimming! Bond with your family and friends by eating together on a banana leaf and sleep in cozy tents and kabanas. Air-conditioned rooms are also available. The facility is also perfect for special occasions like birthdays, company anniversaries, tea m buildings or even jus ...

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Z Hostel

Posted by goonistik on 4/5/2015 at 21:21

I just heard about a new hostel, Z hostel in Makati. ...

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The Best Food that speaks about philippines

Posted by christa213 on 21/8/2014 at 06:31

Hello! Just wanna ask what food do you think best describes the Philippines? Thanks! ...

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July and August in the Philippines?

Posted by edwuppy on 3/2/2010 at 17:02

I am planning a vacation to the Phillippines in July and August. Is the rainy season so bad? And, can you give me some tips to where I can go? Beautiful, less touristy, places. thanks alot... ...

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Long Beach

Posted by zenpmd on 30/10/2012 at 01:53

Hi everyone I am looking at spending time around Long Beach after my Tao Phillipines trip. Information is slim on the ground, which to me signals a good sign, but does anyone have any recommendations of places I can stay - shall I just turn up? Thanks Paul ...

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3 weeks in Philippines (September/October)

Posted by mistral on 29/8/2013 at 09:22

Hi, couple days ago I bought my tickets to Philippines. The trip starts and end in Manila. I've never been to Philippines so I could use some help with the planning- thats why I'm writing this post. Dates: 21.09-13.10; 3 weeks Arrival: Manila Departure: Manila No. of people: 2 guys Budget: ~1500$/person Expectations: don't want to visit typical turist places unless they are really worth it I want to see beuty of nature, white beaches (best would be hidden ones), do some surfing, kayaking and d ...

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Do you know Charities / NGO in the Philippines?

Posted by globedrop on 10/2/2015 at 20:17

Hi! We are a group of travel enthousiasts and we created couple of months back a website called where we list all Charities near your holiday destination. We have listed so far 160 charities world wide and several in the Philippines. We would like to list all the charities out here. Please give us a hand by giving us their name, location, website and email address or you can also list this ngo directly in our register org form: Man ...

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Hostel on wheels

Posted by goonistik on 2/2/2015 at 23:58

Some people got the good idea to convert a bus into a traveling hostel. Schedule here ...

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PADI Diving Certification in the Philippines

Posted by jellis on 28/1/2014 at 17:58

I'll be in the Philippines for 3 weeks in February and I'm looking for a great location and company to get certified through. Any suggestions? ...

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Know any Homestays in the Philippines?

Posted by SebBice on 28/10/2014 at 05:31

My family and I (2 adults, 3 children under 12) will be in the Philippines from mid June to mid July 2015. We are interested in homestays with local people, being involved in their way of life, eating their food etc. Any area will be considered. I would like 100% of my money (if possible) to go to my host and the local community in which we stay, rather than admin fees for an internet site. However, internet site info is also welcome. We have basic needs and can all sleep in together. River bath ...

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Tacloban hotel

Posted by Phillipinestrip on 10/11/2014 at 11:00

Does anyone know of a good hotel in Tacloban ...

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Newbie Traveller

Posted by atm on 30/10/2014 at 13:43

Hello Peeps. I have 60 days to kill in the Philippines from Feb 2nd and £3000. The only prerequisite is that I complete a PADI Advance Open Water Course to get Certified so would love a recomendation on a location for that please. Other than that the islands are my oyster as they say...... I am a 39 year old male and on my own. PS I DONT want to party. Any assistance with my 60 day itinery would be most appreciated please. I am Physically Fit and up for anything. Many thanks. MH ...

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Thefts abound in Siargao, Philippines (General Luna)

Posted by SEAsiaSurfer on 12/1/2015 at 03:21

Thefts Abound in Siargao, Philippines Be aware of many thefts on resort rooms and private rentals while traveling in Siargao. We fell victim to a house break-in and robbery during our stay here in late December 2014 in the area of General Luna and Cloud 9. After the theft, we spoke to many business owners and ex-pats who live there only to find out that this is a very common occurrence and has been for the past several years. Prior to our visit I read nothing about this and after our visit h ...

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Looking to get my dive masters

Posted by alexsmith903 on 26/4/2014 at 01:32

Hi All, Does anyone know anywhere I can get my dive masters as cheap as possible even if this means working for training anywhere in the Philippines? I have been looking at Cumiguin islands so far Thanks for your help Alex ...

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Philippines security and weather

Posted by magicFly on 16/11/2014 at 08:54

Hi, I think about going to the Philippines in december and spend christmas and news years there? Can anyone give me some information about the current security situation, as I heard reports of kiddnapping and riots going on. Is it safe to travel the phillipines? Which areas should be avoided? Also can someone please give me some Information about the weather in december? I read different things? Is the rainy season still goin on? How about typhoons? I wan't to have good weather and most of the ...

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Itenerary Advice for 3 weeks in February

Posted by giguerj on 13/11/2014 at 01:04

My boyfriend and I will be landing in Manila, Philippines this February. Be both love adventure, eating and being lazy beach bums. The only places we are certain about visiting is El Nido and Boracay. Everything else we are open to. Our only objective is that we rather pick a few good islands to see rather then spend a lot of time catching flights to the next island. I'd love to hear recommendations of where to go and what to do! ...

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