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Posted by RACHYPF on 11/2/2014 at 09:06

Hey anyone got any recommendations for whale shark swimming other than Donsol in March aiming to go to Bohol from Manila without going to Legazpi, cant seem to get flight from Legazpi to Bohol, or does anyone know of a fast ferry service from Donsol to Bohol, Thanks! ...

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NY Times on Surfing in Siargao

Posted by goonistik on 20/7/2014 at 23:03 The article features the upscale resorts, there are hostels going for about 250 pesos/night there. ...

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Calaguas Island

Posted by purecalaguas on 18/5/2014 at 21:56

Situated in Vinzons, Camarines Norte, Philippines ...

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Whale Sharks in Donsol

Posted by jellis on 28/1/2014 at 17:56

I'm planning on being in Donsol in the middle of February and I'd love to swim with whale sharks. I know nothing is guaranteed, but I hear that February in Donsol is the best chance I've got. Does anyone have experience within the area? Thanks! ...

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We're going to stay in El Nido for 2 months...

Posted by Muzz on 2/10/2012 at 07:07

Hi all As per the title, after traveling for 10 months we've decided to chill somewhere for a couple of months between the beginning of January and March, so we're going to apply for the 59 day visa and head to El Nido. As we're avid divers we thought this would tick the box with Coron also being nearby To help with the dwindling fund we thought we'd try and rent somewhere with a kitchen so we can cook our own food, is this possible? How would we go about finding a studio/apartment? Open to ...

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Cebu city or Mactan Island

Posted by TonyM on 8/1/2013 at 05:59

Cebu is where I begin my trip, question is where to stay, never been there, Cebu City or Mactan Island, looking to be close to the action of med city but not the hassle of large crowd and bustling streets and noise. Accom would be guesthouse somewhere, looking for the best of both worlds, beach and city, where would you stay? ...

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5 weeks of travel that includes the Philippines - please help me plan an itinerary!

Posted by cguzzy on 17/12/2013 at 13:35

Hi there! I will finally havethe chance to travel to Asia in 2014 for about 4-6 weeks and I'm reallyexcited! I've been looking up different travel itineraries that span over 5weeks for inspiration, but it's difficult to find one that includes thePhilippines. I am Filipino butborn in Canada, so I've only been once when I was young, with my parents. NextMarch, a family member will be turning 90 and some of my family members areplanning to travel to the Philippines for the celebration. I'm finall ...

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Mindanao safe or not

Posted by boxee on 5/9/2009 at 03:28

after more research on Mindanao is it safe to go there or not, here is the infomation i got from british foreign &commonwealth webb site We advise against all travel to south west Mindanao and the Sulu archipelago because of ongoing terrorist and insurgent activity. We advise against all but essential travel to the remainder of Mindanao. There have been terrorist attacks against civilian targets in Mindanao: in the past two years these have included roads, buses and shopping malls. Since 10 ...

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Pics of the Philippines

Posted by Harry05 on 14/2/2014 at 20:29

Just ended my great trip in the Philippines. If you wouldlike to see some pics of this, use the following link: If you want to start a slideshow you can use this link: As you can see I spent a lot of time around, on or in thewater which I think is one of the big pro's for the Philippines. Harry ...

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Posted by RACHYPF on 6/2/2014 at 15:29

Anyone got advice on stop in Clark for few hours 1 night at most before travel on to Cebu seems cheaper to fly into Clark than Manila but not sure if worth it? ...

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traveling in september

Posted by obray7 on 4/2/2014 at 22:26

I've read up a lot on traveling the islands and most of south east asia in September and some claim don't bother. Others say it isn't much dofferent . what are you suggestions? If not September then when? I'd like to leave as soon as possible but September being the earliest as I have prior commitments. ...

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Earthquake, travel advice

Posted by StephJayne165 on 16/10/2013 at 19:39

Hey guys, I'm currently in El Nido with family and we were planning on flying to Cebu in around a week to spend some time in Apo & Anda, Bohol. Since hearing about the terrible earthquake which struck Bohol/Cebu we're not sure what to do. Of course our thoughts and prayers go out to everyone affected by the earthquake, and our initial reaction was to make alternate plans and not visit out of respect. However, this is a highly touristy area and their economy relies on money from travellers, ...

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Pics Ati Atihan Festival 2014

Posted by Harry05 on 30/1/2014 at 22:19

Hi guys, Just uploaded some photos of the Ati Atihan Festival in Kalibo. Use this link if you want to see them. Or use this link to start a slideshow. Everybody also thanks for the input for the festivals, I think I made a good choice to go to Kalibo. Harry ...

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El Nido - Coron Boat, is there a safe version?

Posted by Harry05 on 23/1/2014 at 03:06

Read some "horror" stories about safety issues of the boats running from El Nido to Coron even till sinking of the boat. How is the safety situation now? Is there a difference between companies, if yes, which are the best? Do they provide lifejackets in case of emergency? End of january a good period to do this? Also contacted El Nido Boutique and Art cafe, they don't have any boats leaving on friday (but I prefer to travel on a friday due to my itinirary). Anyone knows if there are ...

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philipines visa on arrival?

Posted by miriam123 on 12/1/2014 at 03:11

hi i am going to the philipines in a few weeks im from england but currently in cambodia, does anyone know if the visa on arrival in 21 or 30 days? also how much is the visa fee? thanks miriam ...

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What to do for New Years Eve?

Posted by katisita on 4/11/2010 at 02:20

Hello! I am going to Palawan this December and want to do something amazing that is close to Palawan or the Philippines for New Years Eve. We are traveling in a small group of international students, all in our 20's. Please write back about which places would be good for New Years Eve. I am thinking either Boracay or Bohol? Also has anyone been to Bohol? Are the Chocolate Hills worth the trip? Or if we should just stay in Palawan for New Years Eve? Also if anyone has information about the best ...

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Suggestions for a classic itinerary, please

Posted by travelman57 on 21/9/2011 at 22:50

I will travel to Philippines in November. I have 16 full days for make a nice itineray. I was thinking abaout the following: ...Arrive at Manila 5 days North Luzon (Baguio, Banaue, Batad, Sagada... and if it were doable: Vigan) 3 days Manila and around. ...Flight to Caticlan (Boracay) 3 days Boracay ...Flights Kalibo – Manila and Manila Cebu (cheaper than direct flight). Fast ferry to Bohol 2 days Bohol 3 days Cebú ...Flight to home from Cebu I am a solo traveler, 60 years old. Could anyone ...

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3 - 4 weeks in Phillipines

Posted by nickolt on 15/11/2010 at 11:55

Hello everyone. My bf and I are beginning our trip of SE Asia/China in the Phillipines. We land in Manila on January 8th at 12:55 am. Do you guys have an advice on how safe it will be taking a taxi to a hotel/guesthouse/hostel at this time at night?? Also, any advice on which guesthouse might provide airport pickup at that time, or is easier to get to. The places we are interested in seeing are Manila for a few days (3 at the most I think), the Cordillera region, Palawan, and possibly Bohol or ...

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Cagayan de Oro City

Posted by Tapsiful on 4/1/2010 at 23:43

My friend wants me to visit her in Cagayan de Oro city. But I'm a little bit concerned because people says southern parts of Philippines are not that safe for tourists. I would like to know if someone here knows the area - specifically Cagayan de Oro City and surroundings - and has any suggestions/information about this. If it safe, what areas do worth checking around that city? thanks ...

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