Manila, the capital of the Philippines. This is where your, soon incredible, journey starts. Most people have a love-hate relationship with this city and spend one or two nights here. Makati is the area where you need to spend the night and find all the trendy restaurants and bars. (get a hotel)
The small fishing village Coron is all about hopping from one stunning island to the other. On the morning of day 2, fly from Manila to Busuanga island followed by a 30-minute drive to Coron town. Relax, hike up the Mt. Tapyas before sunset and go island hopping by boat. You can arrange this in advance or at the harbor.
A 4-hour ferry from Coron takes you to one of the most stunning locations on your Philippines Travel Guide. El Nido is located in the northern tip of Palawan Island, offer pristine white beaches and paradise islands. You can visit these places by joining an El Nido Island Hopping Tour.
From El Nido, drive down to Puerto Princesa to spend the night before catching your flight to Cebu. In Puerto Princesa, we highly recommend visiting the Iwahig Open Prison and have dinner at Kalui.
Good to know: Unfortunately, the standard Filipino kitchen isn’t that great. Rice and pork or BBQ chicken are the typical dishes. However, at popular restaurants, it is an entirely different world.
Cebu is one of the main islands and transport hubs of the Philippines. Arrive in Cebu by airplane from Puerto Princesa in the morning of day 8. Directly hop into the bus or car and make your way down to Moalboal. The following day, go Canyoneering in Badian and jump off the Kawasan Falls!
Discover the unique landscapes of Bohol with rice terraces, the chocolate hills, and white sand beaches. But what makes Bohol unique is the Philippine Tarsier. Tiny, monkey-like, animals that move during the night.
It is just a short 2-hour ferry ride from Cebu to Bohol. Get boat tickets.
Majestic waterfalls, the friendliest Filipinos and beautiful local life. The island of Siquijor is stunning to explore by motorbike in a 2-hour drive. From Bohol, take the 1.5-hour ferry to Siquijor.
Welcome to the ‘Most Beautiful Island in Asia’. Siargao has the perfect island vibe with great beaches, surfing, scenic drives, island hopping, incredible food, and a chilled vibe. You could easily spend a week on Siargao.
Best Time to visit the Philippines
From December to April, during the dry season, is the best time to visit the Philippines. Where March to May are the busiest and most expensive months. It is best to avoid traveling there from July to October when the typhoon season is active.