1001 Reasons To Visit The Philippines Today

The Philippines is made up of over 7000 islands, many having some of the best beaches in Asia. Not only does it have all year round warm weather, the best beaches and scuba diving spots but has so many things to while on your vacation. Lets have a look at some of the many reasons to visit The Philippines

Destination Guides

There are so many destinations to visit in The Philippines, many of the popular islands have beautiful white sandy beaches that has visitors flocking every year. With so many beaches, scuba diving spots, waterfalls and amazing clear blue waters for snorkeling

Maybe your just thinking The Philippines just has some of the best sunsets, beaches and food. But that's not just it, visit some of the huge shopping malls, zip lines, waterfalls, the many spanish churches dotted around the country . Take a look below for some inspiration

You would be surprised a the wide variety of the beach resorts here in The Philippines, from the large chain resorts to the small family run beach resort for half the price, take a look at some of the beach resorts below

Check Out This Video From Conde Nast Traveler Magazine

Above is a video from Conde Nast Travel Magazine, they asked their readers to vote on the BEST islands in the world, would you beleive it that The Philippines ranked 3 of it’s islands in the survey… Cebu Island came 5th, with Palawan Island coming in at 2nd place and the winner of the Conde Nast Best Islands 2016 was Boaracay Island

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​Visa Information

Visitors from most countries can avail of the visa free waiver program. The Philippines is kind enough to issue most international guests an automatic 30 day tourist visa upon arrival which is granted at any international airport in the country when your at immigration during your passport check. You may or may not be asked at the time some questions regarding your visit here like where you are staying and for how long you plan on staying in the country. For most of you coming here you will know where your staying (your beach resort or hotel) but for backpackers that don't yet know what adventures you will take here just explain your general travel plans (your visiting Cebu for a week then going to Boracay after etc..)

If you are planning on staying more than 30 days in The Philippines, you will need to extend your visa at one of the many visa offices where they will grant you another 29 days, giving you a total of 59 days stay here. To extend your visa you will need to know the following things and pay a fee for the extension which we will talk about below

ITEM DISCRIPTION

Visa Waiver

Visa Waiver Application Fee

Certification Fee

Legal Research Fee

Express Fee

Total Cost For Extra 29 Days Visa

AMOUNT

500. 00 PHP

1, 000. 00 PHP

500. 00 PHP

30. 00 PHP

1, 000.00 PHP

3, 030. 00 PHP

PLEASE NOTE: If you DO NOT extend your visa during your first 30 days in the country for a longer stay you will be fined 500 PHP for every month of your overstay plus additional fees of 510 PHP. So if you are planning on staying here for longer than 30 days please make sure you visit your local visa office within that 30 day period​

So Where can you extend your visa in The Philippines? Below is a quick guide of the Immigration offices at popular tourist destinations

  • Manila
  • Makati
  • Cebu City
  • Mactan Island
  • Boracay (Caticlan)
  • Palawan

Weather In The Philippines

The weather here has two seasons, the wet and dry. Most of the months are still warm even wiith heavy rain and the dry season being a crisp 32 degrees.

Jan

Feb

Mar

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

26 

°C

27

°C

28

°C

29

°C

30

°C

28

°C

28

°C

27

°C

28

°C

27

°C

27

°C

26

°C

79

°F

81

°F

82

°F

84

°F

86

°F

82

°F

82

°F

81

°F

82

°F

82

°F

81

°F

79

°F

What Do Things Cost?

Please note: That the prices below are averages and the exact costings differ depending on your destination in The Philippines, places like manila are more expensive than areas less touristy. Also to note that exchange rates can vary at time to time

Item

Cost In U.S Dollar

Cost In PHP

Meal For 2 In Restaurant

17

847

Meal At McDonald's

2.50

124

Local Beer Per Bottle

0.95

47

Imported Beer Per Bottle

1.75

87

Glass Of Coke/Pepsi

0.47

23

Taxi Ride Per KM

0.34

16

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