Philippines

The Philippines is a dreamy place filled with emerald rice fields, busy mega-cities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling people.
The only thing standing between you and this paradise is a 15 hour flight. And with routes flying from a host of UK airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow - there is nothing stopping you.
 
The sheer variety of experiences available in the Philippines is enough to satisfy the most demanding traveller’s tastes thanks to its collection of over 7,000 islands.
From the volcanic landscapes of Luzon, to the spectacular rice terraces of Banaue and the countless paradise beaches dotted around the islands. 
 
It really is a beach lovers paradise as there's an island to suit every taste, from marooned slicks of sand in the middle of the ocean to sprawling mega-islands like Luzon and Mindanao. Sun worshippers and divers should head straight to the Visayas, where island-hopping opportunities abound. More adventurous travellers can pitch a tent on a deserted stretch of coastline and experience the joys of Mother Nature in solitude. From kayaking to kiteboarding to canyoning to spelunking, the Philippines can capably raise any adrenaline junkie’s pulse. Divers have long been enamoured of the country’s underwater charms as freshwater pursuits include rafting and wakeboarding. Back on dry land -  trekking can be done just about anywhere, while rock climbing is gaining popularity. And the Philippines is also, unofficially, the zipline capital of the world. So whatever you enjoy - there is enough here to get your pulse racing.
 

General Information about Philippines

 
Essentials 
 
Flight time Approximately 13hours 
GMT - +8hrs
British nationals do not need a visa to visit Philippines. 
Currency, Philippine peso
 
Weather 
 
The best time to visit the Philippines is from December to February, when temperatures are about 24°C to 31°C. The country at that time is accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Although the dry season lasts from November to April, the temperatures during March and April are high at 34°C. The rainy season occurs between May and October, but the rain is not continuous and rarely affects travel plans. You will still enjoy nice, sunny days at this time (expected temperatures in the early thirties), with less crowds and lush green scenery. 
Also please note that the weather in the Philippines can be volatile. Typhoons can often occur as early as August or as late as January.
 
Health
 
 
WIFI
 
Big cities and tourist areas have internet service accessible in cyber cafes but expect restricted internet access in remote and rural areas.

 

Destinations in Philippines

Other Destinations in South East Asia