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Welcome to the Philippines

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WELCOME

Welcome to the Philippines  … or Mabuhay as they say in the Philippines. 

The Philippines is an archipelago located in Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean.  This archipelago is a country and officially known as the Republic of the Philippines.  It consists of over 7,600 islands with a total land area of approximately 300.000 km2 (116,000 mi2).  The Philippines Is divided into three island major groups: Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao.  These island groups are further divided into 17 regions which are then divided into 81 provinces

The capital of the Philippines is Manila, and one of the most populous cities in both the Philippines and the world.

Given its location so close to the equator makes the country prone to earthquakes and typhoons, but also endows it with abundant natural resources and some of the world’s greatest biodiversity

This website provides a wealth of information about the Philippines as well as traveling to and around the Philippine islands. 

The following is an overview of some of the material this website has to offer that may be of interest to you.

It is broken into sections about a topic with a list of links to detailed articles on this website about each topic. 

We hope you find our information helpful to your travels. 

Please feel free to contribute your knowledge, experience, and tips. 

Happy & Safe Travels

ABOUT

  • Maps of the Philippines  
  • The Philippines: Introduction to an Island Nation
  • Organization of the Philippine Islands  
    • Divisions  
    • Regions  
    • Islands  
    • Provinces  
    • Cities & Towns  
    • Barangays  
  • History of the Philippines 
  • Climate & Weather of the Philippines 
  • Everything You Need to Know about Money in the Philippines  
  • Communications: Internet & Phone (VPN)  
  • Practical Information about the Philippines  
  • Facts About the Philippines

CULTURE & HISTORY

  • The Philippines: A Brief History 
  • Words You Should Know When Visiting the Philippines  
  • Languages & Nonverbal Language in the Philippines  
  • Bahala Na: Filipino Spirit    
  • Filipino Time  
  • Guide to Cultural Etiquette in the Philippines  
  • Do’s & Don’ts When Visiting the Philippines 
  • Filipino Pride  

TRAVEL

  • The Philippines: What You Need to Know BEFORE You Go  
  • Planning Your Trip to the Philippines | Requirements for Foreigners 
    • Visa 
    • Passport 
    • Immunizations 
  • Why Travel Insurance is Important   (Article + Banner AD)  
  • The Best No-Fee International Credit Cards  
  • Recommended Itineraries 

TRANSPORTATION

  • Most Common Modes of Transport 
  • By Air 
    • Airports in the Philippines   
    • FAQs (with answers) about Air Travel in the Philippines 
    • Airlines in the Philippines 
  • By Land 
    • Bus Terminals in the Philippines 
    • Everything You Need to Know Traveling by Bus in the Philippines 
    • Taxi Safety Tips: Dos and Don’ts
    • Motorbike Safety Tips
  • By Sea
    • Seaports in the Philippines  
    • Everything You Need to Know Sea Travel in the Philippines
    • Sea Travel Tips for the Philippines  

SEE & DO 

  • Top 25 Destinations in the Philippines
  • Most Popular Activities in the Philippines
  • Top 10 Things to See & Do in Manila

FOOD & DRINK 

  • Flavorful Filpino Food
  • Top 10 Most Common Filipino Foods 
  • Breakfast Foods
  • Main Dishes
  • Desserts
  • Bread & Pastries
  • Street Food
  • Delicacies
  • Tropical Fruits
  • Veggies
  • Rice:  The Filipino Staple
  • Seafoods
  • Native Ingredients
  • Regional Foods
  • Seasonal Foods
  • Fiesta Foods
  • Comfort Foods
  • Exotic Foods
  • Filipino Eating Methods & Dining Etiquette
  • Drinks
  • Cocktails
  • Snacks (Merienda & Pulatan) 
  • Popular Fast Food Franchises in the Philippines   
  • Awesome Filipino Recipes

WHERE TO STAY

  • Accomodations in the Philippines 

ENTERTAINMENT

  • Festivals & Fiestas
  • Karaoke
  • Popular Sports & Games in the Philippines
  • Cockfights 
  • Nightlife in the Philippines
  • Gambling 

HEALTH & SAFETY

  • Staying Safe While Traveling in the Philippines
  • 6 Common Accidents to Avoid While Traveling
  • Avoiding Scams & Thieves in the Philippines
  • Staying Healthy while Traveling in the Philippines 
  • How to Beat the Heat
  • Sun Safety Tips 
  • Ocean & Beach Safety Tips

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Videos

RESOURCES

READ MORE:  The Philippines: Travel Guide for First Time Visitors  

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About the Author

Patrick

Patrick

Patrick is an entrepreneur, digital nomad, explorer, and photographer. Patrick is always in search of fun and adventure. He is well travelled throughout the world, and although location independent, his home base is Phoenix, Arizona in the USA. Patrick loves island lifestyle which is no wonder why he is so interested in spending time in the Philippines with it’s over 7,000 islands. Patrick created this site to share his knowledge of and experiences in the Philippines with Filipinos as well as other foreigners.

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