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A street food-lover`s guide to Manila

Not sure how to fulfill your street food cravings in Manila? Find and taste some of the best street snacks using our curated list of favorites in this city.

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The ride from El Nido to Puerto Princesa: A traveler review

When traveling around the Philippines, there are several different ways to get from El Nido to Puerto Princesa. This is the best of those options.

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Ati-Atihan Festival: All you need to know about the Philippines` biggest fiesta

Have you even experienced the Philippines if you haven’t attended the Ati-Atihan festival? If not, it’s time to play at the biggest Filipino fiesta!

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Philippines at a glance

International dialing code
63
Good to know
Probably, each person in the world thinks of a different thing when mentioning the Philippines to them. Some may make an association to delicious food, whether it be fast (Jollibee) or local (dishes like leche flan, ensaymadas, or chicken adobo). Places like Boracay or Puerto Princesa may come to mind to others. The list can go on and on, and in the end, the Philippines are filled with a warmth you won't find anywhere else.
Time zone
GMT+8
Spoken language
Filipino and English
Cost to avg. transport ticket
USD26

Your questions, our answers

MasterCard and Visa are the most widely accepted credit cards in the Philippines. That being said, it's always a good idea to have cash on you as many market stalls and less touristy areas are less likely to accept credit cards.

The standard voltage in the Philippines is 220V. There are three plug types in the Philippines: Types A, B and C.

It's recommended to have gotten the following vaccinations before visiting the Philippines: Measles, Polio, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis, Chickenpox, and your yearly flu shot. Additional vaccinations you should get are Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Cholera, Hepatitis B, Japenese Encephalitis, Malaria, Rabies and Yellow Fever. We recommend double checking with the CDC or your doctor for more information about vaccinations you need before your trip.

These are the holidays celebrated in Philippines:

  • Bataan Day
  • Chinese New Year
  • Eid al-Adha
  • Eid al-Fitr
  • Good Friday
  • Labor Day
  • Maundy Thursday
  • National Heroes' Day
  • New Year's
  • Philippines Independence Day