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A guide to solo female travel in the Philippines

If you’re a woman on a mission to conquer solo travel, take the plunge in the Philippines with our handy guide to help you find your way around the country.

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The journey from Coron to El Nido: A traveler review

If you`re thinking of going island hopping in the Philippines, specifically from Coron to El Nido, you have many ferry options. Narrow your options here.

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A practical guide to visiting the Banaue Rice Terraces

Visit the fascinating Banaue Rice Terraces & explore this popular UNESCO World Heritage site in the Philippines with our complete guide to the destination.

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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