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5 fun Filipino fiestas you must experience

Take a peek into the world of Filipino fiestas and immerse in the local culture. Celebrate with the locals to experience the Philippines like never before.

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Manila nightlife: What to do after sunset

Take on Manila`s vibrant nightlife with our guide to all the things to do after sunset. Eat, shop & dance the night away in the Philippines’ party capital.

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Flying vs. bus vs. van: How to get to El Nido

Palawan is known as a tropical paradise in the Philippines that never fails to charm its visitors. These are the best ways to get around its dreamy islands.

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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

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.

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.

These are the holidays celebrated in Philippines:

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