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With many astounding seashores, the Philippines is an archipelago in South-east Asia. Overflowing mega-cities, Emerald rice fields, blazing volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, grinning ecstatic inhabitants, fuzzy water bison are what characterizes the Philippines. The nation has a combination of societies and a blend of unfamiliar impacts and the presence of more than 100 ethnic gatherings making it an absolute necessity to visit the island country. A fascinating reality about the nation is that it would cost you 20 years to visit each island in the Philippines for a day.

Best Time To Travel

DECEMBER TO FEBRUARY

The best time to visit the Philippines is from December to February when temperatures are around 24°C-31°C. At this time the country is fully accessible, including its many beautiful islands and more remote areas. Although the dry season lasts from November to April, temperatures are high during March and April, with highs of 34°C.

See & do in Philippines

Boracay Island

Boracay Island

Kawasan Falls

Kawasan Falls

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park

Chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills

Getting around Philippines

Light rails, Jeepney, tricycles, Kalesa and Habal-Habal are the modes of transport available in the Philippines. Light rails are available only in some part of the Philippines. Jeepneys are the most common urban transport and they are modified army jeeps. Kalesas are two-wheeled horse carriages and Habal-Habal are motorcycles with lengthy seats.

Taxis are mostly metered in the Philippines. If the driver turns off the meter, you can politely request him for the meter or it is better that you look out for another taxi. Free airport shuttle is available to some places of the city and taxis should be booked in the airport or online if you want the metered ones.

There are no transport passes available in the Philippines. You can use public transport which is cost-effective.

There Since public transport is not much developed in the Philippines, it is better to rent a car in the Philippines. You should watch out for the heavy traffic but it is completely safe to drive in the Philippines. Avis, Kayak, and Europcar are available in the Philippines for car rentals. There are no transport passes available in the Philippines. You can use public transport which is cost-effective.

Survival Guide

  • The power sockets are of type A and B

  • The appliances used in India will require a power plug adapter for these socket types.
  • The voltage here is 220 volts at 50 Hz and it is the same as that we have in India
  • You can get your universal adapters in any electrical appliances shop or can order them online.
  • Carry an unlocked phone to the Philippines which is not restricted to a single carrier.
  • Globe Telecom, Sun Cellular, and Smart Communications are the major mobile network operators in the Philippines.
  • We’d recommend the Smart LTE Prepaid SIM cards.
  • SIM cards can be purchased at most airports, convenience stores, mobile shops, and markets.
  • The local currency used in the Philippines is Philippine Piso.
  • The average cost of one meal/person is 150 PHP which is close to 200 Rs.
  • The expenditure in the Philippines for a day per person will be around 1000 PHP which is about Rs 1350 which includes your meal & other personal expenses.
  • For your trip, we’d advise you to keep 30% as cash and 70% loaded into your Forex card.
  • Have health insurance before traveling to the Philippines.
  • You won’t be able to find healthcare services in remote areas.
  • Don’t forget to carry sunscreen and hats when you go out during the day.
  • The health care facilities change according to different cities.

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