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Philippines Travel Guide

Home to 7,107 islands – some bustling with civilisation and some uninhabited provides more than a few reasons to visit the Philippines. As a nation that’s proud of its heritage yet possesses a fondness for modernity and Western traditions, it is a true cultural melting pot. Here, you will find sparkling beaches, comforting food, friendly locals and experiences aplenty.

The Highlights

The Basics

When to Visit

when to visit
  1. Peak Season

    December to April

    December through April sees the busiest time for tourism in the Philippines. Not only are they the driest months, and thus, best for travelling, but they also host a number of important holidays for the Filipinos like Christmas, All Saints Day (November) and Holy Week (March/April). Expect rates for hotels to increase, especially during Holy Week. For excellent weather minus the crowds, January and February might be the best time when kids are still in school and any important holidays are region-specific.

  2. Low Season

    May to October

    Although May through October is defined as the wet season in the Philippines, it might be worth noting that the weather stays relatively warm and rain isn’t always constant. And while typhoon season is usually in September and October, not all destinations in the archipelago are affected. It is worth thinking about travelling to the islands during low season. Consider May and November. Thinner crowds and cheap prices coupled with thoughtful planning is key to an unforgettable Philippines vacation.

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