The Philippines is defined by its emerald rice fields, teeming megacities, graffiti-splashed jeepneys, smouldering volcanoes, bug-eyed tarsiers, fuzzy water buffalo and smiling, happy-go-lucky people.

Destination highlights

  • Friendly locals, Filipinos are known to be very hospitable
  • Colorful and fun festivals
  • Incredible diving and snorkeling spots
  • Beaches and islands
  • The delicious Filipino cuisine
  • Natural lakes
  • The volcano craters

Activities to do

  • Chill out in Boracay
  • See the beauty of the Banaue rice terraces
  • Marvel at the wonder of San Agustin Church
  • See the active Mayon Volcano
  • Visit Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park
  • Explore the rare chocolate hills
  • Discover Mactan Island
  • Dive in the Tubbataha Reef
  • See the lakes at Coron Island

Country details

  • Location: Southeast Asia in the western Pacific Ocean
  • Language: Filipino
  • Currency: Philippine peso
  • Cuisine: Southeast Asian cuisine with heavy Spanish influence.
  • Airport: Ninoy Aquino International Airport, Mactan Cebu International Airport, Davao International Airport and Clark International Airport.
  • Flight Duration: 9 hours from Abu Dhabi

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