the philippines

Impossibly friendly locals, marvellous marine life, lush rice terraces and more palm trees than you can imagine. Oh, and throw in some of the best beaches on the planet with the worst and most ubiquitous karaoke in the world. Welcome to the PHILIPPINES.

From the white sand beaches of Boracay to Siargao's surf vibes, the waterfalls of Siquijor to the island-hopping in Palawan - this part of the world seems to have it all. With over 7,000 islands, there's something for even the pickiest of travellers.

Escaping the usual SE Asia 'gap year circuit', the Philippines is often skipped by backpackers, mainly due to it's lack of land connections. What it lacks in location it makes up for in experiences. Many islands are the epitome of paradise on earth with nothing but rustic beach shacks, freshly caught seafood and crystal clear waters. While away your days sipping dangerously cheap rum & coke, satisfied that the day's only conundrum is where best to catch the predictably stunning sunset. And if you're looking for something a little more adventurous? There's only the world's best shipwreck diving off the coast of Coron, canyoning at Kawasan Falls or one of Asia's highest and most challenging hikes Mount Guiting-Guiting (Sibuyan Island).

Impossibly friendly locals, marvellous marine life, lush rice terraces and more palm trees than you can imagine. Oh, and throw in some of the best beaches on the planet with the worst and most ubiquitous karaoke in the world. Welcome to the PHILIPPINES.

From the white sand beaches of Boracay to Siargao’s surf vibes, the waterfalls of Siquijor to the island-hopping in Palawan – this part of the world seems to have it all. With over 7,000 islands, there’s something for even the pickiest of travellers.

Escaping the usual SE Asia ‘gap year circuit’, the Philippines is often skipped by backpackers, mainly due to it’s lack of land connections. What it lacks in location it makes up for in experiences. Many islands are the epitome of paradise on earth with nothing but rustic beach shacks, freshly caught seafood and crystal clear waters. While away your days sipping dangerously cheap rum & coke, satisfied that the day’s only conundrum is where best to catch the predictably stunning sunset. And if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous? There’s only the world’s best shipwreck diving off the coast of Coron, canyoning at Kawasan Falls or one of Asia’s highest and most challenging hikes Mount Guiting-Guiting (Sibuyan Island).

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