Nature and travelling

Before travelling to the Philippines

Before you travel to the Philippines you should exchange USD. When you get there, you can easily change it to Philippine peso. Do not forget to arrange travel insurance otherwise in the case of an emergency you will have to pay for all medical bills. The information about the required documentation you can find in the section “Consulate”

Recommended vaccinations:
Hepatitis A
Hepatitis B
Check your vaccination of TDAP

Vaccination against yellow fever is required if you travel from a country with the risk of yellow fever transmission (at least 10 days before departure)

It is recommended to use repellent against mosquitoes regularly to prevent the risk of dengue and malaria – generally, more south you travel, the higher risk of getting malaria.

It is important to follow basic hygiene, especially washing vegetable and fruit before eating it. Water in the Philippines is not potable.

When to travel to the Philippines?

The Philippines is characterized by a tropical climate and can be divided into a dry season between November and May, and the wet season between June and October. It is recommended to travel to the Philippines during the dry season. From March to May, is considered to be the hottest time, especially during May the temperature rises to 38°C. Since the Philippines are located on many islands, the weather can be varied in a different part of the country. For example, for visiting Palawan is the best to go between October to May.

Places to visit in the Philippines

Since the Philippines are located on many small islands, it offers its visitors various landscape. The most beautiful places can be fined southwards to Manila. Between the most visited belongs Cebu island, where in addition to arenaceous beaches and famous diving spots, you can visit many waterfalls. If you travel to the Philippines you cannot skip visiting islands Boracay, Negros and Palawan, which is called the most beautiful island in the world. In the biggest island Luzon, you should visit Banaue Rice Terraces, which are located in its north part. If you like hiking and climbing to mountains than Legaspi volcano and Mt. Pinatubo is just for you.

Manila is used to be called Paris of the East. Unfortunately, it has been destroyed during the Second world war. These days, it is just concrete and chaos. It is also not recommended to travel to islands Mindanao and Sulu for the security reasons.


For travelling between islands, you can use a ferry, however, if you want to safe time, it is recommended to rather take a plane. In general, domestic flights are very cheap and regular. For the movement in cities are used tricycles. Another option is, the so-called jeepney, which is classic extended American jeeps, but these are usually used by locals, not tourists. In touristic destinations, where the traffic is not so heavy, you can borrow a motorcycle. However, keep in mind that the traffic rules are not respected in the Philippines.