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Travel Resources for Philippine Visitors

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So, you’re a planning a trip to the Philippines? You come to the right place page. This Travel Resource Page contains information on everything that you’ll need as you travel in the Philippines (at least that’s the plan). The items that I shared here are from companies that I trust and personally use whenever I travel across the Philippines.

Please note that I may or may not earn if you use their services. Do your research well and think thoroughly if this is something that you really need for your travel plans.

I’ll try to update this list once I find new info or just put on the comment what other things you would like to be included. Enjoy!

Local Airlines

Philippine Airlines – PAL is Asia’s first airline and it is the only full service ariline in the country. It is also our national carrier. The tickets are higher than the rest but their service is much better.

Cebu Pacific – It pioneered the ‘budget airline’ concept in the Philippines. I flew a lot of times with them. Watch out for their seat sale especially during Philippine holidays.

AirAsia Philippines – It is the local affiliate of AirAsia Malaysia. It is another low-cost carrier. If flew wit them several times already including the time that I rode their co-branded plane with Solaire Resort.

Skyscanner – This is really helpful in looking for the cheapest flight with less connecting flights. You can sort the flights from the cheapest to the most expensive.

You can read here more info about airlines and airports in the Philippines.

Travel Insurance

World Nomads – You’ll never know when you’re going to use a travel insurance. It’s just one of those things that you need to have although most likely you won’t use it but it’s a great relief that you have it when the need arises. Whenever I travel abroad, I get the travel insurance from World Nomads.

Accommodation

Agoda – It has a lot of accommodation available for every type of traveler. If you prefer cheap hostels, they have it. If you prefer to splurge a bit on 5 star hotels, they have it too. Watch out for some promos and discounts too.

Airbnb – It has only been recently that I tried to book a place on Airbnb. My experience was really great that I’ve booked another place on it. You can get great deals from this site. It has a huge directory of apartments, condominiums and homes for rent. Be sure to check the reviews and communicate well with your host. Use my link and ₱919 on your first booking is on me.

Hostelworld – It has a good collection of hostels in the Philippines. Some hostels don’t have a website yet and just use sites like this to advertise their service.

Couchsurfing – I have never couchsurfed but I have attended some Couchsurfing event and know a lot of Couchsurfers. It’s a good way to truly immerse in local culture and you get free accommodation. You might want to check-out these active Facebook Couchsurfing groups in Manila and Quezon City.

Passenger Ferry

2Go Travel – Their ships are modern, nice and clean. It’s an alternative way to go to the islands. The last time I tried 2Go Travel is from Boracay to Batangas Port. It took about 8-10 hours. Check out some of their other destination on their site.

Supercat, OceanJet, FastCat – The Philippines is made up of 7,107 islands so it’s highly likely you’ll travel by sea at some point. The fastest way to transfer from island to island is through these fast craft. Just check which one is available to the destination you want to go to.

Read here for more info on traveling by sea in the Philippines.

Deals Site

If you are going to avail of tour packages from these sites, it is best to call the company offering the tour first if the dates you want are still available and clarify the fine prints.

Metro Deal, Cash Cash Pinoy – there’s a good mix of restaurants, accommodation and tours on these sites.

Deal Grocer – this one offers more high-end travel packages

Blog Categories

Here are some categories in this blog that you might find helpful with your research. Just go through the articles and I might have already wrote something about

Philippine Travel Basics

Tourist Destinations

For more travel tips, you can download my ebook 100 Tips for Foreigners Visiting the Philippines.

Oh my bad, I forgot to introduce myself. I’m Mark Conrad. I was born and raised in the Philippines. I just love the Philippines so much that I feel obligated to share the beauty of this country to the rest of the world. You can know more about me here.

I also have an ebook entitled Boracay Travel Guide which would help plan your trip to the world’s most beautiful beach. It is available on Amazon, Smashwords and other ebook stores.

Happy trip! See you here!