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I'll be in the Philippines in late November/early December, and since I have only 2 weeks in the country I have to narrow it down regarding the places and regions to go to. One of the main criteria will be the weather. Obviously late Nov./early Dec. is a kind of transition period, but I wonder whether there are regions which are more likely to have dry, sunny weather at that time. As it's the north-east monsoon, I assume that the further I go west (e.g. the islands of Palawan, Negros or Panay) the better the chances are for perfect beach weather. That's what I'm mainly looking for: spending some relaxing days on beaches, not necessarily with diving or snorkling, but with some boat or bike tours and some easy walks and hikes into the countryside. So any advice on what to expect weather-wise and which regions to take a closer look at is highly appreciated.
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My buddies and I do an annual motorbike trip in SEA every year and we are debating between PI and Vietnam. We did Cambodia 3 years ago, Laos 2 years ago and Thailand last year. We know the dangers of biking in these countries.
How easy/difficult is it to rent 4-5 motorbikes in the Philippines (250cc - 500cc)? I have a US motorcycle license but my buddies do not. Any companies to recommend? Costs? We are thinking of looping around Luzon for 2-3 weeks then dropping the bikes off and heading to El Nido for 4-5 days. Any other recommendations are appreciated!
I am travelling to the Philippines on 23rd December for 4 weeks. We arrive into Manila and are wondering if we should stay in Manila for Christmas Day? What is there to do in Manila on Christmas Day? Or should we leave Manila for a better Philippines experience at Christmas? Any advice would be much appreciated!
Got caught out today for the first time with a one-way ticket to Manila and needed to buy a last minute return at the airport Has anyone else had this problem? I've put more details on my blog:
Which sandy beaches are easily accessble by tourist in Suiquijor?
Cebu pacific will start flying from Manila to Phuket Thailand on the 16th August.
3 times a week to start mon/wed/fri . Depart manila at 8pm and get to Phuket at 11pm.
Depart Phuket at 12 mn and get in to manila at 5.05am.
fares start at php999 ++
you can also fly with Cebu pacific from Manila to Bangkok. Clark to Bangkok. Cebu to Bangkok.
At long last Manila has rid itself of that awful Mayor Lim (the guy who closed Baywalk, probably cos the bar owners there weren't paying him enough).
He has been replaced by the benevolent Mayor Erap, who has pledged to "help the poor people of Manila."
Now I know when he was President he vowed to "help the poor people of the Philippines", but I guess all those late night parties in the Palace, boozing expensive red wines took a toll and maybe he ran out of steam.
I'm sure he'll do better this time out...
now fly from manila to Batanes. Manila to Coron Palawan. Manila to Virac catanduanes.
there is a plan to serve six domestic routes by years end.
we are planing on getting to donsol may 25th to dive and hopefully see whale sharks... is there a chance to do that or is the season over by then?!
Philippines airlines has slashed the free baggage allowance per passenger from 15kg to 10kg.
and at the same time raised the fee slapped on for excess baggage for domestic flights to php200 per kg.
and if you don't check in 45 minutes prior to departure you will have to pay a php1500 fee.
Aviation report from capa.
the outlook for Philippines airlines/PAL express remains relatively bleak.
following a strategy shift which has resulted in the group exiting the budget market. low cost sister carrier
PAL express will be made into a full service carrier.
the PAL group will likely see it share of the Philippines domestic passenger market slip to LESS than 35%
from 42% in 2012.
Sea air part of Tiger airways has been struggling they recorded a lost of $34 million dollars in the Philippines
the only up side was Airasia now has a 11% share of the The Philippines domestic ... more »
I am flying into MNL and want to move on to one of the great islands. after that i am planing on flying back to Bangkok/Cambodia/Laos...
is there any airport that offers international flights to the "mainland" or somewhere close to that? Online I cant find flights from either PPS or CEB...
I was wondering where I can find the cheapest flight from Manila to India or would it be better if i fly from another country?
Thoughts would be appreciated.
Hi, I am currently hesitating between a trip to Padre Burgos or Bunaken. I am an advanced diver, but my partner does not dive, and we both really enjoy snorkelling, going out and identifying species we have never seen etc. We are looking mostly for a healthy well stocked reef not to far from shore, no boat trips if possible. We really enjoyed Dahab egypt, and were quite disapointed in the andaman islands last year. I would like to hear from some people who have been to one or the other or can suggest a place with awesome snorkelling for a couple to chill out for 2-3 weeks, we don't need much, a hamoc, little bungalow and that's about it.
Thanks in advance
have a nice day
Hello fellow travelers,
I'm travelling to Philippines during the summer&i have air ticket from Eu to Bangkok. I don't have my road planned ahead, so i was wondering what would be best - to fly north (Clark) and to do some trekking in the north, and fly back to BKK from the south (Cebu??)? What is the best way to travel from island to island? Which Island would you recommened to see? For any information i would be very grateful...
I will need to exchange Australian $$$ when I arrive in Manila or wait until I arrive at Borocay?
Any advice as were to change money would be appreciated
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