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After reading this article, the Philippines will have no more secrets for you. We have targeted the best things to do on the spot, retained hotels and quality accommodation, and collected tips for transportation. This article is accompanied by several maps of the Philippines.

Where to stay in the Philippines

in the Philippines there are also overall correct 2 star hotels.

The 5-star hotels in the Philippines

If you read this paragraph it is because you are looking above all for a luxury hotel. No question of compromising quality for your stay in the Philippines. There are some very good 5 star hotels, but not all of them are equal. Follow the tips below to book in the best establishment.

In the Philippines and in the immediate vicinity there are more than a hundred 5-star hotels. Not always easy to book at the best ones. Fortunately we are here to guide you in your choice.

4-star hotels in the Philippines

In the Philippines hotels are renowned for their good infrastructure and the comfort of their rooms, but variations in quality are felt from one hotel to another. Follow our advice and tips to book the best.

You make good choice if you book at Maayo Hotel (one of the best option in Cebu City), at Belmont Hotel Manila (a very good establishment ) or at Fairways and Bluewater Boracay.

3-star hotels in the Philippines

Good options are: Quest Hotel & Conference Center - Cebu (one of the best choices in Cebu City), at Lub d Philippines Makati (a wonderful establishment) or Hotel 101 Manila.

Questions and Answers

What is the best hotel in the Philippines? The best place to stay in the Philippines is at The Peninsula Manila in Manila.

What is the best 5 stars hotel in the Philippines? The best 5 stars hotel in the Philippines is the Casa Amiga Dos in Manila.

What is the best 4 stars hotel in the Philippines? The best 4 stars hotel in the Philippines is the Maayo Hotel in Cebu City.

What is the best 3 stars hotel in the Philippines? The best 3 stars hotel in the Philippines is the Quest Hotel & Conference Center - Cebu in Cebu City.

What is the best 2 stars hotel in the Philippines? The best 2 stars hotel in the Philippines is the Spin Designer Hostel - El Nido in El Nido.

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How to get to the Philippines

Going to the Philippines by plane

Ninoy Aquino International Airport : the airport has 3199 flights per week. It is served by 38 airlines that offer 87 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Sydney : flights operated by Qantas, Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific
  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines
  • Port Moresby : flights operated by Air Niugini and Philippine Airlines
  • Qatar Ladies Open : flights operated by Qatar Airways and Philippine Airlines
  • Guam : flights operated by United Airlines and Philippine Airlines
  • Amsterdam : flights operated by Klm
  • Brisbane : flights operated by Philippine Airlines
  • Melbourne : flights operated by Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific
  • Los Angeles : flights operated by Philippine Airlines
  • San Francisco : flights operated by Philippine Airlines
  • Other cities with medium and long haul direct flights to Ninoy Aquino International Airport : Riyadh Mil

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport :

  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Airways, Ethiopian Airlines and Hong Kong Airlines
  • Taoyuan City : flights operated by Eva Air, Zest Airways, Klm, Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and China Airlines
  • Singapore : flights operated by Singapore Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways, Tiger Airways and Cebu Pacific
  • Incheon : flights operated by Zest Airways, Asiana Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Korean Air, Jeju Air, Delta Air Lines and Cebu Pacific
  • Kuala Lumpur : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Malaysia Airlines, Airasia, Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways
  • Bangkok : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Thai Airways International and Cebu Pacific
  • Guangzhou : flights operated by China Southern Airlines, Cebu Pacific, Zest Airways and Philippine Airlines
  • Keihanshin : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Jetstar Asia Airways and Cebu Pacific
  • Brunei : flights operated by Royal Brunei Airlines and Cebu Pacific
  • Xiamen : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Xiamen Airlines and Cebu Pacific
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Ninoy Aquino International Airport : Tokyo.

Domestic flights from Ninoy Aquino International Airport :

There are 31 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Cebgo.

  • Lapu-Lapu : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Cebgo
  • Davao City : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways
  • Metro Iloilo-Guimaras : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Zest Airways
  • Malayer : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Zest Airways, Cebgo and Philippine Airlines
  • Cagayan De Oro : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Zest Airways
  • Metro Bacolod : flights operated by Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines
  • Tacloban : flights operated by Zest Airways, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines
  • Tagbilaran : flights operated by Zest Airways, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Ninoy Aquino International Airport : .

Low cost airlines to Ninoy Aquino International Airport :

  • Lapu-Lapu : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Cebgo
  • Davao City : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways
  • Malayer : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Zest Airways, Cebgo and Philippine Airlines
  • Metro Iloilo-Guimaras : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Zest Airways
  • Tagbilaran : flights operated by Zest Airways, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines
  • Cagayan De Oro : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Zest Airways
  • Tacloban : flights operated by Zest Airways, Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines
  • Metro Bacolod : flights operated by Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Ninoy Aquino International Airport: Bakhawan Eco-Park.

Mactan–Cebu International Airport : the airport has 1253 flights per week. It is served by 18 airlines that offer 41 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Dubai : flights operated by Emirates

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Mactan–Cebu International Airport :

  • Incheon : flights operated by Sierra National Airlines, Zest Airways, Philippine Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines
  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Pacific and Cebu Pacific
  • Taoyuan City : flights operated by Zest Airways and Eva Air
  • Singapore : flights operated by Silkair, Tiger Airways and Zest Airways
  • Macau : flights operated by Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways
  • Shanghai : flights operated by China Eastern Airlines
  • Tokyo : flights operated by Philippine Airlines
  • Chongqing : flights operated by
  • Shenzhen : flights operated by Zest Airways
  • Other regional destinations accessible by direct flight from Mactan–Cebu International Airport : Kuala Lumpur.

Domestic flights from Mactan–Cebu International Airport :

There are 24 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Cebgo.

  • Manila : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Cebgo
  • Davao City : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Silkair
  • Cagayan De Oro : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebgo, Zest Airways and Cebu Pacific
  • Metro Iloilo-Guimaras : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Cebgo
  • Metro Bacolod : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebgo and Cebu Pacific
  • Manila : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Zest Airways and Philippine Airlines
  • Tacloban : flights operated by Philippine Airlines and Cebgo
  • Siargao : flights operated by Cebgo and Philippine Airlines
  • Corona : flights operated by Philippine Airlines and Cebgo
  • Other domestic destinations accessible by direct flight from Mactan–Cebu International Airport : Dumaguete.

Low cost airlines to Mactan–Cebu International Airport :

  • Manila : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Cebgo
  • Davao City : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines, Zest Airways and Silkair
  • Incheon : flights operated by Sierra National Airlines, Zest Airways, Philippine Airlines, Jeju Air, Korean Air and Asiana Airlines
  • Cagayan De Oro : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebgo, Zest Airways and Cebu Pacific
  • Manila : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Zest Airways and Philippine Airlines
  • Dumaguete : flights operated by Cebgo
  • Taoyuan City : flights operated by Zest Airways and Eva Air
  • Metro Iloilo-Guimaras : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Cebgo
  • Metro Bacolod : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebgo and Cebu Pacific
  • Other cities with direct low cost flights to Mactan–Cebu International Airport : Singapore.

Francisco Bangoy International Airport : the airport has 266 flights per week. It is served by 6 airlines that offer 5 destinations.

Well-served international destinations include:

  • Qatar Ladies Open : flights operated by Qatar Airways

Regional destinations with the most frequencies of flights from Francisco Bangoy International Airport :

  • Hong Kong : flights operated by Cathay Dragon
  • Singapore : flights operated by Silkair

Domestic flights from Francisco Bangoy International Airport :

There are 2 airports accessible by direct flights, operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways.

  • Manila : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways
  • Lapu-Lapu : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Zest Airways

Low cost airlines to Francisco Bangoy International Airport :

  • Manila : flights operated by Philippine Airlines, Cebu Pacific and Zest Airways
  • Lapu-Lapu : flights operated by Cebu Pacific, Philippine Airlines and Zest Airways

What to do in the Philippines

In the Philippines other tourist sites are recommended as Manila Cathedral, Ayala Museum, Mounts Iglit–Baco National Park, Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Angono Petroglyphs, Aguinaldo Shrine and Sm Mall Of Asia.

Museums in the Philippines

In the Philippines on rainy days, go to the museum. We especially recommend National Museum Of The Philippines, Ayala Museum and Aguinaldo Shrine.

But in the Philippines is not limited to these three museums: Gala–Rodriguez House, Museum Of Philippine Economic History, Metropolitan Museum Of Manila, Museum Of Philippine Social History, Rizal Shrine, Museum Of The Filipino People and Lopez Museum are also worthy of interest. Finally, to be complete about museums in the Philippines, let's mention Nakpil–Bautista House, Leon Apacible Museum, Rizal Shrine, Ust Museum Of Arts And Sciences, Casa Manila, Museo Pambata, Marcela Mariño And Felipe Agoncillo Museum, Baldomero Aguinaldo Shrine, Apolinario Mabini Shrine and National Planetarium.

Archeological sites in the Philippines

In the Philippines on rainy days, go to the archeological. We especially recommend Angono Petroglyphs.

Places of workship in the Philippines

Among the in the Philippines places of workship and around, we recommend you to visit Manila Cathedral, Baclaran Church and Tayabas Basilica.

Pinaglabanan Church, Antipolo Cathedral, Saint Francis Of Assisi Parish Church, Santa Barbara Church, San Sebastian Cathedral, Molo Church and Edsa Shrine may also interest you. There are other places of workship in the Philippines, among others Lipa Cathedral, Our Lady Of Guadalupe Parish Church, Masjid Al-Dahab, Knox United Methodist Church, Gumaca Cathedral, Iglesia Ni Cristo Central Temple, Museo De Intramuros, St. Augustine Parish Church Of Baliuag, San Guillermo Parish Church and Taluksangay Mosque.

Natural parks in the Philippines

For natural parks in the Philippines, visit in this order Mayon Volcano Natural Park, Mounts Iglit–Baco National Park and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park.

Mount Balatukan Range Natural Park, Caramoan Peninsula, Bulabog Putian National Park, Aurora Memorial National Park, Mount Arayat National Park, Northern Negros Natural Park and Mount Pulag National Park are other natural parks in the Philippines; they may eventually interest you. If you want to visit other natural parks, less known but no less interesting, here are some suggestions: Mounts Iglit–Baco National Park, Bataan National Park, Biak-Na-Bato National Park, Fuyot Springs National Park, Hundred Islands National Park, Balbalasang-Balbalan National Park, Macarthur Landing Memorial National Park, Cassamata Hill National Park, Bangan Hill National Park and Quezon Protected Landscape.

Shoppings centers and malls in the Philippines

If you want to go to one or more shopping centers in the Philippines, we recommend you in priority Sm Mall Of Asia, Sm City San Pablo and Sm City Taytay.

Sm Southmall, Sm City San Mateo, Sm City Trece Martires, Greenhills Shopping Center and Festival Supermall are other shopping centers in the Philippines; they may eventually interest you. Finally, to be complete about shopping centers in the Philippines, let's mention .

Maps of the Philippines

Localisation of the Philippines on a world map ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Regional map of the Philippines ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Detailed location map of the Philippines ©OpenStreetMap contributors

Photos of the Philippines

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