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A Step by Step Guide For Planning a Trip to Philippines Easily!

There are such a lot of locations and islands to go to within the Philippines it’s laborious to know which of them to go to! It’s additionally laborious to plan a journey across the Philippines as most locations are laborious to get to and contain flying, buses and boats. Plus a lot of the hottest locations to go to within the Philippines are distant from one another.

So on this Philippines journey weblog are 5 superb locations within the Philippines that you may go to collectively as all of them stream easil from one to the following (effectively as simply as journey can stream within the Philippines.. I’ll warn you now that the journey days are lengthy!) so there’s no cause why you may’t go to all these islands on one journey to the Philippines!

My buddy helped me with this publish, she gave me particulars of what she actually considered the locations, what she did there and the place she stayed while travelling on a backpacker funds!

Islands to go to within the Philippines

islands to visit in the Philippines

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1. Malapascua

Getting there: Cebu metropolis to Malapascua by Bus

Begin in Cebu Metropolis which is the principle metropolis and has a main airport.

Catch the Ceres Bus from Cebu Bus Terminal to Maya Port. The first bus is at 3:00 am.

Get a Boat from Maya Port to Malapascua. The first boat is at 7:00 am and the final boat about 5:00/6:00 pm.

The place to Keep in Malapascua:

Budget Inn– Good Lodging. They play movies each night time & it’s a sociable place.

Actions to do in Malapascua:

Day journey to Kalanggmann Island to go to Leyte and the Sand Bar. It’s a lovely day journey with lunch included.

Unbelievable Diving

Benefit from the Stunning Seashores

Islands to Visit in the Philippines, Kalanggaman Island Leyte

Kalanggaman Island, Leyte.

2. Bohol

Getting there: Malapascua to Bohol by bus and boat

Catch the native boat from Malapascua again to Maya Port. Get the Ceres Bus once more again to Cebu Metropolis Bus Terminal.

Take a taxi to the Ferry Terminal and the Ferry to Bohol.

Take a taxi/tricycle from Tagbilaran Port to Panglao on Panglao Island.

The place to keep in Bohol:

Moonfools Hostel – It’s a standard alternative in Bohol in a good location to the seaside though barely overpriced.

Actions to do in Bohol:

A Day journey to the Chocolate Hills is the most well-liked exercise in Bohol.

Go to the Tarsier Monkey Sanctuary.

Take a lunch river cruise.

In the event you’re assured sufficient then hiring a scooter and exploring your self is a good concept right here.

Total thought:

Not a fan of Panglao. It doesn’t stay up to the Instagram photographs however the Chocolate Hills are good and price visiting for!

(Aspect word: Oslob which is a well-known place for swimming with Whale Sharks could be very shut to Panglao nevertheless DO NOT do that. There are such a lot of articles why, here’s one article by a Dive Centre in Bohol and here’s a video by Aly at Psycho Traveller which is a nice, passionate video!)

Islands to Visit in the Philippines, chocolate Hills

Chocolate Hills!

3. Siquijor

Getting there: Bohol to Siquijor by boat

Take a taxi/tricycle again to Tagbilaran Port and Ferry Terminal.

Catch the Ferry to Siquijor. Observe that these ferries aren’t common. Extra data here.

Take a Tricycle from Siquijor Port to San Juan.

The place to keep in Siquijor:

Charisma Resort– Finances lodging, pretty outdated in fashion but it surely’s on the seaside and it has a swimming pool! It has one bathroom dorm room which implies it’s very sociable. There are some non-public rooms out there too.

Actions to do in Siquijor:

Go Waterfall chasing! – There are many Waterfalls on Siquijor island that you may go to. The most well-liked are Cambagahay Falls. There’s additionally Lagaan Falls and Lugnason Falls too.

Zodiac Falls is a free Waterfall Journey Ecopark within the jungle which has waterfalls for every zodiac signal which appears fairly distinctive!

Go to Paliton Seashore in San Juan at Sundown. Siquijor Island is named the Island of Fireplace and its sunsets could also be why!

Be a seaside bum on its many unbelievable seashores: Salagdoong seaside, Kagusuan seaside.

Snorkelling in Coco Grove and pop into Coco Grove Seashore Resort which is the perfect resort on the island.

Siquijor is standard amongst locals for people therapeutic and its identified to have many tales about witchcraft on the island so a go to to a Sharman is feasible.

Go up Mount Bandilaan for Sundown.

Go Cliff leaping at Salagdoong Seashore.

The place to spend your evenings in Siquijor:

Thursday night- Cecilia’s Visitor Home the place there’s a stay reggae band and disco.

Friday night- Czar’s Place

Saturday night- The Sylvia for a band night time.

Sunday night- Baha Bar to chill.

Go to Dagsa in San Juan for dinner, it’s a bit dear however scrumptious!

Total Thought:


Islands to Visit in the Philippines, Siquijor sunset

Mount Bandilaan at Sundown!

Islands to Visit in the Philippines, Cambagahay Falls

SCambagahay Falls!

4. Isla Gigantes

Getting there: Siquijor to Isla Gigantes by boat and bus

From San Juan take a tricycle again to Siquijor Port.

Take a Boat to Dumaguete. From there take the Ceres bus to Bacolod (be ready for this to take a whereas).

Keep the night time in Bacolod. The Hostelry is a good place to keep and contactable on Facebook here.

Sarah visited Isla Gigantes on a journey that she booked with Rye Artwork journey and excursions (contactable on Facebook here) while in Bacolod and so they organise journey from Bacolod.

What does the Isla Gigantes tour contain:

Boat transfers


Island hopping to 6-7 lovely islands

Infinite seafood (actually, infinite!)

Karaoke and a few drinks within the night for those who really feel prefer it.

Total thought: Wonderful Tour! This journey is just not touristy but sufficient to survive.

Islands to Visit in the Philippines, isla gigantes

5. Boracay

Getting there: Isla Gigantes to Boracay by bus and boat

Take the native Bus from Carles to Kalibo.

Catch a Minibus from Kalibo to Caticlan Pier.

Leap on the Boat to Boracay.

Take a Tricycle to the place you’re staying in Boracay.

The place to keep in Boracay:

Friendz Resort & Hostel. Sarah and I stayed right here in 2016 after we visited and she or he has stayed right here every time she’s been to Boracay.

Actions to do in Boracay:

There are soo many issues to do on the island of Boracay!

Zip Lining

Driving an ATV across the island


Boat Journeys to go Island hopping

Scuba Diving


Strolling up and down Boracay’s Well-known White Seashore!

Watching the sundown from White Seashore

The place to occasion:

Boracay is a good place to occasion, though it’s additionally good as a result of for those who don’t need to occasion then you may keep away from it simply sufficient too! We cherished – Our hostel Friendz Resort for pre-drinks after which going onto Exit, Coco Mangas, Epic and Summerplace.

Associated Put up: How I spent 1 week in Boracay.

Islands to Visit in the Philippines, boracay

From right here: You possibly can go to Manila or over to Palawan to go to El Nido and Port Barton.

Learn my publish on how to get from Boracay to El Nido which can assist you get to Palawan, El Nido and to Manila as you want to go by way of Manila to get to Palawan!


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