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The Philippines is one of the world's largest archipelagos, made up of over 7000 islands and islets. Famous for its white sandy beaches, exciting city life, exotic flora and fauna, warm hospitality and so much more - this destination is the perfect spot if you're planning a tropical getaway.
Official Language: Filipino and English
Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP)
Weather: Tropical climate
Visa application: A visa is not required for a stay of less than 30 days for most countries.
What to See?
With thousands of islands to choose from, planning a visit to the Philippines can be rather overwhelming. Here’s a list of remarkable places to get you started:
What to Eat?
Filipino cuisine is a mix of Spanish influences and gastronomic dishes from over a hundred cultural groups in the Philippine islands. The huge variety of food is found in simple yet delicious affairs such as Arroz Caldo (Thick chicken rice porridge), and complex recipes such as the famous Filipinos’ staple Adobo (Savoury meat stew). Another must-try local classic is Halo-halo (A mix of several sweet treats piled atop shaved ice) - perfect in the tropical heat!
What to Do?
Philippines isn’t just about postcard-perfect beaches. Don’t miss out on the cool highlands, rich mountain culture, towering waterfalls, cosmopolitan cities and not forgetting, immersing yourself in the warm hospitality of the Filipino culture.