Whitewater rafting on the Cagayan de Oro River

Ride the fourteen frothing rapids near Cagayan de Oro, with the full 15km course offering four hours of thrills.

Dolphin Island

One of the cheapest places in the world to feed and swim with wild dolphins.

Lanzones festival, Camiguin

Time your visit to this dazzling little island for October, when the colourful Lanzones festival is held.

Enchanted River

This magical but remote lagoon is a deep cove of crystalline water crammed with tropical fish.

Siargao Island

Tranquil resorts, powdery beaches, top-notch surfing and some laidback nightlife.

Samal Island

Take a few days to explore this rustic island of sandy beaches, bat caves and affordable resorts, just a few hours from Davao.

Mount Apo

The trek to the summit of the Philippines’ highest peak takes you through thick jungle, past waterfalls to a steaming blue lake.

Lake Sebu

Best place to experience life among one of Mindanao’s most creative tribes, the T’boli, and home to the nation’s most exhilarating zip line.

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The stunning Philippines in pictures

The stunning Philippines in pictures

Rough Guides writer Kiki Deere shares some of her best photographs of the Philippines from her latest trip to Southeast Asia.  Comprising 7107 islands, the …

18 Dec 2015 • Kiki Deere insert_drive_file Article
Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

Gorgeous video explores the Philippines from above

The Philippines is beautiful from the ground, but from above it's even better. This video soars hundreds of metres into the air to give you a bird's-eye view …

29 Jul 2015 • Lottie Gross videocam Video
Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines' remotest islands

Batanes: off the radar on The Philippines' remotest islands

Kiki Deere, co-author of the Rough Guide to the Philippines, heads off the tourist trail to Batanes. This cluster of islands, located almost 150km off the north…

25 May 2015 • Kiki Deere insert_drive_file Article
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