Surfing in La Union

The sweeping beach at San Juan has big breakers, magical sunsets and resorts for every budget.

Vigan

Atmospheric old Spanish outpost with cobbled streets, horse-drawn carriages and, if you’re there at the right time, lively festivals.

Sagada

Celebrated mountain Shangri-La with hanging coffins, cave exploration, exceptional trekking and very cheap lodgings.

Trekking around Banaue

Wonderful walks through tribal villages and rice terrace scenery – don’t miss the trek to nearby Batad.

Batanes

Enchanting group of little-visited rural islands off the northern tip of Luzon, offering unforgettable scenery and terrific trekking.

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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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