Home to idyllic white-sand beaches, lush jungle-covered wildernesses and – in its warm inviting waters – an astonishing array of marine life, the Philippines is one of Southeast Asia’s most beguiling destinations. From the frenetic bustle of Manila to the sleepiest barangay, this enticing welcoming destination has plenty to explore. Use our map of the Philippines below to plan your trip.
You won’t be short of activities in this diverse country, from diving the pristine coral gardens of Apo Reef Marine Natural Park, spotting endangered tarsiers at their protected sanctuary in Bohol, to dancing through the night at Kalibo’s Ati-Atihan, the country’ biggest street party. Intrepid explorers will be kept busy with an array of spectacular trekking and climbing opportunities, including the incredible rice-terrace scenery of Banaue, the bizarre Chocolate Hills of Bohol, or for a real challenge, tackle the nearly perfectly symmetrical summit of volcanic Mount Mayon.