The food in the Philippines is much underrated in my opinion. Of course, nothing comes close to the food in Thailand or China, but the food here is not as bad as its reputation.
Which destination is better? Coron or El Nido? There is no doubt for me – EL Nido is much better.
A big part of your travels troughs the Philippines are probably island and beach hopping tours as there are more than 7000 islands and the best and most beautiful places are on these small islands only reachable by boat. The question you are facing is: Private boat or with an organized tour?
1. People can speak English One of the best things about the Philippines is that…
In the end, the Philippines have been one of the most expensive countries I visited. Of course, I also had one of the best times but that for a price. This comes down to two facts, some things like food and accommodation are just more expensive than in other SEA countries and my stupidity to not book in advance.
The Philippines are in the middle of South East Asia, and you can feel this in so many ways. However, something is different about the Philippines, and this in a good way. It’s hard to describe this feeling, and I highly encourage you and visit this country and see it with your own eyes.
Siargao is a surfing paradise with lots of other amazing activities on the Island. The Island is exploding right now with new hotels, restaurants, and bars being build all over the General Luna region. It’s still not overwhelming and a paradise for a surfer with chilled beats dropping in the night and all perfect year-round waves at the Cloud 9 surf spot. Here are my top things to do in Siargao:
Bohol is the big Island next to Cebu, and there are direct ferries from Cebu city or from Oslob to the ferry terminal in Panglao. And Panglao is also the place to stay, in here you can find all the Hotels, Hostels and restaurants. The ferry stops on Bohol Island, but it is only a 30 minutes’ drive to the Alona Beach.
1. Whale Shark watching The Whale Shark watching is only possible in Oslob on the…
Yes, I would – despite all the risk and all the trouble and stress I had with the car I would do it again. The freedom and possibilities you got with the car are worth far more then the risk, and if everything runs smoothly, you can even save a lot of money when you buy a car.