Collected by Jason Seldon, AFAR Staff
Santa Fe, Cebu, Philippines
Bantayan Island is a hidden gem, and is sometimes dubbed as the quieter version of the popular but more busy Boracay. It has the same fine white sands and clear light blue waters, minus the busy night parties of Boracay. A couple of friends and I...
Doña Remedios Trinidad, Bulacan, Philippines
If you are okay with slight animal brutality then you must see at least one cock fight during your stay in the philippines. The energy in the arena is indescribable. With hardly any women in the building, men lunge at one another with unfamiliar...
Angol Beach, White Beach Path, Boracay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines
There are so many islands in the Philippines, its hard to pick just one destination. However, if you want white smooth sand, open blue skies, clear warm water and a ton of water sport activities then Boracay is the island of choice. This hassle...
Morong, Bataan, Philippines
Probably the best way to get around any island in the Philippines. It only cost about 20 pesos to travel 1 mile or so. Extremely cheap! These little bikes don't travel very fast but with all the traffic, no one really moves quickly around the...
Station 2 Boracay Island Boracay, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines
Made in San Miguel Philippines, this home brewed beer is quite tasty. Perfect for a relaxing day on the beach or during an easy conversation at the bar. Light and refreshing is the best way to describe its taste and fellow Filipinos will tell you...
Bagac, 2107 Bataan, Philippines
If you are looking for a relaxing and rewarding day trip north-west of Manila, then check out this little gem in Bataan. Take the 1.5 hour tour of the original, and replicated houses pre/post Spanish control. The houses are grand and beautiful, so...
White Beach Path, Malay, 5608 Aklan, Philippines
Boracay has an amazing array of water sports and activities ranging from jet skiing, scuba diving, parasailing, and snorkeling. Each activity is quite inexpensive and with so many vendors competing to get your attention, you can easily talk them...
Look 2nd, Malolos, Bulacan, Philippines
If you find yourself in the Philippines over the Holidays then you must try bibingka, a cake like dessert made of rice flour with coconut milk and topped with butter and sugar, and also try puto bumbong, a purple colored dessert made of glutinous...
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