Collected by Jason Seldon, AFAR Staff
Santa Fe, Cebu, Philippines
Bantayan Island's fine white sand beaches and clear light blue waters are as enchanting as far busier Boracay, minus the noise and go go go night life. The island's Ogtong Cave Resort offers a well-kept landscaped garden, a pool, and individual...
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...
White Beach Boracay, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
About 4 kilometers long, White Beach is the highlight of Boracay. Its immaculately white and soft sand strand is dotted with resorts, hotels, and lounge chairs where you could spend the happy hour sipping Piña Colada as the sun sets. That...
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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