Travel Tips

Tips for your upcoming trip

It’s always a good tip to plan and do some research prior to travelling.


One of the best parts in traveling is capturing moments that tell their own stories. Good photography starts before you arrive at your travel destination. Spend a  bit in finding out the local landmarks, interesting spots and areas of natural beauty that would make good subjects for your photos. 

Dress Code

The Philippines is less conservative than neighbouring countries, and shorter skirts and sleeves are acceptable. For ladies a skirt or loose-fitting pants are good in the heat and will protect you from the sun. For men, T-shirts, comfortable shoes, polo shirts and jeans.


Philippines nightlife is famous all around the world. Most ;people who come to visit Philippines end up being on stage at some point. Manila has a vibrant nightlife with clubs and bars you will never be short of drinking and dancing options.

Staying Safe While Traveling

Generally, the Philippines are safe to visit—as long as travelers are aware of some safety issues. As a tourist, just like in any major cities around the world, you also need to take safety precautions and you will be perfectly fine.

Safety tip: Be aware of pickpockets—they’re out there. Keep your bags close to you and never put valuables in your back pockets. Wear your backpack in front when in crowded places.


Giving a tip here is viewed as a sign of goodwill when you do give them out, especially if that person gave you excellent service. It also works both ways. If you don’t get the service you pay for, you can opt not to give a tip. 

Know before you go

  • The Republic of the Philippines consists of around 7,640 islands — about 2,000 of which are inhabited — that form an archipelago. The country can be divided into three main areas: Luzon (the largest, northernmost island, which includes Manila); a group of islands called the Visayas (including the major islands Panay, Negros, Cebu, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, and Masbate); and Mindanao, the second-largest island in the Philippines, found at the southern end of the archipelago. From bustling cities to stunning beaches and mountains, the Philippines has a lot to offer adventurous explorers. 
  • Philippine Peso is the official currency of the Philippines. It’s easy to exchange money at a shopping mall, and traveler’s checks are usually accepted for money exchange. ATMs are readily available in the major cities, but if you’re traveling to smaller islands or more remote areas, it’s a good idea to stock up on cash before your arrival. Credit cards are accepted in the bigger cities and more populated beach areas. Keep your small change for paying jeepney drivers.

Sustainable travel tips:

Bring along an eco-bag when you visit the small shops of Vigan to reduce the need for a plastic bag.

To ensure the sustainability of the ocean ecosystems, please do not touch the corals. Local vendors have a wide selection of souvenirs.