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Philippines Things to Do

  • Intramuros

    4 out of 5 stars

    Manila Things to Do

    While wandering around Intramuros you will come across a few guys in old uniforms. These are actually the old uniform of Guardia Civil (the Civil Guard) and you can see them at the entrances of some of the older buildings in the area. The Guardia Civil was introduced by the Spanish Colonists in 1868 and had one division of 1,200 men who usually...

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  • Island Hopping

    Boracay Island Things to Do

    I consider Allan Fun Tours as the most affordable Island Hopping tour in Boracay. We went there last July 2013 and for only P700 plus P20 for the snorkelling gears, we had an amazing tour with drink/eat-all-you-can lunch buffet. We want to try the Crystal Cove Cave so we paid an extra of P200 per person. I love the cave and the view outside the...

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  • Tam Awan Village

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Baguio Things to Do

    I would have wanted to experience a night or 2 in one of the native dwelling houses. i really thought it would be fun but due to limited time, my friend and I just explore the village. The tribal dance performed by young Igorots is amazing. You can also visit the village's souvenir shop and try donning assortment of native costumes for a token...

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  • Basilica Del Santo Nino

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cebu City Things to Do

    "Basilica Minore del Santo Nino Cebu" is the oldest Roman Catholic Church of 16th century in Cebu city. Located in the center of the city and is a perfect example of combination of three different architecture styles ... The church was built at the exact location where the image of Santo Nino that means the Black Holy Child Jesus was...

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  • Picnic Grove

    Tagaytay Things to Do

    For picnic lovers, this is the place in Tagaytay. Picnic Grove offers a variety of recreations for everybody, especially the family. They have picnic cottages and pavilions worth P150-P500 each, a lush 500 meters long eco-adventure trail (with one disgusting sight though - lots of garbage below the hanging bridge midway of the trail -- calling the...

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  • Loboc River Cruise

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bohol Things to Do

    The food is not really great. I only ate it because I was really hungry. Well if food isn't great, the view is. Mangroves and clear waters are what you gonna see. By the end of the cruise, you will go to this place where children are in ati-atihan costume. Take pictures and give them some money in return. You also get to be entertained with a...

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  • Ayala Museum

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Makati Things to Do

    Saturday January 7, 2012 It was suggested by many of our Filipino friends that we must visit THE AYALA MUSEUM and it was just a five minute walk from our condotel. So, on the day of Jane's visit with us, I suggested that we all go there - it was awesome! The Museum is in the heart of Makati and offers four levels, each with their own individual...

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  • Maquinit Hot Springs

    4 out of 5 stars

    Coron Things to Do

    We came to Coron on the afternoon of February, with little time left we went to Maquinit hot spring. We rode a tricycle through unpaved roads and when we got there the sun already set. The place was surrounded by mangroves, there were two small pools and one big one. The smaller pools were hotter than the bigger pool as if the bigger pool was not...

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  • Luneta - Rizal Park

    Manila Things to Do

    This is the equivalent of Central Park New York . The Philippines has somethiing to offer similar - what they call the Rizal Park (formerly Luneta Park ) located at the capital city of Manila . It is the countryy's most popular park. It is also historical that goes back as far as the Spanish colonization of the country in 1521. This park was named...

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  • Snorkeling

    Boracay Island Things to Do

    Snorkelling is best in the Bulabog Beach Area on the Opposite Side of White Beach since the waves there are rougher and the wonderful coral reefs and reef fishes can be found there. (white beach has hardly any corals and reefs) Once your group rents a paraw or a large banca, you can also rent snorkels and life vests which are offerered by the...

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  • Panagbenga - Flower Festival

    Baguio Things to Do

    Happening every February, Baguio City's festive atmosphere is up, from the very first day of February until the very first Sunday of March. Panagbenga is considered the festival of festivals in the north Luzon island of the Philippines, take some time and make your way to the Flower Festival.

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  • Island Hopping

    Cebu City Things to Do

    As you are in Cebu, dont forget to make a day trip to Olango Island, in which as first u have to reach Mactan Lapu Lapu w the jeepneys and / or Vhires departing next to the SM Shopping Mall ... From "Angasil Pier" or in front of the "Hilton Hotel Pier" the boats are departing in about every 30 mins in which u can reach Olango Island in 20 mins....

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  • People's Park

    Tagaytay Things to Do

    The building here was a project of ex president Marcos, but it was never completed. It is located around 8 kms from the rotunda and is built on the highest of the surrounding hills and offers spectacular views of Lake Taal. Many souvenir shops and fruit stands. Entrance 50 pesos.

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  • Chocolate Hills

    4 out of 5 stars

    Bohol Things to Do

    It was such a terrible rainy day as I've visited "Chocolate Hills", yes, even though I've succeeded in all the way up to the top of the hill even against the heavy wind, but was a nightmare to try to take pictures ... :) Anyway, it was a long and harsh journey up to the hills, strongly advised ... "The Chocolate Hills" are probably Bohol's most...

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  • Ayala Triangle

    Makati Things to Do

    Ayala Triangle The Ayala Triangle is a sub-district of the Makati central business district, comprising of the parcel of land between Ayala Avenue, Makati Avenue and Paseo de Roxas, as well as the buildings on those streets. Many multinational companies, banks and other major businesses make their home on the triangle, noted by the many...

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  • Climb Mt Tapyas

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Coron Things to Do

    To quote the song of The Script "I'm still alive but I'm barely breathing" was the exact feeling when I reached the top of Mt. Tapyas. After all, finishing all 700 steps was not an easy task, I nearly fainted! And I mean---really fainted. We started our climb at around 5:40am walking from our lodge to the bottom stair of the mountain so that we...

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  • Manila Bay

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Manila Things to Do

    IF YOU'RE in Manila and in need of a nice, inexpensive place to while away a late afternoon or an early evening and really enjoy it, try The Baywalk. Manila Baywalk has done wonders to the city of Manila. It became a thriving, cosmopolitan, cool to be seen area. With crowds in excess of 200,000 on the weekends, Manila Baywalk has captured the...

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  • Parasailing

    Boracay Island Things to Do

    April 2012 (Summer in the Philippines) Parasailing. My hubby and sister-in-law are afraid of heights, but REMINDING them that parasailing in fresh-air weather is not possible in Manila (in the Philippines) and is not gonna be as cheap in other parts of the world MADE them agree to go for it. The speed boat will go against the wind to haul you up...

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  • Cathedral

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Baguio Things to Do

    I was told being a child that if you visit for the first time in a church of a place, you should make a wish and your wish will come true! So, why not visit the Baguio Cathedral when you are visiting Baguio? The Baguio Cathedral offers mass on a daily basis if you are a pious Roman Catholic! If you are not, then just go there and check out the...

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  • Taoist Temple

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cebu City Things to Do

    One of the most beautiful spots of "Cebu City" .... Up on the hill in which you can take amazing pictures of the Temple and also looking down from temple to Cebu City nice photos to take ... As its not so crowded with tourists, nice spot to enjoy ... I recommend to take a cab from city to temple and as u reach there, just tell the driver to wait...

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  • Taal Volcano

    Tagaytay Things to Do

    For those of you who are more adventurous and with more time, you should really try acrossing the Taal Lake from Talisay to the island and then go up Taal Volcano either by foot or horseback. The experience and scenery is definitely worth the effort, more photographs and tips of this portion are at my VT Talisay page if you are interested.

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  • Tarsier Sanctuary

    Bohol Things to Do

    Tarsiers are cute and just a size of your fist but they are stressed out when you visit them. Come to think of it, they are nocturnal and when some tourist go and visit them in the sanctuary, they'll keep waking up because of the noises. Poor tarsiers.

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  • Shopping

    Makati Things to Do

    lots of activities at the Powerplant Mall as the basement level host seasonal activities and tiangge's (flea markets). Luxe car shows by famed brands like BMW, Volvo, Audi, Mercedes Benz, Jaguar, etc. Besides these seasonal activities, the mall host a number of nice and luxe retail outlets like Marks & Spencer, Lacoste, Nautica, Tommy Hilfiger,...

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  • Kayangan Lake

    5 out of 5 stars

    Coron Things to Do

    The most photographed area of Coron is the view at the top of the Kayangan lake. To get to this, you have to hike 150 steps going up to the mountain and another 150 going down to the lake itself. for me, this was the highlight of our tour.

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  • Chinatown

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Manila Things to Do

    Just near the Goodwill Gate you will come across this Feng Shui Store which is a popular place for the local Chinese to buy their Feng Shui items and Yin Yang Charms. The store is packed to the ceiling with all types of items.

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  • Water Activities

    Boracay Island Things to Do

    there are lots of dive shops and snorkelling areas in boracay, specially along the other side of white beach, called the Bulabog Beach, where the waters are rougher and there are strong currents and there are many coral reef formations. Many local resorts also offer dive and snorkelling lessons to hotel guests and tourists for a fee and it...

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  • City Market

    4 out of 5 stars

    Baguio Things to Do

    Joy bus by Genesis is a cleaner, better ride, on the executive coach, with no screw ups and newer buses. Also drivers seem to be more professional, not stopping to smoke every hour. Same price and a more enjoyable trip

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  • Lapu Lapu Monument

    Cebu City Things to Do

    "Lapu Lapu Shrine", a giant monument of Datu Lapu Lapu, a native leader who did fight Spanish soldiers and defeat them for his own country as Philippines ... The Mactan War was in 1521, and for his honour now this 20 mt high statue is build up ... A small park and several souvenir shops are around, also some kindda open air market ... And if u...

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  • Sonya's Garden

    Tagaytay Things to Do

    Sonya's Garden has grown over the years. From a restaurant, bed and breakfast (which is accessible to guests only) and herb garden, the Gardens now include a spa, bakery, country store which sells local artisanal products, and a furniture display room. Quite a compact area, we prefer dropping in towards sundown when the place is less busy. Have a...

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  • Dolphin Watching

    Bohol Things to Do

    The tours you join for the dolphin watching starts very early in the morning, sometimes as early as five o'clock, so that you can see a lot of them during their feeding time. If the weather is good enough and not so many waves, you can see many dolphins playing, jumping, spinning, and swimming next to and under your boat. It was really...

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  • Greenbelt 3

    Makati Things to Do

    it has several state of the art movie theaters that feature digital surround sound plus a cost of a movie here is just 170 pesos, way cheaper than in other countries. (movies in the US Costs $ 8 for matinees and $ 10 for primetime). Plus there are lots of food selections to choose from after watching a movie and you got a variety of international...

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  • Twin Lagoon

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Coron Things to Do

    Brackish water as explained by our tour guide is when the water looks like there's oil in it. It's not as clear as usual, it is because hot water coming from the mountain is mixed into the cold water from the sea making this effect. You can experience this when you visit Twin Lagoon. This was part of our island hoping tour. Another cool feature of...

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  • Malate

    Manila Things to Do

    Malate District, together with the Ermita District, is the main tourist districts of the City of Manila and both districts have their seedier and sleazy areas as this are the main tourists areas and are like a mini Bangkok or Bali. Malate District also houses some of the famous Colleges and Universities in the Philippines such as St. Scholastica's...

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  • Beach Massage

    Boracay Island Things to Do

    So you want a massage but don't want to have it on the beach? You can ask the masseuse to do the service in your resort/hotel BUT there is additional fee, depending on your resort's policy. I discovered that for the same price as the beach massage, you can pamper yourself with a massage in the comforts of a more private venue, an airconditioned...

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  • Horseback Riding

    Baguio Things to Do

    What else can you do when you are in the City of Pines? Well, let me suggest. If you can afford the fee for horseback riding, then do! It is kind of fun for the kids. Of course, it is not fun for me because I wanted the real McCoy! - I wanted to ride a horse that would pump my heart out! The kids love the horses because the horses walk around the...

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  • Sky Experience Adventure

    Cebu City Things to Do

    As you go up in the lift to Floor 39, you begin to wonder if this is a good idea, still trying to convince yourself, you pay (600 Pesos?). After a few minutes you are sent to the safety area where you climb into a jumpsuit and are given a helmet (not sure how much protection this will give you if you are hurtling 40 floors below). Move up one...

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  • Highlands Complex

    Tagaytay Things to Do

    since we got 3 hrs early from the check in time of our hotel, we decided to go to highlands and check out if the revs about it are true. of course you can't do this by spurr of the moment because you have to be with a member or know someone from inside that can fetch you from the gate. we got inside because the wife of mike's friend (thank u ulit!)...

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  • Hinagdanan Cave

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Bohol Things to Do

    I went here using my rubbershoes…and it has a slippery sole………it is risky because the flooring of the cave is very slippery so what I did is that I wore off my shoes..... What is good here is than there are tourist guide...who will explain and even teach tou to adjust your camera.... In my case they arrange my camera and the tourguide even took my...

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  • Siete Picados

    4 out of 5 stars

    Coron Things to Do

    According to myth, Siete Pecados was named after seven brothers who went out to sea against their mother's wishes. They perished at the sea and after that seven rocks emerged. Today, the Siete Pecados was a great spot to go snorkeling. This was our first stop on our island hopping.

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  • Fort Santiago - Intramuros

    Manila Things to Do

    It is located in Intramuros. The entry fee is not expensive and there are many places and things to visit, all are interesting since an historical point of view, especially devoted to Jose Rizal. It was erected by Miguel López de Legazpi during the XVI century.

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  • Tattoos

    Boracay Island Things to Do

    If you want a permanent tattoo in Boracay Island, Philippines... DO NOT go Buday Tattoo at station 2. One of the guys there with ear, nose, lip, face earrings worked on my arm and he really did messed it up. He cannot draw straight lines, not paying attention to his work, careless and don't care of his work. I had to spend more money to have...

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  • Mansion House

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Baguio Things to Do

    The Mansion House is the official house of the President of the Philippines north of Manila. If the President goes to Baguio City, he/she stays at the Mansion House. There are usually guards in front of the Mansion House and they sometimes just ask some questions when they stop you. They are very friendly and sometimes when you are done taking...

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  • Magellan's Cross

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    Cebu City Things to Do

    This is the alleged Cross Planted by the portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magallanes (spanish name is ferdinand magellan) during his first visit to Cebu Province in april 21, 1521 whereby he claimed the islands for the spanish empire (an irony as the philippines was part of the portuguese sphere of influence as negotiated by the Pope for Spain and...

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  • Ilog Maria Bee Farm

    Tagaytay Things to Do

    This farm is about 10-15 minutes drive from Tagaytay. It is actually located in Silang, Cavite. There is a farm store in front where you can get pasalubongs made out of honey and other associated bee products. The prices are reasonable. Everyone likes their products. I used their shampoo and it is very soothing and refreshing! My cousins and aunt...

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  • Man Made Forest

    Bohol Things to Do

    Before I though that the man made forest is just like man-made falls, caves and animals in the concrete place , its just when I was there and our tourguide Kuya Sou announced that we were already in the Man made forest....and i was very wrong. It is actually huge number of Mahogany trees planted some thirty to forty years ago before it became like...

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