Welcome to the Philippines
Over 7,000 islands to explore!
Family Travel to the Philippines is Amazing!
The Philippines is home to over 7,000 islands. This South Asian nation boasts some of the world’s best beaches, stunning caves, incredible landscapes, and some of the most delectable food you can imagine! Read on and learn about why the Philippines is the perfect spot for a South Asian family vacation!
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What you need to know about travel in the Philippines
- Philippine currency is the Philippine Peso. The average value of the Philippine Peso is approximately $0.020 USD. You can check out the current value here.
- The Capital of the Philippine Islands is Manila. Manila and the surrounding area is home to over 22 million people and is one of the most densely populated cities on Earth.
- The Philippines uses 220V, standard sockets. You may need a voltage converter depending on your electronics.
- Cellular Phone Service
- Cell phone service is readily available throughout Urban areas of the Philippines. Sim chips are cheap and can be added to unlocked phones. Access in rural areas or smaller islands can be spotty, and wifi is often unreliable.
- Roads, Driving and Public Transit
- Mass transit is not readily available in most Philippine cities. Transit is normally done by car, tricycle (motorcycle with a sidecar), or Jeepney (a large jeep with an open back used like a bus).
- International drivers licenses (IDP’s) are accepted in the Philippines.
- Driving in the Philippines is safe, however, traffic rules can be difficult to decipher and traffic, especially in metro areas is nothing short of mind-blowing.
- Roads in the rural Philippines can often be in poor repair and prone to floods. The terrain is mountainous, and although towns may seem close together, it can require long driving times to commute between them.
- The Philippines with Kids
- Family travel in the Philippines is incredible. With so many beaches and the incredible island life, the Philippines is an incredible family destination. Filipinos are known for their love of children, and young children especially will often be doted on here. Don’t be surprised if they are offered treats and small toys.