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Luzon, the Philippines' main island, is home to a dazzling array of attractions. Manila, the busy capital, is a striking combination of modern skyscrapers interspersed with reminders of the area's rich Spanish colonial history. A shopper's paradise packed with large malls and interesting bazaars, it contains some fabulous restaurants offering a variety of exotic cuisines.
Travel to Vigan, one of the oldest towns in the Philippines, to marvel at the charming cobbled streets and breathtaking colonial architecture or get away from it all in the remote hideaway of Sagada. There's a multitude of outdoor activities, including trekking and rafting or, for something different, visit the town's unusual tourist attraction of burial caves and peculiar hanging coffins. The Banaue rice terraces are a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site and a truly unforgettable sight.
The Visayas region has a wealth of spectacular scenery that draws visitors from all over the world. Boracay is a tropical haven of palm-fringed beaches where you can indulge in plenty of activities, from hiking to scuba diving, or just relax on the stunning white sands. Glorious Cebu is a treasure-trove of majestic mountains, delightful towns and tempting sands at Malapascua. It's also a convenient base for exploring other islands; enchanting Siquijor is only accessible by boat but has some of the finest diving spots in the area.
Palawan is the place to experience some of the country's most outstanding natural beauty, with secluded beaches, rugged cliffs and captivating coral reefs. Marvel at the idyllic beauty of El Nido's eco-system, or visit the Calamian Islands for some of the best diving in the world.
There's a whole host of other amazing opportunities here. Many of the larger islands have their own airports, so island-hopping via internal Philippines flights is a great way to see this enthralling country. If you are looking for action, try Santa Ana, famous for its game fishing prospects. For a real challenge, visit Mindanao and take a two-day climb up the volcanic Mount Apo, the second-highest mountain in South-East Asia.
Travel south to Siargao to see the lush mangrove forests of Mindanao or ride the tube at Cloud 9, the popular surfing destination.
With a wealth of enthralling sights and thrilling experiences, this enticing place has something for everyone so find cheap flights to the Philippines by using TravelSupermarket's price-comparison tool.
Flights to the Philippines from the UK arrive in Manila, the capital. You can also access the islands on flights to Cebu, another major gateway...
The national carrier Philippine Air operates several services a week from London’s Heathrow and is the only non-stop service taking 14 and a half hours to make the lengthy journey.
The alternative is one of the many connecting services. Air France via Paris and KLM via Amsterdam are the options from Europe with many regional departure points.
Singapore Airlines and Cathay Pacific offer departures from Heathrow and Manchester via their Far East hubs with Emirates, Etihad and Qatar Airways flying via their Middles East home airports from London, Manchester and several other UK airports.
Connecting flights take upwards of around 15 hours.
The best connections to Cebu are via Hong Kong with Cathay Pacific taking upwards of about 16 hours upwards from Manchester and London’s Heathrow.
Getting to and from the airports in the Philippines needn’t be a hassle. Use our short guide to plan your onward travel...
The territory is divided into three approximate regions, with connecting flights to Philippines available into Manila Ninoy Aquino (MNL), Mactan-Cebu (CEB), Francisco Bangoy (DVO; also known as Davao), and Iloilo (ILO) international airports.
Manila Ninoy Aquino is the main international gateway to the country and you’re most likely to find cheap Philippines flights to this airport.
Mactan-Cebu is located on Mactan Island in Cebu, while Francisco Bangoy airport is near Davao City on the island of Mindanao. Iloilo serves the city of the same name in the Western Visayas. It’s sometimes known as Santa Barbara Airport.
On arrival, taxis are plentiful at the airports, or hire a car to explore the country at your leisure. Most resorts offer a shuttle bus service to transport you to your hotel. There are busy bus and rail networks but the most popular way to take a trip is in a "jeepney". Ingeniously converted from discarded US army jeeps, they’ve become synonymous with travel all over the country.
With several thousand islands in the Philippines, you can be assured there’s a place to suit your style and budget...
From the bustling capital of Manila, in the north, to the beach resorts that dot this dreamy land, hotels can be found anywhere that you’ll find curious tourists.
In Manila, skyscrapers cast shadows on street markets during the day, while at night the lights from the city’s towers reflect in the waters of Manila Bay. You’d better hold on tight during this wild ride of a city, one of the most densely populated on the planet.
You’ll find many luxury hotels amid the orchestrated chaos, as well as plenty of mid-range rooms and budget hotels. International brands, such as Mandarin Oriental, Sofitel and Hyatt Regency, have a presence here, among many others.
Other Philippines cities offer a similar range of accommodation, while the beach resorts are as stunning as those you’ll find in the Caribbean or Indian Ocean.
Check current FCO travel advice before planning your trip to the Philippines, as there are safety concerns in some remote areas.
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