The Rough Guide to the Philippines

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Practical travel guide to the Philippines featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in the Philippines, how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in the Philippines, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to the Philippines covers: Manila, around Manila, Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Mindoro, Boracay and the Western Visayas, Cebu and the Eastern Visayas, Palawan, Mindanao.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:

RECOMMENDATIONS FOR EVERY TYPE OF TRAVELLER

Experiences selection for every kind of trip to the Philippines, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Batanes to family activities in child-friendly places, like Subic Bay or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like The Chocolate Hills.

PRACTICAL TRAVEL TIPS

Essential pre-departure information including the Philippines entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.

TIME-SAVING ITINERARIES

Carefully planned routes covering the best of the Philippines give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.

DETAILED REGIONAL COVERAGE

Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.

INSIGHTS INTO GETTING AROUND LIKE A LOCAL

Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for scuba diving, volcano climbing, caving, trekking, surfing or whitewater rafting.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THINGS NOT TO MISS

Rough Guides' rundown of Manila, Intramuros, Tagaytay and Northern Luzon's best sights and top experiences help to make the most of each trip to the Philippines, even in a short time.

HONEST AND INDEPENDENT REVIEWS:

Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in the Philippines, matching different needs.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION

Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into the Philippines, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.

FABULOUS FULL COLOUR PHOTOGRAPHY

Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Bangka and the spectacular Mount Mayon.

COLOUR-CODED MAPPING

Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Baguio, Anilao and many more locations in the Philippines, reduce need to go online.

USER-FRIENDLY LAYOUT

With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences


  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 


Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241329818
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 10/4/2017

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