If you are thinking of backpacking in the Philippines, our travel info will help you get the most out of your time away. Our Philippines backpacking guide is packed with tips about solo travel in The Philippines, the transport in the country, culture & religion, visa information, travel highlights and more. Our Philippines backpacking guide is written by travellers who have visited this captivating country, so you get geniune tips and you can even share your own travel experiences.
Backpackers to The Philippines will find a home away from home. On each of the 7,107 islands, you’ll surely get to meet a ‘family’ because of every Filipino’s genuine hospitality and cheerful character. Divided into three major islands – Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, with over 500 dialects, the Philippines is the 3rd largest English-speaking country in the world and that is why communication and getting around the country is so easy. Most Filipinos understand and speak English.
The country has a rich history combining Asian, European, and American influences. In every corner of this island country, there’s lot of opportunity to meet fun-loving and friendly people. Throughout the islands, there are festivals celebrated every day and foreign guests are always welcome in local’s homes.
The Philippines has numerous rivers, volcanoes, streams, narrow coastal plains and beautiful sandy beaches which foreign and local tourists enjoy. The country has a total of 36,289 kilometers of coastline. Imagine seeing 100 million Filipinos welcoming your arrival. Surely, this is the right place to come!
The official languages in the Philippines are Filipino and English. Filipino is based on the Tagalog dialect (the dialect of national capital region) and it’s the national language.
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