Boracay Pleasure Paradise

Philippine Vacation

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Philippine Language
Filipino is the national language. English is the business language and widely spoken.

Philippine Climate
The Philippines only has two seasons, Wet and Dry. March to May is hot and dry, with temperatures ranging from 22 to 32 degrees Celsius. June to October is rainy. November to FFebruary is cool with temperatures ranging from 22 to 28 degrees Celsius.

Philippine Entry Regulations
All visitors with valid passports may enter the country without visas and may stay for 21days provided that they have tickets for onward journey. HongKong and Taiwan Passport holders must acquire special permits from Philippine Embassies and consulates.

Philippine Currency
The unit of currency is Peso ( P ). One peso is equal to 100 centavos ( c ). Bank notes come in denomination of P10, P20, P50, P100, P200, P500 and P1,000. Coins come in 5c, 10c, 25c, P1, P5, P10.

Philippine Foreign Exchange
Banks and moneychangers may be found in malls, resorts, travel offices and popular tourist destinations. Changing US Dollars, British Pounds, German Deutschmarks, Canadian and Australian Dollars, and Japanese Yen is not a problem in Manila. In other provinces, however, currencies other than the US Dollar may be harder to change.

Philippine Cash
Make sure you have an adequate amount of pesos before embarking on your trip. It’s also good idea to have bank notes lower than P100 handy for taxi fares, meals and snacks, and other purchases.

Philippine Communication Facilities
Facilities for International Direct Dialling, fax, cell phone, internet, email and worldwide express delivery are widely available. Most of the Deluxe and First Class hotels in Manila and major cities are equipped with high speed internet access.

Philippine Domestic Transport
By air there are a number of domestic carrier which provides daily services to major towns and cities. Chartered flight to major domestic destinations are also available. By sea, interisland ships connect Manila to major ports. Ferries ply the smaller islands. By land, bus lines traverse the country’s different provinces and cities. Metered and Fixed rate taxis are widely available in major towns and cities. Anywhere else, the jeepney is the most popular and most inexpensive way to go around. In Metro Manila, the fastest way to commute is via the railway systems.

Philippine Accommodations
In Metro Manila, key cities and major towns throughout the country, a wide selection of de luxe, standard, economy and pension-type accommodations is available. In island destinations, there is a proliferation of resorts ranging from “AAA”, “AA”, and “A” to “SIR” (Special Interest Resort)

Philippine Voltages
Electricity is at 220V, except for Baguio where 110V is the norm. some hotels offer both 220V and 110V outlets. Plugs are the US Style flat two-pin variety.

Philippine Clothing
Keep it cool. Since its’ mostly hot in the country cotton tees and denim jeans are the norm. Light clothes, shorts are best for traveling. Bring a light jacket or sweater when traveling to cooler climate or going on ferry rides.

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