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Philippines Country Quickfacts

  • Luneta Park is a historical urban park in Manila
  • Passengers sit atop a very full jeepney
  • Sunset among the islands
  • Beautiful turquoise sea
  • Bay and mountain islands
  • Navy Dragon Boats in Manila Bay
Area:  300,000 km².
Capital: Manila
Country Code: 63
Country Population: 100,617,630
Credit Cards: All major credit cards are accepted at most hotels.
Currency: Philippine Peso (PHP = 100 centavos)
Departure Tax: P$550
Drives on the: Right
Electricity: 220V AC 60Hz
Ethnic Groups:  Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano, Bisaya/Binisaya, Hiligaynon, Bikol, Waray
Flag: Philippines Flag
Location:  Southeast Asia
Official Language(s): Filipino, English and Spanish
Religion: Catholic, Protestant and Muslim, Buddhist
Time Zone: GMT +8, EST +13
Tipping: The Philippines is not as much of a tipping culture compared to its neighbouring countries. However, tipping is always appreciated and here is our recommendation:

  • Local guides: USD $4 per person, per day
  • Drivers: USD $2 per person, per day
  • Porters (luggage handling) USD $1 per piece of luggage
    per person



Philippines Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy-to-navigate travel information section dedicated to the Philippines.

Learn about the history and culture of the Philippines, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about the Philippines' nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information, will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering the Philippines for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Philippines tours today!


Extend Your Trip

After your Philippines tour considers taking the time to visit other destinations. Goway offers exciting China vacation packages, India tours and Thailand vacation packages plus a comprehensive selection of vacation packages in many other Asian countries.



Book your Philippines tour with Goway! 

ASIA by Goway is an exclusive division that specializes in planning and organizing Philippines tours, vacations and experiences. Choose from a simple city stopover, a romantic island stay, an independent travel module, and much more. We want to be your first choice when next you go globetrotting to Philippines.

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