Flights to the Philippines: practical information
Cheap airlines to the Philippines
Planning a trip to this gorgeous archipelago in south-east Asia? Most all visitors from Europe will arrive by plane to one of the country's dozen international airports. Search for cheap flights to the Philippines that land at Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL) in Manila or Mactan-Cebu International Airport (CEB) in Cebu.
When to book flights to the Philippines
The hottest time of the year falls between March and May. The rainy season begins in June and lasts to October. It's best to avoid the peak of summer, when power outages are frequent. Typhoons are always possible during the rainy season.
- Peak season: January to March, right before summer.
- Low season: Peak summer and mid-monsoon season.
Flights to the Philippines with one stopover take at least 17 hours from London.
Experience the Philippines: what to see, what to do
The Philippines is made up of more than 7,000 islands with gorgeous coastlines, flavourful food, ancient landscapes and friendly locals. Manila won't will the country any points so why not start your holiday in the Philippines somewhere on the beach?
Essentials in the Philippines
Banuae Rice Terraces: An UNESCO World Heritage Sight, these ancient rice terraces are located on the island of Luzon. Many are still in use today after 2,000 years and are a massive engineering feat.
Cebu: The first city founded by Westerners in the Philippines, Cebu is the "Queen City of the South" and a great place to visit to experience Filipino culture. This city has an amazing party scene too!
Beaches: Looking for the best beaches in the Philippines? The blue waters of Boracay and El Nido are sure to please. Work on your tan on the beaches of Puerto Galera, a great alternative and budget choice compared to Boracay.
Find more information on Philippines Tourism.
Accommodations in the Philippines
Visitors have plenty of options when it comes to hotels in the Philippines. Hotel rates are much cheaper here than in other international destinations but if you're travelling on a budget, try staying in a condotel, pension house or apartelle. Best to avoid motels, inns or lodges that advertise hourly rates.