Lonely Planet Philippines Travel Guide is the #1 best-selling guide to the Philippines. If you are planning Philippines travel for the first time or if you are a regular traveller then you must go armed with a copy of the Lonely Planet Guide.
The Philippines consists of a string of coral-fringed islands, white-sand beaches and pristine strands of virgin rainforest. From diving to connecting with the locals, Lonely Planet Philippines will help you unlock the amazing adventures to be enjoyed in this archipelago of natural wonders in Southeast Asia. There are megacities teeming with people and unpopulated islands teeming with wildlife. Whatever you are after, it is there in abundance. The Guide is outstanding value for money and easily ordered from Amazon for home delivery.
Planning Your Trip
The Lonely Planet Philippines Guide is the only guide you need with you. There is a section on “planning your trip” which contains lots of useful and practical information. Contents include: Welcome to the Philippines, The Philippines map, The Philippines Top 15, Need to Know, First Time, if you like, Month by Month, Itineraries, Diving in the Philippines, Outdoor Activities and Regions at a glance.
On The Road
The bulk of the Guide covers the geography and areas of the Philippines. This section is called “On the road” and feature the following areas.
Around Manila: Corregidor, South of Manila, Las Pinas, Kawit, Calamba,Tagaytay, Taal Volcano, Lake Taal, Batangas, Anilao, Pagsanjan, Lucban, Lucena, North of Manila, Olongapo & Subic Bay, San Fernando (Pampanga), Clark & Angeles, Mount Pinatubo & around.
North Luzon: Zambales Coast, Pundaquit, Capones Island & Liwliwa, Iba & Botolan, North of Iba, Lingayen Gulf, Bolinao & Patar Beach, Hundred Islands National Park, San Fernando (La Union) & Around, San Juan (La Union), Ilocos, Vigan, Pagudpud & Around, The Cordillera,Baguio, Kabayan, Mount Pulag National Park, Sagada & Around, Bontoc, Around Bontoc, Banaue & around, Kiangan, The North east, Baler & around, San Jose, Northern Sierra Madre Natural Park, Tuguegarao, Santa Ana, Batanes, Batan Island, Sabtand Island, Itbayat Island.
South East Luzon: Bicol, Daet & Bagasbas, Naga, Mount Isarog National Park, Caramoan Peninsula, Legazpi & around, Tabaco, Sorsogon, Bulusan Volcano National Park & around, Donsol, Pilar, Masbate, Masbate Town, Masbate Island, Ticao island, Catanduanes, Virac, Northeast of Virac, Marinduque, Boac, Gasan & West Coast, Buenavista & around, Torrijos & East Coast.
Mindoro: Puerto Galera, Calapan, Roxas, Bulalacao, San Jose, Calintaan, Sablayan, Abra de Ilog.
Boracay & Western Visayas: Boracay, Panay, Caticlan, Kalibo, Roxas (Capiz), Antique Province, Iloilo, Guimaras, Negros, Bacolod, Mount Kanlaon National Park, Silay, Sagay, Escalante, San Carlos & Sipaway island, Bulata & Danjugan Island, Sugar beach, Sipalay, Punta ballo, Tambobo Bay, Malatapay & Zamboanguita, Apo Island, Dauin, Dumaguete, Valencia, Twin Lakes National Park, Bais City, Siquijor, Siquijor Town, Larena, San Juan, Lazi, Cantodan, Romblon Province, Tablas Island,Romblon Island, Sibuyan Island.
Cebu & Eastern Visayas: Cebu, Cebu City, Malapascua Island, Bantayan Island, Toledo, Moalboal, Santander, Argao, Camotes Island, Pacijan island,Poro Island, Ponson Island, Bohol, Tagbilaran, Panglao Island, Balicasag Island, Pamilacan Island, Cabilao Island, Antequera, Tarsier Sanctuary, Chocolate Hills Loop, Anda, Ubay, Talibon, Buenavista, Tubigon, Danao, Leyte, Tacloban, Maasin, Padre Burgos, Panaon Island,Biliran Island, Naval, North of Naval, Maripipi Island, East & South of Naval, Higatangan Is;and, Samar, Catamaran, Biri Island, Allen, Dalupiri island, Calbayog, Catbalogan, Guiuan, Calicoan Island, Homonhon & Suluan, Marabut Islands.
Mindanao: Northern Mindanao, Cagayan de Oro, Iligan, Camiguin, Butuan, Surigao, Siargao, Southern Mindanao, Davao, Samal Island, Talikud Island, Philippine Eagle Research & nature Center, Mount Apo, general Santos (Dadiangas), lake Sebu, Zamboanga peninsula, Zamboanga.
Palawan: Central Palawan, Puerto Princesa, Sabang, Norther Palawan, Port Barton, Taytay, El Nido, Bacuit Archipelago, Calamian Group, Coron Town & Basuanga island, Culion Island, Other Calamian Islands.
There is a fabulous section to help you understand the history and culture of the Philippines. the contents include: The Philippines Today, History, People & Culture, Food & Drink, Environment.
The Lonely Planet Philippines survival guide is full of practical hints and tips to keep your trip on the rails. Contents include: Directory A-Z, Transport, Health, Language, Glossary, Index & map legend.
If you are going to the Philippines to do some diving, then you also need the Lonely Planet Guide to Diving in the Philippines which provides a fully comprehensive description of the diving sites and supporting information to make your diving trip a resounding success. Order Diving guide below:
The lonely Planet Philippines guide has a number of itineraries to help you make a safe and straightforward trip around the Philippines. there are a number of suggested routes with supporting information to make the most of the places you visit.
I had the great pleasure some years ago meeting Tony Wheeler when he gave a talk to a small audience in London a couple of year’s ago. His story is inspirational to budding travellers and authors alike. Tony and his wife Maureen set off from the UK, across Europe and Asia overland to Australia. they went with an old beaten up car and a few dollars, doing jobs on the way. They wrote their first Lonely Planet Guide when they got to Australia and a publishing empire was born.