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1. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 11y

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What is a good area to stay in Manila for a few days. Is Malate the place to head for??

Also, what are the best things to do and see in the Philippines, will probably spend 3 weeks there, maybe more.

Any help/tips much appreciated.

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 11y

I would island hop. Fly/ferry to Mindanao and then take the inter-island ferries to the nearest island. Work your way back to Luzon. If diving is your passion, hit the top dive spots on your journey back to Manila. If not, pick the most interesting thing locally and visit that. Baguio is a nice respite from the heat once back on Luzon. Good Luck.

3. Posted by zinn_g (Budding Member 2 posts) 11y

The Philippines has some of the best beaches in Asia, so if you're a beach person, you definitely shouldn't miss it. My personal favorite would be the island of Boracay (near Iloilo City). It has white sand, great food and night life. Quite relaxing. Or you can also visit Palawan.

If you want to stay near the vicinity of Manila, check out Baguio or Laguna. Better than Malate, IMO