I am considering the Philippines in January 2005. I guess I need to know some information about the tourist area in Manila, getting there from the airport, and which beaches or islands are worth heading to. I would expect to stay one or two weeks in the Phils.
If you want get close to Manila, go to the white beaches in Puerto Galera.
If you have more time, go to Boracay.
Your suggested beaches look wonderful.
I've also been able to find out about the Malate area for guesthouses in Manila through:
Thanks for links)
We have actually been already suggested by a travel agent a place in Purto Galera
Coco Beach Island Resort
I have also found this site quite interesting:
Coco beach is a nice resort.
A few comments for the resort here:
Boracay (www.boracayresorts.com) and Coco Beach are really nice resorts! I highly recommend them. Puerto Galera is nice as well.
Mandala Resort & Spa is another nice resort in Boracay.
Amanpulo Philippines is also a nice place. http://www.travelsmart.net/ph/resorts/Palawan/Amanpulo/
Also El Nido in Palawan Philippines
or Boracay Island, Philippines for a more party atmosphere.
Check out my pics of boracay here:
Thanks for your comments. I fly into Manila this Saturday 15th January