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Take me to...Palaui island

Explore the raw beauty and gorgeous beaches of Palaui island, the setting for American TV series Survivor

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Take me to…Long Beach

This secluded beach in Palawan is the longest in the Philippines and one that should be on every traveler’s bucket list

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6 secret spots in Aklan and Antique

From a beach that glitters like gold to rivers and waterfalls, there's more to Aklan and Antique in Panay island than Boracay, says Louise Henwood 

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5 hot budget tours for P10,000 or less

Go on thrill rides and a sunset cruise in Boracay, enjoy Coron's pristine beaches, or explore Vigan's Spanish-era town—Here are 5 brilliant ways to see the Philippines for less than P10,000

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Take me to... Palani beach

This unspoilt beach off Masbate’s southern tip is a spitting image of Boracay’s famous White Beach without the crowds

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Getting wrecked (and much more) in the pretty town of Concepcion

Scuba diving is the big draw, but visitors to Concepcion in the north of Palawan are also finding idyllic islands and beaches

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Me and my Philippines: Gutsy Tuason, underwater photographer

Tuason, winner of the Palme d'Or Award for underwater photography, shares his top dive spots in the Philippines and the best places to stay

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Take me to…Gubat Bay

A quiet spot off the tourist radar where you can catch a wave or simply enjoy some laid-back beach life

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36 hours in Albay

Albay promises non-stop adventure, from Mad-Max style rides on an all-terrain vehicle across muddy fields and river to soaking up the sun on Vanishing Island

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Take me to…Borawan Island

Head to this camping heaven in Quezon, and pitch a tent along the beach, shielded by limestone cliffs, facing clear turquoise waters, all for a budget of next to nothing

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Tangerine skies: 10 sunset photos that show the Philippine islands at their best

We've picked out sunset snaps from contributing photographers, showing the sky and sea drenched in hues of pink and blue, gold, and orange. Share your sunset photos by tagging #ArchipelagoLife on Instagram

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Me and my Philippines: surfer Elaine Abonal

Surfista Travels founder and GoPro ambassador Elaine Abonal on life as a surfer girl and the best places to catch a wave in the Philippines

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Four days in Siargao

Long-time Siargao residents Gai Olivares and Rosanna Yulo give us insider tips on the best this idyllic island, 800km southeast of Manila, has to offer, from surfing to island hopping

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Me & my Philippines: Adventure show host Juls Rodriguez

The host of adventure webshow Gameplan tells Archipelago about his traditional Kalinga tattoo, his favorite beach in Boracay . . . and getting kidnapped

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12 hours in enchanting Siquijor 

Travel blogger Christian Sangoyo goes on a lightning visit to Siquijor, and discovers there's more to it than its voodoo-esque traditions