Diving & Water Sports

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My favorite places in the Philippines: Joy Lim,  Travel Club head

Joy Lim, head of Travel Club, the Philippines' premier travel store, on her favorite Philippine destinations and places on her bucket list

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Somewhere for Holy Week: top 5 short breaks

What do you feel like doing this Holy Week—a trek to an active volcano or a tour of the country's gorgeous beaches? We have the pick of five adventure tours for 2016, from P560 (US$11)

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Me and my Philippines: Mermaid swimming instructor Arabelle Jimenez

Mermaid swimming has gained a following in Manila, with fans as young as eight, all wanting to be Ariel. Jimenez helps make their Disney mermaid dreams come true

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Sarangani's secret beach

Contributing photographer Leonard Pe shows us a dreamlike image of 4ML Beach in Mindanao, home to mangroves and an amazing white beach

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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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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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My Zambales: Rafael Rosell

Filipino actor and model Rafael Rosell talks about his love of surfing and his happy place on the beaches of Zambales

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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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Cool kayak hotspots

The best way to see the Philippines is to pick up a paddle. Chip Childers picks his 10 favorite kayaking destinations

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Take me to…North Cay

This small island in Busuanga, Palawan, fringed by white sand, has calm, clear, blue and emerald waters, and reefs perfect for snorkelling