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17 insanely romantic hotels in the Philippines

A list of some of the Philippine archipelago's stunningly beautiful hotels, including one where Brad Pitt and Beyonce once stayed

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Me and my Philippines: Edu Manzano, actor and politician

Edu Manzano talks about his best-kept holiday secret and a hellish night spent in Nasugbu, Batangas
 

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7 top campsites in the Philippines

Our insiders share their favorite places for wild camping, from mountain peaks offering excellent stargazing to under-the-radar tropical beaches  

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Me and my Philippines: Rory Quintos

Film and television director Rory Quintos talks about her idea of paradise, what's on her bucket list, and her favorite movies

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5 of the best long weekend breaks

Jeepney Tours managing director and Food Holidays publisher Clang Garcia lists her favorite destinations for long weekends, from luxe beaches escapes to soothing springs in the middle of a jungle

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Best wellness retreats in the Philippines for 2016

A pampering weekend in Boracay, healing detox in Tagaytay, or a doctor-supervised medical wellness retreat in Batangas—take your pick from our list

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7 of the best beaches in Batangas

From a virgin white-beach and marine sanctuary to a popular Greek-style island, Pinoy Adventurista blogger Mervz Marasigan and beach lover Heidi Taiba Luistro give us their tips on dream places for every beach bum

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Experts' top 10 favorite beaches in the Philippines

We talk to locals who frequently holiday or spend their working lives by the sea to share their favorite beaches, from white-sand cliches to wild surf spots

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Resort Review: Club Punta Fuego

A two-hour drive from Manila, Punta Fuego beckons with its 88-hectare chill-out playground, pristine beach coves, and good food

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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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Me and my Philippines: Singer Kat Alano

Decibelle's vocalist and songwriter talks about idyllic beaches in Palawan, the hottest music venue in Manila, and Filipino musicians she adores

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7 top rainy day breaks

Jeepney Tours managing director Clang Garcia tells us how to spend rainy days in Manila and around Manila, from singing your heart out at a jeepneyoke party to indulging in photo sessions at a 3D interactive art museum

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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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Travelers' picks: 5 short breaks

From a holiday home with views of the mountains to a perfect spa retreat a short drive away from Manila, our insiders reveal their slice of heaven

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My favorite places in the Philippines: Nikos Gitsis

Entrepreneur and pilot Nikos Gitsis, co-founder of SEAIR airline, reveals his favorite off-the-beaten track destinations in the country 

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Resort review: Canyon Cove Hotel & Spa

A private beach, three swimming pools, and great service add weekend appeal to this hotel in Batangas

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An expert's top 10 dive sites in the Philippines

Award winning underwater photographer Gutsy Tuason lets us in on his favorite dive spots in the country, from Anilao in Batangas to the Sulu Sea

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Top 13 dive sites in the Philippines

From thresher sharks to exotic coral atolls in the Sulu Sea, Gutsy Tuason reveals the secrets of the deep

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Restaurant review: Kainan sa Dalampasigan

Monica de Leon finds a restaurant in Batangas serving the best calamares she's ever tasted. And the shrimp sinigang is not bad either

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Me and my Philippines: mixed martial arts fighter Ali Khatibi

The Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter on life with actress Cristine Reyes, scaling Mt. Pulag, and his favorite places to hang out

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Top 5 mountain climbs near Manila

Miko Santos of the top-rated PH Mountains app picks 5 weekend climbs, whatever your ability