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Where we want to go this year

Travel experts and adventurers share their inside tips on the places in the Philippines you should be planning to visit 

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10 of the Philippines’ best beaches...that you've probably never heard of

From the stunning white sand beach of Apo Mayor to an icing sugar beach in Calaguas said to beat Maldives' finest, our local insiders tip their dream beaches

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Escape to Two Seasons Coron’s Bulalacao Island

Two private beaches, a bungalow with jacuzzi facing the sea, and staff to cater to your every need. What more can a girl ask for, says Giselle Javison

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The ultimate El Nido: how to explore the islands without the selfie crowds

Mellow Yellow private boat tours aim to show El Nido as it’s supposed to be seen — with no other tour boats around. Mellow Yellow’s Tour Z will explore virgin beaches, untouched islands, and hidden spots for snorkeling

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Take me to...Pass Island

With pristine white sand on one side and a mangrove area and coral reef on the other, this island in Coron, Palawan offers the best of two worlds

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Take me to…Coron’s Twin Lagoons

There's no more magical place than Coron's Twin Lagoons where you could dive and swim through a hole underneath a karst formation, to emerge in yet another lagoon 

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10 of the best beaches in Coron, Palawan

Explore the best beaches of the Philippines' last frontier, from the ultimate virgin beach in Malcapuya to the tropical idyll that is Pass Island

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5 days in Coron

The best way to see northern Palawan is to jump into a sea kayak, slip into hidden lagoons, glide under rock ledges and nudge into nooks and crannies no large boat could ever take on

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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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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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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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The Philippines' final frontiers

Naturalist and travel photographer Allen Hipolito Mayor has visited some of the country's most out-of-the-way places in search of rare flora and fauna. He nominates some of his favorite 'wild destinations'

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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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Archipelago Readers’ Travel Photography Competition: January 2016 winners

We asked for your best holiday photos —beaches, adventures and family holiday snaps—and you've certainly delivered. Here are the winners in the first of our series of competitions and those that made it to our shortlist

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Travel + Video: Coron, Palawan

"The Philippines through the eyes of locals" features insider tips by locals on various Philippine holiday destinations. We talk to Former Inflight Traveller magazine staff Ariza Rivera on her holidays in Coron, Palawan

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My five favorite islands in the Philippines . . . ever

David Dalton, author of the original Rough Guide to the Philippines, picks the places he remembers most from more than a decade spent living and travelling in the country

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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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The isles of thrills

Tour specialist Greg Hutchinson guides you round the best coastlines of the Philippines for sea kayaking, trekking, and mountain biking

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Me and my Philippines: Jose Clemente III

Rajah Tours Philippines president Jose “Jojo” Clemente III knows the Philippine islands like the back of his hand. He shares with us his list of top 10 amazing places to visit