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15 things not to miss in the Philippines from January to December

Our guide to the country’s island destinations, from the ultimate dive site of Tubbataha, the hidden gem of Danjugan, to a romantic firefly tour in Sorsogon

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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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Take me to…Bongsalay Nature Park

This nature park in Masbate is home to the biggest and oldest mangrove trees in the Bicol region

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Take me to…Halea Nature Park, Masbate

We've found your perfect island in the sun — about a kilometer of icing sugar white sand, off shore coral reef, swaying palm trees and a dive site to spot manta rays 

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The length of the Philippines in 88 days... by kayak

Buzzy Budlong picks up a paddle and kayaks his way from southern Mindanao to Ilocos Norte, covering more than 3,000 kms. He recounts his epic journey to Ces Rodriguez

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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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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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Take me to...Burubancaso

Some people come to this islet in Masbate for a dramatic photo at the top of a jurassic-like rock formation, others are lured by a day on the beach

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Take me to…the island of snakes

Are you up for some snake spotting? At low tide, hundreds of colorful, striped venomous sea snakes appear at Minalayo Island in Masbate

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Take me to...Buntod Reef Sandbar

Off the tourist radar, this sandbar in Masbate in the Bicol region offers the perfect beach bath water —hot on one side and cold on the other