What To Do in The Philippines Solo


Expert Interview - The Philippines with Aileen

Aileen Adalid is initially from the Philippines and has travelled extensively all through the nation. She describes the Philippines as “It’s extra enjoyable!” and offers us an perception into visiting the Philippines as a girl traveller

What do you assume is the Philippines’ attraction for solo females?

I feel the primary two elements that appeal to ladies travellers (and males as effectively!) to the Philippines are the well-known heat of the locals and the pristine pure wonders that we’ve — white sandy seashores, lush forests, picturesque mountains, Philippine islands, you title it! The Philippines all the time has one thing for everybody; it doesn’t matter what type of traveller you could be! Whether or not you select to book hotel in Cebu or keep in a seashore hut on Bon Bon Seaside. 

Expert Interview - The Philippines with Aileen

If you happen to solely had two weeks to see the nation, what would your good itinerary be?

At any time when I give recommended itineraries for the Philippines, I group them into two! So for two weeks, if you’d like…

Partying with a mixture of journey = the First cease would after all be Manila as it’s not solely the centre however it’s also the place the nation’s most wonderful nightlife actions will be seen and achieved (go to Makati and the BGC-Fort).

This ought to be adopted by Boracay, Cebu, Puerto Galera, and Davao. (Angeles, Pampanga is usually talked about as an excellent nightlife place however I discover it a bit too seedy).

Full-blown journey and leisure = Batanes, Bohol, Calaguas, Malapascua, El Nido, Coron, Siargao, and Siquijor.

For a month’s itinerary Katrina, a solo feminine traveller, recommends this solo route: Cebu, then take a bus to Bohol, a ship to Siquijor Island, then Camiguin Island then onto Siargao Island which is formed like a tear-drop. After that spend one other week in Sagada and Banaue. See, who wants Thailand!

Are there any hidden gems within the nation that individuals ought to positively go to?

A LOT! If I’ve to choose my high 5, these would positively be Batanes (my hometown!), Caramoan, Calaguas, Camiguin, and Siargao.

The Philippines

Travelling across the Philippines

The Philippines is a group of islands (we’ve 7,107 of them!) so regardless that the islands are well-connected, count on to endure hours of boat or bus rides. Relaxation assured, relating to language, speaking to the locals gained’t be an issue in any respect since loads of us Filipinos communicate English!

Camiguin Island, Philippines

Is there something to do within the evenings as a solo?

After all, particularly when you go down the ‘party-style’ type of journey. There are numerous methods to satisfy locals too and you are able to do that by Couchsurfing/homestays, becoming a member of events, taking part in bar-hopping sprees, happening group excursions, or just by simply approaching anybody you see.

Reality be advised, there’s a excessive likelihood that you just’ll be approached first and also you would possibly even be invited to a Filipino’s house!

It’s actually no information that we Filipinos LOVE foreigners and that we do our greatest to make you’re feeling welcome in our nation.

Expert Interview - The Philippines with Aileen

Is it simple to satisfy different travellers?

I’ve met many ladies travelling alone however I’ve to say that going by my expertise, I seen that the males are inclined to outnumber the females and it might need to do with how the blokes are working after the sweetness or ‘experiences’ with Filipinas — if you already know what I imply, haha!

The Philippines is totally greater than that type of vacation spot because it’s simple to fall in love with the tradition and the lifestyle right here. Aside from pleasant travelling locals, you’ll see loads of travelling foreigners within the nation too.

So as to add, even when a backpacker scene reminiscent of that in Thailand will not be as obvious right here, there are loads of alternatives to remain and be related. In actual fact, there are tons of ex-pats within the nation!

Siargao Island, Philippines

What would you keep away from within the nation?

Attempt to not be too flashy; all the time watch out along with your belongings. This isn’t to say that the Philippines is extraordinarily harmful as a result of it’s not; however like another metropolis on the planet, it’s finest to all the time be vigilant.

And when you’re staying in massive cities like that in Manila and Cebu, be cautious of visitors as a result of we’ve the worst visitors generally (really, on a regular basis, particularly throughout rush hours!). Additionally, attempt to keep away from Philippines journey in the course of the summertime as a result of the seashores will most absolutely be packed!

Expert Interview - The Philippines with Aileen

What would you say to somebody who’s seeking to go to the Philippines alone for the primary time?
I guarantee you… you gained’t ever, ever, remorse it!

The place can individuals observe you?

To know extra about me and my travels, you’ll be able to all the time cease by my weblog at iAmAileen.com For my each day updates, you’ll be able to see them over on Facebook.

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