The Rough Guide to the Philippines

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Practical travel guide to the Philippines featuring points-of-interest structured lists of all sights and off-the-beaten-track treasures, with detailed colour-coded maps, practical details about what to see and to do in the Philippines. The Rough Guide to the Philippines also includes details on how to get there and around, pre-departure information, as well as top time-saving tips, like a visual list of things not to miss in the Philippines, expert author picks and itineraries to help you plan your trip.

The Rough Guide to the Philippines covers: Manila, around Manila, Northern Luzon, Southern Luzon, Mindoro, Boracay and the Western Visayas, Cebu and the Eastern Visayas, Palawan, Mindanao.

Inside this travel guide you'll find:


Experiences for every kind of trip to the Philippines, from off-the-beaten-track adventures in Batanes to family activities in child-friendly places, like Subic Bay or chilled-out breaks in popular tourist areas, like The Chocolate Hills.


Essential pre-departure information including the Philippines entry requirements, getting around, health information, travelling with children, sports and outdoor activities, food and drink, festivals, culture and etiquette, shopping, tips for travellers with disabilities and more.


Carefully planned routes covering the best of the Philippines give a taste of the richness and diversity of the destination, and have been created for different time frames or types of trip.


Clear structure within each sightseeing chapter includes regional highlights, brief history, detailed sights and places ordered geographically, recommended restaurants, hotels, bars, clubs and major shops or entertainment options.


Tips on how to beat the crowds, save time and money and find the best local spots for scuba diving, volcano climbing, caving, trekking, surfing or whitewater rafting.


Rough Guides' rundown of Manila, Intramuros, Tagaytay and Northern Luzon's best sights and top experiences helps to make the most of each trip to the Philippines, even in a short time.


Written by Rough Guides' expert authors with a trademark blend of humour, honesty and expertise, to help to find the best places in the Philippines, matching different needs.


Comprehensive 'Contexts' chapter features fascinating insights into the Philippines, with coverage of history, religion, ethnic groups, environment, wildlife and books, plus a handy language section and glossary.


Features inspirational colour photography, including the stunning Bangka and the spectacular Mount Mayon.


Practical full-colour maps, with clearly numbered, colour-coded keys for quick orientation in Baguio, Anilao and many more locations in the Philippines, reduce need to go online.


With helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780241279373
Series: Rough Guides Main Series
Publication Date: 10/4/2017
Pages: 480
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm


This title is a part of Rough Guides Main Series

Practical travel guides series covering countries, cities and regions, with detailed factual travel tips, perfect for independent, long-stay, backpacking and budget-conscious travellers seeking comprehensive travel information and off-the-beaten track experiences

  • Extensive practical travel information including getting there, getting around, climate information, safety tips, accommodation explanations, food & drink advice and shopping essentials 

  • Curated author picks with destination highlights at the beginning of each guide

  • Ready-made itineraries covering every corner of the destination

  • Colour-coded places chapters with detailed coverage of places and sights, presented in a points-of-interest structure 

  • Extensive recommendations for accommodation, restaurants, shops and leisure activities for all budgets

  • Colour-coded detailed maps with marked-up key sights 

  • Insights on history and nature highlights  

  • Easy to use, newspaper-style layout

  • All guides published from January 2021 are printed on paper from responsible sources verified to meet FSC’s strict environmental and social standards

  • Free eBook with each printed guide published from May 2019 

Format: 129 x 198mm

Price: £14.99-£26.99 | $13.99-$34.99

Extent: 616–1208 page


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4.4 out of 5, 7 global ratings

Amazon Customer

Used as my Bible on holiday

Reviewed on July 01, 2020
Paperback | Verified

A great book full of interesting facts makes a great read on the aeroplane over. Could do with a little bit of updating in places but on the whole a pretty accurate book

Amazon Customer

I Departed Before It Arrived !

Reviewed on March 09, 2020
Paperback | Verified

The guide book is good. I've enjoyed reading it now I'm back home from my holiday. I ordered it 9 days before i departed. My order arrived the next day.

Amazon Customer

Worth a buy!

Reviewed on July 01, 2018
Paperback | Verified

There was some information that wasn’t 100% accurate, which was a little disappointing as it was released only last year-it mentioned that there was no atm’s on an island but once we arrived we soon realized this was untrue and there was plenty. Still a handy book and worth buying!

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