Trip Report

Philippines Island Hopping - 8 Day Itinerary

Spend 8 days island hopping and exploring the natural beauty of the Philippines, including lush jungle, pristine beaches and crystal clear water.

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AsiaPhilippines8 days / April 2019

Highs & Lows

Island hopping in El Nido - beautiful lagoons and white sand beaches!

The weather was unpredictable and it rained often.

Q & A

  • What would you have changed?

    I wish I stayed longer in El Nido to do more island hopping tours and hike Taraw Cliff. I also wish I went to the island of Coron after El Nido.

  • Anything go wrong during the trip?

    The weather was variable and there were quite a few periods of rain. I also forgot to reapply sunscreen and got badly burned while island hopping in El Nido.

  • How was the food?

    The Nest, El Nido

  • What tips would you give a friend?

    If you need to transfer flights in Manila, make sure you have lots of time between flights. You will likely have to switch terminals and the traffic is very congested. It took 40 minutes for me to transfer from terminal 1 to terminal 3 and I barely made my flight.

  • Packing tips?

    The climate is very humid so I'd recommend packing light clothes that are easy to wash. A dry bag and a good pair of walking shoes will also come in handy.

  • Transportation Tips?

    Some of the drives are quite long so I'd make sure to arrange transportation for those drives in advance either with the hotel or through a tour.

  • Any surprises?

    I wasn't expecting the weather to be so humid.