With over 7000 stunning white sand fringed islands to choose from you won’t be surprised to hear that this is the destination of choice for beautifully exotic unspoiled beaches. Boracay and Palawan are the best known locations to find a slice of sandy paradise. Make sure to visit the ancient rice terraces in the north and explore the fascinating culture with its mix of Spanish, Asian and colonial influences. Average daily cost per person: 2,641 Philippines pesos or £43 ($52).
Past travelers have spent, in average £10 ($12) on meals for one day. Some of the typical dishes to try are the Chicken adobo, Kare Kare (oxtail stew), Kinilaw (raw fish salad), Sinigang (sour meat stew), Lechon (roasted suckling pig).
The price per person for one night is usually around £6 in hostels. There’s no official home stay program in the Philippines, but in rural areas where there may be no formal accommodation, you’ll often find people willing to put you up in their home for a small fee.
There are lots of cheap activities to do in Philippines. What will cost you the most is going around the island. You can spend up to £13 a day on local transportation, depending on what you’re planning of course, and £44 ($53.6) on traveling between the different cities.
– Tagaytay – Whether you want a day trip or a short weekend getaway, Tagaytay is awesome and offers lots of outdoor activities and you can usually do many of them for less than £16 ($19.50).
– Bolinao (Pangasinan) – Head to Bolinao if you want beautiful beaches without breaking the bank. You’ll find here affordable hotels and food.
– Manila – The capital of the Philippines offers colonial architecture, and the old town is an opportunity to immerse yourself with history. There are lots of places to visit for free and you’ll still find cheap accommodations in the capital.