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11 incredibly fun things to do in Siargao

Just off the coast of Surigao del Norte in Mindanao lies a small laid-back island famous for its awesome surf spots: Siargao Island. What many don’t realize though is that there’s more to this island than its great and perpetual waves. Also home to awe-inspiring natural wonders and luscious culinary treats, Siargao Island is a must-visit for surfers and non-surfers alike. Skyscanner shows you how to make the most out of your trip. Download Skyscanner App

Score the best airfares via Skyscanner’s Price Alerts

See how this free feature on Skyscanner can help you get the lowest flight prices, wherever you’re headed. Looking for a way to keep tabs on airfare prices so you can score the best possible deal for your chosen flight? Skyscanner makes sure you can do exactly that, with our free Price Alerts feature. If you are not familiar with Price Alerts, here’s the lowdown on this incredibly helpful service and why it’s worth a try. Download Skyscanner App

11 exciting things to Do in Cagayan de Oro

Looking for somewhere different to go to within the archipelago? Why not travel down south of the Philippines and stop by Cagayan de Oro? Fondly labeled as the “City of Friendship”, CDO is not just a hub full of friendly people, but it also a flourishing destination with a plethora of thrills to satisfy your adventure cravings and itchy feet. Highly urbanized yet pretty laid-back, the city will sweep you away with its breath-snatching panoramas and incredible bargains for a variety of products. Not to mention, it has a booming culinary scene, filled with delectable dishes and sweet goodies! ## For an unforgettable trip, Skyscanner suggests that you experience two if not all of these great things to do in Cagayan de Oro.

Top 8 things to do in Coron

Idyllic, scenic and majestic, Coron has been a go-to destination for tourists hoping to get a glimpse of paradise. From pristine white-sand beaches and towering limestone cliffs to agate-blue waters and world-class diving sites, its awe-inspiring scenery alone makes it worth a visit. ## But there’s more to Coron than its sightseeing opportunities. It also offers a wealth of fun activities and exciting adventures you’re not likely to experience elsewhere. Here are Skyscanner‘s favorites:

Untouched paradise of El Nido: 5 things beginners should know!

El Nido is every bit a tropical paradise, luring tourists with its crystal-clear lagoons, white-sand beaches, towering limestone cliffs, rich coral gardens and laid-back lifestyle. Want to see and experience all that this Palawan oasis has to offer? Here are Skyscanner‘s tips to help you plan and make the most out of your El Nido getaway.

Skyscanner Guide: how to avoid the crowd at Laboracay

The Labor Day weekend in Boracay has been such an epic hit that it has been dubbed “Laboracay.” During Laboracay, the island hosts nonstop parties, pulling in thousands of tourists (about 50,000 in 2014 alone!). Yes, that means the restaurants are packed to the brim, queues are extra-long, and beach-goers are crammed like sardines at event venues. ## Not the paradise getaway you pictured? Don’t worry. Much of the action is confined to the famed White Beach. And there are many places in the island that are not as crowded (some are actually secluded),less commercialized, and way more tranquil and relaxing.It’s just a matter of knowing where to look. ## So here’s a Skyscanner guide for those who hope to dodge the throngs of tourists and the craze that is Laboracay.

7 tempting reasons to visit Surigao

Surigao may not be the first destination that comes to mind when you think of vacation hotspots in the Philippines, but both Surigao del Sur and Surigao del Norte host some rather incredible attractions worth seeking out. Skyscanner highlights six fascinating, awe-inspiring and stunning nature spots that are set to win your heart:

Top 5 Local Bargains You Can’t Miss in Manila

Who doesn’t want the best bargains? For travelers who love to shop, it’s always a treat to get more out of your money so you have more to spare for other traveling needs. ## As long as you have the patience—and the taste—you can get whatever clothes, accessories, shoes and other trinkets you want at these best value places in Manila, Philippines. Now who needs the malls and their expensive brands when you can shop as much as your money can take you at these local bargains? Not to mention you get a richer, more colorful experience of Metro Manila’s everyday culture! ## Here are Skyscanner’s top five picks for the best bargains in town:

Top 10 road trips in Luzon

If you’ve been wanting to hit the road, you’ll be happy to know that many of the Philippines’ must-visit spots are just a drive away from Manila. The ride may take a few hours or a few days, but the sights and stops along the way promise to be just as interesting and exciting as your destination. Skyscanner has put together a list of the most wonder-filled road trip options for your next getaway or adventure. Download Skyscanner App