AREA 300,000 sq km
CURRENCY Philippine Peso (PHP)
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- 3 star hotel: $60
- 4 star hotel: $140
- 5 star hotel: $250
- Inexpensive restaurant: $2.73
- Meal for 2, mid-range restaurant, 3 courses: $14.80
220V / 60Hz
Apart from 4-stars hotels in Manila, Cebu and a handful of larger provincial cities, steps up to hotels, tiny, cramped toilets and narrow doors are the norm in the Philippines. Elevators are often out of order, and boarding any form of rural transport is likely to be difficult.
On the other hand, most Filipinos are more than willing to lend a helping hand, and the cost of hiring a taxi for a day, and possibly assistance as well, is not excessive.
Visitors with limited mobility do go to the Philippines. You can find accommodations suitable for wheelchair users by checking the ‘Facilities for disabled guests‘ option in your Booking.com search criteria.
- Every Easter dozens of devout Filipino Catholics offer themselves up to be crucified with real nails at San Fernando de Pampagna
- The yo-yo was originally used as a weapon for hunting the in the Philippines