What is needed to prepare for a Philippines trip?

The Philippines boasts of many beautiful sceneries and fun things to do. It’s important to know what to bring with you to make your vacation in this tropical island worth remembering!

Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines
Panglao Island, Bohol, Philippines

A primary consideration when preparing for your Philippines trip is timing. Any time is a good time to visit the Philippines, actually, but if you’re like most tourists who enjoy the beach, you will prefer to go during the merry months of March up to May. The climate can be excruciatingly hot at the start of summer, so you must come prepared for the sudden change in temperature. It will be a good idea to climatize yourself first, allowing your body to adapt to the hot temperature before heading off to the great outdoors. If you’re going to the Philippines at this time of year, you must bring along sun protection cream, a wide-brimmed hat, and dark sunglasses with UV protection. You will want to avoid wearing black or dark-colored shirts as they could make it feel a lot hotter. And since you will most certainly want to capture the moments, pack your digital camera along, as well.

June to December are rainy months. If you’re goin around this time, make sure to bring a mosquito repellant (DEET-Free, no less!) to ward off mosquitoes which multiply during the rainy season. Although it does get cooler from December to mid-February, the temperature does not go down to freezing point levels (or near freezing point levels). Nevertheless, bringing long-sleeved shirts will be sensible.

If you are going to visit relatives and friends in the Philippines, or if you are “meeting the parents” of your fiancee for the first time, do bring a little something to give to them. In Filipino, it’s called “pasalubong”. Big or small, “pasalubongs” are always appreciated.

You must have Philippine money to spend in the Philippines. And the good thing is, if you come from countries like the United States, Canada, Australia, and United Kingdom, your dollar goes a long way in the Philippines. Needless to say, you will spend much of your money basically on food (and mind you, the Philippines is noted for delicious food!), transportation, and tours.

You must be in pretty good shape to enjoy all the offerings of the country. You’ll be eating a lot, walking a lot, laughing a lot, and you certainly cannot afford sniffles to dampen your Philippines vacation. So a few weeks before the schedule, work it out to give your immune system an etra boost.

It’s always wise to plan your itinerary well, especially if you only have a few days. You can get help on the internet when it comes to affordable bookings and accomodation, and popular tourist destinations. And remember, always check for weather updates. If you don’t know yet, weather conditions are quite erratic in the Philippines, so do take the time to check for weather updates on the internet before leaving your home country.

So what else is needed to prepare for a trip in the Philippines? Your heart, that’s what! Why, because you will definitely fall in love with this wonderful tropical country.

Visit the Philippines now and discover all its beaches. You will surely enjoy it and have fun (guaranteed!). It may even be one of the best vacation holiday in your life. So, go to the Philippines for your next trip! (Link to this article: http://filipinofilipinaheart.com/what-is-needed-to-prepare-for-a-philippines-trip/)

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