Whether taking off or landing, observe the islands and beaches of this archipelago spread out below.
The city has a surprising number of hidden and rooftop bars perfect for cocktails on warm nights.
Boracay had become an insanely overdeveloped tourist trap; now it's back, and it's better.
At Marikina Shoe Museum, you'll find some of Imelda Marcos' notoriously extravagant collection.
Staying at the 'Fairmont Gold' level means breakfast and plenty of freebies.
Excellent food, great service: Philippine Airlines is more than impressive.
It's ideal for those on their way to or from the Philippines' beautiful islands and keen to avoid Manila's traffic.
Made up of 7000 islands, this Southeast Asian jewel is the one to watch. Why? Its beaches rival its neighbours, without the tourist hordes; the backdrop for any scene is a volcano, smouldering ominously; dazzling green rice terraces are carved out of incandescent valleys; its plucky and embracing people; its tiny, bug-eyed tarsiers that cling to trees like limpets; and the beautiful bumpy landscapes of Bohol.