Traveling to the Philippines

Climate

Average temperature in the Philippines is 86degreesF / 30degreesC; average humidity is 77%.

  • November to February – The coolest months and a good time to visit the Philippines as far as weather is concerned.
  • March to May – The summer months in the country and are classified as hot and dry.
  • June to October – Rainy Season, with the months between July and September characterized by typhoons.

Travel

Visa

Tourists can visit the Philippines without a visa if staying in the country for 21 days or less; provided tourists have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months and a return ticket or a ticket to another destination outside the Philippines. If you wish to stay longer you must obtain a Visa Extension either before your trip from a Philippine Consulate or Embassy. Or, once in the country, you may obtain it from the Bureau of Immigrations.

Airport Terminals

NAIA’s four terminals are linked only by busy public roads, and shuttle vans, take a taxi between terminals if you’re in a hurry.

Pay close attention to which terminal your airline uses and allow plenty of time between connecting flights if you have to switch terminals. International flights run by Cebu Pacific, ANA, Cathay Pacific, Delta, Emirates Air, KLM and Singapore Airlines use newer Terminal 3.

Ground Transportation

The most convenient way to get out of the Airport terminal is through Taxis. You can have a choice to use the Airport taxi, regular metered taxi or an Online Taxi Service (Grab Taxi). It might not be possible to go directly from the Airport Terminal to Dhamma Phala because it is far and can be very expensive. It is best to go to the bus station and get a ride going from Manila to Tiaong, Quezon.