Best Money-Saving Travel Tips For The Philippines

Traveling to the Philippines can be an amazing experience. Pristine beaches, beautiful catholic churches, mesmerizing views, volcanic adventures, diving, and much more, there’s a lot to visit and do in the Philippines.

So, if this stunningly beautiful country is on your traveling bucket list, then here are a few Philippines travel tips that can help you save a lot of money and enjoy the amazing beauty of this inimitable destination at a much lesser price than you have ever expected.

Book Early

One of the best ways to save money on your travel bookings is to plan in advance. The earlier you book, the higher the chances that you would have to spend less as compared to the ones who book after you.

Don’t Travel On Weekends and Holidays

While the holidays are the best time to travel, but, if you book your flight or hotels for the weekdays you would be able to book for cheaper prices. Moreover, don’t travel on the holidays or during peak tourist season. Plan a bit in advance and choose the days wisely to save money.

Choose Vacation Rentals Over Hotels

The Philippine vacation rentals offer you a much more cost-effective way to spend your holidays as compared to hotels. They are not only economical but also, have given you better options as compared to hotels. You can book a lavish villa, enjoy all the amenities and stay the way you want. The vacation rentals give you the comfort of home at an international destination.

Eat from Local Eateries

Eating from the local restaurants and eateries is one of the best ways to save money, and in fact, an incredible way to explore the food culture of a foreign place. The cuisine and the delicacies of a place can be best tasted in the local food streets, and the Philippines is quite famous for its local Filipino cuisine.

Travel Using Public Transportation

Hiring taxis or private vehicles may cost you higher, and if you want to save money yet, visit the various tourist spots, one of the best ways to do it is by hopping on public transport. In many tourist places, there are tourist buses for sightseeing, and they take you for a half-day or full-day tour and have a halt at various tourist destinations. This way, you won't miss a single destination, yet travel at lower prices.

Shop from Local Markets

When you are in the Philippines, you will get tempted to shop for a lot of things, as they are not just cheaper but also of high quality. However, if you want to save some more bucks, then don’t buy from the malls. Instead, visit the local markets, interact with some local people to find out the best markets, and purchase from there.

Hire a Bicycle

For health-conscious people, what can be better than visiting a new city on the two amazing wheels? You can get a bicycle for hire at a much lesser price, and you can explore the surroundings and the city in a cost-effective yet healthy manner. Moreover, cycling will allow you to have enough time to behold the beauty of the place.

With these money-saving tips, you would surely be able to visit the Philippines on a budget and save a lot of money.

Photo by Kai Lehmann via Flickr Creative Commons
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