Protecting your skin from the strong rays is a top priority when visiting the Philippines. Whether you’re visiting Malapascua Island or trekking in Banaue, applying sunscreen throughout the day will be the best way to keep yourself burn free and ready for whatever tomorrow brings.
Travelers run a high risk of contracting dengue fever or malaria while in the Philippines. Reduce your threat by using repellents, lotions, sprays, and sunscreens with at least 30 percent DEET.
Many smaller appliances such as cell phones or camera chargers require lower voltage (110 volts) when being charged. However, outlets in the Philippines are 220 volts. Some hotels will allow you to borrow transformers, but these can run out, leaving you high and dry. Be able to charge your batteries at any time by bringing your own.
4. Closed toe shoes.
Although the temperatures are hot in the Philippines, you should know that flip flops and open-toed sandals are not allowed in high-end bars in Manila. If you plan on visiting one of these establishments, be sure to pack a pair of appropriate shoes.