Our trip over winter vacation in the warm Philippines was much needed. With our flippy floppys packed and winter coats put away, we flew Cebu Pacific ( a great discount airline with low prices and good but minimal service) to Caticlan, known as the gateway to tourist haven Boracay. Misadventures aside (getting about 500 usd stolen from our hotel room, losing my camera on the first day and a bad bout of food poisoning) it was a magical trip with beautiful beaches, friendly people, cheap beer, delicious food and a perfect man. What more could a person want? If looking for a great getaway but not wanting to bear the beaten path in Thailand, the Philippines is a great alternative for a traveler on a budget with big dreams.
Here are some of my recommendations and reviews of some places in the Philippines.