Philippines

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Lonely Planet, 2006 - Travel - 492 pages
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Escape to the Philippines! The Philippines boasts a string of coral-fringed islands, white-sand beaches and pristine strands of virgin rainforest. From diving to connecting with the locals, Lonely Planet will help you unlock the adventures to be enjoyed in this archipelago of natural wonders on the frontier of Southeast Asia.

We've Got It Covered‚€“ find everything from the rice terraces in the north to the fertile volcanic plateaus in the south.

Jump In With The Expert‚€“ from getting started to finding the best dive sites, our special diving chapter shows you the ropes.

Rest Easy‚€“ accommodation options to suit all tastes and budgets, from rustic nipa huts to luxury resorts.

Get Aroundwith the help of over 95 maps to cities, islands, and everywhere in between.

Talk The Talk‚€“ chat with the locals with the help of our indispensable Language chapter.
 

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Visit Can-avid, Eastern Samar. It has the longest meandering river with rapids of as long as 10km., see a lake much higher than river level that has sea species. And explore this longest river from its mouth at the Pacific Ocean in the town of Can-avid.
Stay at the 30 rooms Playa de Catalina Resort Hotel located in the peninsula at the mouth of the river and the sea. Visit Playa de Catalina facebook and web site.
This is a place one must not miss when you think of vacation and adventures.
 

Contents

The Authors
12
Itineraries
18
General Santos
22
History
24
The Culture
33
Food Drink
45
Environment
52
Diving in
59
Calapan
216
Apo Reef National Park
222
Around Cebu City
242
South of Cebu City
253
Poro Island
260
Balicasag Island
269
Negros Occidental
282
SIQUIJOR
294

Dangers Annoyances
75
Festivals Events
88
Drinking
102
Getting There Away
108
North Luzon
135
Lingayen
142
Around Vigan
149
Kabayan
161
Bontoc
166
Around Banaue
173
Claveria and the Babuyan
179
BICOL
186
Around Legaspi
192
West Coast
199
MINDORO ORIENTAL
205
Guimaras
306
Bulabog PutiAn National
317
Tangalan
324
Eating
332
Mindanao Sulu
367
Siargao
373
Cagayan de Oro
382
Around Davao
391
Dadiangas
393
Around Zamboanga
401
CENTRAL PALAWAN
410
Language
465
Glossary
472
Index
483
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