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Unforgettable experiences in the postcard-perfect Philippines

Nestled in the waters of the Western Pacific, more than 7,000 islands make up the postcard-perfect Philippines. It's a veritable delight for beach bums, but the Asian appeal by no means ends there. Early Spanish and US influences make the country a must-see for culture vultures, though its mountains, volcanoes and often-deserted coastline provide plenty of reasons for would-be adventurers to get to know the Philippines a little better. Whether you're seeking cultural delights or natural wonders, Philippines vacation rentals place you on the doorstep of a travel experience you'll never forget.

Things to do

Natural wonders in the Philippines

Outstanding natural beauty is part of the deal in the Philippines and never is this more apparent than when visiting the country's national parks. It's not unusual for travelers to find their own favorite spot, but highlights on the must-see list often include the famed "Sea of Clouds" in the otherworldly Mount Pulag National Park, and the deep gorges and secret coves of the remote Caramoan National Park. On the country's western coast, the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park offers the chance to board a small boat and enter the stalactite and stalagmite-rich surroundings of Italian's Chamber.


Discover the Philippines' vibrant capital

In the capital, Manila, time is best spent meandering along the pretty waterfront promenade, sipping ice-cold herbal teas in the city's ancient Chinatown or exploring its colonial heart. Walking tours are easy to come by here, each offering a different flavor of the area. For those who prefer to take life a little easier, a sunset cruise of Manila Bay offers the perfect opportunity to view the capital from a different perspective. Should a little retail therapy be on the agenda, the SM Mall of Asia comes up trumps, with a legion of stores to suit every kind of souvenir hunter.


Year-round reasons to visit the Philippines

Demand for Philippines vacation rentals is often at its highest during the dry months of November through April, as this peak season sees even the most-remote spots become fully accessible. Temperatures are typically at their highest in March and April, with many travelers seeking to visit in the cooler months of December through February. If getting a great deal on your rental is a top priority, it's worth checking out what's available in the wet season of May through October. Despite the chance of rainy days, the value for money offered during these shoulder season months is difficult to ignore.

Natural features

Beautiful beaches in the fabulous Philippines

The beaches in the Philippines are among the most beautiful in the world, especially the bone-white stretches that grace the islands of the Bohol Strait and dreamy Malapascua Island. In El Nido, the country's so-called "last frontier", Philippines vacation rentals often take the form of stilt-supported cottages that peek out above the impossibly-turquoise waters of the ocean. Those who prefer to explore beneath the waves will find fascinating shipwrecks and coral reefs teeming with marine life are among the treasure trove that awaits off the coast of Boracay.

Where to stay around Philippines?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,218 vacation rentals near Philippines. From 95 Villas to 418 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Philippines for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Philippines?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Philippines. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Manila: 1,537 vacation rentals
  • Tagaytay: 332 vacation rentals
  • Cebu City: 412 vacation rentals
  • Makati: 1,632 vacation rentals
  • Baguio: 73 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Philippines! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Philippines?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Philippines:

  • Manila: 1,537 rentals
  • Tagaytay: 332 rentals
  • Cebu City: 412 rentals
  • Makati: 1,632 rentals
  • Baguio: 73 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Philippines?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Philippines are:

  • Ninoy Aquino International Airport (MNL): 1,680 vacation rentals
  • Mactan Cebu International Airport (CEB): 413 vacation rentals
  • Dumaguete Airport (DGT): 25 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Philippines?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Philippines. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • SM Mall of Asia: 1,672 rentals
  • Yap Sandiego Ancestral House: 411 rentals
  • Resorts World Manila: 1,677 rentals
  • Teachers Camp: 66 rentals
  • Ayala Center: 412 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Philippines listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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