The best of the Philippines: your ultimate island matchmaker

There are more than 7,000 islands in the Philippines, scattered like fireflies across the Pacific Ocean, and each offering something different for travellers. Read on for our pick of the best.

Jump in: seven of the best diving spots in the Philippines

With its prized position in the heart of the Coral Triangle, the Philippines is a place of dramatic biodiversity, where rainbow-coloured reefs and unique wreck dives are all within easy reach.

Sour, salty, sweet: getting a taste for Filipino cuisine

From spit-roasted lechon pork to vinegar-soaked adobo stew, the stars of Filipino food are beginning to make their mark on big-city menus the world over. And the best way to get to know this cuisine is by exploring the capital, Manila.

How to make it: Alona Magale’s chicken adobo recipe

A Filipino classic, adobo is rich, tangy and easy to make. If you can’t find cane vinegar, use apple cider vinegar instead.

The Philippines: The Tarsier Man

I could have spent hours watching them, despite the fact they barely moved in the midday heat

Try it now: the rise and rise of Filipino food

From addictively sour adobo to vibrant ube desserts, the food of the Philippines has arrived.

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