Solo Female Travel in Philippines

Situated in the western Pacific Ocean, the Philippines is an archipelagic Southeast Asian paradise that consists of more than 7,000 picturesque islands. Known for its vibrant culture, rich history, and hospitable people, this tropical country is renowned for its stunning landscapes that feature everything from towering volcanoes and terraced rice fields to bustling cities and pristine emerald-green beaches. The Philippines is a sanctuary for biodiversity, with numerous species of flora and fauna found only in the region. Its capital, Manila, is famous for its waterfront promenade and centuries-old Chinatown, Binondo. Diverse and unique, the country is also famous for its delicious cuisine, historic churches, and festivals filled with color and life. Whether you're in search of adventure, relaxation, or exploration, the Philippines is a captivating travel destination that offers an extraordinary blend of experiences.

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Is Philippines good for solo travel?

Safety:

Safety:Safe

The Philippines can be a captivating destination for solo female travelers with its incredible landscapes, vibrant culture, and warm people. However, safety is a mixed bag here. In general, the locals are hospitable and respectful to female travelers. Major cities and tourist spots are policed and quite safe. However, occasional reports of street harassment, pickpocketing, and scammed can occur. Off-the-beaten-path and remote areas may pose additional risks due to less police presence and medical facilities. It's advisable to avoid travel in the southern province of Mindanao due to unrest and potential terrorist threats. Always be aware of your surroundings, follow local norms, and secure your belongings. The country is generally safe with appropriate caution.
Transport:

Transport:Moderate

Navigating through the Philippines can be a bit challenging due to the numerous islands and different modes of transportation. Some islands have well-planned infrastructures for tourists while others can be more local and rustic. Familiarity with the local language can prove to be beneficial but most locals are able to communicate in English. Inconsistencies in road conditions and occasional natural calamities might add to the challenge. However, the natural beauty and cultural experiences make the trip worthwhile.
Things to do:

Things to do:Interesting

The Philippines is filled with countless activities to stimulate any traveler's curiosity. You can immerse yourself in the country's vibrant cities, where modern urban living intersects with rich history. There are also abundant opportunities for outdoor activities such as hiking through the lush, tropical rainforests, diving into diverse marine life, and surf-riding on some of the best waves in Southeast Asia. For those who prefer a slower pace, the Philippines' stunning white beach islands are perfect for leisurely exploration. You can also delve into the local cuisine scene which is a rich tapestry of flavors derived from its multicultural roots.
Food:

Food:Above average

The food in the Philippines is quite diverse, owing to its rich history and the influences from several cultures. Expect to enjoy dishes with Spanish, Chinese, and American influences, along with traditional Filipino meals. Unique seafood dishes, sweet and savory delicacies, and delightful street food are some of the gastronomic highlights. However, the use of certain bold flavors, sweetness, or sourness, might not cater to everyone's liking.
Budget:

Budget:Affordable

The Philippines can be considered budget-friendly especially for solo female travelers. Costs for food, accommodation, and transportation are generally lower than in many Western countries. It also offers a variety of activities and attractions fitting for different budget levels. However, prices may vary depending on the region, with major cities and tourist spots relatively more expensive. Always remember to negotiate prices and research beforehand to avoid overspending.

Is Philippines worth visiting?

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 11 experiences

Things to do

4.8/5

Safety

4.5/5

Food

4.5/5

Budget-friendly

4.2/5

Group travel experience

Amazing destination !!!! With my best friend we’ve traveled during three weeks around Siquijor - Bohol- Coron - El Nido and Siargao ! And it was the perfect order of preferences. Island Hopping, markets, chasing waterfalls, snorkeling, diving,… there are plenty of activity so there’s no way you can get bored. One of my most beautiful trip ever.

Posted: June 14, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent 3 weeks in the Philippines in April. I stayed in Cebu, Bohol, and Siquijor. I have the fondest memories of Siquijor, a fantastic, peaceful, beautiful island full of attractions. Very safe, with incredibly friendly and helpful locals. The best experience I had was Cebu canyoneering at Kawasan Falls. If you go to Bohol, I recommend the Tarsier Sanctuary. There is a bit of bureaucracy, but it's worth going through. Arriving in early April I had two typhoons circulating around, so it was rainy and cloudy for a few days, but then the sun came out.

Posted: February 6, 2024
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

My first solo trip took place in April to the Philippines and I felt very safe there. I met so many amazing people, stopped in Siargao, Siquijor, Moalboal, Port Barton, El Nido and Coron. It was amazing.

Posted: October 16, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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The Philippines was one of the countries on my list during my solo trip to Southeast Asia. I also visited Vietnam, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Qatar. If someone asked me which country in Asia I liked the most, I would say it was the Philippines. Somehow, I felt best there, most experienced the local climate. People were wonderful, smiling, funny, talkative and friendly. And of course, nature was also breathtaking. I stayed in hostels, where I met many interesting people from different parts of the world, as well as many Filipinos. The food was not as refined as in Thailand or Vietnam, but it was quite good. I rode a motorcycle, swam under waterfalls, and savored Filipino beer.

Posted: October 1, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I spent a month alone in Philippines and I totally loved it. People were super friendly. I was in Palawan, Coron, Cebu and I felt very safe.

Posted: September 18, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I spent 4 weeks in the Philippines and absolutely loved it. My favorite place was Palawan, but I also really enjoyed Boracay, Siquijor, and Bohol. I recommend a three-day and two-night trip to Palawan. It was the best thing I've ever done. The snorkeling was amazing and the water there is unbelievable.

Posted: July 9, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I loved the Philippines, it was a really beautiful country and I felt very safe walking alone.

Posted: April 23, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I have been to the Philippines twice, once for a month with 3 friends, and the second time alone. I have never felt unsafe there and I know it's one of the countries I will definitely visit again in the future.

Posted: March 22, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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I traveled alone to the Philippines and felt safe. I stayed in Makati during my stay in Manila, I also visited El Nido and Puerto Princessa. I absolutely loved the Philippines.

Posted: March 11, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Solo travel experience

I took a trip to the Philippines (which is also my home!) in May. I was in Siargao, Puerto Princesa, El Nido, and Coron. Siargao is undoubtedly the best time I've ever had. I was there alone, but I never felt lonely.

Posted: February 17, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Is Philippines safe for women?

Phoebe

Phoebe

The safety of the Philippines can vary depending on the area. Generally, tourist destinations and major cities like Manila, Cebu, and Davao are relatively safe, but it's always wise to stay vigilant and aware of your surroundings, especially in crowded or unfamiliar areas. Some regions, particularly in Mindanao, may have higher levels of crime and occasional civil unrest, so it's advisable to check travel advisories and exercise caution when traveling there.

Posted: April 1, 2024
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Jessica

Jessica

Just need to be extra careful in handling your belongings and always be mindful since there can be pickpockets in Manila. Generally, you dont have to worry for ur safety unless your in very very very crowded place and you are a foreigner

Posted: March 18, 2024
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Meet locals in Philippines

Meet local women in Philippines who are open to meet up for a coffee or a drink, show you around, give local advice or practice a language with.
Gayle

Gayle

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Hello everyone! I’m Gayle, 23. I am graduating from uni in June (yay) so I plan to just travel for a while after that. I’ve already been doing some traveling since January and have been to Thailand, Japan and just got back from Bali last week. I’m already set to backpack across SEA on October starting in Vietnam and just see where the journey leads me! Hoping to meet some friends along the way :)

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M

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Hi. Let us expand our world, make it bigger and wider by looking at strangers as a future friend.

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Local tips

Marielle

Marielle

Philippines

The Philippines is a tropical paradise like no other, offering visitors a vibrant culture, warm hospitality, and some of the most beautiful natural wonders in the world. With over 7,000 islands, the country boasts pristine beaches, crystal-clear waters, lush forests, and majestic mountains. Foodies will delight in sampling Filipino cuisine, which features bold flavors, colorful presentation, and plenty of seafood dishes. Don't miss trying adobo, sisig, sinigang, and lechon, among others. And if you're looking for nightlife, Manila has got you covered with its bustling bars, clubs, and entertainment venues. Just try to avoid strangers offering something or anything! When going out late, avoid dark empty streets. Best way to get around is via public transportation (bus, jeep, tricycle) or if you have more budget, try ride-hailing apps like Grab or Joyride. PH IS 100% VERY AFFORDABLE. You can haggle the price of goods when shopping. Find thrift stores everwhere. Of course, no visit to the Philippines would be complete without meeting the locals. Known for their warmth and friendliness, Filipinos are genuinely interested in getting to know tourists and showing them around their beloved homeland. So whether you're looking for relaxation, adventure, or cultural immersion, the Philippines truly has something for everyone. Pay a visit and you’ll see!

Posted: January 28, 2024
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Stay with locals in Philippines

Stay with local women in Philippines who offer free accommodation as part of cultural exchange. Couch surfing is a great way to meet new people, learn more about new cultures and experience destinations like a local.
Skyrene

Skyrene

Manila

Can host for:

2 days

About me

Hi I am Sky, I am currently working as a Global Application Analyst where we implement Microsoft Dynamics across the globe. The company send me to different countries to conduct training so I get the chance to do side trips after work. I do solo travel especially during weekends to see places, culture, history, food to name a few. I would also like to host female travelers when you visit Manila, Philippines.

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Khaiyir

Khaiyir

Philippines

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi, my name is Khaiyir of Khaiyir TV and I am a freediver, lady spearo and solo traveller, blogger. I frequently travel to different beaches and diving spots around Philippines.

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Isabella

Isabella

Philippines

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi, I often travel around and if I'm not traveling I'm living at the world's best island which has access to great beaches.

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Rona

Rona

Philippines

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi I’m Rona 19 years teaching experience but resigned during covid 19 pandemic coz i did not like online teaching. Now, i have a new job as event management and film producer

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Nicole

Nicole

Davao City

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hello, mabuhay from the Philippines!🇵🇭I am a bit shy but also an ambivert, family oriented so I usually go with my family but I wish to go solo travel as recently I'm opening myself up to what the world offers. The world is wide; I'd like to have nostalgic moments with people, hear thoughts and opinions, and experience various cultures/cuisines /practices/uniqueness. As I grow older and wiser, I've come to appreciate the beauty of living; simple things, the mundanenesses of life. I reckon people enjoy every single time as much without high-cost. A fervent believer that experience is priceless! Moreover, traveling is not only for leisure; I want to live like a local, move around without having to be rushed, talk to random strangers, get lost in unfamiliar places, know history, see art, learn something new, walk endlessly, help others, laugh a lot, make mistakes, learn, discover myself, and for most to love and be at ease knowing life is mostly uncomfortable. I'm philosophical and willing to exchange wisdom. With that given, yes, I'm a conversationalist but also timid, especially to strangers (I know it's ironic, lol). I importantly surround myself with positive energy as I grind. Life is hard enough; as humans, it's better to treat others cordially.✨ Tell me anything you want to, I can lend my ears, be an active listener, amenable, empathic!😊

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Bea

Bea

Taguig City

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hi! I’m Bea and I like travelling. Sometimes alone, sometimes with family, or friends ❤️ I have a dog named Turtle. 🐶

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Hannah

Hannah

Manila

Can host for:

3 days

About me

Hello! I have traveled to 28 countries and have met people in my travels who became lifelong friends. My interests are diverse, from street food in Vietnam to michelin star restaurants in Paris, shopping in medelin in Marrakesh to the souks of Istanbul. I recently spent a month in an ashram in India for yoga and meditation. Now planning on a trip to south africa for a safari.

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Chi

Chi

Manila

Can host for:

2 days

About me

Hey!, My name is Chi and I'm interested in food & cuisine, art, books, culture and business

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Aceaya

Aceaya

Cavite City

Can host for:

7 days

About me

Hey!, I'm Aceaya and I'm interested in animals, backpacking, business, camping, cinema, events & social, fashion, food & cuisine, games, hiking, photography, live music, nightlife, shopping, sightseeing, solo travel, trekking, health, nature, sunbathing, swimming and culture

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Ikka

Ikka

Manila

Can host for:

2 days

About me

I am friendly, hospitable and practical. I like meeting new people.

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Upcoming visitors to Philippines

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Rosemary

Rosemary

About Me

Active with a lot of interest in nature

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