What to Visit, Do and Eat this 2022: Rediscover the Philippines with Airbnb’s First-Ever Travel Guide

Biliran, the untouched paradise photo via Airbnb

Team Out of Town Blog Hub (Outoftownblog.com) – Today, global hospitality company Airbnb launches its first-ever Airbnb Travel Guide to the Philippines. With domestic tourism on the rebound and the country reopening its borders to both international visitors and balikbayans, the Airbnb Travel Guide 2022: The Philippines aims to inspire travelers to rediscover the country in style.

Amanpreet Bajaj, Airbnb’s General Manager for India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, and Taiwan, shared, “The Philippines has officially reopened to the world and we are seeing a promising rebound in both domestic and international travel, buoyed by the surge in overseas travelers keen to visit their loved ones and enjoy the wonders of the country. Our inaugural Airbnb Travel Guide 2022: the Philippines aims to provide a source of travel inspiration and stir in people a desire to travel to and around the Philippines, and to explore new destinations safely and responsibly.”

The Airbnb Travel Guide 2022: The Philippines showcases the hottest and most underrated destinations to visit, and off-the-beaten-path hidden gems unbeknownst even to most locals. It also shines a spotlight on thrilling activities, unique delicacies and the most extraordinary Airbnb stays across the country.

Catanduanes, the happy island
Catanduanes, the happy island
Biliran, the untouched paradise photo via Airbnb
Biliran, the untouched paradise photo via Airbnb

Airbnb’s Top 5 Hottest, Most Underrated Destinations

Thinking of exploring more provinces this year? Airbnb reveals its five favorite lesser-known destinations: beautiful Sorsogon where nature is always around the corner,  the rugged and magnificent island of Catanduanes, mystical enchanting Siquijor, untouched waterfall paradise Biliran and finally the Zamboanga Peninsula with its cherry-hued beaches.

Rustic treehouse by the riverside in Balamban, Cebu
Rustic treehouse by the riverside in Balamban, Cebu
Vintage airstream suite on top of a hill in Calaca, Batangas
Vintage airstream suite on top of a hill in Calaca, Batangas

Top 5 Extraordinary Airbnb Stays

Wherever you are in the country, there’ll always be a unique Airbnb Stay waiting for you — hosted by Superhosts ready to provide you with their best tips and tricks to live like a local. Those wondering what a rural tabing-ilog lifestyle feels like can explore this rustic treehouse by the riverside in Balamban, Cebu, while camping enthusiasts can book themselves a vintage airstream suite on top of a hill in Calaca, Batangas. Read on for more amazing Stays including a private island paradise in Palawan and a magical glass treehouse amidst pinewood forests.

Zipline over seven waterfalls in North Cotabato photo via Airbnb
Zipline over seven waterfalls in North Cotabato photo via Airbnb
Pinoy-style go-kart one can ride down the hills of Valencia, Negros Oriental photo via Airbnb
Pinoy-style go-kart one can ride down the hills of Valencia, Negros Oriental photo via Airbnb

Top Must-Try Travel Activities

For those who never leave a place without a thrilling experience for the books, Airbnb recommends some of the most unique and adrenaline-pumping activities across the country, including a zipline over seven waterfalls in North Cotabato and a Pinoy-style go-kart one, can ride down the hills of Valencia, Negros Oriental.

Tuslob Buwa - mix of pig’s brain and liver simmered in a series of aromatics and spices photo via Airbnb
Tuslob Buwa – mix of pig’s brain and liver simmered in a series of aromatics and spices photo via Airbnb
Betute Tugak - deep fried stuffed frog photo via Airbnb
Betute Tugak – deep fried stuffed frog photo via Airbnb

Top 5 Fantastical Treats for the Tastebuds

Capping off a trip with a good meal is a definite must, and Airbnb unveils its top 5 most interesting delicacies in the Philippines for locals and tourists alike. Be warned – this isn’t for the faint of heart! Challenge your tastebuds and tummy with dishes including betute tugak (deep-fried stuffed frog) and tuslob-buwa (mix of pig’s brain and liver simmered in a series of aromatics and spices).

Top Airbnb Travel Tips

Make health and safety your top priority, and go local so the community can benefit from your travels! Bring small bills along and check out smaller neighborhood shops run by local artisans. Finally, follow the Philippines Department of Health’s public health standards – wear your masks properly, ensure a physical distance of at least 1m, wash your hands and use alcohol-based hand sanitizers regularly.

Head on to https://news.airbnb.com/airbnb-travel-guide-2022-the-philippines/ to check out Airbnb’s full travel guide.

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