MANILA, CEBU AND CLARK FREEPORT ZONE IN SUBIC BAY ARE THE GATEWAY CITIES TO THE PHILIPPINES.
There are 26 international carriers that fly to and from the Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport. The airport has four terminals. Terminal 1 caters to all non Philippine Airlines international flights; Terminal 2 caters to all international and domestic Philippine Airline and Air Philippines only flights; terminal 3 caters to Cebu Pacific flights. Complimentary terminal transfer shuttle is provided. There are fewer international flights that arrive in Mactan-Cebu International Airport; mainly flights to and from Australia, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong and select cities in the USA. Clark International Airport services carriers with flights coming from cities within Southeast Asia such as Air Asia, Tiger Airways, Asiana, Cebu Pacific, Sea Air and China Southern Airlines. Direct flights are available from Philippine Airlines (the country’s official flag carrier) to and from Los Angeles and San Francisco USA.
All guests must have a passport with at least six months validity to enter the Philippines. Although most nationalities do not need visas for a stay up to 21 days, we recommend that you check with the nearest Philippine Consulate in your area to be sure or refer to the Philippine Department of Foreign Affairs website on visa exemptions..
DOMESTIC AIRLINE INFORMATION.
There are several domestic airlines operating in the Philippines. More information on specific airline is provided for each destination on its individual page. You can purchase your domestic airline e-tickets through us or should you wish to make your own reservations. Try Cebu Pacific or Philippine Airlines.
WEATHER AND CLIMATE
The Philippines is a tropical country that experiences only two seasons: dry and wet (“rainy”). Temperatures vary little between seasons thus allowing diving throughout the year. Rainy season is during the months of June through October, with possibilities of typhoons. The months of November through May are considered prime diving season as the country experiences no typhoons during these months, the seas are calm and visibility is excellent. Skin suits and 3MM wetsuits are sufficient. The coolest month is January with an average temperature of 25 C. The warmest months are March through May with temperatures ranging from 35 C to 38 C. Since tropical storms cannot be predicted, especially during the wet season, we recommend that all guests have travel insurance to cover trip cancellation.
If you are coming from Manila or any other parts of the country, it is fastest to take a flight to Iloilo City. From Manila, it is a 50 minutes plane ride. Local airlines, offer non stop daily flights to the city. Upon arrival in Iloilo City, a driver will meet you at the airport for transfer to the resort on a private vehicle (Php 3,000.00). It is a 2 hour scenic drive passing by old spanish churches and the best way to see the coastline towns and countryside of Panay Island.You can also take public transportation services such as a jeepney,taxi or a bus from the airport to Ilo-ilo city(25min) and Ilo-ilo city to anini-y, antique (2hrs)for about Php 300.00.