Luzon, Philippines

Luzon is the chief island of the Philippines. It is home to the capital city, Manila and is made up of eight diverse regions. It is also the name for one of the three island groups in the country centred on the Island of Luzon, the other two being the Visayas and Mindanao.

Popular destinations in Luzon include Banaue and Batad with its famed rice terraces, Corregidor Island, the white beach at Pagudpud, Hundred islands in Pangasinan and Sagada which offers beautiful hikes, hanging coffins and the tremendous Simigang Cave. The beaches of Subic are popular, as is Tagaytay the smallest volcano in the world, the Spanish colonial town of Vigan and Albay home of the almost perfectly-cone shaped volcano Mayon volcano.

Things to See & Do

* Manila
* Corregidor Island
* Hundred Islands
* Banaue rice terraces
* Sagada

General information

Cruise Season - Jan - Dec
Currency - Peso (PHP)
Language - Filipino, English
Population - 48,000,000 approx
Land Area - 104,688 km2
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT plus eight hours
International Country Telephone Code - + 63

Port Location - The port of Manila is located in the downtown area of Manila.

Travel Links - Luzon is served by 4 international airports. Philippine Airlines; the country's flag carrier, Cebu Pacific; the country's low-cost airline, Asiana Airlines,from Korea ,Emirates, KLM, NWA, Cathay Pacific, Singapore Airlines and QANTAS are just some of the major carriers that operate in this airport.

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