Visiting the Philippines

The capital city of the Philippines, Manila definitely makes for a great poker environment. Aside from the various casinos scattered all throughout the area, the city is also home to many poker players and gamblers who will typically not back down from a challenge.


Visiting Manila for the first time? Don’t worry, because the city is definitely a tourist friendly location. Eight kilometers, about 20 minutes from the city center, Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) serves Manila, the Metro Manila area and the nearby provinces. Over 40 airlines provide daily service to over 26 cities and 19 countries worldwide.

Upon arriving at the airport, you can easily get help and directions from the friendly, English-speaking staff. Taxis are available at the airport to bring you to your hotel. The prevailing currency in Manila is the Philippine Peso, which is the country’s national monetary unit. Need help with converting your money? There are plenty of money changer shops all around the city. You can also ask your hotel for assistance on converting your currency to Peso.


Time: GMT+8

Language: The vernacular language is Filipino in the form of Tagalog, while English is the language most widely used in education and business throughout the Metro Manila region.

Climate: In late August, the weather is typically rainy as it is the tail end of the monsoon season.

Currency: Philippine Peso. Click here for the latest currency information.

Visas: Citizens of 145 countries can enter the Philippines without a visa for visits of up to 21 days. Please visit for more details.

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