Philippine’s 5 International Gateways

The country may be accessed through 5 international gateways. One can explore other interesting destinations and venture out of these gateways by land, sea or air

1. Manila
NAIA Terminal 2 Airport
source: The Walking Tripod
The country’s main gateway, offers a wealth of wonders that are very accessible for day trips – Intramuros, the Walled City of Old Manila; Rizal Park, the country’s national park; the National Museum and other historic poins of interest. From the city, one can access the following destinations by land:
  • Cavite/Tagaytay City/Laguna/Batangas/Quezon
  • Isabela/Cagayan
  • Banaue/Bontoc/Sagada
  • Bulacan/Pampanga
  • Tarlac/La Union/Pangasinan/Ilocos Sur/Ilocos Norte
  • Daet/Legaspi/Sorsogon
Being the country’s capital, other international and secondary travel gateway cities and provinces can be accessed by air or sea.

2. Laoag
Laoag International Airport
Laoag is the international gateway at the northernmost province of Ilocos Norte in Luzon. Aside from offering a variety of destinations within the province, he city is also an access point to:
  • Ilocos Sur/Cagayan Valley/Kalinga/Batanes
  • La Union/Pangasinan/Tarlac
  • Baguio/Bontoc/Sagada/Banaue

3. Subic
Subic Bay International Airport

Subic is the most recent addition to the country's list of international ports, offers both rest and recreation adventure. It serves as the most convenient gateway to:
  • Bataan/ Zambales/Pampanga/Tarlac

4. Cebu
Mactan-Cebu International Airport (source)

Cebu is the country's first capital and dubbed as the "Queen City of the South," offers diverse attractions and facilities to cater to every tourist preference. Due to its location in the Visayas, it also acts as a major hub to the cities in the Visayas and Mindanao, either by air or by sea.
  • Bohol, a favorite satellite destination from Cebu, may be accessed by fast seacraft.

5. Davao
Davao International Airport 
Davao offers an array of colors, shapes, tastes and textures that manifests a fusion of indigenous Filipino and Malay culture. In terms of land area, it is the biggest city in the world, part of which is already the base of the country's highest peak, Mount Apo. Situated in the eastern part of Mindanao, Davao acts as the international gateway to its neighboring provinces.
  • Davao Oriental
  • Davao del Sur
  • Compostella Valley