(Backpacking Philippines) How to get to the hotel if I’m arriving before the tour starts?
You have a few options, our general advise would be the Yellow Airport Taxis.
Yellow Airport Taxis: These are the official metered taxis that you’ll find in designated taxi ranks at the airport. They are usually more expensive than regular city taxis but are considered safe and reliable.
Coupon Taxis: These are flat-rate taxis also available at the airport. You’ll need to purchase a coupon or voucher for your destination beforehand. These taxis are generally more expensive but are convenient if you want to avoid the hassle of a meter.
Grab (App): One of the most popular ride-sharing options in Manila is Grab. You can book a GrabCar directly from the airport, and the fare is generally reasonable. The app provides an estimated fare, which can give you an idea of the cost before you commit to the ride.
White Taxis: These are regular city taxis that might be waiting around the airport. While cheaper than yellow taxis, they are not officially sanctioned by the airport and are considered less reliable.