6 Fun Things to do in the Philippines
The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country with more than 7000 beautiful islands. They attract millions of tourists every year for it’s abundant with wonderful attractions, good food and great people. Here are six fun things to do in the country:
1. Spend a Few Days in Palawan
Three of the must-see places in Palawan are Puerto Princesa, El Nido and Coron. They’re blessed with awesome beaches and jaw-dropping attractions. At Puerto Princesa, you can visit the underground river or eat some exotic food like the crocodile sisig. El Nido and Coron will surely take your breath away. There are towering and amazing rock formations, enchanting lagoons, secret beaches, crystal-clear white sand beaches, beautiful sunsets and fresh seafood.
2. Try White Water Rafting in CDO
Outdoor enthusiasts will love this exhilarating and thrilling adventure in Cagayan de Oro in Mindanao. Beginner courses will cover two rapids while advanced courses will get four difficult rapids. Don’t worry, there are highly experienced river guides to ensure your experience is safe and fun. They also use state of the art rafts and equipment for this water activity. While in CDO, you may want to also visit peaceful Camiguin which is about two hours away and take a dip in the hot and cold springs.
3. Go Surfing in Siargao
Siargao, situated in Surigao del Norte in Mindanao, is the surfing capital of the Philippines. They have surf spots available for beginners, intermediate and expert surfers. Surfing classes and rental surfing equipment are also available. If you don’t like to surf, you can always relax on the white sand beaches or go island hopping. Going on a food trip is also a good idea.
4. Enjoy Water Activities in Boracay
Boracay has recently reopened and it’s even more beautiful as ever. In fact, they made it to the list of the most beautiful islands in the world. In Bora, countless of activities await you. You can chill at the beach or try exciting water activities. These include the banana boat, standup paddleboat, kitesurfing, sailing, snorkeling, parasailing and many more. Of course, don’t miss out on the nightlife too. Boracay has pretty good bars that you can visit at night.
5. See Breathtaking Batanes
Batanes is Philippine’s version of New Zealand. There are endless waves of rolling hills, astonishing boulder beaches, World War II ruins, beautiful artworks and plenty of picturesque views. It’s in every Filipino’s bucket list. Why? It’s like you’re in a different world when in Batanes. Make sure you take lots and lots of photos in Batanes. Better yet, save all your memories in Batanes with custom photo books.
6. Visit Calle Crisologo in Vigan, Ilocos
If you love historical landmarks, Calle Crisologo would be your go-to place. Here you’ll find Spanish-style architecture and houses that have been preserved for more than 100 years. When in Vigan, don’t forget to try the famous Vigan empanada which is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. Other activities you can do in Vigan include visiting the Syquia Mansion, go on a river cruise at Mestizo River, climb the Bantay Bell Tower and buy some antiques.
Check This Off Your Bucket List
If you love the beaches, the best time to travel is during the summer between March and May. But you can always visit all-year round. You’ll never run out of activities to do. Indeed, it’s more fun in the Philippines!