With about 7,641 islands in the Philippines, it surely will never run out of activities and adventures that people can do and explore. So, if you are looking for a warm place that will cater various adventures from land to water for your next trip then Philippines is the place to go.
Here are 10 outdoor adventures that you can try in the Philippines.
- Windsurfing and Kiteboarding in Boracay
Boracay Island is one of the popular kiteboarding and windsurfing destination in Asia. Surfing takes place at Bulabog Beach, a large and shallow bay on the east side of the island. It is 1.5-kilometer-wide and has 400 meters distance from the shore to the reef.If you want to surf and sail but you can’t decide on which water activity to do first then you can do it at the same time by trying out the windsurfing activity because it is a combination of both. And if you want to level up your water sport experience then go for the kite boarding activity.
- Scuba diving in Tubbataha Reef
Tubbataha Reef is one of the most biodiverse scuba diving destination in the Philippines. It is popular for its marine biodiversity, dynamic underwater terrain, and a wide variety of large marine animals. Tubbataha Reef is a UNESCO World Heritage site that plays an important role in fish spawning and breeding.When you dive in Tubbataha Reef you’ll discover wide variety of large marine animals including sea turtles, manta rays, various sharks, including the occasional whale sharks.Diving season in Tubbataha Reef is quite brief lasting only from 3 to 4 months per year, and due to this short diving season, trips to Tubbataha Reef fill up easily. So, if you plan to dive in this beautiful scenery, book your trip in advance.
- Rappelling down San Juanico Bridge
Experience the height and the length of San Juanico Bridge through rappelling.The San Juanico Bridge is an arch-shaped truss bridge in the Philippines stretching from Samar to Leyte crossing the San Juanico Strait. The road infrastructure is the longest bridge in the Philippines and used to be the longest bridge in Southeast Asia.
- Sandboarding in La Paz, Laoag, Ilocos Norte
Along the northernmost province of Luzon island there are sand dunes.The La Paz Sand Dunes in Laoag City, Ilocos Norte covers 85 square kilometers of sandy coastal desert and beach.The steep slope of the dunes in La Paz Sand Dune makes it a perfect place for sand boarding. The place also offers a beautiful scenery and tourists can also explore the area in a 4×4 ride or an ATV.
- Ultralight Flying in Angeles City, Pampanga
Want to try flying your own airplane? Then you can do it in the city of Pampanga.The Angeles City Flying Club (ACFC) is a non-profit flying club and flying school that aim is to promote ultralight flying in the Philippines. Ultralight flying involves riding a 2-seater ultralight aircraft, with a certified pilot.In ACFC you can fly an ultralight as a guest or become a member and learn how to fly.
- Paragliding in Safii Ranch, Sarangani
Have you ever dreamt of flying in the sky like a bird? If you do, you can try out paragliding.You can have a paragliding experience in Safii Ranch, Sarangani and enjoy a breath-taking view of the Sarangani Bay. The SAFII Ranch Paragliding Fly-site is in the grounds of a ranch land area owned by the San Andres Fishing Industry Inc. or SAFII. It is also considered to be the third such prominent paragliding site in the Philippines.Safii Ranch in Maasim City, Sarangani is dominated by forested hill and mountainous areas in its northern portion, where exotic creatures such as a subspecies of the Philippine Tarsier.
- Skydiving in Santa Fe, Bantayan
Bantayan Island is an island located in the Visayan Sea, Philippines. It is situated to the west of the northern end of Cebu island.Bantayan Island offers stunning beaches and eco-tourism sites where you can do sightseeing, swimming, cliff diving, island-hopping, kayaking, and even skydiving.Speaking of skydiving, the skydive Greater Cebu located in Santa Fe Airport in Bantayan Island is the only United States Parachute Association (USPA) member drop zone in the Philippines
- Vertical bivouac adventure in Bukidnon
If you are someone who enjoys outdoor adventures and want to take it to the next level, then you can try the Vertical Bivouac extreme adventure in Bukidnon. It is one of the worthy camping experiences you can try in the Philippines.Bivouac means sleeping in an open air with a bivouac sack on a small shelter located in the wild or a mountain.As you ascend the dare-devil wall of Kiokong White Rock Wall in Quezon, Bukidnon on a single rope, you can enjoy a beautiful view and have a once in a life time experience of sleeping in a cloud-hugged rock crevice.
- Rock climbing in Atimonan, Quezon
Rock climbing is an activity that engages nearly all major muscle groups in your body. When you do rock climbing you can consider it as an exercise. So, you can think of it as working out without feeling like it is a punishment because after climbing up you get to reward yourself with a great view.And if you want to try out rock climbing in the Philippines there is one in Atimonan, Quezon Province. You can try rock climbing in the Tinandog Wall, a rock face perfect both for beginners and the experienced rock climbers.
- White water rafting in Cagayan de Oro
If you want to experience something cool and exciting you can try the white-water rafting in Cagayan river.Whitewater Rafting is a recreational activity utilizing a raft to navigate a river or other bodies of water. This is usually done on whitewater or different degrees of rough water, to thrill and excite the passengers.