What is your ideal summer get away?
Lying on the beach, under the shade of a tree or a huge umbrella with a cold drink in one hand and the sound of the waves playing as the background music is the poster scenes for a relaxing summer get away. However, not everybody is fixated on going to the beach alone. Some are interested in hiking and being one with nature, some, especially the millennials who are into photography engage in “photowalks” to fill their Instagram and other social media accounts with picturesque sceneries; while others travel to experience the visited country’s culture.
Fortunately, with 7,641 islands to choose from, regardless of the traveler’s preference, the Philippines has a lot to offer.
El Nido, Coron, Bohol and Cebu are highly recommended for beach lovers but for those who want to have everything within a walking distance from the beach, Boracay is on the top of the list.
Bamboo Island, Ariara, Noanoa and Brother Island are also available for those who wish to rent a whole island all to themselves.Imagine being alone or with family and friends on a private island reserved entirely just for your private use. No other experience will give the quality time and fun with your love ones!
Fortunately, with 7,641 islands to choose from, regardless of the traveler’s preference, the Philippines have a lot to offer.
Hikers may be interested with Mt. Apo, Mt. Pulag and Mt. Ulap to name a few. Climb the country’s highest peak at 9,689 feet- Mt. Apo- in Davao City, Davao, trek Mt. Pinatubo or explore the Callao caves in Tuguegarao.They may also consider visiting Masungi Geo Reserve to see their rock garden and lie down on giant hammocks to rest after trekking the trail.
For those who are interested in other outdoor activities, the Philippines, offers a wide variety of sport adventures. Different locations cater to specific activities: play a few rounds of golf in different golf courses around the country designed by some of the most famous golf celebrities in the world; snorkel and interact with the “gentle giants”— the whale sharks— in Donsol, Sorsogon; surf in Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte, Baler, Aurora, Daet, Camarines Sur and in Catanduanes province; go white river rafting in Chico River or in Cagayan de Oro River; go kayaking and canoeing at the Bacuit Archipelago and at the St. Paul Subterranean Cave both in Palawan; windsurf in Lake Caliraya or in Taal Lake, kitesurf in Boracay, wakeboard in Pili, Camarines Sur. They may also try skydiving in Subic, Pampanga or Cebu.
The list is endless, truly limitless. All you have to do is to plan, fly and visit.