The summer heat is definitely on.
This is the season where people sweat a bit more profusely in the afternoons, dress a little too lightly or a bit less than they used to, feast on cold fizzy drinks or cold food and frequent the beach more often. It should be no surprise to you if you see your co-workers waltz into their cubicles sporting a brand new tan. It is, after all, the summer season—that one season wherein people could not help but be ambivalent whether they are thankful for the summer heat, or are seething about it. However, they would all agree that this is the best season to enjoy the best outdoor activities in the country as no other season would offer you this equal opportunity of basking in the sun and enjoying the various outdoor activities.
So if you are planning an epic summer getaway, do not book your tickets for abroad just yet and enjoy the multitude of summer events you and your family or friends can enjoy this season all within the Philippines. Get your pen and paper at the ready and be sure to include some of the most epic adventures you are about to have as we have listed down below.
1.) GO SEE SOME SITES
Without a doubt, the Philippines is teeming with lush wild forests, tropical beaches and scenic sights—all of which you can behold from different areas of the archipelago, or even from the comforts of your own home. Do a bit of research about your local area and discover which tourist spots have newly cropped up or you have neglected to check out over the years and visit that particular place. If you have likely discovered most of the scenic sites and tried all the things there is to do in your local area, go discover some of the local tourist spots in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao and translate to real life what you have seen and researched.
2.) VISIT SOME OF THE COUNTRY’S FAMOUS BEACHES
The Philippines is very well known for being a tropical paradise filled to the brim with a multitude of white sand beaches with a plethora of marine life within them. And they are all waiting for you to discover them. Cool yourself off from the summer heat and book a trip to the nearest place with the best beaches and immerse yourself in the sights and soak your feet in saltwater and bury them in white powdery sand. Some places that offer you an array of beautiful and scenic beaches are: Boracay Island, Aklan, Palawan, El Nido, and Puerto Galera.
3.) ENGAGE IN A FAVORITE OUTDOOR ACTIVITY
Summer is the best time of the year to engage in outdoor activities and fortunately for us, the Philippines plays host to a multitude of diverse activities. Different local destinations have their own corresponding activities: You can have a few rounds of gold in the various golf courses around the country, swim with the gentle giants known as whale sharks in Cebu, go surfing in Baler, Aurora, go trekking in Mt.Apo—the possibilities are endless and this is the best time to try some of them.
4.) GO DIVING
Seeing as the Philippines plays host to a rich and abundant marine life, it is no question that we would be considered as Asia’s Dive Capital. Whether you are a novice or a professional or just an individual looking for a little underwater adventure, discover the country’s best diving spots that hold a prolific and expansive collection of marine creatures. Visit some of the country’s known and best dive spots such as Anilao, Puerto Galera and Boracay for an underwater experience you truly will not forget.
5.) REDISCOVER YOUR HOMETOWN AND SEE IT IN A NEW LIGHT
More often than not, we have neglected to discover and appreciate all the natural wonders our hometowns have to offer us. This is largely attributed to the fact that we are all leading perpetually busy lives that we have forgotten or overlooked the fact that we have a superfluity of activities to do just around us. This summer season, rediscover or discover them all and give yourself a treat by immersing yourself in the local wonders of your hometown.