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Explore Amazing Adventure Sports in the Philippines

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While some people like to spend their time away lounging by the pool or lying on the beach, others prefer to treat their vacation like an adventure. The Philippines is the perfect country for adventure sports, with all sorts of terrain across its 81 provinces. You can enjoy adventure by land or sea, and you’ll never run out of new places to explore. Travelers who are looking for a thrill will definitely find it in the Philippines, whether they want to go trekking, diving or mountain biking.

Mt. Pinatubo trek by Kristel Pechon, on Flickr
Mt Pinatubo trek (Photo Credits: Kristel Pechon, on Flickr)


If you enjoy trekking and hiking, then spending your time walking the Philippines is an excellent way to see the country. You can really get a feel for the landscape, taking in this beautiful green country. You can trek up the side of a volcano, just for a day or camp overnight on the slopes of the volcano. There are several volcanoes to trek too, including Mount Pinatubo, north of Manila. You can also trek through jungles or trek the rice terraces at Banaue.

White Water Rafting

White water rafting is an up and coming adventure sport in the Philippines. The sport began on the Cagayan River, but has now grown, and people now enjoy it all over the country. Although it is still a relatively new activity in the Philippines, it has gained an enthusiastic following. Cagayan de Oro City remains the best place to find white water rafting companies for now as there are many to choose from. The weather and clear waters make for perfect conditions for white water rafting and you don’t need any experience. The company will kit you out with everything you need, and a guide will take you down the river for one of the most thrilling experiences of your life. Make sure you take out adventure travel insurance if you want to do white water rafting.


You can also kayak on whitewater, but you can also enjoy some more leisurely coastal or sea kayaking. Don’t worry if you’ve never been before, because your guide and instructor will soon show you the ropes. You can kayak between islands, taking in the scenery of both the sea and land from the seat of your boat. It’s a unique and fascinating way to see parts of the country.

Mountain Biking

If you want to stay on land, but trekking is too slow for you, try some mountain biking while you’re in the Philippines. Mountain biking is a great way to catch a thrill, speeding up and down dirt paths and having fun. There are endless places to enjoy mountain biking in the Philippines.

Diving and Snorkeling

And of course, you shouldn’t forget diving and snorkeling when discussing adventure sports in the Philippines. The country has hundreds of coral species and some of the most diverse coral reef wildlife in the world. Don’t miss diving and snorkeling while you’re in the country, because you’ll be missing one of the best things that you could ever experience.

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