It’s a shame that the COVID-19 pandemic prevents us from exploring and traveling, specifically to the Philippines, a home to over 7,600 islands that offers a variety of adventurous pursuits.
While the Philippines is known for its beaches, it also has rugged terrains perfect for massive island trekking. You can try camping overnight on high peaks such as the 2922-meter Mt. Pulag or the 2462-meter Mt. Napulawan in the northern Cordillara Mountains. Trekking amid the Unesco-recognised Banaue rise terrsces is also a must experience.
Diving is also one of the many adventures you can try in the country’s best scuba spot, the Apo Reef located in a two-hour travel off the west coast of Mindoro. The clear blue waters of Apo Reef are teeming with 285 colorful marine life species.
Another activity you want to try once you visit Philippines after all the pandemic break is sea kayaking in Coron, just several hours north of El Nido, Palawan by boat. The idyllic islands of Coron Bay, off the coast of Busuanga Island, provide shelter, nice camping spots, and some of the best snorkeling in the Philippines. Sea kayakers can spend up to a week hopping around the islands, fishing for food and soaking up the tranquil atmosphere.
All the abovementioned adventures are just the tip of the iceberg of numerous fun things you can do in this country. Once the pandemic break is over, don’t forget to add the Philippines in your travel goal checklist.