The Philippines has long been recognized as a travel destination perfect for its warm weather, beautiful beaches, rich culture, scrumptious food, and hidden jewels. This is why many tourists have the Philippines on their travel bucket lists — and a number of them keep returning. Aside from the beautiful sceneries and welcoming people, the Philippines also boasts of fun and one-of-a-kind activities that can only be experienced here.
So for your next trip to sunny Philippines, why not do something fun and extra adventurous? Start a PH Bucket List if you haven't already, and make sure to consider these five activities, whether you're traveling on your own, with loved ones, or with your friends!
Swimming with Whale Sharks in Oslob
It might seem like a terrifying idea, swimming up close with Whale Sharks, but these magnificent and gigantic swimmers are peaceful and friendly. Just be reminded that we have to be responsible visitors and keep our distance from the Whale Sharks for our and their safety.
In Oslob, a municipality in Cebu, watching and swimming with Whale Sharks has become widely popular so if you want to experience being one with these majestic giants in the waters, make sure to add this to your itinerary.
Shipwreck Diving in Coron, Palawan
Palawan surely is on every Wanderer's bucket list, but aside from its picturesque islands and warm natives, many divers are drawn to the area because of the WWII Japanese wrecks that lie there. If you're an experienced diver, you might also want to try shipwreck diving in Coron, Palawan.
Plunge into shipwrecks to relive and dive through history. Note, however, that this can only be done by advanced divers under supervision.
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Stingless Jellyfish in Surigao del Norte
Being on an island with a lot of jellyfish may scare people because they can sting you — but not these particular ones found in Surigao Del Norte.
Surigao Del Norte has many gorgeous islands, including a famous site that boasts crystal clear waters and stingless jellyfish known as Bucas Grande Island, or the Jellyfish Sanctuary.
You can even swim with the jellyfish and sweep them up without getting hurt. Just make sure they're submerged in water when you touch them. Being in the waters with them is fascinating!
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Top-loading on a Jeepney
Jeepneys are widely used here in the Philippines as they are a very popular transportation means for daily commuters. But aside from it being part of every Filipino's normal routine, riding it also serves as a fun activity for tourists in a few areas in the Philippines, like Sagada Province, where you can ride a top-loader jeepney and enjoy the scenery and natural breeze.
Just prepare for a rocky ride! There are no seat belts up there, but you're guaranteed a safe trip and a good time!
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Mt. Pinatubo Trekking
Mt. Pinatubo may be recognizable for the catastrophe it wreaked on the country, but its beauty has also drawn visitors and trekkers from all over — because what was left from its ruins, once filled with gray ashes, has become a beautiful sight to witness.
We recommend this if you want to go trekking along a scenic route! The ride up the mountain is a once-in-a-lifetime adventure in itself, but just imagine actually getting up close to the teal and midnight blue lake. It definitely makes a great photograph and memory, guaranteed to leave you in awe!
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Whether by sea, land, or air, the Philippines definitely can provide you with more adventures and memories that you can take with you forever. What are you trying next, Wanderer?