Summer is just around the corner and nothing can beat a quick getaway to survive the scorching heat. But with the Philippines as one of the best travel destinations, which summer destination do you visit first?
Here’s a quick guide for the top 7 summer destinations in the Philippines that every traveler must experience.
What’s the best way to start this list than begin with a summer classic? Whenever we talk about the top beaches and summer destinations in the Philippines to visit, the first thing that comes into mind is of course, Boracay. It features the finest and whitest sand that every traveler loves to feel on their toes. There are also a couple of non-swimming activities that are perfect for an adventurous getaway – ATV driving, paddle boarding, parasailing, and helmet diving.
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Don’t forget about the sumptuous seafood that the island has the offer. There are restaurants that can satisfy your cravings but there are also places where you can have a sip of your favorite cocktails while enjoying the marvelous view of the ocean.
Looking for a place where you can beat the heat but straying away from the hot scorches of the sea breeze? Why not have a quick getaway at Sagada in the Mountain Province? Its relaxing weather gives you a unique experience outside the hot weather in Summer.
It’s a breath of fresh air for it’s a contrast to the urbanized setup of the famous Baguio city. If you love the nature and want to spend time honoring this, Sagada is the place for you. Its most sought after place are the stepped rice fields that you can climb with your family. Add to this its Instagrammable view that is perfect to your feed!
Trekking the mountains is also a must-do if you’re aiming to get a glimpse of its famous hanging coffins. But if you want a more thrilling experience, visit the limestone caves and go spelunking. Make sure to connect with the Sagada locals so you get to have an idea of the best itinerary for your next trip!
Who can forget the dazzling and magnificent island of Palawan? Facing its colorful reefs and blue-green lagoon waters is as mesmerizing as its photos in international postcards. Because of this, it’s not a surprise that Palawan is now an institution when it comes to being one of the best islands in the world.
Palawan gives you a wide array of experience primarily from its three most famous islands – El Nido, Coron, and Puerto Princesa. These places have their own advantages and it’s up to you which island fits your needs.
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If you’re trying to get away from the stress of the city and are searching for a tranquil place where you can relax, El Nido is the place to go. It has stunning beaches that can give you peace of mind and a quiet experience. Coron, on the other hand, is perfect for adrenaline junkies. It has the best diving spots and lagoons that will bring out the adventurous in you.
Lastly, Puerto Princesa is a paradise of new experiences. Don’t forget to visit the New 7 Wonders of Nature and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Puerto Princesa Underground River. Explore its rich waters, diverse creatures, and unique caves that will surely make your jaw drop.
Looking for a beach getaway that is near Metro Manila? If proximity is your main concern and you only have a few vacation days on the side, La Union is the best way to go.
Despite it being near Manila, there are still countless activities that solo and group travelers can enjoy. It is known to be a surfing hub where both beginners and professionals are welcome to train and have fun. But if you’re there for a calming experience, you may just opt to stay on the beachside and have your favorite drink. You can also never go wrong with the nightlife experience that La Union has to offer so ready your extrovert self and be open!
Searching for a place that not a lot of people are not yet familiar yet? Of course, it’s understandable that we want to maximize our experience and sometimes we can’t do that with the flocking tourists in the area. With Lake Sebu, you won’t have to worry about this.
Lake Sebu in South Cotabato is a hidden paradise that will definitely enchant you while beating the heat. Since it’s not yet a usual place travelers visit, it’s not surprising that its rivers, lakes, and waterfalls remain unspoiled. Ride a boat around the lake to jumpstart your experience. You have the capacity to visit its seven waterfalls through this medium. But if you’re feeling more active and bold, you may also try hiking up the virgin forest.
What’s good about Lake Sebu is that the locals have the opportunity to share the T’boli culture. Just visit the SIKAT Cultural Center and you’ll be at awe with this new culture.
Staying away from the scorching heat does not always mean paddling in the cold waters. If you’re in Batanes, the cool breeze will definitely give you the relaxed state your are looking for best to enjoy.
Aside from the weather, its rolling hills, vast greenery, and clean environment are breathtaking, and this is the primary reason why the place is called the “Breathtaking Batanes.” Although there’s not much activity that you can do when you’re in front of the view, its tranquility is enough to give you the best experience there is. On top of this, your trip will be more significant and enjoyable with the Ivatans. These Batanes locals are known to be the chilliest, kindest, and most helpful group of people out there.
Enjoy and beat the Summer warmth with a lovely time from one of the summer destinations in the Philippines, Siargao. This is the perfect place for surfing junkies who are in it for an enjoyable ride on the waves. However, it’s not only the surfing experience that defines Siargao, rather it is the mix of tidal pools and dive sites that when visited is definitely one for the books.
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If it’s your first time in the city, you may also take a look at the rock formations and shallow waters in Magpapungko. It’s a haven for first-time Siargao travelers.
Choosing the best summer destination in the Philippines is not an easy decision. Just make sure to select the one that is in line with your objectives and intended experience and you’re off to a good trip!