Are you looking for things to do in the Philippines? There are so many options to choose from and from so many places here in the Philippines. It’s really just a personal preference. I have here some ideas for you.
Things To Do In The Philippines
Let’s start down in Davao. Davao is a fantastic city , you’ll find beautiful water-filled caves, scuba diving spots, lots of white water rafting and one of the 3 best wake boarding parks in the Philippines.
Further north, at Cagayan De Oro, there is a lot more scuba diving. Further into Cebu, you’ve got sailing, scuba diving, free diving (a rapidly growing sport) and water skiing.
As you continue you’ll end up in Manila, the main city of the Philippines. If you like living in the city and don’t want to leave, theres also a lot of things you can enjoy there.
For example, in the Mall of Asia the biggest mall in the Philippines, you can go ice skating, shopping and ride an enormous ferris wheel with the beautiful view of the Manila Bay.
Sea Creatures Ocean Adventure Marine Park
But if you want a really fantastic place that has all the fun and excitement that you need, the perfect place for you is Puerto Galera.
Forget the office, the morning commute and the cheap workplace coffee.
Put yourself in a tropical paradise. Imagine standing on a white sandy beach. You dig your toes into the warm sand. Reaching to the sky with your hands, you have a nice long stretch. The pristine blue water quietly laps the shore. You stare out across the sea, bursting with excitement inside. Thats how you gonna feel once you stay in Puerto Galera.
Puerto Galera is one of the 7,641 island here in the Philippines. There awesome scenery everywhere you look, beautiful beaches and the world class Puerto Galera bay. All of this can be found in one place.
Puerto Galera is overflowing with activities that you can think of, let me talk more about these activities. Lets start with the most popular one here, the water activities.
Water Fun Activities
Water activities is by far the most popular activities here in Puerto Galera because of scuba diving. There are at least 40 Puerto Galera dive sites you can choose from though their are about 23 dive sites that are the best to visit. Ancient shipwrecks, stunning coral and beautiful fish are some of the things you’ll see while diving here.
You can see different kinds species of fish, sea turtles and many more.
If you want something that can give you a little exercise while enjoying, then some options are swimming, kayaking, windsurfing or kite boarding.
You can also go jetski, parasailing, waterskiing or fall of a bananaboat. These will surely give you the thrill and excitement you are looking for when on holiday in Puerto Galera.
These are just some of the water activities here, there are more to choose from,
- Scuba Diving
- Banana Boat Ride
- Wind Surfing
- Kite Boarding
- Water Skiing
- Speed Boats
- Island Hopping
Don’t like the ocean? No worries, land activities will not disappoint you.
This place is a tropical paradise with jungle roads, coastal roads, mountains and plains with native village scenes. So there are so many land activities you can do.
You can rent a motorbike and drive around the curvy roads of Puerto Galera and enjoy a satisfying scenery to the sunset.
Explore the Pondorosa Golf Course, a magnificent golf course 2000 feet above sea level. From here, you’ll be able to see all over north west part of Mindoro Island. It is a great place to get photos. The golf course is good enough for you to have a great game, but don’t expect anything equivalent to a professional golf course.
You can also play paintball, drive go karts, hike through the jungle and visit the local indigenous people.
There are great waterfall tours & jungle treks where you can relax and swim in crystal clear mountain streams.
These is by far the best land activities in Puerto Galera and theres more;
- Mountain Climbing
- Waterfall tours
- Jungle treks
- Go Carts
- Mud Carts
- Mangyan Village Tours
- Zip Line
- Cliff Diving
- Paintball Shooting
- Firing Range
- Ice Skating
As you can see, there are a whole bunch of awesome things to do in the Philippines and to kick off your adventure, come to Puerto Galera!
The crew at BADLADZ can point you in the right direction and show you where to have the best time possible. We will be gladly to give advice on Puerto Galera activities.
Editors Note: This blog post was originally published Dec 20, 2011 and has been updated with revised and additional content.