Summer is almost upon us and we can already feel the urge of getting out of town. With more than 7,000 beautiful islands in the Philippines, it’s not too difficult to choose where to go. The only question here is: what to do? 

While the country is most popular for its pristine beaches guaranteed to take your breath away, there are far more summer activities to try that will make your vacation one-for-the-books!

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5 Must-Experience Activities During Summer Vacation in the Philippines

The season of vacations is here and if you’re still working on your summer bucket list ideas 2022, you’ve come to the right place! We’ve got a few suggestions that will help you plan your best summer vacation in the Philippines to date. Whether you want to go on a beach getaway with your family or have some me time somewhere offbeat, here are the fun things to do in summer.

  1. Go somewhere cold
  2. Get that much-needed Vitamin Sea
  3. Fall in-love with waterfalls
  4. Book a staycation in the city
  5. Go on a remote retreat

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1. Go somewhere cold

Baguio Tagaytay summer activities in the philippines

There are people who love the scorching heat and enjoy being under the sun. but if you’re not one of them, we’re pretty sure you’re the type of traveler who prefers colder places. Where else is better to beat the summer heat than in Baguio and Tagaytay? 

Baguio is a great place to cool off if you want to escape the heat in the metro. But if you don’t want to go far from the city, Tagaytay is an ideal place. These destinations both allow you to enjoy cold summer days.

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2. Get that much-needed Vitamin Sea

El Nido Boracay summer activities in the philippines

Stressed about your work? Tired of your daily routine? These are the signs you need to take your daily dose of vitamin sea! Nothing beats a vacation with the sun, sand, and sea as your views. Hence, add island-hopping to your summer bucket list already!

If you can’t think of a good beach to travel to, where have you been living all your life? Kidding aside, the beaches in the Philippines never disappoint. In fact, there are many islands that have been recognized as the world’s best! Boracay and Palawan are good starters. But if you want to explore more of the country, go to a Batangas beach. Or better yet, fly to Siargao, Zambales, Camiguin, or Cebu. The beaches there are jaw-dropping!

Beaches in Camarines Norte, Panglao, Puerto Princesa, La Union, Bolinao, and Mabini Batangas are worth visiting, too!

Must-read: 12 Most Spectacular White Sand Beaches in Philippines You Must Visit

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3. Fall in-love with waterfalls

Tinago Falls Kaparkan summer activities in the philippines

Kaparkan Falls photo by Rai Sean

Want a change of scenery? Add waterfall-hopping to your summer bucket list and try visiting the Philippines’ most popular waterfalls. From the hidden beauty of Tinago Falls in Iligan City and the Daranak Falls in Rizal to the high-terraced Kaparkan Falls in Abra, you’ll never run out of options. Visiting waterfalls also makes a great addition to the bucket list ideas for teens.

Told you, the Philippines has a lot to offer other than its beaches! 

Related article: 10 Scenic Waterfalls in the Philippines That Will Take Your Breath Away

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4. Book a staycation in the city

manila hotels summer activities in the philippines

If you want slow and steady activities during summer, book a staycation in or near the city! Whether it’s a Tagaytay staycation or a quick getaway in Makati and Manila, this type of vacation gives you a breather. Even if it’s a hotel vacation in the city, it can still be one of the most enjoyable summer activities for families, couples, or even singles.

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Related article: 10 Scenic Waterfalls in the Philippines That Will Take Your Breath Away

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5. Go on a remote retreat

Cambugahay Falls Banaue summer activities in the philippines

Is really escaping from it all—like no to little cell service—is on your bucket list ideas 2022, then a remote retreat is one of the perfect summer activities for you! Disconnecting from your busy daily life may be just what you need to refresh, relax, and rejuvenate your mind, body, and soul. Limited internet and cell signal can also pave the way to building stronger relationships as you can spend quality time with your loved ones and enjoy summer activities for families available in the area.

Among the best places to disconnect are Batad in Ifugao, La Union, Camarines Norte, Siquijor, and Batanes. But just because you have little access to cell signals or WiFi doesn’t mean there are no other fun summer vacation activities to enjoy in these places. 

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Frequently Asked Questions About Summer Activities in the Philippines

Q: What can you do in the Philippines in the summer?
A: Summer vacation in the Philippines is fun for many good reasons. And among those are the interesting summer activities you can try in the country like the following:

  1. Go somewhere cold
  2. Get that much-needed Vitamin Sea
  3. Fall in-love with waterfalls
  4. Book a staycation in the city
  5. Go on a remote retreat

Q: What are the best things to do in summer in the Philippines?
A: Planning your summer bucket list already? Here are the fun things to do in summer in the Philippines:

  1. Island-hopping
  2. Camping
  3. Glamping
  4. Having a picnic
  5. Swimming
  6. Parasailing
  7. Kayaking
  8. Paddleboarding
  9. Surfing
  10. Diving 

Q: What are the popular recreational summer activities in the Philippines?
A: Here’s a list of the most popular recreational summer activities in the Philippines:

  1. Hiking
  2. Camping
  3. Glamping
  4. Picnicking
  5. Swimming 
  6. Fishing
  7. Kayaking
  8. Snorkeling
  9. Diving
  10. Rafting
  11. Biking
  12. Zip Lining
  13. Rock Climbing
  14. Volunteering
  15. Outdoor Photography

Q: Where is the best place in the Philippines to visit in the summer?
A: Island-hopping is one of the most popular summer activities in the Philippines because of thousands of beautiful islands to see. Add these places to your summer bucket list ideas 2022:

  1. Boracay
  2. Coron, Palawan
  3. El Nido, Palawan
  4. Puerto Princesa City, Palawan
  5. Cebu
  6. Tagaytay
  7. Baguio
  8. Siargao
  9. Batangas beach
  10. Zambales
  11. La Union
  12. Panglao, Bohol

Q: Where do people vacation in the Philippines?
A: To be honest, every corner of the Philippines is a must-visit! But here are the most popular summer destinations in the Philippines.

  1. Boracay
  2. Cabu
  3. Palawan
  4. Siargao 
  5. Baguio
  6. Bohol
  7. Tagaytay
  8. Zambales
  9. La Union
  10. Bolinao, Pangasinan
  11. Batangas
  12. Laguna

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