The rainy season is upon us but that doesn’t mean that enjoyment ends! If you’re up for some out-of-the-box vacation and activities, keep reading. 

By the time you finish reading, you’ll know all the top activities to do during the wet season in the Philippines. 

What’s inside this blog? 

Fun Activities During the Wet Season

  1. Go on a staycation 
staycation in manila zenrooms

What’s the best way to enjoy a rainy day? Here’s a hint: a mini-vacation close to home. Just imagine snacking your day away while you’re tucked in cloud-like sheets with your favorite comfort show playing in the background. There’s no doubt that Metro Manila has the best staycation spots, so doing a staycation is one of the best activities that you can do during the wet season. 

Related article: Staycation in Manila 2022: Best Hotels | Things To Do in The City 

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  1. Work your upper body strength with an indoor wall climbing activity 
the bouldering hive in makati is best way to spend your rainy day

For a change, why not try indoor wall climbing? This is also your safest best for a fun (and socially distanced!) activity during the wet season. Unlike staycations, this activity requires you to move and challenge your upper body strength. So if you’re up to the challenge, you can find multiple wall climbing gyms around Manila, including: 

  1. The Bouldering Hive in Makati 
  2. Climb Central in Mandaluyong 
  3. Edge Climb Gym in Pasig 
  4. Power Up Indoor Climbing Gym in QC and BGC 

3. Relax in hot springs in Laguna 

enticing hot spring in Laguna

In case you didn’t know, the Philippines has many natural hot springs. So for a much-deserved relaxation, do it the natural way and head to Laguna for a warm dip on a cold day! 

You can find several hot springs resorts in Laguna, frequently visited by tourists due to their health benefits and healing properties. If you want to get further away from Manila, other hot springs worth checking out are in Dumaguete, Camiguin Island, Coron, and Sorsogon. 

4. Join short culinary courses 

chef at CCA Manila

Have you always wanted to learn how to cook or bake? One of the activities during wet season that you can do is to take up short courses on cooking and/or baking! You can check out programs from First Gourmet Academy and CCA Manila. And before you know it, you’ll be whipping up irresistible cookies in the kitchen just for fun! 

5. Stimulate your brain with an art museum visit

a young family enjoying at the mind museum

There are several activities to do during the wet season in Manila, but have you ever thought of visiting museums? We’re talking about interesting art museums where you can actually interact with the exhibits! The best part? You can take countless artsy photos for the gram. 

Some of the interactive museums in Manila you might want to consider are: 

  • The Mind Museum in BGC 
  • Art in Island in Cubao, and 
  • The Dessert Museum in Pasay 

6. Go on a Sagada coffee experience 

coffee heritage house in sagada

Sagada is home to some of the best Arabica coffee in the Philippines, so what better way to have a cuppa than to travel to its origins and have a taste for yourself? Plus, what could ever go wrong with a cup of homegrown coffee, a chilly breeze, and a majestic mountain view? 

If you wish to enjoy great coffee, Coffee Heritage House is a training and learning house for all coffee enthusiasts. Unique activities such as coffee farm tours and berry picking are offered in this place, leaving you a whole new appreciation for coffee when you leave. 

7. Learn how to surf in Baler 

a female surfer in sabang beach in baler

Just because it’s rainy season doesn’t mean you can’t head to the beach. Besides, the best time to go surfing in the Philippines is during the rainy season! Head to Baler where the surf is pretty consistent all year round, making it the perfect surfing spot for beginners. 

This is one of the best activities that you can do during the wet season if you don’t particularly enjoy large crowds during vacations.

8. Try out exotic dishes in Pampanga

stuffed frog is an exotic originally from Pampanga

For those who prefer to excite their taste buds rather than go on heart-pumping activities, a food trip to the country’s culinary capital is your best bet. Pampanga is known for its famous original (and exotic!) dishes such as sisig, adobong camaru (cricket) and betute (stuffed frogs). And with only a few hours away from Manila, you’d have no problems putting this on your list of activities to do during the wet season. 

Related article: [2022 UPDATED] Top Pampanga Tourist Spots | Guidelines | Where to Eat 

9. Relax and rejuvenate with a well-deserved spa day

a woman enjoying a thai massage

A spa day is always a good idea. Say yes to self-care and get a full-body massage, a freshly done manicure and pedicure, and a facial treatment! Give yourself the ultimate rejuvenation and relaxation you deserve with this activity during the wet season. 

10. Head to a painting studio 

Want to test out your creativity skills? Try going to a painting studio! Plus, did you know that painting sharpens the mind and boosts memory skills? People who use creative outlets such as writing or painting have less chance of developing memory loss illnesses when they age! So what are you waiting for? Pick up that brush and get painting! 

Frequently Asked Questions About Activities During Wet Season 

What are the best activities during wet season in the Philippines? 

The best activities for you to enjoy during the wet season are: 

  1. Go on a staycation 
  2. Try indoor wall climbing 
  3. Go to Laguna’s relaxing hot springs
  4. Join a short culinary course 
  5. Visit interactive museums 
  6. Go on a coffee farm tour in Sagada
  7. Learn how to surf in Baler 
  8. Try out exotic dishes in Pampanga 
  9. Have a spa day 
  10. Go to a painting studio 

When is the wet and dry season in the Philippines? 

The dry season in the Philippines is from December to May, while the wet season is from June to November. 

What are the must-visit rainy season destinations in the Philippines?

Some of the best destinations you can visit in the Philippine even during the rainy season are: 

  1. Pampanga
  2. Tagaytay
  3. Siargao
  4. Baler
  5. Cagayan De Oro
  6. Bacolod
  7. Cebu 
  8. Manila 

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