Recommended Summer Activities And Favorite Destinations Near Manila

Beach escapades, suntans, ice cold drinks, cool air, road trips, longer days, and starry nights – these are just some of the things to look forward to every summer. In the Philippines, summertime begins in the month of March until mid-May. This signifies school is out, less traffic congestion and about a hundred things to do and complete in the bucket list.

What To Do And Where To Go This Summer If You Are Near Manila

Enjoy the excitement and thrill this season always brings to everyone. Here are a few ideas on what to do and where to go if you live somewhere near the metro.

1. Diving in Anilao, Batangas. Aside from swimming, diving is becoming a popular water sports in the country. If there is one place to do just that, it will be none other than in Batangas. The province is known as the diving center of Luzon and Anilao, a small barangay or village in the municipality of Mabini, has been recognized for having some of the best dive sites in the world. The place is popular for beginner and expert divers and snorkelers with the waters rich in attractive coral reefs, diverse fishes and marine life. Some of the favorite dive spots around the area include Sombrero Island, Mapating Rock, Merriel’s Rock, The Cathedral, Layag-Layag Reef, Ligpo Island, Sepok and Malajibomanoc Island. It is about two and a half hours away from the metro.

2. Nature-tripping in Laguna. There is something about nature in the summertime that encourages abundant life and activity. And if you want to commune with Mother Earth, then the province is one of the best choices. One of the tourist attractions in Laguna, Philippines is its beautiful waterfalls. The bountiful waters come from Mt. Banahaw, Mt. Cristobal and Sierra Madre. Take a dip, have fun or take pictures in the famous Pagsanjan Falls, Buntot Palos in Pangil, Bunga Falls in Nagcarlan, and Taytay Falls in Majayjay. Other nature-friendly activities within the vicinity include biking, bird watching and fish feeding in Nuvali, Sta.Rosa, Laguna which is approximately less than an hour away from Manila.

3. Sightseeing in Tagaytay. About 60 to 70 minutes away from the metro, Tagaytay is extremely famous for its cooler climate and outstanding sceneries. Have picnic with family and friends or try zipline and horseback riding at Tagaytay Picnic Grove. Go on a food trip while marveling at the beauty of Taal Volcano at Tower Ground Bulalohan. Or choose to ride the tallest ferris wheel in the country at Sky Rank Theme Park.