WRITE IT DOWN: Things To Do in The Philippines

Traveling is an essential part of one’s Life List. Breaking it down into smaller scope will surprise you, like mine, I didn’t expect it to be this much but I know they’re all fun so I am starting with Philippines first, then next is the world!

Here’s my PH Travel bucket list  – My Top 101 Things To do in The Philippines
*in no particular order

#1 Swim/Dive in Enchanted River in Surigao

#2 Watch the sea of clouds in Mt. Pulag

#3 Experience the “Kawa” hot bath in Antique

#4 Spelunking in Sumaguing Cave in Sagada

#5 Horseback riding in Tagaytay

#6 Strawberry Picking in Benguet

#7 Join the waves in La Union – Surfing

#8 Cross San Juanico Bridge in Samar by feet

#9 See the Chocolate Hills in Bohol

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 #10 Snorkel and swim with the sea turtles in Apo Island in Dumaguete

#11 Overnight camping in Mt. Balagbag, Rodriguez Rizal

#12 Brave the attractions from Dahilayan Adventure Park in Bukidnon

#13 Diving/snorkeling at the Sunken Cemetery in Camiguin

#14 Visit Kayangan Lake in Coron

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#15 Do hiking for the first time 

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I had my first mountain to climb in Batangas which is Mt. Gulugod Baboy peaking at 628MASL

#16 Ride a balsa (bamboo raft) at Minalungao Natural Park in Nueva Ecija

#17 Experience the rapids in Cagayan De Oro – White Water Rafting

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#18 Visit Mararison Island in Culasi Antique

#19 Climb Taal Lake in Tagaytay

#20 Spend a night stargazing on the beach

#21 Try the Longest Zip Line of Lake Sebu in Cotabato

#22 Night stroll in Vigan

#23 Visit Lake Holon in South Cotabato

#24 Climb Mt. Pinatubo

#25 Try wakeboarding – Nuvali/Pampanga/Davao

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At Decawake in Pampanga

#26 Beach Camping in Anawangin Cove, Zambales

#27 Climb Osmena Peak in Cebu

#28 Experience Loboc’s floating restaurant in Bohol

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#29 Dolphin Watching in Bohol

#30 Grapes picking in La Union

#31 Witness Mt. Mayon with clearing

#32 Try horseback riding in Baguio

#33 Visit Asik-asik falls in Cotabato

#34 Swim with the gentle giants of Sorsogon

#35 Stroll in Intramuros

#36 Experience fireflies watching

#37 Climb Mt. Tapyas in Coron

#38 Feed the Giraffes of Calauit Safari in Coron

#39 Enroll in a Scuba diving course in Batangas

#40 Beach camping in Calaguas Island

#41 Visit the Black Sand Beaches in Bicol

#42 Climb Mt. Batulao

#43 Canyoneering in Badian, Cebu

#44 Do cliff jumping in Fortune Island, Batangas

#45 Snorkel at Fish Sanctuary in Balicasag Island, Bohol

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#46 Do a solo hike

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First solo climb at Mt. Batolusong

#47 Ride a ZipLine(for the first time)

#48 Do surfing in Baler, Aurora

#49 Visit Masungi Georeserve in Tanay, Rizal

#50 Visit the Deer Farm in CamSur

#51 Brave The Plunge of Danao Adventure Park in Bohol

#52 Visit Sirao Flower Garden in Cebu

#53 Brave the extreme rides of Enchanted Kingdom in Laguna

#54 Do a solo beach camping

#55 Visit the Old Balete Tree in Siquijor

#56 Visit The National Museum in Manila

#57 Play/Make friends with the beach dogs

#58 Take a dip at Juag Lagoon in Sorsogon

#59 See the Pink sand beach of Zamboanga

#60 Stroll in Baguio’s Night Market

#61 Experience the Underground river of Puerto Princesa

#62 Visit Manila Ocean Park

#63 Do kayaking in the river of Danao, Bohol

#64 Spelunking at Calinawan Cave in Tanay

#65 Join in any of the Fiesta celebration

#66 See the ‘prusisyon’ during the feast of the Nazarene in Quiapo

#67 Visit Sabtang Island in Batanes

#68 Ride an ATV around Mt. Mayon in Bicol

#69 Explore Bantayan Island in Cebu

#70 Visit Samal Island in Davao

#71 Visit Boracay Island

#72 Ride the Giant Swing in Sandbox, Pampanga

#73 Experience tandem paragliding

#74 Watch the sunset in Batanes

#75 Try each of the horror house in Star City, Pasay

#76 See Prony, the largest python in captivity in Bohol

#77 Ride the balsa(bamboo raft) in Tinago Falls – Iligan City

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#78 Climb Taraw cliff of El Nido

#79 Experience water tubing in Laguna

#80 Visit Tinipak River in Tanay

#81 Witness the majestic Tinuy-an falls in Surigao Del Sur

#82 Visit Kalanggaman island in Leyte

#83 Do kayaking/paddle boarding in El Nido, Palawan

#84 Dive/Snorkel in the Shipwreck in Coron

#85 Go with chasing waterfalls adventure in Laguna

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Hulugan Falls, Luisiana Laguna

#86 Feed tigers in Zoobic Safari, Subic

#87 Visit Maria Cristina Falls

#88 Watch the sunset atop of a mountain

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Mt. Gulugod baboy

#89 Trek at Binurong point in Catanduanes

#90 Experience Cold Spring/Hot spring (for the first time)

#91 Spend a day on a seaside swing/hammock

#92 Do Island hopping in the Hundred Islands of Pangasinan

#93 Ride a 4×4 truck in Ilocos’ Sand dunes

#94 Climb Mt. Batad in Mountain Province

#95 Visit beaches in Romblon

#96 Try to eat some exotic food

#97 Catch the sunset in White Island in Camiguin

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#98 Climb Mt. Pundaquit going to Nagsasa Beach

#99 Visit Biri rock formations and natural pools in Northern Samar

#100 Learn a dialect/language (Cebuano, Ivatan, etc.)

#101 Explore more, bring smiles and spread the love in The PHILIPPINES


As of now, I have already ticked off 34 adventures in my list.

I hope you have at least started writing down your own bucket list. I swear, you’ll have fun doing it!

Traveling. #ItsMoreFunInThePhilippines

Work hard. Save harder. Explore hardest

Cheers!

-Lindon

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27 thoughts on “WRITE IT DOWN: Things To Do in The Philippines

  1. . Wow. Indeed it is really #MoreFunInThePhilippines. Na-inspire ako. I hope and pray na magagawa ko rin ang mga ganitong bagay. Wheoew. Ikaw na. Ahehehehehe. I am proud of you po. 😄😄😄😄👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍

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  2. I visited Manila earlier this year so I have ticked a couple of your adventures off my list already. It looks like I will have to return to the Philippines to tick off some more. The Philippines is a very beautiful country.

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  3. Wow, that’s a list!
    I guess it would be quite difficult to do all of them in one visit only, unless you stay weeks in the Philippines, but for sure now I have a cool list of things to check prior to go there, whenever I’ll be able go to! But maybe I’ll skip the surf and horse riding ones 😀

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  4. That’s a great bucket list that can come in handy for everyone that wants to visit. Though no one will be able to visit them all at one trip it is a good start and you can have a variety to choose from. I would assume Kayangan Lake in Coron is on the photo under #14. It is what caught my eye at the beginning – it is really stunning! Is the water such a gorgeous color in reality?

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  5. Hmm I wonder if the Kawa bath is related to the gross Kawa drink in Hawaii. Great list and beautiful photos! The Philippines are on my travel bucket list and now I know exactly what I’ll be doing there 🙂 Those rapids look wild!

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    • Whoa riding those rapids is one the best things I’ve done on my travels. I’ve never seen gross kawa drink in Hawaii yet, but the Hot Kawa Bath listed is like a bath tub in a form of a big flame-heated pan. Glad to know that you have considered Philippines to be part of your list. Big Thanks!

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  6. Oh man! How I miss the Philippines so much! I lived there for 11 years and absolutely loved it. Thank you for the recommendations as we haven’t done or been to quite a few!

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  7. I love how you are really promoting the Philippines. It is indeed beautiful, and I don’t have much knowledge about the Philippines yet. You really give a lot of information. I’ll make it part of my bucket list!

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  8. I would certainly want to experience bamboo rafting and wake-boarding while in Philippines. Thanks for the detailed blog on things to do. Never knew Philippines had so much in store for its visitors. Philippines calls for a fortnight long trip.

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  9. Great article! Will definitely be useful when I visit the Philippines. I’ve read quite a lot about this country lately, and even though it was an unknown destination to me, it looks like there’s so much to see and do! It’s gone up in my bucket list for sure 🙂

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  10. This is an epic list! I’ve see some of it and know you’ll love all of the Philippines! This makes me want to go spend a few years there and join you on your adventures! Love how much hiking you have in there 🙂

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  11. The Philippines is a veritable treasure trove of nature’s bounty. Its beaches and islands are pieces of paradise. There is so much to see and do here, I am not sure if all this can be accomplished in one life time.

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  12. Oh my goodness! Your photographs look glorious! I’m itching to visit Philippines before travelling any where else in the world! Your blog post makes me wanna go right now pronto! LOVE IT!

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