6 Thrilling Activities in the Philippines for All Adventure-Seekers

Beyond the bustle and blinding lights of the city, beyond the tall buildings and crowded streets, there are plenty of wonders waiting for you to discover them. From pristine white beaches and crystal clear waters to grand mountain ranges and lush nature spots, the Philippines is filled with so many things to do that will delight and thrill you! If you’re looking to take a break from your everyday routine, here are some of the most exciting activities available for you to take, perfect for all adventure-seekers out there!

6. Lahar ATV Ride (Camp Kainomayan, Botolan, Zambales)

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Imagine this: you’re driving your own vehicle across rugged terrain and river streams, the sun high above you and the wind in your hair, as you marvel at breathtaking views of the mountains, serene lakes, and the clear blue sky. This is exactly what you get when you experience the Lahar ATV Adventure Ride at Camp Kainomayan in Botolan, Zambales. Get ready for a crazy, adrenaline-filled drive along its picturesque trail!


5. Ultralight Plane (Angeles City Flying Club, Pampanga)

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Have you ever dreamt of seeing the world from a different view? Angeles City Flying Club’s Ultralight Plane activity takes you high above the clouds in a small aircraft to explore the mountains, forests, and valleys around the area with a licensed pilot as your guide. You can stay up in the air for as quick as 10 minutes or really take in the picturesque sights for as long as an hour! This is as close as you can get to feeling like a real-life pilot.

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4. Zipline (Dakak Adventure Park, Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte)

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Famously dubbed the longest dual zipline in Asia, Dakak Adventure Park’s zipline should be on every adventure-seeker’s bucket list! Measuring up to 1.3 kilometers in length, this zipline offers fantastic views of the treetops and the sparkling ocean water. Here’s a tip if you want to amp up the thrill: opt for the “superman pose” instead of the sitting position so you can really feel like you’re flying through the air!

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3. Jet Ski (Dakak Adventure Park, Dapitan, Zamboanga del Norte)

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Enjoy the thrill of speeding through the waters of our many beautiful beach destinations around the country! Particularly in Dakak Adventure Park and La Union’s Aureo Resort, you can make your vacation even more memorable by feeling the refreshing rush of being out at sea and maneuvering your own jet ski.

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2. Surfing (Urbiztondo, San Juan, La Union)


Can you really say that you went on a relaxing beach vacation in La Union without having tried to surf the waves? Trust us, once you try it out for the first time, you’ll want to keep coming back for more. Surfing is probably one of the best outdoor experiences you can ever have and conveniently enjoy every long weekend — so practice that balance and chase those waves!

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6. Philippine Motorcycle Tourism (PMT) Program

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There are still so many tourist destinations and undiscovered wonders around the country that aren’t easily accessible via bus, plane, or your four-wheeled vehicle. Often, the best places can be found with just your two feet or, even better, on your own motorbike. In the north, enjoy driving down the scenic routes of La Union’s winding Bilagan Road, the La Union Man-Made Forest, or the Bued Bridge in Rosario, La Union.  You can rediscover these amazing places while helping rebuild domestic tourism and igniting widespread love for motorsports when the Tourism Promotions Board (TPB) kickstarts its refreshed motorcycle tourism program this November. 

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Are you ready to get out of your comfort zone and take on these exciting challenges around the Philippines? Share with us your thoughts in the comments below!

Learn more about these activities with the help of Megan Young and Mikael Daez, Gazini Ganados and the PBA Moto Club on My Hometown Is G.O.A.T., premiering tomorrow at 8:30PM, only on AXN!