With diverse geological and natural attractions, the Philippine islands are prime spots for surfing, rock climbing, hiking, wakeboarding, kiteboarding, and other summer sports. The country, in fact, has playedhost to international events for pro-athletes in these fields. While the usual swim-tan-eat-drink vacation atthe beach may be the relaxing summer break of choice for many, there are more exciting activities that await the relatively fit, willing, and adventurous.
The search for waves
While local and international surfers continue to flock to Surigao del Norte for a chance to ride Siargao’s famous Cloud 9, there are many other spots for beginners and advanced surfers.
North of Manila, about an hour-long Cebu Pacific flight to Laoag, plus a bus ride, are the white sands of Pagudpud, where the surf is in season almost the whole year. Those who wish to try surfing can go to Blue Lagoon and inquire at the resorts there (Kapuluan Vista Resort is well-recommended). The area is not that crowded so adventurers have nearly all the waves to themselves. Another bonus is the famous Ilocano cuisine that one can enjoy after their sessions. Read more about Get stoked and sizzle: Cebu Pacific’s guide to a summer adventure …