Things to do

At the apex of the Coral Triangle, the Philippines is home to some of the most diverse marine life on Earth. Diving is incredible year-round with different areas ideal for macro life, wrecks, and big pelagic life. Ask us for suggestions!


With courses in Boracay, Cebu, Luzon, and Davao, a round or two of golf can easily be added into a trip to the Philippines.


Given the miles of coastline, a few great surf spots are inevitable in the Philippines. For advanced surfers, Siargao, ranked one of the top 10 surf sites in the world, is a must-visit destination. It's at its best October-April. Beginners can try their hand in Zambales where April-September sees the most consistent swell.


From Panglao, Puerto Princesa, El Nido, Coron, Boracay, and Dumaguete, a day of island hopping is a highlight. See uninhabited islands with pristine beaches, snorkel and swim in clear water, and tuck into a freshly cooked lunch of grilled fish and other local fare.

Island Hopping

Head up Taal, south of Manila, on foot or horseback or hike up Pinatubo to the north. For those wanting a longer trek, the symmetrical Mount Mayon near Legazpi requires more than one day to summit and descend.

Volcano Trekking

Sail around the island of Boracay on a traditional Paraw, a double outrigger sail boat. It only takes a few hours, making for a lovely sunset cruise.

Paraw Sailing

November to March brings favorable conditions for kitesurfing near El Nido and Coron, in Boracay and Siargao. Instruction is available in each place for those looking to learn or improve their skills.


In addition to the caves of Sagada with their unique coffins and the Puerto Princesa subterranean river, there are caves throughout the Philippines. Some can be explored on foot and others require a canoe, kayak, or even a snorkel and fins.