7 Activities to Make your Time in the Philippines Fun
Going on a trip opens one’s mind to so many possibilities in the world. And when it comes to the Philippines, it is a dream come true for so many nature lovers as it is filled with beaches, exotic islands, and a breathtaking view of natural greenery that can take all your troubles away. So, if you are planning a trip to the Philippines, here are the top 7 fun activities that you need to do to make your time there fun.
- Visiting the Taal Volcano
You are guaranteed to lose your mind over the breathtaking scenery of the volcano on the island of Luzon. This place is unique because there are two volcanos in one along with a majestic view of the lake in the middle. The whole thing sounds so bizarre but the visitors who witness such miracles of nature leave the place in awe. So, make sure you do not miss out on visiting the Taal Volcano on your trip to the Philippines.
- Dining on Bold Cuisine
Even the biggest foodies would feel the ick when it comes to the bold cuisines of the Philippines. The locals there enjoy many unique items, like Balut (an 8-week-old boiled duck embryo) or Tamilok (a tree worm in mangroves). Such cuisines are better enjoyed with your eyes, and preferably nose, tightly shut as they have a disturbing appearance which can reduce the chances of people enjoying them. So, if you are among those who have the guts to go out of your comfort zones when it comes to bold cuisines, then give Filipino food a try at least once in your life.
- Visiting the Chocolate Hills
No, as much as we want it to be ‘the’ chocolate hills that would very much fit in the fantasy world of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, they are, in fact, regular hills that are covered with tufts of grass that turn brown during February to May. Hence, making the whole thing look like chocolate truffles from afar. It is among the main tourist spots in the Philippines and has even been labeled as a romantic area by tourists due to the legend that surrounds it concerning fictional characters.
- Visiting the Waterfall Restaurant
It is one of the most attractive viewpoints of the Philippines, as the visitors there enjoy the raw essence of nature while munching on some local cuisine on bamboo tables. There is no fancy vibe at the Waterfall Restaurant, just some crystal-clear water touching your feet as you feel the cool breeze on your face and the sound of water splashing in the background. It is one of the lushest and most natural beauties for you to enjoy without spending too much money on your trip. We would highly recommend you explore such local attractions on your trip to the Philippines.
- Enjoying the Halo-Halo Dessert
Dessert lovers, this is for you. The Philippines have a very famous local dessert which the tourists seem to enjoy with so much enthusiasm whenever they visit. The Halo-Halo dessert looks like every child’s dream as its appearance is filled with many colors of different sweets which make up this famous Filipino dessert. Halo-Halo consists of shaved ice, a splash of evaporated milk, some boiled sweet beans, lots of colorful jello, and a scoop of seasonal fruits. The whole thing is a joy for your taste buds in a bowl and would bring out your inner child the minute you lay your eyes on it.
Filipino people are some of the friendliest you could find on your visit to the Philippines. The Philippines have also been called the Land of Smiles by locals and tourists alike. If you are bored or exhausted by the rest of the activities that you have been performing in the country, take some time out just to stroll on the streets aimlessly. Also, make sure to visit some of their public places like markets, etc. for window shopping and make small talk with the locals. You would surely have a great time just meeting people for the sake of meeting people.
- Chilling in their Local Towns
After all the activities and fun experiences, nothing beats the comfort of chilling in a room in a foreign country and tucking yourself in bed with food on your lap and your favorite show on the screen. There are so many shows that you can watch on either Netflix, Amazon Prime, or Hulu in Philippines to spend your time resting. Though if a channel is geo-restricted in Philippines you will need a VPN.
To sum it up, these are the top 7 activities to make your time in the Philippines fun and engaging for yourself. We hope that you have an amazing trip with memories precious enough to cherish your entire life.