10 Fun Things to do in the Philippines

10 Fun Things to do in the Philippines

Discover 10 fun things to do in the Philippines. The Philippines is one of my favorite countries. It is an outdoors mecca with lots of waterfalls, hiking, beaches, and more. A few of the things on this list are whole areas or islands which in themselves have many things to do. It was too hard to choose 10 individual things!


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10 Fun Things to do in the Philippines

1. Bohol

The first thing on this list of fun things to do in the Philippines is one of my favorite islands, Bohol. It’s a smallish island with lots to see. Waterfalls, beaches, hiking, and the smallest monkeys in the world. Tarsiers!

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Lobok man-made forest in Bohol.


2. Bagasbas Beach

Bagasbas Beach is famous for its surf. It is a great place to learn. Other than that there isn’t much. I’m not a surfer but it is a great place to chill out. Make friends with the owner and workers at the White Waves Resort, they are amazing.

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Bagasbas Beach is a world class surf spot.


3. Kawasan Falls, Moalboal

Kawasan falls isn’t actually in Moalboal, but it is close enough. Also, I didn’t think the falls were anything spectacular. It is very touristy. But go canyoning there. It is awesome!

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Canyoning in Kawasan Falls.


4. Agunid Falls, Samboan

I would never have visited Agunid falls if it wasn’t for a local friend. It is better than other waterfalls because it has several accessible levels.

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Agunid Falls has several accessible levels you can climb to.


5. Camotes

Number 5 on this list of fun things to do in the Philippines is the Camotes islands. The Camotes Islands are a set of three islands famous for their pristine beaches. It is a little off the normal tourist trail so very peaceful.

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Santiago Beach in the Camotes Islands.


6. Palawan Underground River

Palawan is “the last frontier” of the Philippines. It is an island filled with outdoor adventures and the famous underground river. The Palawan Underground River is one of the “New 7 Wonders of the World”.

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Entrance to the Palawan Underground River.


7. Camiguin

Camiguin is a small island off the coast of Mindanao. Although small, there are many things to do there. Beaches, snorkeling, hiking, waterfalls, etc. It’s a bit out of the way but definitely worth a visit.

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Katibawasan Falls in Camiuin.


8. Moalboal

Moalboal is where I fell in love with the Philippines. It is a small dive town about 5 hours from Cebu City by bus. Besides world-class diving, there are waterfalls, beaches, and a very cool vibe. If you are like me and are not into diving, it also has some of the best snorkeling I have seen right off the beach.

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White Beach in Moalboal. A pristine beach as well as amazing snorkeling.


9. Gota Beach, Caramoan

This is the most “off the beaten track” item on this list. I came across Gota Beach on a random bike ride in the countryside. It is actually a beach resort. They filmed some of the Survivor Series here too.

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One of the beach coves at Gota Beach.


10. Twin Lakes, Dumaguete

The last thing on this list of fun things to do in the Philippines is Twin Lakes in Dumaguete. I lived in Dumaguete for a few months and this is the most memorable thing I did there. It is a nice hike between the two lakes.

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One of the lakes of Twin Lakes in Dumaguete.



Got anything to add to this list of fun things to do in the Philippines? Let us know them (or anything else you want to say) in the comments.

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