#YOLO: 7 Awesome Adventures in the Philippines For The Adrenaline Junkie
written on June 15th, 2017 by Kristiana Rule
You only live once, some wise guy said. What better way to live than to live it on the edge? If you’re an adrenaline junkie looking for an adventure, this post is for you.
Here are 7 awesome trips in the Philippines for the adrenaline-seeker:
Conquer Cloud 9 in Siargao
Siargao island off the coast of Surigao del Norte is famous for being the country’s surfing capital. Surfers from all over the world flock to this island-paradise to catch the famed Cloud 9. Cloud 9 is a right-breaking reef wave that swells at around 2-10 feet and is one of the best, most powerful waves in the region. Perfect conditions are usually from September to November. Cloud 9 is not for the faint of heart— it could wipe out even the most experienced surfers— make sure you’re ready to take on this monster before paddling out.
Ride with the River Rapids in Cagayan de Oro
Some people walk away at the mention of the words rapids and river rafting in one sentence, but if you’re an adrenaline junkie, this adventure in Cagayan de Oro could be for you. Whitewater rafting is popular for tourists who visit CDO. There’s many tour outfitters in the area so you can take your pick from beginner courses to really rough waters. You and your travel buddies could tumble around as much as 25 rapids! Try to hold on to your boat and not drink too much river water.
Get Stoked at CamSur’s Wakeboarding Park
In CamSur you can find the country’s largest wakepark. CamSur Watersports Complex caters to wakeboarding, wakeskating and water skiing. This world-class complex features the best courses in the region, all year round. The sprawling property also features a skate park, rooms and swimming pools.
Experience Canyoneering in Alegria-Badian
Deep inside the forests of Alegria and Badian in Cebu are hidden canyons perfect for adventure-seekers. You can’t be faint of heart when canyoneering— to advance through the trail, you have to take the plunge! Canyoneering is best enjoyed among groups of friends who want to try something new.
Jump Off Cliffs in Siquijor
If jumping off a 35-foot cliff sounds pleasant to you, head out to Siquijor’s Salagdoong beach and take the plunge! Nothing says living on the edge like cliff-jumping. What awaits is the crystal-clear waters of the island and awesome bragging rights. Have a go at Siquijor.
Pilot an ultralight plane in Pampanga
How do feel about flying your very own plane for a day? In Angeles City, Pampanga you get the chance to ride an ultralight aircraft and propel it to up to 5,000 feet. Of course you’ll have a professional pilot with you, and you can get a feel of how to fly a plane. An ultralight plane may just really be a big and sturdy kite that only fits two people but it could get you around Pampanga and enjoy Luzon’s stunning scenery.
Rollercoaster 4×4 Ride in Paoay
Whoever thought of riding 4×4 trucks across the sand dunes of Paoay, Ilocos Norte must have been insane. There’s no seatbelts so you have to cling on to dear life as the trucks go on a roller-coaster path at breakneck speeds over giant dunes. It’s exciting, fun and the view is amazing. It might be crazy but this is one of the must-dos whenever you’re in Ilocos.