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15 THINGS TO DO IN PHILIPPINES

Ati-Atihan Festival

January 15–21, 2018 • event

If you are looking for a party, try the most popular among the Filipinos themselves

Philippine Eagle

all year round • nature

The national bird of the Philippines is renowned as the world's largest eagle species and is found nowhere else across the globe

Chocolate Hills

December–July • nature

One of the most prominent geological landmarks of the Philippines

Banaue and Batad Rice Terraces

September–June • nature

Do not miss a chance to visit the potential “Eighth Wonder of the World”

Whitewater Rafting

July–January • activity

If you prefer extreme sports, you will enjoy the whitewater rafting at various mountain rivers

Suman

all year round • food

Check out Filipino desserts, starting with a special rice cake called suman

Snorkelling and Scuba Diving

November–April (all year) • activity

Do not miss a chance to get acquainted with the undersea inhabitants of the Philippines

Kinilaw (Kilawin)

all year round • food

Discover the taste of the Philippines

Ifugao Mumbaki

all year round • activity

Check out mysterious rites performed by indigenous Ifugao Shamans

Beach Season

November–May • nature

Beach season is the best part of the year in any country, and the Philippines is no exception

Cycling

November–May • activity

Cycling is always a good idea when you have such rich nature around

Vigan City Fiesta and Longganisa Festival

late January • event

Being famous for its architecture aquired during the Spanish era of colonization, Vigan, the capital of Ilocos Sur, is also renowed for its spicy meat dishes

Kitesurfing on Boracay

November–April • activity

Time for water sports at the Philippine's natural jewel!

El Nido Caves

December–May • nature

Come closer to the history of the Philippines and discover its oldest caves

Taal Volcano

October–June • nature

The smallest active volcano in the world is considered to be one of the most dangerous

21 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Kadayawan Festival

August 15–21, 2017 • event

A celebration of life and gratefulness—that's what this festival is about

Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta

February 08–11, 2018 • event

The best time to visit Clark, Pampanga is during "a weekend of everything that flies"

Oblation Run

December 16 • event

The statue of the naked man called Oblation gave the event its name and symbolic meaning

Torotot Festival

December 31–January 01 • event

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with party horns in the city of Davao

Guling-Guling Festival

February 13, 2018 • event

Join this tradition which has been celebrated for more than 400 years

Kadaugan sa Mactan

April 27 • event

Filipinos commemorate their heroes and history

Paraw Regatta Festival

February 10–17, 2018 • event

Take part in Asia’s oldest traditional craft event and the Philippines' largest sailing festival

Boracay Open

April 07–09, 2017 • event

Frisbee fans appreciate this annual Ultimate Tournament held on Boracay's beach

Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival

April 19–21, 2018 • event

The island of Boracay annually hosts this traditional and spectacular competition

Cloud 9 Surfing

late August–late November • activity

Catch the best waves in the Philippines

Ginanggang

May 13, 2018 • food

Want to try Filipino Barbequed Bananas? Then you should go to the island of Mindanao

Climbing Mount Apo

March–May • activity

Conquer the highest mountain of the Philippines

Higalaay Festival

August • event

Celebrating true relationships in the City of Golden Friendship

Waling-Waling Orchid

February–March | August–September • nature

The Philippines are called the kingdom of orchids for a reason, and Waling-waling is its queen

Pasko Fiesta sa Davao

December • event

Join one of the longest Christmas holiday seasons in the world

Giant Lantern Festival

December 17, 2017 • event

Welcome to the world of lights

Kesong Puti Festival

April 01–09, 2017 • event

A true paradise for white cheese fans

Kabkaban Festival

November 24–November 25 • event

Drive away the bad spirits while enjoying the Kabkaban Festival

Tinikling

June 12 • activity

Watch the dance of the birds in the Philippines

Feast of the Black Nazarene

January 08–January 09 | March 29–30, 2018 • event

The multi-religious background Filipino society is well-supported by the fact that they have their own unique Black Jesus

Ibon-Ebon Festival

February 01–02, 2018 • event

This is a great time to see migratory birds and learn the dances of our feathered friends