Cebu Pacific's Guide To The Last Days of Summer8:46 PM
Summer is not over yet!
With diverse geological and natural attraction, the Philippine islands are prime spots for surfing, rock climbing, hiking, wakeboarding, kiteboarding and other summer sports. While the usual swim-tan-eat-drink vacation at the beach maybe relaxing summer break of choice for many, there are more exciting activities that await the relatively fit, willing and adventurous.
Just last month, we enjoyed the waters of one of the country's top surfing spots, La Union. The province is accessible with a Cebu Pacific flight to Laoag City and a 4-hour scenic bus ride from Ilocos Norte to San Juan town in La Union.
While local and international surfers continue to flock to Surigao del Norte for a chance to ride Siargao's famous Cloud 9, there are many other spots for beginners and advanced surfers.
North of Manila, about an hour-long Cebu Pacific flight to Laoag, plus a bus ride, are the white sands of Pagudpud, where the surf is in season almost the whole year. A 4-hour scenic bus ride will take you to another surfing haven, La Union.
Explore the terrain
I took this picture early this year when we visited Puerto Princesa, Palawan. Though well-known for its clear water and white sand beaches, Palawan also boasts breathtaking mountain views which is perfect for climbing activities. Cebu Pacific offers daily direct flights from and to two destinations in Palawan: Puerto Princesa and Busuanga.
For those whose style is more of having fun on land, they can enjoy amazing views while following hiking trails or holding on to rock faces many meters up. Destinations like Bukidnon and Palawan let explorers satisfy their wanderlust and enjoy new outdoor hobbies at the same time.
The Blue Water Cave in Bukidnon, Mindanao offers hiking, rock climbing, and some swimming, too. A short trek on a narrow trail shows an imposing white rock cliff frequented by climbers. In the pristine beaches of Coron, Palawan, on the other hand, are popular must visit sites including breathtaking peaks. Mt. Darala is the highest mountain in the Calamianes islands and provides a pleasant three to four-hour day-hike experience. Also in Coron, Mt. Tapyas offers a beautiful sunset view of the town to those who can take the 700-plus step climb.
You can reach Bukidnon via a Cebu Pacific flight to Butuan which will be followed by a few hours bus ride. Meanwhile, the Coron town proper is reachable through a 30 to 45-minute land trip from Busuanga airport where Cebu Pacific flies to up to four times daily.
More fun for active travelers
Here is a throwback post. I took this photo by sunset at the charming CamSur Watersports Complex two years ago. You can visit the world-class CWC aboard a Cebu Pacific flight to Naga City, Camarines Sur.
The more athletically inclined may try more challenging summer sports. Deca Wake Park in Davao and the Camsur Watersports Complex in Camarines Sur (accessible via Naga or Legazpi) offer affordable wakeboarding lessons (Around PHP200 per session) and accommodations (from PHP700 per person). They are also near beautiful beaches and hiking spots. CEB flights are abundant from and to Davao City, Naga City and Legazpi City.
Cebu Pacific offers the widest network of flights around the Philippines, giving travelers convenient access to exciting activities in Ilocos Norte, Siargao, La Union, Bicol, Catanduanes, Palawan, Davao and Boracay on its trademark lowest fares. Book your flights via www.cebupacificair.com now to get the best deals and make incredible memories in the last few days of Summer.
Lowest domestic year-round fares start from PHP688.