Summer is just a few short months away. As the hot weather returns, many locals will also be heading to the nearest beaches to catch some Vitamin D. But if you don’t exactly feel like swimming out in open water, you don’t have to. There’s a long list of enjoyable and relaxing activities you can kill time with while enjoying the scenery. Here are six we recommend:
Beaches we recommend: La Union and Baler
It’s 2019 and high-time to try something new. What better way to kick in the adrenaline and challenge yourself than taking a few surfing lessons? Beaches in La Union or Baler have ready surfing instructors to teach visitors how to surf–or at least try to–in just a few hours. Surfing lessons may cost you a pretty penny at P350 an hour for an instructor and P200 to rent a surfing board.
Beaches we recommend: Boracay
A great way to conquer your fear of heights or simply getting an aerial view of the beach is to try parasailing. Although this activity isn’t available in all beaches, it’s a must-try for beaches that do offer this activity. Unlike other water activities, this in particular is much more timid (despite the staggering height), and can be something even the parents try out too.
3. Reading A Book By The Shore
Just because you’re on a vacation doesn’t mean you should be skipping out on your favorite reads. In fact reading in front of a stunning view is one of the most relaxing activities you can do to unwind. There's no fret in dozing off with time either as kicking back and forgetting the time is the perfect way to spend a quick trip. Plus points for beaches that have ready hammocks too.
If you’re done soaking in your novels' adventures and happen to be in La Union’s beaches, you can drop by and donate your book at Urbiz Tondo Beach Library: A children's library by the beach, Urbiz Tondo aims to help local children who do not have access to books widen their options of stories they can read.
Beaches we recommend: Mactan Island, Cebu and Boracay
Nothing gives quite a rush than jetting into crystal blue water in a jetski. Fortunately there are many beaches in the Philippines that offers this. It's a great way to tour around the shore and get to see the beach from end to end in a matter of minutes. With a vest strapped on, there’s no fear of tumbling into the waves.
5. Picnic By The Shore
Beaches we recommend: Beach 91, Coron
They say the best place for people to bond is over food. And what better way to feast on a traditional Filipino kamayan experience than by a sunset view of the beach or even a bright and clear day. While most beaches easily offer this service or allow food at the premises, beaches like Beach 91 in Coron, Palawan takes it to another level. Packed with the finest seafood, while watching fishes swim under stilt nipa huts, this eating experience is unlike any other.
Beaches we recommend: Oslob, Cebu and Coron, Palawan
The beach may be breathtaking enough on the surface but you may surprised to find treasures under the sea. Snorkeling is whole other world of its own as many beaches locally offer flourishing marine life. Oslob, Cebu and Coron, Palawan are among the few that boast of their beautiful corals and wide variety of sea creatures. Oslob is also known to be among the few places locally that lets you swim with whales.
Before waiting for the last minute to plan your next beach trip, you may want to look into these thrilling activities and plot down an upcoming road trip. Whether it’s a scorching day in summer or even a breezy start of the year, it’s never a bad idea to enjoy a day at the beach.