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A major reason to visit the Philippines are its marvelous beaches. This one is on Malapascua.  <img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click for full image
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Aerial Sports

An annual Hot Air Balloon festival is held in Clark, Angeles in Pampanga, other than Hot Air balloons on display, people gather in this event to do sky diving, many activities are also held other than sky diving and hot air balloons. The Festival is held between January and February.

Basketball

Basketball is the most popular sport in the Philippines, don't miss the PBA and UAAP basketball tournaments.

Bentosa and Hilot

Bentosa and Hilot are Filipino alternative ways of healing, Bentosa is a method where a cup cover a tea light candle then it flames out and it drains out all the pain on the certain part of the body, Hilot is just the Filipino way of massaging.

Board Sailing

Waves and winds work together making the country a haven for board sailors. Boracay, Subic Bay and Anilao in Batangas are the main destinations

Spelunking

The Archipelago has osme unique cave systems. Sagada is one popular destination for spelunking.

Dive

A beach near Anda on Bohol.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

Blue, tranquil waters and abundant reefs make for good diving. Compared to neighboring countries, diving in the country is cheaper.

Festivals

Each municipality, town, city and province has their own festival, either religious or in honor of the city or a historical reason.

Golf

Almost every province has a golf course, it is a popular sport among the elite, rich and famous.

Medical Tourism

The Philippines supplies the world with many medical professionals with large numbers leaving the country every year for a better future abroad. This is indicative of the quality of medical education and medical tourism is on the rise too. Most come from America and Europe as compared to their home countries, healthcare here is much cheaper; as much as 80% less than the average price abroad. Most of the hospitals suggested for medical tourism are in Metro Manila. Alternative medicine is also popular with spas, faith healing and other fringe therapies widespread throughout the archipelago.

National Parks

Day trips bring you to different islands in Bacuit Bay.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

National parks number around 60-70, they include mountains and coral reefs.

Mountain Biking

The archipelago has dozens of mountains and is ideal for mountain bikers. Bikes are the best mode of transportation in getting around remote areas. Some options include Baguio, Davao, Iloilo, Banaue, Mt. Apo and Guimaras.

Rock Climbing

Apo Island, Atimonan, El Nido, Puting Bato, Wawa Gorge have the best sites in the archipelago for rock climbing.

Sea Kayaking

Caramoan Islands in Camarines Sur, Palawan, Samar and Siargao are popular.

Spas

Spas are popular, with many options, Spas are found near beaches, financial capitals etc. 

Trekking

Mountain ranges and peaks offer cool weather for trekking and it might give you a sight of the beautiful exotic flora and fauna of the country. Mt. Kanlaon and Mt. Pulag are good trekking spots. 

Visita Iglesia

Boracay: Southeast Asia's best beach. We're sure.  <span style='white-space:nowrap;'><img src='http://www.guidegecko.com/images/spyglass1.png' align='texttop' /> Click to enlarge</span>

Visita Iglesia (Visita is Latin for Visit, Iglesia is Latin for Church; Visit Churches) is the practice done by mostly Filipino Roman Catholics to Churches, holy sites, shrines, basilicas etc. If you are religious try this, if you love art and architecture; churches are the best way to define what Filipino architecture. 

Whitewater Rafting

One of the best, if not the best, whitewater rafting experience can be had in Cagayan de Oro City, a city in the northern part of Mindanao. Also, Davao is emerging as the Whitewater rafting capital in Mindanao, if not in the Philippines.

Places for Sports & Activities in Philippines

Diving/Snorkeling Bicol Dive Center
Offers Dive course & day trips to San Miguel Island and Manta Bowl, the price is P4500 for 3 dives (minimum of 4 divers). Gear is in good condition, the boat is spacious and the people are really friendly. Accepts Cash... more
 1 Fans, in Donsol
Sport (Other) Whitewater Rafting
- One of the best, if not the best, whitewater rafting experience can be had in Cagayan de Oro City, a city in the northern part of Mindanao. Also, Davao is emerging as the Whitewater rafting capital in Mindanao, if not in the Philippines.
in Philippines
 
Spa/Wellness Grand Royal Spa
Offers the Filipino alternative healing; Bentosa Cupping, they also offer facial spa, body scrub and massage less than Php500. 
Php150 - 500, in Bacolod
Golf Negros Occidental Golf And Country Club, Inc.
This Golf club has 18-holes, with a panoramic view of the Mount Mapara and Patag.
in Bacolod
 
Golf Bacolod Golf And Country Club
Guests must be sponsored/accompanied by a member.
in Bacolod
Bowling Super Bowling Lanes
in Bacolod
 
Sport (Other) Pong Hang Badminton Center
in Bacolod
 
Pool/Snooker Mo2
in Bacolod
Pool/Snooker Lopue's East Billiards
in Bacolod
 
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