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Philippines Sports & Activities

Water sports

Made up with 7107 islands, there are sure to be plenty of water sports available in the Philippines. Its clear waters, tropical climate, plentiful coral reefs and varied marine life make them an excellent location for scuba diving and snorkeling, with options ranging from resort-based diving to extended trips to unexplored areas.

Best diving sites:
• Batangas
• Bohol
• Mindoro (particularly Apo Reef Marine Park)
• Palawan

Boating enthusiasts can rent traditional canoes (bancas) on most beaches.

Sailing destinations:
• Caliraya
• Boracay
• Anilao
• Subic Bay
• Pagudpod

Surfing and windsurfing are also popular.

Popular surfing destinations:
• Baler, Quezon
• Infanta, Quezon
• Daet, Camarines Norte
• Catanduanes
• Siargao
• Tandag, Surigao del Sur

Kayaking and some rafting are available in the wet season in the interiors of Luzon and Mindanao.

White water rafting and kayaking are the newest action sports in the Philippines. For decades, while adventure-hungry travelers flocked to the rivers of Nepal and Borneo, the superb rapids of the Philippines lay undiscovered. But that's changing fast: white water action is now available on half a dozen rivers in the Visayas and Mindanao, and more are being explored.

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