Bucket List: 50 Things to Do in the Philippines

It's a long list, so start crossing them out now!


Think you’ve seen and explored everything that our beautiful country has to offer? Let’s see if you were able to do everything on TravelBook.ph's ultimate bucket list of 50 things to do in the Philippines. If not, then by all means, travel more! 


1. Visit Minalungao National Park in Gen. Tinio, Nueva Ecija and go swimming, cave exploring, raft riding, and cliff diving. 


2. Attend the Philippine Hot Air Balloon Fiesta at ClarkPampanga

3. Swim with the whale sharks in OslobCebu

4. Revisit history at Intramuros, Manila

5. Experience Discovery Trail at Masungi Georeserve at Tanay, Rizal, where you can get in touch with nature. 

6. Go white-water rafting on Cagayan River. 

7. Learn to surf at BalerAurora

8. Go wakeboarding at Nuvali. 

9. Try the trapeze at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig

10. Experience fake snow at Baguio Country Club Christmas Village in December. 

11. Eat pastel for days at Cagayan de Oro

12. Explore Siargao Island

13. Ride the Extreme Edge Coaster at Crown Regency, Cebu

14. Go on a staycation in Picasso Boutique Residences at Makati

15. Eat-all-you can at Spiral in Sofitel, Pasay

16. Escape the Metro and spend time with family in a Tagaytay weekend getaway. 

17. Indulge in a rejuvenating stay in The Farm at San Benito at LipaBatangas

18. Spend Christmas and New Year at Baguio

19. Eat bagnet and Vigan longganisa at Ilocos Sur


20. See the Bangui windmills first hand in Ilocos Norte

21. Take a selfie at the Patapat Viaduct in Pagudpud

22. Go kayaking along Port Barton in Palawan during sunset. 

23. Climb the rock formations at Biri Island, Northern Samar

24. Release some turtles into the sea at Turtle Island, Sulu. 

25. Visit Zamboanga City’s Pink Beach in Sta. Cruz Island. 

26. Swim in Dinagat Islands’ Bababu Lake. 

27. Feed a giraffe at the Calauit Safari Park in Busuanga, Palawan

28. Get a beer and watch the sunset along Corong-Corong, El Nido, Palawan

29. Do free diving along Apo Reef in Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

30. Feed the monkeys of Bud Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. 

31. Do skydiving in Bantayan Island

32. Visit Manila's 10 best contemporary art galleries. 

33. Go motorbiking at Sagada

34. Try cliff-diving at Siquijor

35. Bike around Batanes

36. Play with stingless jellyfish at Sohoton in Surigao del Norte

37. Enjoy picking oranges in Sagada

38. Release turtle hatchlings back to the sea at Montemar Beach Club in Bataan


39. Take horseback riding lessons at El Kabayo in Subic

40. Learn how to climb a coconut tree. 

41. Drive a jeepney for a day. 

42. Go strawberry picking in Baguio

43. Party all night in Boracay during the summer. 

44. Visit all the islands in Hundred Islands National Park. 

45. Go on a pilgrimage in Antipolo

46. Experience the Feast of the Black Nazarene. 

47. Join the street dancing at Sinulog in Cebu City

48. Visit the Puerto Princesa Underground River in Palawan

49. Try to eat raw tamilok in Palawan

50. Eat authentic Cebu lechon


Photo by Ruben Simon Jr.


Read the full article, "Bucket List: 100 Things to Do in the Philippines," on TravelBook.ph


Erratum: An earlier version of this article listed the Busuanga Nature Reserve in Coron. This has been corrected.

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