Looking for fun things to do in the Philippines? Look no further than our list of 15 fun things to do in the Philippines! You may have heard that it’s more fun in the Philippines, so find out some reasons why.
#1 Swim With Jellyfish
Our first fun place in the Philippines is the Tojoman Lagoon or the Jellyfish Lagoon in Surigao del Norte province is the only place in the Philippines where you can swim with a million stingless jellyfish. However, you need to rent a paddle boat because motorboats are not allowed on the lagoon.
#2 Take a Motorcycle-taxi Instead of a Cab
Have you ever driven together with more than four people on one motorcycle? In the Philippines, there are actually motorcycle-taxis that can take up to five passengers (with their luggage). These taxis are very common outside the cities where taxi cars don’t go. If you love adventure, this is the one fun thing you should try in the Philippines.
#3 Visit The 5th Longest Coastline in The World
You’ll love the Philippines if you love spending time at the beach. The Philippines are made up of 7,107 islands and 22,549 miles (36,289 kilometers) of coastline. This puts the Philippines in 5th place for the longest discontinuous coastline in the world. Just imagine how many beaches there are 🙂
#4 Feast Your Eyes on 1,260 Chocolate Hills
In Bohol, there are more than 1,260 cone-shaped limestone hills covered with green grass that turns chocolate brown in the dry season. Sorry, chocolate lovers, you won’t be able to eat the chocolate mountains – but you sure can enjoy the lovely view!
#5 See The 2000-year-old Banaue Rice Terraces
The 2000-year-old Banaue rice terraces are considered the eighth wonder of the world. If you could separate the rice terraces into single pieces and connect them end to end – they would reach halfway across the globe and would be 10 times longer than the Great Wall of China.
#6 Buy Rum That’s Cheaper Than Juice
In many places across the Philippines, rum is actually cheaper than juice and a bottle of beer costs less than a dollar. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not encouraging you to drink alcohol – but if you enjoy a nice cocktail from time to time, the Philippines is truly one of the best places to do it.
#7 Take a Ride on The Famous Jeepney
The Jeepney public bus is one of the most popular ways to get around Manila and other cities in the Philippines. The famous Jeepneys, with their colorful artwork and decorations, are actually made from old US military jeeps left over from World War II.
#8 Enjoy Local Cuisine at The Waterfall Restaurant
The Villa Escudero Resort in San Pablo City has a restaurant – the Waterfall Restaurant – where you can enjoy delicious local cuisine sitting at handmade bamboo tables while crystal-clear spring water flows over your feet.
#9 Visit The Capital of Karaoke
If you love karaoke, you’ll definitely enjoy the Philippines. In 1975 Roberto del Rosario patented the Karaoke Sing Along System. Since then, the Philippines has been the capital of karaoke – it’s so popular there that supermarkets even promote their grocery items through karaoke!
#10 Stroll Around The World’s Oldest Chinatown
Binondo, an authentic district in Manila, is also the world’s oldest Chinatown. In Binondo, you can find many amazing places to enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine and see historical landmarks.
#11 Meet Lots of Friendly People
The Philippines is known for having some of the friendliest and most hospitable people in the entire world. The country is also known as the Land of Smiles.
#12 Enjoy The Famous Halo-Halo Dessert
If you’re in the Philippines, you have to try the traditional halo-halo! It’s one of the most popular Filipino desserts. Halo-halo is a mixture of shaved ice, evaporated milk, and delicious boiled sweet beans, jello, and fruits.
#13 Meet The World’s Smallest Monkey
Have you seen the YouTube video called “Dramatic Tarsier” with a cute little creature opening his eyes wide? Well, this lovely creature comes from the Philippines and is called a Philippine tarsier. Although the Philippine tarsier isn’t really a monkey, it’s considered to be the world’s smallest monkey. To meet this little guy in person, visit the chocolate mountains or the islands of Samar, Leyte, Bohol, or Mindanao.
#14 Stay on 7,107 Islands With 200 Volcanoes
There are more than 200 volcanoes in the Philippines. Don’t worry, only a few of them are active! But if you don’t like the idea of being close to volcanoes, visit Palawan. This province is the furthest away from the volcanoes and earthquake zones.
#15 Because – It’s More Fun in The Philippines
Life is more fun in the Philippines! It’s a wonderful place, made up of 7,107 beautiful exotic islands. With hundreds of adventures waiting for you. The Filipinos are such warm-hearted and welcoming people. You’ll definitely want to stay in the Philippines forever! 🙂
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