Here in the Philippines, the beach is only half of your island vacation. The water is just as inviting too.
From the gentle, clear water of Boracay to the gigantic surf breaks of Siargao; you’ll find the island, the beach, the shore that’s just perfect for you.
Go from beginner to advanced as you go from La Union to Aurora, chasing surf breaks. Or take a side trip for some wakeboarding, kitesurfing, parasailing or sailing.
We have so much water, it’s an aquatic playground for any water sport.
Love the mysteries of this planet’s underwater kingdom? You’ve come to the right place.
Those who choose to snorkel can enjoy simply hovering above glistening corals, inches from the hull of World War II shipwrecks.
Pros may prefer to dive directly into the darker caverns of these sunken vessels and uncover history hatch by hatch.
“Tubbataha Reef should be on the bucket list of every serious diver,” says author and underwater photographer Robert Yin. To get there, you would have to book a live-aboard trip. Worth it, for hundreds of feet of visibility, and sharks and other pelagics at every turn.
Some amazing reefs though —like those in Anilao, Calamianes and Cebu islands—are just a shore entry away. Sit down to lunch as soon as you strip off your wetsuit!
Just a dip proves that our seas are hometothe planet’s most diverse marine life—from the largest to the tiniest — and some of the strangest ocean species known to man.