Best Extreme Outdoor Activities in the Philippines‎

27th June 2019

The Philippines is a beautiful country with lots to see and lots to do. It’s packed with culture, vibrant cities, and stunning jungle. Once you secure your Philippines visa should you need one, you are free to enjoy the country and its delights.

If you’re a pushing the envelope kind of person, you may want to consider some of the extreme sports the Philippines offers. They are varied, dangerous and sure to get the adrenaline jumping.

Cliff Diving

Head for the island of Boracay and from there head to Ariel’s Point. Here, you will find like-minded adventure junkies ready to risk everything for the thrill of diving into the deep blue water. There are five levels where you can test your nerve and experience the thrill of going into free fall before the inevitable splash!

Some have described it as ‘butt-numbing’, but if you have an adrenaline mindset, you’ll love it. Afterwards, head to the white sand for an after party!


If you want more of a scary experience and have a desire to explore dark and wet caves, then spelunking is for you. Head towards The Sumaguing Cave in Sagada, Mountain Province and Ugong Rock Adventures in Puerto Princesa, and you will find two popular places and like-minded adventurers.

Once you begin your adventure, you’ll be squeezing into tight passages guided only by a headlamp. You will encounter bats and other nocturnal dwellers who appear out of nowhere. Along, the way you will discover unusual and fascinating rock formations. The popularity of Spelunking is growing fast. Why not give it a try?

River Rafting

If the still blue waters and white sand beach is a little unfulfilling head to the river in Cagayan de Oro. Here, you can try one of the four rapid river courses designed for different levels of river rafter. The river is ideal if you want an adrenaline hit and a challenge.

There is a company that can provide the equipment, and they are there should you fall in the water to help you back out of it. Your helmet and life jacket offer reassurance, but you will still experience the thrill of negotiating the rapids.


The Philipines is blessed with several good surfing stretches of coast. If you like to take these on head to Siargao in Surigao del Sur, Mindanao, and Baler or La Union in Manila.

The surfs in Siargao are surfable all year round and offers an adrenaline rush challenge. Surfing is highly addictive, and you can give it a try reasonably easily. There is nothing quite like wave riding, and it is something as a thrill seeker you should try at least once.

Climb a Mountain

For a different kind of achievement and feeling, you can take on a peak or two. This offers a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of a city, and there is something wonderful inhaling fresh mountain air from the top of a peak.

Try Pico de Loro (Cavite), Mount Batulao (Batangas) or Mount Makiling (Laguna).

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