The rainy season should not stop our urges to travel and get away. So we prepared a few local destinations that are best visited when it’s raining. However, be really careful. Always check the weather. Ask local guides. And be ready to opt for a staycation.
Museum hopping in Manila
When the crowd is getting cozy at home, it’s time to go out and about. Be cultured and learn a thing or two at the National Museum, National Planetarium, or at the National Museum of Natural History. Admission fees in these museums are waived, so this could be the best time to go to avoid the usual crowd of visitors.
Waterfalls are said to be more beautiful and more majestic when it’s raining. Visit Pagsanjan falls and Majayjay falls in Laguna. Then chill out at a nearby hot spring resort after being soaked in cold waters. You can also opt to drive an hour to Pansol to stay in private hot spring resorts for the whole family or the whole group.
Baguio can be much colder during the rainy season. It can also get either more mysterious or more romantic with the fog. So take your bed weather to the next level by enjoying a staycation in heritage and ancestral houses, or in a private cabin at the Teacher’s Camp. Enjoy a morning or an evening walk at the Camp John Hay when the rain turns into a drizzle. And experience the must-visit BenCab museum before you end your trip.
Retreat to the mountains when the sun beats down too hard ? there's a reason Baguio City is called the Summer Capital of the Philippines!Photo via Instagram from: @saraaamartinez
Food trip in Pampanga
Home to the sisig, which Anthony Bourdain praised and loved, Pampanga is the Culinary Capital of the Philippines. Go on a smorgasbord adventure with papaitan, kilawin, adobong pugo, ensaladang pako and of course sisig. Discover new dishes that you haven’t tasted yet and re-discover old cuisines served in new enticing styles.
Pork Sisig ?An appetizer which originated from the food capital of the Philippines – Pampanga, Sisig is often…
Surfing in Baler
As the so-called Birthplace of Philippine Surfing, enjoy surfing in Baler at its greatest in the rainy season. The waves are much stronger and can cater to advanced surfers and adventure seekers. But please be very careful. Always check the weather warnings and cautions. Always go with a buddy and never go out at sea alone.
Whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro
Similar to waterfalls and surfing, whitewater rafting is more exciting with a little bit of rain. The rapids are stronger and wilder, so the ride is rain times the fun. But just like any other adventure, seek out safety first. Make sure to join experienced and accredited tour providers that prioritize the safety of their customers.
Posted by Sadeka G. Tomaneng on Saturday, June 29, 2019