Planning your summer bucket list but hesitant to go very far? We’ve got the list for you!
Summer will soon be out and about. If you’ve spent the most part of the start of the year indoors, the season is just about the perfect time to let loose and begin living your best life.
If you’re a city guy or gal, chances are you’re now already setting your mind for long out of town trips or even considering traveling abroad. But if you’re not that keen on moving too far from Metro Manila to partake in summer activities, well, you’re in luck! You don’t have to stray too far to enjoy yourself under the sun as the areas near the Metro don’t fall short on awesome getaways and activities.
Get your pen and take note of these 6 for your summer planning:
Go wakeboarding in Sta. Rosa
If you’re a watersports enthusiast or someone who is just getting into it, Nuvali’s Republ1c Wakepark is the place to be. Wakeboarding combines the best of water skiing, surfing, and snowboarding, making it the perfect activity for thrill-seekers. The facility offers beginner classes and ramps for experts so wherever your skill level may fall under, you’ll find something for you.
West Diversity Boulevard Nuvali, Calamba, 4027 Laguna
Landline: 049 559 4834 | 049 559-4835 | 049 559-4836
Embark in nature adventure in Rizal
The daily grind of city living can take a toll on anyone. When this happens, it’s always a good idea to take a breather and go somewhere calming. What could be more calming than being with one with nature, right? If you’re looking for a quick nature-inspired getaway nearby, consider Masungi Georeserve.
Popular among hikers and ecotourists, this 1,500+ hectare reserve offers a variety of flora and fauna, as well as limestone formations for the curious onlooker. A cave shelter is also present in the Masungi, along with a huge man-made web to chill down on and to have a view of the expansive Laguna de Bay.
Kilometer 45, Marcos Highway, Rizal, Philippines
Surf in Cavite
Another surfer spot within comfortable distance from Metro Manila is Flow House Manila, which is tucked away in Bacoor, Cavite. It is actually the first artificial flow surfing by Flow House International. The property is perfect for those who want to surf and enjoy good food and drinks. The best part about Flow House is, unlike riding sea waves, you can still enjoy the activity even at night and remain very much safe from the elements.
FLOW HOUSE MANILA
Molino Blvd, Brgy. Molino III, Bacoor, Cavite 4102
Contact: 0995 158 9225 / (046) 416 9442
Bike in Pasig
The Bike Playground is the newest cycling facility right at the center of the hustle and bustle of the city. It is Philippines’ First Signature Pump Park designed by mountain bike celebrity Claudio Caluori, which mixes indoor, outdoor, and specialized sports. It is also an indoor and asphalt pump park–a first of its kind.
Whether you know how to bike or not, the Black Playground is the perfect place to learn and introduce young kids to cycling and outdoor activities in full supervision by a mountain biking champion.
THE BIKE PLAYGROUND: CIRCULO VERDE
Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Bagumbayan QC, Manila 1110
Take a river cruise in Bulacan
Another spot for watersports off this list is San Rafael River Adventure by the Angat Dam. There are lots of activities to try like paddle boarding, jet ski, ATV riding, and river cruise. Take your family or significant other here and you’re guaranteed to have a great time being with water and nature.
SAN RAFAEL RIVER ADVENTURE
Barangay Talacsan, San Rafael, Bulacan, Philippines
Telephone: +63 (02) 513 1569
Take a plunge in Pampanga
Claiming to be one of the biggest water theme parks in Asia, Clark, Pampanga’s Aqua Planet is one that will surely cool you down amid the intense summer heat. This huge waterpark is perfect for large groups and family outings as you can book cabanas and enjoy water rides all you want. It boasts of world-class quality in terms of design and quality without sacrificing safety standards.
J.P. Rizal Avenue, J.P. Laurel Avenue & Prince Balagtas Avenue, Clark, Pampanga.
Found your pick? Why not try them all? The summer is the best time for these activities and you’ll be having the time of your life with these!
To prepare for this adventure head out to our friends at Globo Surf who have an entire section with beginner guides, gear guides, and shopping lists for your first class.
Sources: Our Awesome Planet, Tripzilla