The Philippines has a wealth of opportunities for diving and snorkeling. Favored spots are Boracay, Alona Beach (Bohol), Puerto Princesa (Palawan) and the island of Apo. Canoeists can shoot the rapids in Pagsanjan, 70km (43mi) southeast of Manila. For dive resort hotels, try Lalaguna Beach and Dive Resort or Big Apple Dive Resort.
The Philippines’ warm waters, incorporating almost 750,000 sq miles of fishing grounds, rank 12th in worldwide fish production. These grounds are inhabited by some 2400 fish species. For deep-sea fishing, your catches will include game fish such as giant tuna, tanguingue, king mackerel, great barracuda, swordfish and marlin. Local tour operators in Manila will help arrange trips. As a rule of thumb, the big game fishing is best from December to August.
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Best in town is AC1 Gym on Friendship. S150P per day.
Boating enthusiasts can rent traditional canoes (bancas) on most beaches. For kayaking, try this highly recommended company.
T ribal Adventure Tours 2772 Daan Hari St.,United Hills Paranaque,Metro Manila.
Right now, the most exciting surfing destination in the world is the Philippines. This is not only because of the great waves – like Cloud 9, Tuason Point, Majesties and Cement – which rank up there with the best in the world, because they’re virtually undiscovered and not crowded. And it’s not only because of the variety of the breaks: everything from easy beach breaks that are ideal for beginners to adrenalin-inducing barrels that challenge top international surfers.
The Philippines is the kind of destination board sailors dream about. When the northeast monsoon (called the arnihan by the locals) blows in, it brings clear, blue skies, warm weather and steady winds of 15-25 knots. If your idea of great sailing is to hook in, sheet in and plane effortlessly along a spectacular coastline, you can’t do much better than the top boardsailing areas in the Philippines.