4 Sunny Watersports Destinations to Escape the Rainy Season

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The rainy season may be in full swing, but don’t let that dampen your travel dreams of clear skies and sunshine.

Archipelagos like the Philippines will always have an island where you can take that much-needed respite from the storms and enjoy some outdoor action.

Check out Agodas selection of four watersports destinations for starters. After all, it’s always sunny somewhere in the Philippines!

Ride the waves of Siargao, Surigao Del Norte

Siargao is one of the few surfing destinations that won’t get washed out during the rainy season. Nature lovers will love that the island is also known for quiet, secluded spots that allow you to disconnect from modern living.

In close proximity to Siargao’s popular hangouts are the Siargao Island Villas, which feature spacious rooms and picturesque beachfront views.

Go underwater exploring in Coron, Palawan

Coron is one of the top scuba diving spots in the Philippines with 12 well-preserved World War II ship-wrecks and diverse marine life. Other outdoor activities include guided mangrove kayak tours, jungle treks and island camping.

Corto del Mar Hotel is conveniently located within walking distance of the docks and dive shops. The hotel’s rustic and Mediterranean vibes are also a welcome respite from city life.


Attempt a bunny hop in Camarines Sur

The Camarines Sur province provides enough thrills for those seeking extreme adventures, from wakeboarding to canyoneering and waterfall rappelling.

Those looking to mix in a bit of cultural sightseeing can head to Naga City, the capital of Camarines Sur, for a dose of church architecture and design at Naga Cathedral and Penafrancia Basilica.

The Avenue Plaza Hotel in Naga City is known for is many amenities, from its cozy garden and pool areas, top-notch gym and spacious rooms.


Conquer rapids in Cagayan De Oro

The rapids along Cagayan De Oro River are among the most challenging in the Philippines and are a ‘must-try’ for adrenaline junkies. And as the whitewater rafting capitol of the Philippines, Cagayan De Oro is the only city in the country that offers rafting all year-round.

If you’re looking for something less terrifying to do, the city is also a popular base for golf, hiking, rock climbing and caving.

GC Suites is a boutique budget hotel right in the center of Cagayan De Oro. Restaurants, coffee shops and spas are all within walking distance.

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