For most travelers, the Philippines are quite far away from home, so many decide to stay for three weeks or more. You might want to do other watersports and activities than Kitesurfing for a couple of days or weeks, or you might just be waiting for wind and want to stay active without travelling too far. There is a lot of information about other tourist destinations out there, so our suggestions below are mainly destinations for other water sports.
Wakeboarding is great exercise and good cross-training for Kiteboarding. Having warm water all year round makes it even more fun. Many of the resorts offer wakeboarding with more or less suitable boats. There are also quite a few cable parks in the Philippines—here some of them:
The surf in the Philippines is not the most consistent, but when it’s on, it’s world-class. Here some of the spots that are interesting—from a Kitesurfer’s point of view—for either trying to kite it or go surfing when waiting for wind.
From North to South:
If you are serious about surfing, there is Siargao Island with famous ‘Cloud 9’ and other spots.
The Philippine Islands are part of the Coral Triangle, which is unparalleled in biodiversity. There is an abundance of reefs to snorkel and places to dive. Here some that are interesting, from a Kiteboarder’s point of view:
The Philippines is one of the world’s best spots for Stand-Up Paddling. This effortless water sport gives you a good workout, while allowing you to access amazing hidden places. It’s a unique way to see the country from a different perspective. SUP Tours Philippines is the country’s leading SUP company. Offering tour packages on three different islands, this team of young adventurers has been operating for ten years. Choose to SUP around lagoons in Coron, jungles in Bohol, or white-sand beaches in Dumaguete.
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