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Philippines in April

By Rhea Alex - May 22, 2020
Philippines in April

Located in SouthEast Asia, Philippines remains one to a number of island; thus making it an ideal gateway destination for most tourists. The island is coupled with just the right mix of adventure, nightlife, traditional churches, stunning beaches and much more. We’ve put together a ‘Philippines in April,’ guide just for you. 

Weather In The Philippines In April

April is regarded as the last dry month in the island, following which the island is flooded with showers of rain. The month has to be in a transition period and thus tourists experience the best of weather, with temperatures ranging from about 23°C to 34°C and is the perfect time if you’re looking to explore outdoor activities or probably even get a tan by the beach. 

Why Visit The Philippines In April

  • Tourists experience a considerably less amount of traffic during this month, as the schools remain shut during this time of the year. 
  • If you’re looking to do a fair bit of shopping or the summer offers is something you’ll be in favour with, during this month. 

Events And Festivals In The Philippines In April

Allaw Ta Apo Sandawa

The ‘Allaw Ta Apo Sandawa,’ is a festival wherein the tribes of the island gather together and pay their due regard to ‘Mount Apo,’ widely recognised as the highest mountain peak in the country. Tourists interested in a climb through the ‘Mandarangan Trail,’ all the way up to the highest peak – can do so during this time. There are a wide array of trekking tours that happen during April and tourists are welcome to be part of any one of them. The lush green environment and scenic beauty of the mountain peak, is what awaits you at the top.

Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival

Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival
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Much similar in culture to the famous Hong Kong ‘Dragon Boat Races,’ the ‘Boracay International Dragon Boat Festival,’ happens during the month of Apri and is considered to be a common forum – where both International/ Local teams come together and participate. Tourists witness wooden canoes speeding their way through the white sandy beaches of the island.  

Turumba Festival

Celebrated in honour of the ‘Blessed Virgin of Turumba,’ and known to be the longest festival in the Philippines, the ‘Turumba Festival,’ happens about seven times between the months of April / May. Tourists can be part of the traditional dancing that takes place and can also pay a visit or two to the ‘Pakil Church,’ during the festival. 

Moriones Festival

Moriones Festival
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The ‘Moriones Festival,’ celebrated in the region of ‘Marinduque – within the towns of – Boac, Gasan, and Morpog.’ The festival is performed about a week or so before Easter and is one of the most vibrant and colourful festivals on the island. Tourists witness the sight of many locals resembling Roman soldiers – in their bright costumes. The locals also parade together in their costumes, thus making for an epic sight to be part of or witness altogether. 

5 Best Things To Do In The Philippines In April

Snorkelling And Scuba Diving

Snorkeling And Scuba Diving
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If you’re looking to explore the underwater beauty that the island has to offer, April is just the month to do it. It’s the perfect time for tourists to consider ‘Snorkeling’ And ‘Scuba Diving,’ with the water temperature being just right at about 24°C–30°C. Tourists visit the regions of BoracayCebu and Bohol; to experience some of the best views of the stunning underwater world. Tourists can be part of a surreal experience all together, as they swim through the blue waters of the ocean and take in the mesmerising beauty of the underwater world. It’s extremely essential for tourists to keep in mind, that the instructions provided to them by the guides need to be followed to the tee. The waters are beautiful but they may also be dangerous, so ensure you’ve got your equipment and rulebook sorted before you head into the waters.

Surfing

Surfing
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The Island sees tourists and surfers from across the world to be part of some of the most magnificent waves.  The month of April, not only has the perfect temperature but, also favours the offshore winds – that make for some great waves. Tourists visit the surfing spots of – Baler, Bacnotan, and Zambales and enjoy some amazing surfs. 

Mountain Biking

Mountain Biking
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The best and most ideal way for tourists to explore the island is through, motorcycling their way through the island. Given the favourable weather conditions, ‘Mountain Biking,’ becomes an enjoyable and relaxed experience. Tourists have a wide array of tracks to choose from, ranging from the singly easy tracks to the week-long tracks, depending on the kind of experience you’re looking for. 

Sea Kayaking

Sea Kayaking
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The crystal clear waters of the island, coupled with the amazingly scenic beaches and reefs that the Philippines has to offer – makes the island the ideal destination for tourists to hop onto a kayak or two. The most popular and famous kayaking spot remains the ‘Northern Palawan,’ while some other areas include the – Camarines Sur and Cebu, as well. The endless waters and breathtaking backdrop makes it the right time of the year to sort out on an adventurous trip of your own. This is one of the best things to do in the Philippines.

Trekking

Trekking
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A trek all the way up to the ‘Mountains of Apo,’ is yet another thrilling activity tourists could look to explore. Another hike you could consider would be to explore the trails of – ‘Halcon and Pulag.’ If you’re into star gazing or camping through the night; a trek is a definite must-do activity while in the Philippines. 

Thus, there are endless reasons that outnumber why you wouldn’t want to go ahead and kick-start your bookings to this vibrant island today. 

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