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Top 9 things to do in the Philippines in December for a Mindblowing Experience

Philippines ideal destination for party animals with excellent nightlife, tranquil for naturalists with unspoiled exotic natural richness. Heaven for adventure seekers with exciting water sports like kitesurfing, snorkelling, paddle boarding, scuba diving, zip-lining to name a few. The Philippines is growing as one of the top destinations because of its serenity and nightlife. This is resulting in December to be considered as the best time to explore its magnificent diversity. As this country is located near to the equator and summers get blazing hot. This country is a diverse country, with some species not thought to exist elsewhere. The Philippines is an archipelago with 7,641 islands making it fifth-largest island country. There’s always something for everyone in the Philippine in December to do.

Things to not miss in the Philippines in December

1.White sand beaches and island hopping 

Chasing Paradise is something we can call by the never-ending, crowd-pleasing beaches. The tranquillity they provide with hotels, restaurants, bars and dive shops a treat to travellers. The ocean is full of romantic sailboats offering; colourful parasails fill the air. After perfect sunsets, live music breaks out, and fire dancers twirl their batons. For any couple who wish to make their vacation memorable, there is no other place better than these loveliest beaches. Boracay, Palaui Island, Siargao, Cebu Island, Malapascua, El Nido, Bohol etc are just very few over 7000 islands to choose from. 

White Sandy beaches in Phillipines
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2.Hinagdanan Cave 

Do you Like swimming? and are you someone who likes to challenge in your fear ?. This nerve challenging activity is the right activity for you. This can be done on the island of the Bohol in the dark waters of the cave of Hinagdanan. This particular activity has become a must-do for adventure seekers especially in December

Hinagdanan cave
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Famous annual cycling activity is one of the most adventurous yet exciting activities of the Philippines in December. Cycling in sloping streets is setting out to beat hazardous scenes for the sake of entertainment and experience. Tourists and locals participate as cycling races. The tracks look truly amazing as they are literally covered with greenery on both sides.

4.Go kayaking or Whitewater Rafting 

In the Panagsama Beach in Moalboal, you can indulge yourself in kayaking, scuba diving, snorkelling and dolphin and whale watching. Paddling in wildlife is considered to be among the top things to do in the Philippines. The adventurous and exciting experience of participating in the Whitewater Rafting activities is one of the must-do in the Philippines in December.

Water rafting
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5.Kite surfing and zip lining 

These surfers use a small surfboard which is powered by a large kite along the water. This is a thrilling experience even for the first-timers, which is immensely popular is on the island of Boracay. It is also home for zip lining were usually a gondola attached to your waist. You are then released at high speed to the bottom, another exciting adventure sport gives wonderful views and adrenaline rush. And there’s also Ariel’s point which is a heaven for water sports lovers. Three planks are placed on a cliff at a height of 3 to 15 metres for diving. 

6.Scuba diving:

Underwater diving to see manta rays and beautiful green sea turtles. It is also a pretty famous thing to dive at night. With this dive, you will find some rare creatures like sea horses and shrimps. This is one of the best things to do in the Philippines in December.

7.Mega diversity

The Philippines is a megadiverse country. Around 1,100 species can be found in the Philippines. This includes more than 100 well-evolved creature species and 170 fowl species not thought to exist somewhere else. The Philippines is among the most noteworthy places of revelation on the planet. It has around sixteen new types of well-evolved creatures found over the most recent ten years. The national flying creature, known as the Philippine hawk, has the longest body of any falcon. It, for the most part, measures 2.82 to 3.35 ft long and weighs 4.7 to 8.0 kg. Philippine eagle is part of the family Accipitridae and is endemic to the rainforests of the Philippines. 

Philippine hawk
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The all outnumber of corals and marine fish species was evaluated at 500 and 2,400 separately. The Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea was proclaimed a World Heritage Site in 1993. Philippine waters likewise continue the development of pearls, crabs, and ocean growth. One uncommon types of clam, Pinctada maxima which are indigenous to the Philippines, is novel since its pearls are normally brilliant in shading. 

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Coral reef in Phillipines
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The brilliant pearl from the Pinctada maxima is viewed as the national jewel of the Philippines. With an expected 13,500 plant species in the nation, 3,200 of which are extraordinary to the islands. Philippine rainforests brag a variety of vegetation, including numerous uncommon sorts of orchids and rafflesia. These are just figures to estimate the mega diversity of the Philippines. These are a few reasons why the Philippines never stops surprising for the naturalists and forest lovers. 

8.Famous Filipino festivals to make your vacation to the Philippines in December is happening one:

1.Giant lantern festival

Is a yearly celebration held in mid-December in the City of San Fernando in the Philippines? The celebration includes opposition of mammoth lamps. Due to the prevalence of the celebration, the city has been nicknamed the “Christmas Capital of the Philippines”. Most energizing part of the yearly celebration is sorting out rivalry among goliath lights makers. Mammoth lamps in many shading blends, shapes and sizes bid to all. Prior, makers used to make goliath lamps from regular kinds of stuff including bamboos. This convention has now advanced to such an extent that numerous difficulties have been included the formation of greater and mammoth lights with electrical apparatuses to turn them additionally engaging.

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2.Pasko Fiesta Sa Davao

For the entire month of December, the city beats with exciting and cheerful Christmas events known as Pasko Fiesta sa Davao. This is celebrated in the city of Davao. The four-hectare Park and some key zones in that will be changed over into a Christmas Park where Dabawenyos will appreciate vivid lit Parols. You can hear an ensemble of conventional Filipino Christmas music being played. Different exciting rivalries will likewise be propelled at the same time with the fantastic openings in this festival of Philippines.

People celebrating
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As Museums gather and save our articles and materials of strict, social and authentic worth. They are a decent wellspring of amusement. These historical centres help to safeguard and advance our social legacy. Exhibition halls are a storage facility of old antiquities, models, objects, history and so forth. The Philippines also has some spellbinding museums for the history buffs. National Museum of Anthropology, located in Manila the capital city, presents you with the ethnic art, culture, ethnology and preserves various traditional crafts. These are a few reasons why Museums make it to the list of top things to do in the Philippines in December.

It displays the Philippines in one go. It has artefacts representing their rich and varied heritage. Ayala Museum, also located in Manila, has collections which depict the story of the evolution of the Philippines through a mobile viewing device. 

University of Santo Tomas Museum of Arts and Sciences, this museum is the oldest museum of the country. It takes you back in the 17th century and presents to you a vivid description of the culture of the Philippines. Escolta Museum rewinds the city’s vintage things used back during those ages. Mostly the bottles, as boards are in either Spanish and old Tagalog. It lets you tour in the old setting of an elegant city. 

The Mind Museum, for the science lovers this one is really a gift. The engaging activities are all curated to soothe the curious minds amongst you. With so many specific activities to dwell in, you will be spoilt for choice. 

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