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Philippines in May
Written by Rhea Alex on May 22, 2020 Share on

Philippines in May

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. The island in itself has more offer than you may even know. Tourists can stroll through the streets of the island and discover a plethora of tiny elements, that are sure to make you marvel at the very distinctive nature of this scenic island.

Known to be one of the most popular tourists destinations, Philippines witness a wide array of tourists from varied cultural backgrounds every year. Thus, the island has a diverse cultural and ethnic vibe to it, therefore giving tourists a comprehensive understanding of the distinctive nature of the island in its very being.

We’ve gone ahead and put together a ‘Philippines in May,’ guide just for you. Everything you may need to know is jotted down below.

Weather In The Philippines In May

Most tourists prefer the months of November to April to plan their travel to the Philippines. May is considered to be the hottest month of the year, with temperatures reaching a maximum of about 33.4°C. Though the dry seasons remain of more interest to most tourists, a trip during the months of May to November may just gain you on many levels – much lesser people, cheaper flights and hotels, and a lovely climate. 

Why Visit the Philippines in May

Pahiyas Festival

Pahiyas Festival
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A festival celebrated on an annual basis, the ‘ Lucban San Isidro Pahiyas Festival,’ is regarded as the most looked up to and famous harvest festival of the Philippine calendar every year. Tourists are seen making their way up to ‘ Lucban,’ where they witness the festivities at their best, all in celebration of the farmers and workers of the region. 

Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts

Adorned with intricate dances, parades, fashion shows – many of which happen on the streets, the ‘Viva Vigan Festival of the Arts,’ is a representation of the cultural heritage that the town has to offer. In addition to the above, tourists can also enjoy a wide variety of delicious food – all available on the streets of the island. 

Guimaras Manggahan Festival

The ‘Guimaras Manggahan Festival,’ is a famous festival that is celebrated in May and is significant in the Philippine region. Please note, that the dates for the festivities are subject to change every year, therefore tourists need to check on the dates; before making their way to be part of the festival itself. 

Things To Do In May

Swim At Hinagdanan 

Swim At Hinagdanan
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Wanting to try out something daring? Head over to the ‘Cave waters of Hinagdanan,’ as you cliff bounce and swim your way through the caves of the island. Tourists travel all the way to be part of an activity, that is commonly known to be the ‘Most Daring Activity,’ in the whole of the Philippines. 

Tourists can either take about a 15minute drive to the ‘Panglao Island,’ or they could just rent a bicycle and ride all the way to the island. 

Kayaking At Panagsama Beach 

Kayaking At Panagsama Beach
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Row your Kayak through the undeniably wild rapids at the Panagsama Beach, and witness some of the island’s most endearing wildlife in its natural environment. If you’re looking to explore a bit of scuba plunging, dolphin watching or just have a swim – you’ve got it all here.  The ‘Panagsama Beach,’ remains a must-do activity in Philippines for first-time visitors. 

Visit Chocolate Hills

 Chocolate Hills
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Adorned with lush greenery and grass-covered limestone, ‘The Chocolate Hills,’ is a must-visit viewpoint if you’re in the Philippines. Tourists can enjoy a variety of hikes and treks that are offered while at the site. The small conical mounds that form the base of the very hill are renowned worldwide for its stellar beauty. Tourists are in for a sight they’re going to remember for a lifetime to come.

Stroll over The Bamboo Hanging Bridge

Bamboo Hanging Bridge
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Tourists stroll across a bamboo hanging bridge, held over a river gushing underneath and backed with scenic background offering a  breathtaking view – that’s what the ‘Bamboo Hanging Bridge,’ has for the adventure lover in you. Tourists could also shop and purchase a couple of souvenirs from the smaller shops in the vicinity. The bridge is also widely recognised for the view of thE ‘Emerald Sipatan River,’ located nearby.

Enjoy Water Sport’s at Ariel’s Point

The ‘Ariel’s Point,’ is any water sport lovers haven on the island. Tourists can spend all day swimming, paddle boarding or even kayaking at the point. The ‘Ariel’s Point,’ is also most popular for the ‘Cliff Jumping,’ that takes place during the course of this month. Tourists enjoy an array of water sport activities at the point, some of which remain the best that the island has to offer.

Frequently Asked Questions about Philippines travel

Visiting the Philippines in May, is it worth it?

Much lesser crowds, cheaper flights and hotels coupled with a lovely climate, makes May a good time to visit the Philippines. 

What are some of the best things for a first time tourist to do in the Philippines?

You should most definitely try a shot at some amazing watersports – be it cave diving, kayaking and so much more. You could also go on a couple of renowned treks within the region.

Is safety a concern in the Philippines?

Like most other Southeast Asian countries, the Philippines is regarded as one of the safer places for tourists to visit and enjoy. You can explore this beautiful island without the fear of ‘safety,’ being on your mind.

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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