Philippines Sports & Outdoors

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Philippines Sports & Outdoors

  • GOLFING IN THE PHILIPPINES

    Although not too many people come to the Philippine to play golf there are several world class courses in the country, but many are private.FAIRWAYS and BLUEWATER COURSE, BORACAYhttp://www.fairwaysandbluewater.com.ph/golf.phphttp://www.golfingphilippines.com/GOLFfairwaysbluewatergolf.shtml18 hole golf course, open to the public, stunning views.CLUB...

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  • COCKFIGHTING IN THE PHILIPPINES

    Some people would not consider this a sport but every weekend Filipinos flock to the cockpit with their cocks ready to do battle to win the owner a fortune. Jose Rizal, the national hero once said that the Filipino men love their cocks more than their own children. When Magellan landed in Palawan he found that the natives were already breeding...

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  • RAFTING IN THE PHILIPPINES

    Whitewater rafting is becoming more popular and i am sure several new locations will crop up in the near future but as of now i have listed the areas where it is already established.CHICO RIVER, NORTH LUZONRafting is possible in the wet season from July to January when there is enough water in the river and costs around $100 per person provided...

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  • FOOTBALL IN THE PHILIPPINES

    Usually the national team, nicknamed the "Azkals" (mongrel dogs) play at Rizal Memorial Stadium and the sport is becoming very popular as in the last few years the team has improved with mixed blood players from England, Spain, Germany , Denmark and other countries. Before it was the weakest team in Asia, often conceding 4 or 5 goals, but a couple...

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  • BOXING IN THE PHILIPPINES

    Perhaps basketball is a sport played by most Filipinos but the whole country stops work and the streets are deserted when Manny Pacquiao, the country's most famous sporting hero steps in the ring. The locals watch it wherever there is a TV, and quite often local governments will show the boxing match free on big screens. However, if you want to...

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  • BASKETBALL IN THE PHILIPPINES

    Locals are basketball crazy here as you see them walking around in basketball shorts and shirts with the names of the NBA Stars printed on the back. Every town and even small villages will have a basketball court even if it is just a couple of homemade basketball hoops nailed to a tree. The PBA was founded in 1975 and consists of 10 teams sponsored...

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  • SURFING IN THE PHILIPPINES

    CLOUD 9, SIARGAO ISLAND (sep/oct)Probaby the best surfing spot in the country a major surfing competition started here around 1995 and still is held annually in September. When i was there in 1999 the competition was won by a local lad for the first time. Tourists would sometimes leave their damaged surfboards behind so the local teenagers repaired...

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  • CAVING IN THE PHILIPPINES

    In the limestone hills in this country there are many caves, but only a few are well known but there are certain precautions to take if you intend to explore caves. You should have at least a group of three people because if there is an emergency one can stay with the injured person while the other goes for help. You should wear a headlamp so it...

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  • TREKKING IN THE PHILIPPINES

    PHILIPPINES is an excellent country for trekking but unfortunately the infrastructure is lacking. I have listed a few trekking areas below, some are short treks and some are overnight treks, some of them i have done and some of them are on my bucket list. Besides these few areas there are many places throughout the country where you can just wander...

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  • DIVE SITES OF THE PHILIPPINES

    Philippines is an excellent place for diving as there are over 7,000 islands where you can see coral, wrecks, walls, large fish and small, so i have tried o list a few of the dive sites in this review, but each year many new ones are appearing.BOHOLThere is a reef off of Panglao Island with corals, plentiful reef fish and a 50 m vertical drop-off....

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  • Bolinao and Hundred Island Adventure...

    Bolinao Hundred Island Adventure trip 1rst day Bolinao UP marine Sanctuary Bolinao Old Church ilog malinao Echanted Cave Rock Garden Resort ( Mini Zoo)Bolinao Light House Patar beach 2nd day Hundred Island boatride to Governor island, Children Island , Quezon Island , Marcos Island , Snorkeling at Giant clamp sanctuary.Activites:Caving...

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  • Kiteboarding

    Kiteboarding is a combination of many other sports like windsurfing, waterski, wakeboard, paragliding. It is considered as the natural evolution of windsurfing and the use of lighter equipment offers unlimitted possibilities to the rider. The kite gives the capability to soar to the sky and make wonderful loops while in the air. It's very powerful...

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  • Hike to the crater of Mount Pinatubo.

    Mount Pinatubo became world wide famous in 1991 when it erupted and caused the biggest vulcanic eruption in the world since 1912.Today the 1700 meter high vulcano is a quiet spot though and it´s a very suitable one day trek to hike up to the crater lake.I did it myself with a few people i met through this site and i had a really nice day there.The...

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  • Scuba Philippines

    within 3 hours from manila, anilao in batangas offers many dive sites with good visibility. from batangas, you can take a ferry to puerto galera, mindoro. Apo Reef/Island off Mindoro has great dive sites too. Further south on Luzon island, you can snorkel with whale sharks in Donsol, Sorsogon. Then, you can fly from Legaspi to Cebu (Moalboal in the...

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  • Golf Philippines

    It was a funfilled adventure somehow. I did not know what to expect. All I know is since I've never done it before so it must be fun and exciting. The trip was planned several months ahead due to friends in the Philippines we must meet and have time to play with us. As usual travel light, equipment, enough changing for attire and some give-aways...

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  • Scuba Diving & Snorkeling!

    Philippines is one of the best diving destinations although sea life has suffered a lot from pollution and overfishing. The worst of all is the trading of tropical fishes which greatly disturbs the ecosystem. However, it's been several years that the international Community and the locals themselves have realized the cost of dead reefs and fish...

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  • Philippines MTB

    Mountain biking is really good in the Philippines because there are alot of village trails used for walking or biking, and they are all interconnected. Away from the main roads, the Philippines is a beautiful country. A few other attractive features:1. The volcanic soil and tropical climate mean that you dont get flat tyres easily2. The lack of...

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  • Badminton a popular sport

    Badminton is a very popular sport in the Philippines. A lot of people play, and it's not difficult to find courts for rent, at least in Metro Manila. This is not just exercise but a social event as well.

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  • Staying in Shape

    I like to stay in good physical condition even while on vacation. I know while you're on holiday you are suppose to kick back and relax, but I just feel better about myself when I know I'm not cheating on my workouts. Besides, it's so easy to get out of shape and it seems a hell of a lot harder to get back in it.Whenever I visit the Philippines I...

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  • Visit a cockfight arena

    Although it is considered as some sort of sports it is more of a gambling event.So called cockpits are packed with spectators to watch that in often cases deadly fight. Very expensive roosters fighting each other. In addition to their natural thorn small razor sharp blades are affixed to their legs that cause oftentimes deadly wounds.

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  • Sailing

    At many of the popular beaches there are small sailboats for hire. You can sail them yourself or hire someone to sail it for you. It is a fairly inexpensive to rent these for a day. I'm not sure of current rates and it will also depend on which beach your on too.

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  • Diving, Kayaking and Water Rafting

    As Philippines is a 7,107 islands, you can do any water sports you fancy of doing here..we have great and wonderful beaches which is of course one of our frontier;-) If you go scuba diving, you can rent those things in the resort.

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  • Scuba Deve in Bohol

    "Scuba" is the abbreviation of "Self Contained Underwater Breating Apparatus". Under the sea, you won't to see the same views before your eyes and always have different experiences. We took all of our dive equipment to Bohol. Mask, snorkel, gloves, wet suit, BCD, regulator, boots, fins, dive light and log...etc. Even thouth they are very heavy but...

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  • River Climbing, Diving or Biking

    Planet Action (http://www.action-philippines.com/) in Moalboal organizes tours for scuba diving, biking, river climbing, horse riding and more.

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