Don't let the rain stop you from traveling.

By Travelbook
May 31, 2019

The rainy months are here and we can already feel the cooler temperatures of the season. While the gloomy weather usually makes us want to stay in bed all day, did you know that this particular period is also highly anticipated by many travelers? In addition to the cheaper flights and various promos for tours and hotels, you'll find unique opportunities to explore and be more adventurous in the rain during this time. With that, here is a list of recommended places where you can enjoy the wet season.

1. Baler

Baler is one of the top surfing destinations in the the Philippines. Because of the weather, you can expect bigger waves and a more intense experience when you go surfing. This is a great time to improve your skills with the help of the many instructors along the shore. You can also take this as an opportunity to bond with the many surfers around since many of them will be seeking out those taller waves for sure.

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2. Tagaytay

Tagaytay is the coldest place that you can easily reach from Metro Manila (just a two to three-hour drive). Even if it's raining, there are many establishments that you can visit to make the most of your visit such as museums (Museo Orlina and Puzzle Museum) and numerous cafes (Bag of Beans and Green Olive Cafe). The high altitude weather combined with the rain will also make Tagaytay's famous bulalo tastier.

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3. Baguio

Speaking of a cold destination, Baguio will provide that extra chill during the rainy season. Baguio's temperature will be cooler when it rains, but like Tagaytay, there are many charming places to visit that will make your stay worthwhile like BenCab Museum, Baguio Museum, Cafe By The Ruins, and Choco-late de Batirol.

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4. Pampanga

It's been said over and over that food seems to taste better when it's raining, and where else can you enjoy being a foodie while it's drizzling but in the country's culinary capital? Pampanga will treat your taste buds to an adventure courtesy of some delectable Kapampangan dishes, the most recommended of which is the original sisig at Aling Lucing. Of course, when the rain stops, you can take a stroll or visit Dinosaur Island for more adventure.

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5. Cagayan de Oro

For the ultimate adventure in the country, Cagayan de Oro should be your destination because of white water rafting. Experts said that during the rainy season, the rapids in Cagayan River become more powerful, making it more challenging to ride. Try white water rafting during the rainy season and you'll definitely earn the respect of many adventure-seekers.

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