Surfing is an extreme sport that involves riding the waves towards the shore while standing or lying on a surfboard. With more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is blessed with beach breaks along both the Pacific Ocean and South China Sea, as well as reef breaks throughout the archipelago. For surfers, this means that there are numerous surfing spots to check out.
The summer heat seems to be crazy these days. Everyone’s thoughts turn to beaches, waterfalls, swimming pools or any body of water to just escape the heat and cool down. While Batangas and La Union are probably the closest you can get to a beach fix from Manila, if you’re willing to travel a little further, then Camarines Norte (or Cam Norte) in the Bicol region, roughly 343 km southeast of Manila might be an ideal spot for you.
Since much has been written about the historical side of the province, here are my picks of some of the fun water-based adventures you can do to cool down in Cam Norte: