Another booming outdoor recreation in the Philippines is kayaking. More and more people, including foreign tourists in the country, are getting hooked to this aquatic sport. With more than 7,000 islands, the Philippines is indeed a perfect destination for kayaking enthusiasts.
Recently, the Department of Tourism launched a program promoting kayaking as a way of exploring various travel destinations across the archipelago. Officials believe that kayaking can entice more international tourists to visit the Philippines, which is home to festive events and colorful festivals.
One thing that differentiates kayaking from other water sports is that it does not ruin our environment. One can move freely above crystal-clear waters or explore secret coves and inlets while enjoying fascinating views of the country's various natural wonders such as mangrove forests, limestone cliffs, and unspoiled coastlines.
Kayaking experts said the sport is easy yet challenging. One just needs dexterity and sheer courage to cut across seas, lakes, and other bodies of water. Several resorts and vacation rentals in the country include kayaking in their holiday packages. Safety always comes first, as most accommodations ensure that their clients are equipped with proper gears and equipment when paddling across water.
There are many declared kayaking havens in the Philippines. Here are some of them.