Hot Air Ballooning
The Philippine Hot Air Balloon Festival in Clark Field, a three-hour’s drive north of Metro Manila, is a big event every February. Go up the sky in colorful, stylish balloons and see the expanse of what once was part of the most strategic U.S. bases in Asia.
At the Skydiving Center in Tanauan, Batangas, you can indulge in adventure packages that include drop zones off Taal Volcano — a crater within a lake that is also a crater — and picturesque Mount Makiling almost skimming idyllic Laguna de Bai.
You can go ziplining your way through the archipelago: over the limestone seascapes of El Nido in Palawan, the jungles of Bohol Island in the central Philippines, and the romantic pine trees in the mountain province of Bukidnon, where the Del Monte pineapple plantation stretches as far as your eyes can see.