June 29, 2018

Places to Visit during Rainy Season That Your Barkada Will Enjoy

Fancy a chill vacation? Bring your friends to these getaways!

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Planning a trip with your best buddies is never an easy task. Incompatible schedules and clashing ideas on where you should go is difficult as it is, but to plan your trip according to our country’s ever-changing weather is an altogether tricky feat to do. But don’t let the dreary weather stop you and your friends from having the ultimate getaway. There are still places in the Philippines that you can visit even when it’s raining like crazy.

Here are some places to visit during the rainy season with your barkada that are perfect for groups regardless of the weather!


1. Siargao




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Experience stronger waves with your surfer buddies at Siargao this rainy season.

Image: @mikarti


Siargao is one of the busiest destinations in the country right now, and it’s not too late for you and your friends to find out what the buzz is all about. If you’re a group of surfers, you and your barkada can conquer the giant waves at Cloud 9. This famous area where both newbie and veteran surfers come to train becomes even better during the rainy season.

After a day of surfing, your group can also have some down time and enjoy a session of yoga. Green House is an eco-resort in Siargao known for their yoga classes. You can attend either their morning or afternoon session for PhP350 and choose between an Astanga-Primary Series or Vinyasa Flow session.




2. Lake Sebu




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Enjoy the cold Lake Sebu weather and marvel at its beauty early in the morning!

Image: Official Lake Sebu Tourism


If your group prefers an adventurous and cultural trip, you can head to South Cotabato and visit Lake Sebu. Lake Sebu generally has a colder climate because of its elevation, and this becomes even cozier when it’s raining! Visit the famous Lake Sebu in the morning and enjoy a surreal boating experience at its seven famous falls, namely Hikong Alo, Hikong Bente, Hikong B’lebel, Hikong Lowig, Hikong Ukol, Hikong K’fo-i, and Hikong Tonok. Your group can explore these falls either by hiking or taking a zipline.

Lake Sebu is also home of the indigenous T’boli tribe, who are known for their weaving skills. Your group can support their community by buying their beautiful T’nalak or traditionally woven garments made from refined abaca fiber.


3. Camiguin




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Escape Manila’s weather and travel with your buddies to Mantigue Island in Camiguin.

Image: Camiguin Tourism Office


Camiguin may be one of the smallest provinces in the country next to Batanes, but it is home to a number of natural resources that will keep you and your friends busy for days. You can go hiking and climb Mt. Vulcan or Mt. Hibok-Hibok and end the day with a relaxing bath at Ardent Hot Spring. From waterfalls to mountains, and hot and cold springs, your clique will surely find something to explore in Camiguin.

But if you prefer just laying back and enjoying its peaceful impression, you can lounge at the beautiful beaches of Camiguin including White Island and Mantigue Island.




4. Bukidnon




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Fly through pine trees at Bukidnon’s Dahilayan Adventure Park.

Image: Dahilayan Adventure Park


Bukidnon may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about getaway destinations, but this landlocked province north of Mindanao is more than meets the eye. For starters, you can visit Del Monte’s Plantation and Golf Course to see vast greeneries and rows upon rows of pineapples. You can also stop by the Monastery of Transfiguration. The famous pilgrimage site is situated on top of a hill, giving it one of the best views of Bukidnon.

If adventure is what your group is after, Dahilayan Adventure Park is also an exciting stop at Bukidnon. It houses the longest dual zipline in Asia with a length of 840 meters, as well as Skytower Base Jump, the highest parajump in the country that measures eight stories in height.


5. Siquijor




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Bring your barkada along and fall in love with Siquijor!

Image: Joyce Bernadas


Another exciting province to visit with your friends is Siquijor. The island is known for the stories of sorcery and mysticism surrounding it, but one step inside Siquijor and the only spell you’ll be falling for is its undeniable beauty.

You and your friends can roam around the area by just riding the tricycles. Some of the must-visit places in Siquijor include the gorgeous beaches of Salagdoong and Paliton, and the clear blue waters of Cambughay Falls, where you can jump into the water using vines from trees, just like Tarzan.


6. Iligan




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Leave Manila’s rainy weather for this captivating beauty in Iligan.

Image: Patrick John Baui


Another off-the-beaten-path destination you and your friends can include in your rainy season itineraries is Iligan City. This province in Lanao Del Norte might not be a known tourist destination, but unbeknownst to many, it is actually called the “City of Majestic Waterfalls” because of the many waterfalls that you can find here.

One of the most popular falls in Iligan is Maria Cristina Falls. The 98-meter high waterfall is not only known for its mesmerizing height and grandeur, but also for its utility. Through hydroelectricity, the waterfall supplies 70% of Mindanao’s energy. And Maria Cristina Falls is only one of the 24 beautiful falls you can explore in Iligan, so you better brace yourself for the beautiful sights you’ll see!




7. Cagayan De Oro




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Prepare for an exhilarating adventure at Cagayan de Oro.

Image: Great White Water Rafting CDO


Cagayan De Oro has always been the go-to destination for white water rafting activity, and it’s an even better experience during the rainy season. Bring your friends along and conquer the challenging Cagayan River with bigger waves and stronger currents that always come with the wild weather.

After a tiring day of rafting, you and your friends can end your night by going thrift shopping at Divisoria Night Market at Plaza Divisoria. While exploring the sights and sounds around town, munch on the favorite pasalubong that is pastel, a bread with yema (candy made with egg yolk) filling on the inside.


8. Baguio




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Experience a colder and foggier Baguio this rainy season!

Image: ShoppersGuide


If you and your barkada are not one to shy away from the cold, then head north to experience Baguio in its chilliest climate. The City of Pines is known for its cold weather which gets even colder with the monsoon winds! Enjoy the sweater weather and see Baguio’s parks covered with mist and fog.

Aside from the usual sightseeing, make sure to grab a hot cup of coffee or chocolate to keep warm. For an amazing brew of coffee paired with an amazing view, head to Arca’s Yard, a café known for their cozy, library-slash-museum ambiance. If you prefer a cup of hot chocolate instead, Tsokolateria will take care of your cocoa needs, from your drink to your meal.


Check out our list of cafes in Baguio City or browse the Dining & Leisure category of the ShoppersGuide Directory.


The constant rains and cold winds shouldn’t stop you and your friends from doing your dream barkada trip. Let us know in the comments section which of these places you will visit!

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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June 29, 2018

Places to Visit during Rainy Season That Your Barkada Will Enjoy

Fancy a chill vacation? Bring your friends to these getaways!


places to visit during rainy season barkada


Planning a trip with your best buddies is never an easy task. Incompatible schedules and clashing ideas on where you should go is difficult as it is, but to plan your trip according to our country’s ever-changing weather is an altogether tricky feat to do. But don’t let the dreary weather stop you and your friends from having the ultimate getaway. There are still places in the Philippines that you can visit even when it’s raining like crazy.

Here are some places to visit during the rainy season with your barkada that are perfect for groups regardless of the weather!


1. Siargao




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Experience stronger waves with your surfer buddies at Siargao this rainy season.

Image: @mikarti


Siargao is one of the busiest destinations in the country right now, and it’s not too late for you and your friends to find out what the buzz is all about. If you’re a group of surfers, you and your barkada can conquer the giant waves at Cloud 9. This famous area where both newbie and veteran surfers come to train becomes even better during the rainy season.

After a day of surfing, your group can also have some down time and enjoy a session of yoga. Green House is an eco-resort in Siargao known for their yoga classes. You can attend either their morning or afternoon session for PhP350 and choose between an Astanga-Primary Series or Vinyasa Flow session.




2. Lake Sebu




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Enjoy the cold Lake Sebu weather and marvel at its beauty early in the morning!

Image: Official Lake Sebu Tourism


If your group prefers an adventurous and cultural trip, you can head to South Cotabato and visit Lake Sebu. Lake Sebu generally has a colder climate because of its elevation, and this becomes even cozier when it’s raining! Visit the famous Lake Sebu in the morning and enjoy a surreal boating experience at its seven famous falls, namely Hikong Alo, Hikong Bente, Hikong B’lebel, Hikong Lowig, Hikong Ukol, Hikong K’fo-i, and Hikong Tonok. Your group can explore these falls either by hiking or taking a zipline.

Lake Sebu is also home of the indigenous T’boli tribe, who are known for their weaving skills. Your group can support their community by buying their beautiful T’nalak or traditionally woven garments made from refined abaca fiber.


3. Camiguin




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Escape Manila’s weather and travel with your buddies to Mantigue Island in Camiguin.

Image: Camiguin Tourism Office


Camiguin may be one of the smallest provinces in the country next to Batanes, but it is home to a number of natural resources that will keep you and your friends busy for days. You can go hiking and climb Mt. Vulcan or Mt. Hibok-Hibok and end the day with a relaxing bath at Ardent Hot Spring. From waterfalls to mountains, and hot and cold springs, your clique will surely find something to explore in Camiguin.

But if you prefer just laying back and enjoying its peaceful impression, you can lounge at the beautiful beaches of Camiguin including White Island and Mantigue Island.




4. Bukidnon




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Fly through pine trees at Bukidnon’s Dahilayan Adventure Park.

Image: Dahilayan Adventure Park


Bukidnon may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about getaway destinations, but this landlocked province north of Mindanao is more than meets the eye. For starters, you can visit Del Monte’s Plantation and Golf Course to see vast greeneries and rows upon rows of pineapples. You can also stop by the Monastery of Transfiguration. The famous pilgrimage site is situated on top of a hill, giving it one of the best views of Bukidnon.

If adventure is what your group is after, Dahilayan Adventure Park is also an exciting stop at Bukidnon. It houses the longest dual zipline in Asia with a length of 840 meters, as well as Skytower Base Jump, the highest parajump in the country that measures eight stories in height.


5. Siquijor




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Bring your barkada along and fall in love with Siquijor!

Image: Joyce Bernadas


Another exciting province to visit with your friends is Siquijor. The island is known for the stories of sorcery and mysticism surrounding it, but one step inside Siquijor and the only spell you’ll be falling for is its undeniable beauty.

You and your friends can roam around the area by just riding the tricycles. Some of the must-visit places in Siquijor include the gorgeous beaches of Salagdoong and Paliton, and the clear blue waters of Cambughay Falls, where you can jump into the water using vines from trees, just like Tarzan.


6. Iligan




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Leave Manila’s rainy weather for this captivating beauty in Iligan.

Image: Patrick John Baui


Another off-the-beaten-path destination you and your friends can include in your rainy season itineraries is Iligan City. This province in Lanao Del Norte might not be a known tourist destination, but unbeknownst to many, it is actually called the “City of Majestic Waterfalls” because of the many waterfalls that you can find here.

One of the most popular falls in Iligan is Maria Cristina Falls. The 98-meter high waterfall is not only known for its mesmerizing height and grandeur, but also for its utility. Through hydroelectricity, the waterfall supplies 70% of Mindanao’s energy. And Maria Cristina Falls is only one of the 24 beautiful falls you can explore in Iligan, so you better brace yourself for the beautiful sights you’ll see!




7. Cagayan De Oro




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Prepare for an exhilarating adventure at Cagayan de Oro.

Image: Great White Water Rafting CDO


Cagayan De Oro has always been the go-to destination for white water rafting activity, and it’s an even better experience during the rainy season. Bring your friends along and conquer the challenging Cagayan River with bigger waves and stronger currents that always come with the wild weather.

After a tiring day of rafting, you and your friends can end your night by going thrift shopping at Divisoria Night Market at Plaza Divisoria. While exploring the sights and sounds around town, munch on the favorite pasalubong that is pastel, a bread with yema (candy made with egg yolk) filling on the inside.


8. Baguio




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Experience a colder and foggier Baguio this rainy season!

Image: ShoppersGuide


If you and your barkada are not one to shy away from the cold, then head north to experience Baguio in its chilliest climate. The City of Pines is known for its cold weather which gets even colder with the monsoon winds! Enjoy the sweater weather and see Baguio’s parks covered with mist and fog.

Aside from the usual sightseeing, make sure to grab a hot cup of coffee or chocolate to keep warm. For an amazing brew of coffee paired with an amazing view, head to Arca’s Yard, a café known for their cozy, library-slash-museum ambiance. If you prefer a cup of hot chocolate instead, Tsokolateria will take care of your cocoa needs, from your drink to your meal.


Check out our list of cafes in Baguio City or browse the Dining & Leisure category of the ShoppersGuide Directory.


The constant rains and cold winds shouldn’t stop you and your friends from doing your dream barkada trip. Let us know in the comments section which of these places you will visit!

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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June 29, 2018

Places to Visit during Rainy Season That Your Barkada Will Enjoy

Fancy a chill vacation? Bring your friends to these getaways!

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places to visit during rainy season barkada


Planning a trip with your best buddies is never an easy task. Incompatible schedules and clashing ideas on where you should go is difficult as it is, but to plan your trip according to our country’s ever-changing weather is an altogether tricky feat to do. But don’t let the dreary weather stop you and your friends from having the ultimate getaway. There are still places in the Philippines that you can visit even when it’s raining like crazy.

Here are some places to visit during the rainy season with your barkada that are perfect for groups regardless of the weather!


1. Siargao




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Experience stronger waves with your surfer buddies at Siargao this rainy season.

Image: @mikarti


Siargao is one of the busiest destinations in the country right now, and it’s not too late for you and your friends to find out what the buzz is all about. If you’re a group of surfers, you and your barkada can conquer the giant waves at Cloud 9. This famous area where both newbie and veteran surfers come to train becomes even better during the rainy season.

After a day of surfing, your group can also have some down time and enjoy a session of yoga. Green House is an eco-resort in Siargao known for their yoga classes. You can attend either their morning or afternoon session for PhP350 and choose between an Astanga-Primary Series or Vinyasa Flow session.




2. Lake Sebu




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Enjoy the cold Lake Sebu weather and marvel at its beauty early in the morning!

Image: Official Lake Sebu Tourism


If your group prefers an adventurous and cultural trip, you can head to South Cotabato and visit Lake Sebu. Lake Sebu generally has a colder climate because of its elevation, and this becomes even cozier when it’s raining! Visit the famous Lake Sebu in the morning and enjoy a surreal boating experience at its seven famous falls, namely Hikong Alo, Hikong Bente, Hikong B’lebel, Hikong Lowig, Hikong Ukol, Hikong K’fo-i, and Hikong Tonok. Your group can explore these falls either by hiking or taking a zipline.

Lake Sebu is also home of the indigenous T’boli tribe, who are known for their weaving skills. Your group can support their community by buying their beautiful T’nalak or traditionally woven garments made from refined abaca fiber.


3. Camiguin




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Escape Manila’s weather and travel with your buddies to Mantigue Island in Camiguin.

Image: Camiguin Tourism Office


Camiguin may be one of the smallest provinces in the country next to Batanes, but it is home to a number of natural resources that will keep you and your friends busy for days. You can go hiking and climb Mt. Vulcan or Mt. Hibok-Hibok and end the day with a relaxing bath at Ardent Hot Spring. From waterfalls to mountains, and hot and cold springs, your clique will surely find something to explore in Camiguin.

But if you prefer just laying back and enjoying its peaceful impression, you can lounge at the beautiful beaches of Camiguin including White Island and Mantigue Island.




4. Bukidnon




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Fly through pine trees at Bukidnon’s Dahilayan Adventure Park.

Image: Dahilayan Adventure Park


Bukidnon may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about getaway destinations, but this landlocked province north of Mindanao is more than meets the eye. For starters, you can visit Del Monte’s Plantation and Golf Course to see vast greeneries and rows upon rows of pineapples. You can also stop by the Monastery of Transfiguration. The famous pilgrimage site is situated on top of a hill, giving it one of the best views of Bukidnon.

If adventure is what your group is after, Dahilayan Adventure Park is also an exciting stop at Bukidnon. It houses the longest dual zipline in Asia with a length of 840 meters, as well as Skytower Base Jump, the highest parajump in the country that measures eight stories in height.


5. Siquijor




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Bring your barkada along and fall in love with Siquijor!

Image: Joyce Bernadas


Another exciting province to visit with your friends is Siquijor. The island is known for the stories of sorcery and mysticism surrounding it, but one step inside Siquijor and the only spell you’ll be falling for is its undeniable beauty.

You and your friends can roam around the area by just riding the tricycles. Some of the must-visit places in Siquijor include the gorgeous beaches of Salagdoong and Paliton, and the clear blue waters of Cambughay Falls, where you can jump into the water using vines from trees, just like Tarzan.


6. Iligan




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Leave Manila’s rainy weather for this captivating beauty in Iligan.

Image: Patrick John Baui


Another off-the-beaten-path destination you and your friends can include in your rainy season itineraries is Iligan City. This province in Lanao Del Norte might not be a known tourist destination, but unbeknownst to many, it is actually called the “City of Majestic Waterfalls” because of the many waterfalls that you can find here.

One of the most popular falls in Iligan is Maria Cristina Falls. The 98-meter high waterfall is not only known for its mesmerizing height and grandeur, but also for its utility. Through hydroelectricity, the waterfall supplies 70% of Mindanao’s energy. And Maria Cristina Falls is only one of the 24 beautiful falls you can explore in Iligan, so you better brace yourself for the beautiful sights you’ll see!




7. Cagayan De Oro




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Prepare for an exhilarating adventure at Cagayan de Oro.

Image: Great White Water Rafting CDO


Cagayan De Oro has always been the go-to destination for white water rafting activity, and it’s an even better experience during the rainy season. Bring your friends along and conquer the challenging Cagayan River with bigger waves and stronger currents that always come with the wild weather.

After a tiring day of rafting, you and your friends can end your night by going thrift shopping at Divisoria Night Market at Plaza Divisoria. While exploring the sights and sounds around town, munch on the favorite pasalubong that is pastel, a bread with yema (candy made with egg yolk) filling on the inside.


8. Baguio




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Experience a colder and foggier Baguio this rainy season!

Image: ShoppersGuide


If you and your barkada are not one to shy away from the cold, then head north to experience Baguio in its chilliest climate. The City of Pines is known for its cold weather which gets even colder with the monsoon winds! Enjoy the sweater weather and see Baguio’s parks covered with mist and fog.

Aside from the usual sightseeing, make sure to grab a hot cup of coffee or chocolate to keep warm. For an amazing brew of coffee paired with an amazing view, head to Arca’s Yard, a café known for their cozy, library-slash-museum ambiance. If you prefer a cup of hot chocolate instead, Tsokolateria will take care of your cocoa needs, from your drink to your meal.


Check out our list of cafes in Baguio City or browse the Dining & Leisure category of the ShoppersGuide Directory.


The constant rains and cold winds shouldn’t stop you and your friends from doing your dream barkada trip. Let us know in the comments section which of these places you will visit!

Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

Disclaimer: All articles in the Consumers Magazine of ShoppersGuide.com.ph (SG) are for general information and entertainment purposes only. Although careful research has been made in writing them, SG does not make any warranty about the completeness and accuracy of all information presented in our articles. Our content is not intended to be used in place of legal, medical, or any professional advice.

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June 29, 2018

Places to Visit during Rainy Season That Your Barkada Will Enjoy

Fancy a chill vacation? Bring your friends to these getaways!


places to visit during rainy season barkada


Planning a trip with your best buddies is never an easy task. Incompatible schedules and clashing ideas on where you should go is difficult as it is, but to plan your trip according to our country’s ever-changing weather is an altogether tricky feat to do. But don’t let the dreary weather stop you and your friends from having the ultimate getaway. There are still places in the Philippines that you can visit even when it’s raining like crazy.

Here are some places to visit during the rainy season with your barkada that are perfect for groups regardless of the weather!


1. Siargao




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Experience stronger waves with your surfer buddies at Siargao this rainy season.

Image: @mikarti


Siargao is one of the busiest destinations in the country right now, and it’s not too late for you and your friends to find out what the buzz is all about. If you’re a group of surfers, you and your barkada can conquer the giant waves at Cloud 9. This famous area where both newbie and veteran surfers come to train becomes even better during the rainy season.

After a day of surfing, your group can also have some down time and enjoy a session of yoga. Green House is an eco-resort in Siargao known for their yoga classes. You can attend either their morning or afternoon session for PhP350 and choose between an Astanga-Primary Series or Vinyasa Flow session.




2. Lake Sebu




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Enjoy the cold Lake Sebu weather and marvel at its beauty early in the morning!

Image: Official Lake Sebu Tourism


If your group prefers an adventurous and cultural trip, you can head to South Cotabato and visit Lake Sebu. Lake Sebu generally has a colder climate because of its elevation, and this becomes even cozier when it’s raining! Visit the famous Lake Sebu in the morning and enjoy a surreal boating experience at its seven famous falls, namely Hikong Alo, Hikong Bente, Hikong B’lebel, Hikong Lowig, Hikong Ukol, Hikong K’fo-i, and Hikong Tonok. Your group can explore these falls either by hiking or taking a zipline.

Lake Sebu is also home of the indigenous T’boli tribe, who are known for their weaving skills. Your group can support their community by buying their beautiful T’nalak or traditionally woven garments made from refined abaca fiber.


3. Camiguin




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Escape Manila’s weather and travel with your buddies to Mantigue Island in Camiguin.

Image: Camiguin Tourism Office


Camiguin may be one of the smallest provinces in the country next to Batanes, but it is home to a number of natural resources that will keep you and your friends busy for days. You can go hiking and climb Mt. Vulcan or Mt. Hibok-Hibok and end the day with a relaxing bath at Ardent Hot Spring. From waterfalls to mountains, and hot and cold springs, your clique will surely find something to explore in Camiguin.

But if you prefer just laying back and enjoying its peaceful impression, you can lounge at the beautiful beaches of Camiguin including White Island and Mantigue Island.




4. Bukidnon




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Fly through pine trees at Bukidnon’s Dahilayan Adventure Park.

Image: Dahilayan Adventure Park


Bukidnon may not be the first thing that comes to mind when talking about getaway destinations, but this landlocked province north of Mindanao is more than meets the eye. For starters, you can visit Del Monte’s Plantation and Golf Course to see vast greeneries and rows upon rows of pineapples. You can also stop by the Monastery of Transfiguration. The famous pilgrimage site is situated on top of a hill, giving it one of the best views of Bukidnon.

If adventure is what your group is after, Dahilayan Adventure Park is also an exciting stop at Bukidnon. It houses the longest dual zipline in Asia with a length of 840 meters, as well as Skytower Base Jump, the highest parajump in the country that measures eight stories in height.


5. Siquijor




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Bring your barkada along and fall in love with Siquijor!

Image: Joyce Bernadas


Another exciting province to visit with your friends is Siquijor. The island is known for the stories of sorcery and mysticism surrounding it, but one step inside Siquijor and the only spell you’ll be falling for is its undeniable beauty.

You and your friends can roam around the area by just riding the tricycles. Some of the must-visit places in Siquijor include the gorgeous beaches of Salagdoong and Paliton, and the clear blue waters of Cambughay Falls, where you can jump into the water using vines from trees, just like Tarzan.


6. Iligan




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Leave Manila’s rainy weather for this captivating beauty in Iligan.

Image: Patrick John Baui


Another off-the-beaten-path destination you and your friends can include in your rainy season itineraries is Iligan City. This province in Lanao Del Norte might not be a known tourist destination, but unbeknownst to many, it is actually called the “City of Majestic Waterfalls” because of the many waterfalls that you can find here.

One of the most popular falls in Iligan is Maria Cristina Falls. The 98-meter high waterfall is not only known for its mesmerizing height and grandeur, but also for its utility. Through hydroelectricity, the waterfall supplies 70% of Mindanao’s energy. And Maria Cristina Falls is only one of the 24 beautiful falls you can explore in Iligan, so you better brace yourself for the beautiful sights you’ll see!




7. Cagayan De Oro




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Prepare for an exhilarating adventure at Cagayan de Oro.

Image: Great White Water Rafting CDO


Cagayan De Oro has always been the go-to destination for white water rafting activity, and it’s an even better experience during the rainy season. Bring your friends along and conquer the challenging Cagayan River with bigger waves and stronger currents that always come with the wild weather.

After a tiring day of rafting, you and your friends can end your night by going thrift shopping at Divisoria Night Market at Plaza Divisoria. While exploring the sights and sounds around town, munch on the favorite pasalubong that is pastel, a bread with yema (candy made with egg yolk) filling on the inside.


8. Baguio




places to visit during rainy season barkada

Experience a colder and foggier Baguio this rainy season!

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If you and your barkada are not one to shy away from the cold, then head north to experience Baguio in its chilliest climate. The City of Pines is known for its cold weather which gets even colder with the monsoon winds! Enjoy the sweater weather and see Baguio’s parks covered with mist and fog.

Aside from the usual sightseeing, make sure to grab a hot cup of coffee or chocolate to keep warm. For an amazing brew of coffee paired with an amazing view, head to Arca’s Yard, a café known for their cozy, library-slash-museum ambiance. If you prefer a cup of hot chocolate instead, Tsokolateria will take care of your cocoa needs, from your drink to your meal.


Check out our list of cafes in Baguio City or browse the Dining & Leisure category of the ShoppersGuide Directory.


The constant rains and cold winds shouldn’t stop you and your friends from doing your dream barkada trip. Let us know in the comments section which of these places you will visit!

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Patricia Marie Prado

Patricia came from the field of business and accounting but is now pursuing her dreams of being a writer. She is a self-confessed introvert and is passionate about reading, travelling, writing, movies, coffee and God. When she's not writing, she loves discovering new coffee shops/cafe and doing TV-series marathons.

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