Here at Ellry, we make sure that you are in for an exciting month. Whether your idea of fun is having some me-time on a yoga retreat or dancing to the beat of indie music, there are lots of things to do around the Philippines for the month of March.
What better way to promote La Trinidad as a top contributor of strawberries in the area than to hold a week-long event that can be enjoyed by both locals and tourists? The first-ever Strawberry Festival, annually held after Baguio’s flower festival, featured the Strawberry Lane where visitors can buy and sample strawberry-related delicacies and products. Culinary competitions, pastries, dancing, and parade formations make up an exciting affair that promotes long-standing traditions.
This year’s Malasimbo Music and Arts Festival offers a great blend of contemporary and traditional arts and culture, featuring jazz, soul, hip-hop, world and electronic music artists from around the world. Some of the featured artists are Return of the Hermit, Sinosikat?, Jacob Collier, and Gong Myoung. Sought-after DJs will also take part in the outdoor event. The festival will be held at the foot of Mt. Malasimbo, which offers a scenic view of the Puerto Galera Bay.
Healthcamp™ On Beach will let you experience the healing powers of nature. For ultimate rejuvenation, stress relief, and therapy, this relaxing yet thrilling experience will take swimming and snorkeling to a new level. You can enjoy a nice meal with the feel of the soft sands on your feet or do yoga at dawn with sounds of waves crashing on the shore as your musical background.
Batangas City (LOBO) 360 70K Ultramarathon, organized by Prince Multisport, provides one category distance of 70 km for seasoned runners and fitness enthusiasts. Runners will have a chance to run the historical routes of Lobo, Batangas, which offer picturesque views of the surrounding mountains.
Are you passionate or interested in learning more about super macro photography? Jerome Kim will be conducting a 5N/6D workshop about Super Macro photography, which will be held in the beautiful province of Romblon. The workshop features 11 Dives with the rarest critters such as Melibe colemani and Butterfly Slugs.
If you feel that your daily grind is taking its toll on your well-being, the Intoxicating Detox Retreat at The Farm will provide the rejuvenation your body and mind crave for. This 5-day, 4-night retreat comes with detox and activity programmes, clinical, medical and spa treatments, as well as a superb dining experience in a beautiful and natural setting. This relaxing getaway is just over an hour drive from Manila.
Looking for a soothing yet stimulating activity for a weekend? Summer Surf Yoga Retreat, which will take place in La Union, offers just that. After enjoying the waves and having a much-needed yoga session, you can also take a permaculture farm tour. This retreat even features a craft coffee demo and outdoor movie screening – perfect to cap off a tiring week.
Vibrant Festival takes music and paint party experience to greater heights. This music and party paint tour will take place during the Araw ng Davao. The highlights of this exhilarating occasion include vibrant neon paints, canons, blacklights, paintball wars, and music from sought-after international and local DJs.
March 12, 2016 (Saturday) | 6:00 P.M.
Lanang Business Park, J.P. Laurel Ave., Davao City
P300 per person
If you want to make the most of your time and opt to take part in a more meaningful event, join the League Of Volunteers for Relief Expeditions 2016 as they extend healthcare services to people in Verde Island. Going on a medical mission for a small fishing community is a surefire way to make your day worthwhile.
Beach Force Gratis simply spells F-U-N for night owls and beach lovers! This annual beach party will be held in the beautiful shores of Nasugbu, Batangas. Also, this sensational gathering was organized by CT Events, which aims to give you a night of superb music and lively crowd.
March 19-20, 2016 (Saturday-Sunday) | 7:00 P.M. to 5:00 A.M.
Nasugbu Pavilion Beach Park, Apacible Blvd., Nasugbu, Batangas
General Admission is Free
Take some time away from the city and be one with nature while learning some essential survival skills. Where to Next (WTN) will be holding a 4 part session which will include training on fire, paracord knotting, pack and first aid. There will also be a mountain cooking series as well as a photography workshop to complete the experience. WTN started out with two friends selling travel planners but has now grown to pursue a much bigger calling- to promote traveling with passion and purpose.
Always thought you had a green thumb? Satisfy your curiosity and learn how to grow food in your own backyard! This workshop will discuss topics on biodynamic growing, permaculture, agro-forestry and sustainable practices. The speaker will be Nicolo Aberasturi who has 20 years farming experience and manages Earth Flora, a vegetable and flower farm in Dahilayan, Bukidnon.
March 12, 2016 (Saturday) | 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.
Clubhouse, Hacienda Sta. Elena, Barrio Malitlit, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
P2,500 per person
Be a voluntourist: a volunteer while being a tourist. What can be a greater way to explore the country’s sights than to help a cause at the same time? Project Lingap gives us another opportunity to give back as they organize a medical mission to the communities in Jomalig Island. This experience will certainly stay true to Project Lingap’s mission of providing an “adventure with a heart.”
Orientation: March 7, 2016 (Sunday) | 7:00 P.M.
Kensington Place, Burgos Circle, BGC
The Project: March 24-27, 2016 (Thursday-Sunday)
Jomalig Island, Quezon Province
P3,500 per person
Orientation Details | Project Details
Learn how to take professional looking travel photos to do the sights and scenery you see during your trips justice. Join the people behind M2 Photography Studio as they use the photogenic Corregidor Island as the subject for this workshop. The instructors will be Edwin Celestino and Michael Mariano who have backgrounds in fashion, advertising and commercial photography. Workshop fee includes ferry transfers, buffet lunch and a certificate of completion.