13 Awesome Summer Activities around the Philippines this May

Here at Ellry, we want to make sure you end your summer with a bang. This May, include these activities where beach, mountain, music and culture are synonymous with fun and adventure.

flowYoga & SUP Retreat

Learn the art of yoga. Practice your physical, mental and spiritual health while being in a peaceful and breath-taking place where fresh air will greet you. Activities in this retreat include upper body and core strengthening in a Stand Up Paddleboard Workshop with Xavi Gonzales and yoga classes by Rianna Gatus. No doubt that you’ll get that peace of mind and good health with the activities and delicious meals that will be prepared especially for you.

May 6-8, 2016* | 6:00AM – 3:30PM
Soloviento, Caliraya
Registration fee starts at: Php7,980 (by May 3)

*This event has been moved to June 18-19.

sardineSardine Run-Moalboal

Join Brad Travels as they take you on the best run of your life in the beautiful Pescador Island, Moalboal, Cebu. Chase a magnificent school of Sardines as they swim in front of you. Witness the rich marine life under the sea while you are being documented so you can take a photo or video souvenir home for this once in a lifetime experience. Fee includes van transfers, snorkeling gear and snacks.

May 7, 2016 | 8:00AM
Pescador Island, Talisay Point, Cebu
Registration fee: Php1,500

ashtangaAshtanga Yoga Intensive with Mozart Reina

Mozart Reina, an authorized level 2 teacher of Ashtanga system in Sri K. Pattabhi Jois tradition, is inviting you on the mat as he teaches a kind of yoga that is a combination of modern gymnastics and stretching. The workshop will be a Mysore Style class with a lecture on Yoga Discourse. It is also worth noting that this fun activity is happening in none other than the island of Boracay where sun, sea, sand and yoga equal the perfect summer!

May 8-20, 2016 | 6:30AM – 11:00AM
The Temple Shala, Mandala Spa and Villas, Boracay
Registration fee starts at: Php 900

street to the skyStreet to the Sky

Gather your family and friends outside their comfort zones by experiencing running in an area, not within your usual Metro Manila route. Choose between 5km, 10km, 21km or 35km runs that will take place in Tagaytay. It’s like hitting two birds with one stone, as you pursue your passion in running and staying fit while being able to escape Manila’s hot temperature and enjoy historical sights. Finishers will be given medals and certificates at the end of the race.

May 8, 2016 | 12:00AM – 8:00AM
Tagaytay City Hall, Akle Street, Tagaytay City
Registration fee starts at: Php 500

catanduanesCatanduanes Reef Break 2016

 Surf, skate and party in the majestic island of Puraran, Catanduanes. What started out as the brainchild of the late Ezra Efondo, with intentions to promote tourism in the area and provide surf boards to local kids, Surf4Ezra continues his advocacies through the loudest beach concert in town with Rock Reggae bands and DJs. Join the surfing and skating competition as well if you are the daredevil type!

May 19-21, 2016 | 9:00AM – 12:00AM
Puraran, Catanduanes
Tickets start at: Php 249

muni-marketMuni Market

 Explore a place offering healthy and eco-friendly products this month. Muni Market sets to achieve their goals to make living a little better by changing the way we consume things and offering lifestyle options that will benefit people and nature as well. Some of the merchants you can anticipate are healthy vegan food provider, Jertie’s Kitchen and Yadu, a brand of bags using upcycled textiles.

May 21, 2016 | 11:00AM – 9:00PM
Solenad 3, Nuvali, Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Admission is free

resetReset Arts and Music Festival

 Reset your boring summer with the underground vibe where art, sports, music, and entertainment meet to promote the culture of Bacolod City. It is no wonder why it is called the “City of Smiles,” as you won’t be able to wipe off your grin when you see the list of the activities included. Expect skateboarding, BMX and longboard competitions, art exhibits, live murals and more!

May 21, 2016 | 4:00PM
Bacolod Baywalk, Bacolod City
Tickets: Php 100

guerilla-raceGuerilla Race Panther 

Calling the attention of the toughest and strongest men of the nation: try the most challenging race series happening in Corregidor! Work those muscles and help a good cause as a portion of the registration fees go toward the Armed Forces of the Philippines Education Benefits System Office which supports the education of the children of the late soldiers who died bravely for our country.

May 21-22, 2016
Corregidor Island, Cavite
Registration fees start at: Php 1,000

timberlandTimberland King of the Mountain

Bike your way to the mountain and participate in the MTB race of the year organized by the PinoyMTBiker Community in Timberland Heights. Commune with nature while pedaling in the trail set to test your limits as a cyclist. Prepare your legs to battle the steep way while seeing the beauty of the mountain.

May 22, 2016 | 5:00AM
Timberland Heights, San Mateo, Rizal
Registration fee: Php 750

gridGrid Travel Series II: La Union

Capture that perfect moment, photograph the journey and the destination with the help of GRID photographers Francisco Guerrero, Sonny Thakur and Miguel Nacianceno as they teach the Art of Travel Photography. This workshop is open to amateurs and professionals who are in love with the lens and want to take that perfect shot. Fee includes accommodations, meals, and transportation.

May 24-27, 2016 | 5:30PM – 8:30PM
Flotsam and Jetsam Hostel, Surf Town, San Juan, La Union
Workshop fee: Php 7,500

cebu boozeBooze Cruise to Kalanggaman Island  

Bring good vibes and bad behavior as Cebu Booze Cruise invites you and your friends on learning how to party harder by joining them. Drink by the beach as you afloat into paradise, under the summer sun and drown yourself with fun. Going home sober is not an option. To keep the cost low, this event is BYOP (Bring Your Own Provisions). Fee includes drinking water, ice, drinking cups and a welcome drink.

May 28-29, 2016 | 4:00AM – 5:00PM
Kalanggaman Island, Cebu
Cost: Php 1,500

watercolorWatercolor Brush Lettering Workshop 

Stroke that artsy watercolor brush as you join Cienne Olaes who will teach you the basic techniques for watercolor, color study and finally, brush lettering. At the end of the workshop, what better way to test if you learned something than go through a brush lettering challenge! Turn this into the perfect fun family bonding experience as kids and adults who have a Picasso in their soul are welcome. Fee includes workshop kit, food, and refreshments.

May 28, 2016 | 10:30AM – 1:00PM
Your Local Store and Cafe, 106 Don Placido Campos St., Dasmarinas, Cavite
Workshop fee: Php 1,850

summer campWYAAP 10th Summer Camp 2016 

Campers from the Philippines and other Asia-Pacific countries will be part of an extensive 5-day program which will help them hone their leadership and social skills. Those accepted will enjoy learning by the beach with fun activities while meeting new friends from other nations. There will also be discussions on dignity and human rights and advocacy issues, to name a few. After graduating from the camp, participants can expect to be prioritized to attend other WAY regional and international events.

May 31-June 4, 2016
Subic Park Hotel, Zambales
Summer Camp Fee:
Local Participants: Php 6,900
International Participants: USD 170

Got a tip for something hot happening next month? Let us know and it might just make our list!

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