4 Beach Sports and Activities to Pump Up Your Summer

Summer is just around the corner and there’s no better way of spending it than being out in the sun and near the water. The feeling of dipping your sand-covered feet in the salty sea as you inhale the fresh breeze with your arms up in the air is pure bliss. Not to mention a glass of Piña Colada and a classic novel waiting for you by the shore.

Ah - nothing beats rest and relaxation at the beach, right? Well, not for everyone.

Fun and adventure is just as good, too, if not better. While some people prefer to just lay around and unwind, others prefer to get their muscles moving and their adrenaline pumping.

Here are some sports and activities you can try out at your local beaches:

1. Mermaiding

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Improve your confidence and skills in the water - as a mermaid!

Mermaiding is a fun and artistic way to keep fit. It’s a perfect escape from the hustle of everyday life as it is both a social activity and a workout. You can even have a photo op with your mermaid fins!

Mermaid lessons were once offered only to professional swimmers and entertainer, but now anyone can have access to it. The Philippine Mermaid Swimming Academy (PMSA) is offering multi-level classes to mermaids of all ages, sizes and gender.

2. A Full-body Workout at Inflatable Island

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Run, jump, slide and get that adrenaline rush in Subic Bay’s Inflatable Island!

The biggest floating playground in Asia will open on April 1, 2017 (and no, it’s not an April Fool’s joke). The “island” measures 3,400sqm in area, and a depth ranging from 4 to 15 feet.

It has different areas for beginners, challengers, and even kids who are at least 3ft.  tall (provided they’re accompanied by an adult). The island includes giant swings, slides, trampolines, a human launcher, monkey vines and even a sunbathe lounge. You’re sure to have a fun, full-body workout.

Price starts at P699.00 for 2 hours or if you really just can’t get enough, get the P1,399.00 ticket for a whole-day pass.

3. Kiteboarding in Boracay

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If you want to chill, fill your stomachs with good food, and try out a new sport while on vacation then you might like what Kite Boracay has in store for you!

The Aissatou Beach Resort, located at the center of Bolabog Beach, has its own kiteboarding school, the Habagat Kiteboarding Center, where you get to learn kiteboarding.

It is staffed with International Kiteboarding Organization (IKO)-certified instructors who will help you discover the sport, from the basics to a bit of pro moves. The resort also has two modern penthouses with 9 rooms and a view to die for.

4. Island Hopping in El Nido, Palawan

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Nothing defines Palawan more than the waters and islands surrounding it. And El Nido is one of the top destinations not only for locals but for international tourists, as well.

When it comes to island hopping tours, you have at least four options to choose from – you can even combine two or more tours!

Any tour you pick guarantees that you will be taken to stunning places like lagoons, snorkeling spots, beaches, caves and uncanny places for you to discover.

When it comes to enjoying the beach, there are endless options for those who just want to chill and those seeking an adventure.

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