The Philippines are blessed with pristine waters, diverse marine life, and stunning landscapes. With over 7,000 islands to explore, it’s no wonder that this tropical paradise has become a popular destination for adventure seekers and water sports enthusiasts. One of the most thrilling experiences you can have in the Philippines is glass kayaking. This activity allows you to glide across crystal-clear waters while observing the vibrant underwater world beneath you, and there are plenty of epic places to do it.
El Nido is a picturesque town in Palawan known for its stunning limestone cliffs, turquoise waters, and diverse marine life. The Bacuit Archipelago, a group of islands off the coast of El Nido, is the perfect spot for glass kayaking. Paddle your way around the Big and Small Lagoons and marvel at the breathtaking underwater scenery, including colorful corals and schools of fish. Be sure to include a stop at the Secret Beach, accessible only by swimming through a small opening in the limestone rock.
Another great glass kayaking spot in Palawan, Coron is famous for its World War II shipwrecks and vibrant coral reefs. Kayangan Lake, dubbed as the cleanest lake in the Philippines, offers an unforgettable glass kayaking experience. Its crystal-clear waters provide excellent visibility, allowing you to witness the fascinating underwater world teeming with marine life. Don’t forget to take a break and climb up the viewpoint for a panoramic view of the majestic limestone formations surrounding the lake.
Known as the “Surfing Capital of the Philippines,” Siargao Island boasts more than just incredible waves. The Sugba Lagoon in Del Carmen, Siargao is a picturesque spot perfect for glass kayaking. Paddle through the calm waters surrounded by lush mangroves and enjoy the sight of various fish species and corals beneath your kayak. After your adventure, relax on the wooden boardwalks and take in the beauty of this tranquil lagoon.
Located in Alaminos, Pangasinan, the Hundred Islands National Park is another great archipelago for glass kayaking. Consisting of 124 islands scattered across the Lingayen Gulf. The crystal-clear waters surrounding these islands make it a perfect destination for kayaking and pretty much any other activity on the water.