With over 7,000 islands and some of the world’s best beaches, the Philippines is one of the top summer destinations for tourists from all over the world. With each of our provinces each having their own unique experiences to offer, the country has no shortage of breathtaking locales to turn any triathlon into an unforgettable adventure.
Below are some examples of amazing summer destinations in the Philippines that double as great triathlon venues.
A luxurious resort situated in one of the top beaches in the country, the Shangri-La Resort & Spa is the perfect venue to celebrate precious moments with your loved ones. This was also the venue of last year’s successful Alaska IronKids Triathlon 2015 that was participated by more than 200 young triathletes from all over the world – the event’s biggest turnout ever. Also last year, the equally successful and prestigious IronMan event was also held in Mactan, Cebu.
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Home to the impressive Tabuelan 111 Triathlon, the Maravilla Beach combines its fine white sand and crystal clear waters to one of today’s most sought after triathlon events each year. The roads of Tabuelan make great routes for running and cycling as most of the parts are shaded by the trees. It’s especially an added bonus to have friendly locals cheering you on as you go.
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Who would have thought that this heritage site that takes you back to the 18th century can be found in the municipality of Bagac, Bataan? In one glance, Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar is beyond a visual treat – it’s a journey back to our country’s rich history. This famous heritage has also served as home to the Bataan International Triathlon. It’s crystal clear waters that have absolutely zero jellyfish make a great swimming course, while the run and bike events will take you through a scenic and mostly shaded routes.
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Sipalay, Negros Occidental
Dubbed as the “New Boracay”, tourists from all over the world tour Sipalay’s world-class beaches and diving spots for the whole year round. In addition to the numerous tourist spots the town has to offer, Sipalay also features several routes that are perfect for triathletes who are looking for a challenge.
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The Bellevue Resort has been featured in numerous travel magazines for so many times that its breathtaking beauty has people from all over the world putting it on their must-go-to list. In addition to the famous grandeur of Panglao, Bohol, the Bellevue Resort has also hosted triathlon events such as the DEFY 123 Triathlon, one of the most highly anticipated triathlon events of the year.