Beat the Heat: Three Places to Visit in Luzon this Summer

Woman riding in a boatTo say that summer in the Philippines is hot is an understatement. Being near the equator, the Philippines gets hotter during the summer. Things get worse if you do not have an air conditioner or a functional electric fan.

The summer heat becomes unbearable at times. This is why many organize outings and excursions to escape from season’s heat. If you are looking for a quick getaway, you have fortunately stumbled upon this article. Below are some of the places you can visit in Luzon during the dog days. They can be reached via land transport, so you should start scouting for an affordable van for rent in Manila.

La Union

The burgeoning tourism in La Union is a testament to its beauty and accommodating people. Over the years, La Union, especially the town of San Juan, has become a popular tourist destination due to its waves perfect for surfing, scrumptious food, and active nightlife. It has become a hip place for students and young professionals who need a quick getaway, but you can always take your family here.


If La Union is quite far from you, you can get the same vibe and fun in Baler. Popular for its surfer waves, the humble capital of Aurora also boasts of its rich heritage and natural attractions. You can go to Mother Falls or marvel at the old balete tree at the edge of the town.


If you are not a fan of sand, sun, and beaches, you can still find a place where you can cool down. Visit the highlands and have fun at the summer capital of the Philippines—Baguio.Or if you still have the time and energy, you can go further north and visit Sagada.

The summer heat of the Philippines may be steady and unyielding. But you can always escape from it. Visit these places and have a summer that is worth remembering.