HomeLPU - Laguna Journal of International Tourism and Hospitality Managementvol. 4 no. 3 (2020)

Reasons for Engaging in Adventure Tourism in Donsol, Sorsogon

Anna Mae Arquinez | Zyrille Anne Cueto | Ryan Joseph Calinao



Adventure tourism is a growing sector within the tourism industry which focuses on the ideas of risk, danger, and adrenaline while bringing fun, thrill, excitement to the tourists. Adventure is one of the reasons why tourists travel to a country and is now being considered as a booming industry in tourism. Donsol in one of the municipalities in Sorsogon is famous for the sightings of whale sharks, manta rays, firefly watching, and different water activities. There are certain reasons why tourists engage themselves in adventure tourism such as physical-based, nature-based and cultural immersion. The main purpose of this research is to find out the significant difference between the tourist demographic factors and their reasons. The data used in this research was collected from the tourists in Donsol. Results showed that nature is their main motive in travelling as it also give benefits to the human well being. It can strengthen their health and immune system. As a result, tourists can engage themselves in adventure. Being in a new environment gives opportunity to the tourists to learn new culture of a country that they visit.