Dunsulan Falls

The Province of Bataan is a good day trip from Manila if you are into history, nature and adventure. Approximately two hours away from the Metro, the peninsula is popular for its historical sites, beaches and mountains. Not everyone knows though that the peninsula is also home to majestic waterfalls. There are more than 10 waterfalls in the province and I had a chance to visit three of them – Dunsulan Falls of Pilar, Limutan  Falls and Ambon-Ambon Falls both of Bagac. Dunsulan Falls Nested…Continue Reading “Escape to Bataan: Dunsulan Falls, Ambon-Ambon Falls and Limutan Falls”

Colibra Island

It was in 2011 when we first visited Colibra Island (sometimes spelled as Culebra Island) in Pangasinan. It was still unpopular then, in fact some locals discouraged us on going there. “It is an ugly place!” “There’s nothing there!” We ignored their rants and spent a night in the island. Only us under millions of stars, with the sunset, moonrise and sunrise gracing our stay. Situated off the coast of Barangay Tambobong in Dasol, Colibra Island or Camaso Island is a tiny and rocky islet…Continue Reading “Colibra Island: Dasol’s Island Hideaway”

Stobosa Hillside Homes Artwork

A small hill in the busy nook that separates Baguio City and Benguet’s La Trinidad used to be dull and uneventful. The shanties that covered the green hill turned this spot into an eyesore. The dangling wires, cables and flaglets added chaos to an already chaotic scene. It was a cause of concern for the town. Until recently… The place is collectively known as Stobosa, an acronym for the sitios of Stonehill, Botiw-tiw and Sadjap in Barangay Balili of Benguet’s capital La Trinidad. In 2016,…Continue Reading “The Colors of Stobosa (Hillside Homes Artwork)”

Tangadan Falls

The archipelago of 7,107 islands that make up the Philippines is blessed with unparalleled natural wonders that truly beckon. Visayas is known for its beautiful beaches while Mindanao is home to some of the country’s majestic waterfalls, the Northern Luzon province of La Union, on the other hand, is home to both – beautiful beaches and majestic waterfalls such as Tangadan Falls. Situated in the town of San Gabriel, Tangadan Falls is one of at least ten waterfalls in the town. It is a two-tier…Continue Reading “Tangadan Falls: The Icon of San Gabriel, La Union”

Situbo Falls

Save from the major cities of Dipolog and Dapitan, the vastness of Zamboanga del Norte generally remains a secret. Truth be told, what lies beyond the twin city is greek to most. Unknown to many, beautiful surprises await the curious ones who choose to discover the province’s soul. Awesome surprises in the form of natural wonders – summits, caves, lakes, rivers, waterfalls and more! Most of which are still unspoilt. One of the province’s most beautiful secret is tucked amid the dense foliage of the…Continue Reading “Situbo Falls: Tampilisan, Zamboanga del Norte’s Awesome Surprise”

There’s no doubt of Boracay being hailed as the best island in the world again by Condé Nast Traveler, a leading travel magazine based in London. When you have a long stretch of perfectly fine white sand beach, beautiful gradient of turquoise sea, vivid marine life, poetic views of sunrise and sunset, vibrant night life and myriad of surprises and other activities, then being the top pick of more than 300,000 dedicated readers comes without uncertainty. While Boracay today continues to evolve and reinvent itself,…Continue Reading “Spider House: Boracay’s Chill Corner”