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”
Who would have thought that the quiet and laid back town of Naujan in the island of Mindoro hides awesome surprises? Well, perhaps only Mindorenses know. Thankfully though, I was able to see some of its hidden treasures. I was in Puerto Galera early this year for the Malasimbo International Music Festival on a trip sponsored and organized by the Tourism Promotion Board of the Department of Tourism. Part of our itinerary was a day trip to the town of Naujan where we were able…Continue Reading “Surprises in Naujan”
Davao City, the Premier City of the South, the City in Bloom and the Royal City, is the largest city in the Philippines and South East Asia in terms of land area. It is one of my favorite cities in Mindanao aside from Cagayan de Oro. This highly urbanized city is dubbed as melting pot of diverse cultures, a safe haven in Mindanao for those who want to experience modern city life and commune with nature’s offerings. To help you plan your Davao trip, here…Continue Reading “Things to do in Davao”
The Philippines, having the second longest coastline in the world is blessed to have big waves ideal for surfing. With coastal areas exposed in two major bodies of water, the Pacific Ocean and the South China Sea, numerous surfing spots, both discovered and undiscovered, are scattered in its 36,289 kilometer coastline.
(Photo by Eugene)
Where to Surf
While Australia, Hawaii and California are having their own claims as surfing capital of the world, the Philippines is starting to gain popularity in this sport, having numerous world-class surfing spots that can rival the waves of Hawaii and Australia.
The following are the popular and identified surfing locations in the Philippines.
Luzon: Baler, Aurora; Daet, Camarines Norte; Bataan; Aparri, Cagayan Valley; San Juan, La Union; Legazpi, Albay; Catanduanes; Pagudpud and Badoc, Ilocos Norte; Zambales
Visayas: Eastern Samar
Mindanao: Siargao, Surigao del Norte; Lanuza, Surigao del Sur; Mati, Davao Oriental
The most popular of course is in Mindanao – Siargao in Surigao del Norte, which is hailed as the surfing mecca of the country, and host to a lot of international surfing competitions. In Visayas, Eastern Samar is starting to gain popularity with its coastline fronting the roaring Pacific. Luzon, on the other hand has the most identified surfing locations that includes the infamous San Juan in La Union, with great waves ideal for all surfer level. The list actually is growing as more and more surfing spots are being discovered and explored.Continue Reading "Surfing in the Philippines"
After a couple of days of downtime, Lakwatsero.com is back with a new section. Spots – a new category that will focus more on specific sights, dining, party and entertainment places in any destination.
On its very first feature, Lakwatsero.com will give you a taste of a new extreme find right in the heart of Metropolis.
LazerXtreme is the only laser-tag arena in the Philippines today. It promises everyone a new level of fun with their state-of-the-art laser tag equipments set in a futuristic background that features a vast arena with an exciting multi-level design that will take you to a new dimension.
The game is played in solo or group war mode. In group war, players (maximum of 20) will be divided into groups (two to three groups). Before the game, players will be briefed about the the game, the equipment and the rules before proceeding to an airlock vesting room where they will wear an illuminated vests/battle suits reflecting their group colors with a phaser gun (laser gun). The vest is equipped with laser sensor on the shoulder, back and front which will make the gun inactive when hit by opponents. When a player tags an opponent, he scores depending on which area of opponents’ vest his laser beam strikes. Players can also tag and destroy their opponents’ bases which counts for a relatively higher score.
At the end of the 15-minute game, players will be ranked according to their scores. The group with the highest combined points wins the game. A report card showing the score, ranking, vital and arena stats will also be given to each player after the match.Continue Reading "LazerXtreme at Bonifacio Global City, Taguig"