Baler

Diguisit Falls Baler, Aurora Adventure awaits in Baler. From sea to summit, rivers to waterfalls, the town breaths adventure. Baler is the capital of the Province of Aurora, nested on the east coast of Luzon, fronting the roaring waves of Pacific Ocean and enclosed by the mountains of Sierra Madre. The town’s relative isolation has preserved much of its sites, heritage and tradition that are all deeply rooted on its vibrant past. The town is a popular surfing destination in Luzon but unbeknown to many,…Continue Reading “Snapshot: Adventures in Baler”

Vigan

Travel back to colonial Philippines in Vigan, the capital city of Ilocos Sur and one of the very few remaining Hispanic towns in the country. Established in the 16th century as Villa Fernandina, Vigan is endowed with its timeless and well preserved beauty. It portrays an Spanish-era Philippines with its cobblestone streets, horse-drawn carriages called”calesa“, ancestral houses and old structures that have survived the war and stood the test of time. Undoubtedly, Vigan has successfully preserved its heritage, getting the nod of UNESCO for inclusion…Continue Reading “Vigan Travel Guide: How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities, Sample Itinerary & More”

Luzon Itineraries

So you have five-day off and thinking where to go in mainland Luzon? These five itineraries will come in handy! Ilocandia: Time Machine to Northern Treasures Walk back in time and explore the best of Ilocos Region. From old chuches, heritage towns, beautiful beaches, waterfalls, food and more, Ilocos will definitely not disappoint. Day 1: Pagudpud Depart Manila the night before and arrive in Pagudpud in the morning and check in at your hotel. In the afternoon, hire a trike to take you around the…Continue Reading “Long Weekend: Five-Day Suggested Itineraries in Luzon”

Camiguin

Nested in the Northern Mindanao is a pear-shaped volcanic island of Camiguin, roughly 100 kilometers north of Cagayan de Oro City in Misamis Oriental. Camiguin Island is said to be created by volcanic eruptions and land movements, thus the moniker “Island Born of Fire”. It has a total of seven volcanoes including Mount Hibok-Hibok, an active one with last recorded eruption in 1953. Another famous landmark of Camiguin is “White Island“, a sandbar northwest of mainland, approximately two kilometers off the shore of Barangay Yumbing, Mambajao. White…Continue Reading “Camiguin Island: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Itinerary & Other Tips”

Malapascua

For years, Malapascua Island has become a haven for scuba divers aiming to have an encounter with the Thresher Sharks. The island has been synonymous to this species of shark since it is the only known place in the world that guarantees daily sightings for shark of this kind. An island barangay of the town of Daanbantayan, Malapascua is approximately five hours away from the Cebu City. It boasts of world class diving spots and white sand beaches, making it a popular travel destination for…Continue Reading “Malapascua Island: Travel Guide, How To Get There, Where to Stay & More!”

The Wave

I never realized how lucky I was to have visited The Wave until my guide made me realized it. Why? There is no easy and cheap way of going to The Wave. Only 20 guests are permitted daily in the area, guide excluded. Permits can only be obtained by lottery. Ten slots are given from out of thousands online applicants and another 10 at the park’s office for walk-ins that are usually participated by hundreds. I wasn’t really lucky on lottery but on the day…Continue Reading “The Wave of Utah and Arizona: Where “Amazing” is Understatement”