About Me

Why Travel?

At one point in your life you will feel exhausted, bored and tired of your routinary life. When that day comes, just step out of your comfort box, move away from your usual self and see your life from different perspectives. Travel! Head out to the endless horizon and discover the world, go places and meet new faces, explore to understand new cultures, get lost to find yourself. In the end you will realize that traveling is not only about learning new cultures or meeting new friends or discovering new places, it also lets us discover our own culture, our limits, ourselves. It is a personal journey to self-discovery, because after all, it is only from the outside that we can look back in.

Annapurna Base Camp

Who is Lakwatsero

Angel Juarez is a backpacker, adventure seeker, son of a beach, hobbyist photographer, scuba diver, aspiring marine conservation biologist, environment advocate, runner, mountain biker, budget traveler, seasonal mountaineer and newbie surfer. An Information Technology Analyst on workdays who speaks languages that only computers understand, but on weekends and holidays he is most probably underwater, on the saddle or out-of-town. He started chasing sunsets, waterfalls, lighthouses and extreme adventures as soon as he finished college and started blogging in May of 2006 under the web name Bleue. He decided to focus on Travel in March of 2008. He dreamed of documenting and sharing his adventures to the world, thus he created www.lakwatsero.com.

Angel and his works and photos have already been featured and published in various websites and publications including Yahoo, Skyscanner, Choose Philippines, Spot.ph, Philippine Airlines’ Mabuhay Magazine, Cebu Pacific’s Smile Magazine, Lonely Planet Magazine, Health and Home Magazine, and Travel+Leisure Magazine.

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/thelakwatsero
Twitter: http://twitter.com/thelakwatsero
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thelakwatsero
Tumblr: http://thelakwatsero.tumblr.com/



  • Finalist: De La Salle Araneta University’s Gawad Lasallianeta – Most Outstanding Instagram Influencer


  • Finalist: Village Pipol Choice Award 2019 – Travel Infuencer of the Year








  • Winner: Cebu Pacific Wandering Juan Travel Blog Awards – Sports and Adventure Category


  • Nominee: Philippine Blog Awards – Best Travel Blog


  • Finalist: Philippine Blog Awards – Best Travel Blog



Lakwatsero.com is guided by the following missions:

  • To help tourists by providing information about different destinations
  • To guide budget travelers by providing cost-effective travel advise
  • To promote the Philippines by showcasing its different scenic spots
  • To document the Philippines and the world by capturing its beauty in stills and in narratives

Expect this site to feature not only photos and destinations where Lakwatsero have been to but also food, adventures, events and everything about life that is worth blogging.

For your comment, inquiries,  suggestion or other concerns, you may email me at angelcjuarez[at]gmail[dot]com or just leave a message at the comment section below.


  1. Trupti


    We are an agency and we want to post blog on this site related to our automobile (Passenger and Commercial vehicle) website. For this, would like to know the what would be the process, per article charges, monthly traffic to the blog, post creation time and are the keywords hyperlinking is Do Follow?

    Awaiting for the revert.


  2. steve

    hi long admired your adventures and photography
    can you dropme an email


  3. aireen y. clores

    hi, since you have traveled Caramoan, Camarines Sur, can I invite you to participate in my research survey for Caramoan? It is an online survey and it will only take 5 to 10 minutes of your time. I do hope you can help me up with my dissertation research so I can be able to complete my data. Rest assured all data sent will be treated with utmost confidentiality and this will help improve the accommodation standards in Caramoan, Camarines Sur. Please do click the link and i will appreciate your utmost response.


  4. Hello
    Is it possible to make Advertisement on your Websites ?
    We make for you on philippine and german website advertisement.
    You get from us a unlimitted account to my banner maker creator for your Customers.
    This you can see under html5-bannermaker.com
    Best regards Marc

  5. Hi Angel..

    Thanks a lot!

    You and your adventure were my inspiration in pursuing a life of travel. You’ve gone far. The first time I landed in your webpage, you were exploring off-beaten paths in the country and now you’ve conquered international destinations as well. I hope to see more of your travel stories. Take care 🙂

  6. eufleaf

    Hello! do you have an email add so that I send you a proposal for a buss/collaboration? Thank you

  7. Hi Lakwatsero,

    I am a pinoy working in a wedding planning company and I’m also into travel. Have you tried visiting places which are not yet discovered by most travelers? I’m into exploring virgin places. I would greatly appreciate if you could share and suggest some.

    Many Thanks,

  8. Good Day!

    I hope this message finds you well.

    I would like to introduce, Southpole Central Hotel. A new hotel which exceeds guests expectation and gives service that comes from the heart with a smile, located at the downtown area of Cebu City. We feature 95 guest rooms, 2 function rooms, an All Day Dining Restaurant and a Chill Bar at the Penthouse. You may check http://www.southpolecentralhotel.com for more information about us.
    With this, I would like you to promote our hotel by writing a blog featuring Southpole Central Hotel at your blog site. You may be wondering why you should partner? Aside from the fact that your blog reaches a million followers and counting, We know you are the very best person for the job by giving us a phenomenal write up. We will be giving you an overnight stay in one of our rooms to experience that At Southpole, Superior service is our priority.

    Should you have any concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at your most convenient time. We look forward to a positive response.

    Have a great day ahead!

  9. Johnelle Dolosa


    I’m Johnelle Rheanelle Dolosa from Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Communication Management Office and Creative Media Artists Society. We will be celebrating the 4th anniversary of university’s online multimedia channel, the PUP CreaTV on February 9, 2017 at the PUP Sta. Mesa, Manila.
    PUP CreaTV is considered the first of its kind, making it the first university-based online channel in the Philippines since 2014 and a trailblazer in the area of student affairs and services. The channel is envisioned to be the university’s “TV network” on the internet that caters to the entire PUP Community.
    Part of this event, we will be having the “BLOGGERS’/VLOGGERS’ DAY”. It will be an honor to have you as one of the guests of this event.
    We would be very glad to meet and discuss with you the details of the event on the time and date of your convenience. For further queries, please feel free to communicate with Britt Michealle Toledo- 09352531224 . Likewise, please allow us to confirm the schedule of the meeting and where we can drop our formal invitation. We hope that you can accommodate our request the soonest time possible.
    We hope that you will not let this opportunity to share your thoughts and ideas in a very large audience pass.
    We would love to hear you back!
    Thank you and more power

  10. Pili Paninap Development Corp.

    We’re pleased to announce that our Pili Paninap Farm (along Marking Road, going to Tinipak caves in Daraitan, Tanay) is now open to campers, families & groups. See facebook,con/paninapfarms. Hope you can add this to your Tanay guide list.

    1. JayR

      Thank you so much

  11. Hello Angel, I really enjoy your blogs and posts in FB. I work for a global travel online media, Trip101 (https://trip101.com/)and we are currently working on FAM trip project and I am looking for Philippine travel influencer to promote Japanese traditional sport experience. If you are interested in, please reply to my email so I can send you the details. Thank you very much!

  12. shy

    Hi Angel,

    Do you accept guest posts?



  13. May Agranum

    Hi, I loved to travel and Trekking and climbing mount. I really enjoy your blog while reading.

  14. Holger Kreck

    Hi, I am interested to climb Mt. Mayon end of Sep. 2016
    in a day trip.
    Is it possible, or it is depends on the weather and volcano activity?

    Thanks fir your quick reply on email kreck@o2online.de


    1. Lakwatsero

      Climbing activities in Mount Mayon is currently prohibited due to ongoing volcanic threat. Alert level 1 is currently hoisted.

  15. Hey Angel,
    Currently preparing a brochure/magazine on the Philippines. Love your stories and photos. Can we use some of your work? How would you want to play with us on this project?
    Cheers Penny

  16. Hi Angel! 🙂

    Just want to ask your rate for an advertisement link/space or a social media campaign for a promo package tour of a travel agency (name of travel agency to follow). Hope you can get back to me as soon as possible.

    Thank you so much! 🙂

  17. Hi! May I know if you could visit and write a blog about Hotel Vanna? Thank you and God bless!

  18. Pail

    Hi… i would like to ask if its ok to put a link to this website for free? http://www.bal-tours.ph/

    Thank you

  19. Lyra

    Hi Admin,

    I’m Lyra, media staff from VAIndo Digital Agency.
    I recently saw your site : Lakwatsero.com and I like it !

    I was wondering if your site accepting sponsored review/sponsored post.
    It will be a 500+ word article of your own writings about traveling in Indonesia with one-two do follow links inside.

    If you do, please shoot me with your best price !

    Looking forward to hear back from you !

    Thanks a bunch !
    Warm regards,


    VAIndo | Digital Marketing Agency
    email : Lyra@vaindo.com

  20. YTM

    Hey, Angel without Wings! Just want to ask kung kaya ng 3 days/2 nights ang Bohol tour? Or would you suggest na magdagdag kami ng araw. We’re about to book our flight, planning a day vacation. but somehow hesitant na baka kulangin yun like yung nangyari sa amin when we had our El Nido, Palawan. We should’ve booked at least 4 or 5 days for that kasi hindi kami direct flight. Nag-Puerto Princesa muna kami.

    Thanks much!


    1. YTM

      …sorry correction ***PLANNING A 3-DAY VACATION

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