Biri

If there is one place that best represents Northern Samar to the tourism map, it is most probably the island municipality of Biri. Biri is a typical laid back Philippine island, rural and quaint. Home to not more than 12,000 inhabitants, its coast is rugged yet scenic while its water is wild yet bountiful. Locals here live in a slow paced quiet life on the backdrop of the continuous roaring of waves of the Pacific. Situated off the coast of the towns of Lavezares and…Continue Reading “Biri Island: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities & More”

Anilao

Three hours away from Manila is the coastal town of Mabini in Batangas, home to the “so-called” birthplace of scuba diving in the Philippines – Anilao. This town boasts of teeming marine biodiversity with the abundance of corals and dense underwater life, making it a must dive destination in the country. Anilao may not have white sandy beaches but its underwater ecosystem is its biggest attraction. Numerous dive sites are scattered on its water and around the nearby islands. It is also close to Verde…Continue Reading “Anilao (Mabini, Batangas): Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities & More”

Masasa Beach

Masasa Beach has recently caught the attention of beach lovers who are on the lookout for new destinations as it created a buzz on social media due to its proximity and accessibility from Metro Manila. At least three hours away from Metropolis, Masasa Beach is situated in Tingloy, an island municipality of Batangas, just off the coast of Anilao. It is approximately two-kilometer stretch of cream sand beach on a gently sloping seabed reflecting a beautiful turquoise color at broad daylight. Its surrounding waters is…Continue Reading “Masasa Beach (Tingloy Island): Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities & More”

Romblon

Romblon is a cluster of 20 islands and islets, and of 17 municipalities and 17 dialects. Its capital town, also named Romblon in the island of the same name is the heart of the province, geographically and politically, and also dubbed as the Philippines’ Marble Capital. This island capital is situated in between the bigger islands of Sibuyan and Tablas. Sibuyan Island is known for its white sand beaches and for Mt. Guiting-Guiting, a favorite trek for mountaineers. While Tablas Island also harbors great beaches apart…Continue Reading “Romblon Island: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, What to Do & Other Tips”

Tanay

Tanay, Rizal is just a stone throw away from the Metropolis and yet it seems to be always overlooked by tourists. Unbeknownst to many, the town boasts of numerous attractions that will surely delight outdoor junkies, most specially nature lovers and adventurous ones. For a place that is only an hour away from Metro Manila, particularly from Mandaluyong, Pasig, Quezon City or Marikina, Tanay offers a new and different dimension away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Situated at the southern tip of…Continue Reading “Tanay: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities & More”

Culion

Culion is a municipality in Calamianes Group of Islands, a quiet town with a history of continuous struggle. From being a former leper colony, Culion holds the promise of a brighter tomorrow with its rich past and breathtaking natural wonders. Today, Culion is slowly embracing tourism. Unknown to many, aside from the remnants of its history, this town boasts of its natural attractions and great adventures – from diving and snorkeling to trekking and rock/cliff climbing. Tourists who visit the island town will be treated…Continue Reading “Culion: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities & More”