Palaui

*First Publication 03-Mar-2011/14-Jun-2011/01-Jun-2013/Updated 06-Feb-2014/09-Aug-2017 The town of Sta. Ana, the north-eastern tip of the province of Cagayan and mainland Luzon, is a Special Economic Zone bustling with some modern industrial establishments, casinos and other gaming facilities. The town is also blessed with beautiful coastline, with idyllic white sandy beaches along its shore yet it still looks so rural and laid back, projecting contrasting features that add to its mystique. But what makes the town more contrastingly beautiful is the island off its shore that offers…Continue Reading “Palaui Island Travel Guide 2017 (How to Get There, What to Do, Sample Itinerary, Budget & More)”

Batad

Initial publication: March 14, 2010; Updated July 28, 2017. Nothing beats waking up in the morning on the sweet sound of the chirping birds, on the fresh breeze of the mountain air and on the majestic view of rice terraces! Nothing beats waking up in the morning in Batad! A village of Banaue in the province of Ifugao, Batad is famous for its amphiteater-like rice terraces, one of the five clusters of rice terraces in Ifugao that are inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage Site…Continue Reading “Travel Guide to Batad, Banaue 2017: How to Go, What to Do, Sample Itinerary, Budget & More”

Sagada

Fifteen hundred feet above the sea is a small and tranquil town of Sagada in Mountain Province, 275 Kilometers north of Manila. A remote town with so much to offer to anyone who chooses to experience its distinct appeal. With its temperate weather, wondrous caves and cliffs, lofty rice terraces and waterfalls, luscious foods and delicacies, rich heritage and traditions […]

Dingalan

Ragged and rustic, wild and treacherous, the beautiful landscape of Dingalan evokes varied feels. From the cliffside hills that resemble those in Batanes to the jagged and rocky southern coast remiscent of those in Dasol and Laswitan. But amid some similarities to popular spots in the Philippines, Dingalan is still Dingalan… unique and distinct from the others. The southernmost municipality of the Province of Aurora, Dingalan is situated at the east coast of Central Luzon fronting the roaring Philippine Sea with Sierra Madre Mountain range…Continue Reading “Travel Guide: Dingalan (Aurora)”

Sadanga

The mountainous region of Cordillera hides secrets that are far more than we know. Places and surprises that are generally offbeat yet overflowing with potential. You just have to explore beyond what the world knows to discover these hidden gems. Such is Sadanga! Tucked in between Bontoc and Tinglayan, Sadanga is a laid back town of Mountain Province overshadowed by its more popular neighbors including Tinglayan, Banaue, Bontoc and Sagada. A blessing in disguise for it has preserved its culture, heritage and natural beauty. Unknown…Continue Reading “Travel Guide: Sadanga (Mountain Province)”

Tinalisayan Sandbar

For an archipelagic country made up of more than seven thousand landmass, a scenery of islands and islets scattered on azure water seems typical and ordinary. But those who truly love the sun, sea and sand know by heart that each island or islet or beach is different and unique. As beautifully unique as those in the town of San Pascual in the province of Masbate. Situated in the northern coast of Burias Island, San Pascual is a quaint and laid back coastal town that…Continue Reading “Travel Guide: San Pascual (Burias Island)”