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”

Camotes

“Camote”, replied the island ancestors when asked by the Spaniards about the name of the place. The natives were harvesting sweet potatoes (camote) then and thought that the Spaniards were asking what they were digging. That was how the group of islands got its name according to local folklore. Camotes is a group of islands composed of four towns of Cebu (Poro, Tudela, Pilar and San Francisco), geographically located east of the province mainland, in between the islands of Cebu and Leyte in central Philippines,…Continue Reading “Camotes Islands: Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities & More”

Moalboal

Moalboal, a two hours drive from Cebu City is a gateway to some of the best diving spots not only in Cebu but in the entire Philippines. At first glance, it seems to be a sleepy town but its rich water is where all the action is. Moalboal is a well known tourist and diving paradise due to its unspoiled fine white sand beaches and diverse marine life. Divers and snorkelers will enjoy the rich and colorful underwater life of its numerous dive sites, which include…Continue Reading “Moalboal Travel Guide: How to Get There, Where to Stay, Activities, Sample Itinerary & More”

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!”

Bantayan Island

The northern tip of Cebu is endowed with rich waters and dotted with beautiful islands with white sand beaches, Bantayan Island is one. Bantayan Island is made up of three municipalities of the province of Cebu – Bantayan, Madridejos and Santa Fe. Bantayan takes the western and central areas known for its picturesque sunset and centuries old church. Madridejos is a fishing village and known for its rich history. While Santa Fe boasts of its beautiful sunrise its wide stretch of fine white sandy beaches….Continue Reading “Bantayan Island Travel Guide: How to Get There, Where to Stay and More”

Sambawan

For years, the Province of Biliran has been living in the shadow of Leyte, its parent province. It remained out of the tourists radar for such a long time until recently, when the world started to see the province’s natural charm. Well, true beauty has its ways of getting itself noticed and for a place as beautiful as Biliran, it is but inevitable for the world to not notice its allure. Biliran is composed of two major islands – Biliran and Maripipi, and smaller islands…Continue Reading “Sambawan Island (Biliran): Travel Guide, How to Get There, Where to Stay, Sample Itinerary & More”