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”

Mount Marami

Silyang Bato, Mount Marami Magallanes, Cavite The day started at low point when I lost my wallet on the way to our meetup point for our Mount Marami trek. It was an unfortunate incident that could set the mood for the day. But a beautiful sunrise greeted us in Magallanes, Cavite and it bore a promise of a beautiful day. A promise fulfilled by Mount Marami. Standing at 405 meters above sea level, one will assume that the trek to the summit of Mount Marami…Continue Reading “Fleeting Moment at Silyang Bato of Mount Marami”

Mantigue Island

Mantigue Island and Marine Sanctuary Mahinog, Camiguin Camiguin has become almost synonymous to White Sand, the tiny sandbar off the coast of the town of Mambajao. But on the other side of the province exists a real island with white sandy beach amid the rich turquoise waters – Mantigue Island. Mantigue Island, also known as Magsaysay Island, is a just a small one with a land area of just about four hectares. It is dotted with mangroves and vegetation on the center and surrounded with…Continue Reading “Mantigue Island: Camiguin’s Little Jewel”

Mount Arayat

South Peak Mount Arayat, Pampanga Towering at 1,026 meters above sea level is Mount Arayat, an extinct stratovolcano and the only mountain in Pampanga. Dubbed as the roof of the province, it proudly stands in the middle of a flat land bordered by the towns of Magalang and Arayat. According to local folklore, Mount Arayat is home to the mystical fairy Mariang Sinukuan, sister of Mariang Makiling of Laguna. But for adventurers, it is a playground! An ideal day hike for mountaineers based in Metro…Continue Reading “Mount Arayat: The Roof of Pampanga”

Tinago Falls

Tinago Falls Barangay Ditucalan, Iligan City, Lanao del Norte Tucked in between Barangay Purakan of the town of Linamon and Barangay Ditucalan of Iligan City is  Tinago Falls, Lanao del Norte’s prime icon. Geographically speaking, it is still within the vicinity of Iligan City, home to at least twenty-four waterfalls making the moniker “City of Majestic Waterfalls” very fitting. Tinago Falls is perhaps the most beautiful and among the most prominent (along with Maria Cristina Falls) of all waterfalls of Iligan City. Its name is…Continue Reading “Snapshot: The Revealing Beauty of Tinago Falls”

Tarak Peak Mount Mariveles, Mariveles, Bataan At the southern part of Bataan Peninsula is Mount Mariveles, a dormant volcano towering at 1,388 meters above sea level. It is bounded by the towns of Orion, Bagac and Mariveles, where majority of its land area falls. Mount Mariveles is popular in the local mountaineering community as one of the major climbs near Manila. To date, there are six known peaks with established trails – Tarak and nearby El Saco, Pantingan or Banayan Peak, Bataan, Mariveles and Vintana….Continue Reading “Snapshot: A Day Hike to Mount Mariveles’ Tarak Peak”