The Philippines, an archipelago of 7,107 islands, is known for its beautiful beaches. Its coastline, stretching at 37,653 kilometers, is the fourth longest in the world, longer than Australia and even the United States of America. But more than Boracay, Cebu or El Nido, there are other beaches perched in less touristy islands of the country. Unspoiled and unspoiled hidden jewels that guarantee the same sun, sea and sand of the tropical Philippines such as in the Province of Romblon. Located at the center of…Continue Reading “The Beaches of Romblon Island: Bonbon Beach, Tiamban Beach & More”

Pulangbato Falls

At the foot of Cuernos del Negros or Mount Talinis is the town of Valencia in Negros Oriental, home to numerous waterfalls including Pulangbato Falls, otherwise known as Malabo Falls. With its proximity and accessibility from Dumaguete City, it is fast becoming a tourism hot spot. Pulangbato Falls is one of the so called Twin Falls of Barangay Malabo. As the name suggests, Twin Falls is made up of two cascades coming from two different sources. One is a clear and narrow drop while the…Continue Reading “Pulangbato Falls (Malabo Falls): The Red Waterfalls of Valencia”

Bugui Point Lighthouse

My penchant for Spanish-era lighthouses in the Philippines brought me cruising on the turquoise water of Masbate Pass, in search for the lonely sentinel of Bugui Point. Aboard a small outrigger boat, we reached the northernmost tip of the island of Masbate called Sitio Bajo after an hour of journey from the port of Aroroy. Sitio Bajo is a small coastal community peacefully living in their own little paradise marked with a century-old lighthouse known as Faro de Punta Bugui or Bugui Point Lighthouse. Bugui…Continue Reading “Bugui Point Lighthouse: The Lonely Sentinel of Aroroy, Masbate”

Mag-aso Falls

Mag-aso Falls of Antequera is one of more than 20 waterfalls that dot the island province of Bohol and perhaps the most accessible from the provincial capital of Tagbilaran City. Tucked in the forested area of Barangay Can-omay, Mag-aso Falls is a one level cascade with a height of approximately eight meter. The waters cascade through a layered wall dotted with small pods into a deep natural catch basin ideal for a swim. The pool reflects a beautiful turquoise color during dry and sunny days due…Continue Reading “Mag-aso Falls: The Charm of Antequera, Bohol”

Mines View Park

You have never been to Baguio if you have not visited the Mines View Park. Cliche as it may sound but it is how iconic and timeless the place is. Approximately four kilometers away from the downtown, Mines View Park is a landscaped park located in the northern outskirts of Baguio City, overlooking the towns of Itogon, Bokod and Kabayan, all in the province of Benguet. The park’s main attraction is an observation deck that offers an imposing view of Cordillera mountain range including the…Continue Reading “Mines View Park: Baguio City’s Best View of Sunrise”


Nagtabon Beach was quietly sitting away from the general public’s radar for quite some time until social media triggered its rise to fame recently. It used to be a secret getaway of those who want to enjoy the sand, sea and sand sans the crowd, well it still is most of the time but is starting to get the attention of the public. Some 31 kilometers away from downtown Puerto Princesa, Nagtabon Beach is a mile long cove facing West Philippine Sea. It could be…Continue Reading “Nagtabon Beach: The Puerto Princesa Not Everyone Knows”