Visit Philippines 2015: The Philippines’ Top Destinations

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Welcome to Paradise!
Seven thousand and more islands, spread over a vast water of teeming marine life, built carefully by an artist's hands, blessed with nature's best, unparalleled and beyond compare!Welcome to the tropical paradise of the Philippines!This year, as we embark on another chapter of our history, we invite everyone to visit or revisit our islands... our home! Visit the Philippines 2015!With thousands of islands that offer numerous destinations and endless possibilities, it is quite hard to choose where to best experience the country. To make it easier for everyone, here are some of the most popular and most sought after hot spots in the country. Whether you are a first time foreigner, a rediscoverer, a frequent lover or a local explorer, this will help you plan your visit to the Philippines.
Manila: Intramuros, the Walled City
Start your journey to the Philippines in the capital Manila, a city of diversity, the center of government and education of the country. But before Manila became the city that it is today, Manila was the walled city called Intramuros, the seat of government when the Philippines was still under the Spanish rule. The 64-hectare walled city sits on the south of the entrance of Pasig River, originally along the shores of Manila Bay but is now obscured by land reclamation. It was heavily damaged and almost completely destroyed during the fierce Battle of Manila between American, Filipino and Japanese forces, only the damaged Church of San Agustin remains standing. Reconstruction started in 1951 when it was declared a National Historical Monument.Stay: White Knight Hotel Intramuros provides an idyllic stay in the walled city. Outside Intramuros, Manila Hotel and Luneta Hotel offer fancy accommodations. There are other hotels and backpacker hostels in Malate and Ermita districts outside Intramuros. But even if you are staying in other areas, Intramuros is good for a day tour.Do: See the UNESCO World Heritage San Agustin Church and its museum, Manila Cathedral, Fort Santiago, Bahay Tsinoy, Casa Manila Museum, Plaza Roma, Ayuntamiento, Palacio del Gobernador, Maestranza Wall and the surviving old structures and ruins around. Visit the nearby National Museum, Manila City Hall, Plaza Lawton, Rizal Park, Manila Ocean Park and Roxas Boulevard. Indulge in a food trip in Chinatown and Binondo. Shop for bargain at Divisoria. Explore the other attractions, shops and hangout places of the neighboring cities.Eat: Some of Intramuros' famous dining spots include Ristorante delle Mitre, Barbara's, The Heritage Cafe and Restaurant, and Ilustrado. Another favorite is Bayleaf Hotel's 9 Spoon that offers great vantage point of the city. If you are into Chinese food, the nearby Chinatown offers really cheap and yet good dining spots. Look for President's, Wai Ying, Sincerity, Dong Bei or Ying Ying. Try also the eateries in estero, the fried siopao in Ongpin and of course the hopia and other bake goodies of Eng Bee Tin.
Tagaytay City: Highland Charm
After spending a day in Manila, drive south to the highland city of Tagaytay in the Province of Cavite. Approximately two to three hours away from the capital, Tagaytay City is a favorite go to spot to escape from the chaotic and humid Manila because of its temperate weather and the panoramic view of Taal Lake and Volcano. It's a totally different world out there, an exact opposite of the hustle and bustle of the capital city on just a short drive!Stay: While a trip to Tagaytay can be done on a day if you are based in Manila, there are numerous accommodations in the city if you prefer to spend a night there. For budget travelers, Our Melting Pot Hostel and D Zone Backpackers Inn offer dormitory type accommodation for as low as P650 inclusive of breakfast. For average travelers, Rivera Hotel, View Park Hotel, Famous Inn and 5R Hotel Tagaytay are among the favorites. Meanwhile, for those who prefer cozy and convenient hotel accommodations, Summit Ridge Hotel, Hotel Kimberly Tagaytay, Days Hotel, Estancia Resort Hotel, The Boutique Bed and Breakfast and Taal Vista Hotel are well recommended.Do: Marvel at the majestic view of Taal Lake and Volcano. Visit People's Park in the Sky, Flower Farm, Sky Fun Amusement Park and Picnic Grove. Shop for pasalubong at Good Shepherd Convent. Check out Caleruega Chapel or even trek to Mt. Batulao in Nasugbu. Drive down to Talisay, get a boat and trek Taal.Eat: Don't miss the iconic bulalo in the street eateries. Enjoy the view and the food at Breakfast at Antonio's, LZM Restaurant, Leslie's, RSM Lutong Bahay, Josephine's and The Original Hawaiian Bar-B-Que. Indulge in mouthwatering baked goodies of Bag of Beans. Try other popular dining spots - Mushroom Burger, Pamana Restaurant, Sonya's Garden, Bawai's Vietnamese Kitchen or C2 Cuisine at Summit Ridge. Take home ube jam and other sweets from Good Shepherd Convent.
Mt. Pinatubo: Beauty out of Tragedy
When you are done with Tagaytay and Taal Volcano, drive north to Central Luzon for a trek to another volcano - Mt. Pinatubo. The emerald-colored crater lake surrounded by beautiful sand wall is one of the few fascinating scenery created by its tragic eruption of 1991. The trek to crater lake can be done on a day trip from Manila. The journey to the crater involves a 4x4 ride along lahar desert and gorges, river crossing, and a trek on a rocky trail. The trail is not technical so everyone with reasonable amount of fitness can make it up there.Stay: A trek to Mount Pinatubo can be done on a day trip if you are based in Manila. But if you prefer to stay in the area, there are accommodations in Tarlac City such as Asianten Hotel, Central Park Hotel, Grand Prix Inn, La Majarica Hotel, Microtel Inn and Suites, Mr. Blue Hotel and Sun Garden Hotel.Do: Trek to the crater lake or summit of Mount Pinatubo. Try the the volcanic ash massage and mud pack at Pinatubo Spa Town. Kayak in the crater lake. Visit Puning Hot Springs in Porac. Immerse with the indigenous Aeta tribe. Drop by at Capas Shrine, Museo de Tarlac, Campo Santo Municipio, O’Donnell Catholic Church, Dolores and Bueno Hot Springs, Telatau Rock, Japanese Tunnels and Caves, and other attractions of Tarlac.Eat: If you plan to eat in Tarlac, Isdaan Floating Restaurant is the usual destination. But if you wan't more choice, go on a food trip in the culinary capital of thne Philippines - Pampanga! Try the famous sisig of Aling Lucing, pizzas of Historic Camalig Restaurant and Didi's Pizza, halo-halo in Halo-Halo sa Corazon and the icy desserts of Gill’s Sherbet.
Banaue: World Heritage
Further north will bring you to the highland of Cordilleras, home to the Philippines' most beautiful rice terraces. But the best of the best is in the town of Banaue, where most of the UNESCO World Heritage Rice Terraces are located including the ons in village of Batad. There are buses from Manila to Banaue (Ohayami in Sampaloc and Dangwa in Cubao), travel time takes at least 10 hours.Stay: There are numerous inns and lodges in Banaue town proper ranging from P200 for basic accommodation to thousands on bigger hotels in the town. Some of the famous are Sanafe Lodge, Banaue Hotel and Youth Hostel, Banaue Homestay, People's Lodge and Las Vegas Lodge. In Batad, Ramon Native Homestay, Rita's Mount View Inn and Restaurant, Hillside Inn, Batad Pension, Simon’s Viewpoint Inn, Gilbert Homestay and Cristina Main Village Inn are among the favorites.Do: Visit and even trek down to the rice terraces in Poblacion Banaue, Bangaan, Hapao, Hungduan, Batad and the neighboring town of Mayoyao. Trek to Chappa Falls. Drop by Banaue Museum and Cordillera Sculpture Museum. Dip in the cold waterfalls of Tapiyah Falls in Batad. Immerse with the local culture. Taste the local delicacies.Eat: Most lodges here have their own restaurants including Sanafe Lodge and Restaurant, Banaue Hotel Restaurant, Las Vegas Lodge Restaurant, Uyami’s Green View Lodge Restaurant and People's Lodge and Restaurant. Try pinikpikan, tapa ng baboy ramo, native coffee and other local food.
Sagada: Nature, Culture and Adventure
Close to Banaue is the tranquil and cool town of Sagada in Mountain Province. It is just a small town that offers a lot of natural and cultural attractions - caves, waterfalls, rice terraces, hanging coffins, old burial sites and more! From Banaue, catch a local bus to Bontoc and transfer to a jeepney to Sagada, total travel time takes three to four hours. If you are coming from Manila, catch a bus to Baguio and then transfer to a local bus to Sagada at Dangwa or San Jose Terminal. For more information about Sagada, check out Lakwatsero's Sagada Travel Guide.Stay: There are lots of accommodation in Sagada and the rate starts at P250 per person per night. Personally, I consider Residential Lodge as my home in town. Other inns and lodges are George Guest House, Saint Rest House, Indigenous Inn, Sagada Guest House, Yellow House Inn and Masferre Country Inn.Do: Go spelunking at Sumaguing, Lumiang or Crystal Cave. Trek to Bomod-ok or Pongas Falls. Try rock climbing at Echo Valley. See the hanging coffins and other sacred burial sites. Witness the sunrise at Kiltepan Viewdeck. Check out the town's rice terraces. Experience Begnas and Panag-apoy Festivals. Dig deep into the rich culture of the Sagadians. Go river rafting in Chico River. Shop for bargains at Saturday Market. Tour the town's other attractions.Eat: The yogurt and pasta of Yoghurt House, pies of Lemon Pie House, cakes and specialty dishes of Sagada Brew, Saturday night buffet of Log Cabin... Aaaah! Sagada will definitely delight food lovers. Then there's Strawberry Cafe, Gaia Cafe, Masferre's, Lucky Shanghai Haus and more restaurants serving all kinds of dishes - traditional Sagadians, Filipino, Korean, Italian, American and whatnot. Must try the Pinikpikan or battered chicken and the native coffee.
Legazpi: The City with Iconic View
After Central Luzon, it's time to check out the beautiful Bicolandia! Catch a bus or a plane from Manila to Legaspi City, the capital of Albay Province and the gateway to Mayon Volcano. Dubbed as the world's most perfect cone, Mayon is undoubtedly majestic but dangerous being the most active volcano in the Philippines. But more than the iconic volcano, the city is also a gateway to the province's other attractions!Stay: Various accommodations for various market segments are available in Legazpi City - from fancy hotels to backpackers hostel , lodges and inns. Some of the popular are Mayon Backpackers Hostel, Legazpi Tourist Inn, Carlo’s Hometel Bed and Breakfast, Casablanca Hotel, Dreams Inn and Café, Hotel Venezia, Ibalong Traveler’s Hostel, Legazpi Tourist Inn, The Oriental Legazpi and Magayon Hotel.Do: Trek or ride an ATV up close to Mayon Volcano. Drop by Mayon Resthouse Observatory. Try the adventure rides and see the unobstructed view of the volcano and the surroundings at Ligñon Hill or Kapuntukan Hill. Hang out Embarcadero de Legazpi. Explore the Japanese Tunnel. Feast with spicy Bicolano cuisines. Join the fun of Magayon and Ibalong Festivals. Visit Magayon Art Gallery and Legazpi City Museum. Explore the attractions of neighboring towns such as the Cagsawa ruins and the century old Our Lady of Gate Church of Daraga; the hot springs of Tiwi; the beaches of San Miguel, Rapu-Rapu and Bacacay; the luxurious Misibis Bay Resort; the hidden waterfalls or the unspoiled dive sites.Eat: If you love spicy or coconut milk based food, you will love Legaspi City and the whole Bicol Region. Don't miss local delicacies such as laing, pinangat, ginataang langka or bicol express. Some of the famous restaurants in the city include 1st Colonial Grill, Wilkommen Cafe and Restaurant, Eatalia, Kamias, Vintage Garage Bar, Biggs Diner, Graceland and Small Talk Cafe. And oh, don't forget to bring home pili nuts!
Cebu: Sun, Sea and Sand
Time to explore the jewels of Visayas starting with the heart of the island group - Cebu! Fly to the Queen City of the South and explore the island's manifold of offerings - the beaches and divesites of Mactan, Bantayan, Moalboal and Malapascua, the waterfalls of Badian and Oslob, the beautiful summit of Osmeña Peak, century old churches and more for you to discover.Stay: Accommodation in Cebu City is never a problem. There are plenty to choose from. From budget type like Sugbutel, Treats Guesthouse and Cebu Guesthouse; the mid-range like Quest Cebu, Capitol Central Hotel and Suites, Island Stay, Hotel Elizabeth, Tune Hotel, Crown Regency and The Henry Hotel; and to high end like Cebu City Marriott Hotel, Shangri-La Mactan Resort and Spa, Crimson Resort and Spa Mactan, Radisson Blu Hotel Cebu, Mövenpick Hotel Mactan Island Cebu, Marco Polo Plaza and Plantation Bay.Do: Tour the city's attractions such as Magellan's Cross, Sto. Niño Church, Fort San Pedro and Buddhist Temple; Dive in Mactan, Olango or Nasuluan Island. Trek to the waterfalls in Talamban. Try the Sky Experience Adventure. Go on a food tour and try the local favorites. Shop for guitars. Explore the awesome beaches, caves, mountains, waterfalls, dive and snorkeling sites, and heritage structures in the other towns and islands of the province.Eat:Cebu is almost synonymous to Lechon or roasted pig. CNT Lechon and Zubuchon are the most popular, both claiming to be the best. The other famous restaurants and cafes in the city include Casa Verde, La Marea, La Vie Parisienne, Golden Cowrie, Coffee Prince, Tazza Café and Patisserie, Sprockets Café, Café Caw and of course those in Larsian for authentic Cebuano dining experience.
Bohol: Chocolate Hills and Beyond
From Cebu, catch a one-hour ferry to the nearby province of Bohol and be amazed by the island's sweet offerings such as dive-tastic coral reefs, sunbathe-ready white sand beaches, for-your-eyes-only Chocolate Hills, heritage churches and other natural wonders that will definitely awe you.Stay: Accommodation in Bohol caters to all kind of travelers. From budget backpackers to leisure travelers. In Panglao Island, you can get a basic fan room with common toilet and shower for as low as P300 per night (Casa Nova Garden). In Tagbilaran City, there are numerous inns and lodging houses, basic accommodation starts at P300 per night. In Loboc, there’s a cool place that offers P300 per night for a dormitory bed with a communal shower (Nuts Huts). In the town of Carmen, a fan room costs P500 per night (Banlasan Resort). Most high end resorts and hotels are concentrated in Panglao Island and Tagbilaran City including Bohol Beach Club, Panglao Island Nature Resort, Amorita Resort, South Palms Resort Panglao, Oasis Resort and Bohol Tropics among others.Do: See the iconic Chocolate Hills. Go island and beach hopping in Panglao, Balicasg and Cabilao Islands. Snorkel or dive the rich underwater world. Visit the Tarsier Sanctuary. See the old heritage churches and structures. Experience adventure in Danao Adventure Park. Try the Loboc River Cruise.Eat: A trip to Bohol is never complete without the Luncheon River Cruise in Loboc River. Feast with the variety of Filipino food while being serenaded by local talents aboard a floating restaurant that traverses Loboc River. The cruise normal cost is P450, discounts are given to senior citizens and children. In Panglao Island, there are lots of restaurants along the beach and in the interior streets serving seafood, pasta and other dishes. In Tagbilaran City, Gerarda's Restaurant, Lohob Bar and Restaurant, Old Heildelberg Restaurant and JJ Seafood Restaurant.
Camiguin: The Island Born of Fire
Four hours away by sea travel from the island of Bohol is a paradise in Northern Mindanao, the so-called "Island Born of Fire" - Camiguin! A paradise for nature lovers, Camiguin boasts of its purely natural attractions - hot springs, cold springs, waterfalls and white sand island beaches all set in the backdrop of Mt. Hibok-Hibok, an active volcano and Mt. Old Vulcan, a dormant one.Stay: There are numerous hotels and lodges in this island to choose from, most are located in the town of Mambajao. There are also home stays, cottages and rooms-for-rent which are decent enough for as low as P500.00 per room per night. Budget travelers' favorites are Paguia's Cottage, July's Haven, Laguna Lodge and Jasmine by the Sea. For mid to high range accommodation, Bahay Bakasyunan sa Camiguin, Somewhere Else Botique Resort, Camiguin Golden Sunset, Camiguin Highland, Secret Cove, Paras Beach Resort and Enigmata Tree House Galeri are the top choices.Do: Visit White Sandbar and Mantigue Island; tour the island and see Via Crucis, Katibawasan Falls, Ardent Hot Spring, Sunken Cemetery, Gui-ob Church Ruins, Sto. Niño Cold Spring and other attractions; trek Mount Hibok Hibok; go snorkeling, scuba or free diving.Eat: Some of the famous restaurants in the island include Luna Ristorante, La Dolce Vita, Paras Beach Resort Restaurant, Rooftop, Checkpoint and J&A Fishpen. Notable also are Wild Fern Pizza of Enigmata Restaurant, House Pizza of Secret Cove Restaurant and Tomato-Topped Crunchy-Crusted Pie of Paras Beach Resort Restaurant. Never leave the island without having a box of Pastel from Vjandep Bakery and of course the famed lanzones of Camiguin.
Iligan: The City of Waterfalls
From Camiguin, a one-hour ferry ride will take you to mainland Mindanao. From Balingoan Port, catch a bus southwards towards Cagayan de Oro and then another one to Iligan City in Lanao del Norte to reach the "City of Waterfalls". Iligan City is home to a total of 23 waterfalls, so go chase them all or just the most prominent Maria Cristina, Tinago and Mimbalut.Stay: Accommodation in Iligan CIty caters mostly to budget and mid-range travelers. Popular are Staylite Suites, Caprice Inn, Maria Cristina Hotel, Casa Royal, Corporate Inn and Rene's Diner and Pension House.Do: Visit the easily accessible Maria Cristina Falls, Tinago Falls and Mimbalot Falls. Trek to the more challenging Dodiongan Falls, Pampam Falls, Kalubihon Falls, Dalupihan Falls, Limunsudan Falls and the other falls in the cty limit. Taste the famous Lechon Iligan. Dip in the cold water of Timoga Springs. Visit Macaraeg Ancestral House. Bask in the beaches of Linamon Bay. Spend a day of whitewater rafting in Cagayan de Oro.Eat: Like Cebu, Iligan City takes pride of its own version of lechon. Numerous restaurants line up the street fronting Timoga Springs serving Lechon Iligan. In the city proper, do not miss Jacko's Kan-anan, Zoey Cafe, Aruma, Flamoo's Burger, Poprock Cafe and Delecta.
Iloilo: The City of Love
After chasing the waterfalls of Iligan, fly from Cagayan de Oro's Lumbia Airport to Iloilo and fall in love with what the city and the entire province has to offer - century old churches, heritage structures, sumptuous foods, unspoiled beaches, hidden waterfalls, and more surprises!Do: Visit the century old churches; check out Calle Real and see the restored heritage structures; spend a day in the neighboring Guimaras Island; experience Dinagyang Festival every January; visit Museo Iloilo; have a coffee at the quaint Madge Cafe; tour the city's other attractions; see its beautiful countryside.Stay: There are numerous hotels, lodges and inns to choose from ranging from budget type to high end hotels.  Ong Bun Pension House is popular for backpackers with rooms for as low as P250 per night. For the higher end, there's day's Hotel, Sarabia Manor, Hotel del Rio and Amigo Terrace Hotel. My personal recommendation though is Injap Tower Hotel with its affordable luxury for as low as P1,250 per night for a twin room complete with great amenities and awesome city view.Eat: An Iloilo experience is not complete without having a coffee at Madge Cafe or a batchoy from Ted's or Deco's. Visit also Camiña Balay Nga Bato and try their signature chocolate drink and pancit molo. Drop by the pioneering branch of Mang Inasal too in the downtown. Before going home, buy some pasalubong from Biscocho Haus.
Boracay: Non-Stop Fun
From Iloilo, a three-hour drive to Caticlan plus ten-minute boat ride and you will be transported to another tropical paradise. Hello Boracay! Hailed as one of the world's best islands by various international magazines and web sites, Boracay Island will not disappoint beach and party lovers with its long stretch of sugar-fine white sand and vibrant night life. There is no dull moment in the island, from sun up to sun down, from the beach to the bars, the party never stops. And with variety of attractions and activities that await, Asia's 24/7 island will definitely make your stay in the country a memorable one.Do: Enjoy the long stretch of sugar fine white sandy beach; try  the paraw ride; experience the various beach and water sport activities such as paragliding, fly fish, banana boat ride, helmet diving, jet-ski, whatnot; go snorkeling, scuba or free diving; catch the iconic sunset; spend some time in Puka and Diniwid Beach; go bar hopping or try the pub crawl; cliff dive; bike around the island; visit the neighboring Carabao Island.Stay: There are numerous hotels and backpackers hostels in the White Beach that cater to all type of travelers. For those on a budget, Station 2 and 3 are where the cheaper accommodations are known to be concentrated. MNL Beach Hostel Boracay for example has dormitory room for as low as P400 per person per night. For average spenders, La Carmela de Boracay, Boracay Courtyard and Alice in Wonderland are some of the popular. Most high end resorts are located in Station 1 such as Discovery Shores, Astoria, Fridays, Two Seasons and Willy's Beach Club. Rates here go by the thousands per night. If you prefer Station 1, Residencia de Boracay, offers very reasonable rate.Eat:  Never leave Boracay without trying the best dining spots the island has to offer. More than the iconic Jonah's Fruitshake, Calamansi Muffin or Choriburger, there are more restaurants, coffee shops and hole in the wall dining spots in the island that will delight food lovers. Try Pamana Restaurant, Aria Cucina Italiana, Real Coffee and Tea Cafe, Mañana Mexican Cuisine, True Food Restaurant, Crafty's Rooftop Bar, Lemoni Cafe and Restaurant, or the various seafood and buffet stalls in the beachfront.
Coron: Paradise Under and Above
Allow yourself to be surprised and let your senses be mesmerized by the stunning land and seascape of Coron and entire Calamianes Group of Islands. From Boracay, fly back to Manila to catch a plane or a ferry to this paradise in Northern Palawan. It is a haven for scuba divers with its vivid marine life and huge collection of submerged World War II ship wrecks that it is seems like an underwater museum! For non-divers, worry not! The place is home to numerous white sand beaches tucked in the limestone islands and islets that dot Coron Bay.Do: Dive the submerged ship wrecks of Coron; go island or beach hopping and do not miss Kayangan Cove; snorkel and see the coral carpeted seabed; climb Mount Tapyas; spend a night camping in one of the uninhabited islands; check out Calauit Island Animal Safari; dip in Maquinit Hot Spring; pay a visit to old leper colony of Culion; explore the offbeat Linapacan Island Group.Stay:  Most hotels and lodges can be found in Coron town. My personal favorites include Sea Dive Resort with fan rooms with shared bath for as low as P450.00 per night good for 2 person; Coron Eco Lodge with twin rooms for as low as P1,898 per night inclusive of breakfast; and Darayonan Lodge with twin room for as low as P1400.00 per night. If you stay in the islands, you may pitch a tent or stay in the basic huts in Banana, Malcapuya, Malaroyroy, Banol or Atwayan Island others. For those who can afford luxury stays, Two Seasons Island Resort and Huma Island Resort re the best in town.Eat:  Never leave Coron without dining in Bistro Coron, they serve good pizza and pasta. For seafood, check out Sea Dive or La Sirenetta Seafood Restaurant. Other spots worth mentioning are Manneken Pis Resto Bar, Dad’s Coronzy Coffee and Tea (Centro Coron Lodge and Restaurant), Coron Edge, Santino Grill and the ever budget friendly eateries along the roads of Coron.
El Nido: The Last of Paradise
Save the best for last and take home the best memories of the Philippine Islands from El Nido! Situated in the northernmost part of mainland Palawan, a ten-hour boat ride from Coron, El Nido truly beckons. The scenic picture of karst mountains on perfect hues of turquoise water will definitely blow your mind away. These karst mountains hide some of the world's best beaches, lagoons, coves and caves. A truly one-of-a-kind tropical islands getaway, experience the best of the Philippines here!Do: Go island and beach hopping in the 45 islands and islets off Bacuit Bay; check out Nacpan and Calitang Beach, Maremegmeg, Corong-Corong, Dolarog and other inland beaches; trek to waterfalls and hot springs; climb the Taraw Cliff; go snorkeling, free or scuba diving; catch the iconic sunset in Bacuit Bay.Stay: Contrary to common belief, El Nido can be done on a budget. There are lodges and inns in the town proper that cater to budget travelers and backpackers for as low as P500 per room per night good for two persons. But the populars range from P1000 to P1500 per room per night for two such as in Marina Garden Beach Resort, The Alternative Inn, Og's Inn, El Nido Botique and Art Cafe, and La Salangane. Exclusive luxury island resorts like El Nido Resort's Miniloc, Lagen, Apulit and Pangulasian Island Resort go by the thousands.Eat: Seafood!!! Feast with variety of seafood dishes from any of the restaurants along Bacuit Beach including Sea Slug Beach Bar, Bacuit Grill and El Nido Corner. Try the pasta and brick oven pizza of Trattoria Altrove or Art Cafe. Enjoy good music and food in Balay Tubay Bistro. Try the specialty dishes in The Alternative Restaurant and Squidos.


  1. bryan

    Wow! kay ganda ng pilipinas..

  2. Aurora lambino

    Thank you for sharing this post. Amidst all the places you have been, I was looking forward to your evaluation for the top Philippine destinations, in preparation for a visit in 2017. A little bit disappointed that Batanes was not included, when you have posted/featured this place a few times in your FB page. Best regards,A.

  3. Wagu

    This is a great resource! Looking forward to new adventures!

  4. Ang galing. You should make a calendar with these 🙂

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