Hambil (Carabao Island) San Jose, Romblon [nggallery id=15 template=galleryview images=0] Despite it’s proximity to the crowded Boracay Island of Aklan, Hambil Island offers a contrasting ambiance. Also known as Carabao Island, in the town of San Jose, Rombon, Hambil offers sun, sea, sand and serenity where climbing the bent coconut trees, watching the sun rise and listening to the waves are some of its simple pleasures. Time passes unnoticed in this tropical paradise of serene beauty. Make Hambil Island a part of your memory. Experience…Continue Reading “Slideshow: The Serene Beauty of Hambil”

Apo Reef

It was a last minute decision and it seemed like a coincidence that Gael’s feature on Apo Reef was just published in Yahoo!Travel. Reading her piece along with some of my photos made me missed Apo Reef even more. Perhaps it was the sign. After all, if there are places worth coming back over and over again, Apo Reef is surely one of them. So for third year in a row I went to this paradise off the coast of Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro and once…Continue Reading “Weekend Bliss: Return to Apo Reef”

Off the coast of Jasaan, Misamis Oriental is a small island, virtually a sandbar, surrounded by green waters that is rich with marine life – the Agutayan Island. It is located in Macajalar Bay, five kilometers from Jasaan’s Poblacion. Crescent moon in shape and uninhabited, Agutayan Island has 5,000 square meters of white sand that sits on a 3-hectare marine sanctuary that serves as breeding ground of endangered giant clams. The giant clams are products of successful seeding project supported by the local government, it…Continue Reading “Agutayan Island, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental”

Paracale, a Camarines Norte town made popular by its active gold and copper mining industry, has hidden treasures that are worth more than the precious metals underneath its soil – one of which is Maculabo Island. Maculabo, a small island off the coast of Paracale, is approximately 300 hectares in land area. Home to a fishing community, the island is almost an hour boat ride from the fish port of Paracale. It boasts of fine white sand beach on turquoise water, a paradise on its…Continue Reading “Maculabo Island, Paracale’s Gold”