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Antonia Beach is actually named after the lone resort on the peninsula. The self-contained, generator run, resort on the remote island of Gigantes Sur is one of the tourism hotspots of the region. I call it a self-contained resort because most of the staff lives on site with their family. There are

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In another blog post, I complained about Seven Commandos Beach being a waste of time on Tour A. I promise you that is only because every other stop on Tour A is on Miniloc Island and traveling to Seven Commandos first, burns lots of time. Seven Commandos beach is actually quite the

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Likely Stops: Small Lagoon Big Lagoon Secret Lagoon/ Hidden Beach 7 Commando Beach Some tour companies refer to Tour A as the kayaking tour because exploring the lagoons by kayak is the highlight of the day. I highly recommend talking to your tour operator beforehand and finding out the availability of kayaks

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Philippines / Luzon / Illocos Norte / Laoag City Known as 'The Sinking Bell Tower' of Laoag City, it was built in approx. 1700 and is currently sinking at a pace of nearly a foot per decade. The entranceway is now merely a crawlspace, when people mounted on horseback could once pass through it. Entry

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*Updated June 2017 Philippines / Palawan / El Nido Previously known as one of the best scenic hikes in El Nido, the Twin Beach hike is now no longer possible. This rocky peninsula offers signature views of the twin beaches after a short vertical hike up the trail, but the land was purchased by

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Watch the Guimaras teaser video: Known mostly for its mangos, the island province of Guimaras is a worthy ecotourism destination despite its recent history. In 2006 a tanker owned by Petron sank 19km off the coast of Nueva Valencia, Guimaras and leaked 130,000 gallons of fuel into the waters. It is

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Philippines / Palawan The island hopping tours have been the clear attraction to El Nido for the past decade of ecotourism, but as these tours become crowded, many tourists have been searching for alternatives to them. After all, not everyone in your group may want to do all 4 island hopping tours. Or,

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I acquired my IDP (international Driver's Permit) today. It was just $20, plus $13.50 to get a passport photo done. They had the ability to do it all in house at the AAA location that I went to in Baltimore. Have you ever been to one? They have travel things, like

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In the daytime, the population swells with day-trippers, and island hoppers; while in the evenings, it is just the resort guests in the middle of the Visayan Sea underneath the starry sky. One travel blog calls Cabugao Gamay the icon of Gigantes. Referring to the Islas Gigantes Archepelago, which Cabugao Gamay is

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A can’t miss destination in El Nido. Philippines / Palawan / El Nido About a 45 minute tricycle ride away from El Nido Town, located northeast along the coastline, is a place that’s not so secret anymore. Nacpan and Calitang form the twin beaches, but have more recently been referred to collectively

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