Category: Philippines

As the origin of many Filipino tales of magic and tress that glow in the night time, the island of Siquijor has forever been shrouded in mystery, but getting there should never be one of them. About this Tropical Beauty A small tropical island in the Bohol Sea, it features a single, well-paved, circumferential road that goes through the heart of each of the six major towns. Larena, the capitol Siquijor, San Juan, Lazi, Maria, and Enrique Valencia. San Juan and Lazi are the centers

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Panglao is just a small island at the southwest tip of Bohol but it is one of the most popular getaway destinations for diving and tourist activities in the region. At the epicenter of it all is Alona Beach. Alona beach in itself is tiny. The total distance of shoreline is less than one kilometer; about 840 meters in length. While the town does not feel crowded, or congested, there is zero wasted space on the beachfront. First: The Beachfront Property Ironically, for a town

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The coastal area of Coron Island known as Twin Lagoon is undoubtedly one of the most impressive geological features in the region, especially when viewed from above. Some of these large sunken blue holes formed by karst limestone are nearly perfect circles, and the shallow, rocky reefs that surround them are full of marine life. The collapsed areas of limestone form deep pools of blue, differentiating themselves from the shallower surrounding waters. Many tour guides and boatmen choose the twin lagoon location to prepare lunch

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When planning an island hopping trip to El Nido, most people opt to take the economical route: to fly into Puerto Princesa, and take a van from there to El Nido. For now, this is still the best way to get to El Nido without dropping some serious money on an Air Swift jet to Lido Airport. The flights are extremely limited, and very pricey in comparison. So, we’re going to go over the journey between Puerto Princesa and El Nido for the first

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Without a doubt, the most unassuming destinations in all of Coron, Palawan are its many coral gardens. Completely hidden from a topside (above water) view, and totally void of nautical markings, locating these hidden gems known as the coral gardens takes a skilled Bankero (boatman) and navigator. This article is all about the Lusong Coral Gardens in particular, and will help inform you on what to expect, what to bring along, to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. What to Bring to the Coral

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The tiny, inhabited island known as Pass Island in the waters surrounding Coron, is a popular destination for island hopping tours to relax and get lunch, despite being one of the furthest destinations from the town proper. With nearly two hours (2hrs) travel time by motorboat from Coron’s town harbor, tourists often wonder what is the draw to Pass island… until they arrive. Activities Galore Because the island is inhabited, there is a twenty-four (24) hour workforce available to sculpt, manicure, clean and build

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With a travel time of about an hour and a half (1.5 hrs) from Coron’s harbor, Banana Island is not exactly close; though tourists (maybe not so) quickly find out that this is very common for Coron’s long list of island hopping tour destinations. The good news is that the tours are planned well enough that the groups of islands you visit will all be relatively close to each other; thereby limiting the long transit times to the beginning and end of

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There is no doubt that one of the more famous and most photographed locations in Coron is Kayangan Lake. This brackish water pool (a mixture of fresh and salt water) is said to be one of the cleanest, and clearest in all of the Philippines. While “in all of the Philippines” is a term that can certainly feel like it is being overused, “clean” is not one of those terms typically included; so to hear that definition being thrown around incites interest to many would-be

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Alona Beach, on the southwestern bend of Panglao Island (at about the 7 o’clock position) is about as far West from Tagbilaran City as you can get. That is really great when you’re trying to escape the city, but when it is time to leave, getting back can be a bit of a problem. There are no taxis on Panglao Island, there is no Uber or Grab, just a handful of tricycles, some private vans, and an irregular schedule of Jeepneys. Like in

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