Category: Philippines

This guide is designed to help you get from Manila to Batangas Port. It all starts with getting to the bus terminal in Pasay, so let’s begin there. Getting to the Bus Terminal in Pasay, Manila The Pasay / Buendia terminal may not be where your journey to the port of Batangas begins, but this is the point that everyone in Metro Manila will need to go through to get there. There are several P2P (point to point) bus companies that have direct routes from

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What to Expect From a Meal in Paradise The overwhelming excitement and natural beauty of Coron and El Nido’s majestic landscapes, world class beaches, and seemingly prehistoric seascapes often times lowers tourists’ expectations of what they will be served as a meal. Afterall, a juice box and a well made sandwich would probably suffice in those scenarios, but to most tourists’ surprize, island hopping meals are quite complex and elaborate. Whether served on the main deck of a large tourboat, or the isolated beach

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In the south of Cebu City, towards the water, lies the Basilica Santo Nino; and this building’s history parallels that of Catholicism in the Philippines. Many travelers can make the argument that houses of worship do not make great tourist destinations; but to those that want to learn about the culture they are visiting, there is no doubt that learning about the local religion is an intimate look into people’s lives. Overview and Significance The two hundred and eighty (280) year old Basilica

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Philippines / Visayas / Negros Occidental / Sagay With no permanent structures, plant or animal life, including human inhabitants, Carbin Reef is by every definition of the word sandbar. What is Carbin Reef? This year-round tourist destination is a small sandbar. Think of it as a beach that is unattached from the mainland. Facing north towards the Visayan Sea, there is nothing but open water in 270 degrees of view, and the tiny strip of white sand beneath your feet is a reminder to appreciate the beauty of

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Deciphering The El Nido Tours: Which to Take and Which to Skip If you search Google and Instagram for images and hashtags from El Nido’s picture perfect Bacuit Bay, there will be no shortage of National Geographic worthy images from unbelievable locations. The problem is that there is not a whole lot of information in these places for tourists to find out about what a day on one of the famous island hopping tours is actually like. Or even more importantly, what type of

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One of the most popular tourist attractions in Cebu City is undoubtedly Magellan’s Cross. This is partly because MOST attractions that visitors to Cebu come to see are actually outside the city. But perhaps the biggest reason that this location is so popular is because of what it symbolizes.

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One of the most popular day tours in Coron is the Island Escapades tour. This whole-day island-hopping adventure typically includes lunch and makes stops at three amazing islands. Depending on the tour operator that you choose, prices may vary slightly and the order that the stops are visited may change around as well. This guide will help you know what to expect on the Island Escapades Tour of Coron and hopefully help you prepare for your trip so that you enjoy as much as possible.

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Here is a quick guide on what is typically going on during different times of the day on White Beach; along with some tips and recommendations on when to participate in certain activities, and when to avoid others. Ultimately, its up to you to decide how to spend your days on Boracay; with the help of this guide, you can be much more informed. Good Morning Boracay Breakfast buffets are all the rage on this island, and with elaborate continental breakfast spreads included in many

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Getting to the Philippines’ most popular island paradise of Boracay is a popular and well-documented trip, but there are definitely some information gaps on what to expect and how to prepare for your voyage, if you have never done it before. The purpose of this Unofficial Guide is to allow readers to know exactly what to expect when vacationing in Boracay. Fly, Fly, Fly! There are not just one, but two international airports within a 2 hour van trip to Boracay, and the availability of

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