Category: Philippines

If you’re headed to Coron, then island hopping is most likely the top activity on your itinerary; and with world-class scuba diving, white sand beaches, and four star resorts, Coron is arguably the Philippines’ premiere island-hopping destination. The sheer number of easily accessible sites is almost unfathomable; sunken World War II Japanese shipwrecks; vibrant, healthy reef systems (unlike much of El Nido), and remote tropical islands that are equipped to handle boatloads of tourists. Short of a little bit of late night partying, this

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The port of Estancia is not exactly a tourist hotspot, but it is one of the jump-off points (other than the larger port of Carles) to get to the fabled Islas de Gigantes. Both ports have much in common: They are administered by the Iloilo Provincial Government and have a very active seafood and maritime economy going on. That means that these are two very busy places despite size differences; crawling with workers, entrepreneurs, and tourists alike. You can expect to see all sorts of

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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 place! What to know: Its part of the mainland. Yup, Seven Commandos is actually just on the other side of the big mountain peninsula as el Nido town. If that mountain wasn’t

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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 as Nacpan Beach. Getting There Just about every tricycle driver, on any given day in El Nido Town is willing to take you to Nacpan beach; and for the standard rate, they will

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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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With such large distances between the Philippines and the western world, TIME is typically the most prized resource when traveling there. This is also the case when traveling to even more remote locations on Palawan island, known as the Philippines “Last Frontier”. The two most remote of destinations on Palawan are El Nido and Coron, and tourists are often faced with having to choose between the two. This article will go over some of the similarities and differences between El Nido and Coron, and talk

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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 saltwater) 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 visitors.

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When vacationing on Boracay, finding the best food and shopping are two things that are on most people’s checklist. It is possible to accomplish both by spending some time at D* Talipapa for a unique food and shopping experience, one of the best that Boracay has to offer! What is a D* Talipapa? No, wait, what is a wet market? The Tagalog word for market is palengke. The palengke is a public market that has fresh meat and seafood on site. The term “wet

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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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Philippines / Luzon / Mountain Province / Sagada If you ever find yourself in Sagada, nestled deep in the Philippine Mountain province, Bomod-Ok falls is a must see. While the hike down can be somewhat strenuous to some, you are rewarded at the bottom with a refreshingly cool mist, and a cold stream that is safe to wade in. Both are fed by the areas tallest and most impressive waterfall: Bomod- Ok Tucked away in the far northern corner of the valley, Bomod-Ok or ‘The Big Falls” as

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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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