Category: Philippines

Philippine Travel Blog. Places to see and Things to do in the Philippines

2022 Maayo Shipping Schedule and Rates for Sibulan—Liloan and Tampi—Bato

The risk of COVID-19 is still looming. The pandemic is not yet over. Despite the Philippines performing relatively better this time, many of our neighboring countries are experiencing surges of infection. But we have to move forward, recover, and stir economic activities. The government is mandating return-to-office starting April 01, so many of us will be returning to the workplace from our respective provinces. It’s time to get out from our dens and meet our workmates and friends face-to-face while observing proper health protocols. Maayo Shipping updates rates For those who reside in Negros Oriental and are working or traveling ... Read more

Apo Island Travel Guide: From a Non-diver’s Perspective

Apo Island is a marine sanctuary and a popular dive spot. In fact, the island was listed on the 2008 version of Sport Diver Magazine’s top 100 diving spots in the world. Guests spend most of their time exploring the depths of its surrounding waters to meet and greet with its inhabitants. Vast coral conglomeration, gentle swimmers, and colorful foliage circle its deep. The underwater communities thrive as they are protected by the Philippines laws, and of course, with the help of the cooperating island locals. Apo Island Dive Resort Recent studies show that the island is a home to ... Read more

Malapascua Travel Guide and the Not-so-ordinary Island Life

Malapascua is one of the smallest inhabited islands in the Philippines. It measures 2.5 on its longest side and 1 kilometer on its shorter span. Being a cleaning station for thresher sharks and manta rays and a home to diverse coral species, Malapascua became a famous dive site. The island is also a host to multiple white-sand beaches and interesting rock formations. Malapascua, by the way, floats 6.8 kilometers northeast of Cebu island. Malapascua’s northern strip, Langub Beach I’ve been receiving recommendations to see Malapascua since I moved to Cebu. Hence, when I finally got a chance, I boarded a bus ... Read more

10 Underrated yet Stunning, Must-visit Islands in the Visayas

Condé Nast Traveler recognized three Philippine Islands, Boracay (1st), Cebu (2nd), and Palawan (4th), as among the five best islands in Asia on its latest readers’ choice awards. Two of them are from the Visayas. Boracay and Cebu are undoubtedly two of the country’s most popular. Both receives significant number of tourists, and many more are aspiring to visit. Whitebeach, Boracay Island Malapascua Island, on the other hand, may not be able to make the cut but is already an internationally recognized dive spot. It is a haven for deep sea scuba divers, especially those who wanted to see the ... Read more

10 Exciting Things to Do in Dumaguete, Valencia, and Neighboring Towns: A Travel guide

Laid-back vibe, slow-paced lifestyle, and rustic feels albeit the bustling concrete jungle and contiguous crossroads, Dumaguete City keeps its countryside impression despite the urban classification. Not to mention, the city is also a provincial capital. The crowd is concentrated within the downtown, while other areas remain almost still and bare. Staying in Dumaguete gives you extraordinary escape that is away from unending gridlock, pesky stressors, and galling expectations of everyday life. List of things to do in Dumaguete, Valencia, and their neighboring towns. If you see Dumaguete within range of your travel horizon, here’s a list of things that you ... Read more

A Travel Guide to My Hometown, Siaton, Negros Oriental

Hometown sceneries triggered a lot of memories. The zigzag road between Siaton and Zamboanguita, more particularly, made me recall the embarrassing ones. I had motion sickness when I was a kid. The moment I got on a bus, my olfactory system is heightened and become more sensitive. I could smell even an imperceptible amount of diesel, asphalt, and exhaust. I would try to suppress the queasiness by thinking of happy stuff and by controlled breathing, but that zigzag road messed up everything. It was where I normally start to throw up. Drone shot of Antulang Beach Resort in Siaton, Negros ... Read more

Antulang Beach Resort: A Stunning Cliff-side Resort in Siaton

Antulang Beach Resort is simply a paradise. The rustic reception blended nicely with the forest feels, isolation, and stunning cliff-side vantage. It adds a high dose of exclusivity and comfort to your staycation. The plumeria blossoms on its poolside gardens exude an inviting scent. You’ll definitely stay once you set your foot within the resort premises. An infinity pool seats beside the cliff-side al fresco restaurant, commanding a view of endless sea. It creates a stunning backdrop for your photos.  Aerial photo of Antulang Beach Resort If you are game for exciting trekking activities, try the cliff-side stairways and pathways ... Read more

Camotes Island Travel Guide

Going to Camotes is somewhat taking an off the beaten path, at least for non-Cebuanos. The islands’ landscape is relatively rural and the development is exclusive only to resort operators. Public transport is serviced mostly by habal-habal or motorcycle taxi. Nonetheless, white strips dot the edges of its stunning foliage of greens. The interesting cave systems and the remarkable rock formations make Camotes Island one of the must-visit places in the Visayas. The Camotes Group of Islands (Poro, Pacijan, Tulang Diot, and Ponson Islands) is under the jurisdiction of Cebu Province with four municipal division under its umbrella namely; San Francisco, Poro, Tudela, and Pilar. Santiago ... Read more

The Henry Hotel Cebu: Minimalist Edifice meets Class

The exterior gloom does not always depict the actual mood inside. The array of rectangular window panes added geometric accent to the edifice, an apparent indication that sentient souls dwell within the property premises. The mid-rise dark structure smack at Banilad urban jungle hides fancy-artsy comfort. Something awesome is concealed behind the dark purplish, concrete-clad facade. The Hotel Henry Cebu The Henry Hotel Cebu seats at entry of Paseo Saturnino, the gateway to Maria Luisa, Cebu’s most exclusive village. It looks pretty ordinary from the outside, but as you come closer, you will immediately realize that the place is really ... Read more