Category: Philippines

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Jpark Island Opens the Philippines’ First Pororo-themed Rooms and Indoor Park on its 10th Anniversary

Within its 16.5 hectare property are 568 rooms, villas, and suites, six themed pools, 10 restaurants, activity zone, dive shop, casino, and a private beach. But the main show stunner of JPark Island Resort and Waterpark is its sprawling water complex that includes three towering waterslides, a lazy river pool, and a pool with beach-like shoreline. Ribbon cutting ceremony for the Grand Opening of PororoPark with Jpark and Iconix Entertainment executives This September, the Philippines’ only 5-star waterpark resort is celebrating its 10th anniversary. But what makes the milestone extra special are the newest attractions and facilities that added to ... Read more

The Mystic Subic Beach, Sorsogon: A Travel Guide

After breaking a leg from life’s most demanding challenges, somehow, you wanted to reward yourself. A reward that will replenish your adrenaline requirements and raise your energy indicators to its maximum level. After all, pain comes after surviving the other. Such reward will definitely give you a boost to face the upcoming uncertainties. Travel always comes first when rewarding oneself. But sometimes, it isn’t all about getting to places, trying new flavors, or ticking out an item on your [bucket] list. It is much fulfilling when you venture out to an unfamiliar territory, and then braving it in the end. ... Read more

Byahe Ta Bai: A TOURS7 Travel Fair

With an intention to create an innovative and effective travel and tour programs, TOURS7 or Tourism Operators Unite in Region 7 was institutionalized to create a venue to enhance partnerships and encourage healthy competition among its members. The association helps member to find valuable support in enhancing business opportunities and expanding the networks. The network grows from 14 members to 30 as of this writing. TOURS7 is recognized as the official Cebu Chapter of NAITAS Philippines, Inc. All members of the association are legitimate and are fully accredited by the Department of Tourism for Central Visayas. As a testament to ... Read more

Island Hopping in Mactan, Cebu: A Travel Guide

It was azure at first. But as we approached the shallow water of Pandanon Island, the tint of the water slowly turned viridescent. We all witnessed how the water gradually shifted from all the shades in between blue and green. The squeaky-clean sea makes the corals 10 feet below pretty evident. And as the corally feature morphed to sand, the 6-feet looked more like a knee deep. Pandanon island, by the way, is one of the stops of Mactan Island hopping. Other interesting islands include: Nalusuan, Hilutungan, Caohagan, Olango, and Sulpa Islands. Docked at Pandanon Island How to get there ... Read more

Cuatro Islas Travel Guide: Himokilan, Mahaba, Apid, and Digyo Islands

The Labor Day weekend altered the hushed atmosphere of Inopacan. Travelers and tourists flocked the boulevard to get a slot of the first batch of boat departures, which at that time, ran out really fast. It was still six in the morning, yet the dispatcher’s booth was overwhelmed with the swarm of excited as well as incited individuals. We were fortunate to be the first ones on the queue. A stunning sunset at Digyo Island Cuatro Islas: The Four Scenic Islands of Leyte Immediately after our market quest to shop for our two-day survival provisions, we found ourselves navigating to Mahaba ... Read more

Sipaway Island, Unconcealed but Often Unnoticed: A Travel Guide

The breeze whispered my name. I could also hear the sea calling and the sun waving an invite. The itchy sunburn from previous getaways instantly responded. It temporarily reduced the pain. It convinced me, as if it talked, “You can tolerate more.” Sipaway Island drone shot My adventurous self, who knows no restraint when it comes to travel—as long as I have extra budget to splurge—went out to search for another underrated destination. ‘Twas summer anyway! Sipaway Island beaches and mangove areas My feet brought me to Sipaway, an island that floats off the coast of San Carlos City in ... Read more

Horizon 101 Launches Horizon Stay: Accessibility, Comfort, and Style

Finding a convenient, accessible, safe, and comfortable place to stay in the metro is a tough job. Your accommodation for your Cebu escape is part of the experience. Ruin it, and the entire getaway is doomed. That is why, choosing your vacation room requires careful planning and selection, just like the way you organize for your flights, destination stops, or trip planning before you proceed with the adventure. A typical room of Horizon Stay Though Cebu offers a good selection of hotels and condos for short-term rent, they are spread out across the city. Some are even hard to reach ... Read more

Carnaza, La Manok, and Dakit Dakit Islands: A Travel Guide

As the sun alternately hid and peeked from the moving, scattered cumuli, the morning breeze blew gently to our dopey visage. Though there were intermittent drizzles, the weather, somehow, pepped up our tired, sinful souls. It was, indeed, an awesome day to explore new places. The Turbulent Sea However, as we approach the jetty of Tapilon, things became quite unsettling. The coast was disturbed with breakwater, and the surface of the sea was apparently rough. You could see small boats disappear and reappear within few seconds, displaying the morbid force of nature and reminding us our frailties. We were just ... Read more

A Travel Guide to Bantayan Island, Cebu

The north-westernmost island of Cebu province is not only known for its desiccated produce. Bantayan, aside from being a dried seafood supplier to the province, is also a desirable location for sojourners. Bantayan Island, by the way, is a home to three serene and vibrant municipalities namely: Bantayan, Santa Fe, and Madridejos. Most of the islands beautiful beachfronts are situated in Santa Fe. With multiple white beach fronts dotting its edges, interesting rock formations adorning its cliffs, and mysterious cave pools spread at various locations, travelers won’t run out of things to do. Bantayan seaport, the main point of entry ... Read more