Tucked in the coast of Burgos, Ilocos Norte, just 1.5 kilometers away from Laoag City, is a breathtaking rock formation by the beach known for its creamy white rock surface sculpted by natural phenomena. The Kapurpurawan Rock Formation is an art of nature featuring a landscape of smooth ivory limestone produced by the natural process of sedimentation.
Reopening on January 15 is Enchanted Kingdom (EK)’s newest attraction – Agila: The EKsperience. Featuring a 6D theater experience, 100 motion seats, and a giant screen, Agila is said to be the first and the largest flying attraction in the country. Image grabbed from Enchanted Kingdom’s website. The attraction will take people on a flight around 20 breathtaking locations around the country – from Batanes to Cagayan de Oro – showcasing all the beautiful spots they offer. This is while giving the illusion that they are eagles soaring and getting a (literal) bird’s eye view of all the destinations that the country has to offer. Aside from being an educational […]
Sagada – for some people, this is the place where broken hearts go; where people travel to witness Kiltepan’s beautiful sunrise; where they could simply just chill and enjoy the wonders of nature. However, this place isn’t only just that. Amidst all the trees, the fog, and the clouds is a place that is also rich in history and in culture.
People who visit Banaue often look for villages to visit for two reasons: one is to interact with the natives, while the other is to experience living in a house that the natives used to live in. One of the best places to experience this within Banaue is the Hiwang Native House Inn. Hiwang Native House Inn has been around for at least 50 years. They have 6 authentic ba-li or native houses that they rent out to guests. Each ba-li can hold 4-6 guests for only P1,500 per night. They also have extra beds available at P200 per bed. THEY STILL STAND. An authentic Ifugao ba-li can be […]
The town of Hungduan in Ifugao may not offer much more than Banaue itself, but it is a welcome way of enjoying a trip to Ifugao without being hassled by multiple guides and people offering their services. HUNGDUAN RICE TERRACES. It may look like the rest, but it has an identity of its own. Hungduan, Ifugao is a town that’s located roughly an hour away from Banaue. You can get to the town via jeeps or buses that run the route. Hiring a tricycle might cost you more than P100 each way, which doesn’t make it a good option. Once you get to Hungduan, you need to visit […]
What’s a trip to Banaue without seeing the 2,000 year-old Rice Terraces, up close and personal? BATAD TREK. From here, the 5-hour trek shall start As one of the most famous terraces in Banaue, Batad Rice Terraces is a well-known attraction where people can trek and see the wonderful lush forests and rugged terrains that the place is celebrated for. According to locals, Batad can be visited throughout the year. However, it’s best to go here during dry season (December to June) so that it wouldn’t be rainy and you’ll be able to see the transition of colors from green to gold (golden season) during harvest time. […]
If you are the kind of traveler who takes delight in going through the mystics and adventure, visit Mystical Cave! This cave in Antipolo is not that known but it’s really one of the places you must visit if you want to see the undiscovered part of Antipolo. STEP UP. The flight of stairs going to the cave Going to the cave itself will entail you to take a flight of steep stairs going up. Many people usually come here during Holy Week as part of their pilgrim. As you go up, you will be able to see a poster which tells of the story of a certain […]
Spectacular sunsets are always a part of every trip to Coron. Whether it’s from your fourth floor hotel room or right on the beach, sunsets are a great way of ending a day in Coron. They are good, but there’s one place in Coron considered by many as the best place to see a sunset: Mt. Tapyas. FROM THE SEA Mt. Tapyas is a 210-meter mountain located in the town of Coron. It’s the second highest place in Coron, giving its visitors a complete view of the town from its view deck. The summit can be seen from almost every part of town, thanks to the large cross […]
One of the most popular spots in the island hopping tour when in Coron, Palawan is the Kayangan Lake. It’s a must-see, most especially because of its crystal turquoise water which is why it was dubbed as the cleanest lake in Asia. To get to the Kayangan Lake, it will take a 30-45 minute boat ride from the pier. As you arrive in the lake, you will be able to see steep limestone cliffs that surround the area. You will need to go through a 10-minute climb to reach the docking area to Kayangan Lake. THE KAYANGAN VIEW. At the peak of the trek, capture postcard-perfect shots of the […]
When people talk of going on vacation up north, they usually speak of Baguio City, Vigan, Baler, or Ilocos Norte. It’s a surprise that not many people know about one of the north’s hidden gems: Minalungao National Park in Nueva Ecija. ENCHANTING. The perfect word to describe Minalungao National Park. Situated in the small town of General Tinio, Minalungao National Park is one of the province’s natural wonders. Limestone formations are the name of the game in Minalungao as it dominates the park’s 2,018-hectare area. THE WONDERS OF NATURE. These limestone formations, going as high as 16 meters, are the highlight of any visit to Minalungao National […]
From being just a simple hydroelectric facility, Ambuklao Dam is now considered a tourist attraction in Bokod, Benguet. (Photo by Robert Casaclang Jr. via Flickr) Constructed in the 1950s, Ambuklao Dam was primarily built to provide energy to the Luzon grid. It was then the largest and highest dam in East Asia, which also serves as a flood control structure. The dam also holds the water used for the irrigation fields in Pangasinan. This engineering feat has done a lot of improvements for being a power plant but now, it is becoming so much more than that. (Photo by user iammyk, grabbed from Flickr) Aside from […]
HADUAN FALLS. (Photo by Jm Balinas grabbed from panoramio.com via Mabalacat City’s Facebook page) According to British novelist Roald Dahl, “the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places.” This proves to be true, just as the best destinations here in the Philippines are found in places you didn’t think it would be. Take, for example, Mabalacat Haduan Falls in Pampanga. A perfect summer getaway is usually spent on the beach. But for those who would like to go on an adventure before they can enjoy their weekend off, we know a place for you: Mabalacat Haduan Falls is a hidden paradise where you can spend time falling […]
Find out why Camiguin Island stands out among the Philippines’ 7,500 islands. CAMIGUIN ISLAND. Have a great summer escapade with one of the islands in the Philippines. Photo from Wikimedia Commons Camiguin Island is an island located in the northern part of Mindanao. Aptly called as an “Island Born of Fire,” this island has seven volcanoes, with two still considered as active. With its scenic natural beauty, many tourists flock to this island to see what Camiguin is all about. KATIBAWASAN FALLS. One of the attractions you can also see in the place. Photo from Wikimedia Commons When in Camiguin Island, you will be able to […]
Are you ready for summer? Apulit Island takes you to a one-of-a-kind summer getaway you’ll surely love. APULIT ISLAND. Take a break away from the bustling city and marvel at this paradise-like island. (Photo via elnidoresorts.com) Tagged as the eco-adventure Island, Apulit became famous for being a dragon-shaped island. Formerly known as Club Noah, this island now owned by the El Nido and Ayala Group decided to use the name Apulit, which means “napadpad” or “carried by.” And since it takes pride of its eco-adventure offering, many activities can be done here that will surely be enjoyed by guests such as climbing and rappelling down the 60-meter limestone […]