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It started as nothing more than your average day-use beach resort: a couple of cottages, their own access to the beach, and excellent service. It was good back in 1995, but time and tourists have moved forward since then. Even with that, Cebu White Sands still stands as one of Lapu Lapu City’s best resorts.
Are you still looking forward to knowing more about the prominent figures who shaped the history of Ilocos? Have you ever fancied knowing more about one of the three martyr priests, Padre Jose Burgos, or the country’s 6th president, Elpidio Quirino? What about everything that has to do with Ilocos’ own spirit, basi? Let us take you to Ilocos Regional Museum Complex to know more about them!
Hotel Felicidad offers its guests a cultural representation of the lush lifestyle back in the Spanish times. Strategically located in the heart of Vigan City, the historic landmarks of town such as Plaza Salcedo and the dancing fountain, Vigan Cathedral, and Plaza Burgos can be easily accessed from the hotel.
Ever stayed in a hotel and museum all at once? Along the streets near Calle Crisologo, we found the only museum-like hotel in Vigan—Hotel Luna. Built during the 188os by Don Jose Florentino, for his daughter Doña Carmen Florentino, this Filipino old house with a touch of sophisticated Spanish interiors has been rebuilt, extended and restored into a high-class museum-hotel.
Hotels may be plentiful in the city of Vigan, but most of them are heritage homes that have been given an upgrade. They may retain the aura of a heritage house, but they can’t be compared to Villa Angela Heritage House in terms of being a true heritage of Vigan City. See what Villa Angela has to offer that made Tom Cruise choose this as his very own accommodation.
Filipinos love Christmas. They have the longest Christmas season in the world, spanning 5 months (September – January). If that’s not enough, or if you’re one of those who can’t wait for Christmas, there’s Casa Santa in Antipolo. Casa Santa is a 365-day Christmas exhibit located in Jardin de Miramar. It used to be the house of the owners of Jardin de Miramar. Built in the 1950s and remodeled in 1992 by Architect Ning Encarnacion-Tan. 2008 saw the façade get a facelift from the town’s best muralist, Alfred Galvez, while in 2014, dramatic lighting was added throughout the house by renowned international light designer Shoko Matsumoto. Casa Santa gets its […]