Luzon

San Rafael River Adventure: Water Sports & Dinner Cruise at Angat River in Bulacan

Posted on April 22, 2018

After our heritage tour of Malolos, we bussed for an hour and a half to San Rafael River Adventure, a resort in San Rafael town located along the Angat River, one of the major rivers in Luzon that originates from a forest watershed in the Sierra Madre mountains and meanders across the province of Bulacan. An idyllic getaway that’s just a couple of hours from Metro Manila, the sprawling resort consists of glass cottages and an infinity pool overlooking theRead More

La Paz Sand Dunes: Dune Bashing & Sandboarding in Laoag City

Posted on April 16, 2018

A desert would be one of the landscapes you’d least expect to see in the tropical archipelago of the Philippines, but along the northernmost province on Luzon island there are, indeed, sand dunes! The La Paz Sand Dunes cover 85 square kilometers of sandy coastal desert and beach in Laoag City, the provincial capital of Ilocos Norte. The coastal desert stretches from the towns of Currimao to Pasuquin. The undulating sandy landscape makes for beautiful sceneries, but visitors may alsoRead More

A Heritage Walking Tour of Malolos Historic Town Center

Posted on April 16, 2018

Heritage buffs need not look far from the Philippine capital for historical gems. Located an hour’s drive of Metro Manila, Malolos – the provincial capital of Bulacan – occupies an importance place in the history of the Philippines, especially when one mentions it’s most popular landmark: the Barasoain Church, which was the site of the First Philippine Republic. But little did I know that the city has whole lot more to offer, especially when it comes to built heritage. OnRead More

7 Best Things to Do in Tarlac [UPDATED 2018]

Posted on April 3, 2018

Learn about organic farming at EDL Farm Resort in Capas, Tarlac Author’s Note: This list was updated to include additional attractions visited during Lakbay Norte 7, a media trip organized by North Philippines Visitors Bureau (NPVB) and held last January 30 to February 5, 2018. Characterized by an endless expanse of grassy plains and rice fields, the province of Tarlac in central Luzon has long been bypassed or only used as a quick stopover by travelers making their way to Mt. Pinatubo,Read More

7 Amazing Reasons to Experience Masungi Georeserve’s Night Trail

Posted on August 31, 2017

Since opening to the public as a nature park in late 2015, Masungi Georeserve in Baras, Rizal has attracted nature-lovers with its 1,600 hectare forest dotted by 60-million-year-old karst formations. It always comes as a surprise to find a lush rainforest ecosystem like it only an hour’s drive from Metro Manila. Originally intended to be developed into a government housing complex, the deforested area off the Marinina-Infanta Highway (Marcos Highway) was overridden by stone quarrying and illegal logging in theRead More

7 Secret Places to Discover in Batanes

Posted on July 25, 2017

Batanes may be the smallest province in the Philippines, but these remote islands provide a wealth of wonders for travelers. While most of its natural and cultural attractions are covered by packaged tours, rewarding surprises await those who venture off the beaten track. Here are seven secret places worth discovering on your next trip to the northernmost reaches of the archipelago: Nakamaya Burial Site The often-shrouded peak of Mt. Iraya greets plane passengers upon touching down at Basco Airport. BesidesRead More