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Carcar City, Cebu: A Heritage Walking Tour of the Town Plaza, Rotunda and Ancestral Houses

Posted on July 17, 2015

Carcar City – the one of the newest cities in Cebu— is also the best-preserved heritage town in the province, established in 1599. Together with Vigan, Taal and Silay, Carcar is recognized as one of the most important heritage towns in the Philippines. I’ve passed by this bustling town countless times on road trips to my mother’s hometown of Argao farther south, admiring the weathered mansions along the highway,  but I’ve only explored it once before. I recently revisited the heritage townRead More

Aloguinsan, Cebu: Visiting the Spanish Watchtower Ruins at Baluarte Park

Posted on July 7, 2015

Aloguinsan’s main draw is the Bojo River Cruise, but the town proper has a few attractions worth dropping by before heading to the eco-tourism sites. One such attraction is the Baluarte Park, located right behind the municipal hall.  The heritage site is a small landscaped hill where, as its name suggests, ruins of a Spanish-period baluarte or watchtower built during the early 1800s still stand. The watchtower was built when Aloguinsan was a barrio of Pinamungajan. It was made into a separateRead More

Aloguinsan, Cebu: An Eco-Cultural Cruise Down the Bojo River

Posted on July 6, 2015

On a recent family road trip from Cebu City, I finally experienced the Bojo River Cruise in Aloguinsan, a small town along the southwestern coast of Cebu island with a big heart for environmental and heritage conservation through sustainable community-led tourism. Their flagship eco-tourism venture is a scenic cruise down the Bojo River, where visitors paddle through a well-preserved river-to-reef ecosystem with the guidance of a knowledgable local guide. For initiating the Bojo River Cruise and other eco-tourism attractions in Aloguinsan, the Department ofRead More

Oslob, Cebu: Glamping at Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort

Posted on May 6, 2015

Looking for a way to enjoy the great outdoors without losing out on resort-style pampering? Try glamping — a portmanteau of “glamorous camping” — on Sumilon Island, off the coast of Oslob, Cebu, near the popular whale shark-watching site. Situated near a lush mangrove area, the glamping tents of Bluewater Sumilon Island Resort are spacious and well-appointed. Upon walking into my tent, I quickly realized this wasn’t your everyday camping trip. Each one comes furnished with twin beds, comforters, a bedsideRead More

World’s First Sea to Summit Store Opens in Cebu!

Posted on November 18, 2014

Sea to Summit has opened its first store in the Philippines and the world in Cebu City, Philippines! The new store is located at 2/F North Wing, SM City Cebu. I think having Cebu as the location of their first store is a smart choice for the outdoor brand because the island gateway to the country is known for water-based outdoor activities like island hopping, scuba diving, kayaking and canyoneering. The Sea to Summit Brand Headquartered in Perth, Australia, Sea to SummitRead More

Scuba Diving in Moalboal, Cebu: The Sardine Run of Pescador Island

Posted on December 17, 2013

The marvelous sardine run of Pescador Island in Moalboal, Cebu can be admired by diving or snorkeling! The term “sardine run” originally refers to the congregation of billions of sardines – or more specifically the Southern African pilchard Sardinops sagax – in southern Africa from May through July when these fish species spawn in the cool waters of the Agulhas Bank and move northward along the east coast of South Africa.But schools of a smaller scale outside South Africa have alsoRead More