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San Antonio, Zambales: Island-Hopping with Capones Vista Beach Resort

Posted on May 2, 2015

Capones Beach Vista Resort in Barangay Pundaquit in San Antonio, Zambales provides a convenient jumping-off point to Capones and Camara islands offshore. These islands were one of the first destinations in the Philippines when I started traveling a lot in 2008 (check out my blog entry from seven years ago). In spite of its popularity, it was good to see the islands retain its rustic atmosphere through the years, and not succumb to tourism overdevelopment that has befallen other tourist spotsRead More

San Narciso, Zambales: Learn to Surf at Crystal Beach Resort

Posted on February 27, 2015

I’ve been to Crystal Beach Resort a few times before and even blogged about one of my summertime visits. I like how the  resort hasn’t been over-developed, retaining a rustic, low-key vibe, despite its rise in popularity. Its sparkling gray sands, which I’ve long presumed gave the beach its name, provides not only a wonderful place to beach-camp, but also relatively safe and enjoyable breaks for beginner and intermediate surfers. The in-house Quicksilver Surf School offers lessons for both noviceRead More

Subic Bay, Zambales: Enjoy Thrilling Water Sports at The Lighthouse Marina Resort

Posted on February 24, 2015

The protected waters of Subic Bay in Zambales, a deep natural harbor surrounded by majestic highlands, makes it an ideal area to safely enjoy a range of water sports. The Lighthouse Marina Resort, in partnership with Networx Jet Sports, offers jet skis, banana boat, bandwagon, parasailing, flyboard and other water-based activities, making Subic Bay a Mecca for water sports in the Philippines. During our visit to the elegantly designed resort, I tried riding the jet ski and inflatable banana boatRead More

5 Best Things to Do in Tarlac

Posted on February 23, 2015

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, or more popular destinations father north like the cities of Baguio or Vigan. There are several hotel accommodations available for you, if you decide to overnight.  If you’re looking for a place to stay, find discounted rooms in Tarlac here. Here are five exciting reasonsRead More