6 New Places to Eat & Drink in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Posted on June 29, 2022

The city of Puerto Princesa is the capital of Palawan, the largest province in the Philippines best known for its unspoiled natural wonders. Among its most popular attractions are the gorgeous limestone islands of El Nido and Coron, and the World Heritage-listed Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park. It’s no wonder Palawan has repeatedly topped “World’s Best Island” lists! While the best destinations are far from the city center, the downtown area is worth exploring for a day for itsRead More

Balay Tuko Garden Inn: Homey Stay in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan

Posted on June 27, 2022

The last decade has seen tourism boom in Palawan, including the provincial capital of Puerto Princesa City. Large and modern concrete hotels have popped up around the city. But if you’re looking for a place to stay that’s quiet and relaxed, check out Balay Tuko Garden Inn, located in the northern leafy suburb of Brgy. San Manuel. The nature-inspired accommodation’s name means “gecko house”, referring to the tokay gecko (Gekko gecko), a native species of the Philippines. While I’ve encounteredRead More

6 Awesome Things to Do in Cordova, Cebu

Posted on June 7, 2022

Looking for exciting things to do in Cordova for your CCLEX road trip? The newly opened Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway – the longest and tallest bridge in the Philippines – has dramatically cut down travel time between Cebu City and Mactan island. It now takes only 10 minutes to drive from South Road Properties (SRP) to Cordova town via the 8.9-km long cable-stayed bridge and causeway that meanders across the Mactan Channel. Here are six awesome things to do in CordovaRead More

5 New Places to Eat and Drink in Cordova, Cebu

Posted on June 2, 2022

The recent opening of the Cebu-Cordova Link Expressway (CCLEX) – the longest and tallest bridge in the Philippines – has brought an influx of excited locals and tourists to Cordova, the otherwise laidback municipality on the southern end of Mactan Island. The 8.9-km cable-stayed bridge and causeway is the third bridge connecting Mactan, where the international airport is located, to mainland Cebu. It is the first of the three bridges linking the island directly to Cebu City, significantly cutting downRead More

Caduawan Hills: Little Batanes of Tabogon, Cebu?

Posted on May 30, 2022

After visiting Gibitngil Island and spending the night at Two Crazy Monkeys, my friends and I stopped by a few tourist attractions en route back to Cebu City. One of the spots on our list was Caduawan Hills in Tabogon, dubbed the “Little Batanes of Cebu”. From Medellin, we boarded a southbound bus and, by mid-afternoon, alighted across Caduawan Elementary School, where we hired a tricycle to take us to the hills. From the highway, we entered a small roadRead More

Paddle Out Tours: Fun-filled SUP Adventure in Toledo City, Cebu

Posted on May 23, 2022

For decades, Toledo City on the midwestern coast of Cebu island was known for nothing else but its mining industry and for being a transit point to Negros island. Recent years, however, has seen nature lovers discovering its natural attractions like its mountains and lakes. One of the newest activities offered here are guided stand-up paddleboarding (SUP) tours by Paddle Out Board Rentals & Tours (Mobile: +63 9159349411), which only started operating a year ago. My friends Jilly and John,Read More