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Panglao Island, Bohol: South Palms Resort Panglao – the Way a Bohol Beach Holiday Should Be! [SP]

Posted on December 27, 2013

South Palms Resort – where elegant accommodation, nature’s beauty and delectable cuisine meet. With the longest white sand beach on Panglao Island, classy garden rooms and beach villas, and incredible farm-fresh cuisine, South Palms Resort Panglao, a new beach resort in Bohol, Philippines, beckons luxury travelers to experience “the way a Bohol beach holiday should be.” South Palms Resort Panglao occupies the site of what was once the larger half of Bohol Beach Club, which still exists as a separateRead More

Victoria, Northern Samar: Buenos Aires Beach

Posted on December 12, 2013

Relaxing at Buenos Aires Beach in Northern Samar after traveling down from Bicol After the ro-ro ferry crossing from Matnog in Sorsogon to Allen in Northern Samar – wherein I traversed from Luzon to Visayas – I decided to spend the night at a nearby white-sand beach. Popular with local residents who love to picnic and play on its shores, Buenos Aires Beach was an ideal place to rest and recuperate after a long journey from Manila coming down toRead More

Daet, Camarines Norte: Surfing in Bagasbas Beach

Posted on December 11, 2013

Catching some waves at Bagasbas Beach in Daet, Camarines Norte Bagasbas Beach in Daet, Camarines Norte is one of the top surfing spots in the Philippines. This brown-sand beach break is a safe place for both novice and experienced surfers alike. A boulevard lined with guesthouses, restaurants and KTV bars (actually, the next best thing to do here besides surfing is karaoke!) runs along the length of Bagasbas Beach. Kalesas or horse-drawn take tourists for a ride up and downRead More

Carabao Island, Romblon: Escape from Boracay

Posted on December 9, 2013

Glassy waters of Lanas Beach on Carabao Island (San Jose), Romblon Just 30 minutes north from famed Boracay Island is Carabao Island, whose territory is contiguous with San Jose, a municipality of Romblon province.  The island is also known as Hambil, hence, its inhabitants are called Hambilanons. There are two possible reasons why the island is named after the beast of burden. Some say that the island has long been populated by carabaos or water buffalos, while others say itsRead More

Ticao Island, Masbate: Island-Hopping To A Seaside Waterfall

Posted on December 8, 2013

The northernmost town on Ticao Island, Masbate is Monreal, an unassuming coastal settlement with a few early 20th century colonial homes and glorious views of Mt. Mayon and Mt. Bulusan on the Bicol Peninsula at the pier across Ticao Pass. Monreal also serves as a staging point for island-hopping adventures around the northern islets, sandy beaches, rock formations and one of the most amazing waterfalls I’ve ever seen! Passing by some rocky islands with impressive escarpments and shallow caves, weRead More

Masbate City: Buntod Sandbar & Marine Sanctuary

Posted on December 6, 2013

Buntod Sandbar and Marine Sanctuary in Masbate City, Masbate Island While the coastal areas in Masbate City on Masbate Island are generally lackluster, an offshore sandbar only less than 30 minutes away by boat provides idyllic respite for beach lovers and snorkelers. The sandbar stretches away from a young mangrove plantation, shifting in size and shape according to the currents. One clear days, the majestic Mayon Volcano on the Bicol Peninsula can be seen peering from far away behind theRead More