Philippines

Attic Capsule Hotel: Budget Accommodation in Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu

Posted on August 6, 2022

Home to the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, Cebu is the world-class gateway to the Visayas region and the rest of the Philippines. Aside from its iconic heritage sites like the Lapu-Lapu Monument and Magellan’s Shrine, the urbanized island has white-sand beaches, some of the country’s best beach resorts, and accessible scuba diving sites along Hilutungan Channel. Being a popular tourist destination, accommodations on the island can be pricey. Attic Capsule Hotel, however, is a brand-new optionRead More

E & Z Diving Center: Fun Scuba Diving in Mactan Island, Cebu

Posted on August 4, 2022

Thanks to its world-class international airport, Lapu-Lapu City on Mactan Island, Cebu is the most accessible scuba diving destination in the Philippines. With scuba diving having started here in 1970s, it’s also one of the first dive destinations in the country. The highly urbanized island is ideal for quick getaways, and is an excellent place to review or upgrade your diving skills upon arriving in the Philippines before heading out to other dive destinations in the country. The dive sitesRead More

Primeway Suites Cebu: Stylish Boutique Rooms near Fuente Osmeña

Posted on August 1, 2022

Fuente Osmeña Circle is not only one of the iconic landmarks of Cebu City but also a practical and strategic area to stay in. Located in the midtown area, the historic roundabout is the crossroads between the downtown district, where the city’s most well-known heritage attractions are located (like Fort San Pedro and Magellan’s Cross) and uptown commercial districts (like Cebu Business Park and IT Park). In addition, the street dancing parade of the Sinulog Festival – one of theRead More

Malampaya Sound: Watching Rare Irrawaddy Dolphins in Taytay, Palawan

Posted on July 28, 2022

After spending an incredible week in El Nido, I decided to revisit Taytay before continuing further south to Puerto Princesa City, the capital of Palawan, Philippines. I’ve been to this quiet coastal town a couple of times before, as I never tire of visiting the beautiful 18th-century fortification of Fort Santa Isabel. Aside from the heritage sites, I wanted to visit Malampaya Sound for the first time to see a rare marine resident. Declared a protected area in 2000, theRead More

Dive Sibaltan: Incredible Manta Ray Encounters in El Nido, Palawan

Posted on July 23, 2022

Scuba diving in El Nido, Palawan has long centered only around Bacuit Bay, off the coast of the town center, where divers can encounter sea turtles, giant pufferfish and schools of yellow snapper above a large patch of cabbage coral. More adventurous diving experiences, however, can be had along the less-visited eastern side of El Nido. Established in 2017, Dive Sibaltan pioneered scuba diving in Imorigue Bay, off the coast of Sibaltan village, 41 km northeast of El Nido town.Read More

Eco Sanctuaries El Nido: Secluded Seafront Villas at Nacpan Beach

Posted on July 20, 2022

Tourism in El Nido, Palawan centers around its town proper, the jumping off point for island-hopping tours of Bacuit Bay. This marine reserve is one of the most beautiful seascapes in the entire Philippine archipelago. While the cliff-hemmed beaches and lagoons are absolutely stunning, they can get busy, especially during the peak season. So if you’re looking to escape the crowds, you should head out farther north to explore the rest of mainland El Nido. One of the up-and-coming mainlandRead More