Visayas

8 Amazing Reasons to Stay at Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo

Posted on December 24, 2023

One of the latest accommodations to open its doors in the progressive capital of Iloilo City is Park Inn by Radisson Iloilo, situated next to SM City Iloilo, a major shopping mall along Benigno Aquino Jr. Avenue, Mandurriao District. Whether you’re in town for business or leisure, here are six amazing reasons to book a room at this brand-new addition to the center of the Western Visayas region, known for its beautiful built heritage, mouthwatering gastronomy, and rambunctious Dinagyang, oneRead More

Vanyard Hotel: New Boutique Hotel Near Kalibo International Airport

Posted on November 10, 2023

Besides being the alternative gateway to world-famous Boracay Island, the provincial capital of Kalibo stands on its own with its lush and expansive mangrove park, exquisite piña (pineapple cloth) loom-weaving, and the annual Ati-Atihan Festival, held every third weekend of January in honor of the Santo Niño (Holy Child Jesus). Vanyard Hotel is the newest accommodation in town, housed in a four-storey building, only two kilometers away from Kalibo International Airport. The brand-new establishment, run by friendly and accommodating staffRead More

6 Great Reasons to Book a Premier Room at Marco Polo Plaza Cebu

Posted on July 6, 2023

Situated on a hillside overlooking Metro Cebu, Marco Polo Plaza Cebu is one of the most iconic hotels in Cebu City that’s popular with business and leisure travelers alike. It is located along the Cebu Transcentral Highway, linking Cebu City to Balamban. Lined with scenic cafes and restaurants, this mountain road offers a quick cool-weathered escape from the city. Last year, the 329-room hotel announced the completion of its renovation of 60 Premier category rooms and suites, which were completedRead More

Limasawa, Southern Leyte: A Travel Guide to the Historic Island

Posted on March 26, 2023

The mere mention of Limasawa – the island municipality at the mouth of Sogod Bay – instantly calls to one’s mind, especially among Filipinos, the Magellan-Elcano expedition. The rugged 698-hectare island is the site of the first documented Roman Catholic mass in the Philippines and the Far East. After snorkeling with whale sharks and scuba diving around Sogod Bay, I excitedly decided to hop on over to this slender-shaped island. According to legend, the island takes its name from theRead More

Peter’s Dive Resort: Wonderful Reef & Muck Diving in Sogod Bay, Southern Leyte

Posted on March 11, 2023

If you’re looking for a quiet dive destination away from the crowds that descend onto popular places like Anilao, Cebu or Bohol, you might want to go the extra mile and venture to Sogod Bay in Southern Leyte province. Due to its relative remoteness, this part of the Philippines sees far fewer tourists, guaranteeing that your dive group will often enjoy the dive sites all to yourselves! There are only a handful of dive centers in the entire area, withRead More

Exciting & Sustainable Whale Shark Tours in Southern Leyte by Peter’s Dive Resort

Posted on March 7, 2023

With nearly 2,000 whale sharks (Rhincodon typus), the Philippines is home to the world’s second-largest population of the ocean’s biggest fish. The tropical archipelago is one of the best places in the world to swim with whale sharks — locally called butanding in Tagalog — in the wild. Growing to lengths of up to 18 meters long, they are magnificent but docile leviathans that feed on shrimp, zooplankton and small fish. Whale Shark Tourism in the Philippines Whale shark tourismRead More