Visayas

Basey, Samar: Limestone Marvels of Sohoton Caves & Natural Bridge Park

Posted on November 10, 2018

There’s another bridge worth exploring when you visit Eastern Visayas. Eons before the 2-km San Juanico Bridge – the longest bridge over water in the Philippines – was built to connect the islands of Leyte and Samar, Mother Nature has carved out her majestic counterpart inland along a limestone river gorge in Basey, Samar. Located within the southern portion of the 450,000-hectare Samar Island Natural Park, Sohoton Caves and Natural Bridge Park (formerly Sohoton Natural Bridge National Park, established in 1935)Read More

Paranas, Samar: Torpedo Boat Extreme Ride at Ulot River

Posted on November 8, 2018

Joining the ranks of sought-after destinations like Palawan and Batanes, Samar is one of the last wild frontiers of the Philippine archipelago, but unlike its counterparts somehow doesn’t receive as much attention and still remains largely off the beaten track. It exudes raw and rugged natural beauty. The third largest island after Luzon and Mindanao, this limestone landmass is riddled with the country’s biggest caves and bordered by powerful surf breaks pummeling from the Pacific Ocean. Inland, primary forest stillRead More

Liloan, Southern Leyte: Uncharted Beach Paradise in Eastern Visayas

Posted on November 7, 2018

Despite its relative proximity to the “world’s best island” of Siargao, Southern Leyte lies outside the tourism radar and unfortunately only makes it to the national news when a natural calamity such as a typhoon or landslide hits this remote province in Eastern Visayas. It is this obscurity that got me excited on the first day of our Samar-Leyte tour organized by the Tourism Promotions Board of the Philippines when we departed Tacloban City and made it as far asRead More

Seda Capitol Central: The Place to Be in Bacolod City

Posted on July 31, 2018

Rising next to the Capitol Lagoon, it’s hard to miss Seda Capitol Central, the newest hotel to open its doors in the heart of Bacolod City. The 155-room hotel  is one of the key developments of Capitol Central, a rising government complex centered on the Negros Occidental Provincial Capitol, currently co-managed by Ayala Land, which has bought up and leased properties in the area for various developments, including the soon-to-open Ayala Capitol Central Mall, located just a short walk away fromRead More

My 10 Best Adventures In The Philippines Over The Past 10 Years

Posted on June 14, 2018

2018 marks a milestone for my travel blog! It’s the 10th year anniversary of EAZY Traveler, since I started this online travel journal on March 2, 2008 – urged by the burning desire to see more of my homeland, the Philippines. Since then, my travels have taken me across all corners of the world’s second-largest archipelago on personal trips, sponsored media tours, and for commissioned assignments as a freelance travel journalist – many of them for Smile, the inflight magazineRead More

Bai Hotel Cebu: The Biggest Luxury Hotel Outside Manila

Posted on June 13, 2018

One of the newest places to stay in Metro Cebu is also the biggest in the entire Visayas-Mindanao region. Conveniently located in the North Reclamation Area, near both the cities of Cebu and Mandaue, the 23-storey Bai Hotel Cebu boasts a whopping 668 guestrooms and suites – making it the largest hotel outside Manila! The massive structure of steel, glass and concrete is topped by swimming pools and a rooftop lounge overlooking the entire metropolis, as far away as MactanRead More