I first saw Gibitngil island on a boat trip from Daanbantayan to Kinatarcan island last January. Keen on checking out lesser-known northern islands of Cebu as alternatives to Bantayan or Malapascua, I revisited the north last month to finally explore this rocky island. Fantastic Medellin Adventure (Mobile: +63 9227343533), a local boat operator, arranged a day tour for us from mainland Medellin. On this weekend trip, I was accompanied by fellow content creators Anthony of Tonyo Travels, Christian of TheRead More→
On my third and last day on Romblon island, I visited the beautiful islands fronting Romblon town, the capital of Romblon province best known for its hilltop fortress and other unique heritage sites. I already visited two white-sand beaches on Romblon island itself – Bonbon and Talipasak – on my self-guided round-the-island scooter tour the day before. But island hopping around Romblon Bay offered even more beaches to visit! The morning island-hopping tour was arranged by the Romblon Provincial Tourism Office.Read More→
Is Consolacion becoming the next Busay? The past year has seen a growing number of accommodations and dining establishments mushroom on the highlands of Consolacion, specifically the mountain barangays of Panoypoy and Garing. As roadworks near completion and provide better access, the area now provides an alternative upland escape to the Cebu Transcentral Highway (generally referred to as “Busay”) for Metro Cebu residents. One of the newest mountain resorts in town is Highland Mango Ecofarm, located on a lush mountaintopRead More→
Safeguarding our health has become top priority while traveling in the “new normal”. While I’ve long been an advocate of reducing our carbon footprint by using a bicycle or taking mass transport when traveling, I’ve finally decided to take driving lessons to acquire new skills and expand my options when I travel. Aside from the convenience, driving your own wheels – whether it’s a motorcycle or four-wheeled vehicle – poses a lower health risk compared to riding public transportation. EvenRead More→
Simply being close to nature can have such a healing effect on the mind and body. Just a 90-minute drive away from Cebu City, one can find a perfect escape where visitors are embraced by greenery, serenaded by trilling cicadas and birdsong, before getting lulled to sleep by the gushing rhythms of a shallow stream. Tucked in a lush gully, Treehouse de Valentine features rustic but well-appointed treehouses right next to a swimmable stream deep in the forested uplands ofRead More→
Among the best places to stay in Catmon, Cebu, Huna Huna Cliff Resort is a Mediterranean-inspired seaside retreat with a spring-fed infinity pool overlooking the Camotes Sea.