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Scenic Hiking on Palaui Island, Cagayan

Posted on March 3, 2017

With a name echoing that of a Pacific island nation, Palaui Island in Cagayan province is a tropical paradise in its own right. Lush, roughhewn and deserted, it exudes an ends-of-the-earth beauty reminiscent of faraway Batanes, despite being only a swimming distance away from the Luzon mainland. It is refreshingly devoid of commercialization and home to no more than a humble fishing village of 600 people. Here, raw beauty is the major drawcard, especially for those who love hiking andRead More

Tugawe Cove Resort: A Luxurious Nature Hideaway in Caramoan

Posted on June 3, 2015

It was love at first sight. After a 20-minute VIP transfer from Paniman Beach through the gorgeous karst islands of Caramoan, our speedboat zoomed into Tugawe Cove Resort on the easternmost tip of the Caramoan Peninsula in Camarines Sur. This luxury resort is a jungle-meets-ocean hideaway for those who want an intimate commune with nature. A broad crescent of white sand bordered by jungle-clad limestone mountains embraced turquoise waters that revealed the vibrant marine life that flourished beneath the crystal-clear surface.Read More