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Ilagan Sanctuary: An Easy Nature Escape in Ilagan City, Isabela

Posted on February 6, 2014

Part of the 819-hectare Fuyot Springs National Park, bordering the town of Tumauini, Ilagan Sanctuary is a nature park located in the foothills of the Sierra Madre mountain range in Barangay Santa Victoria, Ilagan City in the province of Isabela. This accessible reserve makes for a quick nature escape, if you happen to pass by Ilagan City on a roadtrip to or from Tuguegarao, for example. Among the natural attractions are limestone caves, waterfall hikes, and viewing endemic and exotic animalsRead More

Ticao Island, Masbate: Island-Hopping To A Seaside Waterfall

Posted on December 8, 2013

The northernmost town on Ticao Island, Masbate is Monreal, an unassuming coastal settlement with a few early 20th century colonial homes and glorious views of Mt. Mayon and Mt. Bulusan on the Bicol Peninsula at the pier across Ticao Pass. Monreal also serves as a staging point for island-hopping adventures around the northern islets, sandy beaches, rock formations and one of the most amazing waterfalls I’ve ever seen! Passing by some rocky islands with impressive escarpments and shallow caves, weRead More

Brooke’s Point, Palawan: Mt. Maruyog Farm & Garden Resort, Bakbakan Falls & Pala’wan Villages

Posted on October 8, 2013

The majestic peaks of Mantalingajan mountain range, en route to Mainit and Bakbakan Falls Mt. Maruyog Farm and Garden Resort in Brgy. Tubtub – located eight kilometers inland from the town center of Brooke’s Point, Palawan – was an oasis of countryside calm, after the dusty bus ride from Quezon where I visited the Tabon Caves Complex. My bamboo bungalow was tucked beneath some cashew trees – that occasionally sent apple-sized cashew fruits crashing down onto the grassy lawn. TheRead More

San Vicente, Palawan: Tropical Pulchritude of Port Barton

Posted on May 29, 2013

Turquoise waters, sapphire skies and fecund foliage all come together at Port Barton, Palawan. Located between the tourist hotspots of Puerto Princesa and El Nido, Port Barton – a modest barangay (village) in the municipality of San Vicente – surprisingly receives only a trickle of tourists, catering mostly to backpackers looking for some solitude and relaxation. Even during the “super peak” season of Holy Week when I visited, there were barely any tourists and many rooms available. Supple sands hugged by jungle-cladRead More

Bislig City, Surigao del Sur: The Majesty of Tinuy-an Falls – One of the Widest in the Philippines!

Posted on August 13, 2012

Fishermen at Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur Mindanao just has the most majestic waterfalls in the country! From the tallest waterfall in the country located in Cateel, Davao Oriental, I took three habal-habal rides northwards to Bislig City, Surigao del Sur for one of the widest, Tinuy-an Falls, which is almost 100 meters in width! While comparisons to North America’s Niagara Falls may be stretching it, Tinuy-an must be appreciated for its unique majesty. It’s name meansRead More

Cateel, Davao Oriental: The Glorious Cascades of Aliwagwag Falls – the Tallest in the Philippines!

Posted on August 8, 2012

The Aliwagwag Falls – the tallest in the Philippines – as seen from the Aliwagwag Bridge. An unfinished road through Compostela Valley to Cateel, Davao Oriental has cut the eight-hour travel time to the sleepy Pacific town by three hours. Thereby making its prime attraction, the Aliwagwag Falls, easier to visit. Composed of 84 cascades that reach a total height of 1,110 feet, the glorious waterfalls of Brgy. Aliwagwag is considered by many to be the tallest in the Philippines.Read More

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