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Iligan City: Maria Cristina Falls, Timoga Springs & Tinago Falls

Posted on June 16, 2012

The veil-like cascades of Tinago Falls Climbing Tinago Falls The last time I visited Iligan was with family way back in 1990. I was six then, so I barely remember the trip. I was definitely looking forward to revisiting the city after such a long time. Known as the “City of Majestic Waterfalls”, Iligan City sits north of Lake Lanao, which drains to the lowlands through several waterfalls – over 20 of them within the city’s jurisdiction. The most popular oneRead More

Bountiful Biliran: Tinago Falls, Bagongbong Falls, Kinaraha Cascades, Almeria Rice Terraces & Dalutan Island

Posted on May 29, 2012

Biliran boasts of beautiful rice terraces. These are the ones in Barangay Caucab, Almeria. An incredible four-day trip around Biliran took me around the mainland and some offshore islands. Separated from Leyte in 1992, it is an independent island province wedged between Leyte and Samar islands. Brimming with natural attractions from active volcanoes, lush springs, picturesque rice terraces, countless waterfalls and heavenly white-coral islands and rock formations offshore, this undiscovered destination can easily rival popular island provinces like Bohol, CamiguinRead More

Siquijor Hotspots: Siquijor Church & Bell Tower, Lazi Church & Convent, Salagdoong Beach, Enchanted Balete & Cambugahay Falls

Posted on May 16, 2012

Salagdoong Beach in Maria is the most popular choice, complete with water slides and cliff-diving platforms For an island its size, Siquijor – the third smallest province in Philippines after Batanes and Camiguin – packs a punch with its surprising variety of attractions. During the Spanish period, the island was called Isla de Fuego or “Island of Fire”, because of the massive colonies of fireflies that lit up its coastline at night. Today, like moths drawn to a flame, touristsRead More

Siargao Surprises: Magpupungko Tidal Flats, Pacifico Beach & Taktak Falls

Posted on January 3, 2012

Taktak Falls in Santa Monica While most travelers gravitate to the southeastern coasts of General Luna and Cloud Nine for surfing and island-hopping, northern Siargao’s rough roads lead to surprising finds: uncrowded surf breaks, turquoise tidal pools and lush waterfalls. Magpupungko Rock Chasing the December monsoon, we hired a habal-habal (motorbike) at Dapa town for a day to tour the less-visited attractions on the island. Siargao’s version of the habal-habal is fashioned with a wooden canopy, not only to shield ridersRead More

Surfboards, Onsens & Dugongs: Down Davao’s Roads Less Travelled

Posted on February 8, 2011

Matigsalug tribeswomen sell handicrafts at Davao City When typhoons lash out across Luzon and Visayas during the rainy season, sunnier weather favors the greater part of Mindanao. Thanks to its geographical location, the massive island offers a great escape not only from antagonistic weather but also, for the intrepid backpacker, from tourist crowds. Vast and verdant, Davao City – one of the largest cities in the world by land area – offers fascinating spots of its own like the PhilippineRead More

Puerto Galera: A Quick Manila Getaway

Posted on November 3, 2010

Puerto Galera in Oriental Mindoro has been a quick getaway for Manileño divers, party animals, and beach bums for years. Despite its (in)famous reputation, the place still redeems itself if one looks beyond the Sabang streetwalkers and rowdy White Beach touts. Fortunately, there are still areas where one can experience relative peace and quiet, especially during off-peak season: soaking up the sun at uncrowded Aninuan and Talipanan beaches; learning how the native Mangyan tribespeople weave nito basketry at the IrayaRead More

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