Five finger coves of Mariveles

MARIVELES — This town in Bataan may be off from your radar when thinking of your weekend beach bumming activities. Besides, it’s known for its coastal industrial zones and a few hiking destinations– Tarak Ridge and Mt. Samat.  However this summer, you might want to rethink your perception of Mariveles.  Dubbed as the “Mini-Batanes” by those who were…

Jomalig Island: Maldives of PH

MANILA — Located far off the eastern coast of Quezon province, Jomalig Island continuously  amuse every guest that will step on its pinkish sand and beautiful landscape. Not to mention its clear and blue waters, it’s undeniable that this island offers an amazing weekend getaway. To be honest, of all the beaches that I’ve been…

PHOTO: Cowrie Island, Palawan

PUERTO PRINCESA– We went to Cowrie Island for a day trip, our hotel (Aziza Paradise Hotel) arranged the trip for us but the boatmen told me that a day tour in the island cost Php 1,500 ($30). The Island is truly awesome, and Honda bay is simply a paradise to lounge in. We had our…

Exploring some of Samar’s best adventure spots

CATBALOGAN — Samar is finally receiving its well-deserved attention when it comes to tourism. And just a year ago, my friends from other publications were able to see and enjoy what this province has to offer. The trip which is initiated by the former governor of Samar to bring the province to the map of…

Beach camping experience at Playa la Caleta

MANILA — Summer is still far from reality and we just had the holiday breaks but for travelers like me, every weekend is always an opportunity to discover new destinations.  Located at the edge of  Morong, Bataan, Playa La Caleta is a rising beach destination that boast an amusing tropical scenery and clear sea waters abundant with diverse marine…

10 things you shouldn’t miss on your first Batanes trip

By Harry Bayona BASCO– The northernmost and smallest province in the Philippines, the island of Batanes is also dubbed as the “Nature’s Playground” as it boast rare flora and fauna, undulating terrain, limestone cliffs, stretches of white and cream-colored sandy beaches and clear waters. Although accessible by scheduled flights from Manila, accessibility is still an issue…

The soft roar and winds of Catanduanes Island

MANILA–Catanduanes may not cross your mind when planning a holiday trip. After all, it’s far located east of Bicol region, facing the seasonal rage of the pacific. But the island has much more to offer than its surfing sites which it’s famed of—and I guess you may not also aware of that. Accessible by land-sea and…