Iloilo, Western Visayas, Philippines


Iloilo City is only a small city in the Visayas yet a well-developed one. Since it is one of the oldest cities in the Philippines by touring around the city you will be able to have a taste of the rich Spanish culture which once reigned over the place. If you love to grilled seafood, Iloilo is one of the best cities to visit. You will fall in love also with the culture: 1. As Ilonggos as hospitable 2. Ilonggos are soft spoken. And known as the “City of LOve”. One thing you have to be careful is that you cannot tell if they’re angry with you or not!

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Coron, Palawan, MIMAROPA, Luzon


Coron is in the province of Palawan, known for its beautiful untouched white sand beaches and lagoons, Coron is heaven on earth for everyone who visits.  Getting to Coron is easy as many airlines fly daily to the Busuanga airport. Landing in Busuanga is an experience on its own. The air strip is surrounded by an array of lush vegetation and animals, resembling parts of Africa at times. From the airport, it is a mere 40 minute car ride to the main area where most of the family owned lodges are located. Enjoy the many islands you can visit as well as the fresh seafood which is grilled to perfection.
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Donsol, Bicol Region, Luzon


Donsol is a sleepy coastal town, previously unknown until the presence of friendly whale sharks put it on the world map. It’s now known as the best place in the world to swim with these gentle giants.

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National Capitol Region (Manila), Luzon


Manila is the capital city of the Philippines and the stopover for all backpackers venturing off to other destinations within the country. There really isn’t much to do in the city  since the national past time is known as ” The Tambay ” loosely translated to “hanging out, doing nothing” most locals spend their time at the mall or go “malling” as they call it, if that is what you are interested in, then you are visiting the wrong site. However, there are a few places worth checking out. Read more »

Pindangan Ruins, La Union, Ilocos Region, Luzon

Pindangan Ruins
Source: http://www.sanfernandocity.gov.ph/services/historical.php

Pindangan Ruins is the vestige of the oldest church that was built in May 6, 1786 that symbolizes the union of two sitios, SAN VICENTE DE BALANAC, a coastal village, and SAN GUILLERMO DE DALANGDANG, a village at the foothills of mountains, both desiring for mutual protection against their assailants, the pirates and the headhunters through Fr. Jose Torres in 1759. Read more »

Museo de Iloko, La Union, Ilocos Region, Luzon

Museo de Iloko and Museo de La Union

Museo de Iloko

Museo de Iloko. The old “presedencia” of Agoo houses artifacts and other pieces of cultural importance to the Ilocanos. The museum is open from Mondays to Fridays at 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Saturday visits are by arrangement.

La Union Botanical Garden, La Union, Ilocos Region, Luzon

La Union Botanical Garden

From: http://www.sanfernandocity.gov.ph/services/tourist.php#garden

The Garden is situated on a hilly twenty-hectare land, eight kilometers east form the city proper of San Fernando, La Union, with fully maintained concrete roads. The first of its kind in the Philippines, a scientific garden and the center for laboratory research in Northern Luzon was inaugurated on March 2, 1996. Read more »

Dive Deep in to Fagg Reef, La Union, Ilocos Region, Luzon

Fagg Reef

Fagg Reef. Ranging in depth from 45m to 60m. one tank is also home to a huge moray. We have spotted mantas diving Research reef , but unfortunately dynamite fishing has all but destroyed the reefs around la union and over fishing has seriously damaged the fish population. Read more »

Surf, La Union, Ilocos Region, Luzon

Photo from: http://langyaw.com

La Union Surfing is centered around the area both south and north of San Fernando. Where you go will really be dependent on the time of the year you go.

The season which has twp parts, quite unique for the Philippines, spans from July to October, waves are not nearly as consistent and from November to February, this is when the waves are bigger and more consistent due to the typhoon season providing bigger waves. Read more »

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