Friday, March 30, 2012

Videos for PHILIPPINES' BEST BEACH DESTINATIONS: CORON and EL NIDO

CORON PALAWAN


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Coron Islands

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Feeding Frenzy at Siete Picados


EL NIDO PALAWAN

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Viewd from Og's Pension House


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Amazing Rock Formations

Thursday, March 29, 2012

PHILIPPINES' BEST BEACH DESTINATIONS

It's almost SUMMER! I miss Philippines' nice beaches. I am a lone traveler. I often go to the beach to unwind, to see people, to meet new faces, to experience new crowd. With these experiences, I have compiled photos and memories. This compilation is based on my personal experiences. 

1. CORON PALAWAN
Coron Palawan for me is the best. It has many things to offer and the experience is totally different. You'll be able to see different attractions from nice beaches to lakes to hot spring to coral garden to museum. Name it and you'll have it. Visit Coron and see it for yourself. 

Coron Boulevard

Moutain range viewed from boulevard.

Viewed from atop going to Kayangan Lake.

Kayangan Lake

Stony Montains

Siete Picados

Culion Island, Home of the Leprosy Museum.

Getting There: 
From Manila: Take the flights by Cebu Pacific Air, AirphilExpress.com and Philippine Airlines
From El Nido: Take the Boat Ride from El Nido

Insider Tip: 
Contact Mommita' Lodge: Everything is included: Airport Transfer, Food, Accommodation and Tours. Contact no +639082762553, +639082762553 email: zaldyangulo@yahoo.com, mamitaslodge@yahoo.com

More of Coron Palawan by kim under the sun:

2. EL NIDO PALAWAN
El Nido is similar to Coron but fewer attractions only those beaches and islands. But these beaches and islands are magnificent. You have four options on which attractions you are going to take. TOUR A, TOUR B, TOUR C and TOUR D. 

View from OG's Pension House.

Island stop over with Tour C.

Our boat and the majestic view of stone islands. 

Stony Islands

Breath-taking mountain range at El Nido proper.

The OG's Pension House

Beachfront of El Nido Proper

Getting There:
From Puerto Princesa: Take a Bus, Jeepney or Van. The most comfortable and fastest ride is the Van. But if you want to go for an adventure, take the Bus and ride on top. 
From Manila: Take the flights by Seair

Insider Tip:
Take an early schedule from Puerto Princesa to El Nido. Stay at OG's Pension House, they offer cheap rates with free breakfast. The location is perfect for the beachfront view. 
OG's Pension House: contact no: +639167070393 and +639204040223 email: ogspensionne@yahoo.com.ph

3. BORACAY ISLAND
What I love about Boracay:  the crowd, the party, beachfront, sunset. I love seeing people with their best swim suits. The beachfront is very wide and the sand grain is very fine. Sun-Bathing is perfect in Boracay. 
Boracay Sand Castle

Vintas at Station 3

Boracay Station 2

Wind Surfing at Station 1

Willy's Rock at Station 1

Perfect weather for sun-bathing.

St. Vicent's Cottages

The Boracay's Night Crowd

Getting There: 
From Manila/Cebu to Caticlan/Kalibo by Cebu Pacific AirAirphilExpress.comPhilippine Airlines and SeairZestAir
From Clark to Caticlan/Kalibo by SeairSeair and Air Asia.com
International flight from Pusan, Seoul, Shanghai, Taipei by ZestAir

Insider Tip: 
It takes almost two-hour bus ride from Kalibo to Caticlan. St. Vincent's Cottages in Boracay offers affordable rates and located between station 3 and station 2. There are free booklets from Caticlan Port upon departure to Boracay Island. 

4. BANTAYAN ISLAND CEBU
It is similar to Boracay but it has shorter beach front. Sand grain is also as thin as Boracay's in some parts. 
This is the nearest Beach Getaway from Cebu in terms of land trip. Mactan Island Cebu has also nice beaches but it is already used by the luxury hotels. Unlike Bantayan, the beachfront is shared from one resort to the other. 

Booths for the Celebration of Fiesta during Lenten Season.

Sunrise at Santa Fe Bantayan

Brown Sand at Botigues Island 

The Bantayan Crowd

People usually bring their own tents for cheaper accommodation fees. 

Getting There: 
From Cebu City: Take the Bus going to Hagnaya from North Bus Terminal Station, North Reclamation Area Cebu City. 

Insider Tip:
Visit Bantayan during the Lenten Season. Instead of having sacrifices, the Island is full of so much party, food because it is also their Fiesta.

5. SIARGAO SURIGAO DEL NORTE
Siargao is known as the surfing capital. Perfect place to learn surfing. But, how about those who are not surfers? Siargao has a nice beachfront in General Luna. There are also three small islands you could visit which is also perfect for non-surfers. Go and rent a boat and go to Bucas Grande which has similar landscape and seascape to Palawan's.

General Luna Siargao

Foot Bridge going to General Luna seaside.

Sohoton Cave Bucas Grande. Place for millions of Jellies only found in Sohoton and Palau.

Secluded Island nearby Bucas Grande

Stony Islands 

The Cloud 9

The Cloud 9: best visit every September for Surfing Competition

Getting There:
Take the boat/ship by Montenegro Lines from Surigao City Port. The ship docks at Dapa Siargao then rent a tricycle to General Luna. Cebu Pacific Air has direct flight to Siargao. You may also check AirphilExpress.com and Philippine Airlines for flights going to Butuan.

Insider Tip:
Do not travel during high season of monsoon. You won't enjoy the trip.


Monday, March 26, 2012

I LOVE SUNSETS!

All my travels, I always wait for the sun to set. Sometimes you see them setting brightly but sometimes dull. There are other places that sunsets are not so nice; mountains block them. 

It feels great to see wonderful sunset, It is like waiting for better tomorrow. 

SIBUTO ISLAND TAWI-TAWI

SEMIRARA ANTIQUE

CUYO PALAWAN

TAYTAY PALAWAN

GENERAL LUNA SIARGAO

WHITE ISLAND CAMIGUIN


CEBU CITY

OZAMIZ CITY PORT AREA


DALIPUGA ILIGAN CITY

SEA WALL DAVAO CITY

MASBATE CITY PORT AREA

MASBATE CITY BEACH FRONT 

LEGAZPI CITY ALBAY

MALL OF ASIA

BONGAO TAWI-TAWI



ZAMBOANGA CITY PORT AREA

SAN JOSE OCCIDENTAL MINDORO

BORACAY ISLAND

BORACAY ISLAND


CORON PALAWAN

CORON PALAWAN