Jul 9, 2011 - Boracay    No Comments

Explore the Beautiful Dive Sites of Boracay

Aside from powdery white-sand beaches, the island of Boracay also offers dive sites ideal for snorkeling. Below are lists of some of the dive sites in Boracay:

A sand castle in Boracay—Photo courtesy of Mikeem on Flickr

Angol Point
Characteristics: reef with see grass, soft corals, hard corals, stony corals, leather corals, sea cucumbers, anemones – good for night dives and snorkeling

Coral Garden
Characteristics: reef, shoals with plenty of colourful fish (are used being fed there), soft corals, hard corals – excellent place for snorkeling
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Jul 9, 2011 - Boracay    No Comments

Getting to Know More About Boracay Island

Over the years, the beaches in Boracay continue to surprise vacationers from the places and resorts to the latest (invented) fun and leisure activities happening in the island paradise. It earned the reputation of the “tourist capital of the Philippines” because of the wide variety of accommodation that it offers starting from class A resorts with world class service to the budget ones for those who are wanted to spend less for their escapade. Truly, now that it has proven to be a gem of the tourism industry of the country, let us look into the sights and sound of the beaches in Boracay.

Boracay Beach

A white sand beach in Boracay—Photo courtesy of Frances Billano on Flickr

The island is seven kilometers long, one to four kilometers wide and is divided into three Barangays (communities)—Yapak in the north, Balabag in the center and Manoc Manoc in the south. Its world famous beaches start with fine white sand that inspires a crystal clear saltwater. It has been voted as the most beautiful beach in the world last 2007 by Yahoo Travel. The two main and largest beaches in Boracay are White Beach in the west and Bulabog Beach in the east of the island. There are approximately eight thousand local residents in the island, majority speaks Filipino and are fluent in English. People in Boracay live primarily on tourism as their main source of income since 1980′s.
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Jul 3, 2011 - Subic    No Comments

Exciting Nature Activities to Do in Subic

More than eight million tourists arrive in Subic yearly to experience the goings on as much as discover its ecological bounty. Its forested bayside panorama and modern infrastructure plus history spell the awesome beauty and culture of people you’d meet in your holiday getaway in the Subic tourist spots. To believe it, you simply had to experience it!

For more than nine decades, Subic used to be the pride of the U.S. Navy as the largest naval installation outside the United States that has now been converted to an attraction of entertainment and recreation. Its thousands of businesses and employed workers help the tourism industry, with companies that are managed in tough compliance of environment-friendly rules to allow ecosystem and business climate to blend in together that’s only unique to Subic.

Subic Ocean Adventure

Dolphins at the Subic Ocean Adventure—Photo courtesy of JR Rodriguez IV on Flickr

Don’t be surprised to see wild orchids and ferns hanging along in the trees lined in the street side. Kingfishers, orioles, wild ducks, and sea eagles in Tibao Bay area are untouchables, as a lot of foreigners take pleasure to relax and unwind to its pristine beaches and ocean resort areas. If you are into diving, then there is probably no place better to experience old shipwrecks than in the waters around Subic with over 20 historic vessels sunk in the bay. Read more »