Jun 28, 2011 - Bohol    No Comments

List of Popular Beach Resorts in Bohol

Majestic beaches in the tropical Philippines are surely worth visiting. And speaking of an island paradise with abundant natural wonders that suits your holiday getaway, the world famous Bohol in the southern region of Visayas counts one key attraction. It is home to the already famed Chocolate Hills, imposing beaches, a lot of churches and antiquities that date back from the Spanish era. Bohol is also home to the Tarsier, one among the world’s smallest primate. Its chain of islands in the area entices divers and other sun lovers.

Your next vacation would definitely be incomplete if you miss one of Bohol Beach Resorts. Bohol’s clean white sands and crystal clear calm waters would definitely add a lot of beach activities in your stay, as Bohol is blessed with exceptional beaches that typify sun-drenched bliss. You’ll surely love to stay long under the sun in Bohol’s beaches.

Bohol Beach

A white sand beach in Panglao, Bohol—Photo courtesy of gino.mempin on Flickr

Make sure to bring your diving gear or at least paraphernalia for snorkeling when in Panglao Island. Dotted with resorts and dive spots, Panglao is famous for its seaside ease, reefs, and dive sites. A stroll during heavenly sunsets soothes weary thoughts in Panglao, and its surely waiting for you. Here are glimpses of what’s in for your Bohol escapade. Read more »

Jun 27, 2011 - Sorsogon    No Comments

A Close Encounter with Sorsogon Whale Sharks

Make your next vacation be more than just beaches and poolside sun bathing and when planning a vacation in the Philippines, don’t miss seeing the gentle spotted giants enjoying their plankton diet. This place at the southern tip of Luzon made a break on the country’s falling tourism: Sorsogon whale sharks.

Thousands of visitors arrive each season in Donsol (once a “never heard of” town with economy reliant to fishing and cottage industry) to witness and swim with whale sharks which the locals had been fishing before, and since this plankton-rich waters are now home to congregating whale sharks, and efforts were done to boost the tourism industry and safeguarding the now breeding ground for these giant fishes locally called Butanding; Donsol, Sorsogon will surely be the next most visited tour capital of the Philippines.

Whale shark

Whale shark—Photo courtesy of scubasigns.org

The official season starts from February and runs until the end of May where the Donsol Sea is clearest and calmest. These gentle Sorsogon whale sharks arrive as early as November in the Butanding capital of the Philippines that has now been declared as also a breeding ground for these friendly spotted giant fishes. The town of Donsol is a one hour drive from Sorsogon and slightly the same from Legazpi City. These two cities are jump-off points to Donsol. There are decent accomodations and transporting facilities in both Legazpi and Sorsogon. There are few Lodging houses in Donsol, and snorkelling euipment rentals are scarse. You can bring your own snorkeling gears and prepare a packed lunch if planning to last for a day in Donsol. Read more »

May 1, 2011 - Palawan    No Comments

Palawan Nature Attractions to Discover

Philippines, as one major tourist attraction in Southeast Asia has been gifted with tropical bounty and natural sensation like those found in Palawan. Some tourists’ sites which continue to draw guests from around the planet are the enchanting Chocolate hills in Bohol; wonders of Rice Terraces in Ifugao; panoramic Mayon Volcano in Bicol. Nonetheless, among the aforementioned, it is the Palawan Nature attraction that fascinates tourists looking for a rewarding escapade. Palawans’ rich bio-diversity is the key for its economic stability and booming ecotourism; the scenic natural landscapes and surroundings of this place, its several globally heralded and remarkable destinations merits a visit.

Calauit Island

Calauit Island—Photo courtesy of highlights.photo on Flickr

Located in the southern region of the Philippines, Palawan has experienced a positive change in its tourism sector and certainly improving in its campaign on ecological preservation for the past decades. Foreign and local travelers continue to affirm the compelling attractions and captivating sceneries that includes clear white sand beaches and world class diving sites. And since Palawan preserves the world’s most diverse ecosystem, geological wonders, endangered species, retro traditions, and extraordinary wildlife sanctuaries. These eye-catching spots and natural gifts make Palawan as the world’s natural sanctuary and possibly the last unspoiled nature frontier in the country.
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