Apr 15, 2012 - Feature    No Comments

Beginner’s Guide to Reaching Mt. Hamiguitan Davao Oriental

Nowadays, people are in search of new adventures. Going on adventures can be a form of entertainment. On the other hand, there are people who would simply consider going on adventures as an effective relaxation activity. One popular adventure trip being preferred by many is climbing known mountains. Indeed, there are various mountains that are viewed as great climbing sites for tourists. However, people need to go not that far as Philippines can offer a wide selection of breath taking mountains that offer excellent sceneries and an experience like no other. When planning to go on mountain climbing in the Philippines, Mt. Hamiguitan Davao Oriental should be on top of your list.

Mt. Hamiguitan

Mt. Hamiguitan forest—Photo courtesy of ideley on Flickr

Mt. Hamiguitan Davao Oriental is a known mountain range that boasts a total height of 5,345 feet above sea level. Nonetheless, aside from its structure, people will be left at awe with the existing “pygmy forest” that is to be seen in the region of Mt. Hamiguitan Davao Oriental. With these features, Mt. Hamiguitan is being ranked together with other UNESCO heritage sites found in the Philippines such as Tubbataha Reef Marine Park and Puerto Princesa Subterranean River Natural Park in Palawan. Read more »

Apr 8, 2012 - Camarines Sur    No Comments

Gota Village Resort: A Perfect Ecotourism Destination

A vacation can be a gift of renewing the weary spirit and also seeing from the descent the sun and white sand in the splendor of the mornings and afternoons with the weather coming and a blue sea like no other with the clusters of island gleaming, desolately inviting some active discover that you are. In Gota Beach Resort Camarines Sur, you’d only hear the traffic of birds chirping, a silence you’d wish to cover your ears or the intermittent sound of pump boats from afar, fading, gives you a feeling of a plunge into its virgin beach like it was discovered the moment you cast your firsts steps.

Gota Village Resort

Gota Village Resort—Photo courtesy of yoodz on Flickr

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Apr 8, 2012 - Batanes    No Comments

Exploring the Breathtaking Islands of Batanes

Our first attempt to see Batanes was unluckily canceled due to bad weather condition in the northernmost Philippine frontier. We had to stay for two days in Manila and rather pampered ourselves with window shoppings, night life, and eating until our finances were enough to pay for our airfare back home. Late January of following year I was fortunate to accompany an OFW friend in a vacation who dared not the thrilling faluwa ride because then, he imagined how rough the sea waves were although the reliability of the skillful Ivatan boatmen are ever notable. Instead we acquired a ticket of SEAIR’s flight because they do regular trips to one among the breathtaking islands of Batanes. Read more »