Sohoton Cove Itinerary, Budget and Travel Tips

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Bucas Grande, also known as Socorro, is a beautiful and remote island not far from Surigao City, which has many smaller islands surrounding it. These islands are all covered with thick jungles, full of exotic plants and animals. Secluded white beaches, hidden lagoons and caves, waterfalls and diving spots are…

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7D6N Surigao Itinerary & Travel Tips

7D6N Surigao Itinerary

Three provinces, a dozen islands, church ruins, a water village, mangrove areas, a lagoon, tidal pools, water falls, rivers (enchanted and not), all kinds of beaches, endless van and boat rides, and butt-numbing habal-habal rides. All these in this 7D6N Surigao itinerary that even includes a chill day in Butuan…

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Pico de Loro Hamilo Coast

Pico de Loro Hamilo Coast

A couple of hours away from Manila lies Pico de Loro of the Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas. Guaranteeing the chance to do some beach bumming, swimming pool lounging and access to various sports facilities, this residence-resort promises a complete vacation package. Although it is ideally a destination exclusive to homeowners…

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Rogue Diaries: Holy-day Trip to La Union

Day Tour La Union

Doing a day trip to La Union is indeed possible. How? First and foremost: leave Manila at 3am or even earlier. Then, take the NLEX, SCTEX and the TPLEX. Five hours later, you’ll find yourself in Bauang, La Union (yes, this already includes an hour-long stopover at Petron NLEX for…

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Enchanting El Nido Inland Tour

El Nido Inland Tour

It was my birthday and I just had to spend it somewhere special.  El Nido, Palawan was an obvious choice, given all its accolades from various sources affirming over and over how heavenly it is.  Planning was haphazard with me avoiding looking at photos – I didn’t want to look too…

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Exhilarating El Nido Island Hopping Tour C

El Nido Island Hopping Tour C

El Nido, Palawan.  The “Philippines’ last frontier”. Inspiration of the famous movie The Beach. Home of various European versions of the reality game show Survivor. Setting of Leg 12 of the Amazing Race 5. Location of the ending scenes of the fourth Bourne Legacy movie. Always included in lists that say “Most Beautiful Beaches” in the Philippines/Asia/the world.…

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Panagbenga Festival 2015

One of the many legacies that Spain left behind in the Philippines is the festivals.  Although most festivals started out as religious in nature, several festivals have come up during the last decades to celebrate other aspects of local life.  One of such festivals is the Panagbenga Festival or the…

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