Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur

LAOAG – PAOAY – BATAC – BURGOS – VIGAN In this road trip, I opted to go to some places I haven’t visited yet. Below, I have cited places which you might also want to go to. Ilocos collectively refers to two provinces in the Philippines: Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur which used to be a single province. Inhabitants are called Ilocanos, and they speak the … Continue reading Ilocos Norte and Ilocos Sur

Tangadan Falls in San Gabriel, La Union

TANGADAN FALLS San Gabriel, La Union Estimated Budget: PHP 1,000.00 La Union is commonly referred by locals as ELYU has been known as the surfing capital of the Philippines. This is where Tangadan Falls of San Gabriel lies. Tangadan was originated from “Tangad” which means “to look up”, people would look up from the ground while appreciating the awesomeness of the falls. The main basin is deep enough, … Continue reading Tangadan Falls in San Gabriel, La Union

Boracay Island

A great escape! Boracay Island is the Southeast Asia’s most popular beach destination. The name Boracay is attributed to different origins. One story says that it is derived from the local word “borac” which means white cotton with characteristics close to the color and texture of Boracay’s white sugary and powdery sand. Another credits the name to local words “bora,” meaning bubbles, and “bocay,” meaning white. Yet … Continue reading Boracay Island

Island Hopping in Quezon

BORAWAN ISLAND, KWEBANG LAMPAS AND DAMPALITAN ISLAND  Padre Burgos and Pagbilao, Quezon Estimated Budget: PHP 1,430 for 3 Islands These three islands are located in southern Quezon. Borawan and Dampalitan Islands are both situated in Padre Burgos while Kwebang Lampas also known as Puting Buhangin is part of Pagbilao. Apart from being busy on our own line of work, my college friends and I managed … Continue reading Island Hopping in Quezon

Whaleshark Watching in Oslob, Cebu

Whaleshark Watching and Tan-awan Cangcuay Modern Villa Resort Estimated Budget: PHP 822.00 Oslob is located in southern Cebu and known for whale shark interaction and became popular all over the world. Many tourists fly to Cebu to swim with whale sharks, the world’s largest fish. You will see the whalesharks fed by fishermen along the coastline of Tan-awan. How to get there: From the city, head to the South Bus … Continue reading Whaleshark Watching in Oslob, Cebu

Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu

KAWASAN FALLS  Badian, Cebu Estimated budget: PHP 274.00 Kawasan Falls is located in the mountains of Barangay Matutinao, Badian in Cebu. It is a 20-30 mins trail walk along the Kawasan River. It consists of three-tiered cascading falls. The first one is the largest among the three and is the most crowded. Going to the second falls is easy and will take you for about 15 mins. … Continue reading Kawasan Falls in Badian, Cebu