Trilogy Hike in Rodriguez, Rizal

MT. BINACAYAN, MT. HAPUNANG BANOI AND MT. PAMITINAN Rodriguez, Rizal Estimated Budget: PHP 408.00 Mt. Binacayan LLA: 14°43′30.5′′N 121°11′26.1′′ E 424 MASL Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day Specs: Minor, Difficulty 3/9 Trail: class 1-4 Mt. Hapunang Banoi LLA: 14°44′25.3′′ N, 121°11′30.4′ 517 MASL Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3.5 hrs Specs: Minor, Difficulty 4/9 Trail class: 1-4 with … Continue reading Trilogy Hike in Rodriguez, Rizal

Mt. Ulap in Itogon, Benguet

MT. ULAP ECO-TRAIL Itogon, Benguet Estimated Budget: PHP 1250.00 Entry point: Brgy. Ampucao, Itogon Exit point: Brgy. Sta. Fe, Itogon LLA: 16.2904 N, 120.6312 E, 1846 MASL (Mt. Ulap) Days required / Hours to summit: 1 day / 2-3 hours Specs: Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-3, Features: Grassland and pine ridges, scenic views of the Cordilleras, burial caves How to get there: Take Victory Liner … Continue reading Mt. Ulap in Itogon, Benguet

Mt. Pulag in Benguet

MT. PULAG (AMBANGEG TRAIL) Major jump-off: Ambangeg Ranger Station, Bokod, Benguet LLA: 16°34’58″N 120°53’15″E, 2922 MASL Days required / Hours to summit: 4-5 hours / 1-2 days Specs: Major Climb, Difficulty 3/9, Trail class 1-2 Trail system: Grand Cordillera Trail, Section 3 Features: Sea of clouds, dwarf bamboo slopes, pine forests. Mt. Pulag is the 3rd highest mountain in the Philippines. It is Luzon’s highest … Continue reading Mt. Pulag in Benguet

Mt. Maculot in Cuenca, Batangas 

MT. MACULOT Cuenca, Batangas Estimated Budget: PHP 430.00 Major Jumpoff: Mountaineer’s Store, Brgy. 7 “Siete,” Cuenca Exit point (traverse): Brgy 5 (to Grotto), Cuenca LLA: 13°55 N; 121°2 E; 706 MASL (Rockies) / 930 MASL (summit) Days required / Hours to Rockies / summit : 1 day / 1-2 hr / 2-4 hr Specs: Minor, Difficulty 3/9 (Rockies); 4/9 (Traverse) Trail class 1-3. Features: Scenic … Continue reading Mt. Maculot in Cuenca, Batangas 

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