Calayan is renowned for its pristine white sand beaches, spectacular waterfalls and incredible caves, but until just recently, the only way to get was a 5-9 hour boat ride, which was not for everyone as the sea can be unpredictable which can lead to delays and sea sickness! But now, thanks to some recent investment, a brand new ‘airport’ has opened.
San Felipe is much more than the numerous Surfing and Diving locations you can find in the Philippines, although these activities are well catered for and are fantastic, but additionally and uniquely, San Felipe offers the more adventurous traveller in the form of terrific trekking and a unique glimpse into the past heritage of the local Aeta people.
There is a bucket full of superlatives that are time and time again associated with these beaches, but the simple and honest truth is that they are simply stunning and few beaches anywhere in the world can upstage them.
If you’ve been before to Bolinao, Cabongaoan Death Pool in Anda or maybe the famous Hundred Islands, you may think you’ve “done” Pangasinan. I’d say no. Why? Because you have not 'done' Pangasinan until you’ve checked out it’s more remote, fascinating and unexplored towns.
Pabrika Beach on the far western part of Macaboboni, Agno, Pangasinan; untouched by major tourism. The beach is home to a small fishing village and still retains a magical aura of peace, beauty, and tranquility.
Sepoc Beach is a small part of paradise on this earth and by small it's kinda literal as it is only narrow and you can stroll from one side to another in a few minutes. Part of it is a beautiful white sandy beach looking towards Mindoro and the scuba diving is famous around the world.
If you are looking for a great waterside experience near to Manila then Masasa beach is an 'easy to reach' weekend destination that is a great place to unwind from the rigours of city living.
It was an early start on day 4 of our Bohol Backpacking trip - we had booked a tour that would take us to multiple places in the Bohol Sea. We had chosen a popular trip, the Panglao Island Hopping Tour, that takes you out into the sea for a heady mix of dolphin watching, snorkeling, turtle encountering on Balicasag Island, and finally to The Virgin Island.
My sister and I recently went chasing waterfalls as part of our Bohol backpacking trip. We took a van ride from the Dao Bus Terminal from near the Island Mall. The departure times can be a bit of an unknown as it will not leave until it is fully occupied; we were quite lucky and only had to wait for 20 minutes. Fares are 100/pax one way.
Anda and Candijay as tourist destinations are some of the most underrated attractions in Bohol. As far as I am concerned, both these exciting destinations are a mix of Banawe, Boracay, and Cebu, but without the hustle of too many people - what heaven!!