Showing posts with label Philippines. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Philippines. Show all posts

Saturday, April 21, 2018

10 Must-Visit Places in Batangas, Philippines


Batangas is one of the well-liked tourist destinations in the country with many attractions, exciting activities and amazing thing to do. Families, friends and adventure junkies will surely enjoy this place. This province has many beaches and is famous for excellent diving spots. Experience the adrenaline pumping water sports.

Batangas has a magnificent underwater gardens that have amazing and exotic coral reefs, beautiful and colourful fish and anemones. There are also many century old ancestral homes and churches that attracts tourist and visitors.

Taal Volcano is one of the most popular tourist spots in Batangas. It is 311 meters above the sea level and it is considered as the smallest active volcano in the Philippines located within a lake. Inside the volcano there is another lake known as Taal Crater Lake. This lake has a picturesque view. To reach the foot of the volcano tourist can travel by boat and from there one can either trek or ride a horse to reach the top of the mountain. It is not advisable to swim in the Taal Crater Lake.

Laiya, San Juan: it is a long and wide coast of Brgy. Laiya Aplaya is covered with white powdery sand. It is also known as Laiya, it is a major beach destination in Batangas. Resorts and hotel are plenty on the beach, making it one of the go to destinations for weekend escapades and even corporate events.

Kapusod Tree house: Travellers are given a unique experience in its famous and literal Tree house accommodation, overlooking the vast Taal Lake protected landscape. You may opt for a hobbit-like stay and book their Earth Dome, a round igloo like earthen structure that comfortably housed two adults and kids below 12.The Kubokas on the other hand are open cabanas, with simple canvas draped on the sides for when you want more privacy or shelter from the elements. Don’t miss out on swimming in their natural swimming pool, touring the Taal Lake Protected Landscape with trained guides and watching the fireflies at night.

Fortune Island is one of the beautiful islands in Batangas. It is famous for its crumbling pillars called the Acropolis. It was once a private luxury island resort, but it is now abandoned due to lack of freshwater source and also prone to typhoons. It is not meant for family outings, but for group friends who loves camping, snorkelling and diving. This can be your ideal destination.

Batangas is best known for its beaches. It is one of the longest coastlines in southern Luzon. Batangas havess many lovely beaches, islands, islets and dive spots that are favourite among city dweller and weekend warriors.

A pilgrimage tour is a must when visiting Batangas. There are many old churches, seminaries and pilgrimage sites in Batangas. This includes the basilica of St. Martin de Tours in Taal, San Sebastian cathedral in Lipa, our lady of Caysasay shrine in Taal, basilica of our lady of the Immaculate conception in Batangas city etc.

Enjoy water sports like banana boat ride, kayaking, Jet Ski, speed boat, flying fish, wake boarding and many more. If you love the adrelin pumping water activities there are many resorts in Batangas that offers these exciting water sports.

Every town has their own fiesta or festival. A best time to visit Batangas is during a fiesta when the town comes alive with many activities. Parada Ng Lechon Festival in Balayan is a popular festival held every June 24 in celebration of the feast day of St. John the Baptist.

Be sure to buy some souvenirs and food items that you could bring back home for your family, friends and loved ones.

There are so many things that you can do and enjoy in Batangas. So relax and unwind and make your trip a memorable one.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Baguio the City of Pines

Baguio Lion head
Baguio is the summer capital of Philippines. It is one of the most visited tourist destination in Asia. This city is in northern Luzon. Baguio never ceases to attract local and international visitors due to various tourist attraction and recreational activities the city has to offer. Baguio climate never changes all year round. Chilly and spine tingling weather is perfectly suitable for everyone, especially for honeymoon couples. Tourist always look out for a vacation in terms of affordability, convenience and satisfaction, gladly to say all of these vacation travel requisites are within the bosom exquisiteness in the world famous City of Pines.

Here are some essential Baguio experiences for first time visitors.

Strawberry picking: feasting on strawberry is a must once you are in Baguio. Fresh strawberries are the most popular souvenirs from Baguio city. You can let your kids experience strawberry picking at the La Trinidad strawberry farm in La Trinidad on the outskirts of Baguio city.
Baguio

Visit Camp John Hay: it is one of the most popular recreational areas and tourist destinations in Baguio with several lodges, restaurant and parks. Apart from sightseeing, the treetop adventure inside Camp John Hay has several thrilling rides that you can enjoy. It includes the superman ride (Zip line); Canopy Ride and Tree drop (harnessed free fall).

Go biking and boating at Burnham Park: one of the highlights of Baguio trips is boating in Burnham Park. There is an artificial lake at the centre of the park. This park has become crowded of late and is not as pleasant as it once was, but it still appeals to a lot of tourists and first time visitors with family-friendly activities like biking and boating available.

Night life: Session Road is a home to a lot of bars and restaurants that host live performances. It’s great to visit at night and let your ears guide you to the music you’re feeling that night.

Purple is the newest and coolest dance club in Baguio offering the best clubbing experience in the city. It is a famous nightlife destination for both local and foreign residents. The party never stops at Purple during weekdays. Ladies has free entrance and a free drink during girl’s night out. Every night in –house DJ plays the latest and hottest RnB, Hip Hop and House music, turning purple into the party place in Baguio City.

One way to explore Baguio is to ride on a horseback to some of the city’s top scenic spots. Baguio is also known as HORSEBACK RIDING HAVEN. Wright Park is a favourite place for kids and adults where an organization of pony boys offers horseback rides.

Shopping at Ukay-Ukays: Thrift shopping is something Baguio boasts of. It is very cheap here. They have classic rubber shoes in good condition, signature bags leather, denim, accessories and even tableware. Clothes and shoes are very cheap.

Do visit Baguio, an extraordinary tourist attractions that you will surely not forget for the rest of your fruitful and fun filled lifetime.

Friday, February 23, 2018

Reasons to Visit Little Tokoyo in Makati

Did you know that you can visit Tokyo here in the Philippines? Little Tokyo is a small Japanese’s community. Little Tokyo is a small place in the bustling Makati. Here Filipinos can get at their doorstep authentic Japanese food without having to leave the country. A mini Japanese garden, a Japanese grocery and numerous restaurants shaped like the traditional Japanese home are found here. If you ask any Filipinos about the countries he wants to visit, Japan will surely be a part of the list.

Little Tokyo is tastefully designed to transport you to the streets of kagurazaka in Tokyo, a place that the Japanese refers to as Little Kyoto. This little Tokyo in Makati makes you feel you are in Japan.

Red Tori a traditional Japanese gate stands on both entrances of the compound. The cobblestoned alleyways leading to the restaurants are narrow but are in line with small but well – maintained gardens complete with bonsai. The structure within little Tokay is made of wood to follow traditional Japanese architecture. Most restaurants also feature sliding doors, while colourful lanterns adorn and illuminate the area .Yukata one form of a traditional Japanese garment is worn by the restaurants staff. Some restaurants telecast Japanese T.V. shows, while others have racks of manga available for customers to read.

Two groceries shops are filled with Japanese items in Little Tokyo having your favourite cup noodles, food mixes like instant curry in a box, ingredients like tonkatsu sauces, Kewpie mayo and dressings, mirin and various snacks.

Try authentic Mocho and ice-cream Mochi: Fugetsu-do Mochi is the longest running mocha business in Little Tokyo. A Family business operated since 1904 are famous for their variety of handmade Japanese confections right from small sweet cakes to chocolate filled mocha. If you like the ice cream filled varieties instead, stop by Mikawaya the originator of Mochi Ice cream. Made fresh, small balls of ice-cream are wrapped in the sweet sticky rice dough with traditional flavours like green tea and vanilla to non traditional flavours like mint chips and guava.

Listen to some sweet jazz at the Blue whale located in Weller court. Blue Whale located near Marukai market is one of the best jazz clubs in the city, where the music come first over everything, they have a decent food and drink menu too.

Visit the James Irvine Japanese Garden: it is open to the public and free all year round. The James Irvine Japanese Garden is located in the Japanese American Cultural and community centre. It has a tranquil garden with a waterfall and a 170 ft stream as well as blooming trees, flowers, a selection of stone lanterns and a hand washing fountain.

Koban: If you are in Little Tokyo without a plan or just lost, stop into the Koban centre on the corner of the 1st street, known for being little Tokyo’s information and community hub. The Koban is a great spot to learn about local attractions, current events, festivals, location a hotel, restaurant recommendations and more. Visitors can also sign up for a walking tour.

Enjoy some delicious sushi: Little Tokyo would not be complete without great sushi. There are top three favourite spots for fresh fish and a vegan option as well.

Explore Japanese village Plaza: The Japanese village plaza is little Tokyo’s most popular destination for dinning, shopping and exploring. Places like HAMA (Sushi), Shabu House, Mikawaya (mocha) and cafe Dulce are all located inside the village. Find the unique fashion at Hob Nob or Pop Killer and stop by Sanrio for an extra dose of cuteness if you have kids.

Get your food grilled in Yakitori style: Honda Ya Izakaya offers traditional Japanese dishes like sushi, udon, soba, tempura and more. But the main attraction is the yakitori, select from a long list of mini skewer options like chicken skin, liver, beef balls and bacon.

Nice mushrooms and beef tongue: it’s grilled over a fire and served to you piping hot and it’s delicious.

So let your dream holiday becomes a reality. Little Tokyo is only a jeep or a taxi ride away where you can experience a slice of Japan all day and every day.

Monday, January 29, 2018

Liliw, Laguna in Philippines

Liliw
There are many beautiful places in Laguna that are often overlooked by tourist who have limited time and simply want to visit the most popular spots in the country. Though there are many towns and cities in the Philippines where there are many tourist attractions, yet they are not recognised because of lack of tourism promotion and ads. LILIW is now widely regarded as the TSINELAS Capital of the country for its footwear making industry where people will never run out of slippers or shoes to wear. The highland town’s origin was said to have come from a bird chirping the words, “Liw, Liw, and Liw.” The town has become a shopping hub for tourist because of the series of tsinelas shops all around. You will be surprised at the wealth of exciting stuff; this little town has to offer.

There are some of the best things you can do in LILIW.

VISIT THE LILIW CHURCH: St. John the Baptist church is a beautiful destination in the town. This Baroque style church has a red facade, whose colour came from the bricks it was built of. These wonderful structure and architectures are amazing to behold especially if you consider that these beautiful buildings were built without the aid of heavy construction machineries. If you find yourself in Liliw, do shop at the Tsinelas lane, to enjoy its cold springs, to have a food trip to have an R&R in a mountain town whatever reasons it may be. A visit to the old church of Liliw is a must.

LILIW DINING: it is pleasantly surprising that there are places for excellent dining in this small town called Liliw. There are at least two Chef Mau Restaurants and Arabela Italian Restaurants. Arabela is Liliw’s one and only Italian restaurant. It serves some of the best pasta and pizza. Chef Mau is a fast food restaurant. They present a wide variety of Pinoy style dishes served in an elegant design.

THE BATIS AND OTHER ATTRACTIONS: you can experience the mountain streams as you pass through the national highway on the way to the town centre. The resorts here are often built right along these streams and include swimming areas and pools. The most popular resorts are Liliw resort and Batis at Liliw located in Barangays Oples and Laguna.

EDNA ARAGONS SHOE FACTORY: A visit to the town of Liliw would be incomplete without a visit to the makers of the footwear which the town is known for. You will find shops and stalls selling new and trendy varieties of slippers, sandals and shoes. All you need to do is to have patience so you can scour these stores for the perfect bargain. You’ll definitely at least one pair of shoes or sandals during a visit to Liliw because the prices are actually cheap. Your feet will love the wide range of styles and the colour of slippers and sandals you can buy to pamper yourself.

There is no better way to release stress or to celebrate than by belting your vocal cords out. V3 Karaoke bar is there to let you enjoy without having to worry about the cost. V3 will even heighten that celebratory mood by offering an array of alcoholic beverages and classic beer and snacks.

Even for adult, entertainment like the Ringside Bar, Horizon Gentlemen’s VIP Lounge, stags, Mommas and the strip clubs are very famous.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Natural Wonders Of Philippines


Philippines

PHILIPPINES IS A BEAUTIFUL PLACE where there are lots of things to do. It offers leisure and tourist activities that can make a weekend an awesome one. Anyone looking for a party island for your next holiday this place has got it.There is many islands that make up the Philippines. This country is blessed with rich environment lush forest tropical islands, white sand beaches, lakes, rivers, mountains. The people staying here are very warm towards the visitors. One should come on a long holiday on a visit to this place since there is a lot to experience in thisplace. Each year the numbers of tourist increase year by year.

The nature seems to be very natural like 1000 chocolate Hills, underground rivers and caves, 2ooo year old terraces carved by ancient islanders,colourful coral reefs, one of the deepest trenches and perfectly formed Volcano. More adventurous travellers prefer to stay on the coastline.

Some Of The Famous Tourist Destinations Are: 

El Nido Palawan is one of the most beautiful island beaches in the world. It should be visited definitely. Here you will experience different island like beautiful white sand beaches, lagoons and crystal clear waters. You can swim snorkel, do kayaking or just relax and enjoy the beauty of MotherNature.

Boracay island, Aklan: Everyone dreams about visiting this island in the province of Aklan. Don’t miss out its soft white sand, bright blue water, beautiful sunset view and unforgettable night experience.

Batanes islands, Batanes: It is one of the most wanted tourist destinations in Phillippines.Scenery over here is very unique that includes unspoiled islands that satisfy nature’slovers. There are animals freely roaming on the green hills, huge cliffs, overlooking oceans under the blue sky, rocky shores and white sand beaches and the rich cultural heritage of the Ivantans.

Camiguin islands at Camiguin holds the record of having the most number of Volcanoes. This place boasts
of natural attraction including uninhabited white sandbar, hot and cold springs and waterfalls.

Kalanggaman Islands: The island of Kalanggaman in Palompon is famous for its beautiful sandbars in this place and in the world. No wonder the international cruiseships always makes a stopover on this dream islands where hundreds of tourist from the different parts of the world enjoy this island. The water is very clear and transulant. Walk along a white long sandbar and experience a beautiful blanket of stars at clear night sky.

Siargao Island is famous for surfing and a home to the world renowned surfing wave called the Cloud9. There are also beautiful beaches, lagoons, natural pools, waterfalls and caves.

Mayon volcano Albay is the most active volcano. This volcano is a breath-taking landscape .This picture of the volcano is printed on the postcards and on the Philippine currency.

Mount Apoinmindanao is the highest and tallest peak in this place. Mountaineers and Adventurers are more willing to face challenges while climbing on this mountain, but it is not easy. It is also a home to floraand fauna.

Tubbatahareef Natural Park Palawan is a heaven for the scuba divers .This is a wonderful underwater world near the middle of Sulu Sea and also one of the best sites on earth.

NIGHLIFE in Philippines is really wonderful, specially while partying .There are some place where one can visit MANILA, BORACAY, CEBU, PUERTO GALLERABAGUIO.

THE TOP FOOD REGIONisCEBU –LECHON, DAVAO-TUNA BELLY, and BATANGAS-BULALO, LLOILO- LENGUA CON SETAS Y OLIVAS and BICOL-BICOL EXPRESS.

When One Is Immersed In Nature Try To Explore The World.