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CamSur Water Sports Complex

CamSur Water Sports ComplexPILI, Camarines Sur – A provincial government-run water sports complex in this capital town has reinvigorated tourism and business activities in Bicol, prompting investors to open new hotels to accommodate the influx of foreign guests. "In the first six months of 2007 alone, more than 57,000 foreign tourists visited Bicol, easily surpassing the 49,000 international visitors in the whole of 2006," said Maria Ong Ravanilla, the regional tourism officer for Bicol. Ravanilla, speaking at the sidelines of the 8th Association of Tourism Officers of the Philippines held at the world-class Cam Sur water sports complex, said that because of increased arrivals in Bicol, a 65-room first-class facility called Avenu Plaza Hotel opened in Naga City recently.

Boracay Paradise

Widely known as one of the finest swimming destinations in the world, Boracay is blessed with unsullied fine talcum powder-sand beachesWidely known as one of the finest swimming destinations in the world, Boracay is blessed with unsullied fine talcum powder-sand beaches. Its tranquil crystal clear waters are perfect for swimming, sailing, fishing and sunbathing. Boracay also boasts of sapphire seas and spectacular sunsets. Countless hidden coves dot the island and tall coconut trees line up along the beaches. Boracay lies at the northwest tip of Panay, in the west Visayas region, off the Sibuyan Sea. The island is made up of villages, namely: Yapak in the north, Balabag in the middle, and Manocmanoc in the south.

Villa Escudero Resort

Villa Escudero

Villa Escudero, a coconut plantation village in San Pablo City, was developed by its owners into a tourist destination complete with swimming pools, picnic area, fishing grounds, and modern amenities. Special packages can be arranged to include overnight stay with food and accommodation.

How to go to Malate

Manila, which was named after a white-flowered mangrove plant called nilad, was a tiny Malay settlement along the Pasig River ruled by Rajah Sulayman in the 16th century. The Spanish colonizers moved the capital of the Philippines from Cebu to Manila in 1571. They built the walled city of Intramuros, which for the next 300 years, was to become the nerve center of the Spanish rule.

CamSur is the fastest growing spot

Visitors in Camarines Sur or CamSur surged by 117.2 percent to 1.57 million in 2009, led by the promotion of the province as an adventure destination.  International and local events such as the First Aqua Fest Celebrity Challenge, Ironman 70.3 Triathlon, International Dragon Boat Competition and Bagasbas Summer Surf, boosted domestic visitors to CamSur by 140 percent to 1.3 million.

Guimaras tourist spots

Guimaras, an idyllic island province which hogged the limelight four years ago because of an oil spill that has damaged its beaches and corals, saw tourists coming back in a big way, according to a report by BusinessWorld.

Biak na Bato National Park, Bulacan

Bahay Paniki Cave in Biak na Bato, BulacanAbout two hours from Manila is a national park, rich with historical and ecological significance, located in several villages of San Miguel and Doña Remedios Trinidad towns in the northern part of Bulacan.  The 2,100-hectare Biak na Bato national park has various ecological attractions, connected by hanging bridges and concrete trail that lead to a river, caves, falls, large boulders, ancient trees, and other exploration sites surrounded by a green forest.  Biak na Bato is also a good site for bird watching. There are about 30 species of birds endemic to the area.

While the park is a part of the Sierra Madre montain range and stretches for more than seven kilometers, guests would already have ample adventure in visiting major sites located within the first kilometer that has concrete stairways leading up and downhill.

Manila Tourist District

Manila Tourist District

Manila, which was named after a white-flowered mangrove plant called nilad, was a tiny Malay settlement along the Pasig River ruled by Rajah Sulayman in the 16th century. The Spanish colonizers moved the capital of the Philippines from Cebu to Manila in 1571. They built the walled city of Intramuros, which for the next 300 years, was to become the nerve center of the Spanish rule.

Intramuros was the political and commercial center of the Spanish regime. From this walled city, the Spaniards extended their cultural and religious influences to the different parts of the country. They built churches, Catholic-run schools and universities, government buildings, and magnificent artifices, which reflect the Castilian architecture.

At the turn of the century, the Americans came and ruled the Philippines for 50 years. They introduced their own architecture, language, education and system of governance. During this period, Manila underwent a facelift. A blend of American and Spanish influences gave way to a new Manila, which was to evolve into a giant urban area known as Metro Manila.

Today, Metro Manila is an aggregate of 10 cities and seven municipalities.

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