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Biak na Bato

By Roderick dela Cruz
It all started when our group arranged a trip to Biak-na-Bato in San Miguel, Bulacan. Biak-na-Bato is at the edge of Bulacan and is about a two-hour drive from Metro Manila. I went there without any idea of what's in store for the group. Being a Bulakeño, I thought I have already seen the best of what the province has to offer.

Danao Adventure Park, Bohol

Adventure sports in Danao Adventure Park in Bohol provinceBohol may be best known for the famous Chocolate Hills, Loboc River, century-old churches, and the iconic tarsier, but a small town within this pristine province proves that it goes beyond the typical must-sees listed in travel guidebooks.

Following its commitment to bring Philippine tourism beyond the usual destinations and attractions, the Department of Tourism (DOT) is strongly pushing for sustainable, community-based travel, increasing employment and boosting grassroots-led tourism efforts that enjoin everyone in the whole locality.

Secretary Ace Durano commended the endeavors initiated by the people of Danao, appreciating what they have, and actively promoting eco-adventures in their area. "Danao is a fourth-class municipality with first-rate leadership and first-class tourism experience. Bohol's natural beauty, matched with adventurous, creative minds, is reason enough for their huge growth potential in ecotourism."

Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna

Pagsanjan Falls

Pagsanjan Falls

A popular tourist destination, Pagsanjan Rapids and Falls is a series of 14 rapids punctuated by mini-waterfalls on the way to the main falls. Pagsanjan is a small Laguna town which served as the setting for Fracis Ford Coppola's film "Apocalypse Now."

HOW TO GO TO BICOL

The Bicol Region or Bicolandia is one of the 17 regions of the Philippines. It occupies the Bicol Peninsula at the southeastern end of Luzon island and some other islands.

 

First quarter arrivals continue growth

 Tourist arrivals continued to grow in the first quarter of 2010, rising 6.64 percent during the period.  Foreign tourist arrivals grew faster at 7.89 percent vis-à-vis domestic tourism which increased by 6.09 percent during the same period, according to the Department of Tourism (DOT).

 Metro Manila is the leading destination with total number of tourists growing by 37.10{b72d12ecee9fade90e10854e79e98a671cbb00dc34440b2ee5ef5de31595176e} to 437.170.  Foreign and domestic tourists significantly expanded as more international and local meetings, congresses and conventions as well as special events were organized by major companies and organizations in the Metropolis.  This growth is likewise attributed to the opening of new tourism products such as the Newport Entertainment City, Manila Oceanarium as well as the visit of more cruise ships at the Manila South Harbour.

Cebu Pacific

Cebu Air Inc., operator of budget carrier Cebu Pacific, posted a net income of PhP3.09 billion in the first half of 2010.  This was up by 55.6 percent from a year ago, on the back of higher passenger traffic as a result of additional flights this year.

Capones Beach, Zambales

Beautiful rocks at Capones Island in ZambalesLuzon has many island destinations, and among those that can be easily reached from Metro Manila are the idyllic white sand islands in Zambales province.

With the connection of the North Luzon Expressway and the Subic-Clark Tarlac Expressway or SCTEX, Zambales is just two hours away from Manila by car.

Subic Bay in Zambales is about 110 kilometers from Manila via the two expressways.  The trip to Subic via SCTEX provides a magnificent view of rolling hills and calm greeneries that are soothing to the eyes of motorists and passengers. 

Puerto Galera

Puerto Galera

puerto galera

Puerto Galera (which means Galleon Port) is one of the most popular beach resorts in the Philippines. A marine reserve, it is endowed with coves, fine sandy beaches and shallow coral reefs ideal for snorkeling.

How to go to Siargao

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How To Go To Hundred Islands

At Hundred Islands, the visitor may rent an island for one's own private beach for a day. Short boat rides take off from the village of Lucap to the Hundred Islands.     Disclaimer: EnjoyPhilippines.com...