Archive for May, 2008

Cebu Philippines: Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

Monday, May 26th, 2008

Cebu Philippines: Basilica Minore del Santo Niño de Cebu

The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño is one of the Philippine church heritage which is located in Cebu City. The Basilica Minore del Santo Niño was formerly known as San Agustin Church before its standing was raised to basilica minore. It is a 16th century church that was built on the exact spot where the image of the Santo Niño was found by Spanish conquistadors in 1565 preserved in a burned wooden box which was left behind during Ferdinand Magellan’s expedition in 1521. It is Under the care of the Agustinian order.

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Puerto Princesa Palawan Island Hopping Adventure

Sunday, May 25th, 2008

The islands of Puerto Princesa Palawan always gives a great island hopping adventure to tourist and locals. This is the most popular treat that Puerto Princesa, Palawan can give to visitors. That is why many foreign and domestic tourist especially those who love to have an island hopping adventure come in Puerto Princesa, Palawan to have their getaway vacation.

Palawan has many islands scattered around and is excellent for island hopping. One of the popular place here in Palawan which is littered with islands, islets, coral reefs and atolls is Honda Bay. Honda Bay is a perfect getaway destination to foreign and local tourists because it offers a wide variety of natural attractions and that is why it is Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s prime leisure destination. Honda Bay has fabulous white sand beaches in its several islets with shallow reefs and sorrounded by crystal clear blue waters that is excellent for snorkeling and diving. It also has man-made resorts. Honda Bay’s beaches are unspoiled and uncrowded that is perfect for beach lovers who wants to relax and unwind.

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Philippine Adventure Tourism in Subic Bay Freeport

Tuesday, May 20th, 2008

Subic Bay Freeport Philippines has unique features that will naturally excel in adventure tourism. Because Subic Bay has beautiful natural theme parks, world renowned undersea wrecks and world War II relics, pristine jungle and unspoiled bay, subic is naturally ready to be promoted as eco-tourism and adventure tours.

Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) Administrator Armand Arreza said that since day one, Subic had these adventure attractions since day one because of the well preserved environment. Armand Arreza also said that the local government of Subic also keep on improving these natural attractions ever since. He also added “If tourists would come looking for some adventure during their vacation, Subic is ready and raring to give them some.”

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Lago de Oro Beach Club in Calatagan, Batangas

Monday, May 19th, 2008

Lago de Oro Beach Club in Calatagan, Batangas

Under the combined expert management of Filipino, German and Australian, Lago de Oro Beach Club is not new in the business therefore; guests are assured of top quality service. Located not far from the tip of Calatagan Peninsula, the resort is far from all the pressures of the urban life. Lago de Oro is surrounded by palm trees with some mangroves fringing the seashore. During low tide, the water recedes far from the shore which uncovers a vast stretch of sand. Children and adults alike will enjoy in discovering the various marine life that collects in the shallow pools like stripped multicolored worms, sea cucumbers, hermit crabs, starfish and many more. Bullock-cart rides are available for free which will bring laughter and fun especially for the young ones and the young at heart. There are also seashell peddlers with vast arrays of beautiful shells at bargain prices.

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AquaVenture Reef Club in Anilao, Batangas

Sunday, May 18th, 2008

AquaVenture Reef Club in Anilao, Batangas

Located in the premier dive destination of Batangas Philippines, AquaVenture Reef Club is a diver’s haven. The resort boasts of having easy access to some of the best diving spots in the area. Aqua Venture Reef Club is just two hours drive away from Manila. You can enjoy the peaceful and serene surroundings as well as the pristine waters around the resort.

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Andrea Beach Resort in Soloc, Lobo, Batangas

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

Andrea Beach Resort in Soloc, Lobo, Batangas

Andrea beach resort is a great place for a great adventure vacation to the busy lifestyle and presuure of work. Located far from the hustle and bustle, Andrea Beach Resort can be reached after a 45-minute drive from Batangas City. The resort is just the place to be if you want to unwind, relax and find relief from the pressure of work.

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Balai Anilao Beach Resort San Juan, Batangas

Friday, May 16th, 2008

Balai Anilao Beach Resort San Juan, Batangas

Balai Anilao Beach Resort is located on a rocky slope in San Juan, Batangas. The resort have big open spaces which offers a spectacular view of the beach. The resort is also peppered with groves of trees which shade some of the decks of the cottages.

Balai Anilao Beach Resort is open all year round. Its location is great for scuba diving because it is very near to some of Batangas’ best dive spots. The resort offers scuba and other sports equipments to guest who wants to explore the wondrous beauty of the underwater. The dive spots offer something to everyone, from novice diver to the experts and to the underwater photographic addict. There are approximately 40 great dive spots that are near the area.

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Lian Batangas: Coral Beach Club in Matabungkay Beach

Thursday, May 15th, 2008

Lian Batangas: Coral Beach Club in Matabungkay Beach

The nearest beach from Metro Manila is located in Batangas which can be reached after a two-hour drive. The beaches offer a haven for relaxation and a place to rest and unwind. One of the popular beaches is the Coral Beach Club. Coral Beach Club is located right on the beach overlooking the white sand and offers stunning sunsets. Located in Matabungkay Beach in Lian Batangas, Philippines, Coral Beach Club is in the middle a green lawn with palm trees that compliments with the building’s white walls with capiz windows and nipa roof.

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Among the Fastest Growing Philippine Tourist Destination is Camarines Sur

Monday, May 12th, 2008

One of the fastest growing tourist destination here in the country is the Camarines Sur province. The province of Camarines sur is in the same category of tourist arrivals such as Palawan and Bohol. This was divulge by the Department of Tourism where Ace Durano, the Tourism Secretary, said that he expects more tourist arrivals in the coming months to visit the province of Camarines Sur to have their vacation getaway. It will also boost up foreign and local tourist because of the opening of the newest tourist spot in Gota Beach in Caramoan, Camarines Sur.

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Bulacan Philippines: The Royal Northwoods Golf and Residential Estates

Thursday, May 8th, 2008

Bulacan Philippines: The Royal Northwoods Golf and Residential Estates

If a golf course design is an art on a grand scale, then The Royal Northwoods Golf Club is a masterpiece that showcases innovation, distinct form and personality. The Royal Northwoods Club is designed by world famous golf course designer Graham Marsh. He designed a golf course that is well-balanced and well rounded 27-hole first class, championship golf course that will keep people playing and enjoying the game. In creating the golf course, meticulous attention is given in order to preserve the environment. Blending traditional and contemporary technology, the Graham Marsh enhances the terrain’s natural beauty. This magnificent golf club is located in Coral na Bato, San Rafael, Bulacan.

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Laguna Philippines: Church of San Santiago Apostol in Paete

Wednesday, May 7th, 2008

Laguna Philippines: Church of San Santiago Apostol in Paete

One of the several antique treasures of Laguna is the Church of San Santiago Apostol. The church and its convent was erected in 1646 but was destroyed by fire in 1717. The Franciscans built a stronger church on the same year but was ruined by an earthquake in 1880, was rebuilt again but was ravaged again by earthquake in 1937. The present structure was built in 1939.

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