Month: September 2017

Ilocos Norte – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Ilocos Norte – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

A country like the Philippines can offer a lot of good things to worldwide tourists. Just like when the province of Ilocos Norte at the northern area of the country, one of the best destinations here is the wonderful city of Laoag.

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Surely, Ilocos Norte is one of the most commercialized and industrialized places in the Philippines and so its capital city experienced a rapid growth in economy. This is the main reason why the local government is continuously making an effort to improve its tourism because countless of local and foreign visitors are coming here all year round.

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According to the information shared about the tourism in the province, majority of the tourists are Chinese and Taiwanese nationals who love to stay at the heart of the city.
Of course, these people love to choose the popular Fort Ilocandia Hotel and Resort while enjoying their time playing at the casino. This particular accommodation is recognized as one of the 5-Star resort hotels in the province and in the Philippines. Besides the beautiful casino, it has a decent golf course and offers different cozy fine dining restaurants that serve the best cuisines in town.

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Another perfect vacation spot in the province is the beautiful island of Pagudpud. This is actually home of the famous giant windmills and the best white sandy beach resorts. Pagudpud is a very tranquil destination and so it is a great place for people who love to relax, enjoy and experience the beauty of Mother Nature. Of course, there are many side trips to enjoy while heading to this remarkable point of destination.

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Tourists who visit the Ilocos Norte province can as well rediscover the historic Paoay Church. According to the history of this religious structure, they built it back in 1694 and famous because of its authentic oriental-gothic-baroque architecture. To prove its historical value, UNESCO already recognized the church as one of the best heritage sites in the world.

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To complete an enjoyable and memorable vacation in this beautiful province in the north, it is advisable to visit the famous Gameng Museo Ilocos Norte. The location of this destination is only a few minutes from the town plaza and features different original Ilocano artifacts. The other popular and visited museum is the Marcos Museum wherein tourists can discover the memorabilia of the late and former Philippine President Ferdinand E. Marcos.

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Definitely, dining places and accommodation is will never be a problem when visiting Ilocos Norte. Within Laoag City itself, there are many resorts, motels, inns, vacation houses and apartments with reasonable price ranges. Of course, there are also expensive hotels in the place for those who want to experience a luxurious stay here.

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Boracay A Staycation like no other

Boracay A Staycation like no other

For many seasoned travelers out there, they value the opportunity to visit a beautiful island wherein they can enjoy a tropical vacation getaway on earth. To experience this, it is important to visit a place that can offer a breathtaking paradise with sparkling blue water to relax and appreciate the nature.

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Of course, one of the most popular provinces to consider is Aklan in the Philippines. The reason is that this place is home of the world famous Boracay Island. According to the information about this island, it is about 7 kilometers long and its white sandy beach is part of the Yapak, Manoc-Manoc and Balabag, and Yapak barangays. The local provincial government and Philippine Tourism Authority are responsible in managing this beautiful vacation destination.

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Going to Boracay is very convenient because you can ride a bus from the other Panay areas, ride a ferry from the Batangas Port or by plane from Manila heading to Caticlan, which is the main gateway to access the island.

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This beautiful island in the province of Aklan will let the tourists experience the best vacation getaway in the Philippines. Among the most popular water adventures here include scuba diving, swimming, snorkeling, island hopping, banana boat ride, paragliding, jet skiing and a lot more to enjoy. Of course, this stunning place is very popular in the world because of its crystal clear blue water and breathtaking talc sand.

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Many experienced and licensed divers are also visiting here regularly because they enjoy the available diving safaris as part of the most interesting activities not to be missed. In most cases, it is best to stay in Boracay for a week to appreciate the diving safaris and experience the satisfaction it offers tourists across the globe. As for newbie divers, there are also existing dive sites that are suitable for them.

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One of the best options to consider is the Laurel Island 1 and they consider this one as a great place for newbie divers to swim through a hole in the island and view the different corals.

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As for those who love to discover impressive coral gardens, the best destination to consider in Boracay is the Fridays Rock, as it offers a close view of these incredible gardens. The other attractions here include the different sea creatures include the moray eels, starfish and sea cucumbers, among others.

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As expected, visiting the province of Aklan does mean enjoying Boracay Island alone. There are other remarkable things to do here like during the month of January, the Aklanons are celebrating the renowned and annual Ati-Atihan Festival in Kalibo. Thousands of tourists worldwide are visiting the place and joining the colorful street parades on the main streets.

The Beautiful Island of Bohol

The Beautiful Island of Bohol

Bohol is undoubtedly one of the best islands to visit and enjoy while in the Philippines. Located at the central Visayan region and, it offers remarkable tourist spots just like its nearby provinces such as Cebu and Leyte. Definitely, this beautiful province continues to attract more tourists who are visiting the country during summer.

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If you can ask people who had been to Bohol especially those who spent time at the stunning beach resorts here, they compare it to the wonderful white sandy beaches of Boracay and Palawan. These are actually the other popular tourist destination in the Philippines with millions of visitors all year round.
When visiting here, majority of the residents here are Boholano speakers and this dialect is somehow related to the Cebuano. However, history reveals that the migration of different races in the province allowed the resident to learn to speak English, Chinese and Tagalog, which is the primary language in the country.

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According to the tourism department of the province, thousands of travelers worldwide are visiting Bohol each year and they continue to increase in numbers. These people travel here to relax and enjoy the best attractive tourist attractions and natural wonders of the entire province. Of course, the most popular destination here is the world famous Chocolate Hills in Carmen. The province also has the popular rivers that continuously grabbing the attention of many tourists known as the Loboc River and Inabanga River.

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For people who love to spend time with their loved ones in beautiful white sandy beaches, the best place to visit in Bohol is the Panglao Island. The different beach resorts here offer remarkable accommodations for both local and foreign travelers who desire to stay and enjoy the breathtaking sceneries. Of course, Bohol is home of the smallest primate in the world known as the Tarsier and visitors can have a glimpse of this animal creature when they visit.

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Besides the stunning tourist destinations, people who visit here can also enjoy the different annual festivals in the province. To mention a few of them include The Sandugo Festival, SidlaKasilak or Festival of Lights, the Tagbilaran City Fiesta as well as the Bolibong Kingking Festival. These are all popular celebrations in Bohol and worldwide tourists will definitely appreciate what they can discover from these festivities.

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Going to the province is not a problem because there are different accessible means of transportation. People who want to come in Bohol can ride a ferry, airplane or by bus through the RORO hi-way. The Philippine government had already established the best seaports as well as airports to make the entire province accessible to many travelers and enjoy the beautiful island.

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Without a doubt, visiting this remarkable province in the central Visayan region offers different kinds of adventures, beauty of nature and history. This is one reason why many people are choosing this place a one of their dream vacation getaway.

Guimaras Island – A Unique Destination for the Whole Family

Guimaras Island – A Unique Destination for the Whole Family

If you have plan to find and enjoy an idyllic vacation place in the Philippines, I suggest to begin packing your things with your family members and visit the beautiful island of Guimaras in the Western Visayan region.

When talking about the best and untamed white beaches in the country, Guimaras is undoubtedly among the finest places in the world. To prove this, the island is beginning to showcase the different beach resorts and accommodations, which continuously foreign tourists.

Like any other famous province in the Philippines, Guimaras has remarkable improvement in its own tourist. Because the province is truly blessed with massive agricultural lands, its local government has been consistent in promoting it as one of the top agri-tourism destination in the country. Of course, there are many interesting and popular tourist attractions to enjoy while visiting this beautiful and tranquil province in the Visayan Region.

Relive Your Spiritual Life inside the Trappist Monastery
When you visit Jordan, one of the most interesting attractions to consider is the Trappist Monastery. This is actually a quiet place that lets you experience your hidden spiritual life. Of course, the resident Monks here are producing home-made products such as delicacies, jams, processed food items and jellies when visiting the souvenir shop inside the monastery. For those who want to stay overnight in Jordan, they can rent an affordable guest house also inside the place.
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Enjoy Staying at the Guisi Beach Resort
Another interesting attraction in Guimaras for worldwide tourists is the beautiful Guisi Beach Resort. With the perfect crystal blue waters and remarkable natural views surrounding the area, it can definitely escape anyone from a busy city lifestyle. This particular beach resort features stunning rock formations and beautiful coastline. Of course, never forget visiting the 18th century old lighthouse when you explore the island.
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Taste the Sweetest Guimaras Mangoes
When visiting this beautiful place, among the most famous crops here include the sweetest mangoes. If you visit the place, you will see a huge landmark says “the sweetest in the world.” They are exporting them to different foreign markets, especially in Australia and in the United States. The best time to visit in this place is during the month of May because they celebrate the Manggahan (Mango) Festival each year, which promotes the blooming fruit industry of the province.

Enjoy at the Guimaras Adventure Park
Guimaras offers another enticing tourist spot for countless of adventure lovers out there. When visiting Jordan, you get the chance to visit the beautiful Guimaras Adventure Park and it offers different enjoyable amenities for people who love war games, paintball, target shooting and horseback riding, among others. Majority of the visitors here are group of people who spend time for camping, company outing and team building.
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Surely, there are many tourist spots worldwide and the mentioned attractions are only few of them. If you have a plan to enjoy a perfect vacation with your loved ones, do not forget to visit Guimaras.

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