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Palawan : World’s Best Island

Palawan : World’s Best Island

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We cannot deny that Palawan is the last frontier of the Philippines and this is proven with its stunning natural beauty. Every year, this place continues to captivate the attention of millions of tourists worldwide because of its inviting views and attractions that surround the entire region.
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With the impressive and flourishing tourism industry within Palawan, there are now different types of resorts, accommodations and restaurants around the area. Of course, the Internet likewise offers trusted websites that provide tour packages in Palawan with great discounts.

In most cases, these available tour packages include the following enjoyable activities:

• Mountain/Cliff Climbing
• Scuba Diving
• Kayaking
• Trekking
• Island Hopping and a lot more to enjoy

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Besides these mentioned tour attractions, tourists who visit this wonderful place are spending time in exploring and witnessing the famous St. Paul Subterranean Underground River. It features the breathtaking views of the different stalactites and stalagmites formations that surround the cave. In addition, the island of Palawan boasts the most interesting ecological attractions with the countless of existing fauna and floras around the place.

For people who love to experience breathtaking wreck diving, the best place to visit in Palawan is Coron. According to the history of this wonderful place in the northern part of the island, a lot of Japanese shipwrecks sinked back in World War II sunk are found within the northern coast of Coron. Because of this, millions of tourists particularly those wreck divers are visiting Palawan to discover the shipwrecks with rich natural corals and reefs below the ocean.
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With the stunning and colorful marine life, it is definitely enjoyable to discover the underwater sights of Coron. Of course, thousands of photographers across the globe are likewise visiting here to take advantage of the impressive beauty of Mother Nature in Palawan Island.

Another enjoyable outdoor adventure is the available snorkeling activities. For the past years, thousands of tourists who visited here do not forge to experience island hopping and snorkeling. Usually, they visit the Barracuda Island for a thrilling experience in discovering the almost 40 feet long barracuda sight. Of course, there are different existing reef and corals on the sunken ship in this area, which easily capture the attention of worldwide tourists.

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Without any doubt, an opportunity to visit and explore Palawan reveals the beauty of the Island with its numerous ecological sites. Aside from the usual trekking sites, cliffs and mountainous peaks, this place gives you a stunning view of the remarkable white-sandy beaches around the island. They also consider this as an interesting sanctuary in the Philippines because if offer different endangered species such as the Palawan Peacock, Palawan Mouse Deer and Cockatoos.

Palawan : An Escape to Always Remember

Palawan : An Escape to Always Remember

Palawan has always been included on the best islands in the world for years now and just recently it landed on the second spot behind Boracay island. It’s a dream paradise for locales and foreigners alike. 

Palawan
Palawan

Aside from its famous top of the line white sand beaches and pristine turquoise water, one of the new seven natural wonders of the world is located here The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River.
Palawan can be reached by plane and ferries from neighboring cities that is traveling alternately on a daily basis. It will take you an hour and 20 minutes by plane from Metro Manila to Puerto Princesa the capital of Palawan.
So what made Palawan then one of the best islands in the world? One of our family friends who is now living in The Netherlands who recently visited the Beautiful island of Palawan made a 7 minute compilation video of their getaways and escapades in the island.

Jerry and Lhanie Abad Family
Jerry and Lhanie Abad Family

The video has all it takes to prove why Palawan deserves the title and included in the list. Jerry and Lhanie showed in the video everything they experienced even the smallest details that would make Palawan a memorable place to visit. From freshly caught seafoods to snorkeling. From Riding a motorcycle to gliding down thru the longest zip line in the country you will be awe of what you will see on your side, a creator’s masterpiece ,a spectacular sight to behold.

Please click the link below to view the video :

https://www.facebook.com/mrexpatstravel/videos/388958938161748/

Thus, It’s really more fun in the Philippines with its more than 7 thousand islands to choose from, Every tourists won’t be run out of place and adventures for every island has its unique and distinct things to offer.  

Jerry and Lhanie Abad Family
Jerry and Lhanie Abad Family

Just like Jerry and Lhanie Abad and their beautiful daughter Alexa, I’m pretty sure you will enjoy this island paradise as much as they did and would keep on coming back to discover more of this haven as each visit would be an escape to always remember.

Best Christmas Destinations in the Philippines

Best Christmas Destinations in the Philippines

The Philippines is a country well known for its long Christmas celebration.

Filipinos have the tradition of the so-called “BER months” wherein September marks the long celebration of Christmas Season. The country literally transforms into a spectacular place of lights and sounds where Christmas decorations are all over the street. You will be amazed of the decors you can find in every house. You can hear Christmas carols everywhere. What makes it more exciting are the famous Bibingka and Puto Bumbong.

Love is also all over during this season. Families gather together to celebrate the birthday of Jesus. Some choose to stay home for Noche Buena while others go to different beautiful places in the country. More than any other celebration, what matters most during this season is the bond of each family.

If you are planning to have an extraordinary Christmas season this year with your family, then here are just some of the beautiful places you can visit.

1. San Fernando, Pampanga

Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival
Lantern Festival

You will surely be amazed with the lights and sounds, which you can see in every corner of the city, which is also the Lantern Capital of the Philippines. If you are asking for more, then you can visit the city during its annual lantern festival. This event exhibits massive lanterns, which will make you dance to sounds and lights. The place is perfect for sightseeing, not to mention the cold breeze of the wind during the season. Your family can surely enjoy the beautiful lights of the city.

2. Baguio City

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Well, it does not snow in the Philippines. Everyone knows that but if you want to wear your jackets and boots then Baguio city is the perfect place for you. The city is popular for its cold weather. In fact, it is the “Summer Capital of the Philippines”. Enjoy the cold weather with your family while roaming around the city. Baguio has many tourist destinations to offer. Mines View and Burnham Park are just some to mention. You can also visit night markets where you can find affordable items. Do not forget to try their popular products like peanut brittle and strawberry.

3. Zambales

Anawangin Cove Zambales
Anawangin Cove Zambales

If you want to move out from the hustle and bustle of the busy city and want to do something extraordinary then you can visit the province of Zambales. I am sure you will have a celebration out of the usual in this place. Your family can go to the beautiful beaches of the province and enjoy the peaceful surrounding. Camp with your family beside the beach and celebrate Noche Buena.       

4. Cebu

Cebu
Cebu

When it comes to tourist spots, the Queen City of the South surely has a lot to offer. Cebu City is popular for its historical churches, which are perfect to visit with your family during the Christmas Season. The City is not only known for its truly amazing sceneries, it also offers unique and delicious foods you and your family can surely enjoy.

5. Palawan

Amanpulo, Palawan
 Palawan

No doubt, this place will be on the list. In fact, Palawan is a great escape during holiday seasons. Not only ordinary people visit the place but as well as celebrities do. It is a place away from the noisy sound of the city. Palawan is a perfect place to visit with your family. It is popular for its beautiful beaches where you can enjoy different activities. You can also celebrate Noche Buena in the popular restaurants in the place.

6. Misamis Occidental

Christmas Symbols
Christmas Symbols

This province may not be as popular compare to the other mentioned above but you will definitely love the place especially if you are more inclined to Mother Nature. The Christmas Symbol Capital of the Philippines is located here. If you love spending your Noche Buena  thousand feet above sea level you can experience it here and staring at the dark night sky lit by thousand of stars while waiting for fireworks display  in the city .

More than the celebrations, we must always remember the true spirit of Christmas, giving and sharing. Let us also do not forget to give thanks for all the blessings we received.

Majestic Tourist Spots in the Philippines

Majestic Tourist Spots in the Philippines

The Philippines offers a lot of great tourist spots for everybody. Whether you are a foreign or a local tourist, make sure to consider these travel spots on your bucket list. One of the most defining traits of the Filipinos is their hospitality. Wherever you go, you will be welcomed with a smile and with friendliness. The Philippines has so many vacation spots to offer, which is why there is no wonder that millions of tourists from all over the world visit the country annually.

I listed the best tourist destinations in the Philippines, so you can get an idea how diverse the culture and the offerings in the country. It is important to make sure that you consider these on your next trip because you will never go wrong. With a rich cultural heritage and delicious foods that will surely make your travel more awesome, the Philippines is truly one of the best countries to consider for your next vacation.

The Best Tourist Destinations In The Philippines

Albay, Bicol – Albay is the home to the world-famous Mayon Volcano. Just by looking at this perfect cone-shaped volcano will give you the awe, but in a good way. Tourists can enjoy a number of great activities in Albay like climbing, hiking, camping and of course, photography. If you want to get the full scale of the Mayon Volcano, go to the nearby Cagsawa ruins. You can take pictures from there. The Cagsawa Church was nearly destroyed by the most devastating Mayon Volcano eruption in 1814. Now, only the belfry of the church is left. Still, it is a great place to visit in the Philippines.

Mayon Volcano , Albay
Mayon Volcano , Albay

Puerto Galera – If you like beaches, then you are in for some adventure. Puerto Galera, located south of the country’s capital, Manila, is one of the best places to visit if you like to spend time at the beach. With a wide range of marine animals in Puerto Galera, as well as top-rated beaches, you will surely enjoy your visit. You can likewise go snorkeling to be with the amazing marine environment. Likewise, the beaches of Puerto Galera have their own offerings, such as dining, shopping, and hotel accommodation.

Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera

Bohol – Bohol is the home of the Chocolate Hills. Chocolate Hills are among the Philippines’ top tourist spots. At least 1,268 hills are scattered throughout the island of Bohol. When it is summer, the grasses of the Chocolate Hills turn brown, therefore, the name. Likewise, there are other attractions in the place such as hiking. If you are with your friends, the Chocolate Hills in Bohol are a must visit. Their food choices are also a must-try. The local delicacies will surely make your trip more worthwhile.

Chocolate Hills , Bohol
Chocolate Hills , Bohol

Puerto Princesa – The Tubbataha Reef in the Philippines is another top tourist site. It is located in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, and it is home to different marine animals. The reef is made up of two atolls, namely North Atoll and South Atoll. They are separated by a deep channel. If you are into diving, then the Tubbataha Reef is a must visit. It is open for everyone who loves diving excursions. If you consider going to the Tubbataha Reef, be sure to book your visit between the months of April and June. These months have the calmest waves, so you can maximize your trip.
If you love the Philippines, then you have to consider these tourist spots. There are more travel destinations in the Philippines that can help you have a great trip. But consider the travel destinations mentioned above. With the warm hospitality of the Filipinos, you will totally enjoy your travel getaway! Do you want to consider these places on your next travel? Let us know in the comment below.

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