Tag: Luzon

  • Maquinit Hot Spring Coron, Palawan

    Maquinit Hot Spring Coron, Palawan

    Maquinit Hot Spring is a popular tourist destination located in the outskirts of Coron Town, on Busuanga Island, Palawan, Philippines. It’s known for its relaxing hot pools and unique characteristics. It is claimed to be the only known saltwater hot spring in the Philippines . The water tastes salty, unlike most freshwater hot springs. The…

  • Pulang Angui Festival in the Province of Albay

    Pulang Angui Festival in the Province of Albay

    The Pulang Angui Festival centers around the legend of Pulang Angui, which translates to “Red Maria” (Angui being a nickname for Maria). This captivating woman was known for her love of the color red and her stunning beauty. The townspeople celebrate her memory and the story that has become a cornerstone of Polangui’s identity. The…

  • Camiguin de Babuyanes Volcano in Cagayan Province

    Camiguin de Babuyanes Volcano in Cagayan Province

    Towering 712 meters (2,336 ft) above Camiguin Island, Mount Camiguin, or Camiguin de Babuyanes Volcano, is a lushly forested peak. Carved by fire, the island’s highest point testifies to the region’s dramatic geological history. The Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) classifies it as an active volcano, with its most recent eruption, a phreatic…

  • Corregidor Island “The Rock” in Cavite Province

    Corregidor Island “The Rock” in Cavite Province

    Corregidor Island, also known as “The Rock,” is roughly 6 kilometers (3.7 mi) long and 2.4 kilometers (1.5 mi) at its widest point. It has a bulbous head that points toward the South China Sea, rising prominently to a large flat area called the Topside. The island’s strategic importance led to its extensive fortification throughout…

  • Mounts Iglit–Baco National Park  on Mindoro Island

    Mounts Iglit–Baco National Park on Mindoro Island

    The Mounts Iglit-Baco National Park (MIBNP) is a protected area on Mindoro Island, Philippines. Established in 1970, it’s a haven for wildlife and a showcase of the country’s natural beauty. MIBNP covers a vast 1,067 square kilometers of rugged terrain. It’s dominated by slopes, river gorges, and plateaus, with Mount Baco reaching 2,488 meters (8,163…

  • Balingasay River in Bolinao, Pangasinan

    Balingasay River in Bolinao, Pangasinan

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    The Balingasay River is known as Luzon’s cleanest river. It’s a seven-kilometer long river fed by Bolinao Falls, and several other springs and creeks. The river entices visitors for several reasons. First, it boasts pristine waters, having twice received the Gawad Pangulo sa Kapaligiran Award for being the cleanest inland body of water in the…

  • Mount Tapyas Coron, Palawan

    Mount Tapyas Coron, Palawan

    Standing tall at 689 feet, Mount Tapyas may not be a giant, but its true magic lies in the breathtaking panoramas it unveils. The climb itself is an adventure. Ascend the well-maintained 724-step stairway, winding through lush greenery that offers glimpses of the island’s beauty. The reward at the summit awaits – a stunning vista…

  • South Miniloc in El Nido

    South Miniloc in El Nido

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    Located amidst the paradisiacal islands of El Nido, Palawan, lies South Miniloc aka Biet Point, a premier dive site renowned for its flourishing coral ecosystems and vibrant marine life. This shallow reef, ranging from 10 to 12 meters in depth, offers an exceptional underwater experience for divers of all skill levels, particularly those comfortable navigating…

  • Onok Island in Balabac, Palawan

    Onok Island in Balabac, Palawan

    Onok Island allures travelers seeking an untouched paradise. The island boasts expansive shallow waters with clear turquoise hues, perfect for wading and swimming. The powdery-soft sand makes walking barefoot a delight. Snorkelers will be thrilled by the vibrant coral reefs teeming with marine life. Onok Island is a haven for nature lovers. Tourists flock here…

  • Tapuy or Baya, the traditional rice wine of the Cordillera Region

    Tapuy or Baya, the traditional rice wine of the Cordillera Region

    Located in the majestic mountains of the Cordillera Administrative Region in the Philippines, particularly Banaue and Mountain Province, lies a tradition as rich as the soil itself – Tapuy, a rice wine steeped in history. Believed to have originated with the indigenous tribes, this alcoholic beverage transcends mere drink; it’s a cultural cornerstone. Traditionally brewed…

  • Lake Pandin, San Pablo, Laguna

    Lake Pandin, San Pablo, Laguna

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    Dubbed as the cleanest of the seven lakes in Laguna, Pandin Lake is a popular side trip destination for those seeking a relaxing escape from the city. The other crater lakes are Bunot, Calibato, Mohicap, Palaklapakin, Sampaloc and Yambo. According to scientific studies, the lake, along with the other crater lakes in San Pablo, is…

  • Caramoan in the Province of  Camarines Sur

    Caramoan in the Province of Camarines Sur

    Caramoan is a municipality in Bicol known for its beautiful beaches and islands, earning it the nickname “Emerging Paradise of the Pacific”. The municipality sits on the tip of the Caramoan Peninsula in Camarines Sur, Philippines, boasting a coastline of 71 kilometers (44 miles) and encompassing roughly 277 square kilometers (107 square miles). Its location…

  • Mount Isarog in the Province of  Camarines Sur

    Mount Isarog in the Province of Camarines Sur

    In Southern Luzon, the highest forested peak is Mount Isarog, an active volcano reaching 2,011 meters tall. It stands out as a broad and isolated volcano with a distinctive breached crater. The rim of this crater stretches an impressive 2.5 kilometers wide. Numerous rivers and streams snake down the volcano’s slopes, with the Quinarag River…

  • Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan

    Hidden Beach in El Nido, Palawan

    Tucked away on Matinloc Island, part of the Bacuit Bay archipelago near El Nido, Palawan, Hidden Beach isn’t visible from the open water. The entrance is a small opening through the towering limestone cliffs that surround the beach, making it a true hidden paradise. The beach’s magic lies in its seclusion. Tucked away from the…

  • Lussok Cave in the Province of Apayao

    Lussok Cave in the Province of Apayao

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    The majestic Lussok Cave is a haven for adventure seekers and nature enthusiasts. This cave system offers a unique two-part adventure: a boat ride through an underground river and an exploration of the cave itself on foot. Lussok Cave boasts a breathtaking underground river system. While only a portion, roughly 100 meters, is accessible by…