Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Quirino Province, Philippines

By James Barcelona
Tourist Attractions 
Dumbato Falls
Dumabato Falls is actually a stream, with water flowing down the rocks controlled by a water system that locals shut down once in a while to “clean” the area.

Governor's Rapids
Governor’s Rapids, located in Maddela, is famous for its gigantic perpendicular walls of limestone jutting out from one side of the Cagayan River. Framing the Sierra Madre Mountain, its swift, turbulent, and deep blue waters is perfect venue for kayaking, white river rafting, swimming and fishing. The riverside offers a suitable picnic ground with a magnificent view of the river.

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Quezon Province, Philippines

By James Barcelona
Tourist Attraction
Mt. Banahaw
Mount Banahaw is an active volcano on Luzon in the Philippines. The three-peaked volcano complex is located between the provinces of Laguna and Quezon and is the tallest mountain in the CALABARZON region dominating the landscape for miles around.

The mountain is considered by many as a "Holy mountain" and is popular among pilgrims along with mountain climbers. Banahaw is a national park and a protected area in the Philippines since 1941, and is now called Mount Banahaw-San Cristobal Protected Landscape covering 10,901 hectares (26,940 acres) of land.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Pangasinan Province, Philippines

By James Barcelona
Tourist Attractions 
Hundred Islands National Park 
The Hundred Islands National Park is a national park in thePhilippines. The protected area is located in the city of Alaminos, in the province of Pangasinan in northernPhilippines. The islands, totalling 124 at low tide and 123 at high tide, are scattered in Lingayen Gulf covering an area of 16.76 square kilometres (6.47 sq mi). Only three of them have been developed for tourism: Governor Island, Quezon Island, and Children's Island. The Lucap wharf in Alaminos, the entrance to the National Park, is about 240 kilometres (150 mi) north of Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

Lingayen Gulf is outlined by the provinces of Pangasinan and La Union with Pangasinan bordering most of it. This gulf harbors most of Pangasinan’s top tourist destinations varying from islands, beaches and rainforest parks including the Hundred Islands and Lingayen Gulf War Memorial.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Pampanga Province, Philippines

By James Barcelona
Tourist Attractions
St. Peter's Shrine
St. Peter's Shrine in Apalit, Pampanga. This shrine contains the image of the famous "Apung Iru" (St. Peter), a life-size ivory statue from Spain, which the pilgrims venerate all year-round.

Mt. Arayat National Park used to be the premier tourist spot in Central Luzon but is now being neglected by our government. Let us revive the pristine beauty of this park.

Mt. Arayat National Park
The mountain is very beautiful.  A trek to its summit is a delightful adventure.  You can view the skyline of the whole province.  On its top, one can commune with nature to his heart’s content.  The many colorful florals and faunas, the chirping birds atop the branches on sun-drenched, emerald-green, trees, the swaying grass that dances in rhythm with the gentle breeze are a sight to behold.  The tranquil forest and the serene mountain lake send bliss to solitude.  So, if you want to escape the hussles and bussels of city life, Mt. Arayat is the place to be.  In this mountain, you can have everything that nature has to offer.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Palawan Province, Philippines

Tourist Attractions
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River
National Park
Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park features a large limestone landscape with an underground river.
Tubbataha Reef Marine Park

Tubbataha Reef Marine Park is an excellent example of a pristine coral reef with a spectacular 100m perpendicular wall, extensive lagoons and two coral islands. 

Calauit Game Preserve and
Wildlife Sanctuary
Palawan, the largest province in the Philippines in terms of total area of jurisdiction, is located in the MIMAROPA region in Luzon. It consists of 1 city and 23 municipalities with Puerto Princesa City as the provincial capital. The province lies between the South China Sea and Sulu Sea. Palawan is composed of the long and narrow Palawan Island with roughly 1780 islands and islets dotting its almost 2000 kilometers of irregular coastline.

Oriental Mindoro Province, Philippines

Tourist Attractions
Puerto Galera
Puerto Galera. The foremost asset of Oriental Mindoro, Puerto Galera is blessed with one of the world’s most beautiful natural harbors. Known as the Pearl of Mindoro, it is world-famous for splendid beaches, coral reefs, and exquisite dive sites for new and experienced divers alike. There are shallow coral gardens, interesting rock formations, and colorful species to watch, like crabs, shrimps, sea anemones, moray, and trumpet fishes.

Mt. Halcon
Mt. Halcon. Towering 8,488 feet above sea level, Mt. Halcon is the country's third highest peak. It is a favourite destination for nature tripping and mountain climbing. Mt. Halcon is located in Baco. It is accessible in two hours, by taking a jeepney to Baco, the jump-off point.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Occidental Mindoro Province, Philippines

Tourist Attractions
Mt. Iglit National Park
Mt. Iglit National Park in Calintaan is a sanctuary for the tamaraw, a wild animal found nowhere else in the world. The tamaraw resembles the carabao or water buffalo to wildlife enthusuasts.

Apo Reef National Park
Apo Reef National Park in Sablayan between Mamburao and San Jose is acclaimed as the diving mecca of the Philippines. It is 34 km atoll reef with a narrow channel dividing it into two lagoons. The park inludes the bird-populated islands of Binantgaan and Cajos del Bajo.

Nueva Vizcaya Province, Philippines

Tourist Attractions 
Capisaan Cave
Capisaan Cave in Kasibu  is the 5th longest cave in the Philippines at 4.2 kilometers. It is considered as a geologist’s paradise. The subterranean river in this cave has a length of 4.2 kilometers from the Lion Entrance (named as such because the rock looks like an image of a lion). It is a bit like the cave of Puerto Princesa Underground River which is 70% filled with water. There, you can find rare kinds of calcite formations. It has chambers and tunnels that have unique stalagmites, stalactites, rock formations, and other speleothems.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Nueva Ecija Province, Philippines

Tourist Attractions
General Luna Falls
General Luna Falls. It is a towering waterfall of more than a hundred feet descending widely across a rocky mountain wall into over twenty pools of varying levels and depths.

The easternmost barrio of Rizal, nestled uphill on the foot of the Sierra Madre mountain range boasts of one of Central Luzon's hidden treasures, a towering waterfall more than a hundred feet descending widely across a mountain wall.

Gabaldon Falls
Gabaldon Falls
Gabaldon Falls. Named after the town of Gabaldon where it can be found, the ten-feet falls are surrounded by huge rock formations and rippling ice-cold water. It is located within the 200-hectare Sabani Estate Agricultural College.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Northern Samar Province, Philippines

Tourist Attractions
Biri Island
Biri Island is known for it’s  large number of strange rock formations in the northern beaches, Biri Island is located in Northern Samar, which is a province geographically situated right around the middle of the Philippines.

Biri Island has beautiful and amazing beaches, which is, well… pretty much the case with all the  beaches of the Philippines.

Pinipisakan Falls
Pinipisakan Falls is a tourist destination was formally inaugurated as a new tourist destination last August 18, 2009, with the SINP-DENR came for the groundbreaking and inauguration making the place as an ecotourism destination. Aside from the Pinipisakan Falls, it also has the beautiful lasnavasnon cave located near the 3 km hanging bridge.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Negros Oriental, Philippines

Tourist Attractions
Dumaguete Bell Tower
Dumaguete Bell Tower is the oldest known Belfry in the province of Negros Oriental, a historical structure built in the year 1811, standing next to the majestic St Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral (which was also built in the same year, but its present structure has been renovated already).

The Bell Tower was built to forewarn the locals of any incoming danger. It remains to be the oldest bell tower in the Visayas and is a very famous architectural landmark in the city. Because of its antiquity and authenticity it may well look out of place in the midst of the city's modern day activities.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Negros Occidental Province, Philippines

By James Barcelona

Tourist Attractions
Campomanes Bay
Negros Occidental is one of the provinces of the Philippines and is located in the Western Visayas Region. It is subdivided into 19 municipalities and 13 cities, with Bacolod City as the provincial capital. Negros Occidental has the most number of chartered cities among all provinces in the Philippines, though many of the cities resemble medium-sized towns.

Carbin Reef in Sagay town
Negros Occidental occupies the northwestern half of Negros Island; Negros Oriental is at the southeastern half. A mountain range lines the eastern part of the province which forms the basis of the border with Negros Oriental. Mount Canlaon, the highest peak in the Visayas with a height of 2465 meters, is partially located in Negros Oriental. The people of Negros are called “Negrense” with Hiligaynon as the predomi 
nant dialect. However, on the east coast of the province, facing Cebu Island, a few cities and towns speak Cebuano.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

Mountain Province, Philippines

By James Barcelona

Tourist Attractions
Bayo Rice Terraces
BAYYO RICE TERRACES in Bayyo, Bontoc is a worthy stop-over along the Bontoc-Banaue road. This breathtaking vista can be seen when going to Banaue from Bontoc. If you have your own car, much better, because you can stop anytime. This view can be seen along the road. No need to hike or trek.

Palali Rice Terraces
Palali Rice Terraces is made up of mirror-like rice paddies reflecting the bright sky piled ingeniously one over the other signifying that each terraced rice field has been intentionally flooded to turn these mountains-turned-arable-paradise to a colossal rice bowl, as the rice paddies extend down to the Chico River as the basin.