Biri Island is located in Northern Samar, and known for it’s six majestic rock formations that were carefully sculpted by Mother Nature over centuries. It is also unique as it doesn’t have the same fine white-sand beaches like many famous places in the country. There is something beautiful about its rawness and remoteness – the jagged, scraggy rocks jutting out of the cliffs, and rock pools so blue with the clear sky as its background. The journey to this island is a rewarding one for the adventure-seekers.
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Oslob is a small town near the southern tip of Cebu Island that encompasses 21 villages, including Tan-awan. It has become a domestic and international hotspot for tourism since 2011 due to the whale sharks that swim close to the coast.
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I do not really support animal tourism. I have friends who already tried swimming with these gentle giants and came back home with exciting stories. I’ve been to Cebu several times but I’ve never been attracted to it. The only reason I did this is because I want to witness/experience first-hand how they operate the whale shark watching activity in Oslob.
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I love places that are less touristy but still have loads to offer. The Mamangal Beach is one of the hardest to reach beaches in Virac yet one of the most beautiful that I have ever laid my eyes on. Located in Mamangal, a small sitio adjacent to Brgy. Balite, it has a wide and long shoreline with a great view. Continue reading “Travel Guide: Mamangal Beach in Virac, Catanduanes”
Puerto Galera is well-known for its beaches, the White beach and the Sabang beach. The island is family-friendly during the day, with water sports and jet ski rentals. At night, the bars and restaurants fill up with party-goers with fire dancers and sometimes steel drummers. I’ve been here thrice already, this was my second time.
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