Itching to go on a weekend adventure or short break but simply don’t know where to go? If you are looking for a great place that is not too far from Manila then turn your eyes to Antipolo, Rizal. So it is time to pack your bags, and make the most out of your time as you discover what Antipolo, Philippines has to offer!
After a quick visit to Jardin de Marimar, our next stop was to one of Antipolo’s top tourist destinations, the famous Hinulugang Taktak Waterfalls. Located in Brgy. Dela Paz Antipolo City lies the 12-meter-high waterfall of Hinulugang Taktak which gain its fame through the song “Tayo Na Sa Antipolo”. When we finally arrived, we are welcome by the friendly smiles of the staff. Friendly? Hmm, maybe just eager to take money from a foreigner for an overpriced entrance fee. And, to make it worse, they weren’t shy to announce it…
Coron Town might seem like a small sleepy province village to you but you would be surprised how much there is to do… When you first arrive in Coron and settle into your hotel or backpackers, it’s a good idea to explore the town before you start any island-hopping tours or excursions. One thing you learn in the Philippines… No matter where you go, there is always traffic! And Coron Town was no exception… There is no SM, Robinson or mall as such to head for in the town proper but there are food shops around town and a market near Lualhati park and the harbor. This is where we picked up some aqua-shoes and a waterproof carry bag.
Manila Baywalk may be getting overlooked but it should never be forgotten… See why… Take a walk along Manila Baywalk. Once an area for pickpockets and thieves until it was transformed. What is it like today? Busy during the day but this area comes to life at night. There are plenty of open air cafes serving local cuisine while, all at the same time allowing people the chance to fully appreciate the beauty of the a Manila Bay Sunset.
So much to see – So little time. Don’t miss a thing with our list of amazing things to do in Coron Palawan. Most of Palawan is still untouched and not yet commercialized, making Coron a great place to visit. For many people, Coron is thought of as a smaller, quieter version of El Nido. Full of all the natural wonders and stunning scenery we all dream about. Here is our list of amazing things to do in Coron Palawan. Please feel free to comment or add locations we might have missed. All are welcome…
Finding things to do in Puerto Princesa Palawan is easy… deciding where to start is the hard part. PUERTO PRINCESA is a slice of heaven which is not limited only to beautiful waters but extends farther beyond imagination. Choosing what to do and where to go first can become really mind-boggling especially when you’re on a limited time.
Baclayon Church Bohol is a “must see” attraction for many when in the area. When we were there it was undergoing renovations but still, it retained its charm. The Church of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception or commonly known as the Baclayon Church in Baclayon, Bohol is the second oldest stone church in the Philippines and it firmly stands as a proof to the boholano’s devotion to their faith.
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The white sandbar and the clear sea view of Malcapuya Island are very relaxing. You will forget everything as you imagine yourself in paradise. Are you the type of person who loves the beach?
The sand up near the cottages and resting areas is a mixture of sand and stones. A few more steps then the sand becomes white and powdery soft. Then, once in the water, it becomes a mixture of pure soft sand with bits of stones. Compared to other white sand beaches we have visited, this one is quite large but the turquoise water against white sand is what really sets Malcapuya Island apart from the rest – It is literally like something from a postcard. Needless to say, there are many good snorkeling spots in the area.
The only downside of the island is some trash we saw on the beach. How can some local tourists do this? You come to a place to admire its beauty and yet you destroy it? I’m pretty sure they are local tourists because foreigners won’t eat that local junk food.
One of the few ancient remains of the Philippines in Manila. To be honest, the fort is a genuinely interesting attraction for locals and tourists alike that will not only interest you with its architecture but also give you an insight into the country’s identity and culture. I find it relaxing just to walk around the area, getting a sense of what life must have been like during Spanish colonial rule. It’s a hot walk in summer though, so take an umbrella if possible.
Kayangan Lake, being as popular as it is, usually has a multitude of tourists and boats flanking the gateway to the lake and effectively block the view and ruining many great shots and pictures – but what could you expect? And, yes, this as the case when we arrived. Kayangan Lake has been plastered on plenty of travel websites and social media accounts; it’s understandable that the crowds have come.
The water is extremely clear and the colors are amazing. While it puts Coron on the map for most visitors, these beautiful islands hold many more amazing sights as well. Here is everything you need to know when planning a trip to Kayangan Lake.
There’s a little wooden walkway and platform to stash your things if you go for a swim. Don’t expect privacy or quiet, though, as the lagoon where boats unload passengers looks like a mall parking lot at noon. Gary brought his drone but sadly he decided not to use it because of the crowds, the limited time we had.
If you are looking for a cool swimming hole then Maquinit Hot Spring is definitely not it. With the water from the hot spring hovering close to 40 degrees Celsius, it is a great place for cleansing. Join Cheche as she visits Maquinit Hot Spring Coron.
Maybe some of you would find it a little bit strange wanting to swim at Maquinit Hot Spring when you already soaked yourself in sweat on an exhausting hike. Being a little cautious, I dipped my toes in first, checking the temperature of the water. It was overly warm but not unpleasantly hot so I slowly slide into the water, gliding my feet across the pebbly floor. As I adjusted to the water temperature, I slowly dipped other parts of my body and before I knew it I was completely covered. Guess what… Surprisingly, I liked it. My skin tingled from the heat as I lay back with closed eyes and listened to the sounds of nature that surrounded me.
Whatever fatigue we gathered on our trek up Mt. Tapyas, was washed away by the therapeutic water. It was easy to relax here. All I did was soak, look at the trees and the tourist, feeling the stones tickles my feet and the warm waters soak into my skin.