Balicasag is a small island off the coast of Panglao Island, Bohol. It is a marine sanctuary with white sand beach and amazing corals in the deep water. It is 600 meters in diameter and may be explored within 45 minutes. Balicasag Island is known and best for snorkeling and diving spot and you can swim in the crystal clear water.
Balicasag Island, Panglao, Bohol, Philippines
HOW TO GO TO BALICASAG ISLAND
If you are in Luzon, take a plane going to Tagbiliran City. If you are in Visayas or Mindanao area, you can ride a fast ferry, a boat or a plane going to Tagbiliran City.
From Tagbiliran City you can ride a car, motorcycle or a tricycle going to Panglao Island specifically in Alona Beach. There you will find many motorized boats that will ferry you to Balicasag island. The rates around 1,600 per boat for a round. The price of the boat can be change.
WHAT TO DO IN BALICASAG ISLAND
Balicasag Island is a truly a wonderful destination for tourists in the Philippines. You can enjoy diving, snorkeling, and dolphin watching. Many tourists visited in the island it’s because of the wonders of the corals and the different kind of fish can be found. You can play with the fish by feeding them a loaf bread.
You can watch this video about exploring Balicasag Island. Credits to the video owner by Travel Toujours with Gresa.
Bohol sea is one of the richest waters in marine biodiversity in the country and home to many species of turtles and dolphins. Balicasag Island is blessed with bounty of different kind of fish and amazing corals. Book now and enjoy your stay here in Bohol, Philippines! Discover and Behold Bohol!
Cambugahay Falls, Siquijor Island
Mystical Waterfalls: Cambugahay Falls
Siquijor is a located in the Central Visayas region. A 5th provincial income class island in the Philippines. During the Spanish colonial period of the Philippines, the Spaniards called the Island “Isla del Fuego” (Island of Fire). Siquijor is associated with mystic traditions that the islands growing tourism industry.
You can see at the picture that is the Cambugahay Falls in Siquijor, the most famous falls in the island and a large number of tourist enjoys the fascinating atmosphere. Some locals within the island enjoy spending their time in the mystical waterfall together with their friends and family.
Going to the enchanting waterfalls, its very easy to reach, no long hike needed. From the Parking area, there’s a sign leading you to the waterfalls. You’ll just to go down in a stairs, it will take you around 5-10 minutes. The water is very clear and blue and you can swim and you can also jump from the top of the falls since the base is deep enough.
Beautiful Paradise of EL Nido, Palawan
Municipality of EL Nido, is a first class municipality in the province of Palawan. It is about 420 kilometers (261 miles) south-west manila, and about 238 kilometers (148 miles) north-east of Puerto Princesa. It is known for its white sand beaches, coral reefs, and limestone cliff. El Nido is ranked number 4 in the List of 20 Most Beautiful Beaches in the World, for its “extraordinary natural splendor and ecosystem”. It’s truly EL Nido is a beautiful paradise in the island of the Philippines.
The Paradise of El Nido, Palawan in the Philippines
The beautiful paradise in El Nido, is located in the northern tip of Palawan. This is one of the best island in the Philippines, there’s a lot to do in this island. First is “Hiking”, one way to explore and experience the beauty of island. One of the most famous climbs is the Taraw Peak, the highest peak in EL Nido. A three-hour trek to the top and can be a little bit dangerous especially to the beginners.
Second is “Scuba Diving”, the island is known for its beautiful reefs and is home to several species of corals and marine life. They have 30 diving sites, and the Bacuit Bay is home to a wide range of a beautiful sea life, and a clear blue water are teeming with marine life.
And lastly, “Island Hopping” is the best especially if you are a first time visiting the island. There’s a lot to see in the island, in a one tour package consist of 4 stops, in the Big and Small Lagoon, Secret Lagoon, and Seven Commandos Beach. Some packages have different itineraries which would include other sites like Snake Island and Cadugnon Cave.
Come and experience EL Nido, they have more where you can enjoy and relax and taste the delicious foods. What are you waiting for, book now!
One of the Amazing Island of the Philippines, let’s go to Cebu!
Cebu is one of the amazing and progressive province, located in the Central Visayas Region, and consist of a main island and 167 surrounding islands and islets. Metro Cebu being second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines after (Manila City), and Cebu City is the main center of commerce, trade, education, and industry in the Visayas Region. In a decade, it has transformed into a global hub for shipping, furniture making, tourism, business processing services and heavy industry.
Short History of Cebu
The name “Cebu”, comes from the old Cebuano word sibu or sibo (trade), a shortened form of sinibuayng hingpit (the place of trading). In 1521 Ferdinand Magellan, a Portuguese explorer began a period of Spanish exploration and colonization. Arriving in Cebu City, Rajah Humabon or the King of Cebu and his wife were given christian names and baptized as Carlos and Juana. The Santo Nino was presented to the native queen of cebu, as a symbol of peace and friendship between the spaniards and cebuano. For more info, just click the link https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cebu
Cebu City is rich in history and culture, they have a lots of amazing tourist spot, which you can visit anytime, here’s the top tourist spot:
- 1. Chapel Housing Magellan’s Cross
- It was believed that Ferdinand Magellan planted the wooden cross which mark the spot were some 800 natives were baptized into the Catholic faith. A casing made of tindalo wood serves as the cover of the original cross, which was gradually chipped away by the natives in the belief that it possessed miraculous power. The chapel housing is currently part of the Seal of Cebu City. This chapel housing is open to the public.
- 2. Sto. Nino Church
- After visiting in the Chapel housing of Magellans Cross, you can proceed to Basilica Minore del Sto. Nino or most populary known as Sto. Nino Church. The church is located right beside in the Magellans Cross. The image was a gift given by Ferdinand Magellan to the wife of Rajah Humabon.
- 3. Cebu Metropolitan Cathedral Museum
- The museum is formally known as the Ecclesiastical Museum of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cebu. The museum it look like an ordinary from the outside, but very impressive collection of religious artifacts and architecture from different parts of the region.
- 4. Cebu Taoist Temple
- Located in the posh subdivision of Beverly Hills in Lahug, Cebu City. This tourist spot is recommended to the people who like to experience the Taoism religion as the temple is home to various artifacts related to the religion. The Taoist Temple is also a place where you can make a wish and do a ritual to check if the that wish will come true.
So what are you waiting for, book now for you trip to Cebu. And experience the amazing and discover the wonders of the Queen City of the South. Cebu City is your perfect adventure.