Packed with exciting adventure and with a beautiful landscape teeming with life, Dingalan in the province of Aurora is an ideal spot for travelers and adventure buffs! So aside from the popular surfing spot in Baler, try considering Dingalan on your bucket list and immerse yourselves in its natural wonders from the rugged cliff, beach, waterfalls, rock formations, and caves.
Summer is fast approaching and before I lay on the beach and bask in the sunlight, I want to start this year with a climb in Mt. 387 which is popularly known as the “Chocolate Hills of the North”. It is ringed by rolling hills and green valleys making it one of the wonderful hiking destinations in the country. I joined the group of Tahak Mountaineer headed by Mar Monge for P750 with my favorite trek buddy, the courageous and adventurous Lhen Pelenio.
The awesome verdant rolling hills of Caraballo mountain range which is dubbed as the Chocolate Hills of the North
After a seven-hour travel time from Manila to Baler, an exciting city tour, and a heavy lunch at Chef Jerry’s Picnic Buffet Restaurant, we now headed to Bebel’le Beach Resort to check-in and to rest for an hour or two before we engage to water fun.
Our two-day stay in Captain Hook Red Parrot Inn in Kaputian Beach was indeed one of our best beach getaways ever. My family especially our kids still wanted to stay but we have to move on for another refreshing treat. Yes, another nature tripping to Hagimit Falls which is located in Poblacion Peñaplata, still in the Island Garden City of Samal. We were so thankful to Barney and his family for making our Davao vacation so fulfilling. Continue reading →
In going to Guimaras, what is commonly asked for a pasalubong is their sweet mangoes which are being exported worldwide. I’ve discovered that this island has something more to offer. Their stunning beaches, caves, yummy fresh sea-foods, and verdant landscape made me say, “this is a holiday!”
I was told by my former office mate Art Decena, a fellow Bicolano about their wonderful adventure in Vera Falls in my hometown in Malinao, Albay. They traversed across terrains, hills, forest trails in three hours coming from the main highway. They clung through vines and stepped into the slippery walkways getting down the main falls. He described Vera Falls as a “hidden paradise”, a sanctuary of nature’s finest gift. From then on, I’ve been dreaming of getting there, to experience that amazing trek, and see how stunning the waterfalls really are.
I woke up at 5:30 am, hailed the curtain, and was captivated to see the sun embracing the vast rice field. I took my cam and hastily went outside our vacation house. I stood at the edge of the main road and captured my favorite sunrise photo. Soon there was a cheerful blue sky. What a lovely sight to start the day. Continue reading →
The accounting team had finally set our Ilocos Norte getaway. It was Sir Alex, our boss who made the itinerary. It is a long journey by land going North. But I’m sure getting to the famed beaches of Pagudpud with my team, will surely be a worthy vacation for all of us.
It was a gloomy weekend when we visited my in-laws in Binangonan, Rizal. After lunch, we indulged ourselves in eating ice cream for a cool treat. Still can’t resist the noontime heat, my hubby suddenly enjoins everyone to go to Daranak Falls in Tanay for a swim. To my delight, everyone agreed. At last, my longing to get there will finally happen any minute from now! Yahoo!