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Saturday, September 17, 2016

Shimizu Island in El Nido Palawan


No island hoping is ever complete without snorkeling and enjoying the marine sanctuary El Nido has to offer. And there is no other place to be than doing it at Shimizu Island.

Shimizu is part of Tour A and it is one of the popular activities in El Nido, Palawan. It is also a perfect chill spot if you wish to stay longer at the beach line. Most of the time, you will spend your sumptuous lunch here with the delicious foods prepared by your guide.


Shimizu Island will remind you of the movie “The Beach” by Leonardo Di Caprio only that it is located here in the Philippines and it has a shorted beach line. Add to that, the island is smaller. But the fine white sands, turquoise to deep blue sea, high limestone rocks with lush foliage and the vast marine life is truly world class. While snorkeling, you can feed the fish and try to identify the different fishes you can see. Add to that, it a perfect spot for picture taking whether for portrait or landscape purposes.

Saturday, September 17, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Monday, June 6, 2016

Naked Island Surigao Del Sur

Naked Island is included on the itinerary if you booked a tour for Surigao. But in case you will have a tour here by your own, don't forget to check this small all white - called Naked Island.
From the name itself - all naked, means nothing in there except sand. And during high tide, this island is not visible. Huge waves are also expected in here. We were having a hard time going down from the boat due to huge waves.
We just stayed there for a while. We do swimming but due to big waves, the water pushed and pulled us as the waves splashed on the shoreline and expect deep water just few steps from the shore.

Monday, June 6, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

A Second Visit at Enchanted River in Hinatuan Surigao del Sur


Enchanted River is a very popular tourist spot in in Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur. Weekends and specially peak seasons, you can spot many tourist in here hence decreased the "enchantic" ambiance of the place - they said. The lagoon is so refreshing, water is cold and clear.


Still they don't allowed overnight stay on the resort. I also can't imagine myself swimming at night and sleeping in there, even though some says it's not enchanting anymore but I can still sense an enchantic feeling while swimming in there late afternoon, specially at the very corner - on the dark blue portion of the lagoon.

If you wear goggles and can see underwater cleary, it's really creepy. You can see large variety of fishes on the lagoon. The water is flowing and the current was a little bit strong when we got there.


The resort provides a vehicle service, transporting guests to the highway. Van and other private vehicles are not allowed to enter. Overall, Enchanted River is still enchanting as it is. Would love to come back again for the 3rd time.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Still Majestic Tinuy-an Falls in Surigao del Sur


The beauty of Tinuy-an Falls remains the same as years passed by. Last time I visited the place was 2011 - check out here and still it's majestic. It was summer that time and due to El Nino, the fall curtians weren't that thick unlike when you visit it during rainy season. The falls is heavy and it looks much better.


This year 2016, our family planned a trip and decided to visit Surigao since many of my love ones haven't visited the place - so it's a go. As usual Tinuy-an Falls doesn't run out of tourists specially during weekends.


They made stairs to easily reach the other portion of the falls located at the top but be carefull as stairs are steep and slippery.


You can even go further at the top to see more scenic view. I remember when visiting before, there are lots of snakes around the corner of the falls and now snakes are nowhere to be seen.


We also enjoyed doing bamboo rafting to reach near the curtain of the falls. No one is allowed to go beyond the curtains because water were so strong and heavy. Rafting rental is 300 includes guide.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Sea Grass Beach Resort Samal Island


Sea Grass Beach Resort is one of popular beaches in Samal Island. The resort was named Sea Grass because literally it has many sea grass. You can see it on the shallow portion. The resort has huge area where you can play volleyball. It has many cottages too. What I like about Sea Grass Beach Resort is it's relaxing ambiance, cool breeze and it has a diving area at the end of the catwalk.


Cottages are also spacious and it come also with service table and a long chair so you can arrange all your foods and things nicely.


Spacious ground near cottages. You can play volleyball, badmintion and can pitch tent around the corner. During peak season, that area is often a camping site.


They also have restaurant, serves affordable and delicous food, beverages and pica-pica snaks are available.


At the end of the catwalk is a diving area. Deep enough for diving activities. Around late afternoon, we enjoyed big waves splashing at the ladder below.


There are also cottages there but not ideal for overnight stay. At night, security guards do a roving to make sure no one is there. Kinda dabgerous if you are drinking liquor on that area and got drunk.


They also have two swimming pool. One near the restaurant and with slides. The other one is located on the top near entrance.


RATES 

Entrance Fee 
Adult (ages 12 and up) - Day Tour (Php80.00) Overnight (Php150.00)
Kids (ages 3-11) - Day Tour (Php40.00) Overnight (Php80.00)

Swimming Pool Fee - Php100.00/head (Adults/Kids)

COTTAGES/BEACH HUTS

Small Kubo (1-5 persons) - Day Tour (Php500.00) Overnight (Php750.00)
Medium Kubo (6-12 persons) - Day Tour (Php650.00) Overnight (Php1,000.00)
Large Kubo (13-20 persons) - Day Tour (Php950.00) Overnight (Php1,200.00)
Floating Kubo - Day Tour (Php1,000) Overnight (1,500.00)

Mini Function/Coffee Shop - Day Tour (Php2,000.00) Overnight (Php2,500.00)

DUPLEX ROOM (Closed)  Php2,480.00
- Good for 2 persons
 - With Air-con
- Colored TV with cable
- Hot & Cold Shower
- Free breakfast for 2
- Free use of swimming pool for 2
(Each room can accommodate up to 6 persons)
(Extra person - Php380.00/head with extra foam, pillow, beddings and blanket)

TENT RENTAL
 Small Tent (2-3 persons) - Php250.00
Medium Tent (4-6 persons) - Php350.00
Large Tent (8-12 persons) - Php750.00
Canopy (open tent) with table and chairs - Php250.00

CORKAGE 
Softdrinks - Php250.00 per case
Beer - Php250.00 per case
Lechon - Php300.00 each

BOOKING OFFICE 
105 Lausing Bldg., Door 2 Roxas Ave., Davao City
Tel no. (082) 224-0116/(082) 284-0159
Telefax: (082) 224-1392
Mobile: 0927-8350299
Email Address: seagrassresort@ymail.com
Facebook: facebook.com/seagrassresort

Wednesday, March 30, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Don't Miss This Ilocano Foods When You Visit Ilocos

What are your favorite Ilocano cuisine? Ilocanos are known for best vegetable dishes like dinengdeng and pinakbet but there are also other delicous Ilocano foods that will surely captivate your heart.

Bagnet

A crispy looking meat. Super tasty and mouth watering. Some variations of this are tender and some cooked it very crunchy like chicharon. I like the original version - crunchy skin and tender inside. Try this one, very recommended.


Poque-Poque Pizza

Pizza is one of my favorite but I was shocked when I heard their pizza has pinakbet, longanisa and poque poque(what's that) flavor. I mean seriously? I can't imagine eating pizza with bagoong as sauce.

And then we decided to try. We dine at Saramsam Restaurant. The waitress said, poque poque is the best seller pizza. So we tried one.

Poque Poque Pizza

And the taste..tada! Amazingly delicious! The sauce is bagoong and it tasted good and itblend on the taste of the pizza toppings. Thumps up! I also recommend this one.

Pinakbet Pizza

We also tried Pinakbet pizza, I also cannot believe that it taste very well. It's delicious too! There are other variations like Pizza Longanisa, Pizza Bagnet, but we cannot consume all of those. :D Next time, for sure I will come back.

Pinakbet Pizza

Dinakdakan

This one is a must  try too. It's ingredients mostly are mascara ( pig's face), liver and some include pig's brain. Yummy or yucky? Yucky if you think all of those parts over and over but I can assure you that it is very yummy!


Dinegdeng

A vegetable recipe which will balance if you eat all of the above. A must try also.


Empanada

We bought empanada near Paoay Church. Orange colored and stuffed with egg and meat inside. Taste is okay. 5 out of 10. :D


Dragon Fruit Ice Cream

The best ice cream! You can find this creamy dragon fruit ice cream at Saramsam Restaurant. For sure other restaurants are selling this also. A must try, very creamy, very dragon fruity :D


Longganisang Iloko

Longganisa in Ilocos is very different to the usual longganisa. Stuffed with less pork fats and seasoned so well. Very tasty and not so oily.


Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

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Wednesday, February 10, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Friday, January 29, 2016

Be prepared to Get Dirty on Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Sandboarding! Finally, the awaited event before our day 2 tour ends. We consumed our afternoon time in Suba Paoay Sand Dunes doing 4x4 adventure and sandboarding.

ATV rides are also available but I recommend 4x4 ride because it is more adventure. Promise, you'll never forget your 4x4 experience here.

Photo taken after battling on the bumpy road

4x4 Adventure is more expensive than ATV but it offers longer ride and free unlimited sandboarding. We were 5 on the group and started by riding at the back of the 4x4 wheeler and enjoy the superb bumpy ride.

Sahara dssert..mehehe

Sands..sands..sands everywhere, it looks like a deserted in Middle East.

Photoshoot..sand and beach and 4x4 wheeler

Here is the base for sandboarding. Get ready to eat sand! I mean be prepared to get dirty nyahaha.. Unlimited sandboarding, you can do all you want, sitting, standing on board but of course with precaution.

Sandboarders all the way down

Remember, don't push yourself, if you can't do it, don't do it, this activity might cause you injury. as beginner, try the sitting position. 

Done 4x4 and we are about to do sandboarding

On our way back to main base


With my travel buddy

With my newly meet friends

Sunset...

Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

tour.ylocos@facebook.com
tour_ilocos@yahoo.com

https://twitter.com/tourilocos
https://www.facebook.com/tour.ylocos/

Friday, January 29, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation

One of the most awaited tourist attraction listed on our itinerary was the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation. Those rock formation are 100% natural caused by strong wind.


When you touch and wipe the surface of the rocks, you'll noticed that some sand falls out. It is not the typical rock type I have on mind when I see those formations. According to the guide, those are really sands and were formed by the strong wind. The wonders of nature as we speak.


Those smooth surface of the rocks were formed by strong wind. They are really awesome.



We also enjoy horse back riding. It's a worth ride from base up to the last formation of Kapurpurawan and going back to base. The tour/horse guide was also nice to take photo shoots all the way.


Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

tour.ylocos@facebook.com
tour_ilocos@yahoo.com

https://twitter.com/tourilocos
https://www.facebook.com/tour.ylocos/

Thursday, January 14, 2016 by pinoytravelpod · 0

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Bangui Windmills, Pagudpud Ilocos Norte

The famous Pagudpud road signage. We stop over here and took some photos. We are entering Pagudpud to witness Bangui Windmills and Kapurpurawan Rock Formation.


Pagudpud's power source, the Bangui Windmills. They are more captivating on a closer look as you can see how big each windmill is. These windmills are storm proof, awesome!

Bangui Windmills

Due to strong wind, the waves are also strong. Cannot enjoy swimming. There are old news of unfortunate person who was drowned. So be very careful taking photos with huge waves as background, waves might caught you.



A close look of windmills


Places to visit in Ilocos
Hidden Garden of Vigan City
Baluarte
Paoay Church, Bantay Church Bell Tower and Laoag Sinking Bell Tower
Burgos Museum, Marcos Museum, Crisiologo Museum, City Jail Art Museum and Juan Luna Shrine
Pagburnayan Jar Making
Malacañang of the North
The Heritage Village
Calle Crisologo
Patapat Bridge
Bantay Abot Cave
Bangui Windmills
Hannah's Beach Resort
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Suba Paoay Sand Dunes

Tour Ylocos Travel Agency
Brgy. 1 unit 14 que Sagisi Building, Bacarra, Philippines
0919 326 3000
0932 881 2061

tour.ylocos@facebook.com
tour_ilocos@yahoo.com

https://twitter.com/tourilocos
https://www.facebook.com/tour.ylocos/

Wednesday, December 9, 2015 by pinoytravelpod · 0

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