• Antique,  beaches and islands,  Travel

    Mararison Island | Little Batanes of Antique

    White sand beach, stunning sandbar, crystal clear waters, rolling hills, such were the main highlights of our day-trip to this island paradise. Just 15-20 minutes boat ride from Culasi mainland, Mararison Island (also called Malalison) was put under tourism spotlight due to its massive beauty, accessibility, and hospitable community. From Culasi Port, we were asked to register first at their tourism office and hire a boat. Boat rental fee is fixed at 750 php roundtrip, good for maximum of 5 persons. In our case, we spent 375 each since we were just two. We also paid additional 30 php each for environmental fee. After few minutes we were escorted to…

  • Antique,  beaches and islands,  Travel

    Seco Island | Unspoiled Sandbar Paradise in Antique

    A tiny island in an open sea faraway from everything, such unspoiled beauty that can only be found in a truly secluded place. Indeed, God has His way of preserving His top masterpieces by placing them in remote areas. One of them is Seco Island, a distant island off-shore Tibiao, Antique. Seco Island (seco means “elbow” in the local language) lies in the Sulu Sea, 50 kilometers west of Panay Mainland. The island is great for kite-surfing, as strong wind blows almost all year round. It’s just a tiny island but has great kiting conditions. Sea travel lasts 2.5 to 3 hours according to other people who have been there. We’re…

  • Bataan,  beach resorts,  beaches and islands,  Travel

    Stella Maris Beach Resort | Camping Haven in Bagac Bataan

    Due to its close proximity to Manila, Bataan has become one of the go-to places whenever people crave for a quick escape from the busy city life. There are lots of beach resorts lined up in this west coastal part of Luzon (see list of resorts in Bataan), but there’s one beach resort that’s unique among others. I mean they all have unique features but this resort that I’m pertaining to has a natural attribute that you’ll not find in any other resorts in Bataan. When you think of a beach scene, you basically see clusters of coconut palm trees creating a complete tropical beach vibe. But what if Pine…

  • beaches and islands,  Itineraries,  Travel,  Zambales

    Hermana Menor Island DIY Itinerary and Travel Guide

    Hermana Menor Island has been in the social media spotlight recently, proof that the island’s charm really captured every island goer’s hearts. Having a wide expanse of sandbar made it unique among the islands of Zambales. I was wrong into thinking that the province is just about coves, wonderful sunsets, beaches, and surfing. Little did I know that such beauty that usually exists in farther places from Manila (e.g. Leyte, Cebu, Antique) also exists in Zambales! Another thing that made it stand out is that the sandbar is surrounded by coral reefs. Just few steps to the water and poof!—you’ll instantly witness a colorful marine life! You don’t need to…