Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa: A home to stay

Giving ourselves chances to explore the best spot in the country can be an exciting treat. We can imagine going to places quite far and striking, but we don’t have any chance to visit. If we choose to go and make some adventure, we surely can. We can think of the stunning places, the classy and exquisite, yet reasonably priced ones, such as Boracay, El Nido, Coron, Siargao, White Beach, White Island, and more. However, we can’t ignore Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa at the Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. Why? It is because the place is so amazing that we need to plan our next adventure and excitement.

An entrance to your can’t-miss experience and fun-filled adventure at Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa in Siargao, Surigao del Norte

Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa gives us the possibility to look at the smile of the sun. The sunrise, as we imagine, can give us a sense of life to move forward after relaxing and unwinding. The status quo of life seems to break to pieces and almost all of our resources will lose. Horrifying as it is, this COVID-19 pandemic does not allow us to smile. It only lets us focus on the present situation to survive the crisis as if we were hunted by the unknown entities – the unseen viruses. The enhanced and modified systems of quarantine protocols, somehow, confuse us that we lose our focus to think properly and go back to normal. Before we get submerged into the pit of confusion, we need to create plans and make them possible to save us from this pandemonium. Since business establishments are open, we have to execute our plans to unwind by traveling to places to let us enjoy ourselves. Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa gives us this sense of excitement as we experience the magic and the wonder of nature.

This exquisite accommodation gives us a sense of comfort and fun at Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa…

Well, at this point, we may ask how we get there.

By air, we can have a direct flight from Davao City and Cebu City to Siargao for only forty-five minutes via Cebu Pacific and PAL. If we are from Manila, we surely take one hour and forty minutes via Sky Jet Airways. If we are from Davao, we can have a direct flight to Siargao for one hour and fifteen minutes via Philippine Airlines.

By sea, we can take a ferry to depart daily from Cebu to Surigao City at 7 PM, except on Sundays. Then, we take a speedy craft from Surigao City to Siargao Island for two hours and 30 minutes.

By land, we can take a twenty-four-hour bus service from Cagayan de Oro, Davao City via Butuan, and Surigao City to Siargao. If we are in Surigao City, we can easily take a RoRo to Dapa Port, Siargao.

We tell everyone this. Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa gives us a can’t-miss destination, a fun-filled experience, and an instagrammable site to post for our friends and relatives. For inquiries and reservations, we can call Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa management through its mobile phone dial at 0917-772-4188 or email it at <info@siargaobleu.com.ph>.

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Larry’s Hill: A playground of excitement and fun

Amaya View as a nature-themed park, as well as a leisure destination, has been offering excitement and fun among guests and visitors. Positioned its glorious grandeur in the peak of Cagayan de Oro, Amaya View has stood, among others, to provide guests and visitors various levels of delight and amusement. Formerly recognized as Sierra del Oro, Amaya View introduces an avant-garde, classy, and exquisite side of the local people and their cultures, as well as the Filipino culture in general. It, also, offers its guests and visitors with its cerulean and turquoise-blue water of its infinity pool, its eternal greatness of fun and pleasure in the amusement park, its sumptuous food in the restaurants, its exhilarating drinks in the café, and its carbon copy of the celebrated scriptural figure called the Noah’s Ark, as well as the Hugo Skye Lounge. With all these, Amaya View, particularly Larry’s Hill, gives guests and visitors like us a unique experience to enjoy what life is.

Larry’s Hill as an exciting place to visit offers us a venue to enjoy life. It serves as a playground of excitement and fun. Guests and visitors, who consider Larry’s Hill a picture-perfect site to play, can join, of course, Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, and friends at Larry’s Hill if they want. They can make Larry’s Hill a playground to perform various activities. Readers and visitors of Misamis Oriental Journal want to ask if Larry’s Hill management allows kids to enjoy. Well, this is what the management wants to accommodate. Additionally, guests and visitors can enjoy the only outdoor Ball Pit in the Philippines. They can enjoy all the fun with the high ropes, the two-way zip line, and the rappelling action from the helicopter. Of course, there can be more. They can, also, do the bungee trampoline and the maze adventure. More than anything else, Larry’s Hill offers team building activities and outdoor camping experiences.

Larry’s Hill at Amaya View – A Place to Quench Our Thirst of Excitement and Fun

As well, guests and visitors can only pay ₱50.00 for the entrance fee. Then, they can choose the different rates for their select activities, such as Ball Pit, High Ropes at Skye Level, and High Ropes at Grass Level, as well as Two-Way Zip Line, and Rappelling from the helicopter.

Below are the prices for the activities:

    • Ball Pit – ₱150 (Kids and Adults)
    • High Ropes at Skye Level – ₱250
    • High Ropes at Grass Level – ₱150
    • Two-Way Zip Line – ₱250
    • Rappelling from the Helicopter – ₱150

Now, where can we find Larry’s Hill? Again, Larry’s Hill is in Amaya View. And we know for sure that Amaya View as owned the Unabia Family is in Indahag, Cagayan de Oro City, Mindanao, Philippines.

Governor Emano’s Plans Against COVID-19 To Receive Credit and Recognition

Provincial Governor Bambi Emano’s action plans against COVID-19 pandemic received credit and recognition from the Assistant Regional Director of Commission on Population and Development (CPD) Region X. Based on the report posted on Facebook from Misamis Oriental Provincial Information Office, Assistant Regional Director Neil Aldrin Omega expressed his appreciation and thanks to Governor Bambi Emano because of his management strategies to fight against the COVID-19 crisis within the province.

As well, Misamis Oriental Provincial Information Office articulated his gratitude during his attendance in the monthly assembly with the Municipal Population Officers at the Provincial Population Office on August 25, 2020. Governor Bambi Emano, as mentioned by Assistant Regional Director Neil Aldrin Omega, deserved appreciation and attention as he succeeded in implementing stern actions, measures, and protocols to fight against COVID-19, as well as to ensure safety among citizens. Assistant Regional Director Neil Aldrin Omega, additionally, accentuated that the Provincial Governor did successfully manage the crisis in the province well.

Indeed, this recognition of the high-ranking official in the region suggested that Governor Bambi Emano together with the Provincial Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) succeeded in their actions to combat COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the challenge of the growing cases of COVID-19, the provincial government grew inspired to exert effort to guarantee protection and safety among citizens of Misamis Oriental against the deadly coronavirus.

Daygon Falls: Unveiling Salay’s Hidden Charm

The Philippines has been popular for its extraordinary and stunning adventure, beach, and farm resorts. It has been home for the most alluring beaches, cold springs, lagoons, lakes, streams, and waterfalls in the country. Local and foreign tourists even voted the Philippines for its picture-perfect home for the nomadic and peripatetic hearts. In Misamis Oriental, for example, holidaymakers and vacationers choose those sites that give them a sense of adventure and a time for relaxation. They know they can find more places to explore and spend quality time with family members and friends. How about the small town of Salay this time?

The bus-stop corner where we stop either we are from Butuan City or we are from Cagayan de Oro City. This photo was taken by Janne The Laagan.

Location of Daygon Falls

Daygon Falls positioned at  Barangay Tinagaan, Salay, Misamis Oriental, has become the fourth-class municipality of the province of Misamis Oriental. Tourists can find it along the shoreline of Macajalar Bay on the popular Island of Mindanao. They can witness the green and uncontaminated environment in which its people live a friendly and simple life.

This drop-off corner is where we trek down to Daygon Falls. We can ask the locals here; they are friendly. This photo was taken by Janne The Laagan.

Means of Transportation

Local and foreign tourists from Cagayan de Oro need to take two and a half hours to reach Salay by buses or cars due to the heavy traffic. The distance from Cagayan de Oro to Salay takes approximately 62 kilometers. Local and foreign tourists do not need to worry about their transportation problems since various transport vehicles, such as Bachelor Express, Pabama Buses, Bagong Lipunan, Bachelor Express, and RTMI buses are always available. Some tourists prefer for-hire vans, multi-cabs, and jeepneys for their convenience; whereas, others choose those buses. Well, Salay has 18 barangays. It allows tourists to take pedicab tricycles, motorized tricycles, and single motorcycle known locally as “habal-habal.” If we get there, we do not need to worry since all signages are in English and Filipino languages.

From this photo, we could see how Janne The Laagan and his adventure echoed joy in Salay. This photo was taken by him.

How Do We Get There

From Butuan City or Cagayan de Oro City, we can take buses to Salay. We can negotiate vans for hire to drive us to Salay, Misamis Oriental. If we choose to take the buses, we need to drop off at the bus-stop corner. Then, we have to find a tricycle. This tricycle as a means of transportation will take us to the motorcycle terminal. The term “motorcycle” in the region refers to the localized term “habal-habal.” Upon arrival at the motorcycle terminal, we can negotiate the “habal-habal”drivers to transport us and cross between Barangay Looc and Barangay Tinagaan. We tell the drivers to drop off at the Barangay Tinagaan Chapel.

Well, if we use private vehicles, we need to follow the national highway from Butuan City or Cagayan de Oro City. When we reach Salay, we turn at the junction of Barangay Looc going to Barangay Tinagaan. Then, we drive straight away until we reach Barangay Hall. This time, this Barangay Hall becomes our starting point to trek down to the falls.

Dagulos Cold Spring: Baring its glorious grandeur

Dagulos Cold Spring in Kimaya, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental has been attracting us and other local tourists for years. Because of its alluring scenery, it mesmerizes us with its magnificent view. Local and foreign tourists alike have been visiting the place to and fro, for they cannot refuse to ignore the can’t-miss and even instagrammable tourist destination. The pastoral view of this cold spring has always been a home for everyone. Of course, it gives us fun and excitement as this cold spring provides us with refreshment. As we plunge ourselves into the cool and refreshing crystal clear water, we surely cannot ask for more as we get more satisfied with it. We only see ourselves quench our thirst to dive into and swim in the basin of natural cold spring that we dare not to forget.

The Majestic Beauty of Dagulos Cold Spring in Kimaya, Jasaan

Dagulos Cold Spring may be unknown to some people. As of this time, only a few vloggers mention and visit the place. Perhaps, the COVID-19 pandemic does not allow them to visit the area due to some travel restrictions and temporary business closures. Nonetheless, others can make reservations for hangouts and relaxations. Well, this cold spring has been here all along. It only demands attention among local and foreign tourists alike. For instance, when we go along the rocky road to the place, we grow surprised to see  and notice some root crops nearby. In the distance, we, as well, see some massive vegetation that keeps us close to nature. The lush-green coconut trees and the mountain trees give us a sense of home as we go along the cold spring. Regardless of the time of hiking and the short walk, Dagulos Cold Spring enthralls us because of its natural landscape.

Additionally, this cold spring in Kimaya has become popular among local tourists because of its glory and splendor. Some vacationers wish to visit the place to unwind; others want to go there to explore nature and unveil the hidden jewel of the region. Because of COVID-19 pandemic, local tourists, of course, want to end their agony of waiting to return all things to the normal state and hope to relax somewhere. Seeing Dagulos Cold Spring appears to be a picture-perfect destination to stopover. The crystal-clear water, the green vegetation, and the possible activities to do can be a home-sweet-home adventure. This escapade can surely ease tension and remove strain.

A Can’t-Miss and Must-See Home to Stay in Kimaya, Jasaan

Moreover, we have to bring our food and snacks. We have to bring our swimming gear, communication devices, and the like as well. As we can do whatever we want, we definitely refrain ourselves from littering. We do not throw our trash everywhere. As we dive into the crystal clear of the cold spring that nature gives us, we have to take good care of it, at least.

Oh, are we excited now? Are we going to ask Misamis Oriental Journal to give us the map to Dagulos Cold Spring? Well, Dagulos Cold Spring is in Kimaya, Jasaan, Misamis Oriental. However, it seems wise to visit the Tourism Office in Jasaan for the location. This office gives us the right directions plus the tour guides where we want to go. Misamis Oriental Journal only gives us the road map, not the specific map, for the readers to see it where to stop and where to leave the area back home.

P.S. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, Dagulos Cold Spring may change its operating hours or its business conditions and terms. Please read the thread of comments below where the management provides us with the contact number. Visit Jasaan Tourism Office to get more details today. Our Dear Friends and Readers, happy visiting!

Dahilayan Adventure Park: Recreating memories

Making our lives even more meaningful lies in our hands. It means that happiness depends on our decisions on how we perceive things. We just have to decide whether or not we choose to be happy. Despite the hassle and strain these past few days, we must find time to smile. Since we all have the luxury of life to see great moments and things, we must see it through our selves and through our character, positive thinking, and vibe. And yes, we know that life has always been challenging and problematic. We have struggle just a little bit and hold on to life. However, it does not mean that we have to surrender without trying to resolve those issues. We have to do something valuable. By resolving those problems, we can simply ignore those varying economic, health, political, religious, and social fiasco by finding means and ways to be happy. We find means and ways to channel our stress. Perhaps, Dahilayan Forest Park Resort allows us forget those depressing conditions of all the things around us. Through Dahilayan Forest Park Resort, we can spend moments to take a glimpse to witness one of the famous tourist destinations in the region and the country, as well. As such, creating good memories at Dahilayan Forest Park Resort has been the best decision to make and to enjoy the collection of pleasurable events for all guests – family members and individual guests.

Surely, Dahilayan Adventure Park offers a lot. It allows guests and visitors to experience the engrossing scenery, to catch the picture-perfect view of the stunning clouds and the sun, to talk about life and the future in the swing, to sit on the meadow that let us feel the warmth of nature, and to feel the spark of friendship and love. Dahilayan Adventure Park does not only serve daring and exploratory treats, but it does also give visitors time to create and re-create cavernous memories. Some people can confirm this one if they try to explore the miracles of Dahilayan Adventure Park; however, others cannot say a word. Sir Jan Teddie Añasco Alforo and his special someone, as well as his friends, have some stories to tell. They may be off the radar to tell their narratives, but we surely knew that they had such great memories in the park.

An instagrammable photo of Sir Jan Teddie Añasco Alforo and his special someone at Dahilayan Adventure Park, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
A can’t-miss smile and joy in the simple talk about life in the swing at Dahilayan Adventure Park, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon
The infectious friendship of these beautiful people allows onlookers to create memories…

Moreover, some of the readers of Misamis Oriental Journal want pieces of information of the place directly. They want to know the address where they can go to start their adventure. Well, Dahilayan Forest Park Resort is located at Barangay Dahilayan, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. Guests and visitors can check Dahilayan Forest Park at the foot of Mount Kitanglad with an estimated height of 4,700-feet above sea level. Guest and travelers alike love to spend a night or two at the cool and comforting hotel rooms. These gorgeous hotels, ornamented in earth characters and contentedly lit, allow these guests and visitors to feel the soothing ambiances. As well, they can get some heartfelt and welcoming hotels to stay at reasonably priced rates. With all the rooms having the private toilet and bathrooms, guests and visitors can enjoy their stay at Dahilayan Forest Park Resort.

Food at Dahilayan Forest Park Resort

Dahilayan Adventure Park or Forest Park Resort serves delicious and nutritious food for guests and visitors. The food has always been tasty. We can surely love the taste of the food at Dahilayan Forest Park Resort. After the excitement and fun doing some of those activities, we can surely enjoy the deliciously cooked, instagrammable food display, and carefully prepared food.

From this angle, we can see the buttery bacon and the fresh leaf of lettuce with a bread bun on top. Isn’t this food too watery to put it into our mouths where the buttery bacon will slide down from our hungry-mouth to the side of our lips? Well, we may find it satisfying to listen to the crunchy and fresh lettuce the moment we nibble at the cheesy butter in it. It tastes yummy, right? 

Well, this one tastes fresh and healthy. We can eat these vegetables without complaining because those ones give us good health. The slice of cucumbers and tomatoes and the freshly cut lettuce and other green leafy vegetables give us a bowl of goodness and health. 

Activities and Facilities

Dahilayan Forest Park Resort gives us numerous activities to enjoy and love. Numerous exciting actions are available if we want to consider doing all of them.

Well, for travelers outside Misamis Oriental, we can ask assistance from Magnum Radyo with its Carpool Services located at Lim Ketkai Center, Cagayan de Oro. I presume that everyone in the area of Cagayan de Oro knows where the Magnum Radyo is. When we get there, we book our trip right away. If we want an early-morning adventure, we need to go to the Magnum Radyo Ticketing Office for its Carpool Service at Lim Ketkai Mall probably at 5 AM so that we can travel at 6 AM and arrive at our destination between 7 AM and 8 AM.

Bukidnon Falls: Our waterfall-hopping adventure

The province of Bukidnon has been labeled as the high-ground paradise in the core of Mindanao. As a landlocked domain in the Philippines with its abundance of flora, Bukidnon has become the place where people get food crops and other harvests in the Northern Mindanao region. Malaybalay, as the capital city of Bukidnon, flourishes and grows because of its agricultural GDP source. As an interior and noncoastal region, it borders with Misamis Oriental, Agusan del Sur, Davao del Norte, Cotabato, Lanao del Sur, and Lanao del Norte. However, Bukidnon as the center of Mindanao has become the rice bowl, fruit, and vegetable basket in Region X. Despite that amazing description, Bukidnon has amazing waterfalls to attract more tourists.

An Eye-Catching Backdrop in Bukidnon at the Heart of Mindanao

Laligan Falls

Local tourists can witness the beauty of nature and the grandeur of Bukidnon once they will visit Barangay Laligan, Valencia City. They can see and even experience another concealed charm of Bukidnon, the four-series cascading waters of Laligan Falls. Many tourists do not know exactly where it is and if it exists, but Laligan Falls stands right there waiting for local trekkers to explore.

An Intriguing Swim Here – Alalum Falls for us to Visit

Alalum Falls

Alalum falls gives a towering 148-foot high cascading water near the main road. Bordered by lush undergrowth with a viewing top deck, Alalum Falls in Kisolon, Sumilao in Bukidnon attracts us with wonder. It positions itself along the main highway in-between Impasug-ong and Sumilao municipalities. The story tells that Alalum falls as the soaring waterfall was once an iconic holidaymaker destination of Bukidnon Province.

An Awesome Curtain Waterfall in Bukidnon – Balisbisan Falls

Balisbisan Falls

Balisbisan falls is located at Sitio Kibangan Road, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. Its water source does not come from the river. The water comes from the files of rocks in which it flows from them. As mentioned, the water, which sprouts from the rocks, forms like curtains.

An Amazing Cedar Falls in Bukidnon – A Perfect Site to Swim

Cedar Falls

Cedar Falls is in Impalutao, Impasug-ong, Bukidnon. It has three major falls namely; Gantungan Falls, Natigbasan Falls, and Dila Falls plus a swimming pool. Local tourists can reach the site less than an hour of hiking. As well, the Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and the Local Government Unit (LGU) of Impasug-ong, Bukidnon developed the place and made Cedar Falls a reforestation project. Cedar Falls becomes an eco-park. This reforestation project has a land area of around 1,703 hectares that give us a cold spring, unsoiled river, tempting cold spinning pool, natural woodlands, progressing mountains, and Cedar waterfalls.

Alalum Falls: Revisiting Bukidnon’s Pride

Alalum falls gives a towering 148-foot high cascading water near the main road. Bordered by the lush undergrowth with a viewing deck, Alalum Falls in Kisolon, Sumilao in Bukidnon attracts us with wonder. It positions itself along the highway between Impasug-ong and Sumilao municipalities. According to the narratives given by some local residents, Alalum falls was once the soaring waterfall and the  iconic holidaymaker destination of Bukidnon Province. However, things have changed. The place does not receive any tourists. It becomes deserted, ignored but never remembered.

As well, Alalum falls fascinates local tourists. Its splendid view and its single-layered cascades of water with a hollow and spherical water basin offer us cold and refreshing water. Local tourists must know that the water from Alalum falls stems from natural springs. It comes from the upland of Kitanglad Mountain Range that flows through a linkage of rivers and watercourses toward Tagoloan River before draining to Macajalar Bay. Tourists may ask the legend of Alalum falls or wonder where the name Alalum derives. Legend has it that the name Alalum means “madalum” or “malalum” to meaning “deep.” This description focuses on the depth of the water basin of Alalum Falls.

On the contrary, the Sumilao government built a view deck beside the highway. It then established a flight of steps trajectory bound for the base of the cascade. However, the parts of the trail get damaged and confront the state of ruins because of corrosion and abandonment. Even if this situation happens for Alalum Falls, it remains magnificent and pleasant notwithstanding its current state. Moreover, people think of it as a pretty amazing location due to its accessibility. Sadly, this place remains concealed or off-the-radar site from tourists.

To visit the place, please contact Sumilao Tourism Office, Sumilao, Bukidnon.