Lapaken White Beach Resort: A spellbinding trip

You may just wake one early morning. A surprise yuletide song hits your ears. And then, you listen to it. You tap your foot on the floor as close your eyes while listening to the breathy and smoky voice of your favorite artist to sing the Christmas carol. Oh, you also just love to hear the mesmerizing and spellbinding voice of Jose Mari Chan’s Silent night, Perfect Christmas, A Wish on Christmas Night, and more. You cannot even think about it after the year-long plague of the coronavirus. Without looking at the calendar, we even frown in frustration that we forget to count our blessings for the whole-year, life experiences. And now, the holiday season is in the air. We have nothing to write on a Christmas bucket list. Well, we are here to cheer you up. Instead of losing your grip to hope for a good life ahead, we invite you to explore some places like Lapaken White Beach Resort that you have never seen and visited before.

A dive to witness some amazing marine life…

In the Philippines, Filipinos celebrate Christmas as early as September. The morning AM and FM radio stations start to play Christmas songs. Who does not like that? Even those who do not celebrate Christmas, you can tell that Christmas is in the air. It is because Christmas is everything. You may not receive bonuses, gifts, and thirteenth-month pay; however, you will realize how magical this season is. The songs that radio stations and televisions play are enough to change our moods. We become joyous every time we hear Christmas songs. The songs serve as a healing power that alters our perceptions of life. When we hear them, we see a light to pursue life.

A visit to a dream place and sightsee for a lifetime…

In this case, we have to do this for ourselves. Before the end of this year, when travel restrictions are not stiff, we need to set our plans and enjoy ourselves going to the beach, cold springs, and other resorts. We have to do this to show that despite the odds in life, we still have the power to see the light in the darkness. As the Christmas celebration is fast approaching, get your bucket list and write this up to celebrate life. Well, if you have not seen any places yet, please try to visit Lapaken White Beach Resort. The location of the tourist spot is at Sitio Tulugon, Barangay Lapaken, Datu Blah Sinsuat, Maguindanao, BARMM, Mindanao, Philippines.

Now, what are you waiting for? Go now, hop in, and dive!

NO ENTRANCE FEE

You may contact: Tourism Officer Ms. Neng Kabamblan (+63935-8958-951)

HOW TO GET THERE?

    • From Manila to Cotabato City
    • From Cotabato City airport, ride via jeep going to Crossing SPDA.
    • From Crossing SPDA to Tapian Pantalan, ₱200 (good for 3-5 pax), 30m-1hr
    • Via double-engined pump boat, Tapian Pantalan to Lapaken Town Hall, ₱2,500 (good for 6 pax), 2.5hrs

Taytayan Hydro Inland Resort: A weekend retreat

Taytayan Hydro Inland Resort is our weekend getaway. We surely don’t want to deny that. We can’t even forget how dazzling, striking, and stunning the place is. Sometimes, we just have to see it for ourselves. We just need to spend time traveling and enjoying ourselves in the gorgeous spot in Davao. As adventurous people, we just have to fulfill our needs to explore the different places around us. We just need to check our calendar and remember that the best tourist destination in the country is the one that we see at the edge of our sight.

Taytayan Hydro Inland Resort positions itself at Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Davao De Oro, Mindanao, Philippines. It holds its perfect ambiance to give us an unwinding weekend that promises us a perfect getaway. We surely love that, don’t we? Situated in the hilly and rocky expanse of New Bataan, this inland resort in Davao De Oro vaunts us with its rolling and unbroken cold water that jets from the adjoining spring. And, who doesn’t love that? After a few minutes of walking, we just let our feet get refreshed with the calming waters, and we do love that as we invite our friends to do the same…

As well, Taytayan Hydro Inland Resort offers us its hillside-carved pool. Its pool design like the ordinary pool from our friends in the neighboring places allows us to feel home. Well, guests and visitors get filled with spring water enough to get reinvigorated their worn-out body. And, who are they to refuse to dive into the amazing and enthralling Taytayan Hydro Inland Resort? Also, who are we to say no to the spellbinding resort in Davao. So, we just sit back and relax just a little bit. Then, we dive into the cool crystal clear water to relax our puzzled mind. So, when we set plans for our next adventures, we choose Taytayan Hydro Inland Resort.

 

Little MALDIVES: Mindanao’s grandeur and glory

You are not lost. You are still in the Philippines. You are just surprised because you are not aware of the Philippines yet. Even if the Philippines is our country, you fail to explore and set your adventures. And, if you are new to the Little Maldives, then you probably have to expect this – the jaw-dropping encounter of the area. But, before that, you have to reach the exact location of the beautiful pride and spot of the Philippines. It is the Little Maldives at Barangay Tubalan, Malita, Davao Occidental, Mindanao, Philippines.

As well, the Little Maldives is stunning, right? You may have noticed this picture – the beautifully crafted bridges and the artistically and creatively constructed beach houses that would occupy the part of the massive rock structures to form an island. This scenic spot, by far, gives you a period of amazement. Looking at it closely, you will see the stunningly designed beach houses with some stilts in the water. The pillars holding the bridges and the cottage structures give the strong foundation of the whole area. Gorgeous as it is, your attention and focus get hooked by the magical spell of welcome of the Little Maldives. This place in Davao Occidental lets you appreciate the gift of nature. The blessed location of Davao and the magnificent destination for tourists give you these fascinating pristine and clean waters. As you can definitely see healthy marine life plus the coral formations and underwater creatures, you can stop right in the middle of your musings and wonder, nothing else. Of course, when you try to take a look at this real-life picture, who are you to refuse to visit the place. You know you can’t.

Additionally, you can’t repel the spell of the glorious beauty of the place. It seems an enchantment, but it isn’t. All you have to do is to pay an ENTRANCE FEE of ₱20.00. Please check it out since prices may vary. But, it doesn’t hurt and scratch your pocket. Now, if you want to travel, you definitely have to set your adventure plans. You may contact Georgette Sagang via these mobile phone dials at 09755619694 and 09185825049. If you want to book your adventures, you need to contact the tourism officer Jing Danolko with this mobile phone dial at 09755950517.

And oh, before you forget, you may ask how to get there. Well, if you are in Davao City, take the bus from Ecoland Terminal to Malita Davao Occidental. Then, you stop at Tubalan, Malita where you need to take commercial motorcycles known locally as “habal-habal” going to the Little Maldives. And, that’s it.

KAPEHAN SA BUKID: Davao’s newest coffee hub

Coffee lovers and adventurous people like us sometimes go together. During the trip, we manage to stopover at the coffee shops, while enjoying our hot cups of coffee. The steaming vapor from the hot cups of brewed coffee gives as the chilling effect to wake us up in the morning snooze or alert us from the musings. Perhaps, we decide to spend magical and interesting rides if we have nothing to do in life and long weekends are approaching. Davao Oriental can be the best option to consider if we want long rides, treks, and trips. When we get there, we must not forget to drop off at Compostela – Cateel Road, Davao Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines.

Well, traveling is fun. And also, any form of adventure excites us. We know that traveling gives us moments to unwind. However, traveling without minding and thinking some of the things from our past that bother us can transform us. It changes our views about our lives to the point that we feel happy to experience the beauty of sojourn. The panoramic view in the background, the hot cups of coffee on the table, the foggy ambiance of the surroundings, and the joy-ride that we cannot forget are some of the things we need to do to enjoy life – a life away from stress.

How Do We Get There?

We take the plane if we are from Manila, Cebu, and Cagayan de Oro. From Manila to Davao, we take one hour and fifty-five minutes (1 HR and 55 Mins). We can only spend ₱8,000.00 as the cheapest airfare costs for our round trip.

When we get to Davao City, we take the bus heading for Cateel. We only take five hours (5 HRS) that surely cost ₱500.00 for the air-conditioned buses and ₱400.00 for ordinary buses.

Upon arrival at Cateel Town Center, we take the commercial motorcycles locally known as “Habal-Habal.” Within 20 minutes, we will reach “Kapehan sa Bukid.”

Oh, are we going to go now? We have not been ready for this one. We have been writing this article and featuring “Kapehan sa Bukid” to give us some discounts in the future, and now, we need to visit the place? Well, we just need to pack a few things up and head to “Kapehan sa Bukid” in Davao. By the way, we do not know anything to do. And yet, we can contact the management of Kapehan sa Bukid now through its mobile phone dial at 0998 196 0654. If we all have questions, we need to visit the Facebook Page of “Kapehan sa Bukid” management.

P.S. All photos come from Kapehan sa Bukid Facebook Page. Thank you.

Gumataan Falls: Salay’s entrancing tourist site

In times of crisis like this, we need to unwind. We need to find some activities to ease the pressure and tension from the coronavirus contagion, political drama and strife, economic injustice, and health problems. By finding these places for social activities, we can go to the beaches, pool resorts, mountain hills, and waterfalls to remove stress. For us, doing these social activities appears to be the best decision to make.

Of course, we need to relax. We need to stop doing what we usually do. As life is short, we have to spend time well. We deserve to celebrate every single day since we do not know what lies ahead – the ballooning prices of all products, the growing scarcity, and the swelling acts of dishonesty and fraud in some of the government agencies. Probably, we are right. We are correct to decide to unwind so that we can see the beauty of life and nature. Through traveling, we can, somehow, reduce stress. Instead of delving into the draining and straining technologies like smartphones, TVs, and the like, we can dive into the water, take a plunge, and enjoy the scenery.

Well, going to Gumataan Falls in Bunal, Salay, Misamis Oriental is an adventure. It is a way to create excitement and fun. Instead of being hooked on numerous technologies, such as the Internet and social media, we can enjoy life. We can invite friends and social circles to enjoy life with us. Technologies construct barriers to keep us so distant to the point that we no longer see and recognize one another. Because of this reason, we need to spend time with members of the family and friends to explore Gumataan Falls as one of the gorgeous and stunning tourist destinations in Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines. And this point, Gumataan Falls awaits us to get refreshed by the cool and refreshing waters of nature.

Going to Gumataan Falls in Bunal, Salay, Misamis Oriental can be the best option to make. This adventure may sound ordinary, but its impact takes us a lifetime. Gumataan Falls may not have the classy and exquisite look compared to other locations; however, the nature-look and view give us a taste of innocence and simplicity as dive into the crystal-clear waters of the falls.

Upon arriving in Salay, Misamis Oriental, we need to check Barangay Looc along the national highway to take a motorcycle locally known as habal-habal. It only takes us a one-hour drive to Gumataan Falls.

Finally, we can, also, contact this mobile phone dial 09458946454 for a van for hire, motorcycle ride, guides, and queries. Please try since we contacted this mobile just a year ago.

5 Best Travel Destinations in the Philippines

The Philippines has been popular for its tourist destinations around the world. It offers numerous beautiful tourist spots that surely captivate the hearts of guests and visitors. As well, it crafts a landmark in the world and puts the country in the global spotlight. Because of this, we are so proud to introduce our top-five tourist destinations in the country, which we personally choose. The selection of these sites does not undergo a critical evaluation of how each of them ranks. The position, as well as the ranking of these spectacular travel destinations, comes to light based on the subjective choice of the writer. Please continue reading to find out why such rankings transpire.

Fortune Island – Batangas

A Greek-like Fortune Island is a resort island of Batangas province in the Philippines. Wikipedia says that the 27-hectare island lies about 14 kilometers off the coast of Nasugbu in Batangas.

Local and foreign travelers around the world can confirm the beauty of Fortune Island. They can witness that the whole island appears to be a replica of Greek’s famous Parthenon of the ancient Greece. If they try to look at it closely, they can see the Greek relics and ruins plus the Grecian pillars and statues that tower the sea. The overlooking Grecian pillars above the sea, for instance, will remind them of the magnificent splendor of Greek power and might. Down below is the 100-foot cliff at the edge. If they try to dive into the water, they have to go to the blue holes down below. The management of Fortune Island does not allow divers to take a plunge from that cliff to the ocean. Divers have to go down and enjoy the cold refreshing beach waters. As they go down, they can see that the island has a ridge with two holes with five (5) feet in diameter. If they choose to enter into the holes, they can witness the grandeur of the cave. Also, they can go somersaulting into the blue waters and do picture-taking in its Greek-like structures. Perhaps, they can just stopover at the MV San Diego Warship Museum after performing some beach activities. Because this place represents Greek’s replica, this spot becomes first in the rank.

Banaue Rice Terraces – Ifugao, Mountain Province

A Lavish Green Rice Field at Banaue Rice Terraces in Mountain Province

The Banaue Rice Terraces is not the usual destination for you to swim and dive or even hike along the mountain top and then relax at the swimming pools. The reason why we choose this one because it is the Filipino pride. The UNESCO World Heritage Group considers this site an undamaged and raw natural charm. The Ifugao natives who live there are warm and hospitable. They welcome day-trippers and vacationers and even serve them with great food in a tribal cuisine. They offer you genuine Ifugao meals, made of and prepared from the organic rice from the terraces. Well, they also serve local Filipino food. Finally, we choose this site as an adventure location since people can look for something exciting and exotic experiences. This is second on the list since it gives tourists a refreshing mountainous trip.

Boracay Beach – Boracay

Well, the Philippines has abundant islands to go for travel. More than 7,000 islands are available there and become the playground among tourists and vacationers. On the other hand, some islands remain untouched. Other islands in the country are ready for discovery. Of course, we can make more exciting excitement and fun if we want to discover more beach resorts. We can, also, find bounteous prospects for boating, snorkeling, and other water activities. Local and foreign tourists mushroom the area that makes Boracay the most popular destination in the country. The local government units and the management of Boracay work well to improve the services and to provide viable customer services among guests and tourists. Boracay is third on the list because it seems exciting after the local government units and the management of Boracay make some improvements in the area.

Palawan Islands – Palawan

Well, local and foreign tourists alike know what and where Palawan is. They know that Palawan as the biggest island in the Palawan Province, particularly in the western Philippines, houses various tourist spots, such as Port Barton in El Nido; Barracuda Lake, Malcapuya Island, and Kayangan Island in Coron; Subterranean River and Sabang Beach in Puerto Princesa; and more. Well, the capital of Palawan is Puerto Princesa. Additionally, Puerto Princesa holds Subterranean River National Park, Honda Bay, and Tubbataha Reefs Natural Park. Local and foreign vacationers spend their weekends enjoying the area with its exciting beach activities. Palawan is in fourth place despite its wonder. It is because more and more people usually go there that the place appears to be crowded during the summer season.

Chocolate Hills – Bohol

A Exciting Grab of Homegrown Experience at the Slopes of Chocolate Hills in Bohol

Holidaymakers and vacationers love the Chocolate Hills due to the geological formation. The Local Government Unit and the Department of Tourism work together to make Chocolate Hills one of the best destinations aside from beach resorts. This area in the Bohol province of the Philippines has, at least 1,260 hills. There may be more than the number of hills in the province that allow us to enjoy hiking and walking. Well, some may ask why chocolate hills are not brown. Of course, the lavish green grass that covers the hills will turn brown during the summer season. Perhaps, this makes Chocolate Hills fifth on the list.

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3 Reasons Why Foreign Tourists Should Visit the Philippines

You probably can’t believe why I am writing this one to you. You may think this topic is unfit for the COVID-19 pandemic that pressures us all – economic, political, and social aspects. However, it isn’t good to remain in the upsetting situations. We need to get out of that fiasco that attempts to hook us forever in social distancing, stay-at-home, and one-meter apart policies. We can’t get away with it if we won’t let our minds slip away from that bedlam. After all the problems going around the world, I still think of you guys to cool down a bit and try to visit the Philippines to unwind. You can also do your businesses, or most probably, find time to relax elsewhere. Before you grimace, you need to hear me first. Telling you this may frown your eyebrows, but I tell you, you just need to pause for a little while and think why you should visit the country. If you think this writing is somewhat a marketing strategy, then please consider this. I haven’t earn money for endorsing; I just share my experiences. However, you may ask why tourists should do that. My answer is, why not?

Lovely Beaches and Resorts

I surely tell you this. You need to pack some of your things and head to Southeast Asia to visit the Philippines. After COVID-19, which may be soon, you need to unwind yourself and get out of your house. You’ve been there for a while . You stay at home for months as required. This time you need to do something in return – to get yourself refreshed with diving into lovely beaches and lodging in great resorts.

And when you do, you can check out the country as one of the fascinating countries to travel with friends. You may think that I am a bit narcissistic about why I love my own country and that I keep on bragging it to you and others. But, you are wrong. I am just excited about you guys to visit the country because of the lovely beaches and resorts. The catch is simple. All beaches are clean and undisturbed for months since the virus spreads. So, you can expect clean fresh, or salty waters that splash on your skin. You can even think of Coron Islands, El NidoPalawan, Siargao, White Islands, and many others. However, you can go deep in the south region and visit Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines if you want a tour.

Glitzy Hotels

If you may think that hotels are classy and expensive, then you are pretty right. You can try finding a new place just distant to the hotels. You just can roam around and shop somewhere along the streets. And yet, if you can afford to pay for the hotel rents, you can positively go back to the parades of rental rooms and choose some exquisite and accommodating hosts and staff members. Some of these hotels hold five-star titles to secure their positions in the market, which you probably experience the best services in the area. And yes, if you are working online or if you have employees you need to call online, you can do it throughout your vacation. In other words, you take your jobs with you.

Best Spots to Get Lost

Most tourists go to the Philippines for various reasons. One of the reasons is the stunning spots in the country. Whether they choose the metropolis over the province, they still get the chance to search for beautiful spots in the region. If the Philippines is not your first time visiting, you can still sightsee the mysteries of the nation. There’s a lot more to rediscover. Once you do that, you can still find the best stunning regions and tourist spots in the country. Besides, the place and the people are so warm that you need to explore some of the uninvited sections of the country.

Now, these three reasons may be repetitive. But, what else can I do? I may not have a chance to invite you to visit the Philippines. For example, if you are building your startup business and are looking for people to do the task, you need to visit the Philippines. Here, you can hire employees here and choose the ones that qualify for your needs. And time and again, you may probably ask this to me why I write this topic. Why not? You guys are on the right track.