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.

Hugo Sky Lounge: A paragliding of a lifetime

Have we skipped Cagayan de Oro for another magnificent adventure? Maybe, we have overlooked that. We have been very busy planning for our adventures in the coolest and most refreshing destinations in the country. Since domestic flights are open now, we have been drawn to travel to the best places and most alluring locations that the Philippines has to offer. And yet, we have forgotten a paradise in the megalopolis where we realize we have never been there before. For us, Hugo Sky Lounge at Amaya View in Cagayan de Oro has always been a paradise. We may wonder why we call it a paradise when the place is in the metropolis. Well, if we try to imagine the term “metropolitan area,” we come to think of the following words, such as busy, chaotic, dull, frantic, ghastly, and hassle. And yes, we are correct. However, we all have the options to take. We just need to go somewhere, very near, that we can appreciate and experience the goodness of life amidst the present global health crisis.

Setting our paragliding adventure here at Hugo Sky Lounge in Amaya View, CDO

Paragliding at Hugo Sky Lounge in Amaya View truly activates our spirits. It gives us a sense of competitive adventure and the recreational sport of flying paragliders. We can be paragliders if we want to paraglide. We just have to decide. However, how can we resist paragliding when we feel like doing it? We just need to feel the wind as we try to fly freely. By flying, we can float, flounce, and sashay into the vastness of the stratosphere. With or without paragliders with us, we can still enjoy the foot-launched glider aircraft with no unbending main organization.

At Hugo Sky Lounge, we take an adventure of a lifetime. Are we going to skip this adventure again? Of course, we aren’t. We just have to plan this thing right and buckle up with our paraphernalia.

Oh, do you know where Amaya View is? Please check the information below.

    • AMAYA View CDO © 2020
    • Indahag Hills, Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
    • (+63) 917-149-0641

At Club Tara Resort: Our memories stay forever

My visit to Surigao Del Norte was amazing. I did not have any powerful adjectives to describe the place and my experiences, but I had countless memories to share with my Misamis Oriental Journal readers. I had so much fun. It was because the place did not only give me excitement and fun but because it created great moments that I had to live forever. I could not tell other people enough about my experiences because those moments were unique for me to share. I could not even write them down on pieces of paper, back to back, since those memories would only overflow if I tried to string along with those words on the pages. That meant that my Club Tara Resort experience opened my eyes to the opportunities to explore the world outside my comfort zone. When I got the chance to visit Club Tara Resort at Bucas Grande Island, Dona Helen, Socorro, Siargao Islands, Surigao Del Norte, Philippines, 84700, I just realized that I had so much fun to manage my time to spend quality time with family members, loved ones, and friends. At Club Tara Resort, I could not ask for more.

A cool and refreshing cerulean-blue, crystal-clear water that attracts local and foreign tourist to dive into and swim in it…

At Club Tara Resort, I felt joy and love. Other tourists who spent their honeymoons in the hotels had celebrated affection and even happiness. The cerulean-blue, crystal-clear beach waters have been so inviting that my family members and I were unable to refuse that tourist attraction. Truly magnificent as it has been, Club Tara Resort, surrounded by woodland islets, has remained prestigious in its form. This cool resort embracing various channeled cottages that rested on columns and pillars over Sohoton Bay could be a one-minute walk from Sohoton Cove. I could surely imagine how I managed to enjoy myself swimming in the cool and refreshing waters without minding the rays of the sun that bursts flames into the thin air.

As well, I could notice the serene rooms with a stress-free Filipino-style color scheme that would offer bay-view patios and verandas. I did not try the Jacuzzis, but others did. I could still have my drinks at the minibars, as well as my favorite brown tea in the coffee-making facilities. Oh, wait a minute. I did not have children, but kids under six years old could stay for free. One more thing, I could also bring this topic to my attention. The spartan, adults-only dorms in which they could accommodate 10 to 12 people to sleep could be possible. I could, furthermore, notice the bunk beds, shower rooms, and the chances to access to a lounge, as well as the balconies to see the grandeur of the forest views, while waiting for the room service to come and to break the silence. All these things seemed to be fascinating.

An amazing aerial view of the Club Tara Resort and the surrounding woodland isles…

What’s more, I could mention these things, too. I could have a good breakfast before kayaking and snorkeling. Did I mention that Club Tara Resort has had a cafeteria, a pool with a bar, and a sequestered seaside with a jetty, as well as a swimming pool table and an orchard? Yes, I did. While promoting this place, I should mention that Club Tara Resort has had free Wi-Fi, outdoor pool, air-conditioned, room service, child friendly, and restaurant. In the end, people asked me if I enjoyed my visit to Club Tara Resort a lot. I surely said that I did.

Indeed, if we wished to create meaningful and sweet memories again, we could call or send a message through the mobile phone dial +63 917 522 5500. We knew we had to spend meaningful and quality time with family members and friends. We should not say that we have had so much to do in life and that we have had no time at all. We have spent our time working in the office or wherever we might be. It would be about time to be happy…

 

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 we have not gone before. We can even 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 have not known Siargao Bleu Resort and Spa at the Tourism Road, General Luna, Siargao Island, Surigao Del Norte, Mindanao, Philippines. If we had visited the site, we could have said that we would keep on coming back for more 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 from 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 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>.

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.

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!