Mahaba Island: Discovering a miracle to embrace

Traveling beyond the province of Misamis Oriental after the COVID-19 pandemic appears to be an exciting adventure. Spending memorable moments outside Misamis Oriental does not mean that the province does not have awesome beach resorts but that going out of the comfort zone seems venturesome. Well, if we try to cherry-pick Mahaba Island as our place to go, then we can surely get a nice tour to Mahaba Island with our Cuatros Islas adventure in Leyte. Surprisingly, the place Cuatros Islas has been everything. We definitely have some pleasurable and astounding activities. Besides, Mahaba Island can be one of the best tourist beach destinations in the country. We know we are true as we see the white sand beaches. These white sand beaches that comfortably fill between our toes, the translucent with cerulean blue waters with a flamboyant and blossoming underwater ecosystem that catch our eyes, and the craggy beach escapades that give us some sort of excitement, somehow, offer us moments to unwind while eliminating the strain and tension of busy life in the metropolis.

A Nice Plunge into the Cerulean Blue and Turquoise Water in Inopacan, Leyte

How to Get There

If we are anywhere in the country, Philippines or in the world, we need to know the nearest airport known as the Daniel Z. Romualdez Airport, also known as Tacloban City Airport (Leyte). Well, we can also land on the Mactan Cebu International Airport (Cebu) if we wish to settle there.

By Air

Excitingly, we can check the fastest way to get to the group of islands by booking a flight from our location to Tacloban.

Once we are in Tacloban, we can get on an automobile or van traveling to Inopacan town. Well, the fare from Tacloban main proper to Inopacan is around ₱250. This trip will take us approximately 3 hours. Once we in Inopacan town, we can then rent a boat for island hopping. That is fun, isn’t it? The rental rates for boats depend on the number of members in a group. We can still spend overnight on one of the islands if we want to do it.

An Aerial View of Mahaba Island in Leyte

Entrance Fee and Other Charges

Facilities Price Details
Cottage Rental Fee ₱300 – ₱500 (Open/Closed Cottage, Day Trip); ₱50 (Additional Charge for Overnight Cottage Use)
Camping Fee ₱50 (Tent Pitching) & ₱200 (Tent Rental)
Island Hopping Boat Rates ₱2500 (maximum of 10 PAX); ₱3000 (11-20 PAX); ₱4000 (21-30 PAX); ₱500 (Additional Charge for Overnight Boat Rental)
Environmental Fee ₱10
Others ₱10 (maintenance fee charged by the barangay); ₱50 (maintenance fee charged by the LGU); ₱50 (charge for cooking)

We Can Only Remember This!

What’s more, Mahaba Island offers us that long stretch of sugary white sand, which appears to be soft enough to fit impeccably between our toes. We can testify that the waters of Mahaba Island can be mirror-like. We can definitely see the white sand right it. We can take several photographs of the eye-catching and good-looking beachscape interspersed by the rock formations and the credible coconut trees. As well, we can satisfy with the cool and refreshing waters, get a tan skin, or pass the time taking the whole thing in. From the shore, we can see the coral reef more than a few meters away, which can be a good place to snorkel.

Don’t Forget!

We can, as well, take enough time to relax. However, we have to bring enough cash before leaving for Inopacan. We may not be able to remove once we reach town and start island hopping. If some of us do not want to rent and then pay extra charges, we can bring our own snorkeling gear and camping equipment. We can bring our own ready-to-eat meals and drinks. If we plan to spend the entire day and night on the island, we can purchase some fresh food and have someone cook it for us for a fee. We can just leave no trace behind as we keep our things dry. We just need to have our camera and phone ready, as well as our power banks.

The Chocolate Hills: A country’s wonder to explore

You may be thinking why I feature the Chocolate Hills. Well, even if this beautiful spot is far from Misamis Oriental, I cannot deny the fact we love this place. Some people may not have the chance to glimpse the stunning view of the Chocolate Hills and its geological formation in the Bohol province of the Philippines. As such, this feature article takes you to the Chocolate Hills and its historical narrative and geologic formation.

Well, the Chocolate Hills has been the celebrated tourist attraction of Bohol and in the Philippines. These hills are even highlighted in the regional flag and seal to signify the lavishness of natural attractions in the province. As the Philippine Tourism Authority submits a list of tourist destinations in the Philippines, it includes the Chocolate Hills because of its wonder. The Chocolate Hills as pointed out becomes the third National Geological Monument, and the country proposes for addition in the UNESCO World Heritage List. In other words, the Chocolate Hills become the third National Geological Monument by the National Committee on Geological Sciences on June 18, 1988, in respect of its unusual features, scientific significance, distinctiveness, and extraordinary picturesque value.

A Small Leaping Primate known as Tarsier Found in Bohol

Additionally, tourists may ask us how many hills in the place. Most likely, there have been at least 1,776 hills in the area in which tourists can enjoy hiking and walking. These hills that spread over an expanse of more than 50 square kilometers can be the best place to sightsee and witness the splendor of the venue. Well, we can see tarsier in Bohol. These tarsiers are from the family of Tarsiidae, any of six or more species of small leaping primates found only on various islands of Southeast Asia, including the Philippines. Tourists will discover and know that tarsiers are in-between in form between lemurs and monkeys. Surprisingly, these primates measure only about 9–16 centimeters or 3.5–6 inches long. Of course, we do not include the tails in the measurement of about twice that length. These hills called chocolate hills since they become chocolate-brown during the dry season. During the rainy season, green grass covers the hills.

Moreover, rumors of legends spread like wildfire. According to legends, the chocolate hills come into existence due to the two disagreeing titans who tossed boulders, rocks, and sand at each other. Legends continue that these hills become Chocolate Hills. When the fight between these two giants is over, the huge mess of hills becomes the Chocolate Hills.

Jagna Port in Bohol

Finally, if we are from Cagayan de Oro City, we just need to go to Cagayan de Oro Port. We then book a ticket for only ₱700.00 plus or minus and then take a ferry from Cagayan de Oro to Jagna Port. From Jagna, Bohol, we can go directly to Tubigon via Carmen City to the Chocolate Hills. Perhaps, we can take a bus to Carmen at the Tubigon bus terminal. As well, we can find the bus terminal 1 kilometer away from Tubigon Port. Additionally, the road takes 1-2 hours and costs ₱30 – 80 pesos.

C Resort: A seamless retreat to recapture

One of the most exciting adventures of a lifetime is to travel to places where we exactly know. These places may be close to home or within the vicinity of Misamis Oriental. Yes, we have known C Resort for a very long time, but we have never had ample time to set up our plans and take a few trips back and forth to the venue. Inasmuch as we have time, we go to the places near home. However, if we want to pay attention to the beauty of the environment and the adjacent place, we can go somewhere else. We can go to C Resort. Even if we knew the resort, we have never had an opportunity to take a respite and wind up just a little bit to reminisce good memories down to our memory lanes. We have missed that so far.

A Cerulean Blue Pool Water and Turquoise Beach Water at C Resort

Over the first few months of the global pandemic, the impact of the COVID-19 has struct us. It has caused us pain and struggles to stay at home. We have even become bored with something, and wathcing movies from Netflix and vlogging on YouTube will no longer break the monotony. Since we could not go far enough due to travel limits and restrictions, we have forced ourselves keeping our space so remote from the rest of our friends. However, with good permits, we can travel back and forth to places within Misamis Oriental.

Well, some places begin opening their stores and establishments. As the economy dives down, business leaders and owners push their interests and talk to the Department of Trade and industry, as well as other agencies, to permit these business organizations to resume their services and transactions. Dear readers, C Resort will soon inform its customers and guests regarding the resumption of all activities. Soon, we can make memories in the resort as we choose to relax, recapture, and unwind. As guests and visitors, we just need to visit its Facebook Page from time to time.

Become Fascinated by the Enticing View of Blue Waters

By the way, C Resort is in Gimaylan, Libertad, Misamis Oriental. The exclusive and refined look plus its appealingly picture-perfect beach resort stands impressively on its spot with its spectacular natural splendor. As guests and visitors, we cannot refuse to take our trips and set up our plans so that the next morning we wake up we will be in a grandiose accommodation of C Resort.

A Time to Visit C Resort

Please do not forget this. Some of you may ask where it it. Well, C Resort is located at National Highway, Gimaylan, Libertad 9201, Misamis Oriental. the management has its mobile phone dial on 0977 819 2799.

An Update of Cottage and Room Pricing Rates

Blu Sands Beach Resort: A home to adore

Blu Sands Beach Resort is a place of adventure. Holidaymakers and local tourists alike offer some exciting activities and moments of relaxation as they want to unwind from stress. Blu Sands Beach Resort is located at Tubigon, Initao, 9016 Misamis Oriental. It is a place where tourists can enjoy doing pool activities and finding a new area to roam around. The place appears to be well suited for those who want to stay for days since it has a pleasant hotel.

Well, beachgoers and tourists alike can witness the beauty of the area. The management of Blu Sands Beach Resort introduces new and well-managed facilities. Its clean pool waters can attract much attention to the guests plus the marvelous adventures in the beach waters, too. Additionally, Blu Sands Beach Resort can be a new place for recreation and a short retreat. It invites tourists to come to the place and enjoy other conveniences and services. This newly opened resort captivates the hearts and minds of the guests and vacationers because it is new and relaxing.

Newly Built Cottages and Rooms at Blu Sands Beach Resort

Besides, vising Blu Sands Beach Resort is easy. For all first-timers who do not know Blu Sands Beach Resort, it is located right next to the recognized Midway Beach Resort. In other words, these two beaches compete with guests depending on the guests’ and vacationers’ decisions.

A Pleasant View of Blu Sands Beach Resort

Additionally, we can contact the management if we want to do it. For more inquiries, we call or send them a message at +639055453599 (Globe) or +639258987640 (Sun). Please check out the rates below:

Hardrock Lux Spring Resort: A place to love

Setting up our plans these days can be a wise decision to make. It is because we have so much time to do it. We are with our family this time due to the pandemic and the stay-at-home policy. Since we have nothing to do at the moment except doing some cooking, gardening, planting vegetables, and the like, we surely have much time planning for our next adventure.

Well, let us try Hardrock Lux Spring Resort. This resort is located at Dumarait, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental. From Cagayan de Oro, it only takes more than an hour to commute. We can surely spend our time with our family members and friends in the pool or even attend some activities in the place.

A Cool and Refreshing Pool Water at Hardrock Lux Spring Resort

Additionally, Hardrock Lux Spring Resort has everything to offer – the cool and refreshing swimming pool. This place can be a great venue for a wet picnic, a family get-together, and more. Various events like Ms. Bikini and other beauty pageants happen here and there. In other words, Hardrock Lux Spring Resort in Dumarait can be a party venue for all.

Beauty Contest at Hardrock Lux Spring Resort

Moreover, local tourists and party-goers alike know where it it. Hardcok Lux Spring Resort is at Dumarait, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, Mindanao, Philippines. Oh, by the way, we need to know that the spring resort accepts some bookings and party arrangements with a minimum payment of ₱5,000.00 per family with an inclusive two cottages. We cannot wait for more? If we do have questions, we can call and contact the management of Hardrock Lux Spring Resort at its mobile phone dials 09177002697 or 09177182697. Well, we can also send a message on its Facebook Page.

An Exciting Venue for Family Get-Together and Party

So, what are we waiting for? We set our plans now, prepare all necessary fun and exciting activities, and take some moments to enjoy at Hardrock Lux Spring Resort. Our friends are planning, too. How about you? 

Del Carmen Beach: A utopia to reminisce

What’s your best way to enjoy your weekend? Well, after the COVID-19 pandemic, some people think of hiking and walking down the cliffy and hilly mountains; whereas, others think of diving into the poor or playing something in the beach waters. If you think of this, consider Del Carmen Beach and Swimming Pool located at Barangay Kauswagan, Lagonglong, Misamis Oriental.

Well, hiking is fun. However, going to Del Carmen Beach and Swimming Pool gives us an exciting destination to relax and to remove the stress. Because of this COVID-19 pandemic, Del Carmen Beach and Swimming Pool gives us an exciting moment to unwind. The laughter of those children who splash their feet in the cool and refreshing pool waters allows us to reminisce those missed meaningful moments due to the pandemic.  

Holidaymakers at Del Carmen Beach and Swimming Pool

Moreover, I don’t want you to stay any longer by reading this article. Kindly contact the management of Del Carmen Beach and Swimming Pool when it will open. Before anything else, please check the following details:

GENERAL ENTRANCE FEE: P75 per person

    • Child 3-feet tall and below is FREE
    • (Inclusion: Use of Swimming Pool)

COTTAGES

    • Beach Front: P500, P700 & P900
    • Pool Side: P400, P500 & P900

WATER ACTIVITIES

    • Aqua Park: P150/Hr./Pax
    • Banana Boat: P800/Trip (5 Pax)
    • Twin Banana Boat: P1300/Trip (10Pax)
    • Bandwagon: P800/Trip
    • Tremor: P800/Trip
    • Flyer: P800/Trip
    • Kayak: P300/Hr
    • Stand-up Paddle: P200/Hr
    • Aqua Bike: P500/30 Mins.
Cottages near the Swimming Pool at Del Carmen Beach

Note: Please avoid wearing clothes with buttons, zipper, and other sharp objects.

ACCOMMODATIONS: All rooms are air-conditioned.

ANNEX ROOMS

    • Good for 4 Pax – P2, 000 (w/o TV)
    • Good for 4 Pax – P2, 500 (with TV)
    • Good for 8 Pax – P3, 500 (w/o TV)

BARKADAHAN ROOMS

    • (Inclusions: TV, Ref and Free Cottage)
    • Good for 6 Pax – P5, 000
    • Good for 8 Pax – P6, 000
Exciting Activities in the Pool Near Air-conditioned Dorms

DORMITORY ROOMS 1 (w/o TV)

    • Good for 10 Pax – P3, 500
    • Good for 12 Pax – P4, 500
    • Good for 20 Pax – P7, 000

DORMITORY ROOMS 2

    • (Inclusions: TV, Ref & Free Cottage)
    • Good for 6 Pax – P5, 000
    • Good for 12 Pax – P7, 000
    • Breakfast: P125/Meal
Poolside at Del Carmen Beach and Swimming Pool

Finally, guests need to know that prices may change without prior notice.

Villa Imelda Farm Resort: A paradise to visit

We have been featuring various beach resorts in the province of Misamis Oriental. As well, we’ve been emphasizing the predominant tourist destinations among local and foreign tourists in the region. There have been many of them, so we have managed to cherry-pick each one of them. We have made our promises to cover all beach resorts and other tourist spots in the region, and we have managed to highlight one by one until we finished endorsing them to our readers. Additionally, we have promoted those inexpensive, as well as those classy, glamorous, and ritzy, yet reasonably priced beach resorts, hotels, inns, and suites. Regardless of the prices and venues, we have confirmed that all of them, without exception, have had some unique features and qualities to offer. To say this, we have succeeded endorsing Misamis Oriental’s pride.

A Cool and Refreshing Cerulean Blue Pool Water at Villa Imelda Farm Resort

And yes, we have done our best to promote the gems of Misamis Oriental. However, we have not been saying that we finished featuring the best spots in the region since more beautiful spots have just sprouted within the vicinity. As we promoted some of Misamis Oriental’s tourist destinations, we have gained guests and visitors alike from time to time. However, it seems unfair if we fail to mention other exhilarating and classy and urbane tourist spots, as well as farm and garden resorts in the adjacent locations of Misamis Oriental. Well, we have been talking about Bukidnon and its widely held tourist attraction – the Villa Imelda Farm Resort. We have been in love since then, right?

Villa Imelda Farm Resort has been perfect for nature lovers. Guests and tourists alike could vouch for this place. The location of the farm resort attracts local and foreign tourists alike because of the picture-perfect spot for solitude. Considering the lush scenery that enthralls spirits, the morning breeze that gives fresh air, the gleaming sun that shines, Villa Imelda Farm Resort gives its guests and visitors moments to enjoy the beauty of nature.

Well, Who Can Refuse to Dive into the Cool Pool Water

Wait a minute! We have been talking a lot about this without telling you the location. We have failed to mention where exactly it is. Well, Villa Imelda Farm Resort is located at Zone 1, Barangay Dicklum, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. It has been a paradise to explore and visit. Our beloved, charming, and lovely friend, Ms. Bren Gallardo, as well as her friends, has been visiting Villa Imelda Farm Resort for years. It seemed that Ms. Bren Gallardo herself has loved the place and that she has kept on coming back for years. Of course, her last visit to Villa Imelda Farm Resort caught our attention lately. She has embraced the beauty of nature, and her cameras could speak about the place. The farm resort wowed us with its wonder. Its panoramic view captivated us and even compelled us to visit the place. With Ms. Bren Gallardo’s photos, our keen attention to detail has moved us to speak about the beauty and the stunning marvels of Villa Imelda Farm Resort.

Finally, we do not need to forget this information. Villa Imelda Farm Resort is located at Zone 1, Barangay Dicklum, Manolo Fortich, Bukidnon. It is just a one-hour drive from Cagayan de Oro City. Oh, by the way, if Ms. Bren Gallardo had posted his farm resort, we would not have featured this splendid place. We thanked Ms. Bren Gallardo for this. Surely, you could have been a great endorser.

If you want to go and check the place, please contact them:

    • For inquiries, please do message them in private or contact them at their mobile phone dials 0917 315 1966 / 0998 570 4845.
    • Visit the farm resort now by clicking the link here.

Ultra Winds Mountain Resort: A safe haven to stay

We have been wondering if you, our readers, have gone to this place. We have been telling you about the beautiful beaches, hotels, and resorts lately. As well, we have been enjoying ourselves promoting some beaches and resorts to you, our dear readers, to check some places and sites to take your next adventures. However, we have missed the chance to introduce this chic, classy, elegant, exquisite, splendid, and superb resort. We would like to apologize to our readers for not featuring this one not because we did not know this but because we missed the chance of depicting and describing this magnificent place in the adjacent place near Misamis Oriental. Since then, we have been in awe to witness this exclusive and refine resort with its undeniable social activities and special offerings. Whatever our plans after this COVID-19 pandemic, we need to check our calendars and decide on our escapades if there is any. We just have the reasons to celebrate anyway. We are just alive and kicking after this tremendous pandemic that keeps us physically and socially distant.

A Cozy Room for Sophisticated Guests

And yes, we are happy to tell you this. We have found this picture-perfect venue with its excellent hotel and pool and with its outstanding customer services and hotel accommodations. We have been glad to know that this venue offers exhilarating social activities, such as corporate events, dinner and cocktail parties, and weddings. This venue known as Ultra Winds Mountain Resort offers special activities, such as grand romance package, zip-line barkada package, overnight family fun package, overnight barkada package, swimming barkada package, and pay-three, stay-four package.

Hotel Details

Ultra Winds Mountain Resort is on hillside geography with its wide scenery of the Kitanglad Mountain Range. This cool and easy-going resort is 45 kilometers from Laguindingan International Airport. It accommodates its guests with its effective services. For their basic dorms, guests composed of 16 people can sleep together with their bunk beds and communal bathrooms. It, also, provides Safari tents with some traditional beds. Guests can also rest in the relaxed rooms with en suite facilities. We may be surprised by the features of the place inside the relaxed rooms with the mini-fridges, free Wi-Fi, flat-screens, tea, and coffeemakers, and balconies. Ultra Winds Mountain Resort’s suites offer living rooms with two-bedroom villas plus the advantageous kitchenettes and porches.

An Exquisite Room for Exclusive Guests

As well, Ultra Winds Mountain Resort has its freebies. These freebies will include the parking areas and the rooms and suites for guests. Well, we may be asking if the place has a restaurant, an infinity pool, and an open-air game room. The answer is yes. It even has the zip-lining and horseback riding activities if we want to do them.

    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Free breakfast
    • Free parking
    • Outdoor pool
    • Air-conditioned
    • Kid-friendly

Check-In & Check-Out Time

We need to check in there at 2:00 PM at Ultra Winds Mountain Resort. We can also check out until 10:00 AM. We can request an early check-in or late check-out during booking. However, this one is subject to availability. We can check-in or out before or after the selected periods; however, Ultra Winds Mountain Resort can charge us with an additional fee. Well, this one seems exciting. It offers luggage storage to its guests before check-in and after check-out in which its front desk officers are available day and night.

Smoking Policy at Ultra Winds Mountain Resort

Ultra Winds Mountain Resort strictly prohibits smoking in any of its rooms. However, this resort allows us to smoke in selected regions. In other words, this resort offers its clients and guests both the smoking and non-smoking rooms. Moreover, we can request the type of rooms for us based on its availability.

Imagine We Can Dine in here While Watching the Scenery

How To Get To Ultra Winds Mountain Resort

Ultra Winds Mountain Resort is accessible. We can access it from the airport. We can even book the services of Ultra Winds Mountain Resort at the airport in advance for greater peace of mind. We can browse and surf its website and access the “Let Us Know What You Need” feature. This website feature of the booking page lets the hotel management know what types of rooms we want to book. It even has a ride service. Once we need this ride service, the resort will contact us via Agoda messaging services. What is more, our stay at Ultra Winds Mountain Resort appears to be convenient as long as we have the convenient shuttle services to take us anywhere in the place. If we wish to drive our cars, the resort will make its parking lots available for guests. From the resort, we can also arrange the hotel to give us the ride services if we want to roam around Cagayan de Oro City.

A Exciting Ride at Ultra Winds Mountain Resort

Don’t forget. It’s Ultra Winds Mountain Resort!

    • Convention Center Access Road, Barangay Pualas, Baungon, 8707 Bukidnon
    • 0917 708 6215
    • Please click its website here.