Tired of the usual overpriced but so-so food at White Beach or at D’Mall? Cafe Alfredo at Sol Marina in Punta Bunga Cove, can whip up gastronomic delights that will have you craving for more! I really enjoyed the food offered, from the cream of mushroom soup, the delicious garden salad to the main course of pasta with grilled shrimp and a dish of fillet mignon. The dessert was also interesting. Nothing beats a hot cream of mushroom soup. It not only opens up one’s…Continue Reading “Gastronomic feast at Sol Marina’s Cafe Alfredo”

When I was asked to chose two: a mountain retreat or a beach house, I opted for the former. Beaches abound in Cebu and anywhere in the country. But mountain retreats? Its so uncommon. Sun Xi Mountain Retreat is located in the southwestern town of Alegria which is nearer to Badian of Kawasan Falls fame. After an almost 20 minute drive up the mountains which give you stunning views of this part of Cebu as well as of southeastern Negros, one has to negotiate a…Continue Reading “A comforting stay at a mountain resort in Cebu”

If you’ve been to Boracay many times, White Beach can be just too crowded, especially that summer season is here. Or if you’re like me who shuns the crowd in beaches, I would prefer going to Punta Bunga or Puka. But there’s another good alternative with less people. Diniwid Boracay Beach is just a tricycle ride away. It has less people, great sand and clear waters too. It has shorter strip but nevertheless perfect for swimming. However, note that a portion is rocky, especially at…Continue Reading “Diniwid Boracay Beach, a less crowded strip”

I saw a photo of Antonia Beach in my FB wall and fell in love with it. I have to visit that place, I told myself. For my xxth birthday, I traveled all the way to Isla Gigantes Iloilo and had the time of my life there. Solo. Alone. Enjoying the beach, sandbar and great food. And I frolicked with friendly fishes at Antonia Beach. I hired a motorized outrigger boat for P2,000 and as we left Bantigue Island which has a great sandbar, my…Continue Reading “Friendly fishes an experience at Isla Gigantes Iloilo”

This is a real beach escape! That’s all I can exclaim! An island so remote that if you go by the regular route: plane to Puerto Princesa, van to Taytay and two hours pumpboat ride can almost take you eternity to reach. But good thing, after negotiating the rough sea, all you can proclaim is the beauty of this hideaway. It’s the best beach resort in Palawan worth the ride. How pristine is the water around Flower Island? Many of the coveted south sea pearls,…Continue Reading “Pristine Flower Island is real beach escape”