There I was, relaxing at the pool heated at 35.8 degrees. A spa like experience amidst the bamboo and coconuts and trees, enjoying the cool windy place and a lukewarm bath. The water is clear and the pool, a pile of rocks and sealed with cement is right smack in the middle of the river. At the center is a large flat rock where bubbles were emanating. Ah, one of the sources of the hot springs and I had it all to myself, until a…Continue Reading “Relaxing at Malabuyoc’s Mainit Springs”

The sun was already high up when I gazed down the stunning scenery below. It was exactly as I saw it online except that I can feel the wind, slightly cool, comforting me from the heat. The distant sound of waves crashing was nothing more of a whisper as I savored the moment of seeing such a fine and beautiful cove. In the three weeks I was in Puerto Princesa, subdivided in two trips last November, I was yearning to go to the beach. I…Continue Reading “Stunning and undeveloped beach in Puerto Princesa”

The motorized outrigger boat sliced through the waters off Coron town as we headed off to the first destination of the day’s tour. The weather was good but the the sky was primarily overcast. Wind wasn’t that strong but enough to banish the humidity as I was seated together with a family of three, all of us guests at Club Paradise Palawan, looking out into the distance oblivious of the day’s adventure. READ MORE: Why I loved my villa stay in Club Paradise Palawan I’m…Continue Reading “Enjoying Busuanga via a relaxing Coron tour”

I looked forward to my trip in Baler in Aurora as it was not just a revisit, after 15 long years! But I was sure that we will definitely head to Maria Aurora for that giant balete (banyan) tree that is purported to be 600 years old. I’m not sure if it really is of that age, unless someone can show me some studies. Yes, I’ve seen the photos online and it really looked scary with all those root system, the hollow interior and its…Continue Reading “A giant but no longer creepy balete tree in Aurora”

It was a getaway that you can’t forget, being at a remote island beach paradise where you just do nothing but eat, swim, stare into the sunset, cocoon into the villa, observe the changing of the tides or just watch the many moods of the sea. With a great location to lounge by the seaside under the canopy of trees and a cool breeze. And what’s more, there were so few people that most of the time I had the waters all to myself. At…Continue Reading “The many moods of Club Paradise Palawan’s beach”