In Zamboanga, there are constant reminders of the city’s exotic past as a major East-West trading port. Zamboanga remains a melting pot of cultures, with the colorful vinta sails and the imposing stoneworks of Fort Pilar symbolizing the city’s rich heritage.
Zamboanga ia also a shopper’s paradise, where a vast array of imported Asian wares compete for attention with local handicrafts such as brassware, woodcarving and shell products.
Fort Pilar Shrine
September 9, 2009 1 Comment
The small island of Guimaras is located between Negros and Panay Islands and is best known for its world famous golden mangoes. The island has a wealth of white sand beaches and small coral islands. The interior of the island is ideal for hikers and mountain bike enthusiasts.
Found in Guimaras are the Navatas Church and the Buenavista Wharf which are some of the living legacies of the past. Religious attractions are the Trappist Monastery in Barangay San Miguel and the Bataan Bukid Shrine. Best beaches are Alubihod, Tatlong Pulo, Baras and Inampulugan.
August 5, 2009 3 Comments
Surigao del Sur is on of the last remaining frontier provinces of the Philippines and has been describes as an “Adventurer’s Shangri-La by the Pacific.” Cagwait White Beach is on of the best unspoiled beaches in the Philippines.
The waves of Luzano Bay are ideal for top performance surfing. The kissing islets of San Agustin are a unique natural formation. The multi-tiered Tinuy-an Falls located in Bislig are among the spectacular in the country. The soothing Malinawa Cool Spring in Cantilan also attracts tourists.
July 22, 2009 23 Comments
Nueva Vizcaya, which is very mountainous attracts visitors to Mt. Pulog National Park. This is the site of the country’s second highest peak.
Dalton Pass is the gateway to Cagayan Region and, because of its strategic importance, was the scene of intense battle at the end of World War 2. A shrine has been erected to honor sacrifices of Filipino troops .
Kirang Pass has a monument erected by the Japanese to commemorate the gallantry of soldiers on both sides. Historic Spanish churches include St. Dominic Cathedral and Dupax Del Sur Church.
The Lion-Alayan Cave is a large horizontal cave system with an array of stalactites, stalagmites and columns with draperies, where water flows towards an underground river.
July 17, 2009 21 Comments
The major tourist attraction of Cagayan Province is caves, in particular, the famous seven chambered Callao Caves, which contain a chapel for those who wish to meditate on these wonders of nature. Other popular caves among the more than 300 that are around the region include Jackpot Cave, San Carlos Cave, Sierra Cave, and the Odessa-Tumbali Cave System.
A church inside the Callao Caves
Cagayan is also the gamefishing capital of the Philippines, with San Vicente, Sta. Anna and Palaui Island important destinations for sportfishing enthusiasts; the beautiful sailfish being the prize catch. Palaui also features the Spanish built Palaui Lighthouse.
Other tourist attractions in the province are mountain treks, river trips, surfing, the Magapit Suspension Bridge, St. Peter’s Cathedral and the Miraculous Lady of Piat, a four-century old image of Mary, which was brought from Macao to the Philippines in 1604 by Dominican friars. Visit the tourist spots in Cagayan Province.
June 16, 2009 1 Comment