Belmont Hotel boasts of its stylish modern rooms, luxury in a contemporary setting, and a soothing space to relax after a hectic day.
Taal Volcano is usually viewed in Tagaytay, way up high in the mountains. It’s pretty from up there, but OH MY GOD. It’s amazing up close!
I’m a beach person, no doubt about it. My life will not be complete without a trip to the beach. It’s the sand, sun, and sea that makes my heart go Floom! Ahhh! Then oblivious contentment. But I had the priviledge of going to Taal Volcano. It’s an ACTIVE volcano and, yes, it was safe to go there. But there was a mountainous trek and such that didn’t appeal to my beach girl senses. And you know what? I was glad I went.
Pristine clean waters, pale fine sand, and uncrowded beaches. Those are what Bantayan Island boasts of. Water so clean that their waters near the port are still so blue and you can see the bottom. Located at the Northern part of Cebu, it’s pretty far from the city. The perfect getaway if you love the quiet and the sea. Transportation, accommodation, things to do, places to see, and everything in between!
Famous for its legendary sweet mangoes and virgin pristine beaches, Guimaras is one of the many small paradises in the Philippines.
Kota Beach is situated in the north of Cebu, on the island of Bantayan, Barangay Sta. Fe. To get there from the Cebu City, you take a three hour bus ride from the NorthBus Terminal then a 45 minute ferry. Yes, its kind of grueling to get there (specially the long bus ride) but super worth it. Thinking about it, the trip to Sta Fe is the same time I take going to Makati from my house during bad traffic. Not bad, eh?
Palawan, the great tourist center of the Philippines. It houses the popular tourist hotspots El Nido and Puerto Prinsesa, and the slowly developing Coron. Funnily, Coron town isn’t located in Coron Island.
It was 2011 and I was so excited to finally get my PADI Open Water Diver License. I passed all the skills tests and the written exams, I filled out the forms, and most of all, I had the best time of my life diving for the first time. The only problem was we weren’t able to mail the forms to PADI and we lost our forms.
So for the next 4 years, I wasn’t able to dive as I would have liked to. And I had a goal of becoming a Master Diver, but I couldn’t even get my first license. Then an opportunity came a-knocking on the window. My aunt wanted to get her Open Water Diver License and she was willing for my sister and I to tag along.