RESORTS IN SIQUIJOR: Enjoying the Beach at Coco Grove Beach Resort


On our second day in Siquijor, we spent the whole morning just bumming around the resort. We enjoyed the white sand and the pristine clear waters of the beach at Coco Grove Beach Resort. We had an awesome morning swim while basking under the hot rays of the sun with tropical palm trees all around. Relaxing!

Siquijor - Cang-Isok House, The Oldest Surviving House in Siquijor


One of the historical structures I always look for when travelling are ancient houses. I wasn't able to see Spanish and post war ancestral houses in the Island of Siquijor but I found one old house that has been there for more than a hundred years. The Cang-Isok House is another historical attraction in the island. It is a century-old house built on stilts that stands strong on the shore of the Brgy. Libo in the town of Enrique Villanueva.

Siquijor - The Centuries-Old Churches of Siquijor


A trip to the mystical island of Siquijor wouldn’t be complete without a visit to their centuries-old Catholic churches. These churches provide a peek on the religious vehemence of Siquijornons in paying reverence to their town's patron saint. Moreover, these churches have been part of the rich history and culture of the province, hence, a visit to these churches is highly recommended. Here are some of the must-see churches in the island of Siquijor.

SIQUIJOR TOURIST SPOTS - The Mystical and Enchanting Natural Wonders of Siquijor


Called Isla del Fuego or the "Island of Fire" during the Spanish colonial period, the mystical island of Siquijor is teeming with rich natural wonders and marvellous attractions - white-sand beaches, springs, waterfalls, caves, mountains and more. It is unexploited unlike other tourist destinations in the country as it is not as frequented by local tourists due to urban legends associating it with mystical traditions, sorcery and witchcrafts.

Siquijor - Coco Grove Beach Resort, the Most Expensive I have Paid for a Resort


Since we don't have a reservation at any of the resorts in the island, we asked the staff of Coco Grove Beach Resort fetching their guests at the port, if we could go with them so we could inquire about their rooms. They led us to their jeepney shuttle service and brought us to their resort in the town of San Juan, some 20 minutes away from the port.

Siquijor - En Route to the Mystical Island of Siquijor


It was planned to be a group of six. Until the day of the trip came and we ended to be just a trio. Hahaha! Nonetheless, we go! It was organized by my friend from the Graduate School, she planned this Siquijor and Negros Oriental trip few months in advance. We were so excited when the day of the trip came. Our last trip together was in Davao City last February and that was also the last time I saw them. Hehehe!

Travel Guide : Butuan City (Agusan del Norte) and Bunawan (Agusan del Sur) - Things To Do, Itinerary, How To Get There, Accommodation and more!


This is a travel guide that will help you plan a 3D/2N trip to Butuan City (Agusan del Norte) and Bunawan (Agusan del Sur). It provides basic information on where to stay, what to do, tourist spots and attractions, how to get there, itinerary, estimated budget, and contact details that will guide you through your visit to this two provinces in North Eastern Mindanao.

Manila - Philippine International Pyro-Musical Competition 2012 : Australia and Canada


The Philippine International Pyro-Musical Competition is an annual event that showcases fireworks display from different fireworks companies around the world. It is considered as one of the biggest and much awaited fireworks competition in the world. This year, it runs for all Saturdays of February and March at SM Mall of Asia.

I want an Intrepid Adventure Lifestyle!


I won Intrepid Adventure's Lifestyle's "I want an Intrepid Adventure Lifestyle" contest. The prize is a climb at Mt. Kinabalu in Kota Kinabalu Malaysia on April 12-15, 2012. It includes round-trip airfare tickets to Kota Kinabalu, plus all meals and accommodations, transportation, climbing fees and permit.

Agusan del Norte - Riding the 1.3 KM Zipline at Delta Discovery Park


If there are activities that could get me into a heart-pounding experience, I go for it whenever possible. So, when I found out that there is a zip line in the mountainous part of Butuan City, I decided to include it in my itinerary.

Agusan del Norte - Visiting Balanghay Shrine Museum in Butuan City


I went back to Butuan City after exploring Bunawan Ecopark in Agusan del Sur. It was already past noon when I arrived at the city. I had a quick lunch and proceeded to my next destination - Balanghay Shrine Museum. Located at 5 kilometers away from the city, the Balanghay Shrine is where the remnants of the 320 A.D. Balanghay was found, the most well-known archaeological artifact/historical figure unearthed in Butuan.

Agusan del Sur - Masapya Falls, another Must-see Attraction at the Bunawan Ecopark


Lolong is not the only attraction in Bunawan Ecopark. As I roamed around the ecopark, I found this waterfalls just a few meters away from Lolong's cage. I went down the steep and slippery trail that leads to this small waterfalls. I saw two levels, the one on the upper portion is just cascading to a stream that leads to the lower portion of the falls.

Agusan del Sur - A Close Encounter with Lolong, the World's Largest Crocodile in Captivity


Lolong is the world's largest crocodile ever caught in captivity, a possible entry to Guinness Book of World Records. With a length 20 feet and 3 inches and a weight of 2,370 pounds, he is now considered as largest crocodile in captivity. He was caught on September 3, 2011 in a creek in the town of Bunawan in Agusan del Sur after the joint efforts of the residents, the local government unit and some crocodile hunters from Palawan.

Agusan del Sur - En Route to Bunawan Ecopark and Wildlife Reservation Center


I woke early on my 2nd day in Butuan City to catch the earliest bus going to Davao City. It will pass by the town of Bunawan, Agusan del Sur which is my destination on this day. I'm going to this town to see Lolong, the world's largest crocodile that resides in captivity at the Bunawan Ecopark and Wildlife Reservation Center.