Calaguas Island 🌴 | Camarines Norte, Philippines

Calaguas – Beautiful Island from its clear water, powdery white sand like Boracay and a peaceful surrounding is almost like a paradise 🙂 definitely one of the best island to visit nowadays! specially if you’re tired visiting crowded beaches. A very laid-back island, simple and stress-free, far from the hectic city life!

Superfriends class picture

Calaguas is an island located in the province of Camarines Norte, Philippines. As part of our DIY Bicol Region tour this year, my friends and I decided to include this lovely place in our trip. Guys! for almost 2 hours of rough boat ride was totally worth it.

Gonna share some photos why I love Calaguas 🙂

Pitched our tents by the beach and party party at night! 🙂 Tents are the main accommodation in the Island so make sure you know how to assemble it :). You can also rent a cottage nearby but if you are off the budget..  well, better sleep under the stars 😊 hehehe. The island’s source of water comes from a deep well you need to pay 10 pesos per bucket of water. Don’t expect too much from the toilet either as it very basic but really clean.

 

grrr! nakapikit ako hehe 😊 another great activity in Calaguas (katig ride)

Water here is excellent for snorkeling just remember to bring your own equipment or you’ll have to rent for it 😊 Even if you are just at the boat you can almost see it, truly amazing!!!

jump shot!!!😊 to complete the fun with barkada!

Spent the whole day swimming and sunbathing/ beach bumming like you own the shore 😊LoL! don’t forget to bring you monopod

Mahabang buhangin is one of the best beaches I’ve seen so far. The white sand, pristine water and the clear blue sky will surely melt all your stress and sadness. So peaceful and calm this is the best time for a great vacation.

What a nice view when you wake up in the morning! Fist thing you can do is to walk along this stretch pristine white sands with crystal clear blue water so relaxing and energizing 😊

Sobrang linaw😊 Water is so clean/ my picture says it all! 🔍

The view from the hills is spectacular and breathtaking. Sunset is love love love! 😊 Ask the local to find the pathways to climb the hills. No cellphone signal so don’t even bother, no calls and text for the meantime 😊

Overall, our stay was worth it and memorable. The place is just so amazing!! I can assure of that! The beach boasts of clear blue water, white fine sand, peaceful, serene and beautiful. Calaguas is definitely a piece of heaven 😊  the beauty of God’s creation at its best. I’ll be back again for sure!!

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KAWASAN FALLS | Cebu Philippines

KAWASAN FALLS – (Badian, Cebu Philippines)

Kawasan Falls is located inside the mountain of Barangay Matutinao, Badian Cebu. From City proper it will takes about three hours bus aching ride to get there but if you have your own car or rented van I guess your time travel will takes only an hour or two. I so love this place, the water is so clear and cold.

Kawai kawai sa Kawasan Falls 🙂

This peaceful place is really worth a visit where you can enjoy many waterfalls!! yeah right! Kawasan has many waterfalls. From the entrance you will have to walk uphill to get to the first waterfall (picture above) is the largest one and on peak season it usually crowded. You need to climb uphill to see the second falls and the other remaining falls. Take note for the environmental fee cost 10 php per person. Don’t take guide at the entrance they might charge you a hundred bucks!! believe me!! (everything has a fee!!..:P)

Cottages and tables are also available for rent (i don’t know the rate nowadays), there are some rooms available for overnight stay too! If you are on a strict budget, its much better to bring your own baon (food). Not worth buying and most of the things on the menu are out of stock or you will ended up ordering pancit canton lol 😛

You can rent a raft to take you around the falls. They call it shower massage!! really awesome!! life vest is also for rent.
It cost 300 php for 15- minutes ride under the gushing waterfalls excluding the fee to the two guides who would be controlling the raft plus the 50 php rent in the life vest.

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Suislide | Danao Adventure Park – Bohol,Philippines

One hell of a ride !! nothing beats to go SUISLIDE (zipline) between two big cliffs 🙂 at Danao. SUISLIDE it sounds like suicide 😛 haha maybe they called it suislide to attract more people who are more into an extreme adventure (yep…including me) lol.

Oh may gahdz!

This activity is part of my EAT DANAO Experience post before wherein I also tried their extreme PLUNGE ever!! hehe. If you’re planning to go there you can hire a van or simply got to the Bus terminal and ride a bus that going to Danao. The terminal is located in Tagbilaran City.   Joy ride for about 30-45 minutes away from the city.

Ready to take off!

Suislide cost only 350 pesos and you’ll get to enjoy it twice .. Yes! read my lips,TWICE hehehe (back and forth). In Dahilayan in CDO, where I tried their longest zipline is only a one way ride 🙁 visit http://www.dahilayanadventurepark.com to see the longest dual zipline 🙂

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Mt. Tapyas Coron, Palawan

Wahh! super na-extend pa kami ng isang araw sa Coron!(Me, Leny, and JJ)  How sad 😢! our supposed 9 AM flight was delayed and later on na-cancel na due to some technical problem (DAW) ng plane and to makeup for the airline’s inconveniences, we were given a free food and hotel accommodation plus a free ride pa from airport to the centro town which is Okey na sana kaso sobrang badtrip!! as in 😭 at my pasok pa kami kinabukasan WHY kaya? hmmm siguro may mga hindi pa kami nagagawa sa Coron na kailangan naming gawin 😜.

*think Misay, think!!! ouch.. OO nga! as per bestluck JJ nakalimutan nya raw bumili ng pasalubong at as per Leny gusto nya raw mapuntahan yung kubo sa  MT. TAPYAS and ME well, hindi ko pa naakyat ang MT. TAPYAS at isama pang may kaylangan kaming resbakan sa AMPHIBi-ko ang isang staff nila roon hahaha *just kidding! (well brutal term nga eh noh as in RESBAKAN hahahaa LOL pagbayarin ba naman kami almost 1K as in lahat kami take note!! pagbayarin ng mga utensils na hindi daw namin naibalik at matress na binutas daw namin duh!! as if naman na kinuha namin yun diba!! dadayo ba namn kami ng pagkalayo layo para lang mangulimbat ng mga kutsara at tinidor 😂

Naku ha!! need talaga irefund ng Amphibihiko yung mga binayad namin ko or else (mawawalan sila ng mga costumer in the near future kung ganyan sila). Kaya if I were you guys! if you’re planning to go to Coron I wont suggest Amphibiko lodge. Period!

Mount Tapyas – Coron, Palawan (view from top)

Maiba naman tayo sa aming lahat ako lang naman ang di umakyat sa MT. TAPYAS. (I made up my mind not to climb in Mt. Tapyas dahil nga ang taas-taas at di ko yata kakayanin 😂 and yet isa pa ako sa na kasama sa macancelled ang flight argh!! parusa ba talaga 😂

Mga sad face  except si Joel mukhang siya lang ang masaya

Maybe it is true that you won’t leave Coron without visiting the famous Mt. Tapyas (one reason I guess why I needed to stay 1 day more in Coron haha just to conquer it). As soon as the van left us in the hotel we immediately went to Tapyas and my nightmare start! To those who don’t know Mt. Tapyas is one of the popular destinations in centro town Coron and the main attraction is the big white cross plus you can see the view of the whole island. This viewpoint is really high that you have to walk up a lot of steps so don´t forget to take some bottled water with you. Wear comfortable shoes and breathable clothing because the mountain has 700 plus steps to reach the summit but once you’re on the top, embrace yourself for another breathtaking view of the coron bay. I recommend you to go there before the sunrise and sunset to catch the amazing view.

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Lusong Gunboat | Shipwreck Snorkeling – Coron, Palawan

The next stop was something that tickled my curiosity mind! THE TITANIC!!! 😂 hehe just kidding! Seriously speaking this post is all about shipwreck. According to our boatman (James) there were about 40 or more shipwrecks at the area but only a few of it were seen in Coron. Shipwreaks are scattered throughout the islands and some of it are still in one piece and completely intact.

Sunken Japanese Wrecks:  Lusong gunboat wreck

SKELETON WRECK and LUSONG GUNBOAT are the only one I remember 😂(ang dami kasi nila) and one of my favorite one is LUSONG GUNBOAT because you can almost see the whole boat lying on the seabed. How wonderful is it because you can actually go and stand on the tip of that boat when the tide is low. I wasn’t able to do that because I’m not a good swimmer 😉.




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Banol & Coron Youth Club Beach,Coron,Palawan

Nature is not a place to visit, it is home

🙂 It’s true that nature is not just a place to visit like any famous places in the world.. It just as simple as what we called HOME 🙂 where you find  your comfort zone , friends, love and serenity .

Another exciting day for me!! wondering what is waiting for me on the other side!

Next destination Banol Beach 🙂 It was soo beautiful, I saw limestone rock formation and different kinds of cottages (KUBO kung baga hehehe!) this is bulit for excursionist for them to have a place to stay. I noticed also a small store in the island where you can buy chips and drinks...It has small stretch white beach that is enough for us to stroll and hang around for the next few minutes of stay.. 🙂 Some of my friend decided to have a quick nap of one of the cottages, while me and Leny of course Lol 😛 we roamed around the beach looking for a great view that will fits on our picture perfect souvenir hahaha so  it’s time to click and flick!! 🙂  haha ito na ang tinatawag na paitiman 😛

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