I’m a type of girl who really loves fun and adventure, trying out wakeboarding is really new for me but hey! I did it and it was so fun 😊. It was not as scary as I thought but a little complicated for a beginner like me, but other than that it was a fun experience. Another check on my bucket list! Wake boarding makes my trip to Bicol Region so memorable and fun! 😊
We were so lucky that time because the place is not crowded and we have so much time to enjoy the activity (as in want-to-sawa kami as in wakeboarding till you drop). When we visit the place is it currently under renovation due to the typhoon. I’ve noticed some broken cottages,the restaurant roof are unfortunately not well maintained and dilapidated,the glass door on the front desk won’t close properly and the wood is rotten. Sink is broken and wooden locker room is not available. I must say they need a major upgrade and repair of that place. Restaurant was very slow and most of the food in the menu wasn’t available (btw the Chinese Adobois really yummy and affordable). Some of the rooms are close and some of the lake is not operational (under maintenance I guess) in addition for that, the Mayon Volcano is in alert level that time so the place in not jam-packed. (see picture below)
My friends and I planned for another vacation this year and we decided to conquer SAGADA 😊. Since we will going to have a long holiday vacation on November we figure it out that this is the best time to visit it. (I agree because I never been in SAGADA. It always been a dream for me to visit that place, I only saw it in a documentary program in GMA 7 before, i think that is iwitness.) So here it goes they booked a package tour @ PARANA tours for 3,200 petot per head for 3Days/2nights of stay) .
Watching Sagada’s awesome sunrise!
All of us were really excited for the long road trip via a small opps big van. A very long butt-aching ride before we reached our final destination lol :P. Good thing we had some several stop- over to discharge, refill our stomach and empty our bladders *wink. Tip: You have to prepare (5) five peso coin to be able to use a comfort room or else “sa bukid walang papel” hahaha
I love Sagada so much, the moment I laid my eyes on its magnificent scenery I can say it is indeed beautiful… I know in my heart it is a paradise 🙂
We arrived arrived in Sagada late in the morning due to some circumstances we had in NLEX. We consumed too much time travelling that somewhat affect our itinerary. Everything is changed and re-arranged *lol. After our AG-TANG (agahan con tanghalian in a small restaurant) hahaha we just freshened ourselves and head as fast as we can to our guest house. Settling our things in our respective rooms, changed clothes and then off to go. We are so in rush in everything just to make sure that we are on the right track.. 😛 hahaha first stop: Hanging Coffins.
As we head off to our first stop which is Echo valley, We passed through this church St. Mary the Virgin Church and St. Mary’s cemetery. Passing through the cemetery gives me some eerie feeling hahaha kaba much eh (takut kasi ako sa sementeryo lalo na sa probinsya :().
way that leads to the hanging coffins / CEMETERY
Our group @ St. Mary the Virgin church
St. Mary’s church was built in year 1904 by American Missionaries and it was founded to spread the Christian faith in Sagada. If you walk at the ground you can see the green hill behind the church and the old bell on display. To see the hanging coffins really closer you’ll need to trek 20-30 minutes mabilis na siguro ang 20 minutes kung mabilis kang maglakad hehehe by the time we went there is almost sunset sobrang kuha lng kami ng photos and after that balik ulit sa main point. (katakot abutan ng dilim)
Base Camp is located at 88 Mandrazo Fruit Complex, C. Bangoy St. Davao City. (this is based on their business card)
For inquiries, call 09323500921, 09088941468, (082)3057624 .
If you are looking for a fun and memorable experience in Davao you must try whitewater rafting! 😉 and Base Camp Davao provides this unique service. The package cost 1,500 pesos per person which is inclusive of transportation, food,Basecamp T-Shirt, safety gears, guides and CD of all the pictures 🙂 supah sulit diba.
To schedule a trip with them, you must book ahead of your schedule plus they require at least 5 persons per trip but you can join the schedule of others if your group is below the required minimum number of persons. Well, if you really want to go out on your own group with less participants and with no other groups going on same schedule, you still can although you have to pay for the cost of other 5 persons.
The rafting takes 2 to 3 hours to finish the 13-km long course.
They can schedule 2 rafting trips in the day and my friends and I decided to choose morning batch that starts at 7 am in the morning. We were picked up by basecamp jeepney from our hotel to their office where we got first our gear and signed waiver forms. It takes about an hour jeepney ride towards the starting point (put-in area) at Tamugan bridge.
contract signing LOl 🙂 White water rafting is not new to me 🙂 because this is my second time to try this kind of activity, first is in CDO.
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!!
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.
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.
This activity is part of my EAT DANAO Experiencepost 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.
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 🙂