LA UNION: Surfing and the stunning sunset in Aringay

la union tourist spots
Basilica of Our Lady of Charity - Agoo, La Union
While in the car, an old bell tower captured my heart and soul. According to wikipedia.org, this church as founded and completed 1578, by Franciscan friars Fray John Baptist Lucarelli and Fray Sebastian de San Francisco. The original church was destroyed by the 1892 earthquake and repaired in 1893. The present church was designed by Architect Ignacio Palma Bautista.

KAPURPURAWAN ROCK FORMATION, ILOCOS NORTE

Kapurpurawan Rock Formation
Kapurpurawan Rock Formation is a limestone formation located along Bangui Bay. Because of the pressure of the waves and acidity of the water, the limestone by the hill was shaped into something artistic. Today, is known as the Kapurpurawan Rock Formation - one of the famous landmark and attractions in in Ilocos Norte.

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Biliran tourist spots
Ulan-Ulan Falls and Tinago Falls are just two of the famous and majestic waterfalls in the Province of Biliran, which is an island province in Eastern Visayas region. Naval, its capital, is now highly urbanized making it easy for us, travelers, to discover and experience what they can offer. Biliran has a lot of mountainous areas where the magnificence of nature are still hidden. Not only that, they also have stunning beaches, great products and friendly people.

BASILAN PROVINCE: TOURIST SPOTS AND TRAVEL ITINERARY

Isabela City Basilan
Traveling to Isabela City, Basilan is less than two hours from the port of Zamboanga City. Is it safe in Basilan? It's a YES! There are news about ASG and terrorist acts happened in the province, but it doesn't mean that it's not safe. There are two cities in Basilan, Lamitan (the capital) and Isabela (part of Region 9), that serve as the center. Like the other cities, huge business establishments, transportation and people are present in every corner. From the port of Isabela City, while holding my mobile phone and using Google Map, I walked on the streets to the different tourist spots, attractions and destinations in the city. Did this alone and it's safe.

TAWI-TAWI: TOURIST SPOTS AND TRAVEL ITINERARY

Bongao Tawi-Tawi tourist spots
For me, Tawi-Tawi is the hardest province to penetrate because of its geographical location. Not only that, Tawi-Tawi is always associated with "war" and most of the time, being judged and considered as "unsafe" for travelers, WHICH I DISAGREE! Bongao is the busiest municipality in Tawi-Tawi but has a lot of stunning tourist spots and destinations that are just waiting to be recognized.

Mt. Hamiguitan, the beauty of a UNESCO World Heritage Site

Mt. Hamiguitan
Mt. Hamiguitan, in Davao Oriental, is the home of the thousand flora and faunas; some are endemic to the Philippines and some can only be found on the terrains of this mountain. Not just the richness of its bio-diversity, the Mount Hamiguitan Range Wildlife Sanctuary (MHRWS) showcases the spectacular and breathtaking natural beauty at its finest. Because of that, it was declared as a sanctuary by the virtue of R.A. 9303. With its natural wonders, it was also included as one of the ASEAN Heritage Parks. In 2014, Mt. Hamiguitan was added to UNESCO List of World Heritage Sites.

MALAMAWI ISLAND, BASILAN: 2020 TRAVEL GUIDE, ITINERARY, HOW TO GET HERE AND WHERE TO STAY

Malamawi Island
Malamawi Island is one of the hidden paradise and the top tourist attractions and destinations in Isabela, Basilan. Malamawi White Beach is a privately owned resort in the island with a long stretch of fine white sand shoreline. To see its beauty, from Zamboanga City port, I rode on a ferry to Isabela City. Then, a motorised banca ride to the port of Malamawi and a 20 to 30 minutes motorcycle ride to the white beach.

COLON STREET, CEBU CITY: 2020 TRAVEL GUIDE, ITINERARY, HISTORY, WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO GET HERE

Colon Street
Colon street is said to be oldest street and shortest road in the Philippines.  It was name after Christopher Columbus who bears different names (Spanish: Cristobal Colon, Italian: Cristoforo Colombo, Protuguese: Cristovao Colombo.)  It was established by the Spanish arrived in Cebu in 1565, led by Miguel Lopez de Legazpi (a Spanish conquistador.)  The local government erected Colon Monument in the intersection of the street.


CALLE CRISOLOGO, VIGAN CITY, ILOCOS SUR: 2020 TRAVEL GUIDE, ITINERARY, HISTORY, WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO GET HERE

Calle Crisologo

Vigan City is the top tourist spots and destinations in Ilocos Sur

Calle Cristolo or Mena Crisologo  Street is name after Mena Pecson Crisologo who is the most respected sons of Ilocos.  He actually wrote Mining wenno Ayat ti Kararwa which is compared to Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere; he is also the author of Don Calixtofaro de la Kota Caballero de la Luna and Codigo Municipal.

MARCOS ANCESTRAL HOUSE, ILOCOS NORTE: 2020 TRAVEL GUIDE, ITINERARY, HISTORY AND HOW TO GET HERE

Marcos Ancestral House
First thing that captured my eyes when I entered the house was: on the right side of the ground floor, there's the old wooden stair case, covered with red carpet. On the left side, the presidential table, with three arm chairs.  Then, the management provided mono-block chairs in front of the wide screen showing the history of the late President Ferdinand Marcos.  Then, the whole second floor is divided into different panels, please see the photos below.