8 Stunning Destinations in Guimaras in 5 Hours

Guimaras Tourist Spots
When we talk about mangoes, Guimaras will definitely be brought up on the topic because it is said that they have the “Sweetest Mango in the Philippines.” In relation to that, their local delicacies, with mango, are just mouth watering. The residents must be proud of their breathtaking and stunning beaches, historical sites and other activities. They also have Manggahan Festival, an annual festivity to thank their bountiful mango harvest. It is a small island province that can be visited for the whole day but they can offer a lot to visitors. Below are some of the tourist spots and destinations in Guimaras that you can visit.

Relaxing Kawa Hot Bath at La Escapo, Tibiao, Antique

Kawa Hot Bath
Kawa Hot Bath is prominent and one of the must tried in Antique. Most of the mountain resorts offering this kind of service are situated in Tuno, Municipality of Tibiao, 30 to 40 minutes travel from Culasi, Antique. Kawa Hot Bath is an old style of warm bath which uses a “Kawa” or a gigantic wok that serves as a bath tub. Instead of using a heater, woods are being used to create a fire to heat up the water and then sprinkled with ornamental and medicinal plants for a relaxing experience and for a fairer skin. La Escapo Mountain Resort is the perfect spot to experience Kawa Hot Bath because of their geographical location. Not only that, extreme water tubing can also be tried.

Mararison Island, Antique Day 2 – Solo Backpacking

Mararison Island
Malalison Island or locally pronounced as Mararison is one of the must visit islands in the Province of Antique. It can be considered as a fishermen island because most of the resident’s are in fishing, as their livelihood. Its breathtaking beauty captured the attention of the travelers after being hit by the Typhoon Yolanda. Aside from the world class beauty of the Boracay Island, in Aklan, Mararison can also be the next frontier or Panay because of its fine white sand beaches, crystal clear waters with a diversity of aquatic flora and fauna – it is truly a perfect diving paradise.

Must Visits in Roxas City, Capiz

Tourist spots in Capiz
Roxas City is the capital of Capiz Province – the “Seafood Capital of the Philippines” situated in Western Visayas. If you are in Panay Island, it is highly recommend visiting Roxas City to witness and experience the heritage sites in the modern generation. The province has the most controversial and awaited annual festivity in the Philippines – the “Aswang Festival.” Politically, the city is prominent because it is the hometown of the late Philippine President Manuel A. Roxas. To complete my Western Visayas list, I listed the “9 Must Visit Tourist Destinations in Roxas City, Capiz.”

The Beauty of Western Visayas: A solo-backpacking

Tourist Spots in Western Visayas
From Roxas Airport, I rode in a tricycle to my first destination - Panay Church. Travel Time: 23 minutes. Fare: 200 pesos. ETA: 7:30 AM. Upon arrival, I easily felt the cool and fresh air blowing. Also, noticed an event banner hanging by the side of the church, thus, as a respect, I did not check the entire part of the Panay Church, including the largest bell on top. However, I stayed in the area for an hour and thirty minutes. Had my breakfast at 7-11, in front of the church, while starring on its gorgeous facade.

The Majestic Kaparkan Falls | Not an ordinary Travel

Kaparkan Falls
Social media sites and travel blogs helped Kaparkan Falls to be one of the top destinations in the North. It is situated in the Municipality of Tineg, Province of Abra, part of the Cordillera Administrative Region. Traveling from Manila to Bangued, the capital of Abra, is more than 8 hours. Plus, another 2 -3 hours off road to Sitio Kaparkan - the jump off. As I always say: "time is just a number" but the reward will be a breathtaking and a stunning body of water - the majestic Kaparkan Falls!

Underrated but Best islands near Manila

Best islands in the Philippines
Using "near Manila" is really hard to define; can eight to ten hours land travel be considered as near? Well, travel time are just numbers, for sure, you will be rewarded with a remarkable experience and spectacular and world class tourist spots. I listed down these stunningly beautiful islands we visited from January to June 2018 and it's up to you to see and experience how gorgeous they are.

Agnaem Cove | Batang Hamog at 8th

Agnaem Cove
Our group, group, Batang Hamog Mountaineers, is now at 8! The original plan was to celebrate in Talisayin Cove, in Zambales, however, due to inter-tropical convergence zone and a typhoon in Northern Seaboard, the Coast Guard did not allow all small motorized sea vessel to go farther. Instead, we were brought to Agnaem Cove, a secluded area which 10-15 minutes boat ride from Pundaquit.

A More instagram worthy National Museum

National Museum of Natural History
Recently, the National Museum of Natural History just opened with a bang! Opening their doors, cases and glass cabinets to everyone with items that are extremely rare and can only be found here - absolutely for FREE. The National Museum staff and researchers exerted their effort to preserve and keep these items for the next generation. It is my and your wealth! So, what are you waiting for? Tara na sa National Museum of Natural History.

Freedom Surf 2018 held in Liwliwa, Zambales

Liwliwa Zambales
Our group, Batang Hamog Mountaineers, has been participating the annual celebration of the Philippine Independence by creating an activity focusing on #Kalayaan, #Kasarinlan, #Freedom, or #Independence and this year's event was Freedom Surf 2018 held at Home Break Hostel, one of the simple resorts in Liwliwa, Zambales. If you're unfamiliar with this spot, it's normal because prominent surfing spots usually are Siargao, Baler, La Union and many other. Now Liwliwa, in Zambales, is the newest addition to the list.