TIERRA ALTA LIGHTHOUSE, Valencia, Negros Oriental - a Travel Guide

Tierra Alta Residential Resort Valencia
The TIERRA ALTA LIGHTHOUSE is part of Tierra Alta Residential Resort - one of the prime event destinations in Valencia, Negros Oriental. This place is perfect for a wedding and other type of gatherings because of its breath-taking picturesque where the natural beauty and the man made structures are combined with perfection. The lighthouse is comparable to the prominent lighthouse of Batanes surrounded by the well maintained grass and ornaments.
 

RED ROCK HOTSPRING, Valencia, Negros Oriental - a Travel Guide

Red Rock Hot Spring
The Red Rock Hot Spring is another tourist destinations in Valencia, Negros Oriental. It started as a family private pool but was expanded due to insistent demands. Red Rock Hot Spring became prominent to tourists and locals because it's a great place to relax. The temperature of the free flowing spring water ranges from 37.5 to 39.5 degrees Celsius; perfect for tired muscles. Plus, the ambiance inside the compound is very Asian because of the cottages and plants that surround the pool.

PULANG BATO FALLS, Valencia, Negros Oriental - a Travel Guide

Pulang Bato Falls
Pulang Bato Falls is the usual tourist destinations in Valencia, Negros Oriental. It is a 30 feet waterfalls with a unique picturesque because the limestone walls by the water is covered with red due to sulfur deposits. By the way, Pulang Bato literally translates to "red rock" in English. This waterfall is surrounded by beautiful landscape, including the man-made hanging bridge and colorful ornaments.

CATA-AL WORLD WAR II MUSEUM, Valencia, Negros Oriental - a Travel Guide

Cata-Al Museum
The Cata-Al World War 2 Museum is a newly developed tourist spots and destinations in Valencia, Negros Oriental. It started as a private personal collection but was expanded as a museum to let the new generation see what are things used during the second World War. The collection includes ammunition such as guns, bayonets, and grenades. Not only that, there are old radios, transmitters, bags, army and navy uniforms and magazines related to the World War II. Other Japanese memorabilia such as costumes, table wares and many more.

CAMPANARIO DE DUMAGUETE, Negros Oriental - a Travel Guide

Campanario de Dumaguete
You must include the Campanario de Dumaguete or Dumaguete Belfry in your list of the must visit places in Dumaguete City, Negros Oriental. It is the oldest bell tower in Visayas and one of the historical markers in the province. It was built to monitor and warn the locals of any danger. Standing beside the St. Catherine of Alexandria Cathedral and in front of the city's Rizal Park, it is very accessible from and to any points in the city. Having said that, it is one of the most visited landmark in the city.

CASARORO FALLS, Valencia, Negros Oriental - a Travel Guide

Casaroro Falls
If you're into waterfalls, the Casaroro Falls should be on top of your list to visit in Negros Oriental. Situated in the Municipality of Valencia, a 20-30 minutes travel from Dumaguete City, this Casaroro falls stands 100 feet and is surrounded by luscious greens and healthy vegetation.  Because of its height, the fresh and cool water falling creates a relaxing-rushing-sound harmonized with the birds lullabies and wind blowing the trees.

ANTWET BACKPACKER'S INN, the cheapest place to stay in Dumaguete City

Antwet Backpackers Inn
Antwet Backpacker's Inn and Rooftop Bar is the cheapest hotel or a place to stay in Dumaguete City. I found this place using Google Map and searched it on Facebook. I texted the number posted and messaged them on Facebook about their rates. The owner responded in an hour and that's the start of our normal conversation. Every time I shoot her a question, she responds like a friend. So, I thought this place is perfect. Also, it is a walking distance to the city's tourist destinations.

BOHOL: Backpacking, Itinerary, Hotels and List of tourist spots and destinations

Tourist Spots in Bohol
Bohol is one of the top tourist destinations in the Visayas region because of the stunning "chocolate hills" and the weird-looking primate called "tarsier;" these are just two of those in the limelight. As we dig deeper, there are a lot of gems that the province of Bohol can offer. Historical landmarks and old churches are always part of the itinerary, but during summer or even rainy season, the fine white sand beaches and the beauty of the flora and fauna underwater became top of the list of the must seen. In addition to that, there are extreme activities that can be tried, like the Top 1 on my list - THE PLUNGE of Danao Adventure Camp, situated in the  Municipality of Danao.

SIQUIJOR: Backpacking, Itinerary, Hotels and List of tourist spots and destinations.

Tourist Spots in Siquijor
Siquijor is a mystical province! As you visit the different destinations, you will be under a spell of its beauty. This island province is known as the "Esla del Fuego" or the "island of fire" because of the mystical fireflies. It is believed that if you see these luminous lights, it is an indication that a magic is taking place. By the way, if the province of Capiz is known for their "aswang" and "manananggal," Siquijor is commonly known as "Siquihorror" because of the shamanism and witchcraft. Regardless if it's true or not, I was enchanted by this mystical province.

NEGROS ORIENTAL: Backpacking, Itinerary, Hotels and List of tourist spots and destinations

Tourist spots in Negros Oriental
Creating a travel itinerary for Negros Oriental is not complicated and this province has a lot of gorgeous and stunning tourist destinations. Dumaguete City, its capital, is highly urbanized and it is the center of commerce and transportation to the different parts of the province. Also, finding a high class hotel or a cheap backpackers lodge online or Google Map is also easy. The province of Negros Oriental was my first destination of my recent solo-backpacking in Region 7.

NEGROS ORIENTAL, SIQUIJOR, BOHOL: Solo-Backpacking, Itinerary, List of Tourist Spots and Destinations, Budget

ITINERARY: Negros Oriental, Siquijor and Bohol

TOURIST SPOTS, ATTRACTIONS, DESTINATIONS AND IN NEGROS ORIENTAL, SIQUIJOR AND BOHOL:


MONEY ON HAND: 10,424.00
TOTAL EXPENSES FOR THIS SOLO-BACKPACKING: 11,015.84 PESOS
TOTAL EXPENSES WITHOUT AIRFARE: 9,175.4 PESOS
Flights via Cebu Pacific: MNL-DGT - 627.84 Pesos. TAG-MNL: 1,212.60 Pesos

HIKING GUIDE: MT. UGO Traverse Nueva Vizcaya to Itogon, Benguet

Mt. Ugo
Traversing Mt. Ugo is a bit long because it is one of the giants in Luzon. Our traverse was a two-day hiking itinerary from Brgy. Kayapa, Nueva Vizacaya to Itogon, Benguet. The terrain has a relaxing and cool ambiance, surrounded by stunning greens. Ugo, others call it Mt. Ugu, bears colorful ornaments spread on the trails and hanging on the trees. Of course, there are birds singing their lullabies. Definitely one of the must visit attractions and destinations in Benguet.
 

TRAVEL GUIDE: MT. SAMAT and the SHRINE OF VALOR, Bataan

Mt. Samat
The Shrine of Valor was built on the summit of Mt. Samat because of its huge contribution in Philippine history during the World War II. Also, the province of Bataan holds the record of Battle of Bataan including the controversial Death March. Anyways, from Bagac, we traveled to Pilar just to discover and to know more about the significance of the Cross on top of the mountain.
 

TRAVEL GUIDE: MORONG CHURCH, Bataan

Morong Church Bataan
Morong Church or Our Lady of the Pillar Parish Church is more than 400 years old, established in 1607, which is one of the oldest churches in Bataan. Its structure was made from Coral stones, erected by the people of Morong under the Spanish Colonizer ruled the province. Based on how this church looks, the rusty color and lichen hanging on the exterior are proof that this church is considered as one of the heritage churches in Bataan. However, I did not see any Heritage or Historical markers placed here.
 

TRAVEL GUIDE: Bataan White Corals Resort

Bataan White Corals Resort
We finally found Bataan White Corals Resort, suggested by Google Search and Google Maps. We judged the public photos shared on Facebook and we thought that it's a YES for us! This resort offers a relaxing accommodation with full access to their amazing facilities, such as the cool and artistic swimming pools, picture perfect landscape, cool ambiance, sumptuous delicacies, and many more. Plus, very friendly and polite employees.
 

TRAVEL GUIDE: AGUINALDO CAVE, Biak na Bato, Bulacan

Aguinaldo Cave
The Aguinaldo Cave is the most notable among other caves in Biak na Bato National Shrine.  It is the cave where Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo took a refuge while leading the resistance movement against the Spanish and American colonizers.  It is believed that this cave was the "La Mesa de Aguinaldo," the table which Aguinaldo signed the historic Peace Treaty.
 

BULACAN: Pinagrealan Cave and Lioness Rock Formation

Pinagrealan Cave
Pinagrealan Cave or Kweba ng Pinagrealan ay unang tinawag na "Kweba ng Minuyan" na matatagpuan sa paanan ng bundok ng Sierra Madre sakop ng Bayan ng Norzagaray. Ito ay ginawang kampamento ng mga rebolusyonaryong Pilipino sa pangunguna ni Heneral Sinforoso del Cruz. Ito ay naging pangunahing kuta at tanggulan ng mga manghihimagsik nang taong 1896-1897.
 

TRAVEL GUIDE: Biak na Bato National Park, Bulacan

Biak na Bato
The Biak na Bato National Park, in San Miguel, Bulacan, is one of top travel destinations in the province because of its historical contribution in the Philippine republic. "Biak na Bato" or split of boulder is where Gen. Emilio Aguinaldo signed the Malolos Republic (first Constitution of the Philippines). Aside from its historical background, tourist and students visit this park to relax, breath some fresh air, and witness the beauty inside the caves, especially the stunning Bahay Paniki Cave, the highlight of the area. By the way, it was declared as national park in 1937 by the former president Manuel L. Quezon.

TRAVEL GUIDE: BARASOAIN CHURCH, Bulacan

Barasoian Church
The Barasoain Church is also known as Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Parish, a Roman Catholic church built in 1630 in Malolos City, Bulacan. From Bulacan Provincial Capitol, we rode in a tricycle to and alighted in front of the church. It was early in the morning so we had time taking photos without people on the background. Disadvantage? The church was open but the museum was closed. I was stunned by its structure, thus, standing in front of the facade was remarkable.

TRAVEL GUIDE: Malolos Cathedral, Bulacan

Malolos Cathedral
Malolos Cathedral or the Minor Basilica of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception is one of the historical churches in the Philippines, located in Malolos City, Bulacan. The construction of this church started in 1814 and was finished in 1817, under Fray. Melchor Fernández. Like most of the century old churches in the country, Malolos Cathedral was severely damaged by earthquakes. Today, it is the seat of the Diocese of Malolos and has been the bastion of faith for the past centuries.

TRAVEL GUIDE: BALIUAG CHURCH, Bulacan

Baliuag Church
The gorgeous Baroque architectural design of the Baliuag Church or the Saint Augustine Parish Church is very outstanding from afar. We were still inside the tricycle traveling, when I noticed the stunning brownish-golden color of the massive bell tower. Though, the rear side is visible, for some reason, I was very positive that it's the church we're looking for.

TRAVEL GUIDE: BULACAN PROVINCIAL CAPITOL

Bulacan Provincial Capitol
This is the place where the other government institutions/offices can be found.  It is also the place where you can find the office of the most powerful man in the government of the province. This compound is the location of the leading university in Bulacan and the provincial museum which houses the history of the province.
 

TRAVEL GUIDE: BULAKAN CHURCH celebrates "Dakip"

Bulakan, Bulacan
Our Lady of Assumption Parish Church in Bulakan, Bulacan is a 19th century Neo-Byzantine-Romanesque stone church and is one of the old churches in the province. It was declared as Marked Historical Structure of the Philippines in 2007. During Holy Week or the Lenten season, this church is the center of a famous presentation, locally called as "Dakip," a Filipino word which means to arrest or to abduct. It is a play that portrays on how Jesus Christ was captured before crucifixion.

TRAVEL GUIDE: CASA REAL SHRINE, Bulacan

Casa Real Shrine Bulacan
Casa Real Shrine is one of the must visit historical sites in Malolos City, Bulacan. It was built in 1580, became the town’s Casa Tribunal, Ayuntamiento, and Casa Presidencia Municipal and was the residence and Office of the Gobernadorcillo during the Spanish time.  It was the site of the Imprenta Nacional of the First Republic, where the revolutionary organs La Independencia, El Heraldo de la Revolucion, Kalayaan and Kaibigan ng Bayan were printed., the printing press of the 1896 Constitution and the Heraldo de Revolucion.

TRAVEL GUIDE: Guiguinto Old Trail Station, Bulacan

Guiguinto Old Train Station
Built in 1661, the Estacion de Guiguinto (Guiguinto Train Station) is the towns most acclaimed historical landmark and heritage site.  It was upon this that the Katipuneros (Filipino guerillas during the Spanish Regime) ambushed a train from Dagupan, killing six friars, including the parish friar of Guiguinto, Fr. Leocadio Sanchez, and the Spanish doctor. The incident inspired Severino Reyes to author the novel "Opera Walang Sugar" which was later made into a movie entitled "Walang Sugat." - source: www.bulacan.gov.ph 

TRAVEL GUIDE: JOSE COJUANGCO MANSION, Bulacan

Jose Cojuanco Mansion
The Jose Cojuangco Mansion in Malolos City, Bulacan is the old and original house of Jose Chichioco Cojuangco (July 3, 1896-August, 1976). He was the former Representative of the 1st district of the province of Tarlac from 1934 to 1946.  He is one of the roots of the Cojuangco clan.    He is the father of  the first woman President of the Philippines Corazon Aquino and grandfather of the former President Benigno Aquino III.This historical landmark is situated in Paseo del Congreso Street, just few meters from Barasoain Church and Casa Real Shrine.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Manalmon, Bulacan

Mt. Manalmon
If you're looking for a super friendly hike, Mt. Manalmon, can give you a great experience. The trails are simple, there's a relaxing ambiance on the summit, has a gorgeous landscape and the rock formations are picture perfect. Experience the extreme by hopping from one cave to another. There are other outdoor activities that you can try courtesy of the local government and tourism of Bulacan.
 

TRAVEL GUIDE: PLARIDEL CHURCH, Bulacan

Plaridel Church Bulacan
Plaridel Church or Quingua Church was established in 1581, that's more than four centuries ago and it is one of the oldest Hispanic churches in Bulacan. Its structure is a barn-style Baroque with Moorish ornamentation. During the British occupation (1762-1763), this church was the place where the money and jewels of San Agustin, in Intramuros, Manila, were kept. There is an octagonal chapel locally called the Simborio chapel surrounded by artistic windows. The people in this area, with the help of the local government, are preserving it's historical value. Also, "Pintakasi ng mga Caballero" or a fiesta for the horse lovers are celebrated in Plaridel, Bulacan.
 

TRAVEL GUIDE: SAN RAFAEL RIVER ADVENTURE, Bulacan

San Rafael River Adventure
San Rafael River Adventure offers a remarkable, unique and modern way of camping - this generation calls it a "glamping" or glamorous camping. Leaving your work and relaxing somewhere is the perfect way of spending your rest days, agree? But where is that "somewhere?" and "how?" I want to share another stunning tourist attraction and must visit destination in Bulacan. With a great facilities, San Rafael River Adventure can definitely give you a WOW factor: from the gorgeous surrounding, relaxing ambiance, water activities, and excellent amenities.
 

PAMPANGA TRAVEL GUIDE: Angeles Church

Angeles Church Pampanga
We were heading back to Manila when we passed by the Angeles Church, Pampanga. It was evening and we thought that this church is stunningly beautiful. So, we parked and explored the area. According to history, the first chapel of Angeles Church was established in 1812, however, the current Renaissance-style structure was built through "polos y servicios" or forced and unpaid labor under the supervision of the Spanish government from 1877 to 1896. Dubbed as "Pisamban Maragul," kapampangan phrase for "big church" because it was the tallest church in Pampanga during that time.

PAMPANGA TRAVEL GUIDE: Bacolor Church

Bacolor Church
Bacolor Church or the San Guillermo Church in Pampanga is considered as the Cagsawa of the North. More then twenty years ago, Mt. Pinatubo erupted and many municipalities were left devastated, including Bacolor, Pampanga. This church was built in 1576 and was named after Bacolor's patron saint San Guillermo Ermitaño. Destroyed by earthquakes and fire then was rebuilt in 1886.
 

CAMILING PARISH CHURCH: Tarlac Travel Guide

Camiling Church
Before hiking Mt. Damas, I visited the Camiling Parish Church or the St. Michael The Archangel Parish Church in Camiling, Tarlac. This historical structure is the oldest church built in the province. It was built at around 18th century but was destroyed several times and was rebuilt in 1880s after the major earthquake. This church was the death place of General Pedro Pedroche and his soldiers who were killed by troops of Francisco Makabulos.

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Damas, Tarlac

Mt. Damas
Until now, Mt. Damas, the pride of Tarlac, is in debate if it’s really a minor or a major hike. Others would say it’s minor because of its elevation but others would say its major because of its trail type and technicalities. During our ascent, they are both correct, the entire journey was composed of an uphill and downhill trek with river crossing.  That doesn't end there, since it was wet season, the muddy and slippery terrains made our journey remarkable. By the way, this mountain is the home of the eatas who protect the forest from illegal activities.
 

ZAMBALES TRAVEL GUIDE: Crystal Beach Resort

Crystal Beach Resort
Crystal Beach Resort is situated in San Narciso, Zambales, a 3 to 4 hours land travel from Metro Manila. Crystal Beach has a long fine sand beach, good for camping. The water is cool and crystal clear perfect for the summer. Plus, the waves are big and strong, perfect for surfing.  Well, the area is surrounded with pine trees that covers the camping area from the UV rays that also provides a relaxing camping experience.
 

CATANDUANES TRAVEL GUIDE: Puraran Surf Beach Resort

Puraran Surf Beach Resort
Catanduanes is an island province in Bicol region, thus, it is surrounded by magnificent beaches and resorts. Puraran Surf Beach Resort is one of the cheap resorts in Baras where you can enjoy the crystal clear and calm water, cool and fresh sea breeze and emerald seas. The resort is surrounded by greens such as coconuts, banana and other ornamental plants. For accommodation, there are quaint cottages which are also Instagram worthy.

ZAMBALES TRAVEL GUIDE: Magalawa Island

Magalawa Island
After our outreach program held at one of the Aeta Communities in Iba, Zambales, we proceeded to Magalawa Island, an island paradise in Palauig. It's almost three hours travel from Iba passing on the concrete roads by the beach. Since the province is located in the North West of Luzon, facing the Philippine Sea, a lot of gorgeous beaches are yet to be discovered. There are a few stretch of fine white sand and islands beaches that are picture perfect, like Magalawa.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Pundaquit, Zambales

Mt. Pundaquit
Hiking Mt. Pundaquit is the perfect way to visit Anawangin Cove, well for  trekking enthusiasts. While walking on the flat surface at the entrance of the mountain, you can see its gorgeous scenery that awaits to be discovered. The mountain's entrance is just ten minutes from the shoreline of Brgy. Pundaquit and its trail starts by passing across the grass and shrub lands.
 

ZAMBALES TRAVEL GUIDE: Potipot Island

Potipot Island
There are a lot of gorgeous beaches in Zambales, one of these is Potipot Island, an islet situated in Brgy. Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales, a few hours land travel from Manila. Before the coves of San Antonio were discovered, Potipot Island was first hailed as one of the finest gems of the province because of it's fine white sand beaches, crystal clear waters, and relaxing ambiance. Since it is separated from the mainland and it is on a remote area, a few visitors can only visit.

President Ramon Magsaysay’s Ancestral House

Ramon Magsaysay Ancestral House
Another attraction in Zambales is the ancestral house of the former President Ramon Magsaysay in the Municipality of Castillejos. After celebrating Batang Hamog Mountaineers' 7th Year Anniversary at the Silanguin Cove, this ancestral house was our sidetrip. While heading back to Manila, we decided to stop by because it looks unique and it was the house of the Seventh President of the Philippine Republic. It was Lucky 7, because we are on the 7th Year and we visited the house of the 7th President of the Philippines. Ma-connect lang talaga no?? This ancestral house houses memorabilia, furnitures, photos, medalions, and other materials owned by the the former president.

ZAMBALES TRAVEL GUIDE: Silanguin Cove

Silanguin Cove
The province of Zambales is facing the West Philippine Sea, so it is well known for its gorgeous fine white sand and crystalline waters. Silanguin Cove is on the top of the list because its beautiful coastline is highlighted by the amazing slopes of the mountains on the background. Other prominent beaches are Crystal Beach, Anawangin Cove, Talisayin Cove and Nagsasa Cove. Who doesn't know about the Scarborough Shoal, it is just few kilometers from here.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Batulao, Batangas

Mt. Batulao
I consider Mt. Batulao as one of the most climbed mountains in Southern Luzon because of the following: proximity from Manila, beautiful landscape, cool and relaxing ambiance.  A two to three hours land travel from the Manila, this mountain can reward you with a breathtaking and wide view of its green mountain slopes. You trek can be tiring but your tired muscles will be relaxed as the cool and refreshing wind blows. Since it's in Batangas, you can have a side trip in Tagaytay and have a sumptuous bulalo break.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Daguldol, Batangas

Mt. Daguldol
Batangas in prominent with their beautiful beaches and outstanding underwater activities but if you want to strike two different destinations in one day, it is possible. Not so  far from the shoreline of San Juan, Batangas, you can find Mt. Daguldol, one of the hiking destinations in the province. This mountain is one of their assets in terms of mountain ranges with beaches on the background. Daguldol is perfect for first time hikers because the trail is simple to moderate, but the beauty on the summit was remarkably beautiful.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Gulugod Baboy and Sombrero Island

Mt. Gulugod Baboy
After Batulao, I consider Mt. Gulugod Baboy as one of the mountains in Southern Luzon that possess a gorgeous slopes and relaxing ambiance on the summit. Situated in Mabini, Batangas, a 2-3 hours land travel from Manila, it became famous because of its proximity and beauty. The name "Gulugod Baboy," or pig's spine English, was given because of its slopes and shapes that is similar to the pigs' spine. If you’re starting to explore the  richness of the Philippines on the higher altitude, then this mountain is your perfect start.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Maculot, Batangas

Mt. Maculot
I'll place Mt. Maculot as the second must climbed mountain in Batangas because of different factors. Can also be one of the best options for day hikes because of its minor trail type, terrains that are covered with trees and surrounded by grass and shrubs, the air is fresh, cool ambiance and a perfect location for a stunning shot with the world famous and most active Taal Volcano on the background. In addition, the Rockies is the best and famous part of Maculot.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Manabu, Batangas

Mt. Manabu
Derived from the phrases "mataas na bundok," Mt. Manabu hides something that is breathtaking in its forest areas. Gorgeous flora and distinct fauna can be found on the terrain that is composed of tall hardwood and fruit bearing trees, coconuts, shrubs and grasses. This type of terrain serves as a paradise of the civet cats that produces an expensive coffee. In addition, its summit has a wide view of the mountain ranges from afar and the nearby villages and has a cool and refreshing sea breeze.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Talamitam, Batangas

Mt. Talamitam
Though, there are no trees dancing and birds singing, the nude shape of Mt. Talamitam makes it one of the hiking destinations in the Province of Batangas. Considered as a friendly mountain for beginners, this Talamitam can still bring a remarkable hiking experience to those seasoned in this field because of its soil type which is slippery and muddy during wet season and hot during summer. As what you can see on the photo above, this mountain is covered with green which brings a relaxing aura in the eyes.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Malipunyo, Batangas

Mt. Malipunyo
Mt. Malarayat is another name given to the Mt. Malipunyo ranges in Batangas, one of the hiking destinations in Southern Luzon. Proximity wise from Manila and nearby provinces, it's a big CHECK. For two to three hours land travel and a whole day trek, you can enjoy the stunning views and extreme experience that can be found on the terrains of this mountain. It is also considered as “first timer friendly,” as it has a simple to moderate trail types. The terrain is abundant with different type of trees and colorful flowers that serve as as paradise of the wildlife.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Tibig, Batangas

Mt. Tibig
Hiking for one to two hours, you can easily reach the summit of Mt. Tibig. This mountain offers a relaxing trek because of its trails and gorgeous picturesque on the summit. With reggae music on the background, the stunning mountain ranges, covered with greens, will definitely make your eyes relaxed while the fresh and cool wind will help your soared muscles recover - such perfect place for bonding. Accessibility from Manila is super check because it is situated in Lobo, Batangas, a two to three hours land travel from the metro.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Marami, Cavite

Mt. Marami
The province of Cavite is one of the hiking destinations in Southern Luzon because of its proximity from Manila. One of the most visited mountains in the province is Mt. Marami because of its simple and gradual trails. Walking on its terrain can give you a relaxation because everything is surrounded by greens while the mountain slopes from afar are picture perfect. You can't stop yourself for a death defying pose on the rock formation called "silyang bato." Fruit bearing trees, coconuts, bananas and other crops can give you a farmville feeling while the birds are singing their lullabies.
 

HIKING GUIDE: Mt. Pico de Loro

Mt. Pico de Loro
If I'll choose a best mountain in Southern Luzon, I will place Mt. Pico de Loro on the third spot because the trail is gradual, with waterfalls, with monolith, and has a relaxing ambiance. Mt. Pico de Loro is also known as Mt.  Palay-palay located in Ternate, Cavite. Its name was given by the Spanish  sea-fairer because it looks like a ‘parrot’s beak’ from afar. This mountain has a combination of beauty and trekking adventure. It has a lot to offer in terms of natural  beauty and richness. There are birds singing, colorful flowering plants on the ground, orchids hanging on the branches, bananas, and fruit bearing trees like coconuts and mangoes. Reaching the top of the Monolith or the Parrot's Beak is a must tried because it will measure your fear and agility.