Mapanuepe Lake is located in San Marcelino, Zambales.
The lake was created after Mt. Pinatubo's eruptions, causing the Mapanuepe River to overflow after lahar blocked the river's drainage.
The water flooded and swallowed Mapanuepe valley and its settlements. Today, only the steeple of Bajaoen Church protuding out of the River, the remnant of its past.
Despite its sad history, the place is perfect for family picnic, overnight camping.
Featured in Yahoo Travel as one of the 8 places to visit during All Souls day in the Philippines.
I have been to several known beaches in Quezon Province and plan to visit more specially those islands that require long trips and several boat rides.
A-LI-BI-HA-BAN, located at the tip most part of Quezon Province known as Bondoc Peninsula (BonPen). It will take 10 hrs bus ride to reach San Andres terminal, around 5mins tricycle ride to port and 20 mins ride to the island.
Please check this link on how to reach the island (DIY Travel Guide by Freedom Wall). I took the Superlines trip from Cubao to San Andres. It was a non-aircon bus and took at least 5 stops, a bit tiring but it was a fine ride.
Summer of 2014 was heating up! Literally, Metro Manila's temperature was raising its bar to 30 - 35 degrees Celsius. Escaping the urban heat, Fortune Island in Nasugbu Batangas was my destination.
This island is located 14 kilometers and about 45 minutes to an hour away from the coast of Nasugbu Town. This island is basically an abandoned island, previously owned by the Leviste.
Near the pillar, a diving spot portion can be accessed. Unfortunately, swimming/diving is not for me so I skipped that option.
The island is perfect for photo shoots, pre nups or simply for Facebook cover photos. The only access to the island is via boat, during our visit we paid 3000.00 for boat and that was good for day tour while 4000.00 for overnight.
Simplicity is beauty.... cliché as it may sound but that best describe my experience in Masasa beach.
Masasa beach is located beyond the beautiful rice fields of Brgy. San Juan, Tingloy, Batangas.
Untouched by commercialism, this beach is best for people who wanted to stay away from crowded and noisy shoreline. Quite and simple living envelopes the area.
Buntot Palos (Eel's Tail), also known as The Hidden Falls. Found inside a grand rock-walled covered with forest thus the term Hidden best describe the place.
Situated in Brgy. Balian, Pangil Laguna, the place can be reached either via Tanay, Rizal route or Fami, Laguna.
Reaching the falls may requires 2 to 3 hours trek, good thing that I was with my friends who's into mountain hiking and we were able to cut the hike for about an hour and a half.
Summer Fever!!! Beat the heat, choose one...choose all. Coves I once visited at Zambales.
San Antonio in Zambales is blessed with these magnificent coves. Long grayish-white sand beach, a perfect picnic spot under the Agoho trees and a fresh water lake on the side for visitors who wishes to take a moment from the salty water.
Though these coves are now the target hideouts specially during summer, locals are still preserving its pristine look and feel.
There are few ways to reach the coves. Behind the coves are mountains where waterfalls can be visited. From these mountains, some known and established trails can be of used to traverse to any of these coves, Mt. Pundaquit - Traverse to Anawangin Cove, Mt. Balingkilat - Traverse to Nagsasa Cove or Anawangin Cove, Mt. Dayungan - Traverse to Silanguin Cove, Mt. Nagsasa - Traverse to Nagsasa Cove and Mt. Cinco Picos - Traverse to Silanguin Cove to name a few.
For visitors who's not into hiking, these coves can be reached via boat. Boat rentals can be arranged at Brgy. Pundaquit, San Antonio Zambales.
A quick browse at the Travel category of Yahoo Philippines brought me to Pangasinan. My seatmate, Mira and I planned the entire trip since we wanted to do some snorkel and tumambay sa tabing dagat.
Luckily, Robert offered his car which saved the group from commuting one PUV to another. We left Manila around 4:30am where Laiza, Mira, Bordz and I came from our last shift of the week. Sleepy and Tired while Robert will drive all the way to Pangasinan for the first time. To be fair, a rule was set that whoever caught sleeping or closes his/her eye will be rewarded by a Sampal (No one ever attempted to sleep all throughout).
It was a long joy ride, thanks to Blue (GPS tracking system) and the Printed scale Bordz had. We arrived to Alaminos safe and sound without experiencing any "Wrong Turn".
Our Hostel for the day was Najera Transient, which is situated near the Port. The room was just perfect for traveler who's into tight budget.
Renting a boat was not a problem since Najera Transient also offers one (accredited by the Association). After securing our belongings, we were off to Hundred Islands.
Anguib cove is no longer part of Palaui Island, however this cove is included on the list of "Must" visit place when in Sta. Ana. From Crocodile Island, one has to wait for high tide in order for the boat to pass through shallow part of the open sea where corals are visible.
It was already 3:00pm and still the tide was not that high. Our boatman, decided to proceed however using a different route, we went far ahead (moving away from Sta. Ana coastline) to ensure the boat's propeller won't touch the corals below. The waves were a bit strong at that time, a bumpy ride I could say.
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