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#Philippines, Bacolod

10 Awesome Things to Do Around Bacolod and Silay! @TourismPHL

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Going to Bacolod for Masskara? Make sure to drop by these nearby attractions!

Bacolod is the gateway of Negros Occidental. Known as the “City of Smiles” and the “Sugar Capital Philippines”, its a land blessed with wealth, charm in its people, and pride in its cuisine!

From historic sites and trekking adventures, to places to eat and white sand beaches, we’ve got you covered!

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Bacolod

LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar! @LakawonIsland

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What is the perfect paradise? For me, it’s an island with everything you need within arm’s reach. A place where you don’t have to travel far and sacrifice your comfort. A remote and beautiful destination with all the modern amenities that you’ll ever need.

Say hello to Lakawon Island Resort & Spa (also called Llacaon), a 13-hectare banana-shaped island off the coast of Cadiz in Negros Occidental.

It’s a world-class beach resort famous for its pristine white sand, crystal clear waters, and the famous TawHai–Asia’s largest floating bar.

 

LAKAWON ISLAND RESORTS & SPA
Lakawon, Cadiz Viejo, Negros Occidental
Website: www.lakawon.com.ph/
Facebook: @lakawonisland
Instagram: @lakawon
Email: [email protected]
Contact: +63 917 555 6979

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Hotels, #Philippines, Bacolod

White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!

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Bacolod City has always been one of the most visited destinations in Negros Island, and with the Maskarra festival fast approaching, it can be hard to book a room.

While there are many choices of hostels and backpacker hotels within Bacolod, some of them are either too far away from the city or are a little hard to find.

Worry not! In this article, you will find the two latest and most accessible backpacker hotels in the City of Smiles.

 

Bacolod Series in Our Awesome Planet:

• BACOLOD FOOD TRIP: Eat Like a Local in Bacolod!
 MASSKARA: Our Awesome Guide to Bacolod’s MassKara Festival!
• SILAY FOOD GUIDE: What to Eat in Silay & KAON TA! Food Festival?
• LAKAWON: Negros’ Secret Paradise Retreat & TawHai Floating Bar!
• 10 Awesome Places to Visit Around Bacolod!
White Hotel vs. Hometown: The Old and New Backpacker Hotels in Bacolod City!
 BACOLOD PASALUBONG: What to Bring Back Home from Bacolod?

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#Philippines

MALAPASCUA: A Non-Diver’s Guide to the Island of Malapascua!

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When you hear the word Malapascua, the first thing that comes to mind is diving, thresher sharks, and more diving. In fact, a lot of tourists from all over the world frequent the place for its underwater beauty.

But this place is not limited to the divers. This tiny island in the northern part of Cebu is not only known for being one of the top diving spots in the Philippines, it is also considered one of the most captivating islands in the country.

So, from a non-diver’s point of view, let me share with you our complete guide to the beautiful and relaxing island of Malapascua.

EVOLUTION DIVE AND BEACH RESORT
Malapascua Island, Malapascua, Daanbantayan
Telephone: 0917 631 2179
Facebook: 
Evolution Diving Malapascua
Website: www.evolution.com.ph/
Instagram: @evolutiondivingresort
Email: [email protected]

Check out low Evolution Dive and Beach Resort rates and availability from Booking and Agoda.

 

Malapascua for Non-Diver’s Series:

MALAPASCUA: A Non-Diver’s Guide to the Island of Malapascua!
 KALANGGAMAN: Leyte’s Island Paradise! (A Day Trip from Malapascua)
• Where to Eat in Malapascua? (A Foodie’s Guide)

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#Philippines

KALANGGAMAN: Leyte’s Island Paradise! (A Day Trip from Malapascua)

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Kalanggaman Island is a small island paradise located in Palampon, Leyte. It is famous for its crystal clear waters, lush palm trees, and beautiful sandbars on both ends.

The island is also considered one of the most beautiful island beaches in the Philippines. Its has captivated many Filipino and foreign tourists because of its pristine and untouched beauty.

According to locals, Kalanggaman (the Visayan word for “bird”) got its name because it resembles a bird if viewed from above, not to mention the island used to be a paradise for migratory birds many years ago.

 

Malapascua for Non-Diver’s Series:

MALAPASCUA: A Non-Diver’s Guide to the Island of Malapascua!
 KALANGGAMAN: Leyte’s Island Paradise! (A Day Trip from Malapascua)
• Where to Eat in Malapascua? (A Foodie’s Guide)

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#Travel, Taiwan

KAOHSIUNG & TAINAN: A Cultural Journey to Southern Taiwan ?? (2017)

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‘Ilha Formosa’ or Spanish for beautiful Island, were the first few words that described Taiwan when the first Portuguese ship passed by the island in the 1500s. Interestingly enough Formosa became its name for the next four centuries until the Dutch established a fortress in a province called Taoyuan, which later evolved into Taiwan.

Today, a lot of things have changed, and Taiwan is now an official part of the Republic of China, but what didn’t change is Taiwan’s rich and beautiful culture.

Join me as we discover the best cultural things to do and experience in Southern Taiwan.

• Read More: TAIPEI GUIDE: 10 Authentic Things to Do for First-Time Visitors in Taipei (2017)

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#Travel

TAIWAN GUIDE: 10 Authentic Things to Do for First-Time Visitors in Taipei ?

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Taiwan has always had a special place in my heart. I remember visiting Taipei 10 years ago, back when Taiwan was still under everyone’s radar and Taipei 101 was still the tallest building in the world.

I remember traveling around this tiny island nation that has a little bit of everything, from mountainous landscapes and beautiful beaches to a sprawling nightlife in the metropolis. Not to mention the country has four seasons, meaning it gets hot during summer and it can snow on some parts during winter.

WATCH: All this combined makes Taiwan the perfect travel destination for Filipinos.

• Related Blog Post: KAOHSIUNG & TAINAN: A Cultural Journey to Southern Taiwan (2017) 

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#Philippines

FLOW HOUSE MANILA: Surf Day and Night, Everyday at Philippine’s First Surf Park! @FlowHouseManila

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Hidden from plain sight and tucked away inside a quiet compound somewhere in Cavite. Flow House Manila is a surfer’s dream secret surf spot.

 

Just like any other Surf spots, Flow House Manila is a sports entertainment venue that mixes surfing, good food, family, friends, and parties with a couple of beers in Manila’s first ever artificial flow surfing by Flow House International.

Flow House Manila
Molino Blvd, Brgy. Molino III, Bacoor, Cavite 4102
Facebook: @FlowHouseManila
Instagram: @FlowHouseManila
Email: [email protected]
Contact: 0995 158 9225 / (046) 416 9442
Hours: Wed to Thu: 12:30pm – 09:00pm | Fri to Sun: 11:30pm – 10:00pm

 

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#Hotels, #Philippines

LIO El Nido, Palawan: A Hidden Eco-Tourism Paradise! @ElNidoTourism

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Say hello to the future of Palawan. Surrounded by virgin beaches, breathtaking landscapes, and turquoise waters, Lio Eco-Tourism Estate is the crown jewel of El Nido in the making.

Located in an isolated area in my favorite island in Palawan, it’s hard to understand why this paradise hasn’t been featured as much as other travel destinations.

Join me as we uncover the hidden secrets of Lio in El Nido…

Lio Eco-Tourism Estate
Lio Beach, Bacuit Bay, El Nido Palawan
Website: www.lio.ph
Facebook: Lio El Nido
Instagram: @LioElNido

Search for the lowest Hotel Covo, Balai Adlao,  Seda Lio rates at Booking.com in partnership with Our Awesome Planet.

Related Blog Post: LIO, EL NIDO: Family Staycation and Lio Beach Festival Guide!

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#Philippines

Taal Lake Aqua Park: The Ultimate Inflatable Water Park with a stunning view of Taal! (Update 2018)

The sun is up, and summer is here and what better way to enjoy the summer heat than sliding into the tallest inflatable aqua park inside the Taal Lake.

It was only a matter of time, and it’s finally here. You don’t even have to wait any longer because the inflatable trampoline craze is finally within reach.

Club Balai Isabel: Aqua Park
Fairways Drive, Talisay, Batangas
Website: www.clubbalaiisabel.com
Facebook: Aqua Play Parks
Instagram: Club Balai Isabel

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