Bucas Grande Island (Sohoton) Travel Guide

Few places evoke the wondrous hodgepodge of nature as powerfully as Bucas Grande. Decades ago, this far-flung island just lurks in the shadow of its more famous neighbor – the surfing capital of the Philippines – Siargao Island. Thankfully, it has carved out its own identity today. It’s the kind of place where you seem to have discovered a jaw-dropping idyll …

KALANGGAMAN ISLAND TRAVEL GUIDE (Itinerary + Budget)

KALANGGAMAN ISLAND

Kalanggaman Island is  shaped like a bird, reason why its name is derived from the local word “langgam”  that means bird. This sandbar off the coast of Palompon, Leyte has gained popularity in recent years, but it has long been a local secret.  Kalanggaman is hemmed in by palm-studded, cream sand and lapped by swirling, turquoise sea.  It was already …

MASASA BEACH TRAVEL GUIDE 2018 (Budget + Itinerary)

I’ve heard about Masasa Beach in Tingloy, Batangas from travel bloggers friends a few years ago.  That time, Masasa Beach was still a secret beach of the locals and of mountaineers climbing the nearby Gulugud Baboy.  Today, Masasa Beach has carved its own name, attracting hordes of travelers and weekend campers.  I’d been curious about Masasa Beach, so recently, to …