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Kalanggman Island

Well not much to say really! Im a Filipino born and bred. I love travelling, nature and anything adventurous! Going around the world to explore different sites and exploring the different cultures of other people has always been my passion.

However in order to be considered to be a certified “jetsetter” I should consider exploring first my own native land. (Compounded by the fact that I still could not afford to travel around the world hehehehe perhaps when I retire someday)

Travel Tip:

Always have a point and shoot digital camera that is slim (to fit into your jeans pocket..for a night on the turps (been drinking most of the night)) and go the "anorak in a bag", extra plastic bags are a must as well, dont be afraid to strike up a conversation and get lost...

Blue Lagoon (Maira-ira Beach)

Maira-ira point is the name given to Luzon mainland's northernmost tip. Nestled in its confines is an unspoiled, white-sand cove that has yet to become popular with the mainstream beach-combing crowd. The beach is known simply as Maira-ira or blue lagoon. On calm days, when the notorious Ilocos surf is taking a break, the waters off the cove can be still as a pond, mirroring the azure sky to form a stunning blue loch. The sparkling fine sand is even better than its well-known neighbour, Saud beach (or Pagudpud). The whole place exudes a charm of isolation. Hemmed by hills around its perimeter, swimming and basking on the crescent cove can be a very private experience. It is a serene place, lending much to the feeling of being at the frontier.

Boatmen can be hired to take you to the nearby Dos Hermanos Islands.


Borawan Island is a kind of islet off the coast of Padre Burgos, Quezon. It is characterized by a rugged mountain with a spectacular formations and crystal water with white sand. Its simply and amazing with cool breeze, quiet sorroundings, frest air and of course the warm and smile and hospitality of welcoming folks in which the people of Quezon has.

Virgin Island or Silion Island

Known to Bantayan locals as Virgin Island, silion Island is an isle off the mainland. Tourist frequent the place to picnic on its serene atmosphere renting cottages built on bemuda-covered lawns and white sand shorelines. The rich marine life of the Bantayan Marine Sanctuary near its shores make it also a good jump-off point to those who want go on snorkeling.


Ogtong Cave is a natural underground cave which has an underground pool. The water is not as much as seawater but has more than freshwater.

Matinloc Island

Matinloc Island the longest slim Island in El Nido.

Matinloc Island is a long, thin islet with a secret: a hidden beach that can't be reached by boat.

To get to the Secret Beach, you must swim underwater through an opening in the limestone, till you break through the water and find a strip of white sand bordering a hidden cove. When the sun comes in during noon, the limestone comes alive with light reflected from the water - absolute magic.

Kulasa Beach, also on Matinloc, is a longer stretch of white sand beach within a cove. The deepening sea floor offers magnificent snorkeling and swimming.

Matinloc's four dive sites are a great place to get acquainted with the local marine life; the deepest at the southern tip of the island is 124 feet deep.

Baler, Aurora

Aurora is a paradise for surfers, with its long coastline exposed to the Pacific Ocean. The sport was made famous in the Province by the classic film Apocalypse Now. The scene in which U.S. soldiers are surfing was filmed here, and the production crew left behind surfboards for the locals to use. The locals of Baler claim that the surf is sometimes so huge that they could hear it all the way from the provincial capitol building, some 1.5 km away from the coast.

Sabang Beach

Located on this long stretch of gray sand beach are several resorts namely: Angara's Beach House, Bay's Inn Resort, MIA Surf and Sports Resort and Baler Guesthouse and Restaurant, which, offer accommodations near the beachfront and provide food, relaxation, and respite for swimmers and surfers.

From March through June, the waves are relatively calm providing a good beachfront for swimmers and an excellent challenge for expert windsurfers. The months from October to February bring in the large waves for beginner surfers to learn the basics with relative safety from scratches, since most of the beach is sandy- bottomed. Undertows, which are helpful to surfers and dangerous for non-swimmers, do occur in certain areas.

The most popular surfing point is found right in front of Bay's Inn, where beginners brave the moderate waves and regular surfers practice.

Lindy's Point, found further north along Sabang Beach, is a highly-prized secret spot among local surfers.

Nacpan Beachand Calitang Beach

my First time to see this Beach during my 4th Time visiting El Nido.

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