Wawa Dam, Sitio Wawa, Barangay San Rafael, Rodriguez Rizal

Formerly Montalban Rizal Sitio Wawa has become popular  not just because it is closed to the towns and cities of Metro Manila, but the various activities and stunning views around the area … Continue Reading →


Mount Bincayan, Rodriguez Rizal

Climb to the Clouds Mount Binacayan at 424 MASL is the least in terms of difficulties compared to the two mountain attraction in this part of Sierra Madre mountain ranges, … Continue Reading →


Mount Hapunang Banoi, Rodriguez Rizal

An Opportunity to Pit Strength, Courage and Determination Mount Hapunang Banoi is the most challenging among the three mountain in Rodriguez Rizal, when it comes to level of difficulty, altitude … Continue Reading →


Mount Pamintinan, Rodriguez Rizal

The Friendly and Riches Mountain in Rodriguez Rizal Mount Pamitinan is one of the three major mountain attraction, nestled in the foothills of Sierra Madre Mountains ranges in Rodriguez Rizal (formely … Continue Reading →


Lioness Back and Rhino Rock, Norzagaray, Bulacan

 Thank You for the Memories   Photo credit: Roam Romer / Gala Ph  It was a sad news to all outdoor enthusiast who has been and to those waiting the re-opening … Continue Reading →


Hilangagan Beach, Borongan, Eastern Samar

Borongan is saturated with a natural attraction that are excellent and considered as one of the best in the Philippines.  This is a home of  clean rivers, waterfalls, unexplored caves, … Continue Reading →


Ando Island, Borongan, Eastern Samar

A Nature Lover’s and Adventure Seeker’s Paradise Sunrise is one of the unique experience in the island of Ando. To witness,  you need to get-up  early and chase the time … Continue Reading →


Divinubo Island, Borongan, Eastern Samar

An Island for Fantasy and Adventure Divinubo Island locally called as “puro halipot”   means small island, is   facing the pacific ocean,  roughly 3 square kilometers island , The island … Continue Reading →


Mount Kanlaon (Guintubdan-Wasay Traverse)

Climbing on Top of an Active Volcano  Kanlaon Volcano, also spelled Kanla-on or Canlaon is  located between the province of Negros Occidental and Negros Oriental, in Visayas Region, Philippines. Mount … Continue Reading →


Biri Island, Travel Guide (Manila-Biri)

Witness the Mighty Waves and Amazing Rock Formation  The amazing rock formations littered along the coastline of the northern part of the island are the primary attraction and visited by local … Continue Reading →


Biri Rock Formations, Biri Island, Northern Samar

The Number 5 Philippine Gem Biri Island is largest island off the northers coast of Samar Island, facing the Pacific Ocean to the east and San Bernardino Straits to the … Continue Reading →


Apayao Foods and Accomodations

 Apayao Province  was called as the “Cordillera’s Last Frontier for Nature and Riches“    Because of its natural attraction and abundance of breathtaking scenery. Apayao  is a genuine destination for travelers … Continue Reading →

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Choosing A Backpack

  Being a traveler and adventure seeker, picking the right backpack in every trip is an important things that I always consider. The kind of adventure, the kind of difficulties as well … Continue Reading →


Bagong Tuklas Resort, San Narciso, Quezon Province (Bondoc Peninsula)

An Strange Beauty  Bagong Tuklas   means New Discovery is situated in a unique location which will appeal to people who love nature or are simply seeking solitude and tranquility, away from … Continue Reading →


San Narciso, Quezon Province (Bondoc Peninsula)

 Blessed with Unsurpassed Natural Beauty  Travelers and adventure seekers who dreams for nature  and more to being natural,  San Narciso, Quezon is a great place to discover. The quiet town of … Continue Reading →


Napinto Cave, San Narciso, Quezon Province (Bondoc Peninsula)

A Natural Wonder in Unexpected  Place Napinto Cave is situated on the foot of  dramatic rolling hills, of Sitio Caghaligue, Barangay Punta, San Narciso, Quezon Province, Philippines. Napinto, is coming … Continue Reading →


Mount Samat, National Shrine, Bataan

 Shrine of Valor (Dambana ng Kagitingan) The Mount Samat National Shrine or Shrine of Valor is a historical shrine located near the summit of Mount Samat in the town of … Continue Reading →


First Visit to Sitio Mapidya, Akyat Aral, Back to School Project

The advocacy and commitment of Akyat Aral Organization continues to reach out by touching  lives of children and families in different community with different ethnicity  in  the  far mountainous areas … Continue Reading →


Pipoy Fishing Village and Restaurant, Dampalit, Malabon.

A Relaxing Paradise Located  in Rodriguez I Street, Dampalit, Malabon City (Metro Manila) (In-front of Dampalit Elementary School -Main) Pipoy Fishing Village and Restaurant is a fresh water fishing village, … Continue Reading →


Mango Festival, Iba, Zambales

Dinamulag, Zambales Mango Festival     Dinamulag refers to the variety of  carabao  mango or in Filipino word “Kinalabaw” , which is more popular in the province of Zambales. Dinamulag Mango Festival … Continue Reading →


Manacota Cave and Underground River, Luna, Apayao Province

Explore Nature in a Different Way Manacota Cave and Underground River, is a natural place in the town of Luna in Apayao Province, where the river exits in underground cavern. … Continue Reading →

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Kamhantik Heritage and Ecological Park, Mulanay, Quezon

 Century Old Sarcophagus Sarcophagus is a box like funeral receptacle or a stone coffin most commonly carved in stone and displayed above ground. Sarcophagus (Singular) or Sarcophagi (plural)  is first … Continue Reading →

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Tigbi Water Falls, San Francisco, Quezon

A Natural Landscape Peace finally comes to Bondoc Peninsula.  Once a hotpots of insurgency  in the province of Quezon,  a new day rises to ceased the armed conflict that affected … Continue Reading →

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Alibijaban Island, San Andres, Quezon Province

An Island of Strange Beauty  The long and exhausted travel is worthless upon the first look in the island Few meter away before the boat dock the shore,  you will … Continue Reading →


Tinongdan, ” Seat of Cultural Heritage and Natural Wonders”

Tinongdan is a 2nd biggest barangay of the municipality of Itogon, in the province of Benguet in Cordillera Administrative Region. The barangay hall of Tinongdan is a prominent landmark for … Continue Reading →


Mongpong Island, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque

 An Island of Good-Natured People Mongpong island is the farthest from the mainland Marinduque,  this is  19 kilometers away from Bayubod port of Santa Cruz,  and about an hour travel … Continue Reading →


Ungab Rock Formation, Mongpong Island, Sta. Cruz, Marinduque

 A Natural Rock Arch Formation A natural arch, natural bridge or less commonly, a rock arc is a natural rock formation where rock arch forms, with an opening underneath. Most … Continue Reading →


Lussok Crystal Cave, Luna, Apayao Province

Apayao’s Hidden Treasure Lussok Caves hides 4  spacious chambers and 27 smaller chambers that has a different story to tell. Three of the chambers are commonly use by spelunkers, and … Continue Reading →


Apayao Province

Cordillera’s Last Frontier for Nature Richness  Apayao is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. The capital town is Kabugao, but the Capitol building … Continue Reading →


Patapat Viaduct of Pagudpod

The Patapat Viaduct is a viaduct at the municipality of Pagupod, Ilocos Norte, a coastal resort town on the northernmost tip of Luzon Island in the Philippines. The bridge is elevated 31 meters over sea … Continue Reading →


Mount Apo, Kidapawan Trail

The Grand Father of Philippine Mountains Apo  is a Filipino word means “ancestor” or “grandfather”  “or master” and or “elder” is a large solfataric, potentially-active stratovolcano. Located between Davao City and … Continue Reading →

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Old Bajao Cemetery, Zamboanga City

Old Bajao Cemetery is an interesting site located underneath the canopy of trees in the easthern  part of the Great Santa Cruz Island, in Zamboanga City The site is a … Continue Reading →

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Great Santa Cruz Island, Zamboanga City

The Pink Sand Beach Santa Cruz Islands are composed of the Great Santa Cruz (Isla Grande) and the little Santa Cruz,   located in the Basilan Strait, 4 kilometers south … Continue Reading →


The Ruins, Talisay City, Negros Occidental

A Modern Day Ruins The ruins are the remaining pieces of human-made architecture, structures that was destroyed, due to some reasons, like lack of maintenance, deliberate act of destruction, natural … Continue Reading →


Taal, Basilica of Saint Martin of Tours

  Basilica de San Martin de Tours is a Minor Basilica, under the Archdiocese of Lipa, is located  in the town of Taal, province of Batangas in the Philippines. Standing … Continue Reading →


Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery

 Preserving the Past The Nagcarlan Underground Cemetery  (“Libingan sa Ilalim ng Lupa” in Filipino language)  is located on the boundary of Barangay Bambang, and Nagcarlan Proper , Province of  Laguna. Philippines. … Continue Reading →


Calintaan Cave, Matnog, Sorsogon

  A Sea Cave Unknown to many  travelers passing Matnog  in Sorsogon that the place is one of the best tourist destination of the country showcasing beautiful islands and  marine … Continue Reading →


Where to Stay in Abra?

Abra Province is a landlocked province of the Philippines in the Cordillera Administrative Region in Luzon. This is surrounded with natural wonders, such as prehistoric caves, numerous water falls, pristine rivers, … Continue Reading →


Abra Province

A Glimpse of Abra Abra Province is surrounded with natural wonders, such as prehistoric caves, stunning water falls, pristine rivers, natural springs, serene landscape, forest mountains and rolling hills. Abra … Continue Reading →


Nantugao Falls, Diffun, Quirino Province

An Impressive Sight Quirino Province is a home of natural wonders, one of the wonders are the spectacular water falls in almost every town of the province. Nantugao Falls surprisingly … Continue Reading →


Juag Lagoon and Marine Sanctuary, Matnog, Sorsogon

  Matnog in Sorsogon Province lies in the southernmost tip of the Island of Luzon, known it as the last destination of Luzon Island , or just  a passage or gateway … Continue Reading →


Aglipay Caves, Quirino Province

Quirino Province First Forest Park Aglipay Caves and Campsite is an Eco-Tourism Site, located in Barangay Villa Ventura,  town of Aglipay, about 10 kilometers away from the provincial capital of … Continue Reading →


Bisangal Falls. Madela, Quirino Province

 Falls Inside the Cave  Caves have its own unique characteristic different to each other. The falls inside this cave is a surprised to every spelunkers. Bisangal Falls is located in one of … Continue Reading →


Bimmapor Rock Formation, Quirino Province

A Nature Sculptured Rock Formation  Bimmapor Rock Formation is located in Barangay Pongo, Nagtipunan, Province of Quirino. The rock formation serve as a natural monument in the heart of the … Continue Reading →


Mactol Falls, Qurino Province

 A Hidden Paradise Mactol Falls is one of the three  falls in the town of Nagtipunan, Province of Quirino. The other two is the Taigido and Sinabangan Falls. Many of the … Continue Reading →


Pagoda Festival, Bocaue, Bulacan

Pagoda sa Wawa Sails Again On the night of July 2, 1993 The Pagoda Festival leads to huge disaster that struck the town of Bocaue, Bulacan. The Pagoda is packed … Continue Reading →


Pinagrealan Cave, Norzagaray Bulacan

Declared National Heritage by the National Historical Commission. Pinagrealan cave is a subterranean network of cave in Norzagaray Bulacan is full of history and untold story. This is a natural … Continue Reading →


Calaguas Island

Surprisingly a Paradise For younger generation who did not witness the beauty of Boracay 20 – 30 years ago, this is the place is to be. The Calaguas is a … Continue Reading →


Fortune Island, Philippines

 A Taste of Athens Greece Fortune Island –    known as abandoned island resort  in Batangas Province in the Philippines, owned by the clan of  former Governor of Batangas Province,  Jose … Continue Reading →

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Bindiyan Dance, Kabayan, Benguet

 Bindiyan Dance also called, as Bendian, is  one of the highlight of the Bindiyan Festival and Ecotourism celebration of the Municipality of Kabayan Benguet. Bendiyan is a circle dance, performed for … Continue Reading →


Colos Festival, Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet

Every February of the year, Barangay Tinongdan, celebrates the Colos  Festival  concurrent  with their  Barangay Foundation day.  Barangay Tinongdan is known to be the” Seat of Cultural Heritage and Natural Wonders”  in the … Continue Reading →


Pinancanauan River and Circadian Bats

  Pinancanauan River is one of the largest tributaries of  Cagayan River- The longest, widest and most powerful river in the Philippines. It named from the local term Pinancanauan, which … Continue Reading →


Keddot (Cañao) Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet

The Colos Festival  is a celebration, in Tinongdan, Itogon, Benguet, it was defined as “a celebration of culture, tradition, life and a thanksgiving of the I-Colos most likely the Ibaloi, Iwak and Kalanguya … Continue Reading →

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Dragon and Lion Dance

Dragon and Lion Dance is the most fascinating sight during the celebration of Chinese new  year This is the parade of beautiful and colorful Lion and Dragon Dances, dancing in … Continue Reading →


Chinese New Year

Kung Hei Fat Choi “Congratulation and wishes you prosperity” Happy Chinese New Year In Proclamation No. 655 series of 2013, Philippine President Benigno Aquino said the declaration of the Chinese … Continue Reading →


Mount Pinatubo

“A Wide Jewel of Blue and Green”  Mount Pinatubo is an active stratovolcano in the island of Luzon, it is  located   Cabusilan Mountains  87 kilometers (54 miles) north west … Continue Reading →


Dupinga River, Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija

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  Dupinga  formerly known as Sabani is a remote paradise in the midst of Sierra Madre Mountains in Gabaldon, Nueva Ecija. The stunning view, set a beautiful landscape  with green trees … Continue Reading →

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Minalungao National Park, General Tinio, Nueva Ecija

The Real Gem of Nueva Ecija Minalungao National Park is a protected area, located in the municipality of General Tinio, (also know as Papaya) Nueva Ecija. It endowed with nature’s beauty and … Continue Reading →


Mount Hibok Hibok, Camiguin Island

Number 8 ASEAN Heritage Park (Hibok Hibok Crater, Photo credit – Camiguin Tourist Association) Yumbing – Tagdao Traverse  1332 MASL , Difficulty 4/9, Trail Class 3 Base diameters: 10 kilometers … Continue Reading →


Mount Tagapo, Talim Island

Barangay Janosa, Binangonan, Rizal Minor Climb, Difficulty 2/9, Trail Class 3   Talim Island is located at the center of Laguna de Bay, lake under the municipalities of Binagonan on … Continue Reading →


Soda Water Swimming Pool

The Soda Water Swimming Pool is located in  Bura, Catarman Camiguin, 30 minutes away from Mabajao, is the first and only one in the Philippines, The pool is developed in … Continue Reading →


Camiguin Island

The Island Born of Fire  Camiguin is an island , province of the Philippines. The second smallest island in the country, endowed with nature’s natural beauty and attractions,both on land, … Continue Reading →


Tuasan Falls, Camiguin Island

   Tuasan falls is located in Barangay Mainit and  one of the two  famous falls  in Camiguin island The water is of excellent quality in a deep, clear and clean pool. … Continue Reading →


Katibawasan Falls, Camiguin Island

A Treasured Spot  Katibawasan Falls is  located 4.6 kilometers southeast of Mambajao at the foot of Mt. Timpoong, Upper Pandan,  island of Camiguin. It measures about 250 feet which cascades to a man made … Continue Reading →


Sunken Cemetery, Camiguin Island

A Sight of Excitement The Sunken Cemetery play a significant role in the history of Camiguin island,  and  believed as one of the best tourist destination in the island.   … Continue Reading →


Bud Bongao, Bongao, Tawi Tawi

Tawi Tawi’s  Sacred Mountain True believer or a mere nature lover, this mountain is worth to visit. – See more at: http://www.albertthebackpacker.com/caramoan-the-philippine-secret-paradise/#sthash.aCroDKHT.dpuf Bud Bongao is a sacred mountain for  our … Continue Reading →


Siquijor Island

The Mystique Island The place of  black magic and sorcery!? …. That either both, attract visitors and or keep away from the island. Since the olden times people believe that … Continue Reading →


White Water Rafting, Chico River

The Ultimate River Adventure Chico River has a  length of 174.67 kilometers, a tributaries of Cagayan River that spans in the province of Ifugao, Benguet, Mountain Province and the whole … Continue Reading →


Akyat Aral Dumagat Tribe Project

Sitio Bulak, General Tinio Nuve Ecija ( known as Papaya Nueva Ecija) Fresh from its “Back to School Project” with the Iraya Mangyan Tribe of Sitio Latag, Occidental Mindoro, The group is once again up … Continue Reading →


Dumagat of Sitio Bulak -A First Look

Sitio Bulak, General Tinio, Nueva Ecija With the Mission to give hope and help our needy countrymen, Akyat Aral Org is on a look out once again for another community to … Continue Reading →

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Humpback Whale Watching, Babuyan Islands

Calayan Group of Islands well known as Babuyan Group of Islands    A perfect definition of what we called paradise.     The Philippines Islands are comprised of more than 7,100 islands in the … Continue Reading →


Bongabon, Nueva Ecija, Onion Capital of the Philippines

Onion Basket of Asia  Bongabon is the leading onion producer in the Philippines and Southeast Asia Agriculture is the main industry in the town of Bongabon. Some of the product  that … Continue Reading →


River Crossing, Tinipak River

The Rapids of Tinipak River After the long, but rewarding trekking along Tinipak River, River Crossing is the next activity of the day. River Crossing should be a trilling  experience as a … Continue Reading →

Calayan Island Adventure

Calayan Island A Solo Backpacking Adventure A place that simply called …A Paradise…… Backpacking is a great way of escaping the insanity of the city… This is the perfect way … Continue Reading →


Build Dreams, One Step at a Time

Back to School Project   Iraya Manyan Tribe, Sitio Latag, Barangay Udalo, Abra de Ilog Occidental Mindoro The advocacies and personal committment  of each member of the group Akyat Aral  to … Continue Reading →


Coron Island Adventure

Coron my first solo backpacking experience… This is the beginning…. For almost an hour land travel from the Busuanga Airport ( Francisco B. Reyes Airport), finally I reached Coron Town … Continue Reading →


Tinipak River

A Mythical Form of Wonder Daraitan, Tanay, Rizal/General Nacar, Quezon  Tinipak River “tee-nee-phuk” (carved rock) is a natural wonder in Daraitan. Most of the visitors address the place as  Daraitan or  Tanay, … Continue Reading →


Balete Tree (Banyan Tree)

    Balete Tree (also known as Balite or Baliti) are several species of the trees in the Philippines  from the genus  Ficus  that are broadly referred to as balete in the local language. A number of these are … Continue Reading →


Pantabangan Dam

 Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija (photo credit to www.nuevaecijapnp.com) Brief History The construction of the Dam had great economic and social impact on the live of the Pantabangenos. More than 8,000 hectares … Continue Reading →


Akyat Aral – It’s the mission of hope for the children..

   About Akyat Aral is a non profit group of Mountaineers/Outdoor Enthusiast/Hikers who have the same passion and advocacies for environment conservation and protection. The group are thoughtful individuals who … Continue Reading →

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Caramoan, The Philippine Secret Paradise

International Travel Magazines, Lonely Planet describes Caramoan as The Philippine Best Secret Paradise Caramoan and the rest of the island are just amazing…….. Its truly beautiful paradise… a real gem of … Continue Reading →


Mount Pulag

A Dream Has Come True It does not matter how slow you go, as long you don’t stop. (Confucius) Mount Pulag, acknowledge haven and paradise found for every climber and adventure seeker. … Continue Reading →


Mount Maculot/Rockies

    Cuenca Batangas Minor Climb Trail Difficulty: 2/9;Trail class 1-3  Mount Macolod, sometimes called Mount Makulot is a mountain located in north-west of Cuenca, Batangas, Philippines. This mountain is a tourist attraction to the … Continue Reading →


Madlum Extreme Adventure

Sitio Madlum is located in San Miguel Bulacan,. This is one of the 5 sitios of Baranggay(Village) Sibul. Madlum name was derived from Pampangenos term “Madlum” meaning dark, because of … Continue Reading →


Calvary Hills, Iguig Cagayan Valley

  Iguig Calvary Hills and a Parish of Saint James the Greater ( San Antonio de Galicia) Located about 16 kilometers from Tuguegarao City, Province of Cagayan Valley.  Calvary Hills … Continue Reading →


Calayan Island, Babuyan Group of Islands

Calayan Island – A Paradise Calayan Island – A Hidden Paradise…. …… endowed with nature’s beauty and preserve by its seclusion. Calayan Island – A Virgin Paradise….. ……unspoiled, unexploited, untouched rock formation, … Continue Reading →


Balete Cave

Balete Cave of Tinipak River  The cave was named Balete Cave because of the Balete Tree, exactly in front of the entrance of the cave. The spelunking started in a … Continue Reading →

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Pandan Island, Honda Bay, Puerto Princesa City

Feeding and Playing with the Fish Honda Bay serve as the  finale of our adventure in Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines. This is the second most visited, accessible, and the cheapest adventure … Continue Reading →


Potipot Island

Experience The Art of Doing Nothing PotipotIsland is truly gem of Zambales, a small and unhurried island, with not much to do, just relax, enjoy the scenery of the beach. It is … Continue Reading →


Year 2012 my most travel year

Year 2012 my most travel year.It was not a goal, its just happened because of the people I met.  January  Mount Pico de Loro, Ternate Cavite Mount Tarak, Mariveles Bataan … Continue Reading →


Pandan Island, Sablayan, Occidental Mindoro

Discovering Pandan Island   Pandan Island was discovered and the resort established in 1986 by a french adventure.  This tropical island retreat has been voted time and a time again … Continue Reading →


Pambato Reef, Puerto Princesa City

Pambato Reef “School in the Sea”  Palawan is blessed , when it comes to gift of nature, Great site for adventure and relaxation.  The home of exclusive and premier resorts white powdery pristine … Continue Reading →


The Puerto Princesa Underground River

The Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park is located about 50 kilometers north of the city center of Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, Philippines. The river also called Puerto Princesa Underground … Continue Reading →


Sagada -Adventure of the Lifetime

Sagada is a fifth class municipality, and one of the ten municipality of Mountain Province in Cordellera Region, Northern Philippines. Sagada – One of the most beautiful place in the … Continue Reading →


Bangui Wind Farm

The Heritage of Ilocos Norte, Philippines Of all the forces nature, we should think the winds contains the largest amount of power, that is the power to move things………. Woke … Continue Reading →


Finding Nemo in Pandan Island

Pandan Island in Sablayan Occidental Mindoro, offers a vast stretch of beach with pristine white sand, much like the more famous Boracay Island. It has shallow, temperate waters which are good for … Continue Reading →