10 Challenging Hikes in the Philippines – Bucketlist

  1. Mt. Apo (Kapatagan-Kidapawan) (Davao)
  2. Mt. Dulang-Dulang Traverse to Mt. Kitanglad; Mt. Kalatungan Traverse and White Peak (Mt. Pandadagsaan) (Bukidnon)
  3. Mt. Halcon (Mindoro)
  4. Mt. Guiting-Guiting (Mindoro)
  5. Mt. Iraya (Batanes)
  6. Mt. Amuyao Reverse Traverse (Mountain Province)
  7. Kibungan Cross-country Traverse (Benguet)
  8. Bakun Trio (Benguet)
  9. Pantingan-Tarak Traverse (Bataan)
  10. Mt. Sicapoo Traverse (Ilocos)

Burias Island Surprise (Philippines)

Burias Island, Masbate (Philippines)

Another amazing trip of 2017, my first time in #buriasisland left me breathless. 💚 🌊

Off the coast, we visited several islands including Alibijaban Island, which is part of the municipality of San Andres, Quezon Province, Tinalisayan Island, Animsola Island, Sombrero Island and Dapa/Snake Island.

Burias Island is one of the three major islands of Masbate province in the Philippines. It is separated from the Bicol Peninsula by the Burias Pass. The other two major islands are Ticao Island and Masbate Island. The Island has two municipalities, Claveria and San Pascual. (Wikipedia)

You may contact Travel Galore for packaged tours to Burias Island. (https://www.facebook.com/travelgalore07/posts/416309075373896:0)

TOUR ITINERARY
DAY 0: DEPARTURE FROM MANILA
8:00 PM Pick-up at McDo near SM North (across Trinoma)
10:30 PM Pick-up at SMX Convention Center (MOA)

DAY 1: MASBATE’S BURIAS ISLAND TOUR
7:00 AM Breakfast on Pax Account (Order Packed Lunch)
8:00 AM Arrival in San Andres, Quezon
*Purchase food (seafoods, snacks, water, etc) on pax account
10:00 AM Departure from San Andres Port
12:00 NN Lunch
01:00 PM Explore Snake/Dapa Island
02:30 PM Proceed to Sombrero Island
04:00 PM Swimming Activity and/or snorkeling at Sombrero Island
*Overnight stay at Sombrero Island
Note: All guests are advised to bring personal snorkeling gear.
07:00PM Dinner

DAY 2: MASBATE – BICOL – QUEZON ISLAND TOUR
05:00 AM Breakfast
06:00 AM Start of Island Hopping
09:00 AM Explore Tinalisayan Island/Sandbar
10:30 AM Swimming at Animasola Island
12:00 NN Lunch
01:00 PM Proceed to Alibijaban Island/Sandbar
04:00 PM Sightseeing/Swimming at Alibijaban Island/Sandbar
05:00 PM Return to San Andres Port
05:30 PM Return to Manila
12:00 MN Arrival in Manila

#travelph #summer #burias #wheretonext #dagat #vitaminsea

Burias Island, Masbate (Philippines)
Tinalisayan Island

Tinalisayan Island, Masbate

Tinalisayan Island, Masbate

Tinalisayan Island, Masbate

35 Things to do in the Philippines before exploring other countries

1. Go swim with the Whale Sharks in Donsol, Sorsogon and Oslob, Cebu
2. Visit Batanes Islands
3. Climb Mt. Pulag in Benguet
4. Go island hopping in Honda Bay and El Nido in Palawan and explore the Underground River
5. Hike Mt. Pinatubo and see the crater lake
6. Visit Malapascua and Bantayan Island in Cebu
7. Dive and see awesome marine life in Anilao, Batangas

Philippines

8. Go high! Visit Mountain Province of Sagada
9. Discover Bohol‘s popular spots — Chocolate Hills, Loboc River and white beaches.
10. Try wakeboarding in Camarines Sur and visit Caramoan
11. Go to Pampanga for sisig
12. Visit Camiguin Island
13. Go white water rafting in Cagayan de Oro.

El Nido

14. Visit Davao
15. Take shots of the caves in Tuguegarao
16. Enjoy the whole week in Boracay Island
17. See Mt. Mayon up close
18. Take shots of surfers in La Union or Siargao
19. Climb Mt. Guiting-guiting in Romblon
20. Spend weekend up north. Take a road trip to Ilocos
21. Check out Malate and Old Manila

22. Spend a weekend camping in Anawangin and Capones Island in Zambales
23. Eat freshly-picked strawberries in Strawberry Fields in La Trinidad, Benguet
24. Take a quick trip in Tagaytay
25. Enjoy a food trip in Iloilo City
26. See Hispanic houses in Vigan
27. If you want adventure, climb the mountains in Kibungan and Bakun, Benguet
28. Visit Bacolod City

Boracay Sunset

29. Go snorkeling in Puerto Galera
30. Go caving in Samar
31. Spend the whole week in Balabac Islands in Palawan
32. Go island hopping in Guimaras Island
33. If temperature rises in Manila, spend a weekend in Baguio
34. Chase some waterfalls

  • Malatan-og Falls in Negros Occidental
  • Pagsanjan Falls in Laguna
  • Fedisilian Falls in Sagada
  • Tappiya Falls in Batad Banaue
  • Tinuy-an Falls in Bislig, Surigao del Norte
  • Amandaraga Falls in Samar
  • Tamaraw Falls in Mindoro
  • Tinago Falls in Iligan
  • Alalum Falls in Bukidnon

35. Enjoy the finest sands of Calaguas Island

Bohey Dulang Island in Semporna, Sabah

Bohey Dulang Island

One of the most visited places in Semporna is the Pulau Bohey Dulang (Bohey Dulang island). It is located off the east coast of Sabah, Malaysia. (See this page on how to get to Semporna)

Bohey Dulang island is part of Tun Sakaran Marine Park (aka. Semporna Islands Park), which consists of the islands of Bodgaya, Sabangkat, and Salakan, the sand cays of Maiga, Sibuan, and Mantabuan, and the patch reefs of Church and Kapikan.

 

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A view from the top of Bohey Dulang island. (c) Michael Yap Photography
Video

Exploring the depths of Enchanted River in Surigao del Sur, Philippines

February 2013
Exploring the depths of Enchanted River [Full Clip]
Location: Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur, Philippines

Divers/Underwater Videographers: Carlo Castro, Carlos Esteban & Roy
Video Editing/Videographer: Michael Yap

see more photos of Enchanted River: https://michaelyapphotography.wordpress.com/2013/03/03/enchanting-enchanted-river-in-surigao-del-sur/

2013 in Photos

Location: Philippines

Compiling my favorite shots for each month.

January

Balite Falls, Cavite
Balite Falls, Cavite

February

Enchanted River by Michael Yap Photography
Enchanted River, Surigao

March

Callao Cave, Tuguegarao
Callao Cave, Tuguegarao

April

Nagsasa Cove

May

La Union
La Union

June

El Nido, Palawan
El Nido, Palawan

July

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei

August

Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong
Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong

September

Coron, Busuanga
Sunset in La Sirenetta, Coron

October

November

Moalboal, Cebu
Moalboal, Cebu

December

Boracay Island
Boracay Island

Ultimate Travel Bucket List 2014

Ditumabo Falls
Ditumabo Falls
Ditumabo Falls

1. Bataan

Long Exposure Photography maybe.

2. Corregidor Island

Go back in time

3. Calaguas Island, Camarines Norte

White sand beach!

4. Mt. Pulag, Benguet

1st climb: Worst!
2nd climb: hoping I could take photos of the Sea of clouds

5. Potipot Island, Zambales

Boracay Island: 15 years ago

6. Ilocos Norte

I enjoyed Pagudpud beach and Bangui Windmills. There’s so much more…

7. Dumaguete-Apo Island

Snorkeling and Island hopping maybe.

8. Siquijor Island

Enjoy white sand beach and take shots of ‘wish you were here’ stuff

9. Bantayan and Camotes Island, Cebu

Nice place for ‘wish you were here’ posts

10. Oslob, Cebu

Butandings!

11 . Dinagat Island

Island hopping

12. Siargao Island

Surfing again!

Baler: Dicasalarin Cove on a rainy day

Location: Baler, Aurora

Dicasalarin Cove is a privately-owned, secluded white sand beach located on the foot of Sierra Madre mountain range facing the Pacific Ocean.

Due to a Tropical Depression, we didn’t have a nice weather. The sky was just plain white with little clouds, continuous rain, not a good time for shooting a beach (unless you’re into bad weather photography)

Dicasalarin Cove

Dicasalarin Cove

Dicasalarin Cove

Dicasalarin Cove