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This man comes from a tribe in southern Palawan Island, The Philippines. Members of his tribe come to the Puerto Princesa, the biggest city on the island, to demonstrate some of their survival skills to tourists to make money to help support their tribal culture.
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Oriental Mindoro is making big waves as one of the primary ecotourism destinations
in the Philippines. Covering an area of 4,238.4 square kilometers, the
province is surrounded by lush green forests and crystal clear waters
harboring various animal and plant species. A study revealed that
Oriental Mindoro, which is located in Southern Tagalog Region, is among
the places blessed with a rich biodiversity across the Philippines and
Its unspoiled beaches make Oriental Mindoro a favorite among water
sports enthusiasts. They said that the province, which is situated
around 140 kilometers south of Manila, has some of the countrys best
diving spots. Easy access to public transport also allows Oriental
Mindoro to become a magnet for local and foreign tourists seeking to
have a break from the city life. Currently, there are a combined 35
daily trips from Batangas City International Port to Calapan.
Tourists will never run out of activities to do in the province. A wide selection of attractions
from pristine beaches to colorful festivals awaits visitors in Oriental
Mindoro. The following are some of the reasons why this island paradise
is one of the leading travel destinations in the Philippines.
Aside from Boracay and Palawan, Puerto Galera is home to some of the
countrys finest beaches. This coastal town, which is only roughly three
hours from Manila, boasts of some of the most diverse coral reef diving
sites in Asia. Two of the top attractions in town are Sabang Beach and
White Beach. There are dozens of resorts and accommodations that will
fit your interest and budget in Puerto Galera.
Oriental Mindoro is also an ideal place for the adventurous. The
municipality of Baco is home to Mt. Halcon, the third highest peak in
the country. Towering over 8,000 feet above sea level, the mountain
provides a sanctuary for a wide variety of flora and fauna. Despite its
enticing beauty, Mt. Halcon is considered the most difficult to climb
among Philippine mountains due to frequent rains and occasional floods.
Another popular attraction in Oriental Mindoro is Aras Cave. This
natural wonder in the municipality of San Teodoro has unique stalactite
formations. What keeps tourists from flocking to this cave is the
presence of a falls inside. Aras Cave has placed San Teodoro on the
local tourism map.
One of the highly anticipated events in the province is the Sanduguan
Festival. This annual merrymaking marks the first barter trade between
early tribesmen and Chinese traders in 900 AD. Sanduguan Festival, which
is held in the provincial capital, Calapan, on the third week of April,
features various activities such as street dancing, agriculture fairs,
and dance competitions.
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Travelers looking to rev up their spiritual life need not go any
farther than the Philippines,
which is home to some of the worlds oldest and beautiful churches. The
archipelago of 7,107 islands, which was under Spanish rule for more
than 300 years, is the largest Catholic country in Asia. Hundreds of
churches have been constructed across the nation since the Spaniards
arrived in the Philippines in 1521. With its rich religious heritage,
the Philippines is cashing in on pilgrimage tourism to boost its
Wise men in the travel industry believe that tourism is not only
centered on man-made and natural attractions but also on meaningful
rituals that are based on religious faith. Large churches made from
indigenous materials have placed the Philippines on the tourism map.
This makes the country a versatile player in the sector, as it has a lot
of attractions to offer from exquisite natural wonders to colorful
events and festivals. Since a whole day, maybe even a week or a month,
is not enough to visit all the historic and elegant churches in the
country, the following travel
information might help in your ultimate spiritual trip to this
pre-dominantly Catholic nation.
San Agustin Church
Have a trip down memory lanes by visiting San Agustin Church in Manila.
Constructed in 1607, this place of worship is considered the oldest
standing church in the Philippines. The church, which is made from adobe
stones, has withstood several world wars and numerous earthquakes. A
point of interest inside San Agustin Church is the magnificent trompe
l’oeil mural on its ceiling and walls.
One of the notable travel destinations
in northern Philippines is the Paoay Church in Ilocos Norte. Completed
in 1894, the church is an excellent example of Baroque architecture.
This UNESCO World Heritage Site has 24 massive curved buttresses
designed to withstand powerful earthquakes. Its bell tower was used by
local militants as an observation post in their revolt against Spanish
Barasoain Church in Malolos, Bulacan, ranks among the most historic
sites in the Philippines. Dubbed as the Cradle of Democracy in the
East, this 17th century structure was the site of the First
Philippine Congress in September 29, 1898. Barasoain Church was
destroyed at the height of the Philippine Revolution but was renovated
several times to preserve its original structure.
Basilica del Santo Niño
Another top pilgrimage destination in the country is Basilica del Santo
Niño. Located in the heart of Cebu City, this 16th century
church was erected on the same spot where Spanish explorers purportedly
found a sculpture of the child Jesus in 1565. A side trip in this
historic site is a visit to a museum showcasing the history of
Christianity in Cebu. The basilica remains under the Order of St.
Aside from the worlds famous Chocolate Hills, tourists flock to Bohol
to catch a glimpse of the Dauis Church. Located on the island of
Panglao, this place of prayer is also called the Our Lady of Assumption
Church. Catholic faithfuls believe that the well located in front of the
altar contains water that has medicinal powers.
Another famous pilgrimage site in the Philippines is the Quiapo Church
in Manila. It is home to the Black Nazarene, a life-sized, dark-colored
sculpture of Jesus Christ bearing a cross. Due to the growing number of
devotees, Catholic leaders launched an expansion project in 1984.
Outside the church, you can find hordes of vendors selling various goods
from religious items to traditional medicines.
Philippines is your travel buddy. We have information about the
destinations, how to get there, what to do while in the area and more!
Destinations in the beaches or in the mountains, destinations under
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Local Philippines will most likely feature it.
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Paraluteres prionurus male, Panglao, Philippines
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