Monday, August 21, 2017

2-Day Itinerary: Where To Go, Stay And Dine When In Tarlac

The dynamic “Melting Pot of Central Luzon”, which is a 2-hour drive from Manila, is packed with lots of local sites and exciting activities. You will surely enjoy what Tarlac has to offer, as it features notable and exciting destinations like the Monasterio de Tarlac, Aquino Center and Museum, and Kart City Tarlac. But if you’re looking for a more laid back escape, you can hit a few golf balls at the nearby Luisita Golf & Country Club, or go kayaking at the beautifully maintained Tarlac Recreational Park. All these and more can be found just in Tarlac. 


Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Microtel Tarlac: Your "Home Away From Home" In Central Luzon

Every Microtel Hotel has its similarities, especially when it comes to its distinct architecture, classy interiors, chiropractor-approved mattresses, and room configurations (amongst other things). But for every Microtel property in the Philippines, each one is still very different from the other, just like Microtel Tarlac. While strategically positioned to serve the needs of nearby companies, this international brand also serves as a venue for both rest and recreation.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Where To Go, Where To Eat & Where To Stay In Antipolo, Rizal | #TayoNaSaAntipolo

In the words of Ramon Mariñas, the Managing Director of Bienvenido Travel and Tours, “you’ll be surprised to know that one does not need to go far for a quick rest and recreation, as Antipolo’s proximity to the Philippine capital offer its visitors unique guest experiences.” Known for being the “City in the Sky”, given its highly elevated location and its scenic views of the metropolitan area, Antipolo is also recognized for its centuries-old churches (the Pilgrimage Capital of the Philippines), farms, gardens, resorts, spas, restaurants, delicacies (i.e. suman, roasted cashews) and many more. 


Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Mount Purro Nature Reserve: A Forest Farm Eco-Retreat in Calawis, Antipolo

13 years ago, I found myself taking part in a week-long immersion in Calawis, Antipolo – a social initiative that was organized by my college org (UPSCA). It was in that immersion that I was able to experience how it was to live in a barrio, and how to live together with a family other than my own. My “barriowork”, which focused on the rural poor, was an eye opener. Living without my usual comforts was challenging yet humbling at the same time. And remembering all of these memories brought me back to why I fell in love with Calawis. I was so happy to be back, and this time, to meet another gracious host: The Malvar Family. Mount Purro Nature Reserve is more than just an ecotourism destination with fully-equipped facilities and eco-friendly accommodations. They are the future.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Playa La Caleta: An Ecotourism Beach Resort in Morong, Bataan

If you’re looking for a beach escape that can be accessed by road from Manila, then head to Playa La Caleta -- an emerging beach destination in the town of Morong, Bataan. This eco-tourism resort with a 100-hectare cove is packed with all sorts of activities. You can swim by its white sand beach, trek by its lush forest, bathe in its waterfalls, or take a dip in Miguelito Island’s famous tidal pool.

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