Amenia Beach Resort in San Andres

Amenia Beach Resort Palawig San Andres Catanduanes Location Water Sand Surf Tide Sports Mayon Bulusan Snorkeling Depth Scuba Diving Hotel Location Distance Boat Tour Guide Barangay Visit Fishing The Amenia Beach Resort is located in Palawig, San Andres in Catanduanes Province. The Amenia Beach Resort is a place to enjoy the vantage view of the beautiful sunset and where one could take a full view of the breathtaking perfect silhouette of Mayon Volcano and its neighbor, Bulusan Volcano, in the distance. Reeling with the textures of the sun, sea and sand, one can easily lose oneself and be drifted away while leisurely walking along the stretch of its powdery-white sands and dabbling in its undeniably tamed waters. Continue reading

The Luyang Cave in San Andres

Luyang Cave San Andres Catanduanes Location Entrance Moro Cavern Sili Size Hiking Trail Depth Distance Difficulty Visit Tour Guide Stalactite Length Stalagmite Map Route Spelunking History Discovery The Luyang Cave is located in San Andres in Catanduanes Province. Inside Luyang Cave are corridors of majestic and huge stalactite and stalagmite pillars and rock formations. Hanging from the ceilings and walls of the cave are numerous bats that inhabit the entire cave. The Luyang Cave is the location where native Filipinos sought refuge against the Moro pirates during the 17th century. The villagers who took refuge inside Luyang Cave covered its entrance with dried tree branches and twigs to conceal the cave, and they used ground “sili” leaves and fruit to discourage the invaders from entering the cave. The pirates eventually found the cave and its entrance; When the invaders finally tried to enter the cave, the inhabitants burned the pile thinking that the smoke would prevent them from going inside. But the wind direction instead blew the smoke towards Continue reading

San Andres in Tablas

Sapatos Point San Andres RomblonSan Andres, a former barangay of Odiongan which became a municipality on 1920 is a coastal town on the north western portion of Tablas Island occupying an approximately 11,200 hectares land area. It is bounded on the north by the Municipality of Calatrava, on the South of Odiongan, on the East by San Agustin and on the West by Tablas Strait.

The present municipality of San Andres was formerly a native village settlement of nipa huts known by the name Parpaguha, after a bird’s name Parpaguha was a big and rare bird that had its nest among the thickets of trees along the river bank where settlement was located. Continue reading

San Andres Church in Masinloc

San Andres Church MasinlocIt is one of the cultural heritage churches in the Philippines because of a polychrome portal leading to the choir loft. It was built with coral stones by Augustinian Recollects in the 18th century and is approximately 400 years old. It is the oldest church in the Diocese of Iba and it has a stood intact until it was damage by an earthquake in the early 1990’s.
Being the first town founded by the Spaniards in Zambales in 1607, the town got its name from jinlocs – plant that was abundant to the place when the settlers came times, included certain parts of Pangasinan and Bolinao. Continue reading