Cotivas Island in Caramoan

Cotivas Island Caramoan Camarines Sur Beach Peninsula Sand Tip Point Tide Resort Location Snorkeling Surf BoatThe Cotivas island is a small island between two larger islands at the northernmost part of the Caramoan peninsula. Cotivas Island is the most remote island among the islets of Caramoan in Camarines Sur. Notable for its golden sand beach tip and coconut trees that proliferate at the middle of the island. It is a usual beach stop for the island hopping itinerary due to its calm waves being protected by 2 larger islands on both of its sides and the huts that provide shelter. Because of its secluded location with very few local inhabitants, the island is extra peaceful and quiet. There are no infrastructures but only the sand, the beaches and the trees. It was all nature and yourself, which can make you feel like a castaway and totally withdrawn from the noise and stress of modern city life. Cotivas Island is perfect for beach bumming mainly because of its serene and concrete Continue reading

El Rio y Mar Resort Coron

El Rio y Mar Resort PalawanA charming resort, it is located in Coron Palawan, and offers picturesque views of the calming blue waters, beautiful bay and the hills. Encircled by a tropical ambience, El Rio y Mar Island is a 45 minute flight from Manila to Busuanga and another 30 minutes by land or boat to the resort. With its unique flora and fauna environment, the resort has a romantic ambience combined with the serenity and beauty of the natural environment. The resort is set amidst a 500-meter stretch of pure white-sand beach, distinctive panoramic view with enchanting mangroves, and breathtaking neighboring islands. Guests can also relax in the well-maintained swimming pool with crystal clear waters. El Rio Y Mar Resort is indeed worth a visit! Continue reading

Ayuquitan Festival in Basay

Ayuquitan Festival Negros OrientalThe Ayuquitan Festival is held every May in Basay, Negros Oriental province. Street dancing and showdown competitions dramatizing the old name of San Jose town (Ayuquitan) which is derived from the vernacular “inukitan” or the chaff and hulls of fruits after birds have picked at the crops.  Highlights the feast of patron St Joseph. Streetdancing and showdown competitions. Main feature is the re-telling of the origin of the town’s place name. It is said that in olden times, Spanish colonials came to the town and encountered a native beside a pile of husks, the( “inukitan” ) or left-overs of fruits and grain after birds have pecked the meat. The Spanish visitors asked for the name of the place.  The native, not understanding a word but assuming it to Continue reading

San Jose Island

San Jose Island RomblonThe coastline of San Jose or otherwise called Carabao Island is found at the southern most tip of Romblon, strategically located between the famous island-resort of Boracay and Tablas Island. It is bounded in the southwestern of the municipality of Santa Fe and facing Boracay Island. The island is gifted with a diverse geographic profile. Its irregular coastline where white sugar refined beaches are located. Continue reading

Pangabitkabiton Falls in Jamindan

Pangabitkabiton Falls JamindanPangabitkabiton Falls is located at Barangay San Jose. It is and the water shed down to its tributaries and one tourist potential to reckon with. Its aquamarine deep waters reat alongside the steep sloping rocks somewhat like a wall of 70 inclinations. The drop-off water is only a few feet that intertwine the rocky banks of the river. The deep water has been preserved due to no occurrence of silts. Enjoy the rivers cooling sensation at the mountainous outskirt of Brgy. San Jose, in Jamindan, Capiz Province. Continue reading

The Shrine of St Joseph the Patriarch in San Jose

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Photo courtesy of theviajeronapinoy.blogspot.com

The Shrine of St. Joseph the Patriarch is located in the town proper and is a popular Catholic pilgrimage site. It was once built with cogon and bamboo by Augustinian friars around 1788. The present structure was built on 1812 under the supervision of a famous botanist Fr. Manuel Blanco, OSA. It has single-aisled interior which offers an unobstructed view of the large main altar. The altar is massive, with six rounded columns encircling the image of St. Joseph. Outside a multi-tiered belfry stands which was built in the latter part of the 19th century; a bridge offers passage to the church over the Malaquing Tubig River.

Boso Boso Church Ruins in Antipolo

Boso Boso Church Ruins AntipoloThe Boso-boso church was established as a church mission by the Jesuit Priests in 17th century in the patronage of Our Lady of Annunciation (Nuetra Señora de la Anunciata). It was the first catholic church built in Antipolo. Transferred its management to Secular Priest in 1768. It was destroyed by an earthquake on June 18, 1880. Vacated in 1930 when the town was transferred to give way on the construction of a proposed dam. And then, back in place where the project did not prospered. The church was burned down during World War II in 1943 and turned into ruin. It was rebuilt in its original state in 1995 by the help of the patron’s devotees.