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Top 10 Things to Do in Albay

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The province of Albay is known for the near perfect cone-shaped Mayon Volcano. It is also a province known for dishes that is garnished with the spicy sili

For those planning to visit the province, here's my
Top 10 Things to Do in Albay:
1. Go inside the bat infested bell tower of St. Michael Archangel Parish in Oas.


2. Buy tons of pili nits or sili as pasalubong (souvenir).


3. Ride a zipline on top of Lignon Hill in Legazpi City.


4. Admire the beauty of Cagsawa Ruins in Daraga.


5. Try out the sili ice cream of 1st Colonial Grill in Legazpi City.


6. Go on a pilgrimage to the old Spanish colonial era churches around Mayon Volcano.


7. Drive up to the Mayon Planetarium in Tabaco and enjoy the close up view of the volcano.


8. Go on a mini hike and walk around the "crater" of Kawa-Kawa Hill in Tabaco.


9. Go on a cave tour in Hoyop-Hoyopan cave in Camalig.


Batangas: Sta. Lucia Well

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Located in Taal in the province of Batangas, Sta. Lucia Well is a pilgrimage site that is said to contain miraculous healing waters.

According to oral and written accounts, the present location of the well was said to be the place where the Virgin Mary performed miracles. It was said that she endowed  the spring water there with healing powers. These stories date back to the Spanish colonial era, where it was also said that the Virgin Mary would often show herself to pilgrims by appearing as a reflection in the spring. These miracles were written and reported in the accounts of several Spanish priests of Taal.




Due to the influx of pilgrims (and probably due to their donations) a beautiful carved stone arch was constructed over the spring to give it a more aesthetic look. The spring was then named Ang Balon ng Sta. Lucia or Sta. Lucia Well. This stone arch can still be seen today (although parts of it were covered with vegetation already.



Today, Sta. Lucia Well is known as a sacred site a…

Top 10 Things to Do in Camiguin

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The province of Camiguin might be the second smallest province in the country but its outstanding beauty makes it one of the must-visit provinces in the Philippines.

For those who are planning to visit the province, here's myTop 10 Things to Do in Camiguin:
1. Say "hello" to Camiguin's ostriches in Mahinog Ostrich Breeding Farm.


2. Try out Camiguin's kiping.


3. Learn about the Giant Clams in the Giant Clam Nursery in Kabila White Beach.


4. Take a dip in Camiguin's many springs.


5. Visit and swim at Katiwasan Falls.


6. Buy and eat Camiguin's famous lansones.


7. Try eating fresh sea urchins.


8. Hike one of Camiguin's volcanoes.


9. Snorkel or dive around the Sunken Cemetery.


10. Go island hopping and take time to snorkel around White Island.


How about you? What are your Top 10 Things to Do in Camiguin?


Batangas: Palm Beach Resort

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Located in Brgy. Hugom, Laiya in San Juan Batangas, Palm Beach Resort is a high end resort that offers a quality escape from the hustle and bustle of city life.

Palm Beach Resort is perfect for family gatherings, company outings, barkada getaways, romantic dates, and even for those who prefer to be alone. Although the beach is not pure white, its close proximity to the marine sanctuary in Laiya-Hugom means that its waters are teeming with marine life, perfect for snorkeling and diving. During low tides, visitors can stroll around and explore the area that was once underwater. Puddles of sea water sometimes contain colorful fishes and a handful of mantis shrimp. 



Speaking of experiences, visitors can try out the banana boat, kayak, and the glass bottomed boat. Visitors can also try out the obstacle course and wall climbing. For me though, the best activity in Palm Beach Resort is to just bum around and enjoy the beauty of nature. 

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