Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines

Nacpan Beach, El Nido, Palawan, Philippines (An AcrossCities FAQ Series)   NACPAN BEACH, EL NIDO TRAVEL GUIDE CONTENTS SUMMARY (1) Where is Nacpan Beach? (2) Why Should I Go? (3) How do I go to Nacpan Beach? (4) Where do I Stay in Nacpan (or Calitang) Read More …

Bacolod Travel Guide

The capital of Negros Occidental and nicknamed the city of smiles, Bacolod is the perfect trip to have when: (1) there is a seat sale; (2) you need a really quick getaway, if possible without having to take a leave; and / or (3) your Read More …

Overnight Camping Trip in Kalanggaman Island, Palompon, Leyte

Overnight Camping Trip in Kalanggaman Island, Palompon, Leyte It’s hard to believe that the temperature on the morning of the 18th of April was “just” 32 degrees Celsius seeing how the exposed part of my feet was toasted deep, deep brown by the time the van Read More …

Kahuna Resort & Spa [San Juan, La Union, Philippines]

The ideal vacation for me is at least 4 days / 3 nights, but life doesn’t always give you the ideal, so sometimes you gotta accept a one-nighter. This works great if you just need a breather, a change of scene, and you have either Read More …

Kanla-ob – Kawasan Canyoneering in Cebu (Travel Guide)

“Tatalon na ‘yan! Tatalon na ‘yan!” “One, two, three!” “You can do it!” “May flight pa tayo mamaya dalian mo!” A cacophony of cheers and yells rang in my ear – both from my friends who have all successfully jumped the 15-20ft dive and were Read More …

Swimming with Sea Turtles in Apo Island

Apo Island Small boat (up to 4pax): Php2,000 Big boat (up to 8pax): Php3,000 Environmental Fee: Php100/pax Snorkeling gear: Php100/pax Life vest: Php100/pax Guide (required): Php300/group Apo Island. Is that in Occidental Mindoro? Nope! That’s Apo Reef. In Davao? Nope. There is a Mount Apo Read More …

Coco Grove Groovin’

Coco Grove Beach and Dive Resort, Siquijor www.cocogrovebeachresort.com reservations@cocotravelsafaris.com +6335 225 5490 Once upon a time, there was a woman known as Maria. She hailed from Cebu, but uprooted herself and transferred to Siquijor where she started her healing practice and became known as the Read More …

Praying for Himala sa Simala [Simala Church, Cebu]

The easiest isn’t always the best. That was the lesson I had to be reminded of the hard way on my 30th birthday, as we spent a gruelling 17 hours riding all imaginable modes of transportation. I am not even kidding — 1 Plane 1 Read More …

Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar

“Free ka bukas? Punta kami Acuzar sa Bataan.” No sooner had I received the message than I replied with an emphatic YES!, never mind that I had something scheduled on that day. I had actually been trying to book a night at this resort, but Read More …

Acuatico Infinity Pool

They might as well just call themselves that – Acuatico Infinity Pool – because that’s all they’ve got going, really. So when you come to Acuatico, make sure to bring along your best friends. It’s probably the only way to feel that your 3++-hour trip Read More …