Discovery Country Suites Hotel View

Places to Visit South of Manila

This time we spent a couple of days going South of manila to check on our known hotels, resorts and restaurants and possibly find new places. Unfortunately We were not able to find a 5 star resort with 5 star service and food. Even the prices sometimes suggest otherwise a 5 star experience its better not to be expected. In …

Maligcong Rice Terraces

Customize Trip to the Banaue Rice Terraces & Beyond

One of my favorite vacation destinations in the Philippines is the North. Especially the area between Vigan and Tuguegarao. Places from East to West especially worth a visit are Vigan, Sagada, Banaue and Kalinga. The scenic route is via Cervantes and Tabuk/Kalinga road passing numerous mountains, sloping man-made rice terraces and local villages. We are the biggest, most knowledgeable and …

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10 cool things you can do in Boracay Island

When we first arrived at Caticlan airport in 1996 the runway on this small 7 x 4 km island was barely 500+ meters long. A siren would go-off from the watchtower, so that crossing pedestrians (and cows ….) would know to clear the runway for a small plane.  A small outrigger boat with bamboo poles on both sides brought us …

Amorita Beach shorline-Bohol

Exploring Bohol

Bohol is a great place to visit. Things to do: rent a bike, diving, enjoy the beach, Island hopping of some very beautiful Islands, Dolphin watching, cruise the River, Visit Hinagdanan cave, Check out for old churches, see the famous chocolate hills & tarsier, take a hot air ballon flight and/ or enjoy Danao adventure park with activities e.g. zipline …

Limestone Cliffs in Palawan Philippines

Palawan at its Best

One aspect of our job is to remain updated with our destinations, tours being offered and (new) hotels. 3 months ago we visited Coron in Palawan and last week the Southern part of Palawan including Puerto Princesa, Sabang, Port barton in El nido was on our list. Most foreign arrivals in Puerto Princesa are going immediately to El nido and other places in Palawan and do …

Banaue mountains trekking to reach peak

Visit to Banaue

After a week of work in the Philippines and with little time left, we wanted to visit the rice terraces in Ifugao. From the Netherlands we contacted Filipino travel center and arranged a 4 day tour to the rice terraces of Banaue in the beginning of September 2016. We visited Banaue, Batad and Sagada. We had a wonderful trip! Our …

tourists enjoying our Vigan tour_ pottery making

People of the Philippines

The tropical country of The Philippines has a population of around 100 million people. About 60 etnic minority groups exist in The Philippines. Many still practice their traditional customs.