Saturday, June 30, 2012

Lapu Lapu Monument in Cebu

Lapu-Lapu Monument is located inside an enclosed park at Punta Engaño on the northern side of Mactan Island, Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu. Mactan Shrine hosts “Kadaugan sa Mactan”, a re-enactment of the heroic Battle of Mactan every year during the battle’s anniversary.The Lapu-Lapu Monument can also be found inside Mactan Shrine. It is a 20-meter bronze statue of Lapu-Lapu holding a shield in one hand and “kampilan” sword on the other hand. 

Where to buy Pasalubong & Souvenir in Cebu City

The Lapu-Lapu Shrine in Punta Engaño, Mactan is said to mark the spot in buying affordable pasalubong items. A travel time of less than 30 minutes from the airport is all it takes for you to reach several pasalubong shops in the plaza adjacent to the Mactan Shrine. There are more items to choose like T-shirts, Keychain, Native Items, Bracelets, Hats, Shorts, Slippers and many more. 

Touchdown at Mactan-Cebu International Airport

The airport is the Philippines' second primary gateway after the NAIA airports in Metro Manila. The terminal building incorporates both international and domestic flights with a combined capacity for almost 5 million passengersIt's my second time to visit the Queen City of the South. I remember last time we had fun with my friends ken, vic, cha and vivelyn last December 2010. It was an early flight at NAIA Terminal 3, 4am bound to Cebu City and abu\out 1 hour and 15 minutes. Mactan-Cebu International Airport is one of the major cargo airports in the Visayas and has major international flights nowaday. The airport is nice, clean and easy to access by car,taxi or multicab.If budget is a concern, stay away from those yellow airport taxis. Expect P250 to 350 for your ride to the city center since you have to traverse Lapu Lapu City and Mandaue City to get to Cebu City. If you're heading to Talisay or Danao, then taxi would be an expensive option.  

Thursday, June 7, 2012

2012 Construction of Mambusao Plaza in Capiz

Mambusao is the cleaniest town and one of the first class Municipality in Capiz. Nowadays when I visited my hometown, there where some changes of our public plaza. The area is under renovation and I will be constructed for about 4-6 months. Im excited to see the new public plaza in my future vist. People in Mambusao is lso known to be a town of good musicians all over Capiz and Panay Island. Mambusao Capiz has its own annual festival the Inilusan Festival in honor of St. Catherine of Alexandria the patron Saint of the town. Celebrated during the 25th day of November. Inilusan which literally mean sharing of dish by neighbors.

How to Get to Paraiso Del Rio Mambusao in Capiz

Going to Paraiso Del Rio Mambusao Capiz:

From Roxas City:
Manila to Roxas City by plane is about 1 hour via Cebu Pacific and Philippine Airlines. From the airport take a tricyle going to Albar Jeepney Terminal located at Km 1 Roxas City. Then take a jeepney bound to Mambusao about 1 hour and a half travel period. Ask the driver to drop you off at Mambusao Public Market where the tricyle going to Barangay Tumalalod is located, about 20-30 minutes travel from the town of Mambusao to Paraiso Del Rio.

Where to stay in Mambusao Capiz?

ED & DATS MINI RESORTMambusao, Capiz
Tel. No. (036) 6470-256
Contact Person: Eduardo Lariosa

River Cruise & Revisiting Paraiso Del Rio Mambusao in Capiz

In Mambusao Capiz, one of the tourist attraction is Paraiso Del Rio located at Barangay Tumalalod, Mambusao Capiz, about 20 to 30 minutes travel from the town. They are offering boat rental or balsa, cottages, function area or pavillon for parties, reunion and any occasion. Enjoy the river bamboo adventures along the river dam or get some fish at their pond. It's open to public from 6:00am to 8:00pm only.

Paraiso Del Rio Fees & Amenities:
Entrance Fee: Php 5.00 per person
Rent of Kubo: Php 50.00 good for 12 persons.
Rent of Mini Hall: Php150.00
Pavillon/Reception Hall: Php 500.00(with comfort room,electricity,tables and chairs)
River Cruise: Php 300.00 for first 1 hour
Corkage: Php 50.00 /case of sofdrinks
              Php 100.00/ case of beer
              Php 10.00 / botlle of hard liquor

White Moon Bar at Manila Ocean Park

White Moon Bar is called by many as a hidden night-out gem in the heart. We had an event that night so I take some photos and post to my travel travel blog. The perfect spot for enjoying the bay breeze and Manila’s famous sunset while lounging in their comfy sofas. If you like the idea of a 'drink with a view', this is the place for you. Head down there towards sunset, grab a spot on the bar's white leather seats. So the next time you want to escape the city, don’t go too far and just visit WhiteMoon bar. Too bad they’re open only until around midnight. But I guess that’s okay, because I think the perfect time to be there is really during sunset.

White Moon Bar Contact Number:
Phone Number:  0917-8154181

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Century Old Kalibo Cathedral in Aklan

Don't forget to visit the Sto. Nino Shrine on the right side of the church to make a wish! Kalibo Cathedral is on the center of the town which nearly located the Provincial Capitol & public plaza. Every second week of January when it hosts the Ati-Atihan Festival, the grandest street party in entire Philippines. Devotees nowadays participate in the street dancing, novena and masses or fall in line at the century-old Kalibo Cathedral, with Kalibo Bishop Jose Corazon Tala-oc .The Kalibo Cathedral should ideally be your next stop over on your Kalibo or Boracay tours. The similarity is the architecture gives the impression that Kalibo Cathedral and Museo.

Aklan: Inside Kalibo International Airport

For visitors who love food, try to indulge in Aklan's special inside Kalibo International Airport. In the 2nd floor of the airport you can check the Airmall which can avail imported discounted products, the area is so clean and relaxing ambience. Airport is set for massive upgrade with the 3billion pesos budget approved By DOTC with the support of Sec. Mar Roxas and CAAP officials plus additional aircraft parking and airport lights and additional vehicular parking. When you’re in Aklan for your Boracay trip and you have time to spare, visiting Jojo’s Christmas Cottage at Sampaguita Gardens in New Washington, Aklan is well worth it. It’s a 10-minute ride from the Kalibo Airport.

Welcome to Kalibo International Airport in Aklan

Hello Kalibo International Airport! Talo pa ang airport ng Roxas City-,my citytown. Anyway, Kalibo in Aklan is a 45 minute flight from Manila with an additional 1.5 hour bus ride  if your going to Island of Boracay. For this trip I flying Philippines Airlines. There are two other airlines namely, Cebu Pacific, Air Phil Express and Zest Air both local airlines. Terminal fee cost Php. 30.00. Located at Barangay Pook Airport, Pook Kalibo, Aklan. The airport is about ten minutes from the main plaza of Kalibo. The airport services international destinations namely: Seoul-Incheon, Busan, Shanghai, Chengdu, Taipei, Beijing, Hong Kong and soon in Singapore.The Kalibo International Airport is now the busiest international and local flights in Western Visayas Region (Island of Panay) compared to other airports in the region. Regular and chartered flights and accommodated thousands of travelers during the holidays from Asian routes to the capital town of Kalibo.

Monday, June 4, 2012

How to Get to Kayak Inn (Kawa Hot Bath and Tibiao River Kayaking) in Antique

Going to Kawa Hot Bath & River Kayaking in Tibiao Antique:

From Iloilo City:
From Iloilo International Airport take a jeepney bound to city proper. Tibiao is 172 km from Iloilo City or a 3-4 hour drive to tibiao. Hourly bus trips and vans are available at the Molo Bus Terminal, in Iloilo City. Take the buses and vans plying the Iloilo-Caticlan or Iloilo-Culasi or Iloilo-Libertad or Pandan Antique routes.

From Caticlan, Aklan (Boracay):
 At the Caticlan terminal, buses and vans plying the Iloilo via San Jose route can take you directly to Tibiao, Antique. Tibiao is 93 km from Caticlan or a 2-3 hour drive.

Ask the driver to drop you to the public plaza of Tibiao, from there take a tricyle going to crossing Barangay Importante which cost you Php 20.00. Then habal habal ride about 20 minutes (single motorcycle) going to Kayak Inn where the Kawa Hot Bath, Tibiao River and Tibiao Hanging Bridge is located which I pay Php 100.00 pesos for 2 way ride (vice versa) Fees: Kawa Hot Bath for one hour cost  = Php 100.00.

Tibiao River & Kayak Inn Contact Number in Antique

Tibiao River is also known as Calauagan River. I only stayed and enjoyed the kawa hot bath for an hour then I immediately went to the river, taking some pictures and experience the cold water which flows toward the Kayak Inn were the Kawa Hot Bath is located. As per local people, Kayak Inn is the number one tourist attraction in the province of Antique. Ideal for white water kayaking by the Boracay based Tribal Adventure Group and one of the top kayaking spots in the Philippines.

Kawa Hot Bath Contact Numbers (Kayak Inn )
Look for Ms. Shiela Endrico (Caretaker)
Mobile: 0905-906238 / 09301375197 / 09215701947

Relaxing Kawa Hot Bath in Tibiao Antique

The most attractions in the town of Tibiao in Antique is to experience nature trekking, kayaking and kawa hot bath. Kawa is the hiligaynon term for a big wok or large flyer. There are three kawa in the Kayak Inn which located at Barangay Tigbaboy, Municipality of Tibiao, Antique Western Visayas. Tibiao is more than just a Boracay sidetrip, discover this place and experience the uniqueness of the town. They also offer waterfalls trek in Bugtong Falls, River-kayaking, night accomodation with foods.



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