Tips & Tricks
Mount Pinatubo (Cabusilan Mountains, Luzon) – a 3-hour drive northwest of Manila will take adventurous eco-tourist to another active Filipino volcano: Mount Pinatubo. Its last eruption was in 1991. It is one of a chain of volcanoes known as the Luzon volcanic arc, which is the result of the Oceanic Philippine plate being sub ducted […]
Puerto Galera (Oriental Mindoro) – this beach (located on Mindoro island, just south of Luzon Island – where Manila is located) is a favored beach destination for those familiar with the Philippines. Along with sunbathing and water sports activities, visitors will be amazed to know that dolphin and whale watching is often conducted from here.
Star City (Vicente Sotto St, Manila, Metro Manila) – this is another Manila area amusement park (located near the Cultural Center of the Philippines in Pasay City). An array of roller coaster, Ferris wheel, water and swing rides rule the day here. While the regular admission (to the park only) is P65, the “ride-all-you-can” admission […]
Manila Zoo (Adriatico St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila) – opened in 1959, Manila Zoo has a land area of 5.5 hectares and has a current population of about 500 animals. There are 106 species, among which are 30 different kinds of mammals, 63 reptile species and 13 types of birds. In addition to popular zoo […]
Manila Contemporary (Whitespace, 2314 Chino Roces Avenue, Pasong Tamo Extension, Makati City, Metro Manila) – this is a major destination for those interested in Manila’s art scene. This gallery (organized by investor Valentine Willie) hosts a variety of world-class exhibitions of both local and international artists. He has cross-promoted artists from Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and […]
Mayon Volcano (Albay, Luzon) – located 9 hours southeast of Manila (via car) this is an active volcano within a natural park in Albay (Luzon Island). Adventurous eco-tourists interested in seeing an active volcano will note that this volcano spewed lava as recently as September 2014 (causing nearby locals who lived within 6 km of […]