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Monday, April 30, 2007

Destination: Makati City

Makati is the Central Business District of the Philippines. it is the most sophisticated city in the Philippines and one of the best in asia. it is known for its highly cosmopolitan culture many expats live and work here. it is also the head quarters of some of the worlds top company's in asia. Makati is home for the rich and Famous of the Philippines so expect Tight Security in the city. High Rise Living,5star restaurants,high end shopping,dusk till dawn nightlife are just some of the few things makati offers to its visitor. Expect to Drop Big Bucks as the city tends to be expensive from parking fee to food and accomodation. so if you are planning to rock it like a rockstar this is the place for you. but if you are a budget traveller u dont have to worry as makati is still the place for you to enjoy there are numerous budget hotels and restaurants around for budget travellers . so if you are into urban scene makati is the place to be.

Getting there:

Makati is a short 15 minute-drive from the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) and the Manila Domestic Airport. Air-conditioned buses plying the Epifanio De los
Santos Avenue (EDSA) route from Baclaran in Paranaque to Quezon City and Kalookan City pass through the Central Business District (CBD) daily. Jeepneys ply Makati's inner roads, and connect the city to its surrounding towns and cities. The Manila Rail Transit (MRT) on EDSA has three stations located in Makati : Guadalupe, Buendia and Ayala Avenue.

Photo Gallery of Makati City

Makati City View From The Top

Ayala Avenue

High Rise Condos and offices

Greenbelt By Night

Ayala Center

Where To Stay

Here are the 5 star hotel in Makati

Shangri-La Hotel Makati

Ayala Ave. cor. Makati Ave.Makati City
Tel: (63+2) 813-8888Fax: (63+2) 813-5499, (63+2) 813-5049
Modes of payment: All major credit cards
Room rates per day: $265 - $2900

Makati Shangri-La, Manila is located at the center of Manila's most prestigious business, shopping and entertainment district. Just 20 minutes away from the international airport, this award-winning hotel offers exquisite comfort and world class luxury. From its exceptionally spacious and beautifully appointed rooms to its lavish restaurants and exciting bars, its high-speed internet access to its full-service Spa and Fitness Center, Makati Shangri-La lives up to its reputation as Manila's leading hotel.

Services and facilities:

703 guest rooms, 95 suites
swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, gift shop, business center, air-conditioned rooms, mini-bar, drug store, kiosk, florist, barber shop, beauty salon, tennis court, heated pool, shopping arcade, steam bath, jacuzzi, and health club
14 function rooms for weddings, meetings, other social functions with maximum capacity for 2566 persons
room service, laundry service, valet parking, limousine service, cable tv, safety deposit box, IDD/NDD telephone, secretarial service,fax service, courier service, airline & ticket reservations, airport assistance & transfer, car rental, complimentary shoe shine service, complimentary newspapers, concierge, and medical clinic
restaurants within the hotel.

Intercontinental Manila

Ayala Avenue.Makati City

Tel: (63+2) 815-9711Fax: (63+2) 817-1330
Web site:
Modes of payment: All major credit cards, Cash
Room rates per day: $65 - $468

Services and facilities:

338 guest rooms, 77 suites
swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, gift shop, business center, tennis court, basketball, squash, golf course, tea & coffee-making facilities, internet, fax, photocopier, mobile phone, shopping arcade, in-room safe, air-conditioned rooms, library, computer/printer
9 function rooms for weddings, meetings, other social functions with maximum capacity for 1000 persons
room service, laundry service, valet parking, limousine service, cable tv, secretarial services, butler services, courier services, IDD/NDD telephone, car rental, airport transfers, travel assistance, beauty salon & barber shop, guestNet, medical/dental clinic, card key system, in-room safe, highly-advanced life safety system,
restaurants within the hotel.

New World Renaissance Hotel

Esperanza St. cor. Makati Ave.Makati City

Tel: (63+2) 811-6888Fax: (63+2) 811-6777
Modes of payment: All major credit cards, Cash
Room rates per day: $250-$1100

Renaissance Makati City Hotel is a 25-storey deluxe hotel situated in the heart of the country's financial and commercial capital, Makati City.

Services and facilities:

611 guest rooms
swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, gift shop, business center, mini-bar, air-conditioned rooms, coffee & tea making facility, piped-in music, steambath, non-smoking floors, specially-fitted guest rooms for handicapped guests, barber shop, beauty salon, entertainmnet center, golf course, and 12-store arcade
10 function rooms for weddings, meetings, other social functions with maximum capacity for 800 persons
room service, laundry service, valet parking, limousine service, cable tv, air transportation, car rental, shoe shine, wake up call, tour desk, baby cribs, iron/ironing board, medical/dental clinic, foreign currency exchange, massage service, IDD/NDD telephone, fax services, complimentary international newspapers & business ma
restaurants within the hotel include
Bocarino's, Emperor Court, New World Hotel Coffee Shop

Dusit Hotel Nikko

Ayala CentreMakati CityMetro
Manila Philippines
Tel: +63 (2) 867 3333

For business or leisure, the five-star Dusit Hotel Nikko places you perfectly in the heart of Manila. Situated in Makati, Metro Manila’s premier financial, commercial, entertainment and shopping district, the Dusit Hotel Nikko is within easy walking distance to many Manila attractions and is just 30 minutes from Ninov Aquino International Airport.
Elegant decor is reflected throughout this luxurious Manila hotel. The 542 well appointed guest rooms and suites, including 21 extra-spacious Landmark Suites, two Ambassador Suites and one Presidential Suite, offer the utmost in comfort. Each guest room or suite at the Dusit Hotel Nikko is tastefully furnished and offers panoramic views of Makati’s premier business area skyline as well as an in-room safe, minibar and satellite television with multi channels.


The Business Centre
offers a full range of services from telecommunications, including Internet, secretarial and meeting services with modern business equipment and facilities.
Location: 2nd floor
Open:Daily - 7:00 am to 10:00 pm

The Heath and Fitness Centre
features state-of-the-art exercise equipment and massage facilities. The facility is supervised by qualified fitness professionals, specialising in personalised exercise programming and nutrition counselling.
Location: 2nd floor
Open:Monday to Friday - 6:00 am to 10:00 pm Saturday and Sunday - 8:00 am to 8:00 pm
Outdoor Swimming Pool Ideal for sunbathing and taking a break for a relaxing hour or two.
Hotel Facilities and Services
Airport transfer
Baby-sitting service
Barber and beauty salon
Business Centre
Car rental
Foreign exchange service
In-house doctor
Laundry and dry-cleaning services
Room Service
Shopping arcade
Shops and boutiques
Sightseeing tours
Valet parking

The Peninsula Manila
Corner of Ayala and Makati Ave.
1226 Makati City, Metro Manila,

Republic of the Philippines
Tel: (63-2) 887 2888Fax: (63-2) 815 4825

Elegantly furnished in classic style, The Peninsula Manila's 498 rooms and suites provide modern, technologically advanced conveniences, including complimentary broadband Internet access for all hotel guests. The Club Floor has been designed with the needs of business travelers in mind and offers an exclusive Club Lounge, serving complimentary continental breakfast, afternoon tea, and cocktails, as well as a boardroom, Business Center, and Butler service.

Modes of payment: All major credit cards, Cas
Room rates per day: $295 -$2700
Services and facilities:
525 guest rooms, 47 suites
swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, gift shop, business center, fax machine, air-conditioned rooms, in-room safe, coffee & tea-making facilities, mini-bar, jacuzzi, and steam bath
12 function rooms for weddings, meetings, other social functions with maximum capacity for 800 persons
room service, laundry service, valet parking, limousine service, cable tv, IDD/NDD telephone, car rental, voice mail, pay-per-view movies, 24- hour concierge, airport transfers, helicopter services, massage services, and beauty salon
restaurants within the hotel.

More Hotel

City Garden Hotel (Makati)
Makati City
Tel: (632) 899-1111Fax: (632) 899-1415
Web site:
Modes of payment: All major credit cards, Cash
Room rates per day: $54 - $81

Services and facilities:

150 guest rooms
swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, gift shop, business center, air-conditioned rooms, non-smoking rooms, helipad, coffeeshop
room service, cable tv, IDD/NDD telephone & voice messaging, in-room safety deposit box, electronic door lock system, massage services, internet connection
restaurants within the hotel.

Mercure Millenium Plaza Hotel
Makati Ave. cor. Eduque St.
Makati City
Tel: (+632) 899-4718, (63+2) 899-4747
Fax: (+632) 899-4755, (63+2) 899-4746
Modes of payment: All major credit cards, Cash
Room rates per day: $35 - $252

Services and facilities:
252 guest rooms
swimming pool, sauna, gym, business center, air-conditioned rooms, minibar, barbershop / beauty parlor, coffee shop, and jacuzzi
room service, laundry service, valet parking, cable tv, massage service, 24- hour security, foreign currency exchange, IDD/NDD telephone, transportation service, foreign currency exchange, safety deposit box, and indoor parking.

Royal Bellagio Hotel
5010 P. Burgos St.Poblacion,
Makati City
Tel: (63+2) 899-5555Fax: (63+2) 897-2056
Modes of payment: All major credit cards, Cash
Room rates per day: from $50

Services and facilities:

56 guest rooms
1 function room with maximum capacity for 50 persons
room service, cable tv, Wi-fi Access

The Copa Businessman's Hotel
912 Pasay Road.Makati City
Tel: (63+2) 844-8811Fax: (63+2) 844-6126

Services and facilities:

35 guest rooms, 6 suites
business center, and coffee shop
room service, laundry service, cable tv, transportation service, safety deposit box, basement parking, stand-by generator, IDD/NDD telephone, dry cleaning services, voice mail box, and fax service.

Asian Mansion II Condotel
107 Dela Rosa St. cor. Nieva St.Legaspi Village,
Makati City
Tel: (63+2) 844-9061Fax: (63+2) 844-9061
Modes of payment: All major credit cards, Cash
Room rates per day: $50 - $145

Services and facilities:

48 guest rooms
swimming pool, sauna, gym, business center, visitor's monitor outlet, dining facilities, kitchen facilities, jacuzzi, mini-golf putting green, whirlpool, air-conditioned rooms, and children's play area
1 function room for meetings, other social functions with maximum capacity for 40 persons
laundry service, valet parking, limousine service, cable tv, foreign currency exchange, daily monthly rate, bank, carpark, IDD/NDD telephone, secretarial services, safety deposit box, in-house interior system, and visitor's monitor outlet.

BSA Mansion Condotel
108 Benavidez StreetLegaspi Village,
Makati City
Tel: (63+2) 812-2671, (63+2) 892-7777
Modes of payment: All major credit cards, Cash
Room rates per day: $50 - $140

Services and facilities:

40 guest rooms
swimming pool, sauna, gym, business center, jacuzzi, kitchen facilities, air-conditioned rooms, whirlpool, children's play area , and mini-golf putting green
1 function room for weddings, meetings, other social functions with maximum capacity for 50 persons
laundry service, limousine service, cable tv, IDD/NDD telephone, photocopying & facsimile services, daily & monthly rates, foreign currency exchange, carpark, safety deposit box, travel agency office, and 24-hour security

Fraser Place Serviced Residence
Forbes Tower Valero St.Valero St.,
Salcedo Village, Makati City
Tel: (63+2) 818-1818Fax: (63+2) 818-4222
Web site:
Modes of payment: All major credit cards,Cash

Services and facilities:

swimming pool, business center
limousine service

Makati International Inn
2178 Pasong Tamo cor. Pasay Rd.
Makati City
Tel: (63+2) 816-1187, (63+2) 892-5989Fax: (63+2) 819-5722

Services and facilities:

in-house movies, bar and Shiatsu Health Spa
room service, laundry service, cable tv, IDD/NDD telephone, catering services and car rental

Oxford Suites
Durban Cor.p.burgos St.
Makati City
Tel: (63+2) 899-7888, (63+2) 899-6891Fax: (63+2) 897-7900
Modes of payment: All major credit cards, Cash
Room rates per day: $48.78 - $158

Services and facilities:

232 guest rooms
1 function room for meetings with maximum capacity for 100 persons
room service, internet, secretarial services: duplicating, photocopying and faxing of documents, and courier coordination, IDD/NDD direct dial telephones

Here are some of the best place to dine and to dance the night away while your in Makati City

Max Brenner Chocolate Restaurant
Cuisine: Asian/international Cuisine
Bar Type: Café Bar
728-8810, 728-8810
Greenbelt 3, Ground Level,

Along Makati Ave.
Ayala Center Makati City,

Max Brenner is the best restaurant for me chocolate everywhere hehe. i have been there only once but cant wait to go back and eat again cant forget there Pork Scallops and Chocolate sufflie(spelling check)

M Cafe

Cuisine: International, Asian
Bar Type: Bar Restaurant
757-3000, 757-6000
Greenbelt, Ground Level

Makati Avenue cor. Legaspi St.
Ayala Center Makati City.

Bed Space

Cuisine: International
Bar Type: Cafe Bar Dance/Disco

729-4498, 728-8036
Greenbelt 3, 3rd Level
Ayala CenterMakati City

A great place to dine, drink dance and relax yes relax. well its for you to find out how you can relax in a bar.

Absinth Cafe Bar
Cuisine: Asian, European, Continental

Bar Type: Café Bar, Dance/ Disco
757-4966, 840-5875
Greenbelt 3, 3rd Level

Ayala Center Makati City,

Love the place Great Music and nice crowd its one of the fave haunt of local celebs and models. so expect to see beautifull people. dress code: dress to impress. i also love there signature booze here.

Zen Restaurant
Cuisine: Japanese
Bar Type: Restaurant
Glorietta 3, 1st Level, Glorietta 3

Ayala Center Makati City

Tropezz Restaurant and Bar

Cuisine: International Bar Type: Live Bands & Performers
Greenbelt 3, 2nd Level
Ayala CenterMakati City,

The Oak Restaurant
Cuisine: International
Bar Type: Café Bar

Glorietta 4, Ground Floor Oakwood Premier

Ayala CenterMakati City,

The Aristocrat
Cuisine: Filipino
Bar Type
895-0101, 895-0725
146 Jupiter cor. Saturn Sts.

Bel-Air Village Makati City.

Temple Bar and Restaurant

Cuisine: Asian
Bar Type: Dance/ Disco, Live Bands & Performers, Music Bar
757-4813, 757-5113
Greenbelt 2, 1st Level Estrella St.

Ayala Center Makati City.

well your not in bangkok yet. hehe temple is one of the place to check out in ayala center. great music and interior. the booze is fine as hell i love their kamikaze blue and the buddha statue in the middle of the dance floor. crowd is compose of yuppies and students the place is jampacked on weekends. almost no space to shake your boootie

Old Swiss
Cuisine: Continental
Bar Type
818-8251, 812-1010 loc 511, 512
Ground Level Olympia Countryard Suites.

Makati Ave. cor. Sto. Tomas St.Makati City

Italiannis Restaurant
Cuisine: American, Italian
Bar Type: Reataurant
757-1323, 757-1324
Glorietta 4, Level 2,
Ayala CenterMakati City,

Cosmetic Surgery and Skin Institute

Beverly Hills 6750.
11/F 6750 Bldg., Ayala Avenue
Makati, PhilippinesPhone: 893-8888
Fax: 893.6750Mobile: +63917.8936750


Beverly Hills 6750 is Asia's latest premiere center dedicated to excellence in aesthetic plastic surgery and aesthetic.


Shopping in makati can be cheap or very expensive depends on where and what you whanna shop. famous signature label have there boutiques in some of the malls around the area. cheap and local quality products are still available in some malls.

Ayala Center Makati

Ayala Center Makati is a development of
Ayala Land Inc. and is located in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines. Ayala Center Makati is a recreational, shopping, dining and entertainment development centered on two Ayala Center Malls, Ayala Center Glorietta and Ayala Center Greenbelt, both an upscale shopping center. The two Ayala Center Malls are surrounded by other department stores and retail centers. These are SM Makati, The Landmark, Park Square 1, Park Square 2, Rustan's Makati, and 6750. It is dubbed as one of the most "first-class" shopping malls in the world. beat that!

Rockwell Center

Conveniently tucked away in the verdant "city within a city" that is the Rockwell Center, Power Plant Mall provides a unique and leisurely experience for the discerning shopper. Its four-level complex incorporates a mix of specialty brands, both international and local, a supermarket, lifestyle retailers, signature mini-anchors, themed restaurants and state-of-the-art cinemas and bowling alleys. Power Plant Mall. Where Fashionable Manila shops.


Monday, April 23, 2007

Destination: Camarines Sur

Camarinies sur or simply Camsur is difinitely in the hotlist for wake boarding enthusiasts for having one of the worlds best wake boarding facilities. it is the CAMSUR WAKE BOARDING SPORT COMPLEX. it offers a 6-point cable ski system, coupled with restaurants, sand bars, spas, pro-shops and grand stands to hold guests. Riders can also enjoy their favorite water sports at night as the park will be equipped with spotlights that allow for it even to be open on evenings. well dont worry Camsur is not just for wake boarders you can always enjoy camsur's other tourist attractions. they also have Islands with white sandy beaches that can make the beaches in thailand a run for their money,forest reserve and natural park,dolphin watching,bird watching,deer watching,and an enchanting eco village. for more information about camsur just keep reading.

Getting there:

By Air:The Province of Camarines Sur is located in the central part of the Bicol Region, south of Metro Manila. Air Philippines flies daily to Naga Airport in Pili and to Legaspi City. Philippine Airlines and Cebu Pacific Air also has daily flights via Legaspi City. travel time by air takes 45 minutes to an hour.

By Land:Air Condition/Ordinary Bus travels from manila to Camarines Sur daily. travel by land takes 8 hours.

Where to stay:

The Mansion Suites
Staying at the Mansion Suites is of great advantage to watersport lovers as it is just a stroll away from the world-class Camarines Sur Watersports Complex.

or call: +63(54) 477 51 62

The EcoVillage
Capitol Complex, Cadlan,Pili,
Camarines Sur Philippines

Telephone # (+6354) 477.56.36
or e-mail at:

Villa Del Rey Villas

For those who love luxury. Visitors who stay at these villas enjoy the finest pleasures in life like their own private garden retreat, personal outdoor hot tub, access to the spa facility, swimming pool and upscale dining.

Pasacao Chain of Resorts
Pasacao, Camarines SurFirst District

Camarines Sur's very own version of the Copacabana Beach in Brazil, Pasacao has about 12-kilometers of beaches filled with people on weekends, either to unwind after a busy week of work or to spend pleasure and fun with the whole family. Just a 45-minute ride by car from Naga City , excursionists can choose from isolating themselves to the nearby Daruanak Island , to enjoying the ambience of a floating cottage to basking under the sun while on a leisure cruise on a motorboat.

Gota Beach Resort
Caramoan, Camarines Sur
Third District

A five-hour trip either by bus from Naga City to Sabang, San Jose and by boat to Caramoan or directly by land through the Caramoan Peninsula Road, one will be amply rewarded with beautiful beaches with fine white sand beside majestic limestone and marble mountains as well as a taste of adventure in its exotic islets with coves nearby.

Magsaysay Avenue,
Naga City Camarines Sur

Villa Caceres offers first class accommodation and services. Enjoy its fully ?furnished, wall-to-wall carpeted, air-conditioned rooms with private toilet and bath, in-house movies, cable TV and pipe-in music. Get a taste of luxury in its classy facilities like its swimming pool, fitness gym, sauna bath and Jacuzzi, billiard hall, caf頡nd restaurant and its version of night life filled with music and drinks via Bistro Roberto, Disco Antonio and the newly-opened RJ?s Peak where one can sing his heart our all night long.


Elias Angeles St.,
Naga City Camarines Sur
054-473-8305/ 054-473-1845

Facilities and Services
- The Park Restaurant- Cafe rederico- East and West Jazz Bar- Do񡠍agdalena Hall- Bistro Jose Piano Bar and Restaurant - Patio Magdalena Poolside Grill - Swimming Pool - Shuttle Service - Guarded Parking Area - Garden Areas - Stand-by Generator - Free Shuttle Service from Pili Airport

Dinaga St., Naga City
Moraville Drive-In Hotel
NabuaBrgy. Rd. Nabua, CamSur

054-473-1247 to 48; 811-1807
Fax No. 811-1685

Moraville Hotel is definitely where luxury meets affordability.
Facilities and Services - Jacuzzi- 24-hour Room Service- Function Rooms- Moraville Restaurant- Powerstrip Bar and Videoke.

What to do in Camsur:

Camsur Watersports Complex
Camsur Watersports Complex Office:Provincial Capitol ComplexCadlan, Pili, Camarines SurContact Number: +63(54) 477-3159Fax Number: +63(54) 475-7806
is a unique watersports park designed for wakeboarding, wakeskating and waterskiing. For beginner riders to the professional wakeboarders and skiiers from all over the world, CWC offers a 6-point cable ski system, coupled with restaurants, sand bars, spas, pro-shops and grand stands to hold guests. Riders can also enjoy their favorite water sports at night as the park will be equipped with spotlights that allow for it even to be open on evenings. Because of the good weather 10 months a year, the variety of sites to see and competitive pricing. Camarines Sur will be the cable skiing Mecca of Asia.

Dolphin Watching
Camarines Sur's latest addition to the roster of ecological sites is the Ragay Gulf where marine enthusiasts will be fascinated by the dolphins of Camarines Sur. Spotted dolphins, Indo Pacific bottlenose dolphins and bottlenose dolphins are permanent residents of the stunning exhibitions.

Bird Watching
CamSur is home to a great diversity of endemic and migratory birds. Bird watching in Camarines Sur can be done in a variety of areas such as the Caramoan National Park, the marshlands of Calabanga, the Ragay Gulf and even in the Ecovillage located within the Provicial Capitol Complex, in Pili, Camarines Sur.

The Deer Farm Ocampo
The deer farm is entirely stocked with different species of Australian deer such as Blackbuck Antelope, Fallow Deer, Chital Deer, Red Deer, and Elk. Owned by the Camarines Sur government.

The Ecovillage
Discover this enchanting retreat within the provincial capitol complex. A perfect harmony of modernity and natural splendor, the Ecovillage is an ideal tourist destination.

Sun, sand and sea... hundreds of islands waiting to be explored... seascapes with varying depths and infinite shades of blue, dazzling underwater coral gardens, skyscraping limestone formations covered in a rich green hue.

Top place to visit for beach lover is the Caramoan island.
The Caramoan Peninsula has gained tourism popularity in recent years. After the place has been featured in the news and local television programs, local and foreign travelers started to explore the virgin beaches of the peninsula.
To get to Caramoan from
Manila, one may either take a 9-hour bus ride or a 1-hour plane ride to Naga City (377 km South of Manila). From Naga City Central Terminal, one may take a van to Sabang port. Travel usually last for 1 hour. From Sabang port, there are small commercial boats that ferry passengers to the Caramoan Port. Schedule of hourly boat departure starts at 5 AM. Boat ride usually lasts for 2-hrs and cost Php120.(3$) One may take a jeepney or a tricycle to go to the Centro or the Gota Beach.
It is best to travel the place with a local since the best beaches and sights are far from the Centro and Gota Beach. Activities may include diving, swimming, snorkeling and spelunking by day; and stargazing in the evening. There is no electricity or mobile phone signal on the island.

there are several historical landmarks to visit in Camsur from old churches, spanisg garrison camp and old universities.

yes museums are also worth a visit in camsur.

When to go:
Being situated in a tropical country, Camarines Sur offers only two seasons: the wet and dry season. Dry season ranges from March to June providing for a sun and sand summer holiday for the beach lovers. It is also summertime making it the busiest season of the year where everyone has to sit back and relax at any quiet spot of one's liking or frolic at any famous or not-so-famous beach resort. The month of June to August suggests an ordinary school and work day for most Camarinenses. While the ?ber? months carry with them not only a cool change in the breeze but also a string of seasonal events such as the renowned Pe񡦲ancia festival, the ?undas? (All Soul's Day) and the Christmas season.

Banks and Credit Cards
Commercial banks are open from Monday to Friday. Banking hours are from 9:00 in the morning until 3:00 in the afternoon. There are however a number which starts banking transactions as early as 8:30 and ends at 5:30 in the afternoon.
Major establishments such as department stores, malls, some restaurants, boutiques which are mostly found within the two cities of the province already accept credit cards.

Exchange Rate:

1.00 USD =47.56PHP

Camsur Photo Gallery:

Wakeboarder in action

View from the top of camsur wakeboarding complex

Wakeboarders from around the world

Filipino Celebrities at Nivea Wakeboarding challenge

Some of the best wakeboarders in the world

Foreign Tourist enjoying the natural wonders of camsur

White sand beaches in Caramoan Island

Caramoan Island

Gota Beach in Caramoan Island

The Eco Village

The Eco village

The Eco Village

Dolphin action

The Eco Village

the Eco Village

The Eco Village

The Eco Village

Mt Isarog

Bird Watching

Deer Farm

Wow oh wow theres really so much to do in camsur. it definitely goin to be the top tourist destination this summer for locals and foreign tourist here in the Philippines. so what are you waiting for Come To CAMSUR.


Saturday, April 21, 2007

Destination: Bohol

Our First Destination in this site is Bohol famous for its white sand beaches,majestic falls, old churches,chocolate hill and of course the tarsier or the smallest primate in the world. my uncle lives there with his family and constantly inviting me to visit. but i still havent got the chance to visit but hopefully sooooooooonnnnnn.

Getting there:
BOHOL is an island province in central visayas in the Philippines. Though it is an island, it is easily accessible either by air or by sea if one comes from other Metro Manila or other provinces.

By air: The easiest and fastest way coming to Bohol from Manila and Cebu is by air direct to Tagbilaran City. At present there are three airline companies servicing these routes: Asian-Spirit, Philippine Airlines and the Laoag International Airlines. Daily trips direct from Manila and Cebu are provided by these airlines. Schedules vary, so please check with the airline companies.

Coming from other countries and if one wants to avoid the hassles in the Ninoy Aquino Internation Airport in Manila, you can book your flights from your country and chose Cebu City as your entry point in the Philippines. Then from the Mactan International Airport in Cebu, you can then take a connecting flight (Asian Spirit Airlines) direct to Tagbilaran City. Or if your schedule does not allow you to have a connecting flight upon your arrival at MIA, then you may opt to sleep over in Mactan or take the boat trips to Tagbilaran City.

By Sea: Travelling by sea is a less expensive alternative in getting to Bohol. Different shipping companies serve the sea routes direct from Manila, Cebu, Cagayan, Dumaguete and Dipolog. Most of the ships/boats dock at the Tagbilaran City Pier while other ships/boats dock at the town ports of Jagna, Ubay, Tubigon, Jetafe & Buenavista. Aside from the super ferries and the regular boats, fastcrafts are also servicing the different routes. Daily trips from Cebu and back are available either by fastcraft or regular boat and trips from Manila and other points of destinations have different schedules during the week.While in Bohol, you can also rent out some smaller boats or bankas to take you to the islands for island hoppings or scuba divings.
Check Out SuperFerry for Ship Schedule

Getting Around Bohol
While in the island province of Bohol, different modes of public land transportation can be availed of. Within the city of Tagbilaran, tricycles,multicabs and aircon taxis transport commuters to and from different points.

Bohol boasts of six pillars of tourism. Where can you ever find this generous package of ALL six tourism attractions in just one island? Only in Bohol...

This 6 pillars are the following:

The world-renowned cone-shaped Chocolate Hills is Nature's expression of beauty, mystery and romance. Spread over the Municipalities of Carmen, Sagbayan and Batuan, the Chocolate Hills is the province's signature attraction. It consists of approximately 1,268 haycock hills with heights ranging from 40 to 120 meters. Formed centuries ago by tidal movements, the hills are considered as a National Geologic Movement. During the summers, the dome-shaped grass covered limestone hills dry up and turn brown, transforming the area into seemingly endless rows of chocolate “kisses”. Two of the highest hills have been developed and provided with facilities such as a restaurant, hostel and viewdeck.

Would you believe that the tarsier, the smallest living primate, measuring 4 to 5 inches and a tail longer than its body, can easily fit snugly in the human hand and is 36 million years old? Being endemic in limited forest pockets in Bohol and having the status of an endangered species, the tarsier has generated substantial interest.

A dive sites in Balicasag and Cabilao Islands enable one to marvel at one of the most colorful and exotic display of marine life comparable to Tubattaha of Palawan, a world heritage site. Three words describe diving in Bohol: deep, steep wall. The undersea terrain is predominantly limestone and there are overhangs, crevices and declivitous walls that contribute to the underwater beauty of the province's dive sites. Marine life is abundant even in the off-season. The steep walls provide permanent niches for moray eels, lionfish, coral stalactites, sponges and a lot of other species.

Panglao Island and the southeastern tip of Anda indulges one with soft, powdery white sand beaches.

Without doubt, Bohol is also blessed with the most number of well-preserved, although deteriorating, heritage structures built during the Spanish colonial era. These structures, made of coraline limestones, include the churches, conventos, watchtowers, escuelas de niños y niñas, cabildos and presidencias, and old bridges.

Bohol's sixth pillar of tourism is our people's dynamic arts, artistic traditions, and cultural expressions. In music, painting, dance, literature, theatre, sculpture, and most recently the movies, Boholanos have reared both artistic talents and exceptional artists who rose to national stature and international distinction.

Where to Stay:

Alona Palm Beach Resort Bohol
Alona Beach Tawala Panglao Island 6340
Bohol Philippines

Description: Overlooking the Alona Beach, this resort is ideal for those who wish to enjoy some fine hospitality with an unmatched location and scenery.

Location: Located on the small island of Panglao, the Alona Palm Beach Resort Bohol is situated on a slightly elevated area, in the middle of a tropical garden. The property caters to the needs of a demanding traveller, who is looking for the best infrastructure and amenities. Alternative
facilities offered by the nearby establishments along the Alona Beach include dive centres with schools, restaurants, beach bars and several others.

Rooms: All the villas at the resort are elegantly furnished and equipped with a host of modern amenities. A 60-metre wide coconut palm grove divides the 12 luxury villas from the white beach and most of them offer pool, coconut palm grove and sea views. Air conditioning Hairdryer In-room safe Mini bar Modem/data port connection Private bathroom / Ensuite Tea and coffee making facilities,Telephone.

Hotel Amenities: A big and attractive swimming pool with sweet water, integrated pool bar and other recreation facilities like outdoor chess, form the central part of the resort. Baby sitting service Cocktail bar Lobby Reception Restaurant Swimming pool Terrace.

Candabong, Anda, Bohol, Philippines

Description: A place once filled with Dapdap Trees, developed into a perfect getaway, a place of serenity where the water is clear, the beach is white, and the people are warmed. Your perfect dream vacation awaits you!Come to this place and enjoy summer all-year round. If you opt for a place of relaxation, away from the crowded beach and crowded tourist, truly this place is perfect.

Bohol Beach Club

Accomodation: With its vast expanse of fine, powdery white sand beach that sprawl several meters off the shallow shores, Bohol Beach Club nestled in the island paradise of Panglao in Bohol is the perfect haven for intimate, tender encounters and romantic getaways.

Room Capacity:
* The Standard Rooms, have individual air conditioning, hot and cold shower, with electric current at 220v. All these have a breathtaking view of the blue waters and white sand beach.
*The Superior Rooms, are situated across the exhilarating setting of lush greens and blooms, surrounding the dazzling swimming pool. Each room has individual air conditioning, television, mini-bar, hot and cold shower, with electric current at 110v/220v.
* The Executive Suites feature a parlor area leading to a cozy bedroom. The suites are equipped with aircondition units, television and mini-bar, hot and cold shower with tubs and electric current at 110v/220v. The suites' bedroom and parlor area, each open to a veranda with commanding view of the pristine beach. Perfect for enjoying the summer breeze and watching the immaculate sunset.
* The Family Suite in the resort has two comfortable air conditioned bedrooms. It is equipped with its own television, mini-bar, hot and cold shower plus bathtubs, and rooms share a single but cozy parlor area. The rooms open to a veranda that captures a most picturesque sight of powderfine white sands and serene blue waters. Relax in the suite's own jacuzzi located in the privacy of the veranda.

Facilities: Pool bar, beach bar, restaurant, swimming pool, outdoor jacuzzi, scuba diving, glass bottom boat, tennis court, billards, darts, chess, table tennis and backgammon.
Services:-Business center - secretarial services, photocopying, facsimile machine, computer scanning, internet access- laundry services and dry cleaning- room service- clinic/doctor on call- massage service- airport transfers, car hire- airline ticket reconfirmation, information and city tour bookings through the front desk- gift shops featuring souvenir items, beach wear, fashion accessories and sundry items

Alona Palm Beach

Alona Beach, Tawala, Panglao Island 6340,
Bohol, Philippines

Telephone:+63 - (0)38 - 502 91 41
Telefax:+63 - (0)38 - 502 91 42

the luxurious beach resort at Alona Beach, on the island of Panglao, in the Philippines.

Accomodation: located on a slightly elevated area in the middle of a tropical garden, spacious and quiet. A 60 meter wide coconut palm grove divides the 12 luxury villas from the white beach. Almost all villas offer pool, coconut palm grove and sea view. The open restaurant, overlooking the pool and sea, offers excellent Filipino and international cuisine, prepared by an experienced German chief.

Recreational Activities Offered:
Big sweet water swimming pool (450 m²),Table tennis,Outdoor chess/checkers (160 x 160 cm),9-hole miniature golf course (lawn),KayakingMountain bike (and helmet) rental,Snorkel and fins rental,Massage.

Bohol Photo Gallery:

CPG Avenue, Tagbilaran City

Island City Mall

Puntod Island

Manmade Mahogany Forest

Mag-Aso Falls

Loboc River

The Ever Famous Chocolate Hills

Whale Watching at Bohol Sea

Alona Beach,Panglao Island
This are just few of the attraction you can enjoy in bohol there are other thousand more reason not to put bohol among your list of places to visit here in the philippines.