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Mount Apo is best known as the country’s highest peak towering at 2,954 meters (9,672 ft) above sea level located between Davao City, Davao del Sur, and Cotabato Province. Being the highest mountain and volcano in the country, Mount Apo is also known as the Grandfather of Philippine Mountains.
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It is also one of the best nature spots because aside of being the most popular climbing destinations in the country and a climber’s dream destination, it also houses the Second World’s Largest Bird and Country’s National Bird called the Philippine Eagle. Not only that, the mountain is also an home to over 272 bird species, 111 of which are endemic to the area, 69 families of amphibians, reptiles and mammals and 118 species of butterflies. Plus the fact that the King of Fruits called the Durian grows abundantly to this area.
The Maria Cristina Falls is the Second Highest Falls in the Philippines with a 320 feet high waterfall which is located in the boundaries of Barangay Maria Cristina, Ditucalan, and Buru-un, Iligan City, 9.3 kilometers away southwest of the city proper.
Maria Cristina Falls is sometimes called the “twin falls” as the flow is separated by a rock at the center of the waterfall. Maria Cristina Falls considered as the most splendid falls among the 23 waterfalls found in Iligan City mainly because it offers an alluring natural beauty and grandeur of Mother Nature. As a matter of fat, is it called as the Mother of Industry and Fountainhead of Progress because it generates 70% of Mindanao’s electricity system.
El Nido is considered a showcase of Palawan’s geology and various wildlife It is one of the most important sites for biological diversity in the country and has been stated by the Philippine government as a protected area. Have your own holiday home in one of the most popular resort town in the Philippines. This property boasts white sand beach and crystal clear water, so excellent for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. El Nido is a first class municipality and managed resource protected area in the province of Palawan in the Philippines. It is about 420 kilometers southwest of Manila and about 238 kilometers northeast of Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital.
El Nido is located in the northernmost tip of mainland Palawan. It is approximately 430 kilometers from Manila and 238 kilometers from Puerto Princesa, Palawan’s capital. The flight to El Nido from Manila takes about one and a half hours. This town is bound in the north by the Linapacan Strait, in the south by the Municipality of Taytay, in the east by the Sulu Sea and the west by the South China Sea.
The Manila Ocean Park is an oceanarium in Manila, Philipines. It is owned by China Oceanis Philippines Inc., a subsidiary of China Oceanis Inc., a Singaporean-registered firm that has operated four oceanariums in China. It is located behind the Quirino Grandstand at Rizal park. It opened on March 01, 2008.
A man in a cage feeds sharks in a new attraction at Ocean Park in Manila, the Philippines. The attraction allows guests to dive and feed the sharks from inside a cage.
Manila Ocean Park presents the breathtaking Underwater Flores de Mayo 2014 featuring lovely mermaids of the deep. Awaken the mermaid in you with Manila .
Acquatica Musical Fountain
Philippines’s first and tallest musical fountain as tall as 120 feet high and the largest water and laser show consisting of over 1,600 water nozzles; water, music, lights & special effects; backed by live performance.
Just south of Manila is the charming coastal town of Puerto Galera, well-favored for its gorgeous beaches, excellent diving spots and wide diversity of marine species. The most popular beaches are White Beach and Sabang Beach, which also offer nearby shopping, dining, nightlife and hotel accommodation. Another popular attraction is the natural harbor of Muelle Bay with its rows of shops, restaurants and bars. Visitors can also go snorkeling to see some of Asia’s best coral reefs or dive among old shipwrecks and hundreds of fish species.
Puerto Galera is one of the most favored diving sites in the world and the only bay in the country to be listed in the Club of the “Most Beautiful Bays in the World.” Since 2011, Mt. Malasimbo has become another staple name in Puerto Galera’s attractions, with the Malasimbo Music & Arts Festival happening annually around March. Here you will find music, arts, nature, and the rich tribal culture of the Mangyans of Mindoro. The festival is held outdoors in a natural amphitheater at the foot of Mount Malasimbo overlooking Puerto Galera Bay.
It’s so nice to spend summer vacation in this place with matching henna tattoo on your body.
Lolong (died 10 February 2013) was the largest crocodile in captivity. He was an Indo-Pacific or saltwater crocodile (Crocodylus porosus) measured at 20 ft 3 in (6.17 m), and weighed 2,370 lbs (1,075 kg), making him one of the largest crocodiles ever measured from snout-to-tail.
In November 2011, Australian crocodile expert Dr. Adam Britton of National Geographic sedated and measured Lolong in his enclosure and confirmed him as the world’s longest crocodile ever caught and placed in captivity
The crocodile was named after Ernesto “Lolong” Goloran Cañete, one of the veteran crocodile hunters from the Palawan Crocodile and Wildlife Reservation Center, who led the hunt. After weeks of stalking, the hunt for Lolong took its toll on Cañete’s health. He died of a heart attack several days before the crocodile was captured.
Rising more than 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) above sea level, Mayon Volcano is significant for its perfectly symmetrical cone shape. Visitors can enjoy a number of activities here such as camping, climbing, hiking, bird watching and photography. A picturesque spot in which to admire Mayon Volcano is from the nearby Cagsawa ruins. Mayon is the most active volcano in the Philippines, having erupted over 49 times in the past 400 years. The most destructive eruption of Mayon occurred on February 1, 1814 bombarding the nearby towns with volcanic rocks. The belfry and what is left of the baroque church that was destroyed by the 1814 eruption can still be seen.
Mayon Volcano eruption
Local folklore refers to the volcano being named after the legendary heroine Daragang Magayon (English: Beautiful Lady).
The Tubbataha Reef in the Sulu Sea is a marine sanctuary protected as the Tubbataha Reef National Marine Park. The reef is made up of two atolls, North Atoll and South Atoll, separated by a deep channel of approximately 5 miles (8 km) wide. It has become one of the most popular dive sites in the Philippines because of its coral walls where the shallow coral reef abruptly ends giving way to great depths. The marine park is open to live-aboard diving excursions between the months of April to June when the waves are most calm.
Sagada is a fifth class municipality in the province of Mountain Province, Philippines.
Hanging Coffins in Echo Valley
Sagada is famous for its hanging coffins. This is a traditional way of burying people that is still utilized. Not everyone is qualified to be buried this way; among other things, one had to have been married and had grandchildren.
Tinuy-an Falls is a waterfall in Bislig City, Surigao del Sur in the southernislang of Mindanao, Philippine. It is the main tourist attraction in Bislig, a city known as the Booming City by the Bay.
Tinuy-an is a white water curtain that flows in three levels and is said to be the widest waterfall in the Philippines. Every morning, the area shows a rainbow between 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.