Anciently named as "Isla del Fuego" by the Spaniards which literally translated to "the island of fire", Siquijor will surely awaken the fiery passion within with its alluring sunsets, magical folklore, breathtaking beaches, timeworn structures, captivating waterfalls and haunting caves. I've been to this island for numerous times already and found myself enchanted with each visit as I discover more about the island. Beyond the tales of witches and black magics there's so many better reasons to consider this tiny island in your next trip and I assure you won't be disappointed. This is my travel guide to everything you need to know about Siquijor Island. 


One of the most sought after destination in Cebu is the southern part of the province. Made famous by the whale sharks in Oslob, blinding white beaches of Moalboal and that exhilarating Alegria - Badian canyoneering adventure. The highest peak in the province is found in south as well along with the tallest & most beautiful waterfalls in the province. It is my dream to collate all the destinations in Cebu into one ambitious post and this is just one step to fulfilling that goal. I've formulated this itinerary for quite awhile now and finally tested it recently for 3D2N trip in the south. So I'll be sharing this raw information for all those DIY adventurers out there who wants to try it themselves. Enjoy!

The recent influx of numerous waterfalls unearthed in the province made Cebu synonymous to this wondrous phenomenon of nature and Samboan happens to be smack in the middle of this social media trend. I've visited this laid back coastal town countless times already wowing guests I brought with me and I've noticed a big change on my recent visit. The three established waterfalls opened new waterfall levels, there's also a plan to open a restaurant afloat on a brackish lake, a new cave discovered to be made accessible to the public soon and the municipality famous for waterfalls added five newly discovered waterfalls to their stash. This is an update post to the major changes in Samboan that the public might not know of and also serve as an official travel guide for The Bisdak Explorer to this municipality as I wasn't able to properly make one.

Tuburan is a peaceful coastal municipality of Cebu located in the northwest side of the province. An unexpected haven for nature lovers and adventure seekers for its natural wonders such as the numerous natural cold springs present in Molobolo, Mantiwahan and Little Baguio. Another famed attraction is the enigmatic Marmol Cliff that look like a gateway to another world and its numerous caves & waterfalls yearning to be explored. The historically significant Lantawan Lookout and the many white shores of Daang Lungsod, Apalan and Friendship. The best part of their existence is it's not known to many tourists and still conceal numerous natural splendor waiting to be discovered. We've visited it in one weekend and we were all in awe of its inherent beauty.

Ever had that feeling that you just want to be alone somewhere beautiful to reflect on how your life has been. This pretty much sums up how I feel most of my life and that's why Port Barton suits me in many ways. This secluded paradise is the real deal in Palawan and free from the influences of the outside world. Expect no constant supply of electricity, laid back and hospitable community of people, free from pollution of high end resorts and offer one of the most peaceful sunset scene I've ever witness in my life. They also have pristine undeveloped islands to explore, diverse coral gardens and a scenic hike which lead to a waterfall. You will be treated with nothing more than the raw beauty of nature. And so our last respite in the Northern Palawan escapade happens here.

Cebu is a typical tropical destination in the Philippines for its pristine shorelines and unspoiled islands. For the span of years I'm residing here, I see the province as nothing more than that until last year when my eyes unearth the full beauty of Cebu from astonishing caves, ravishing waterfalls, dreamy rivers and mountains that are so enchanting you really thought you're in another world. All thanks to the adventurous people of Project Waterfall  who I've shared such splendid memories in 2015. Join me as I countdown my top 10 off the beaten destinations in Cebu that'll surely win your heart and overwhelm your mind of their mere existence.

Undoubtedly, the main lure why people flock to El Nido is the world class beaches and islands. Rightfully so, they definitely won't disappoint and might even exceed your expectation. The towering limestone karsts and monoliths added a special allure to these nature's spectacle and embed an experience in your life that won't be erased in the sands of time. El Nido is synonymous to these ravishing islands and beaches so that's why this post will feature each one of them and all information you need to know.


Palawan garnered worldwide reputation as a top island destination thanks to the inclusion of the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River in the new 7 wonders of the world list but this bio-diverse province offers more than what regular people knows of. There's the ever famous Coron Island, and all her natural wonders, in the northern part of the province, the not so known utopia for backpackers the Port Barton for some solitary & budget friendly getaway, the newly discovered paradise in the southern part the municipality of Balabac with all her stunning islands and, last but definitely not the least, the monolithic limestone paradise of El Nido. This destination checks most of my bucket list for what an island paradise should be and no picture can justify the true beauty of El Nido. The hype is real and El Nido rightfully deserves all the attention she receives. I collated all of the necessary information you need of this paradise in this post to get the most out of your stay.

Palawan is a dream destination in the Philippines for many travelers and it rightfully deserves the worldwide reputation the province is savoring nowadays because of its uncanny beauty. The inclusion of Puerto Princesa's Subterranean River in the new 7 wonders list propels the stature of the province even more to the global scenery. I never get tired of arranging group trips no matter how many times it usually fails and Palawan ( mostly the northern part ) is my focus now. I'm going in with another group again and as usual I'm tasked with the itinerary. Here's our sample itinerary that'll hopefully guide you as well in your future trip in such a lovely province. 

I'm such a sucker for sunsets. There's just something so alluring about it that never fail to leave me in a state of awe. Wherever my wayfaring feet brought me any day will never be complete without witnessing a spectacular sunset scene. Be it in a bus navigating a treacherous cliff, a ferry sailing in a vast ocean or up in the sky while in the plane it just commands attention and I'm always happy to oblige. Cebu happens to feature so many jaw-dropping sunset spots and so I made a countdown of the best sunset spots in the province. I've narrowed down the list to five best spots based on the experience I had. I give the specific location where it is best viewed. One of the photos above is the number one. Can you guess what photo is that?


People from all over the world flock to this island paradise for an encounter with the elusive thresher sharks and that is how Malapascua earned her reputation but the island offers so much more than that which will surely surprise you. Unexpectedly, the revelation changed my perception of the island and I was ensnared of such an innate beauty. Besides the long stretch of pristine shores comparable to the top beaches in the country there are numerous coral gardens as well perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving. They even have numerous locations of shipwreck with one perfect to snorkel due to its close proximity to the shore averaging around a depth of five meters. I will gather all the relevant information you might need of Malapascua island in this post.


The idyllic island most synonymous to Cebu more than anything else in the province and often compared to the world class shores of Boracay. Bantayan Island offers a recluse to any soul seeking peace with her mesmerizing white beaches and leisure for the party animals in the specific time of the year. Many tropical islands in the province have rise up to compete with her reign in recent years but none so far have dethrone her. She may be known for her spotless coasts but there are actually more to Bantayan for tourists and travelers alike. I will try to cover in this post everything you need to know about the island and some tips to boost your stay.

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