5 Reasons Why Tagaytay is a Great Place to Stay At

As a British tycoon once said, there are three most important things about properties: location, location, and location.

Tagaytay City is the South’s alternative to Baguio City. It offers the same ambiance and cool climate but is more accessible to tourists and motorists. The travel time is only an hour and a half from Manila, approximately 56 kilometers away. The city is frequently visited by locals and foreigners to take advantage of the cool breeze and magnificent views.
Tagaytay, compared to other metropolises where the midpoint is a marketplace, a walkway, or a distribution center, takes pride of the Taal Volcano’s sight in the heart of the calm waters of Taal Lake —a volcano within a lake, within a volcano within another lake.

FACTS ABOUT TAGAYTAY:

1. Tagaytay was derived from two Tagalog words “taga” and “itay” which means “to cut” and father.

These words were put up together from a story of a father and son who were attacked by a wild boar while hunting. As the animal reached the father, the son cried repeatedly “Taga Itay!”

The shout was heard in the nearby area and became a source of commotion in the place. Later, it is called Tagaytay.

2. The City has a perfect view of the world’s smallest active volcano, Mt Taal.

This natural wonder is significant to the city’s people. The view of Taal Volcano in its entire magnificence is overwhelming, especially on a clear day. Peaceful mood approaches whenever the fog enfolds the hillsides surrounding the city.Local and foreign visitors are always astonished by the sight and it is one of the reasons why they keep on coming back.

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3. It is known for its culinary delights.

Tagaytay City is a fusion of the Southern culture. Tagaytay is also recognized for its food specialties such as Bulalo or beef shank soup with bone marrow, Local fish such as Maliputo and Tawilis (smoked or dried) and others.

The City has multiple Food establishments which anyone can take advantage of as they offer different Tagaytay’s best.

4. It is also famous for its Pineapples.

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The fruit grows abundantly all-year round throughout the luxurious soil of the city. Tagaytay celebrates the Pilipinyahan Summer Festival in May which promotes Pineapples as the most alluring agricultural product in the country. The country continued the growing and selling of this fruit since the Spanish influenced and introduced it to local agriculture. Today, the Philippines is one of the largest producers of Pineapples in the world.

Moreover, Pineapples leaves can produce a fiber called piña which is used for country’s National Costume (Barong Tagalog for men and the Baro’t Saya for women).

5. Tagaytay is entitled to be a city of character, where you can dine, stay, play and pray.

Tagaytay’s stimulating atmosphere calls guests from various places, local and overseas. Indeed, the city is favorable for education, sports, retirement, and retreats as it has a safe, peaceful and clean environment.

Tagaytay community follows the city’s vision with discipline, God-centeredness, and unity. Hence, the city is recognized as the Character City of the South.

7 Things to do in Pangasinan Aside from the Counting the Hundred Islands

Located in northern Luzon, Pangasinan is practically famous for the Hundred Islands in Alaminos but aside from the said tourist attraction, Pangasinan still has a lot to offer, even more so that Boracay is closed. The Ilocos-Pangasinan-Zambales area is most likely to fill in. Here are a few things you could more than enjoy in the land where salt is made.

hundred islands1. Balungao Hilltop Adventure, Balungaosuperman-zip-2

Before getting yourself strapped on a safety harness, you still need to endure one long and steep climb up the mountain. There are two ziplines on the peak, one is 620m for those who want to get down fast and the other one is 1.4km, that could last for more than a minute for you to enjoy the rather exciting view, that is if you can manage to keep your eyes open throughout the swoooosh. Also, there is an ATV rental at your disposal when you want to roam around the terrain.

2.  Lingayen’s Architectural Masterpiececapitol1

The province’s capital has been around since the World War 2, and remnants of the unfortunate event are still pretty much visible in the area. Outside, the city hall is just as magnificent on the inside. The local government unit’s building is a tourist spot itself. Inside is a mini-museum of the city, where everything you need to know about Lingayen could be found.

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Looks easy enough? There are two stages of power kiting in Pangasinan, you need to make the huge kite fly–like really fly then follow the wind towards the sea, step on your boards, and voila that is power kiting. This is not for everyone though, kiting is not for everybody, some people cannot even make a small kite fly.

4. Visit the Death PoolDeath Pool

This crater was because of both earth and water natural process, this spot is where two large waves from two different currents meet, it fills the ditch, making it a saltwater pool. Only professional or amateur swimmers can actually take this, nobody knows how deep the hole is, therefore, safety is a must when visiting the Death Pool

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In the year 2017, tourists take an unusual detour to watch farmers harvest salt. A 1993 study conducted by the Nutrition Center of the Philippines showed that salt from this town, combined with those produced in the towns of Bolinao and Bani and Alaminos City, totaled 74,765 MT, the highest salt production by a province in the country for that year.

6. Paddle at Balingasay, Riverthe Enchanted Cave, Bolinao

Paddle through the country’s cleanest river. The waters of the river of Balingasay lead to the Enchanted Cave, where somehow it is Puerto Princesa in Pangasinan.

7. Watch the Sunset

 

Laois Beach right after sunset.Being located in the western part of Luzon, Pangasinan took sunsets to the next level. Manila Bay could not even par. Perhaps Thanos actually missed a Pangasinan Sunset Brochure when he decided to go to Benguet.

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10 Historical Firsts about Iloilo That You Didn’t Know

When it comes to Philippine history, Iloilo has never been in the limelight of the history books everyone was asked to study and evidently memorize. It has always been other nearby provinces but never Iloilo. Not everyone knows that it is dubbed as the Heritage Haven of Panay.

  1. Iloilo is where the Malays, the second genetical ancestors of the Philippines first landed. This is why Ilonggos are naturally the epitome of Filipina beauties.
  2. This is the biggest province in the Philippines in terms of population, income, and economic production during the 19th century.
  3. The first Philippine airline established after World War II was organized by Ilonggos, the airline was known as the Far Eastern Air Transport Incorporated had the Iloilo-Manila-Hongkong trips, the airline ceased to exist and was later turned into an aeronautical university today, the FEATI University.
  4. The first Filipino to fly an airplane for passengers was an Ilonggo – Jose Tinsay in 1925.
  5. The first school for boys in the Philippines was founded in Tigbauan by the famous Jesuit priest and historian, Pedro Chirino in 1592.
  6. The first luxury liner in the island – S/S Don Esteban of the De la Rama Line.
  7. The first concrete road in the country – from Forbes Bridge to Jaro Plaza.
  8. The only Filipino nominated to the Supreme Court of Cuba – Raymundo Melliza.
  9. The first Filipino to launch the propaganda movement in Spain, Graciano Lopez Jaena of Jaro also known as the greatest orator the Philippines ever produced.
  10. The first province to export sugar to Australia.

Iloilo may not be a household name but it is filled with stories of the past that have been passed down to generations of locals that you could actually know for yourself might you want to visit the alluring province yourself, go to www.egetinnz.com to find a home away from home and travel now.

 

7 Underrated Places in Bataan That You Need To Check Out This Summer

The Philippines has the most wonderful sights of nature and history combined with all the eighteen regions of the country, there is no uneventful place in the 7 107 islands of the Philippines and as they say, it is more fun in the Philippines. Bataan known as the History Hub of Central Luzon is a peninsula in the northern part of the country’s largest group of islands. Being not that famous in the world where Boracay is the star, Bataan actually have the beaches that rival the nearby provinces such as Batangas and La Union, it also has the mountain trails that can parr with Zambales’, and lastly the sea waves that can match to Baler’s.

7. Mount Samat, Shrine, Pilar

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This place is almost akin to the ruins of Charleston in South Carolina, although Mount Samat was converted into a shrine, all the ruins and memorabilia of the second world war are very much present in this shrine. It became the symbol of the commemoration of the Valor Day or Araw ng Kagitingan or as for the locals, the Bataan day. Climbing the mountain is not that hard but is highly rewarding with the giant cross on the top which you could actually climb.

 

6. Plaza Mayor de Ciudad de Balanga, Balanga City

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Bataan might come as an archaic and time-honored province, it has its own way of charming the tourists and even its citizens to fall in love with it. Its capital, Balanga City is quite the epitome of the modern and old world. The plaza is more beautiful and alive at night, with a spectacle of lights and dancing fountains.

5. Pasukulan Falls, Abucay

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Chasing Waterfalls is one activity to do in Bataan and for those exploring Bataan’s great outdoor experience, Pasukulan Falls has a majestic sight, with pristine waters cascading from almost 200 feet above and into a serene pool.

4. Lolen’s Hu Tieu-an, Morong

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This amazing restaurant opened in the 90s, after the refugees from Vietnam, Laos, and Cambodia sought temporary shelter in Bataan’s Philippines Refugee Processing Center. Two decades later, the refugees have long gone, yet this chapter in the world history lives on through this humble place. Try the Vietnamese noodle soup, hu tieu, and their special take on the banh mi.

3 Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park, Orani

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In the small village called Tala in Orani, is a majestic escape by the mountains. Vista Tala Resort and Recreational Park is a mountainside resort, decked with villas and a beautiful cliffside pool overlooking a view of lush mountains and trees.

2. Stella Mariz Resort, Bagac

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Stella Mariz Resort lets you be one with nature. Away from the bustle of the city, simple cottages, picnic tables, and pine trees adorn the beach, instead of concrete, plush hotels and villas.Bask in the warm sun and sand between your toes, set up camp by the beach and spend your nights by the shore. Conversations with friends by the campfire, while listening to the crashing waves and lying under the stars? You bet.

  1. La Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, Bagac

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Of course, one does not leave Bataan without visiting the Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar, a heritage resort that’s just a marvelous sight by itself, with opulent Spanish-era houses, cobblestone streets and a majestic canal, all perched by the sea. Las Casas has been a popular setting for period films and television shows in recent years, such as GMA-7’s Zorro, the sleeper hit Heneral Luna, and Lav Diaz’ 8-hour film Hele Sa Hiwagang Hapis. Book a night at their heritage house, take a dip in the sea as a calesa strides by. It’s just like being transported back in time.

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What Duterte’s Build, Build, Build Project Could Mean to Philippine Tourism

When it comes to getaways that pique the interests of many foreign travelers, Philippines does not have an unexciting or uneventful island from Batanes up north to Davao down south and with the current government’s Build, Build, Build Project tourism industry might just boom like never before.

Whilst the ongoing debate over Boracay’s island wide closure where approximately five billion pesos worth of gross would be lost, President Rodrigo controversial project, being called out as overspending with $180 billion as budget for the major and nationwide constructions. With the stable economy brought by his predecessor beginning the year 2011, Duterte intend to change former President Aquino’s under spending to give the Filipinos 75 flagship projects.

The government is looking at six airports, nine railways, three bus transits, 32 roads and bridges, and four seaports in the hopes of urbanizing rural areas. To improve local net worth buttering the local government units for his desire for a change to the democratic government to federalism where LGUs has the authority over its funds and freedom over their domain. Make provincial investments and make production and transportation of goods easier and create more options and jobs for the people.

On the other hand, tourism in the country has always been thriving although the Philippines has been lauded as the “Sick man of Asia” and Duterte wants to change that by creating new infrastructures that would serve as braces for the sick man to get back on his feet. Philippines has never had any major constructions since the time of President Ferdinand Marcos back in 1970s.

As of now the MRT-7 is being developed to lessen the current northern traffic congestion which resulted to even longer travel time around the upper part of Quezon City and the president strikes with the Build, Build, Build project at the same time targeting the year 2022 for a better country as a whole.

There is that bigger picture in Duterte’s mind which he is crafting to become real right now but that means would be of a paramount delay and hindrance to the usual everyday routine of the masses especially the commuters, even tourists that reside in the city. Business could be more sluggish than usual as the country wait for all of these pending projects to be done.

If Duterte succeeds, not only would he be remembered for the years to come as the Discipliner and the Builder who purged the country but the Philippines would develop internal and external growth. There would not be any tourism hesitancy with a fully functional country. However, if the president fails, the delay would only create longer dilemma and heavier chain reaction effect for the economy not just for tourism business.

Baler’s Sunrise Beach

Surf more than just than the internet &ride the waves in Baler. With the currents straight from the largest ocean in the globe, Sabang Beach in Aurora has been dubbed as the surfing capital of the Philippines. Many never thought that the hobby and passion for surfing would be possible in a tropical country such as the Philippines although there are other beach spots that could offer strong waves to ride like in Pagudpud in Ilocos but nothing can come close to Baler’s Sabang Beach and with eGetinnz you are already one click closer to Baler, visit our website http://egetinnz.com now.

Why should you go?

It is a natural surfer’s turf. The beach stretches two kilometers long and is enough to make the slope even, the currents mildly strong depending on the weather, the sand (though it is not white) refined, and the high tide lasts longer than other beaches in the country. In addition to that, the waters are flexible in terms of difficulty from professionals, amateurs, and beginners. Bathala really did create Sabang Beach for water loving-adrenaline junkie-adventure seeker wanderers.

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Tomorrow begins in the east. Sabang Beach is also called the Sunrise Beach, where Apollo and Poseidon harmonize beautifully. Who would not want to wake up to such beautiful view? Some views are worth getting up in the morning for and some even pushes people to epiphany. Watch tomorrow literally begin in Baler.

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Although Baler is the epitome of surfing in the Philippines, there is more to the place. It is filled with history as well; Baler is the birthplace of the country’s second president but legitimately first appointed by the United States of America after the colonization era. Baler Museum has everything to know about Manuel Quezon. The museum also has General Douglas McArthur’s ride back when he used to hang around the northern provinces with his loyal troops.

Trek and hike to the Mother Falls. The magnificent fifty-meter high water falls lures people by its booming sound of cold-fresh water rushing down. Locally known as Ditumabo Falls, it can be accessed via 45-minute or four-kilometer trek. Mother Falls is located in the town of San Luis, Baler and you can always check nearby places where you can stay at https://www.egetinnz.com/s/baler–aurora–philippines/ChIJkzvWeuWmkDMRdblJ7-5YzP0?&guests=1.

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Nature’s history. If San Francisco has the oldest red oaks, Baler has the oldest Balete Tree. The centuries-old tree lives up to its name, tourists gather to marvel at its sight. There are myths about the tree, not this certain tree but with Balete trees, it is said to have creatures living by its trunk and branches however the Baler Balete tree is so huge, honestly looks like a portal to the mythical world itself. If you dare to believe in such stories.

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Palawander

Palawan and Wander

Philippines is an archipelago therefore it has a myriad of beautiful islands to visit but none can compare to the island province of Palawan. You can skip other beaches on your list but not this one. Skip Palawan and you miss half of your life, and that is not hyperbolic. Palawan is known all over the world as the “Philippines’ Last Frontier” and the island definitely earned the name. Centuries ago, Chinese sea voyagers called the island land of beautiful harbors or in their native tongue was Pa-Lao-Yu and overtime as language did evolve became Palawan.
Both the flora and fauna in the island are vast, giving safe refuge for over a hundred endangered species. The biodiversity of Palawan could also be considered as a global phenomenon. Palawan was once more declared as the best island in the world in 2015 by the Conde Nast Traveler’s annual list for the Reader’s Choice Awards where Palawan achieved an overall rating of 85.937. Imagine the African Safari in one province but greener, and wetter. You can take a 360 degree turn and you would see the crystal and turquoise water all around you.

What to do?

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Meet some locals.

Palawan is not just a safe haven for plants and animals but also for the indigenous people that continued to live and thrive there. The Palaw’an tribe in Puerto Princesa is one and they are residing by the Palawan Butterfly Ecological Garden and Tribal Village. They are the legitimate caretakers of the wonderful refuge and the ones who know the island from the back of their hand. These people are the epitome of simplicity and innocence, following the implemented laws of the local government and being the productive and helpful citizens the way everybody should. The Palaw’ans do not mind sharing their homes to tourists and travelers as well, they treat any other people like blood. Many tourists feel right at home with the tribe that never fail to give everyone who would visit the island a sense of belonging. When tourist come back to visit Palawan and they always try to come back to the family that welcomed and accepted them to their own homes.

Snorkeling and Island Hopping at El Nido

Marveling at the sceneries are not enough without shedding some sweat doing fun activities in Palawan. One thrilling activity aside from the usual swimming and diving would be the island hopping not by boats or yachts but by air. Zip-lines connect a small few islands in Palawan and it is open for all adrenaline junkie tourists.
There is more to Palawan when you wander under the its waters. The marine life of the island stuns even foreign professional divers. It only justifies why there are certain laws that were made to protect the reef but nevertheless tourists and friends to fishes can enjoy the exotic marine view.
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Party and entertain yourself

Where there is a beach, there is fun. Go visit Pukka Bar in El Nido. This is called the place to make walwal if you are ever in El Nido. One of the oldest place to chill and drink in the island, due to new competition Pukka has responded by expanding its glorious gift and now has two entrances, one on Hama St. and one on the beach. Enjoy the live reggae music and buckets of beers and spirits of your own taste.
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If you are less of a party and rave person, you can definitely unwind with a bottle of drink in your hand at the Snake Island Bar or also known as the floating bar located in Bacuit Bay. However this beachy bistro can only be visited by boat and during the low tide which is only about 4am to 4pm every day.

Try the local exotic cuisines

The tamilok or woodworms or in some parts of the island are called shipworms and the famous crocodile meat. Both have been featured in the Kapuso Mo Jessica Soho television show. For tourists the cuisine are unbearable also for some Manilenos but truth be told it is rich in protein and vitamins. Only those who has the guts can actually try these two out.
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Photos courtesy of Samantha Baluyot