Tag : Negros Occidental
Recently launched at the hip resort island of Lakawon in Negros Occidental, Vianellas is set to make waves. The promising brand of beautifully designed slippers will influence its wearers to travel more. Vianellas, a portmanteau of viaje (which means to travel) and tsinelas (a vernacular for slippers or flip-flops), is inspired by the designs from […]
Long drive would not end in burning flames but in paradise as long as music accompanies us in our travels. When you put your jams and headset on or when you play your favorite playlist of travel songs in stereo out loud, it’s like you are shooting your written-by-fate independent road film. Here’s a playlist […]
The ultimate PIOLO, Pucha I Only Live Once, moments of my travels since 2012 up to Weekend #62 of 2014.
- Tandem Paragliding in Carmona, Cavite
- Whitewater Rafting in Cagayan de Oro
- Ziplining in Eden Nature Park & Resort, Davao
- G-MAX Reverse Bungy & GX-5 Extreme Swing in Clarke Quay, Singapore
- Scuba Diving, Kayaking and Snorkeling in Danjugan Island, Negros Occidental
- Ziplining in Dakak Adventure Zone, Zamboanga del Norte
- Mountain Hiking in Pico de Loro, Tarak Cliff in El Nido, Mt. Maculot, and Mt. Pulag
- Monkey Bridge Crossing in Mt. Manalmon
Music by Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber, “That Power”
Dead Cat Bounce Remix
This is the longest video I blogged yet because we had shared and captured plenty pretty moments. What do you expect if three from the group brought a GoPro camera each? With that, someone needed to buy an external hard drive to pool the 12 gigabytes of videos and photos. Because I have to watch the captures again, it took me longer also to edit and to put them in one cool video. No complains though. It is the best buwis-buhay trip ever.
We came to the Great Southern Negros Occidental adventure from various locations: Manila, Boracay, Iloilo, Cebu and Bacolod. The party started in Iloilo as we celebrated the continuation of Mhar’s Best Birthday Ever. We then crossed the sea between Iloilo and Negros islands (and for some between Cebu and Negros islands). We took a long bus trip from Bacolod to Bulata and the rest is an awesome history.
We scuba dived, kayaked, snorkled, partied in an infinity pool pretended like no one is watching, played Monopoly Deal card game, sipped few alcohol, paid visit to private sanctuary island of Danjugan, beach bummed in Turtle Island, and did anything fun in between.
Music by OneRepublic & Alesso, “If I Lose Myself”
and by Zedd & Foxes, “Clarity”
For some reasons, we want to test our own limits beyond what our sober mind thinks. We take the chances. Because YOLO. Because opportunities missed are things we regret the most later. I have my own share of craziness in choosing exciting adventures too. Because greater stories don’t start with a “Once upon a time, […]
This lagoon is one of the five lagoons of Danjugan Island, two of which open to the sea. Danjugan Island is 43-hectare island and private marine sanctuary that houses many wildlife species including sea eagles, bat species, butterflies, mangroves, corals, and giant clams. It offers activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling and unlimited kayaking. Overnight accommodation is possible too. It also hosts several international youth marine and wildlife camps.
How To Get There:
Since this is a private sanctuary, correspondence with The Philippine Reef & Rainforest Conservation Foundation Inc is strictly required. The daytour package already includes a boat transfer from Bulata. To go to Bulata from Bacolod, you can take the bus bound to Hinoba-an.
How Did I Get There:
Our friend and fellow couchsurfer, Julius Tagomata, has ties with the management of the Danjugan Island and has been responsible in registering our daytour trip around the island. We visited the lagoons, bat caves, watch tower, and the long stretch of white sands of Danjugan beach. We ate our snacks and lunch under the shade of lush forest. We also spent our time kayaking. The most exciting part is the scuba diving where we witnessed the diverse marine life being protected.
I salute the men and women behind this grand-scale wildlife conservation.
This is a breathtaking view of the islets of Sipalay from the Perth Paradise Beach Resort. It is a reminiscent of the Hundred Islands in Pangasinan. From Perth Paradise Beach Resort, you can take a raft to navigate the waters around these islets to witness the sunset. Except for one life-size kangaroo statue installed within the resort, nothing else is Australian vibe. The resort features an infinity fool facing these islets.
How To Get There:
Coming from Bacolod, one should take a bus bound to Hinoba-an and alight from the bus to public market of Sipalay City. From Sipalay, hire a tricycle to take you to Perth Paradise Beach Resort.
How Did I Get There:
Our group’s initial plan was to take our boat from the Turtle Island and to anchor in one of the beaches in the Sipalay. However due to the unpredicted waves and the size of our boat, we went back to Punta Bulata and take the tricycle to Sipalay. My friends were already teasing me whenever I silence my mouth during the last boat ride because they thought I was too scared that I couldn’t swim and the boat would topple. We hire another tricycle from Sipalay to take us all six to Perth Paradise Beach Resort.
While the resort was not part of the itinerary and didn’t popup in travel guides like Sugar Beach or other popular diving resorts, catching the view of these islets of Sipalay at this perspective is definitely something that visitors of Southern Negros Occidental shouldn’t miss.
Our visit was also the best time of the day. The sun was about to set. The resort was playing their reggae renditions of popular songs. And the gang of six was dancing to the summer beat like we own the place, like no else is watching. But yeah, the other visitors were watching us. Well, that’s how we appreciated and enjoyed the view of Sipalay.
We decided to go back to Punta Bulata after we played a long Monopoly Deal card game and saw that the moon has already risen. Good thing our hired tricycle was still there.