Off topic: Summer Holidays in the Philippines: Asking for Advice
Thread poster: Cecilia Civetta
| | Textklick
Local time: 06:23
German to English
Scuba diving? You should talk to Marcus: http://www.proz.com/pro/2543
Lovely country, lovely people - and I did the same when I was there.
| Summer in the PI || Mar 4, 2007 |
It's a great country. I lived there for four years and have been going back for the last 15 years.
Boarcay is very nice. Got some nice dive on the island too, white sand beaches. Buhol may be a bit cheaper, and isn't as touristy. Palawan has good diving. Because of problems in the Southern Islands, I wouldn't go much further than that.
The Luzon area can be quite nice too...Lots to see in Manila, Baugio (summer capital), Aliminos (Hundred Islands), Agoo, San Fernando, La Union.
You've already said that you know August isn't a good time of year, but I can't help but emphasize that December/January would be sooo much nicer.
http://www.cityofpines.com/ (obnoxious music, but good info)
Have a great trip!
[Edited at 2007-03-04 17:27]
| | karcsy
Local time: 13:23
English to Chinese
| places to visit in the Philippines || Mar 4, 2007 |
other than the mentioned sites above, Pagudpod in the northern Luzon (about 8 hours drive from Laoag City) is the new hot spot most popular for Taiwanese & Japanese Tourists. There are also 5 Star Hotels and definitely safe from Aby Sayaf. Another place popular for divers because of its beautiful corals is Palawan's Tubbataha , I've never been there, but I saw it in TV. Since you're from Italy, I believe converting your Lira to Peso would have a great purchasing power here. However August is our rainy season, as long as there's no typhoon, then monsson rains won't destroy your trip. Enjoy!
| | Marcus Malabad
Local time: 07:23
German to English
| happy bubbles! || Mar 5, 2007 |
Scuba diving in the Philippines? Whoa! Where do I start? You could contact me privately so I could send you links and tell you where to go to find the best diving!
| | Dinny
Local time: 08:23
Italian to Danish
| How I would like to go back there! ;-) || Mar 5, 2007 |
I once spent a fantastic holiday near Boracay in the village of Coco Beach, all natural, absolutely no concrete, fantastic beach and clear water and wonderful people.
You can check out this place at www.cocobeach.com
Thank you all for your tips! You've been very, very helpful. I'll let you know what my final itinerary will be
| Secluded Beaches in Boracay || May 29, 2007 |
If you go to Boracay, be sure to visit the more idyllic and secluded beaches of Boracay Island. The water is more pristine and you'll enjoy the many coves around those secluded beaches. Boracay has more than a dozen beaches: see all here http://www.boracaybeaches.info/boracay-beaches.html