Friday, 25 February 2011

New Motorcycle Tour of Cebu & Negros Occidental

We've just added a great new motorcycling tour to our pages.
Departing from Cebu City and finishing in Dumaguete City, this tour is for 8 Nights (Including the pre-departure night).
The tour is guided with a support vehicle, and runs most weeks throughout the year.
More detailed information can be seen on our website at Philippine Trails.
View the Tour HERE...

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Environmentalists Confirm Existence of New Whale Species in the Philippines

Environmentalists have confirmed the existence of the gingko-toothed beaked whale (Mesoplodon ginkgodens) in Philippine waters.

A report of the Marine Wildlife Watch of the Philippines (MWWP) and said the discovery brings the number of cetaceans (creatures such as whales and dolphins) occurring in the Philippines to 27.

The Mesoplodon ginkgodens was first found alive in the shallow shores of Sitio Matang-ib, Cawag, Subic, Zambales on April 20 last year.

The gingko-toothed beaked whale, which unfortunately died the next day was misidentified as a Blainville’s beaked whale by Ocean Adventure, a captive dolphin entertainment facility.

According to Ocean Adventure consultant Dr. Lem Aragones, the whale was identified as Blainville's beaked whale because that is the more familiar species.

Read the article online HERE...

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Latest Newsletter from our Friends at Atlantis Resorts...

Atlantis Resorts, the diving and liveaboard specialists from Puerto Galera and Dumaguete have jus sent us their latest Newsletter.

Take a look at it HERE...

Remember, we can arrange your holiday in the Philippines to include diving and accommodation (plus fine cuisine), at either Atlantis resort.

Monday, 14 February 2011

Sagada Burial Caves, Philippines, make it into Lonely Planet's Top Underground Experiences

Sagada Burial Caves, Philippines

Sumaging Cave is an exhilarating adventure guaranteed to bring out the Indiana Jones in you. The route takes you crawling through narrow crevices, wading through water and scaling the sides of deep ravines, and in some sections the smooth limestone is so slippery you have to go barefoot. Guides light the way (and the stunning calcium formations) with gas lanterns. The connected Lumiang Burial Cave is fascinating for its eerie collection of centuries-old wooden coffins. Other, slowly decomposing, coffins can be seen hanging from the cliff-face.
See all of the Lonely Planet picks HERE...

Although famous for its hanging coffins, Sagada has more to offer. The coffins in the burial caves are also interesting, and many people also come to Sagada to see the limestone caves. The walks and treks around town are fabulous, especially the trek to Mt Kiltepan, where you'll get stupendous views of the valley. READ MORE...

Friday, 11 February 2011

Philippines - a Top Destination...

"The time has come to give the throne to the Philippines. With more than 7,000 islands, stunning marine life, beaches of all sorts, awesome wreck diving opportunities and exceptionally wallet-friendly prices, the archipelago may for a long while remain the world's premier beach holiday destination."

So says no less.

Philippines Football Comes to the Attention of the BBC!

For the first time in its international coverage, the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) sent a radio and TV correspondent to cover a Philippine football game – the Philippine Azkals-Mongolia AFC Challenge Cup qualifying match, which the Filipinos won, 2-0, Wednesday night before an electric banner crowd.
Kate McGeon, the BBC’s Manila correspondent, said the coverage wasn’t really for the match itself since it was just a qualifier but it was for the hype and the passion the Filipinos now have for football, which she said can be credited to the impressive victories of the Philippine Azkals.
“I’m here because it’s really interesting that football is taking off in this country. If you think of the Philippines, you think about basketball not football,” McGeon said in an interview shortly after the match at the Panaad Stadium here.