The province of Zambales is located at the Western part of Luzon. It is 210 kilometers and approximately 3 hours drive away from Manila. Zambales is known to be a province of easy access. One can reach this piece of haven by land, air, or water. The Zambales road is also known to be one of the Philippines best scenic highways. Experience Zambales at its best!
Zambales’ Coastline is most famous for its white sandy beaches and deep blue sea, rich with coral reefs. One of which is Potipot Island and Anawangin. Romantics may relish the drama of spending a day at Capones Island, peering through the lighthouse solitary window, and reflecting on the Luzon vista. Not to miss the breathtaking views of the panoramic surroundings of Pundaquit while waiting for the sunset in Silanguin Bay.
For adventure seekers, Sagrada Familia Cave is the best spot! It has an enigmatic topography lurking inside: waterfalls, swimming ponds, and various rock formations that will astound anybody.
Your sojourn will not be complete without attending the annual Mango Festival that features street dancing, float parade, mango picking, dulce de mangga showcase and a one- week all night long party. Other festivals are the Domorokdok Festival, Singkamas Festival and Subic Ay! The Ina Poonbato pilgrimage is also celebrated during the 24th day of January.
The world renowned Mount Pinatubo can be found at the vicinity of the province. It has created a crater-lake and brought about a vast region of awe-inspiring lahar formations.
Zambales is historical. The ancestral house of the most loved president, President Ramon Magsaysay is situated at Castillejos, bringing back fond memories of great service and leadership.
Zambales mangoes are found to be the sweetest mangoes all over the world. The sweet tooth should not miss the pastillas, candy made of fresh carabao milk. Ultimate companion for mangoes are the best suman sa ibos and bibingka. Another product of Zambales is the Pinatubo Ash ware, the prolific creativity that transformed lahar into decorative items.
Zambales is perfectly suited for visitors, seeking the authentic Philippines’ view without going far from Manila. Of course, it showcases a healthy helping of the wondrous Filipino hospitality. Zambaleños have ready smile, no matter what time of the day. Mabiyay ka Zambaleño!
La Union is a province of the Philippines located in the Ilocos Region in Luzon. Its capital is San Fernando City and borders Ilocos Sur to the north, Benguet to the east, and Pangasinan to the south. To the west of La Union is the South China Sea.
The capital of La Union is San Fernando City. And the municipalities are the following:
Cebu is a province in the Philippines, consisting of Cebu island and 167 surrounding islands. It is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Cebu is a long narrow island stretching 225 kilometres from north to south, surrounded by 167 neighbouring smaller islands, that includes Mactan, Bantayan, Malapascua, Olango and the Camotes Islands.
Cebu has a narrow coastlines, limestone plateaus and a coastal plains. It also has a predominant rolling hills and a rugged mountain ranges traversing the northern and southern lengths of the island. Cebu's highest mountains are over 1000 metres high.
Flat tracts of land can be found in the towns of Bogo, San Remigio, Medellin and Daanbantayan at the northern region of the province. Its capital is Cebu City, the oldest city in the Philippines which forms part of the Cebu Metropolitan Area together with four neighbouring cities which include Danao City, Lapu-Lapu City, Mandaue City and Talisay City and eight other municipalities. Mactan-Cebu International Airport located in Mactan island, is the second busiest airport in the Philippines.
Batangas is located south coast of Manila. There are fresh-water beaches in the towns around the Lake, San Nicolas, Agoncillo, Cuenca, Balete, Tanauan and Talisay. Salt-water beaches abound in Matabungkay or Lian town, in Nasugbu, in Calatagan, in Calaca, in Lemery, in Taal, San Luis, in Bauan, in Lobo, and in Laiya Beach in San Juan town.
You will find Anilao Beach in Mabini which is famous for its dive sites, Taal Lake and Volcano – said to be the lake within the lake, old churches and houses dating back to the Spanish times in Taal, Calaca and Batangas City, and the Batangas International and Container Port.
There is mountain trekking – in Mount Maculot and in Mabini and Nasugbu towns. There are also several island tourist destinations, namely: Tingloy, Verde Island, Ligpo Island, Sombrero Island, and Fortune Island. There are also Industrial Parks and various manufacturing industries dotting the shoreline.
Batangas City is 2 1/2 hours away from Manila. Tanauan City is about 1 1/2 hour away and in between Tanauan City and Batangas City, one will find Lipa City. Travellers can take air-conditioned buses in going to Batangas City. Those who want to go to Nasugbu, Calatagan and Lian towns or Matabungkay can pass via the Tagaytay route.
When driving one’s own vehicle to Tanauan-Lipa-Batangas City, travelers will pass through the South Luzon Expressway, then the STAR Tollway and can just follow the directional signs along the highway. For short trips in the desired destinations, passenger jeepneys abound, and then tricycles.
Albay is a province of the Philippines located in the Bicol Region in Luzon. Its capital is Legazpi City and the province borders the Camarines Sur to the north and Sorsogon to the south. Also to the northeast is Lagonoy Gulf leading to the Philippine Sea, and to the southwest is Burias Pass.
Mayon Volcano is the symbol most associated with the province. This nearly perfectly-shaped active volcano forms a scenic backdrop to the capital city of Legazpi 15 kilometers to the south.
Mayon Volcano is the world's most perfect volcanic cone. It rises 2,462 meters above sea level. Viewable from almost any angle around Albay province.
Whale Sharks or Butanding is the world's largest fish inhabit the waters around Donsol town in Sorsogon. Only an hour's boat ride from Legazpi. Snorkeling and scuba diving brings you to close encounters with this giant fish.
Antipolo City is a city in the Philippines located in the province of Rizal, about 25 kilometers east of Manila. The city is popular for being a pilgrimage site. It prides itself as the Pilgrimage Capital of the Philippines. The Marian image of the Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage or the Virgin of Antipolo, which was brought in from Mexico in 1626, and enshrined in the Antipolo Cathedral has a continuous following among Filipinos Catholics since the Spanish era.
A popular custom of pilgrims to the Virgin of Antipolo is the trek going to its shrine on the eves of Good Friday and May 1 from various locations in Rizal Province and Metro Manila. Some pilgrims would begin the trek from Quiapo Church in Downtown Manila following the procession of the image. There is also an existing custom to have new cars blessed at the church in the belief that this will ensure the safety of the car and its passengers.
Its higher elevation than that of Metro Manila affords it a scenic view of the metropolis, especially at night. Its locally grown mangoes and cashews are popular among tourists, as well as suman – a local delicacy made out of sticky rice. The Hinulugan Taktak National Park, which was once a popular summer get-away is being restored to become again one of the city's primary attractions.
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