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Pressnews.biz (Press Release) Oct 25, 2014
-- With 7,100 islands to showcase local and foreign tourist, the Philippines is a virtually inexhaustible treasure trove of tourist destinations. Choose an island, large or small, and you will find something worthwhile, whether swim the beaches, visit old churches, taste the exotic fruits and summer fiesta food, go to the ubiquitous resorts for a splash adventure or go on a more thrilling adventure only the strong and daring traveller can survive and show selfies afterward.
If bikers worldwide dream of going to Europe to join the Tour de France, whether as a professional biker or as an amateur, some may find biking in the Philippines as a worthy alternative with its unique challenges. Mountain biking will bring you enough challenging terrain and satisfying vistas of tropical forests, surf, mountains , lakes, waterfalls and white-sand beaches to boot.
Whether you choose the Cordillera Mountains up in Northern Luzon or the slightly- rolling, well-maintained road network of the former US Naval Base in Subic, one can find the level of difficulty to suit one’s liking. And there are small biking routes even nearby posh villages as Ayala Alabang south of Metro Manila or in Tagaytay City, 60 kilometers further south of Manila where one can glimpse the popular Taal Volcano, a crater situated in a lake that is in turn in a bigger crater that is in a larger lake called Taal Lake. It has become an immensely favourite weekend target for neighboring provincial and urban residents wanting to go on a food trip, visit a prayer house or simply to escape the heat in their lowland climes for a few hours.
But diving is what the Philippines is most well-endowed with for those who are into that sport. Boasting of diving spots from north to south, the country has one of the most biologically-diverse marine ecologies in the globe. Visit the Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan, east of Lingayen, famous as the landing spot for the invading Japanese forces during WWII and you can visit any one of the numerous limestone karst islands and make it your private paradise for a day or two. Down south, you can dive in Tubattaha Reef, a world heritage marine ecological site covering thousands of hectares of marine life diversity.
Mindoro island, a ferry-boat ride from Batangas Province which is about three hours drive south of the Capital Region, also provides great diving adventure at Puero Galera or the less known and more challenging Apo Reef, with its amazing generally-submerged atoll on the west coast of Mindoro.
Kayaking is a world-favourite sport for kids and adults which the Philippines can offer to visitors willing to travel by land, sea or air from Manila or Cebu. One can do it in Subic or in Tagaytay which are accessible by bus within a couple of hours or so. Or one can hop on to the island of Palawan by plane for an hour or so. Bacuit Bay, several hours north of El NIdo by boat, promises a rare experience for scuba divers who wish to explore sunken WWII ships in Coron Bay off Busuanga Island. The island is a great tropical spot for camping out and snorkelling.
But kayaking does not have to be an extreme activity. Even the young and the aged can enjoy its pleasures and invigorating benefits at a leisurely pace in any of the lakes or bays at the thousands of resorts found in Mindoro, Cebu, Bohol, Iloilo, Mabate, Palawan, Luzon and Mindanao Islands. We can mention a thousand or more islands but we can mention only some the most accessible for the less daring among tourists.
Yes, there is a tropical island, big or small, for everyone who wishes to visit the Philippines where the official tourist slogan is: “It’s more fun in the Philippines”.
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