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Tourists Spots in Region 3
Transcript of Tourists Spots in Region 3
Malolos City, Bulacan
Monasterio de Tarlac (Relic of the True Cross)
Brgy. Lubigan, San Jose, Tarlac
The Monasterio de Tarlac was established in 2003 as the hermitage house for five (5) monks of the Priory of the Servants of the Risen Christ (SRC), a congregation of monastic brothers (more appropriately addressed as Frater) led by its Prior, Frater Ronald Thomas Cortez, SRC or Fr. Archie to his friends. The rather solitary and prayerful life in the monastery took an unexpected turn when it became the fitting shrine of the authentic relic or fragment of the True Cross upon which Jesus Christ was crucified and died in Golgotha.
Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar (A Genesis Heritage Resort)
Bo. Pag-asa, Bagac, Bataan
LAS CASAS FILIP-INAS de Acuzar in Bagac, Bataan, is a unique resort. It’s a replica of an old Filipino town with ancestral homes and buildings dating from the 18th to the early 20th century. There are no power lines and driving lanes, only lampposts and cobblestone roads.
San Antonio, Zambales
An undeveloped paradise tucked into the Zambales mountains, some five kms away from Capones Island in San Antonio, Anawangin beach is a popular camping site among outdoor and mountaineering groups. The unusual presence of pine trees on the beach instead of the expected palm trees makes the place a photographer’s choice. Its cascading yet refreshing crystal clear stream outlined by tall pine trees provides a respite to the intrepid traveler. Its near white sand courtesy of Mt. Pinatubo is a setting for a wonderful playground for beach lovers.
A row of ancestral houses that are steep in history: Estrella and Pariancillo Sts. on where stands the Ejercito House which was the Department of War of the First Philippine Republic.
Pantabangan, Nueva Ecija
Built in 1974 along the Pampanga River to serve as reinforcement against flood, and provide irrigation, additional electricity in the entire Luzon island, the 1.61-km long, 107-meter high dam now supplies irrigation waters to farmlands in Nueva Ecija and adjoining provinces, and electricity to the Luzon power grid
Aurora Surfing Cup
Date and Venue: 1st Week of February, Baler, Aurora
Every February, the province of Aurora plays host to the Aurora Surfing Cup, which through the years, has established a steady following of local and international surfing enthusiasts. The province boasts of internationally recognized surf sites such as Sabang Beach (beach break), Cemento Beach (reef break), and Charlie's Point (river mouth break). The best waves in these areas come around October to March.
Giant Lantern Festival (Ligligan Parul)
Date and Venue: Saturday before December 25, City of San Fernando, Pampanga
Rising at 18-20 feet in diameter and fitted with close to 10,000 bulbs that blink on and off through a number of rotors in sync with a medley of Filipino Christmas songs, these giant lanterns let out not less than 10 designs that feature geometric shapes, flowers, fans, cones and hearts glowing in all colours of the rainbow. The exhibition is usually capped by the opening of the innermost circle in half to reveal in full bloom what the lantern makers designed to be the showcase of their presentation like the image of the Sacred Heart of Jesus to the grand applause from a crowd estimated at 20,000 each year.
Date and Venue: 1st Week of February, Candaba, Pampanga
One of the more colorful events in Pampanga, the Ibon Ebon Festival (literally means 'bird - egg') initiated by Mayor Jerry Pelayo features the municipality of Candaba as the home of thousands of migratory birds from different parts of the globe, and at the same time showcase its growing duck-egg industry. Among the activities featured during the two-day event include: street-dance performance by Tribung Dumara and other schools' contingents, exhibits and trade fair at the Ms. Earth Park, bird-inspired fite flying exhibition, itik race and boat race along Pampanga river.
Philippine International Hot-Air Balloon Festival
Date and Venue: 2nd Thurs-Sun of February, PAF Hangar, Clark, Pampanga
Held every 2nd weekend of February in Clark, the annual festival features air-sporting events like hot-air balloon competition, aircraft maneuvers and precision flying, ultralights, RC Demonstration Flying, sky diving, aircarft rally, rocketeering, flag jump, balloon bursting competition, kite flying, trade fair, carnival rides and nightly concerts. The participation of international hot-air balloons from all over the world draws thousands of people to the site to witness the early morning balloon fly-out and late afternoon fly-in. The festival was initiated by the Department of Tourism in 1994 by then Secretary Mina Gabor to rescucitate the fledgling spirit of the Kapampangans - only three years following the eruption of Mt. Pinatubo.
Damban ng Kagitingan(Shrine of Valor) in Bataan, Philippines
Bataan is one of the provinces in Central Luzon Region in the Philippines. Bataan is so popular for its tourist spot destination which is the Dambana ng Kagitingan(Shrine of Valor). It is considered as one of the best tourist spots in Philippines. It is known for its Big Cross.
The Dambana ng Kagitingan is located in Barangay Diwa, town of Pilar Bataan province. It has a land area of 73,665 hectares. It was designed by Lorenzo Castillo. It is made of marble, steel and concrete.
Subic Bay Zambales Philippines
Subic is one of the tourist spot that we can see in Central Luzon. Subic Bay is well known as a great summer destination for the local and domestic tourists. It is one of the best place or tourist spots in the Philippines or it is one of the major tourist destinations in the Philippines. Subic is located at Zambales, Philippines about 100 kilometers northwest of Manila Bay. Formerly the site of a major United States Navy base, it is now the location of an industrial and commercial area known as the Subic Bay Freeport Zone under the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority.
Tagaytay City, Cavite
The City of Tagaytay is a component city in the province of Cavite, in the Philippines. It is one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations because of outstanding scenery and cooler climate provided by its high altitude. Tagaytay overlooks Taal Lake in Batangas and provides one of the iconic views of the Philippines, the view of Taal Volcano Island in the middle of the lake, viewable from several vantage points in the city.
Cabag Caves in Silang Cavite
The place could be found at the bottom of the slope which runs down a steep angle to a brook. Lush greenery surround this little valley where at its bottom corner one could find the Cabag Cave where clear water strongly flows out. Inside the cave, an underground river flows and runs for about 50 meters inward. A pool of water is formed immediately of the mouth of the cave which leads to the brook.
Balite falls, cavite
Balite Falls (Amadeo). Two falls could actually be seen in the area, one which flows naturally, gushing strong clear water while the other one is outfitted into a pool of water with a deep part for the adults and the shallow for the children.
Lake Caliraya, Laguna
Interestingly, Lake Caliraya in Laguna is a man-made lake situated in three towns - Lumban, Cavinti and Kalayaan. In 1937, a US Army Engineer created Lake Caliraya by flooding the Cavinti valley of Sierra Madre in order to generate hydroelectric power for Metro Manila. Entrpreneurs then saw the potential of the area and built two communities as ecological destinations where one can enjoy nature's unspoiled beauty. The man-made lake covers partly submerged land areas and this resulted to numerous islands complete with coves. These islands are now built with vacation houses private villas, and resorts.
Sta. Rosa, Laguna
Since it opened in 1995, we have been to Enchanted Kingdom in Sta. Rosa, Laguna countless of times already. As Enchanted Knigdom has been part of their childhood, the kids "appeal" to us until now to take them there. They are especially thrilled to ride the various attractions that the park and recreation center has to offer.
According to a Philippine Star article (Dec 2009), "Enchanted Kingdom (EK) was recently cited by the government of Laguna for generating the biggest tourist arrivals in 2008, amounting to more than 846,000 visitors out of the 1.974 million who visited the said province last year." That's no wonder since Enchanted Kingdom (EK) is the country's first and only world-class theme park.
Rizal Shrine Calamba, Laguna
The Jose Rizal Shrine in Calamba, Laguna, the birthplace of the Philippines' national hero, is one of the most frequented historical and tourist sites in Laguna. An average of 270,000 tourists visit this shrine annually. According to the National Historical Institute (NHI), "It was in that house that the boy (Jose Rizal) was shaped and molded and who would become the finest expression of his race."
Mount Makiling, Laguna
Mount Makiling in Laguna is a legendary mountain that has inspired numerous tales, poems and legends owing to its mystical dweller and protector - Maria Makiling. The contour of the mountain is said to be the sleeping/reclining profile of Maria Makiling. Our national hero, the great Jose Rizal himself, published an article in La Solidaridad about Maria Makiling.
Villa Escudero, Laguna
A self-contained working coconut plantation, It was founded in the 1880s by Don Placido Escudero and his wife Dona Claudia Marasigan. Originally planted to sugarcane, the crop was converted to coconut by their son Don Arsenio Escudero in the early 1900s. A pioneering agro-industrialist, he built the country's first working hydroelectric plant to supply his dessicated coconut factory and Villa Escudero, where he and his wife Dona Rosario Adap built in 1929.
Their children opened the estate to the public in 1981. From its humble beginnings, the resort has become a prime tourist destination for locals, overseas Filipinos and a wide array of foreign visitors to the country. It has a worldwide reputation as a showcase for the Philippines' rich cultural heritage, offering a beguiling glimpse of its history, cuisine, dress, customs and natural beauty.
Taal Lake and Volcano
One of Southern Luzon’s centerpiece attractions, Taal Lake and Volcano can be reached through the lakeshore towns such as Talisay, San Nicolas, Agoncillo and Laurel. Known to be the smallest active volcano in the world, Taal volcano is surrounded by a lake on an 8.8 km islet, itself lapped by a 27 km long lake.
Before Rizal Province was named after the National Hero, Morong was a huge territory that once included, the nation’s capital, Manila, the business district of Makati, Rizal Province’s former capital, Pasig, and all the towns currently in the province’s jurisdiction. In the Philippine flag, the eight rays of the sun symbolizes the eight freedom-fighting provinces of the Philippine’s revolt against the Spanish rule – one of them was Manila, which was formerly Morong. The name bears significant historical events the town witnessed in the warring periods. Today let us visit the municipality of the present day Morong, Rizal.
Calinawan Cave, Rizal
Calinawan, which is actually a system of caves, is surrounded by dirt road, lush greenery and rocky rivers off Sampaloc Road. It has been a place of attraction for locals and tourists, treasure hunters, and television and movie producers.
Puerto Princesa Underground River
A World Heritage Site, this natural wonder features 8.2 kilometers of navigable Underground River, reputed to be the longest, that winds through the spectacular cave before emptying out to the South China Sea. Cathedral Chambers, wide hallways and interesting geological formations greet the wide- eyed visitor to the grotto hidden beneath the St. Paul Mountain.
Tabon Cave, Palawan
The Tabon Man, believed to be 22,000 years old, is among the oldest human fossils found in the Philippines. The significance of this finding proves that the Philippines was a part of Mainland Asia, then became a landbridge from the mainland during the last glacial period. The flora and fauna of the province is not similar to Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao but similar to Borneo, Malaysia and Indonesia. Cave trekking will take 2 hours to the different cave passages and chambers with archeological findings.
El Nido, Palawan
El Nido Resorts is a group of eco-resorts located in the El Nido-Taytay municipalities in northern Palawan, Philippines. The resorts offer genuine, local hospitality and unique and enriching experiences amidst the beautiful natural landscape.
El Nido Resorts is currently comprised of Miniloc Island Resort and Lagen Island Resort in El Nido, Apulit Island Resort in Taytay, and the newly opened eco-luxury property, Pangulasian Island Resort in El Nido.
Amanpulo on Pamalican is part of the Quiniluban Group of Cuyo Islands, situated in the north of the Philippine province of Palawan. Located 288 kilometres south of Manila, Pamalican is five kilometres long and only 500 metres across at its widest point.
Amanpulo’s facilities enjoy a spacious layout complementing their natural surroundings. The resort’s casitas are situated on the beach, amongst the treetops or on the hillside overlooking the Sulu Sea. Each has its own private buggy allowing independent travel on the island.
Signey, Marie Ashliegh