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Not far from the town of Kalibo lies a 220 hectare mangrove forest located at Barangay Buswang. The reforestation project started in 1990 to prevent flood and storm surges in local community with the help of the government and local NGO's. Today, Bakhawan Eco Park is considered as one of the most popular tourist attraction in Kalibo. So after spending days in Boracay and experiencing  Ati- Atihan festival, we went back to Kalibo to catch a flight the following day for Cebu. From city proper, we traveled for 30 minutes by tricycle to the quiet town of Buswang. The trike driver agreed to take us there for Php 80.00 and have him come back around 5:30 pm to pick us up.

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
 Bakhawan Eco Park entrance
 
  

Don't worry about getting lost, most trike drivers know the place. Thanks to the big green signboard, and it's definitely hard to miss. The entrance fee is  Php 20.00 / Adult | Php 15.00 / kids. 

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
The walkway and handrails are constructed using bamboo wood.

Look what I found! a bucket of sea shells

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
Don't miss to try the mangrove woodworm delicacy called "Tamilok". Some said that it tastes like family oyster. A must try for gastronomic adventurers out there.

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
Those who appreciate nature and wildlife will surely enjoy this place. This mangroves offers shelter for local and migratory wildlife and serve as roosting and foraging grounds.

 Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
We just followed the trail like there was no end. This 850 meter walkway stretches about 1.2 kilometers to the beach. That's 2.4 kilometers walking time in total.

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
Thirty minutes after, we arrived at the far end of the mangrove path. You will be rewarded by a nice view,fresh breeze of air and serenity. We stayed here for several minutes then we decided to go back.

We  clocked it from the end point to the starting point just to have you guys an overview about the walking time.

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
Golden hues of the sun slowly fades away behind the mangrove trees

Twenty five minutes later we arrived at the park entrance. The park closes at 5:00 pm and our trike driver was already waiting for us. During our visit, we encountered some damage bamboo planks along the way and needs to be repaired. Nevertheless, It's a great place to reconnect with nature every once in a while.

Bakhawan Eco Park and Research Center Kalibo Aklan


Not far from the town of Kalibo lies a 220 hectare mangrove forest located at Barangay Buswang. The reforestation project started in 1990 to prevent flood and storm surges in local community with the help of the government and local NGO's. Today, Bakhawan Eco Park is considered as one of the most popular tourist attraction in Kalibo. So after spending days in Boracay and experiencing  Ati- Atihan festival, we went back to Kalibo to catch a flight the following day for Cebu. From city proper, we traveled for 30 minutes by tricycle to the quiet town of Buswang. The trike driver agreed to take us there for Php 80.00 and have him come back around 5:30 pm to pick us up.

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
 Bakhawan Eco Park entrance
 
  

Don't worry about getting lost, most trike drivers know the place. Thanks to the big green signboard, and it's definitely hard to miss. The entrance fee is  Php 20.00 / Adult | Php 15.00 / kids. 

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
The walkway and handrails are constructed using bamboo wood.

Look what I found! a bucket of sea shells

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
Don't miss to try the mangrove woodworm delicacy called "Tamilok". Some said that it tastes like family oyster. A must try for gastronomic adventurers out there.

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
Those who appreciate nature and wildlife will surely enjoy this place. This mangroves offers shelter for local and migratory wildlife and serve as roosting and foraging grounds.

 Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
We just followed the trail like there was no end. This 850 meter walkway stretches about 1.2 kilometers to the beach. That's 2.4 kilometers walking time in total.

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
Thirty minutes after, we arrived at the far end of the mangrove path. You will be rewarded by a nice view,fresh breeze of air and serenity. We stayed here for several minutes then we decided to go back.

We  clocked it from the end point to the starting point just to have you guys an overview about the walking time.

Bakhawan Eco Park Kalibo, Aklan
Golden hues of the sun slowly fades away behind the mangrove trees

Twenty five minutes later we arrived at the park entrance. The park closes at 5:00 pm and our trike driver was already waiting for us. During our visit, we encountered some damage bamboo planks along the way and needs to be repaired. Nevertheless, It's a great place to reconnect with nature every once in a while.

KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2014

August is fast approaching and the king of festival is ready to soar high again for the 29th KADAYAWAN 2014 with this year’s theme: “KALAMBOAN SA KINAIYAHAN: KADAYAWAN SA TAWHAN” ( Nature’s flourishing: People’s Well Being)


Schedule of Events for Kadayawan 2014 



Source: Davao City tourism




Tuklasera’s travel tips:

·         Book your airfare tickets in as early as NOW! For it will skyrocket a week before the festival.

·         There are a lot of beautiful hotels in Davao but budget and affordable hotels will for sure be fully booked. So to avoid this , here’s the list  of hotels and  hassle free booking engine to help you with your accommodation. 



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KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2014 SCHEDULE OF ACTIVITIES

KADAYAWAN FESTIVAL 2014

August is fast approaching and the king of festival is ready to soar high again for the 29th KADAYAWAN 2014 with this year’s theme: “KALAMBOAN SA KINAIYAHAN: KADAYAWAN SA TAWHAN” ( Nature’s flourishing: People’s Well Being)


Schedule of Events for Kadayawan 2014 



Source: Davao City tourism




Tuklasera’s travel tips:

·         Book your airfare tickets in as early as NOW! For it will skyrocket a week before the festival.

·         There are a lot of beautiful hotels in Davao but budget and affordable hotels will for sure be fully booked. So to avoid this , here’s the list  of hotels and  hassle free booking engine to help you with your accommodation. 



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We had been using this hotel booking gateway for 5 years now and saved a lot of money because of their deals, discounts and promotions. Why spend more when you can spend less.




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7Stones Boracay Suites
Boracay Apartments at 7Stones
Crowne Regency Prince Resort
Isla Kitesurfing Guesthouse
La Bella Casa De Boracay
Levantin
Mayflower Hotel
Palm Breeze Villa
Reef Retreat Resort
Tanawin Resort & Luxury Apartments
The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast

 
Station 1

Ambassador In Paradise Resort
Astoria Boracay
Boracay Beach Club
Boracay Breeze Resort
Boracay Gold Crowne Resort
Crown Regency Resort
Discovery Shores Boracay
Estacio Uno Boracay Lifestyle Resort
Fridays Boracay Resort
Nandana Boracay Hotel
Nigi Nigi Nu Noos
Niu Ohana Garden Resort
One Azul
One Crescent Place Hotel Boracay
Patio Pacific Boracay
Pearl Of The Pacific
Sea Wind Resort
The District Boracay
The Palms Of Boracay
The Sitio Boracay Hotel
Two Seasons Resort
Willy's Beach Resort


Station 2

Alice In Wonderland Hotel
Alla Luna Rossa Beach Hotel
B & B Beach Resort
Best Western Boracay Tropics Resort
Bora Sky Hotel
Boracay Cottage
Boracay Garden Resort
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Boracay Peninsula Resort
Boracay Red Coconut Beach Hotel
Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa
Boracay Sand Castles Hotel
Calypso Diving Resort Boracay
Canyon De Boracay Hotel
Club Ten Beach Resort
Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center
Eurotel Boracay
Frendz Resort Boracay
Golden Phoenix Hotel Boracay
Grand Boracay Resort
Hey Jude Hotel Resort
Hotel Villa Sunset
Jony's Beach Resort
La Carmela De Boracay Resort
La Isla Bonita Resort and Spa
Le Soleil De Boracay Hotel & Apartment
Nigi Nigi Too Hotel
Nirvana Beach Resort
Pinjalo Resort Villas
Real Maris Resort Boracay
Regency Lagoon Resort
Shore Time Hotel Boracay
Sun Village Resort
The Boracay Beach Resort
Tides Hotel

Station 3

3-5-7 Boracay Resort
Arwana Hotel & Restaurant Boracay
Asya Premier Suites
Bamboo Beach Resort And Restaurant Boracay
Boracay Ocean Club Beach Resort
Casa Pilar Beach Resort
Crown Regency Beach Resort Boracay
Erus Suites Hotel
Mandala Spa & Villas Hotel
Queen's Beach Resort
Sheridan Villas Boracay
Starfire Resort (Main Building)
Surfside Boracay Resort & Spa
Titay South Beach Resort

Or use the search engine below to find the latest promos and discounts.

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Discounted Boracay Hotels,Guesthouses Courtesy of Hoteltravel.com

We had been using this hotel booking gateway for 5 years now and saved a lot of money because of their deals, discounts and promotions. Why spend more when you can spend less.




Balabag 

7Stones Boracay Suites
Boracay Apartments at 7Stones
Crowne Regency Prince Resort
Isla Kitesurfing Guesthouse
La Bella Casa De Boracay
Levantin
Mayflower Hotel
Palm Breeze Villa
Reef Retreat Resort
Tanawin Resort & Luxury Apartments
The Lazy Dog Bed & Breakfast

 
Station 1

Ambassador In Paradise Resort
Astoria Boracay
Boracay Beach Club
Boracay Breeze Resort
Boracay Gold Crowne Resort
Crown Regency Resort
Discovery Shores Boracay
Estacio Uno Boracay Lifestyle Resort
Fridays Boracay Resort
Nandana Boracay Hotel
Nigi Nigi Nu Noos
Niu Ohana Garden Resort
One Azul
One Crescent Place Hotel Boracay
Patio Pacific Boracay
Pearl Of The Pacific
Sea Wind Resort
The District Boracay
The Palms Of Boracay
The Sitio Boracay Hotel
Two Seasons Resort
Willy's Beach Resort


Station 2

Alice In Wonderland Hotel
Alla Luna Rossa Beach Hotel
B & B Beach Resort
Best Western Boracay Tropics Resort
Bora Sky Hotel
Boracay Cottage
Boracay Garden Resort
Boracay Mandarin Island Hotel
Boracay Peninsula Resort
Boracay Red Coconut Beach Hotel
Boracay Regency Beach Resort & Spa
Boracay Sand Castles Hotel
Calypso Diving Resort Boracay
Canyon De Boracay Hotel
Club Ten Beach Resort
Crown Regency Resort & Convention Center
Eurotel Boracay
Frendz Resort Boracay
Golden Phoenix Hotel Boracay
Grand Boracay Resort
Hey Jude Hotel Resort
Hotel Villa Sunset
Jony's Beach Resort
La Carmela De Boracay Resort
La Isla Bonita Resort and Spa
Le Soleil De Boracay Hotel & Apartment
Nigi Nigi Too Hotel
Nirvana Beach Resort
Pinjalo Resort Villas
Real Maris Resort Boracay
Regency Lagoon Resort
Shore Time Hotel Boracay
Sun Village Resort
The Boracay Beach Resort
Tides Hotel

Station 3

3-5-7 Boracay Resort
Arwana Hotel & Restaurant Boracay
Asya Premier Suites
Bamboo Beach Resort And Restaurant Boracay
Boracay Ocean Club Beach Resort
Casa Pilar Beach Resort
Crown Regency Beach Resort Boracay
Erus Suites Hotel
Mandala Spa & Villas Hotel
Queen's Beach Resort
Sheridan Villas Boracay
Starfire Resort (Main Building)
Surfside Boracay Resort & Spa
Titay South Beach Resort

Or use the search engine below to find the latest promos and discounts.

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VIGAN, Philippines—Residents and netizens in this Ilocos Sur capital woke up to the news that the country’s only heritage city made it to the list of 21 finalists in the new Seven Wonder Cities of the World race.

But they knew that the campaign to push Vigan to the finish line had just started as the fresh round of voting starts on Monday and ends on Oct. 7.Vigan made it to the penultimate round in the search and needs a further boost over the next three months to advance to the final round of voting.

Organizers of the New7Wonders Cities campaign earlier observed that Vigan, a trading port long before the conquering Spaniards arrived in the late 16th century, had been losing steam but got a second wind in the run-up to the July 7 cut-off.

Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Medina, who was out of the country when the list was released, sent a text message to city employees thanking Bigueños and Filipinos around the world for helping Vigan’s bid.

Vigan, known for its Spanish-era mansions, cobblestone streets and culture, is the lone Philippine candidate in the global competition initiated by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The contest aims to preserve the world’s man-made and natural heritage sites.

The foundation was behind the campaign that named Palawan’s Underground River in Puerto Princesa City as one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature in 2011.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has placed Vigan in the World Heritage list in 1999, citing the city for its “best practice in sustainable conservation and management of world heritage properties.”

Vigan tourism officer Edgar de la Cruz said the city government is preparing to expand the campaign as it prepares for the next round of voting.

How to vote

The New7Wonders Foundation has made available various channels that allow supporters to rally more votes for their bets.

Aside from using the group’s website (www.new7wonders.com), votes may be cast through mobile applications for Apple and Android devices.

Voting may also be done through text messaging as well as dedicated international telephone lines.

The Switzerland-based foundation has also enabled international phone voting using the following numbers—+881821611990; +881921611990; +349027

35471; +447589975201; +447559121023; and +447559583500.

Meanwhile, feel free to  browse my Ilocos series below. 

Vote for Vigan




VIGAN, Philippines—Residents and netizens in this Ilocos Sur capital woke up to the news that the country’s only heritage city made it to the list of 21 finalists in the new Seven Wonder Cities of the World race.

But they knew that the campaign to push Vigan to the finish line had just started as the fresh round of voting starts on Monday and ends on Oct. 7.Vigan made it to the penultimate round in the search and needs a further boost over the next three months to advance to the final round of voting.

Organizers of the New7Wonders Cities campaign earlier observed that Vigan, a trading port long before the conquering Spaniards arrived in the late 16th century, had been losing steam but got a second wind in the run-up to the July 7 cut-off.

Vigan City Mayor Eva Marie Medina, who was out of the country when the list was released, sent a text message to city employees thanking Bigueños and Filipinos around the world for helping Vigan’s bid.

Vigan, known for its Spanish-era mansions, cobblestone streets and culture, is the lone Philippine candidate in the global competition initiated by the Swiss nonprofit New7Wonders Foundation. The contest aims to preserve the world’s man-made and natural heritage sites.

The foundation was behind the campaign that named Palawan’s Underground River in Puerto Princesa City as one of the world’s New7Wonders of Nature in 2011.

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (Unesco) has placed Vigan in the World Heritage list in 1999, citing the city for its “best practice in sustainable conservation and management of world heritage properties.”

Vigan tourism officer Edgar de la Cruz said the city government is preparing to expand the campaign as it prepares for the next round of voting.

How to vote

The New7Wonders Foundation has made available various channels that allow supporters to rally more votes for their bets.

Aside from using the group’s website (www.new7wonders.com), votes may be cast through mobile applications for Apple and Android devices.

Voting may also be done through text messaging as well as dedicated international telephone lines.

The Switzerland-based foundation has also enabled international phone voting using the following numbers—+881821611990; +881921611990; +349027

35471; +447589975201; +447559121023; and +447559583500.

Meanwhile, feel free to  browse my Ilocos series below. 

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