It has been awhile since I wrote something about my latest travels. So here I am again, sharing my own version of adventure and fun in the Philippines. We are now on my 5th episode of my Philippine trip and we’re working on editing a few more! You can also check out links to my other videos at the bottom of the page.
My day started by waking up to beautiful sunshine and I almost immediately could not contain my excitement. Here is the video from my trip and below you’ll find more pictures and information on the islands. Enjoy!
1) The Hidden Beach: This beach is literally hidden between rocks. As we neared the island, a passage way came into view behind one of the cliffs! Our boat was parked at a shallow area of the water and we had to swim to the island! Be careful when you get off the boat since it was quite rocky near the shore, but what a beautiful place it is!
2) The Secret Beach: This beach can only be accessed by swimming through a narrow passage of rocks. Once we got through the channel, we were greeted to a sandy beach surrounded by massive rock walls. It was like an entrance to a whole new world. It’s really amazing to be somehow transported to a “new” place through the passages.
3) Talisay Beach: This was our stop area for lunch that day. It is quite secluded, but those gigantic rocks gave us enough shelter and shade to rest and of course eat. Ahhh!!! The food was phenomenal. The lunch here is a feast. Unlike some areas where you are served packed lunch, we were treated to a freshly cooked lunch done on the boat! Our guides prepared a sumptuous meal of grilled seafood and pork with fresh vegetables and fruits. One cool thing about the beach was there were local vendors selling fresh coconut juice, not the fake/processed stuff, but served in the actual coconut itself! After finishing the juice you can have it opened so you can also enjoy the meat for 50 pesos (~$1 USD).
4) Matinloc Shrine: Also known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Matinloc and the Shrine of the Blessed Virgin, on Matinloc Island. The monument was built in the 1980s in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Besides the shrine is also an abandoned building worth exploring. There’s also a limestone cliff where you can climb and be blown away by the beauty of the neighboring islands, limestone formations, and the emerald green and sapphire blue waters. The scene above was something like out of the postcards that we used to see as kids.
5) Helicopter Island: From afar the island really does look like the shape of a helicopter without its fan blades. Once we got there, we were greeted with a strip of beautiful white sandy beach. On one side of the island there was this limestone cliff that towered upon us. While further into the island there is a lush green forest.
My adventure didn’t stop from here. After 8 hours of island hopping, I went to stroll the public market with my family and friends. I could go on and on… but to make this story short, I will let my video and pictures speak for themselves!
Photography by Blaze Sy
Videography by Fridge Multimedia
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