Once upon a time, before humans exploited the world to suit their whims, there were natural wonders that are so magnificent they defy the wildest imagination. Wonders that make you believe that magic exists. Rare treasures that make you step back and question why we are destroying our world. A few weekends ago, we considered ourselves fortunate to see and experience the purity, beauty, and danger of a hidden, untouched, and natural masterpiece in Samar, Philippines.
Absolute peace. Ultimate freedom. Serene silence. Childlike wonder. These are the simple, heartfelt joys that free divers seek. Unencumbered by sophisticated and bulky scuba equipment, these amazing athletes and underwater enthusiasts can silently hover above reefs or dive hundreds of feet deep with just a single breath of air. Sweetie and I took our very first step in this exciting sport.
The wonderful “ber” months are upon us! As the countdown to the Yuletide Season begins, why don’t you check out some marvelous destinations around the Philippines? Indeed, the last quarter of the year is a perfect time to travel. Beaches are less crowded, towns are starting to fan the embers of Christmas, and the weather becomes pleasantly cool. Here are some highly recommended trips that you can do these ber months by Team Sweetie.
Aquariums, zoos, marine parks, and certain tourist attractions have allowed people to interact with rare wildlife. Amazing as these attractions are, we cannot deny the fact that these animals are housed and presented in a controlled, if not artificial, environment. Their behavior and habits are far from natural. That is why we favor adventuring in the wilderness. We just love the spontaneity, excitement, and magic of a wild encounter. And that is exactly what we got when we dived in Sardine Point in Panagsama, Moalboal in southern Cebu, Philippines.
Naturalist and preservationist John Muir famously said, “The mountains are calling, so I must go.” The same goes for the sea. The siren call of the deep blue world is difficult to resist. After all, the unimaginable beauty, mystery, and danger under the waves captivates the mind. In many ways, that call originates from a simple, unassuming island, islet, or sandbar. In Moalboal, Cebu, the song of the sea emanates from rocky Pescador Island.
The quaint town of Moalboal, along with the other municipalities of southern Cebu, is filled with dazzling adventures. For the hearty adventurer, it’s hard to resist the call of magnificent dive sites, white-sand beaches, lovely waterfalls, green mountains, and rural communities. But physical limitations and finite hours make it virtually impossible to visit them all in one day. You need to stay here for a while in order to enjoy all these adventures.
Traveling around the Philippines and seeing tourist spots, heritage cities, and other attractions are exciting. But sometimes, visiting our country’s stunning destinations may not be enough. Sometimes, you want a taste of pure excitement. You feel that need of an injection of adrenaline. Well, let these daredevil Pinoy Travel Bloggers recommend to you some amazing adventures that you can try out in our country.