SPANISH GALLEON WRECK SITE A site which serves as a strong reminder of the rich Manila to Acapulco (Mexico) trade routes during the Spanish era. Found along the shores of Buhatan beach at Sto. Domingo, Albay, this galleon relic was wrought by a strong typhoon on its way to Acapulco and crushed on the reefs of Albay Gulf. This historical remains lie at five fathoms under the sea with green transparent water. It is an ideal place for scuba diving, fishing or boating.
Camarines Sur lies in the middle of the Bicol Peninsula. Surrounded by the provinces of Camarines Norte and Quezon on the northwest, the province of Albay on the southeast, Lagonoy Gulf on the east and Ragay Gulf on the west. The province is 450 kilometers from Manila and approximately the same distance from Cebu in the Visayan Island. Camarines Sur is the heart of Bicol. Aside from its geographic position, it is considered the unrivaled center of the region in many aspects. Industry-wise, it is the agricultural center producing more than half of Bicol’s food supply. It has extensive plains and irrigated lands that are suitable for growing rice, corn, coconut, abaca and banana.
Boracay Island is a great place for just lazing around. Seven km long, it is only one km wide at its narrowest point. Boracay’s largest villages or barangays are Yapak, Balabag and Manoc-Manoc.
Donsol Whale Shark Interaction
This is the most popular activity in Donsol and is the one that put Donsol in the global ecotourism map. Every year from November to June, whalesharks, or Butandings as they are locally known, visit Donsol. They have been there for decades doing their annual migratory ritual but in the late 90’s scientists “discovered” them and Donsol was never the same again.
Tagaytay is a city situated in the Cavite Province of the Philippines. It is located atop the Tagaytay Ridge, which is the tallest point in the province. The city, home to over 46,000 residents, is a famous tourist destination owing to its cool climate and high altitude.
Palawan is an amazing place because of the diversity of the culture there. More than seventy five distinct cultural groups live in the area. Most of these cultures are of Asian origin, but there are also African and Spanish cultures in the area.
Bohol Although people have been living on Bohol long before Magellan reached the islands that are now the Philippines, our written records start here, and about the events before that time, little is known, and has to be carefully reconstructed from oral traditions and archaeological evidence.