About a month ago when I had one of the best travel experience of my life when my friends and I took a three days and 2 nights vacation in Camaoan. While I said it’s a place worth falling in-love with. Truth is… It definitely is and you should book your flight tickets now to Naga and visit this paradise.
I started obsessing about Caramoan when I was in fourth year college and I never stopped even after graduation. I even told myself I’m gonna visit this place someday. Then, here we are and it’s more than I have ever dreamed of. To be honest, I think this could be my happy place.
For those of you who don’t know. Caramoan is where Survivor Series are filming. Some of the best Islands where closed due to the filming but that did not stop us nor the cloudy days to explore and see what this peaceful place has to offer.
It felt like being in two places at once. Taste of Batanes and a view of Palawan.
Tip 1: I know people say the best time to visit is during April-May. But I’d say, June works out the best because there’s not a lot of tourist and the weather is just right.
Tip 2: Do this when you’re doing the Island hopping. Sit at the end of the boat with your friends/family. Just chill. Admire your view and forget about the pictures. See the beautiful place that’s just right in front of you. (You can even sing with your friends/family. Imagine you are floating in the water with nothing but great views and good times with your loved ones). You can thank me later 😉
A big thanks to Tugawe Cove Resort for accomodating us througout our stay. I’m coming back in the summer that’s for sure.
All the love,
We might not have a beach in Nueva Ecija but we have this Hilltop View.
It’s no secret in my social media accounts that I am no longer employed and not working with any events. So, basically I have been spending most of my time lately at home or at the gym.
Concerned about the fact that I have not been doing anything extremely ridiculously exciting lately. I decided to organize a vacation with my friends.
Problem is, we don’t know where to go. My friends and I had been planning a summer outing for like ‘I lost count already’, and it was always a total fail. There goes an endless ‘I can’t come reason’. Suddenly I got tired of it and realized that if I make a reservation or something they would wanna come.
I just need to think of low budget place yet beautiful, not so far yet not so near, not overrated definitely, a place exclusively just for us with a breath taking view. A place that is convenient in short. Now you might probably think where in Nueva Ecija could I find that place. Well, believe me, it’s just around the corner.
Thank God, and shout out to Biyaheng Nueva Ecija for introducing us to Hilltop View Private Resort in Palayan City. As soon as I saw the post I immediately tagged my friends (like what normal people do these days) to see the place. The next thing I know I was looking at this view.
I must say that the place looks really nice and quiet so perfect if you want to get away from the mad world of city life. Here you can relax and think of nothing but fresh air while you’re sitting in a hammock under the trees looking at the mountains, admiring life at its finest.
We really enjoyed our stay here at Hilltop View, it’s like for the first time in a very long time we forgot out worries, jobs and just had fun like we used to. We’re so glad we made this trip and we are definitely coming back.
For those of you who might ask, how we reserved the place. I found their facebook page and sent them a reservation request immediately, I got a positive response within the day. (I’ll leave all their contact information below)
They have two rooms good for 15 people. Their daily rate is 2800 and 3800 for an overnight stay.
The place will be exclusive for you, an access to their kitchen (they allow cooking), jacuzzi and the best part is they have a cafe-bar inside and of course an over-looking view. (How fetch is that?)
How to get here is easy. You have two options, either you take an ordinary bus or jeep with signages Bongabon/Kapitolyo, fare from Cabanatuan terminal is P25.00.Your dropping point is at B.T Torres Street, Brgy. Sapang Buho, Palayan City (there’s a gym across the street). From the street of B.T Torres there are tricycle that will take you to the resort, the fare is 15.00 pesos per person.
Personally, I think the place is great. The idea is you’ll come to a place where you can be silent for a while and have privacy. It’s not fancy but it’s peaceful and that’s something worth paying for.
- Hilltop View Private Resort
- Brgy. Sapang Buho, Palayan City
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All the love,
Do you ever wonder what it feels like living in the past? You know, before iPhone? Do you ever think of how your day would go without thinking how many likes you’ll get on your facebook posts? Or that time when you can just have a morning and live?
Start your morning fresh & fulfilled. You won’t need a singing bird for this, only a satisfying breakfast will do. As we packed our things before heading back to Manila after our destination wedding in Basilica of St. Martin de Tours (Biggest Basilica in Asia) we decided to grab a quick breakfast at Paradores del Castillo.
Great view that comes with great food. What more can you ask for? They have this amazing Tapa that you would die for (Too bad for me I don’t have a picture) and a lot more in their American and local menu. Most food on their local menu are provinces specialty like (Pampangas’s best Tocino). If you’re visiting Bantagas, it’s your one reason why you should stop and have a breakfast in this place.
By the way, Paradores is also considered the place to stay in for those who are getting married in the Basilica of St. Martin. It is only five minutes away from the church. So if you want a full blast experience they have seven rooms to offer, prices ranges from P2500-4000 pesos per night.
Other fun activities that you could include on your itenerary while you’re in Taal is to visit the famous Basilica, get lost while wandering the old houses around, and you could stop by at the view of Taal Lake.
Tip: Talk & communicate to the local people. They’re very nice and friendly.
For those of you who want to reserve a room in advance you can call at:
0917-500-6041 / (043) 740-4060
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One of the many perks of my previous job as an Assistant Event Organizer was the chance to travel and see different places. It was like a free ticket to all the travel goals while the company is paying your expenses. Don’t get me wrong, the idea seems so good that you might want to consider getting a job like that but to tell you honestly, there’s a lot of hard work in there… (But who to blame we love our job !) Most of the time we don’t to get explore the places, we see, we look but that’s all, it is such a rare opportunity to have moments like where we could go swimming and use the venue amenities, or have time to go on free Spa. So when we do, we make the most out of it and luckily during our stay for the preparation for an event we got the chance to feel a little staycation at Las Casas Filipinas de Acuzar.
In our three days stay in Las Casas, I managed to explore the place a little bit, learned its history and how it became one of the best tourists attraction in North Luzon.
It is no secret that the beauty of this place captures not only the eyes of the Filipinos for its historic concept but to the foreigners as well. It would be overrated to describe it as beautiful knowing it was more than that. It was captivating. I was blown away by the idea of the owner on how he started building it. New San Jose Builders Inc., founder Mr. Jose Acuzar had this idea. The houses and buildings are all just replica of some of the famous landmarks, buildings & houses in our Philippine history. What really amazed me is the fact that he only started it as a hobby. Later on, it was discovered by his friend who worked in a Filipino TV series Zoro (a Filipino superhero). The series filmed most of its scenes in Las Casas and that is when it started to get noticed. After that Mr. Acuzar decided to open the place to public giving this opportunity to Filipino people to get to know Philippine history even more.
Las Casas is located at Bagac, Bataan. It took us three hours drive to get there from Manila via SCTEX route.
If you need comfort from the 18th century or atleast relive the past I suggest you stay in this place for a night and try all the different things they could offer. A comfortable hotel accommodations, a lot of Filipino food, traditional games, a private beach and pool which by the way is best while watching the sunset, plus you could also watch cultural show at night.
If you are on a budget and you want a day time tour that could also work. They charge 600 pesos per head for entrance fee without a tour guide and 1200 pesos with tour guide and welcome treat snacks, drinks and a cold towel.
I suggest you wear a comfortable but fashionable outfit (wink) if you’re already planning to visit the place, bring sunglasses and an umbrella because you will do a lot of walking. I tell you and I swear this place is what your Instagram feed needs right now.
Now I would like to share with you some photos I took during our stay.
Visit Las Casa Filipinas de Acuzar website for more info.
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I have been dragging myself these past few months to go on a summer escapade because I feel like the summer just passed by on me (Hello rainy reason! I don’t want you yet). It’s really frustrating on my part because I have been working all these time. You know those scenarios you made on your mind on how you’re gonna spend your summer time? Camping, Hiking, Endless party at the beach, Sunset and tan lines. Well, they’re gone the moment you step into a fake adulthood life.
This is the only getaway I had this summer so I had to make sure it was going to be fun and surprisingly it was.
Stilts Beach Resort is located at Sta. Ana, Calatagan, Batagas. Many tourists have been visiting this place for it’s scenematic view and peaceful vibe. It’s a private resort with pool and pavilion. Though, a little bit pricy the experience is really worth it.
What made this resort really different and special is that it was built like a Maldives style house. No need to fly hundred miles to Maldives you can have what you want in here. Connecting bridge and floating in the water how can you not love that? For those who are planning a beach wedding it could be a perfect location.
The resort have also different activities for everyone. You can try pinoy games and racing, snorkeling, boating , and also a lot of team building activities.
It was a good experience being here and I am so thankful to witnessed its beauty. I’m not declaring that summer is over but for now I’ll go back to being little miss special events. Thank you GVE for a stress free day.
Nothing can be more perfect than a wedding by the beach in a love month. Yes! We organized a rustic wedding last February 7 for now we can call Mr. & Mrs. Velete.
After months of preparation we have come to that night, that special moment night of over flowing love feels and party and I must say it was perfect. Definitely one of my favourite event so far. It just frustrated me that I didn’t had a chance to take pictures of the church but I will fill you with reception photos.
From the antrance area you would already feel the vibe with this wooden crate with chips on it that has curved names of the guests. How fetch is that?
They say, “ain’t no beach without a sunset picture”. While the guests were waiting for the newly wed they had a chance to play frisbee and volleyball in this blazing sunset.So…This is how the set-up goes. We tried to make it look chill but rustic at the same time.
One of my favourite part in this event was decorating the photo booth area. Putting those hanging mason jars and lighting them up was really fun to do.
It made me want to do more of this kind of event not only I enjoyed the amount of pressure putting it all together but because I know that it will always be something special.
ANTIPOLO IS A NICE PLACE FOR SUMMER
Lat week my manager told me that our client will be having a photoshoot for her daughter’s 18th birthday and I said “okay photo shoot that sounds fun” but not until I found out that it will be in Pinto Art Gallery. Don’t get me wrong I have never heard about this gallery before until that day so I did what a normal person would do nowadays, searched it on Instagram find a couple of selfies I guess and there…a moment of clarity that finally I have found my love at first sight.
Pinto Art Museum is located at San Roque, Antipolo, Rizal if you were from South or North side of Metro Manila you could take the MRT going to Ortigas or Shaw Boulevard Station, take a walk to Megamall and ride an FX going to Simbahan/Antipolo then ask the driver to drop you at Ynares Sports Center so from there you could take a tricycle ride going to Grand Heights Subdivision for only 40.00 pesos, inside the subdivision is the Pinto Art Museum.
The gallery is known for its Greek style and nature vibe which is perfect for a chill yet fun date.
A lot of artists have contributed their work in this museum like Elmer Borlongan and Luis Ac-ac to give people something to be proud of and truly once you’ve enter this place all you could think of is pure joy and pride.
I spent half of my day in this museum yet I felt like it is not enough for me to absorb its beauty and silent. That for the first time in my work life I felt not working at all.
This is really something new to me so the sense of excitement is still there. To anyone who wish to visit this place I’d like you to take the best person you know because you are really gonna love it and this is worth sharing.
Don’t forget to try the truffle fries it’s the best.
Enjoy it while looking in the sunset view.
Three major tip if you are planning your visit already.
1. Wear a comfortable outfit that is good for this weather. Sure you don’t want anything to ruin your fun day.
2. Very important. Don’t ever forget to bring your camera. Capture everything. Take lots of photos, who cares if your cameroll is full? This is a perfect picture site.
3. Find this secret forest, you’ll be surprised.
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Peace and love for everyone. 😘