Monday, May 27, 2013

Philippine Destinations for All Occasions


For those looking for ways to experience the Philippines’ best beach destinations, it is time to plan an exciting vacation on board Cebu Pacific Air (CEB). The Philippines’ largest national flag carrier, CEB is the key to a refreshing, sun-drenched vacation by the sea. 

The Philippines’ unique marine treasures and festive islands offer a lot of diving wonders, picture-perfect summer hotspots and exotic seascapes at their breathtaking best. The trick, as they say, is in knowing where to look. 

Where to go for Diving 
For those who can’t wait to slip into their wetsuits and pick the best place to go underwater, CEB has thrice daily flights from Manila to Puerto Princesa in Palawan, which offers a lot of magnificent dive sites that not too many visitors have had the chance to explore. These include the White Beach and the Red Cliff that is home to the most diverse marine life including manta rays, sharks, dugong, and the rare whale shark. 

CEB also flies four times weekly to San Jose in Mindoro Occidental, gateway to Apo Reef, the world’s largest atoll reef next to the Great Barrier Reef. Apo Reef is home to 385 species of colorful marine fishes, grey reef and thresher sharks, marine turtles, endangered sea cows, dolphins, sea birds, manta rays, clown fish, and a large variety of marine life.

Apo Reef: magnificence under water
Another Palawan treasure is Busuanga, the gateway to Coron Island where CEB flies to twice daily. It is famous for its wildlife sanctuary and twelve historic shipwreck diving sites that surround it. The twelve ships sunk during the Japanese war in 1944 and have become the island’s premiere tourist spot. It is also known for its twin lagoons, hot springs and the seven Siete Picados islets which are perfect for island hopping. 

Where to go for Fun 
Everyone can’t seem to get enough of Boracay’s world-famous beach, with thousands of tourists on board CEB’s 13 times daily flights to the Caticlan Airport year-in and year-out. But aside from its perfect sunsets and the exhilarating party scene, this top beach destination offers fun and adventure with its all-terrain vehicle rides, outrigger sailing, kite surfing and parasailing. 

Northern Philippines also has Pagudpud to offer to beach enthusiasts, which is now renowned for its waves that are perfect for surfing, and winds that are perfect for kite surfers. Pagudpud can be reached by local and foreign tourists through CEB’s daily flights to Laoag in Ilocos Norte. Several adventure-lovers also swear by their sand boarding experiences at the Paoay sand dunes in Laoag.

The scenic way to Pagudpud
Where to go for Romance 
Located in the Samal group of islands off the coast of Davao, is the famously scenic Pearl Farm Beach Resort. A tranquil and picturesque tropical paradise, this quiet retreat is perfect for an intimate wedding affair or romantic getaway with its secluded and relaxing surroundings. Hop off any of CEB’s six times daily flights to Davao and hop on a ferry to Samal to witness this luxuriant backdrop of sun, sand and surf.

The blues as far as your eyes can see.

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