Katunggan Park - Camiguin

Hidden by the thick mangrove forest along the main road of Mahinog in the province of Camiguin , The Lovers' Secret Bridge which is now known as Katunggan Park has a picturesque wooden bridge built in the middle of a mangrove swamp.  Katunggan Park Katunggan Park details There is nothing much on the internet about Katunggan Park during the time when I wrote this. My blog would probably be the first to publish an article about The Lovers' Secret Bridge / Katunggan Park . In fact, my wife and I were the ones who gave the bridge its name during our 7-Day Honeymoon Backpacking in Northern Mindanao back in 2012. Katunggan Park / The Lovers' Secret Bridge - Mahinog, Camiguin Best for some quiet moment with your beloved Together with our tour guide/driver Kuya Chris, we accidentally stumbled upon the hidden bridge purely because of my wife's sharp eye and curiosity. On our way back to Benoni Port, my wife saw a partial clearing along the mangrove fore

17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012: Cultural Adventure

Celebrated in Clark Freeport Zone in Angeles City Pampanga every second week of February, the   Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is considered the biggest aviation sports event in the Philippines. Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012 Hot Air Balloon Fiesta is a four-day event that showcases a number of aerial exhibitions and ground events which is flocked by thousands of local and foreign visitors annually. 17th Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta 2012 The Philippine International Hot Air Balloon Fiesta or much commonly known as Hot Air Balloon Festival started in 1994, three years after the devastating Mt. Pinatubo eruption. Its main aim is to help jump-start the economy and morale of the people residing in the lands destroyed by the eruption. The event is from February 9 -12 The  Hot Air Balloon Fiesta  was successful in the few years after its launch. However, due to financial difficulties, it was canceled in 1999

Camiguin: White Island

Located about 1.4 kilometers off the northern shore of Mambajao in the province of Camiguin, White Island also known as Medano Islet is an uninhabited sandbar with fine white sand.  Shaped like a huge white letter C, White Island is surrounded by colorful coral reefs and marine life.  If you're planning to visit White Island, it is highly advisable to be there as early as 5:00 AM to avoid the heat of the sun. It is also advisable to bring a parasol or sunblock in case you plan to stay there after 8:00 AM. Keep in mind that there are no trees in White Island. The only shade that you could find there is from the solitary lifeguard tower at the far side of the sandbar. Aerial View of White Island The lone lifeguard tower in White Island It's pretty windy down here Wacky pose Snorkeling time! White Island is becoming a popular diving and snorkeling spot in the province. If you're planning to try the said activities, better acquire a local guide

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