Tag : Danjugan Island

Places in the Philippines na Parang Pag-ibig

Places in the Philippines na Parang Pag-ibig

Call me hopeless hopeful hope fool romantic (or just call me maybe). Whenever I travel, I see love everywhere! Not from the couples who couldn’t afford to get a room while they release their romantic tensions. Not from another traveler whom I just met. But I find love in places. Metaphors of love are checking […]

That Power: Adrenaline Rush Moments

The ultimate PIOLO, Pucha I Only Live Once, moments of my travels since 2012 up to Weekend #62 of 2014.

  • Tandem Paragliding in Carmona, Cavite
  • Whitewater Rafting in Cagayan de Oro
  • Ziplining in Eden Nature Park & Resort, Davao
  • G-MAX Reverse Bungy & GX-5 Extreme Swing in Clarke Quay, Singapore
  • Scuba Diving, Kayaking and Snorkeling in Danjugan Island, Negros Occidental
  • Ziplining in Dakak Adventure Zone, Zamboanga del Norte
  • Mountain Hiking in Pico de Loro, Tarak Cliff in El Nido, Mt. Maculot, and Mt. Pulag
  • Monkey Bridge Crossing in Mt. Manalmon

Music by Will.I.Am & Justin Bieber, “That Power”
Dead Cat Bounce Remix

If I Lose Myself X Clarity: The Great Southern Negros Occidental Adventure

This is the longest video I blogged yet because we had shared and captured plenty pretty moments. What do you expect if three from the group brought a GoPro camera each? With that, someone needed to buy an external hard drive to pool the 12 gigabytes of videos and photos. Because I have to watch the captures again, it took me longer also to edit and to put them in one cool video. No complains though. It is the best buwis-buhay trip ever.

We came to the Great Southern Negros Occidental adventure from various locations: Manila, Boracay, Iloilo, Cebu and Bacolod. The party started in Iloilo as we celebrated the continuation of Mhar’s Best Birthday Ever. We then crossed the sea between Iloilo and Negros islands (and for some between Cebu and Negros islands). We took a long bus trip from Bacolod to Bulata and the rest is an awesome history.

We scuba dived, kayaked, snorkled, partied in an infinity pool pretended like no one is watching, played Monopoly Deal card game, sipped few alcohol, paid visit to private sanctuary island of Danjugan, beach bummed in Turtle Island, and did anything fun in between.

Music by OneRepublic & Alesso, “If I Lose Myself”
Tiesto Remix
and by Zedd & Foxes, “Clarity”
Tiesto Remix

15 YOLO Trips I Survived

15 YOLO Trips I Survived

For some reasons, we want to test our own limits beyond what our sober mind thinks. We take the chances. Because YOLO. Because opportunities missed are things we regret the most later. I have my own share of craziness in choosing exciting adventures too. Because greater stories don’t start with a “Once upon a time, […]

Danjugan Island

Danjugan Island

This lagoon is one of the five lagoons of Danjugan Island, two of which open to the sea. Danjugan Island is 43-hectare island and private marine sanctuary that houses many wildlife species including sea eagles, bat species, butterflies, mangroves, corals, and giant clams. It offers activities such as scuba diving, snorkeling and unlimited kayaking. Overnight accommodation is possible too. It also hosts several international youth marine and wildlife camps.

How To Get There:
Since this is a private sanctuary, correspondence with The Philippine Reef & Rainforest Conservation Foundation Inc is strictly required. The daytour package already includes a boat transfer from Bulata. To go to Bulata from Bacolod, you can take the bus bound to Hinoba-an.

How Did I Get There:
Our friend and fellow couchsurfer, Julius Tagomata, has ties with the management of the Danjugan Island and has been responsible in registering our daytour trip around the island. We visited the lagoons, bat caves, watch tower, and the long stretch of white sands of Danjugan beach. We ate our snacks and lunch under the shade of lush forest. We also spent our time kayaking. The most exciting part is the scuba diving where we witnessed the diverse marine life being protected.

I salute the men and women behind this grand-scale wildlife conservation.