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Trekking. Hiking. Spelunking. Food. That's Sagada.


Life is a wind. Get that in Ilocos Region.


If you think golden sand beaches are the only tourist spots, think again. Bolinao is falls too.


If you just want to see a sky-mountain-lake landscape, then head to Bokod, Benguet.


In this simple town of Dasol, Pangasinan lies an unspoiled island paradise sprinkled with white sands and a total half of mysteriously formed rock formations.


The Hundred Islands in Alaminos, Pangasinan is one of the many tourist attractions in Luzon Island. Give yourself a summer treat; enjoy island hopping, kayaking, swimming, and snorkeling.

Tuesday, May 29

How to Go to Tambobong Beach and List of Expenses

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One of the best Pangasinan beaches is Collibra Island near Tambobong Beach in Dasol.

How to go to Tambobong Beach from Manila:

  • Ride a bus bound to Sta. Cruz, Zambales that passes through Alaminos, Pangasinan. Drop at Burgos Public Market (5-6 hours).
  • Ride a bus bound to Alaminos, Anda or Bolinao. Drop at Alaminos (4-5 hours). In Alaminos, ride a bus bound to Sta. Cruz and drop at Burgos Public Market (less than an hour).
  • Ride a bus bound to Dagupan (4 hours). In Dagupan, ride a bus bound to Sta. Cruz, Zambales and drop at Burgos Public Market (almost 2 hours).

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Collibra Island | Photos

Here are other photos of Collibra Island (or Culebra Island in Dasol).

Rough Road to Tambobong Beach | Photos

This is a part of the rough road going to Tambobong Beach

Here are some photos of the road (and scenes) going to Tambobong Beach in Dasol. The road from Burgos to Tambobong is a bumpy ride.

Monday, May 28

Culebra (Collibra) Island: Dasol Secret Hideaway

Collibra or Culebra Island is what you are looking for in Dasol, Pangasinan. White sand beach plus rock formations equals paradise.

Culebra Island, or Collibra Island is an island paradise about 15-20 minutes by boat from the shores of Tambobong Beach in Dasol, Pangasinan. This island in Dasol boasts off its fine white sand beach and a total half of mysteriously formed rock formations. Its white sands were derived from the crushed rocks from the rock formations, and travelers will be able to understand this phenomenon once they get there. Another distinct property of Culebra or Collibra Island is that it has only four tall coconut trees and the rest are rocks and grasses. Tourists are advised therefore to bring umbrella and sun block if they plan to stay long in the island.

Friday, May 25

Passing the Crocodile Island in Dasol

The "eye" of the Crocodile Island in Dasol, Pangasinan

Crocodile Island in Dasol, Pangasinan was so named because the island itself looks like a crocodile, with the hole near the end of the island as its eyes. There were also legends that crocodiles once lived the area, but with time, they vanished because food was scarce. Now, Crocodile Island near Tambobong Beach in Dasol, Pangasinan became one of the tourist destinations in the said place, together with Balinmanok Cove, Culebra/Collibra Island, a cave and a shipwreck. As there are other islands in Dasol, Pangasinan, this island features naturally carve rock formations, with the hole of the islands as its mainstream.

Thursday, May 24

Baguio Restaurant? Go for Kubong Sawali

Mouthwatering food in Kubong Sawali, Pinoy style. Photo courtesy: Ane of www.milkcerealsandchips.com

At the heart of Military Cut-Off Road lies a Pinoy authentic cuisine restaurant, Kubong Sawali. If you are looking for a Baguio restaurant where you will enjoy eating your next dinner and if you have never gone to a place in Baguio where authentic Pinoy dishes are served, look no further. The next time you visit Baguio, go for Kubong Sawali, and I assure you that you will taste some of the best Pinoy dishes like no other.

Sumptuous dinner served for the FBBC speakers and organizers by Kubong Sawali.

Wednesday, May 23

First Baguio Blog Conference: A Success

Some of the members of the Cordillera Bloggers. From right to left: Yam, Dean, photographer, Joven, Emil and Dan.

Blogging event has never happened in Baguio before and the First Baguio Blog Conference has initiated this. The First Baguio Blog Conference kick started on May 19, 2012 bearing the tagline “Express your passion. Animate your life. Share the fun. Blog it!” It all happened inside the University of Baguio Square Hall, Assumption Road, Baguio City, Philippines.

Ingrid Payaket (right), Pilipinas Got Talent Season 1 finalist, attended the event.

Dean Cuanso talking about the different ways on how to monetize blogs.

Participants, speakers and organizers for a photo.

Sunday, May 20

First Baguio Blog Conference: The Scenes

Asiong32, Travex Travels, Watwatworld, Lakbay Baguio, together with Ingrid and Ada of Naimbag Nga Morning Kapamilya of ABS-CBN Baguio for the promotion of the First Baguio Blog Conference.

Just last Saturday, May, 19, 2012 at the UB Square Hall inside the University of Baguio, the First Baguio Blog Conference was held. With nothing to brag but with the urge to pursue this dream, the event was a success--at least for a day. The event did impart knowledge (about blogging) to the youth (and middle-aged group) who attended the event.

Sir Dean Cuanso of www.watwatworld.com during the FBBC held in University of Baguio Square Hall.

The people behind the success of the First Baguio Blog Conference. Both the guest speakers and organizers gathered in Kubong Sawali for a very sumptuous dinner.

More than 140 participants, both bloggers and newbies, attended the event. Though we did not meet the expected total number of attendees of 150, at least we are at the average somehow.

Tuesday, May 15

Kubong Sawali Acoustic Nights Kick Off on May 18

Are you already longing to experience the Friday and Saturday nights—just like before? Are you one of the many people who want to witness an outstanding performance of acoustic nights? Do you want to travel back in time, eat in a cozy restaurant, listen to an ambient sound while reminiscing your beautiful past? Or are you just one of the people who love the 70’s and 80’s songs? Search no more. Kubong Sawali Friday and Saturday nights will surely turn your evening into a wonderful time machine.

Monday, May 14

Dasol, Pangasinan: Another Island Hopping Story

Crocodile Island in Dasol, Pangasinan
The first time I did island hopping was back when we visited Hundred Islands National Park in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. After that, island hopping was already on my list of most wanted activities to do. And I never imagined that the next island hopping adventure was going to happen again in Pangasinan, now at a town in its western side, almost adjacent to the province of Zambales.

Our boat in Tambobong Beach

The white sand shoreline of Tambobong Beach in Dasol, Pangasinan.

Wednesday, May 9

Dasol’s Tambobong Beach

Tambobong Beach in Dasol, Pangasinan.

Tambobong Beach in Dasol, Pangasinan is an outskirt beach located around one hour from the nearest downtown of Burgos, Pangasinan. Tambobong Beach is a dirty-white sand beach, more of a soil-like color.The waters of the beach is said to be swimmable during high tide but during low tide, seagrasses appear. Tambobong Beach is also a fishing ground among local fishermen. The shores of this beach serve as the jump-off point to the other tourist destinations in Dasol, Pangasinan namely Crocodile Island, Balinmanok Cove, Culebra Island, a cave and a shipwreck. When one wants to be secluded in a serene beach, Tambobong Beach is a good place.

Tambobong Beach

Tambobong Beach, Dasol, Pangasinan
Star fish exclusive in Dasol, Pangasinan.

Sunday, May 6

First Baguio Blog Conference Coming This May 19


Bloggers out there and blog readers, this is for you. Blog fests had been done already in other parts of the country, but this time it's the Northern Luzon's moment to stand out  its own blogging community. Spearheaded by the ideas of Vince of Lakbay Baguio, supported by Kat of Geek Camp Baguio and Dean of Wat Wat World, and finally put into designs by yours truly, Joven of Travex Travels, the Cordillera Bloggers, a newly formed blogging group, will be holding its first ever blog fest in the city of Baguio. The First Baguio Blog Conference to be held on May 19, 2012 (8 AM to 5 PM) at the UB Square Hall was in partnership with the leading telecommunication company in the country, SMART. Sun Cellular and Unilab co-presented this event and our official hotel partner's Azalea Residences Baguio. It is participated by Jaypee Online and endorsed by the Department of Tourism.

Saturday, May 5

Dasol Hideaway: Things to Know Before You Go

Pangasinan never fails in terms of its different tourist spots, the off-the-beaten paths, particularly its beaches. If you are planning on a weekend beach getaway, Pangasinan must be an alternative if not main in your list. And believe it or not, most of its beautiful beaches are all found in the western side of the province. You might have already heard about Bolinao (or you might have visited it several times already) and its golden beach of Patar. Yes, that beach in Bolinao is really awesome. But have you already heard of Culebra Island (or Collibra Island as other people say it) in Dasol and saw its white sand beach? If not, you might as well consider this in your next trip. It is a GOOD competitor to what Patar Beach in Bolinao can offer.