Posts Tagged ‘Philippine Tourism Authority’
Clear blue crystal waters, breathtaking underwater paradise, coral reefs and colorful sea life! That is Balicasag Island, a 25-hectare marine haven located in Panglao Island in Bohol, Philippines.
Out of the 25 hectares, 1.5 hectares was developed into a resort. This “Special Interest Resort” has been operational since October, 1989. PTA together with the Philippine Navy promotes underwater sports and protects a marine life sanctuary showcasing a model for marine environmental conservation, ecological preservation and tourism.
Hailed as one of the best dive spots in the world, it boasts of native-inspired 10 aircon duplex cottages (with 2 room/cottage, average size of its room is 19.64 sq.m), has a private toilet/bath and individual veranda where guests may enjoy the breathtaking view of sun, sea and surf. (Story by Mini A. / Photos courtesy of PTA)
In 1944, United States General Douglas MacArthur led the allied attack on the Japanese army that had conquered the Philippines. The campaign began at Red Beach, Palo, Letye. This is where Gen. MacArthur made his famous landing just minutes after the marines had secured the beach head. It was on this occasion that the famous general made the second half of his famous “I shall return” speech.
Situated along the historic Red Beach, site of one of the greatest naval battles in history, this Class A resort is just a stone’s throw away from the Mac Arthur Landing Memorial. This five-hectare property has rooms all tastefully decorated with native materials. There are 43 air-conditioned rooms with cable television, telephones, private toilet and bath with hot/cold running water.
Each deluxe room have one single bed and one double bed, while standard room have a double or twin. Average room size is 28 sq. m. for standard rooms, 36 sq. m. for deluxe rooms and 56 sq. m. for the suite. Nightly entertainment is provided at the Beach Head Cafe Bar. Ballroom dancing schedule is every Friday and Saturday. (Story courtesy of Philippine Tourism Authority)
Serenity. Calm. Love. Life. A mixture of emotions and feelings triggered by the majestic beauty of the Banaue Rice Terraces. Banaue, one of the famous places in the Cordilleras, is a World Heritage Site due to its centuries-old rice terraces.
Ideal for nature lovers and adventurous tourists who would like to experience one of the country’s off-the-beaten-tract destinations, visitors can savour the scenery for long by staying at the Banaue Hotel. Located 4,000 feet above sea level right in the heart of Banaue Rice Terraces, the hotel is one of the most frequented entities of the Philippine Tourism Authority (PTA). The hotel has been operational since 1974. It boasts of well-furnished and fully-carpeted rooms with private balconies offering scenic views of world-renowned rice terraces. (Story and photos by PTA)
A window to the North, showcasing the best of the best! Located in the City of San Fernando, Pampanga, Hilaga is a home to Northern Philippines’ history, culture and arts.
The venue is one of Philippine Tourism Authority’s (PTA) entities that feature the four regions of the north — Central Luzon, Ilocos, Cagayan Valley and the Cordilleras.
With the northern regions’ distinctive brand of delicacies, festivals, native handicrafts, cultural presentations, historical masterpieces, trade expositions and performances, Hilaga is indeed a hub where northern possibilities are endless.
Only 40 minutes from Balintawak via the North Luzon Expresswat (NLEx), Hilaga is a must stop-over for tourists moving upward Luzon. The place itself is a showcase, designed after the famous Kapampangan parul or lantern, Hilaga is an architectural masterpiece. (Story by Mini A./Photos courtesy of PTA)