Category Archives: Historical Tourist Sites

Learn to Surf and More in Baler, Aurora

Since it became a surfing destination, Baler, Aurora has become one of the more famous travel destinations for people looking for a getaway near Metro Manila. With strong waves, especially during the monsoon season, Baler has turned into a top choice for surfing enthusiasts.

Surfing Baler Aurora

With some of the best surfing instructors around, people are heading to this beach area to learn to surf. With a few lessons, you can get to enjoy this beautiful and exciting water sport. Even with calmer waters, it is still worth it to come to Baler to learn to surf. Continue reading Learn to Surf and More in Baler, Aurora

Magellan’s Cross, Cebu

Magellan’s Cross is probably the most important historical marker in Cebu City. There is nothing grand or extravagant about this tourist attraction, except that it symbolizes a very important event in history. On a day tour around Cebu, tourists are recommended to visit this site, where Christianity in the Philippines began. The giant cross housed inside a dome represents the cross that the renowned Portuguese explorer brought to the island of Cebu in 1521. Continue reading Magellan’s Cross, Cebu

Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos Sur

Vigan Heritage Village in Ilocos Sur is stunningly beautiful at night. I made a blog post to feature romantic Vigan at Night, but I thought it’s just right to showcase it during the day, where all the interesting details are best captured.

Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos Sur


Vigan was part of our Ilocos to Pangasinan tour. We first explored Laoag, went up north to Pagudpod to enjoy the serene white beach there, then travelled south to Batac to visit Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos SurMarcos Museum, Vigan, and finally, Pangasinan.

Vigan Heritage Village is where Ilocos region’s rich culture and history are crafted in ornate architecture, furniture and detailed ornaments. For this reason, Vigan Heritage Village was considered a UNESCO Heritage Site to preserve the cultural past of the Ilocandia region. Continue reading Vigan Heritage Village, Ilocos Sur