Category: Philippines

Princesa Garden Resort and Spa Palawan

Princesa Garden Resort and Spa Palawan

 

Princesa Garden Resort and Spa Palawan is one of the top hotels in Puerto Princesa. It has a top location. Puerto Princesa is just an hour flight from Manila or Cebu. The hotel is a short distance from the airport and the town proper so it’s very accessible but away from the hustle and bustle. The resort has a number of rooms, suites and villas. They also have an in-house spa facility if you like massages. There are three different restaurants in the resort.

 

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Zhi Ya Tarlac

Zhi Ya Tarlac

 

Zhi Ya Tarlac is a massage place with reasonable prices and good atmosphere. They specialize in Chinese massage that applies techniques of acupressure.

 

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Hungry Yard Tarlac

Hungry Yard Tarlac

 

Hungry Yard Tarlac is the city’s first food park. It is built on container shelves like most food park in the Philippines. The place has about 25-30 food stalls. It can be packed on weekends especially on holidays. Hungry Yard Tarlac has varied selection from comfort food to desserts and craft beers. It is located on the San Sebastian/San Vicente diversion road which is basically the back of SM Tarlac which has been becoming like a restaurant row since a lot of food establishments have opened there in the last few years. That area is very much alive at night.

 

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Tongara Ramen Cebu Review

Tongara Ramen Cebu Review

We stumbled upon Tongara Ramen in Cebu because of its location on Escario Street. Our hotel Best Western Plus is located just a few meters away from the complex of restaurants including Tongara Ramen. We were just looking for a place to eat dinner and we decided to try this ramen restaurant.

 

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Cebu City Tour

Cebu City Tour

Cebu City is the queen city of the South in the Philippines. It’s the second biggest Metropolitan area in the Philippines. It is the first Spanish settlement in the country making it the oldest city. It has a lot of history. In this Cebu City Tour, we went to visit the Old Fort which is pictured above. We also went to see Magellan’s cross, not the original of course but a representation of it. We also saw some old churches.

 

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Best Western Plus Cebu Review

Best Western Plus Cebu Review

I chose Best Western Plus Cebu because it was reasonably priced including breakfast and it was centrally located. The Cebu Ferry Terminal is only 3 kilometers away. There are also a lot of restaurants around the area. In fact, there is a McDonald next door. The rooms look great and the breakfast was nice. Looking back, I wish we had stayed on Mactan Island although the hotels there are much more expensive. I hope this Best Western Cebu Plus Review gives you an insight on what it’s like to stay in this hotel.

 

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Coast Pool Bar

Coast Pool Bar

Coast Pool Bar is a cozy bar by the pool and the beach at South Palms Resort. We mostly had lunch here but we also had dinner once when we thought the main restaurant was a bit noisy. Prices are expensive. We love the colorful tables and chairs strewn around the bar. The decor is really fun and chic. I think they share the same menu with the Oceania restaurant which is the main restaurant of the resort. They are open almost all day except for breakfast serving lunch, dinner and in between drinks or snacks.

 

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Bohol Beach Club Agotata Restaurant

Bohol Beach Club Agotata Restaurant

Bohol Beach Club Agotata Restaurant is the main restaurant of Bohol Beach Club. It is open from 6:00am to 10:00pm. They serve both local Filipino food and International food.

 

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Buzz Cafe Alona Beach

Buzz Cafe Alona Beach

 

Buzz Cafe Alona Beach is a restaurant located beach front. It is a cafe from the popular Bohol Bee Farm. They serve lunch, dinner and also ice cream with local flavors.

 

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Bohol Countryside Tour

Bohol Countryside Tour

The Bohol Countryside Tour is a must do when you go to Bohol. You can do this in many ways by arranging it with a travel agency or your hotel. If you would like to go the DIY route, I’ve seen some people rent motorbikes to see the island. We rented a car with a driver for the two of us. It can actually fit 4 people. If there are more people in your group, vans are also available.

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