Island hopping in Panglima Tahil (Sulu)

One of the things you shouldn’t miss when visiting Sulu is island hopping in Panglima Tahil. Panglima Tahil is a municipality in Sulu with a small population. It’s home to several pristine islands which are perfect for beach lovers. We spent our first day in Sulu island hopping in Panglima Tahil, wherein we visited 3 …

Travel Guide to Sulu Province + 2 Days Itinerary

I said it before and I’ll say it again: Mindanao has the best nature attractions in the country. This is evident in Sulu, a province filled with beautiful islands and white-sand shores that will easily put other popular beach destinations in the country to shame. I particularly loved our island hopping tour in Panglima Tahil …

Day Trip in Lamitan City (Basilan)

A visit to Basilan province wouldn’t be complete without dropping by its capital: Lamitan City. Lamitan City is the home base of the Yakan tribe. The Tausugs and Chavacanos also live here. There are a few city attractions you can explore in Lamitan City. It also has fine-sand beaches and an interesting waterfall called Bulingan …

Island hopping in Tawi-Tawi: Exploring the country’s longest sandbar

One of the things I was looking forward to my visit in Tawi-Tawi is setting foot in Panampangan Island, which features the longest sandbar in the Philippines. My backpacker friends who’d already been here tell me it’s one of the highlights of their trip. Here’s our island hopping tour in Tawi-Tawi. I also included a …

Tawi-Tawi: DIY Travel Guide + 3 Days Itinerary

I visited the province of Tawi-Tawi as part of our ZamBaSulTa trip. Prior to this, I didn’t really know what to expect. All I know is that it’s “far flung”. That saying, my experience here was wonderful! It was beyond what I hoped for, and in writing this guide, I hope I can share the …

11 BEST Things to Do in Tawi-Tawi

I’ll dare say that Tawi-Tawi is one of the best places you can visit in Mindanao! Whether you’re staying here for 2-3 days or longer, here are the best things you can do in the province of Tawi-Tawi. P.S. Planning a trip to Tawi-Tawi? Read about our Travel Guide to Tawi-Tawi. 1. Explore Baloboc Rock …

Trekking Bud Bongao: The Highest Peak in Bongao, Tawi-Tawi

One of the must-do activities in Tawi-Tawi is climbing Bud Bongao. “Bud” means mountain, so its name means the mountain of Bongao. At 342 meters above the sea, Bud Bongao is the highest peak in the municipality of Bongao, Tawi-Tawi. It’s also considered a sacred mountain. Local legend says that two of the followers of …

Merloquet Falls: Nature Day Trip from Zamboanga City

Merloquet Falls is a popular day trip from Zamboanga City. It’s located about 2 hours away from the city proper, in Barangay Sibulao, near the border of Zamboanga Sibugay. How to get here Merloquet Falls is about 2-3 hours away from the city proper. From the Zamboanga Integrated Bus Terminal, ride a north-bound bus to …