Saturday, March 8, 2014

Ubud Monkey Forest

One of Bali, Indonesia's popular nature attraction is Ubud Monkey Forest. A sanctuary, owned by the village of Padangtegal, that houses four different types of monkeys and contains more than one hundred different types of trees. The hindu temple Pura Dalem Agung Padangtegal and Holy Spring bathing temple are also found in the Monkey forest.

The Ubud Monkey Forest is a remarkable place to observe the monkey's behavior and the way they live.

Ubud Monkey Forest
Adress: Jalan Wenara Wana, Ubud, Bali 80571, Indonesia
Opening Times: Monday- Sunday 0830-1800H
Admission: 20,000 Indonesian Rupiah about 2 USD

CAUTION: Some of the monkeys are aggressive and they bite!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Camiguin Island

If you ask me about my top destinations on my travel bucket list, it would be an exotic island anywhere.

One of my favorite island destinations in the Philippines is Camiguin.  A pear-shaped volcanic island in the northern tip of Mindanao with an abundant nature and picturesque view of the ocean. Divided into 5 municipalities with a population of less than 90,000, the island's resources are well- preserved or unexploited that makes it out of the ordinary.

The island provides a tranquil retreat to those who simply wants to relax and enjoy the scenery. The active volcano can be an exciting experience for mountain climbers and hikers. Beach lovers will surely fall in love with the powdery sand and crystal blue water of White island. And it is also perfect destination for scuba divers since its rich marine sanctuaries offers an amazing variety of marine wildlife.

Tours around the island like a visit to the sunken cemetery, hot springs, waterfalls, Spanish churches, White island are available at the local tourism office or the hotel tourist information.

How to get to Camiguin Island

By Air:
Direct flights from Manila- Cagayan de Oro or Cebu- Cagayan de Oro via Cebu Pacific Air, Philippine Airlines or Air Asia Zest.

By Boat:
Travel by sea from Manila- Cagayan de Oro or Cebu- Cagayan de Oro via Superferry 2Go or Negros Navigation.

Option 1: From Cagayan de Oro to Camiguin via fastcraft
From the airport you can take a taxi to Macabalan port (CDOC seaport) then take a fastcraft (Ocean Jet) direct trip to Benoni port in Camiguin.

Option 2: From Cagayan de Oro to Camiguin via Balingoan
From the airport or Macabalan port take a taxi to Agora Bus Terminal. Take a bus or van to go Balingoan and from Balingoan port, take an hourly ferry boat to Benoni port in Camiguin.

Oprtion 3: From Jagna Bohol to Camiguin via fastcraft or ferry boat.
From port of Tagbilaran, you can take a bus to Dao Integrated Bus Terminal. Then take another bus to Jagna Bohol Port, take a fastcraft or ferry to Balbagon Port, Camiguin.

Our resort

Fishermen's village

Sunken Cemetery

Spanish Church Ruins





White Island

Benoni Port