Suroy Pilipinas is the travel blog of Earl E. Bolivar, a family man, employee and travel and photography enthusiast from the Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. In this blog, I share stories and photos of my travel discoveries around the Philippines.
If there's one thing that made Siargao Islands popular worldwide, it's definitely surfing. Siargao's coastline boasts of world class reefs exposed to swell, drawing surfers from all over the world to its perfect barrel waves. To simply put it, Siargao equals surfing and as they say, you've never been to Siargao if you didn't, at least, tried to surf.
It was drizzling when we woke up early on
Taking advantage of the recent long weekend, my wife and I journeyed to the island paradise of Siargao. It was actually our second time this year to visit this teardrop-shaped island of Surigao del Norte. However, our first time was far from ideal generally due to some miscoordinations made by the travel agency we hired for our tour.
Having learned our lessons from that first trip, this
Nowadays, it is more popularly known as The Hobbit House in Malaybalay. Ever since photos of its Lord of the Rings-inspired hobbit homes became viral in the world wide web, more and more tourists are flocking to this farm perched in the highlands of Barangay Imbayao, Malaybalay City, Bukidnon. But there's actually more to discover in Mt. Kitanglad Agro-Eco Farm than just the hobbit houses. In
Palompon is situated on the west side of Leyte Province and neighbors the northern part of Cebu Island. This second class municipality is the jump-off to Kalanggaman Island, a white sand paradise fast becoming popular due to its long sandbar, sparkling clear waters and raw ambiance. But more than just a jump-off to Kalanggaman, Palompon town also boasts of some interesting spots worth
Kalanggaman Island is considered a tourism jewel in Eastern Visayas. This previously unknown spot located in Palompon, Leyte became popular after photos of its long sandbar went viral in social media. Aside from its picturesque sandbar, Kalanggaman also offers white sands, dive spots and clear turquoise waters.
My wife and I recently visited Kalanggaman Island through a DIY day tour. Here's
Lagtangon Boardwalk is a mangrove forest situated about 2 kilometers from the town proper of Maribojoc, Bohol. We discovered this sanctuary during our recent family vacation in my mother's hometown. My wife and I went out for a morning run, heading towards the direction of next town Loon when we came across this natural attraction. Out of curiosity, we decided to drop by and check out what to
The town of Anda, located in the southeastern part of Bohol is slowly emerging as an alternative destination to the more popular yet commercialized beach resorts in Panglao Island. With its gorgeous stretch of white sand beach, unique cave pools and a laid back ambiance, the town is quietly drawing tourists who are looking for a closer-to-nature experience. Aside from these aforementioned
It’s important to take a break from our hectic schedules to rest and relax, not just for our physical well-being, but also for our mental and emotional health. However, admittedly, there are times when it could be quite difficult to squeeze in some R&R. This is why the concept of having a staycation has become more popular over the years. After all, you really don’t need to travel far to have
The quaint town of Anda nestles on the southeastern coast of Bohol, approximately 100 kilometers from the bustling Tagbilaran City. Its far and away location made it less touristy than the more popular Panglao Island. However, in terms of tourist spots, this quaint town can hold its own as it is home to white sand beaches, dive spots and cave pools which are definitely worthy additions to the
After about three to four hours of sleep, we woke up early at around 3:30 AM. It was our second day in the island of Siargao and we planned to leave our accommodation at General Luna early and head straight to Magpupungko Tidal Pool which is about an hour away. To our dismay, however, we were informed that our hired jeepney will be arriving only at 6 AM.
We spent time thinking about other