"A walk in paradise."
~ Words and Photo by Clint B. ( @buddy.clint )
📍 Virgin Island, Bantayan Island, Cebu
📷 DJI Mavic Pro
This is Clint’s third featured photo on Lost and Wonder Philippines. He’s also a nominee for Best Travel Photo last quarter. Follow @buddy.clint and check out his great photos. 👍🏼
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Magalawa also has a snorkeling site near the island. The snorkeling activity is part of the complete package in Armada Resort; you can check out our travel guide on our blog (link on bio). 😊
This is the last photo for our Magalawa Island Series. Starting July 1, 2018, Admin Leo will take over for City Journal (Urban, Street, and City Photographs). Make sure to tag your urban shots with #LostandWonder and get a chance to be featured 😊
Also on July 1, 2018, we will start uploading our travel vlogs on IGTV. Our teaser trailer will be released tomorrow. 😊
Have a great weekend guys! 😁😁 -blaine
2 1061:24 PM Jun 29, 2018
“Fishing is a common livelihood in Magalawa Island. On the other hand, rice is not grown in this island, thus the locals have to buy grains from the mainland.”
According to the elders living in the place, the Magalawa Island was once connected in Sitio Luan Barangay Lipay with a river bisecting the two places. As years passed, the current from the river became stronger and wider. Due to continuous erosion, the land started to separate creating an island. The natives called this formed island “MAG-LUWA” which means “about two places”.
Even though Magalawa Island is surrounded with sea water, potable drinking water is enormous in the island acquired through jetmatic and pitcher pumps. Fishing is a common livelihood, but rice is not grown in this island; thus, the locals have to buy grains from the mainland.
10 26612:03 PM Jun 23, 2018
This is the Magalawa Island located in Palauig, Zambales; enveloped with the waters of South China Sea. It has a total land area of 56 hectares and it is accessible through a 10-minute boat ride from Sitio Luan.
The island boasts creamy white sand beaches, towering coconut trees, rich marine life and sea corals perfect for snorkeling and diving.
Panglao is one of the top island destinations in the Philippines. Located in this island is the popular Alona Beach, known for its pristine water and white sand. Our stay in Panglao is rewarding after 3 days of adrenaline rush in Southern Cebu. All I needed is my drone, a beach blanket, and a cool fruit shake to ease my tension from the previous days.
~ Words and Photo by Blaine C.
9 1201:06 PM May 14, 2018
Moalboal is known as one of the best diving spots in the Philippines. Since the 1970s, this municipality has developed a tourism industry based on recreational diving. Key areas of interest are the Panagsama Beach, Sardines Run and Pescador Island.
~ Photo by Blaine C.
10 28112:03 PM May 12, 2018
Little known to everyone, Mabitac was once a battlefield during the Philippine-American War. Our fellow countrymen defeated the Americans during the Battle of Mabitac last September 17, 1900. It's a place of victory and valor in our history. Today, this road connects the municipality of Pililla in Rizal and Famy in Laguna, sandwiched between hectares of rice fields. Every corner of the Philippines has its own story to tell.
10 25312:06 PM Apr 18, 2018
The Magalawa Island was once part of Sitio Luan in Palauig, Zambales. During the early times, this place is only separated with a small body of water. Due to continuous erosion produced from strong currents, the gap between two places became wider and wider; forming an island. Inhabitants named this place “Mag-luwa” or later on as “Magalawa” which means “about two places.”
19 30012:02 PM Apr 16, 2018
This winding road in Mabitac serves as a connection between the province of Rizal and Laguna. Mabitac was known as a great place for hunting hundreds of years ago. Native hunters use traps during that time that’s why this place is called “Mabitag” or “Mabitac” meaning “a place with many traps.”