The Nagsasa Cove in Zambales has earned its place among sunworshippers and beach bummers. For explorers the backwoods also holds hiking potentials leading to several waterfalls during rainy seasons. On dry seasons, the colors of the woods is also something to behold.
Today is Jose Rizal Day, commemorating his death in 1896. As a tribute here is his monument in Dapitan. He landed at Sta Cruz Beach 7pm in July 17, 1892 which started his exile in Dapitan. He was accompanied by Captain Delgras and three artillery men as they walk through Sta Cruz street with a “farol de combate” (a lantern) to Casa Real where he was presented to Spanish Military Governor of Dapitan at that time, Don Ricardo Carnicero.
Callao Cave may be the more popular cave in the Penablanca’s Callao Cave National Park but the subterranean Sierra Cave, located only 20 meters away is a perfect example of a living cave. It’s a perfect cave for studying speleothems due to its pristine and well preserved state.
With only a 30-minute pumpboat ride from Bislig City, Surigao del Sur, Hagonoy Island is a wonderful respite from the busy mainland of Bislig. It’s a small pearl shaped Island the size 4 basketball courts. The beach is soft and powdery and the water is crystal clear.
Submerged underwater by the eruption of Mt Vulcan Daan in 1870s, the large cross now serves as the marker to cemetery underwater. The Sunken Cemetery is also a site for dramatic sunsets making it a popular site in Camiguin Island.