Saturday, May 23, 2009

Beaches and Everything That's Just Water!

Since the Philippines is composed of over 7,107 islands, we are being surrounded by water. The famous Boracay is home of one of the best beaches in the world because of its powder white sand, warm and crystalline waters, and gorgeous sunsets. People from all over the world enjoy the atmosphere here. Here are some photo shoots of my family.

The rocks behind him are all natural.

They also offer parasailing for visitors here.

Boracay has many beach resorts owned by different businessmen. Here is one of the hotels here with its pool.

Next to Boracay, we will hop to my city, which is Davao City. Our famous beach spot here is the Samal Island, which is also the home of the famous Pearl Farm Beach Resort. But, like Boracay, Samal Island also houses different beach resorts. And one of them is Paradise Island.

They also offer jet ski ride, but, we just can't afford the price of P1,500. :(

Another beach resort is the Costa Marina. Here is the view during the low tide. And we waited by noon until the afternoon for the water to return.

Another tourist spot in the southern region of the Philippines is the Siargao Island, which is the home of the famous "Cloud Nine", the best known surfing break with a world reputation of being in the top Surfing Waves in the world. You can check this SITE to see how the waves really behave on their own. Here are some of the pics of Siargao Island.

My cousins trying to surf.

The view of the waves on the other part of the island. Unfortunately for us, we haven't captured the Cloud Nine waves.

Next stop is the waterfall which is located in Surigao del Sur. This is the first time I dip into a waterfall. But there are also numerous waterfalls in our country. Sorry I forgot the name of the waterfall. Since this waterfall is located inside the mountainous, jungle area of the province, this is not yet popular among other provinces. But the feeling when we got there was amazing and the ambiance is really breathtaking and it's a good place to unwind. Here it is. Enjoy.

Since the water is very cold, just like the water in California, my cousins and some of my friends opted to drink a beer while dipping into the water.

A man-made table and chair standing on the flow of the waterfall. People can actually eat in this area.

There's also a man-made fountain in the middle of the waterfall.

Last stop is the Hot Spring in Mainit National Park, Nabunturan, Davao del Norte. They have a place for steaming, which is like inside a tunnel, but I didn't take a shot there since I'm afraid my camera would get melted from the heat inside that place :). Outside the tunnel are these steam pool, which is a combination of cold water and hot water from the steam itself. These are the private pools.

As you can see, there's a legend that says "The Rock". Well, it's actually a rock for us to manipulate the warmt of our pool. We can block the flow of the hot steam by placing the rock on the flow of the hot steam and/or unblock its flow again to have our ideal temperature of the water. The hose, which the girl was holding, was actually the cold water.

An outside shot of the private pool. If you click on this photo, you would actually see a small-size waterfall which we used for bathing ourselves after the dip on the steam pool.

These are some just of the forms of water I've been able to visit. But, there are still other wonderful and superb beaches and waterfalls around the country that you can check out in the search engine. Have a wonderful day! =D


  1. Judie, That was wonderful! We not only got to see the beautiful shots from your country, we also met your family. The photos and your family are great! Thank you for all of the work you put into this shoot-out. I enjoyed it very much. The only thing I regret is that we didn't get to see nore shots of the photographer. Thanks again.

  2. seems nice place. When will I go there ya?

  3. I'm calling this one your "Friday Shoot-Out" Judie. You know, you are so talented with that camera girl. Beautiful :)

    Steady On
    Reggie Girl

  4. Whoo Hoo! Sure looks like everyone is having a good time. I love it. Great photos, great colors, great compositions.

    You have a beautiful family. Thank you for such an extended tour of everything "water" in your part of the world.

  5. The aterfalls look like fun, as does the kayaking, parasailing and surfing!

  6. I see the beautiful shots from your country,and The photos and your family looks great! Thank you for all of the work you put into this shoot-out. I enjoyed it very much.


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