Beach, Sunset, Islands, Corals, Relaxing with Family and Friends
08.17.2013 - 05.24.2014 98 °F
Batangas is one of the most popular destinations near Metro Manila, Philippines. The province has many excellent beaches and resorts to visit including Pico de Loro, which has a great resort and beach view, and Anilao, which has a great coral reef to go snorkling at. I went to Pico de Loro with some family and friends and instantly fell in love with the area. It had a swimming pool overlooking the beach, and an amazing resort to relax and get away from the city.
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Relaxing on these banig chairs. Banig is a handwoven mat usually used in East Asia and Philippines for sleeping and sitting. This type of mat was traditionally made in the Philippines. Although has been more widely used too.
There are different activities you can do in Pico de Loro, one of which is banana boating where you ride on this main tube and rest your feet on two laterally flanking tubes which stabilize the boat. The driver then pulls you along the water and quickly makes sharp turns for the boat to tip over and the people to fall in the water. It is quite fun, you just have to be careful when you fall into the water that you do not hit anyone.
Anilao is popular with divers and snorklers. The island is surrounded with beautiful corals and an amazing diversity of fishes. I got the chance to visit this place for my friends birthday celebration. We stayed at a resort fronting the beach where we took a speedboat and went island hopping and snorkling to see a wonderful view of the corals.
Our amazing room that fit all of us perfectly with a balcony view of the beach and this beautiful sunset.
Those are bangka, small boats with a motor to move around the water. Mainly used for fishing, and now used for island hopping for tourists.