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DANAO ADVENTURE PARK

I’ve always been in Bohol since my father is a native of Bohol. It was my first time actually to go to Danao Adventure Park since I got here a value card from Smart Concept worth Php 599 pesos for a free entrance for 8 pax, free 1 zipline ticket and 8 buy 1 take 1 ride for suislide, sky ride, root climbing, moderate caving, ziplet, wall climb or river kayak.

First in the list of my activity is the PLUNGE/Canyon Swing which I was so excited. Unfortunately, it was not available due to the damage caused by the 7.2 magnitude bohol earthquake. So I shifted for another activities, and here it goes. :))

MODERATE CAVING in KAMIRA CAVE

A historical caving rated moderate for the spelunking/caving difficulty level. It’s a 15-minute trek down to the entrance of the cave. The Kamira Cave is 477 meters long and takes us about 2 hours to explore. The Kamira Cave also served as the headquarters of Francisco Dagohoy and his men on a revolt against Spain in Philippine History.

Be Ready to Submerge yourself under water in order to go to another section of the cave! :)) Indeed, it was FUN! :))

The ENTRANCE to the Cave

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The DIFFERENT formations inside the Cave

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Mushroom


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Crystal formation


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Angel Formation


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The Swimming Area of about 5ft deep.

And lastly, I squeeze of my entire body the mud clay to soften the skin as to our tour guide. And yes, It was true!:)

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ROOT CLIMB & RAPPELLING

It was a unique climbing experience which measures 60-feet high up a web of crooked roots of an antediluvian, giant Balete tree with its vast roots hugging a wall like there’s something hidden underneath.

After the historical caving, we walked for about 10 mins to reach the area for the next activity.

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The area for root climb & rappelling

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It was a unique climbing experience which measures 60-feet high up a web of crooked roots of an antediluvian, giant Balete tree with its vast roots hugging a wall like there’s something hidden underneath.

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Discovering the Surreptitious Island of Camotes in Cebu

Camotes is a group of islands composed of four towns of Cebu (Poro, Tudela, Pilar and San Francisco). Camotes is a trivial portion of utopia with stunning white sand beaches, prodigious underwater treasures, astounding caves and lake, amusing culture and history surrounded with lovely people.

Let us discover, explore experience and fall in love with the Magic of Camotes Islands.

GOING THERE
Camotes can be reached by sea. There are pump boat in Danao which travel time usually takes an hour. But since I was in Ormoc when I decided to visit Camotes, I looked for options on how to get there from Ormoc City.

Traveling from Ormoc City to Camotes Island is easy:
Go to the Port near the Public Market where you can find MB Junmar bound for Camotes. I took a ride at around 1pm bound for Esperanza since I already booked for a hotel around the area. Travel time from Ormoc to Camotes 3hrs and 30 minutes.

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Locals meeting the boat

WHERE TO STAY
My Little Island Hotel, a tri-star hotel located in Esperanza, Poro Town. I stayed in a room for as low as Php 1,200 per room overnight. MLI has a restaurant and a swimming pool. The hotel’s facilities and services is more than enough to satisfy your vacation.

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I was alone during my Camotes Island but there’s no problem with the transportation from the port to the hotel since the hotel offers free pick-up of its guests and visitors from the port.

 

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ISLAND TOUR

THE OLD STONE CHURCH OF PORO

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My tour around Camotes Islands started with a visit to the oldest church in the island group. The church is located in the island of Poro, at the poblacion of the town of Poro. The Church was founded in 1847 and built in 1849 under the supervision of Fathers Nicolas Gonzales and Ambrocio Yturiaga. The church was originally made of tabique and stone. The roof is made of tiles. The church’s belfry was built 1963.

BAYWALK

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The Baywalk is located meters away from the Port of San Francisco, the main town of Camotes. A dozen of benches and light posts are offered for people to be more interested to feel the cool breeze of fresh air and the delightful ambiance during nighttime.

ST. JOSEPH CHURCH

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The church is dedicated to the Fatherhood of St. Joseph. It is located at Pacijan Island in the town of San Fancisco. Just like the Old Stone Church of Poro, it is made of wood and “tabique”. There were many developments and repairs done which made the church looks like a modern church. Nevertheless, what is important is the birth of Christianization in the town.

TIMUBO CAVE

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The Timubo Cave is located at the rugged side of San Francisco, roughly 15 minute ride from the town proper. Expect to get wet since it is slippery and wet ground passing through a trifling but clear pond where caves stones are observable to our bare eyes. You can jump off to the water and squeeze the hidden paradise. Oops! Pay grace to Mama Mary, there is a small altar in the corner for individuals who seek harmony and amity.

LAKE DANAO

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Lake Danao is considered as the largest lake not only in the province of Cebu but also in the whole region of Visayas. It is rich on fishery where the locals surrounding the lake hang on the resources for their survival, boating and other water sports are the few things you can do aside from picnicking on their spacious area. In there, I tried horseback riding and kayak.

MANGODLONG PARADISE BEACH RESORT

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Since I wasn’t able to book a reservation in Mangodlong and Santiago Beach Resort still I managed to drop by the place because of its unique rock formations that blatantly float above the sea water close to the beach itself. On the upper area of the rocks are the unruffled tropical open sheds from where you can spot the cosmic blue ocean in a 360 degree. The islets and rock formations are connected by a sand bar to the beach.

SANTIAGO BAY GARDEN AND RESORT

Santiago is one of the well-known beaches in Camotes. It is a public beach and has the broadest beach on the island. It is a white sand beach with a long shoreline. You can bring with you tents to get to see the very nice view of the beach.

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BUHO ROCK

The Buho Rock is a landmark of Poro in Camotes. It is a natural rock formation that looks like a ship docked in one of the bluffs. This place is an amazing natural spot, a lovely place to spend the day and just enjoy the panoramic view of the sea, the fresh breeze, and the superb waters.

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Indeed, it was FUN! Although it’s a long ride, and there are rough roads on some part of the town. Just be ready to feel some pain after the ride which is actually part of the exciting adventure. I will definitely be back in this lovely place!

 

 

CB CLAUDINE FEL CARDONA LAUROS, MBA

A Licensed Customs Broker

This profession involves preparation of customs document for imports and exports, declaration of customs duties and taxes, preparation signing, filing, lodging and processing of import and export entries in behalf of the importers and exporters.

To become a Customs Broker, You need to pass the Customs Brokers Licensure Examination.

Be ONE of US!

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A Masters in Business Administration 

After passing the Licensure Exams for Customs Broker, I immediately enrolled at the University of  the Visayas under the Graduate School Program.

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And captured the top spot during our Comprehensive Examinations. 

Thank you Daddy God!

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University of Cebu College Instructor

I have this great passion for teaching and learning as well. Moreover, I say teaching is more than fulfilling. It is quite challenging yet so much fun! 🙂

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CCBI-CEBU CHAPTER – SECRETARY

I thank God for giving me this post

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A TRUE PRINCESS OF GOD 🙂

I may not be an active member of the Singles for Christ, but I know deep in my heart I am forever Guided by his love!

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LOVES PHOTOGRAPHY

I always have with me “Suzie” to capture everything!

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LOVE TRAVELLING ALONE

I am more contented to travel alone. No hassle!

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This blog site features everything about my travel 🙂 Come!