Colibra Island & Cabacungan Cove: Rediscovering Dasol’s Beaches 2

From Tambobong Beach in Dasol, Pangasinan it was easily visible as a desert island of white sand with four gangling, widely-scattered coconut palms. On our first visit to Tambobong we couldn’t get any boat to take us here. The waves were just too strong at that time of the year. It took four years before... Continue Reading →

Tambobong and Balinmanok: Rediscovering Dasol’s Beaches 1

While browsing through the pages of a travel guide in the early 2000’s we were surprised by its assertion that the Hundred Islands in Pangasinan was “overrated.” Instead, it suggested we visited the beaches of Dasol in the western part of the province. That suggestion was filed away in our memory banks until almost eight... Continue Reading →

Not Just A Sidetrip: Sumilon Island’s Sandbar

Sumilon Island is a small, 24-hectare island on the southeastern tip of Cebu just off the town of Oslob. It’s a picturesque island surrounded by pristine white sand beaches and therefore seemed an attractive side trip destination after our whale shark encounter at the latter. However, we did not even bother checking out a possible... Continue Reading →

The Gentle Giants of Oslob

It’s huge and intimidating, yet docile and gentle. It’s the world’s biggest fish and holds many other records in the animal kingdom for its sheer size. The shark often inspires terror among so many for the predatory reputation of its various species but the whale shark feeds mostly on plankton and poses no significant danger... Continue Reading →

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