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Sights To See In The Philippines   by Peter Garant

The Philippines is one of the most sought after travel destinations in Asia. With its unique and diverse culture, visitors from both sides of the world cannot help but wonder at the beauty and attractiveness of this country. Its diverse and interesting culture is a result of its colorful past.
After being colonized by various countries for several centuries, it has emerged to become one of the most beautiful countries worldwide. Among the most visited parts of the Philippines are Manila, Baguio, Boracay, Palawan and Cebu.

Each of these travel spots has certain things to offer which are completely different from the other. Among the places mentioned, Boracay is probably the best. Despite being commercialized all over the world, this beautiful tourist spot has maintained its quality, as well as its reputation as one of the top beaches in the world. It offers good food, cozy hotels, exciting outdoor activities and endless partying with its beautiful crowd at night.

The most important part of this country is Manila, which serves as its capital city. Most of the important events in business, politics, as well as in arts and entertainment, take place in this area. One of the major events flocked by both local and foreign devotees is the feast of the Black Nazarene, which is held annually in Quiapo.

Big Lagoon at Miniloc Island, Bacuit Archipelago, Miniloc Island, Palawan, Philippines
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Meanwhile, Baguio is the summer capital of the Philippines. Visitors can enjoy the good weather and outdoor activities offered by this place. Among the top outdoor activities in Baguio are horseback riding and boating. Another main feature of this place is the flower festival, which serves as a garden show for home gardening and small businesses within the area.
El Nido Pangulasian Island El Nido, Palawan, Philippines
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Palawan is undoubtedly one of the best tourist spots in the country. This place combines urban development with exotic wildlife and natural resources. The discipline and cooperation of its local residents help maintain the natural balance of the environment. Besides its beautiful white sand beaches as well as its azure waters, visitors can also visit good places like the Calauit Island in Northern Palawan and the Tabon Caves in the southern part of the region.

Cebu will not be outdone by its counterparts. It is known as the oldest colonial city in the country. Among the most frequented places by visitors in the area are the Kawasan Falls, Fort Santiago and the University of San Carlos, which is known as the oldest university in Asia.

These tourist destinations serve as national treasures for the Philippines. They play a very significant role for the country's economy. Taking care of these resources is of utmost importance, both for the government and its citizens. They offer insurmountable fun and adventure for thrill seekers who want to experience the very colorful culture of this country. These places provide visitors something worth remembering for.


About the Author: Peter Garant is writing Philippines Travel Articles for both Dumaguete Info and Palawan Info.

The Philippines:  New Wakeboarding Mecca   by Liee Lozano

These past years, a lot of extreme sports have made their way to Philippine shores. One of the most exciting of the bunch is wakeboarding. Before being officially called wakeboarding, the sport was formerly known under the names skurfing and ski-boarding. It is indeed very similar to surfing in that you have to ride a board on a water surface.

In the Philippines, wakeboarding has started to gain more and more followers. Current popular wakeboarding spots in the Philippines include Batangas and Camarines Sur.

To better explain wakeboarding, it is a sport where a motorboat (at great speeds) is pulling a person standing on some sort of surfboard. It doesn't stop there. As the wakeboarder is pulled by the motorboat, he also must perform certain stunts. The sport has evolved from its humble beginnings to one very exciting sport with its own association and a place in the prestigious X Games.

Wakeboarding in the Philippines
Currently, there are two major wakeboarding locations in the Philippines: Batangas and Camarines Sur.

In Batangas, you can wakeboard and waterski facilities such as the Lago de Oro Cable Ski Park and Resort.

The newly-opened CamSur Watersports Complex provides locals and tourists with another major wakeboarding venue, as well as a place to try other water sports such as kneeboarding, wakeskating, and water-skiing. This water sports complex is very large and the facilities are state of the art. It is worth a visit if you are an avid wakeboarder.

As of this writing, there are also wakeboarding locations in Davao and Clark, Pampanga.

Lago de Oro - This is the country's first cable wakeboard park and continues to be popular. Lago de Oro is also a resort that boasts of complete amenities available for its visitors. They have a number of restaurants where one can enjoy sumptuous food after a full day of water sports activities.

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CamSur Watersports Complex - CamSur Watersports Complex was the site of the 2009 WWA Ultimate Wakeboard Championships, greatly adding to its reputation as a world-class wakeboarding site and water sports venue. Accommodations as well as other amenities are available in the complex, as well as nearby areas. CamSur is an abbreviation for Camarines Sur, which is the location of this water park.
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DECA Wakeboard Park - located in one of the country's premiere cities, the DECA Wakeboard Park is the largest wakeboarding park in Southeast Asia and is serving as a way to introduce the sport to the southern part of the country. The addition of DECA to the list of wakeboarding facilities in the country has greatly contributed to the Philippines' reputation as a wakeboarding Mecca.

Clark Wakeboard Park - Newly opened and proving to be a prime wakeboarding location due to its proximity to Metro Manila, it is popular with city dwellers looking for their quick wakeboarding fix over the weekend. 

Clark Wakeboard Parks round out the list of world-class wakeboarding and water sports facilities this country has, and will surely help seal the country's reputation as an important destination for water sports enthusiasts.

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About the Author: Liee Lozano works for LocalPhilippines, the most comprehensive online directory of Philippine destinations, events, and attractions. The aim of LocalPhilippines is to take you to over 7,107 destinations, which will give you that WOW experience only the Philippines and Filipinos can give.

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