Friday, May 25th, 2018

A photo narrative of our trip from Iloilo City to Sira-an Hot Springs in Anini-y, Antique Province. The nine …

Entrance, Mumbukal Mountain Resort, Negros Occidental, Philippines Coming from the USA, we are accustomed to natural areas being in public ownership as parkland. In the Philippines many such places are privately owned and operated. Mambukal Resort is about a 45 minute drive from Bacolod City. It consists of beautifully landscaped grounds in which are set a swimming pool, picnic shelters, ponds, rental cottages, a Japanese bathhouse, a butterfly garden, and a food court. From Mambukal one can hike further up into the mountains to a series of waterfalls. Contact: 034-7100-800. Please note that some guidebooks refer to Mambukal as Mambucal. Mumbukal Resort, Murcia, Negros Occidental – Swimming Pool Beautifully landscaped grounds – …

Iloilo beaches and beach resorts. If you’d like to spend time in Iloilo City but want to stay at a nearby beach resort, here are a couple of options.Ai?? Nes and Tat’s Beach Resort in Oton is closer to the City and has a pool, Sol y Mar Beach Resort in Tigbauan is quieter and has a better beach. Ai??Don’t expect to find Boracay quality white sand beaches near Iloilo City. Ai??The sand is brownish. Sol y Mar Beach Resort, Tigbauan, Iloilo Sol y Mar is a beach resort in Tigbauan, on the National Highway, about 20 KM west of Iloilo City. While we have not stayed there overnight, friends have, we have dined there, looked at the cottages and had a tour of the resort facilities. Ai??We now live only a short walk away. Ai??There is a restaurant offering basic dining options; grilled seafood, chicken and pork as well as sandwiches.Ai?? Especially recommended are the buko shakes and brewed coffee. Cottage at Sol y Mar For us, Sol y Mar is the best option for those who want stay overnight at a real beach…