© CEBU navi SAKURA ｜ vol.22 Jul.-Aug.｜2019
Siquijor is also called a witchcraft island, but not only that, there is also precious nature and antiquity here. If you want to relax and unwind, Siquijor is waiting for you!
© CEBU navi SAKURA ｜ vol.21 May-Jun.｜2019
Aside from the variety of activities and beautiful sight-seeing spots, Dumaguete also features a calm and relaxing vibe that draw travelers to the island. Unwind and have fun in the city of Dumaguete!
© CEBU navi SAKURA ｜ vol.20 Mar.-Apr.｜2019
In addition to its beautiful nature, with ample activities, accommodations and restaurants, Boracay Island is one of the world’s best resorts. As they aim to become an even more attractive resort, the local government is reforming and tackling various issues.
© CEBU navi SAKURA ｜ vol.16 Jul.-Aug. | 2018
El Nido is drawing the attention of the world as being the last secret of the Philippines’ 7,107 islands. We found emerging mountains and a shining, emerald green sea. The abundant nature splendor is surely suitable enough to call it the world's best resort. The El Nido Spirit, which respects nature over humans, has taken root here. In the southwest Philippines, floating in the South China Sea, is a town in the northern part of the Palawan Islands called "El Nido". The harmony of white sand, blue sea, and greenery -- it's said that the Spanish who visited here in the 17th century were overwhelmed by its extraordinary beauty, so they left it as is. Genius diver, Jack Maillol, also was famously captivated by the island's beauty in the movie "Grand Blue". Now we have visited El Nido, the "last land of mystery in the Philippines" - fascinating tourists and divers all over the world. You can go directly from Cebu to El Nido by AirSWIFT in about 1 hour 40 minutes. Alternatively, you can fly to Puerto Princesa, the largest city in the Palawan Islands, and reach El Nido by bus in 5-6 hours.
© CEBU navi SAKURA ｜ vol.15 May-Jun.2018
Cordova is a town not far from Mactan, near the Mactan-Cebu International Airport, Cebu, Mandaue, Lapu-Lapu, etc. It's a promising place to be with sprouting resorts and developing schools, businesses, and restaurants. The abundant nature and rich cultural heritage of Cordova is protected by the government and has helped the town to grow and become a popular island hopping spot. Cordova's hero, King Dagami of barangay Gabi was known for his fishing lifestyle, which is now a motif of the "Dinagat Bakasi Festival", which is held in August to celebrate the town's abundant marine resources and showcase the townsmen's talents.
© CEBU navi SAKURA ｜ vol.14 Mar.-Apr.2018
A hidden gem for nature lovers and a safari park for all the adventure seekers lies in the Sierra of this small northern town.
© CEBU navi SAKURA ｜ vol.13 Jan.-Feb.2018
Along the west coast of Cebu... As you go through the bustling countryside, a variety of shops line the narrow streets. An early dinner in the open, passing amber atmosphere on the terrace of a delicious, reputed Italian restaurant. "The Europe of Cebu, or Little Boracay! Cheers in Moalboal!" Quench your thirst by gulping down a cold craft beer in one head and seek the western sky. The amber sun crosses the sea and sinks into the foothills, you'll feel the glowing sunset, the simple locals will gather, the children are blessed with little pieces of happiness, and the multitude of nature's graces. Be soothed by the sound of the waves and the sea breeze and when you'll heart has been filled, the violet night sky will quietly disappear and you'll catch glimpses of falling stars. As this moment passes, your hope for more strength and beauty in the future for the important people in your life will glitter like the stars.
© CEBU navi SAKURA ｜ vol.9 May-Jun.2017
A bangka boat rocking on the waves. Climbing aboard feels unsteady but that makes it twice as thrilling. About 40-50 minutes after chartering the boat from the resort area along east Mactan Island, you'll detour around the Olango Reef Flat (shallows), and before you pass by some island, you'll find Caohagan Island. The bangka boat stops off the east coast of the island and you'll take a smaller boat to the shore. You're welcomed by many children as you climb up the rugged beach. You walk through the residential areas to cross the island. You weave your way between the small houses and as you reach the west side of the island, a grand white beach welcomes you with a smile. With a view that'll make you want to spontaneously break into a run, this island is popular among people who enjoy island-hopping. It's a little far from Hilutungan Island and Nalusuan Island where people enjoy diving. But the shallows of the beaches give off the illusion you might be able to walk all the way there. It's a perfect place for those who want to relax and take it easy. You walk towards the sea. With a calm mind and sounds of splashing waves, you continue walking. Then you realize for a moment. There is the sun, the blue skies, the sea breeze, ripples on the water, and you. The strange feeling that you can see roundness of the earth with a 360°panoramic view.