Fly to Philippines’ Beautiful Beaches with Cebu Pacific Air11 November, 2009
The Philippines is an archipelago abundant in nature, rich in culture, and filled with pleasant discoveries. The historic and bustling capital city of Philippines, Manila is a blend of cultures and flavors that offers an endless serving of places to see, sights to behold, and experiences to never forget. Besides Manila, each of the Philippines’ 7,107 islands also offers unique natural and man-made wonders and warm, engaging people. Depending on your interest (scuba-diving, visiting UNESCO World Heritage sites or just chilling out at the beach), you can easily island-hop around the archipelago by tapping on Cebu Pacific Air’s extensive domestic flight routes.
One of Philippines’ cities, San Jose boasts of three offshore islands: Ilin (magnificent shells, coral reefs, resort with excellent scuba diving facilities), White Island (long powdery beach where sea turtles lay eggs, fishing, snorkeling and diving) and, Ambulong (fine beach, cliffs, corals and underwater caves). San Jose is also the best jump-off point to one of the world famous dream destination for divers –Apo Reef Marine Park. It is the second largest coral reef in the world and the largest one in the Philippines.
Need more evidence of why Apo Reef is one of the best dive site in the world? Look no further than these pictures. 🙂
While planning for my trip to Philippines, I noticed that Cebu Pacific Air’s flights from Manila to San Jose takes just 55 minutes and cost less than S$40 one-way (tax inclusive) – much cheaper and faster than other local transport e.g. buses and ferries. Just last month (October 09), Cebu Pacific Air had 5 international seat sales – one of which even offered S$1 fares!
Besides San Jose’s beautiful offshore islands and Apo Reef, Busuanga Island in Northern Palawan is another place with nice beaches, gentle landscape, good hiking and great diving. One of the main attractions of the Busuanga Island is wreck diving where many magnificent wrecks of sunken World War II Japanese ships offers interesting exploration opportunities. The nearby Coron Island has the beautiful Kayangan and Barracuda lakes (known for its thermoclines and fabled gigantic barracudas). You don’t need to spend thousands of dollars to visit such scenic sites – Busuanga Island is just a 1-hour flight away from Manila and Cebu Pacific’s fares cost less than S$40 one-way (tax inclusive)! What a bargain!
For more information on what Philippines had to offer, besides the beautiful beaches and magnificent diving sites, check out Philippines’ official Tourism Information website.
Besides domestic flight routes in Philippines, Cebu Pacific Air flies a wide range of international routes ranging from Bangkok to as far as Osaka and Seoul. From Singapore, Cebu Pacific Air offers the convenience of connecting flights to other parts of the Philippines besides Cebu and Manila, saving you time and hassle in planning an island-hopping trip around the archipelago. Check out the Cebu Pacific’s route map for flights out of Singapore. My last check at the site showed that a return flight from Singapore to Manila cost less than S$200 – very affordable!
If you are looking for a cheap and convenient way to explore beautiful sights around the Philippines, look no further than Cebu Pacific Air and Philippines’ official Tourism Information website for more information. Also check back at Cebu Pacific Air regularly for their promotions. Who knows, you could possibly get a S$1 airfare deal!