Tukal Tukal Falls in Botolan Zambales - Playing Tourist Adventure


"Yours to Discover" is a slogan currently being used by the local Tourism Department of Botolan in Zambales, Philippines. It focuses on eco-tourism highlighting Tukal Tukal Falls (Hagdan Hagdanan Falls) and Mt. Pinatubo Crater Lake between the mountain ranges of Zambales, Pampanga, and Tarlac in Central Luzon. Enticed by the viral pictures of Tukal Tukal Falls circling the internet, I joined a group of blogger friends headed by Fredi-Rex to explore the newly discovered waterfalls of Zambales.

Yours to Discover Botolan Zambales
The Tukal Tukal Falls (Hagdan Hagdanan Falls)

Exploring Butig Falls in Olongapo City


Butig Falls are series of small waterfalls far north of Sitio Banca Bancaan in Gordon Heights Olongapo City. It's just a three-hour hike to and from the jump-off at Banca Bancaan Aeta Tribe. Outdoor lovers will experience trekking the mountains of Olongapo. This two to three-minute read will guide you directions on how to get to the waterfalls. To those who aren't exactly "outdoorsy", read on and spread the news to your friends who are outdoor enthusiasts! 

Butig Falls Olonogapo City
Butig Falls in Olongapo City

Magalawa Island - Things to Do and How to Get There

Magalawa Island Resort
The Sandbar of  Magalawa Island

The province of Zambales boasts several tourist attractions. From hiking the mountains of Redondo Peninsula in the South (Mt. Cinco Picos, Mt. Balingkilat) and Mt. Tapulao's peak in the North also the islands and coves such as Capones and Potipot, to name a few. Up north of Zambales there is an island less visited by weekenders a few years back, and is now becoming a tourist attraction packed with people, especially on holidays. This is the Magalawa Island.

Kairukan Falls - A Day Hike in Morong Bataan


One of the wonders of Morong Bataan is the majestic Kairukan Falls located in Sitio Kanawan in Barangay Binaritan. Its waters flow from Mt. Silangan, part of Bataan National Park, a forest reserve established in 1945. Hiking to the heart of Mt. Kairukan is a jaw-dropping experience because of its dense trees and undergrowth. Its diverse flora and fauna are similar to the trekking experience to Pasukulan Falls in Mt. Natib on the northeastern part of Bataan’s National Park.

Waterfalls of Bataan
The Kairukan Falls in Morong Bataan


Pundaquit Falls – Side Trip to Zambales Islands and Coves


Pundaquit Falls Source
Does it look like the Pundaquit Falls?

Traveling to Zambales during summer is an awesome thing to do due to its grandiose beaches, islands, and coves. From Sta. Cruz' Hermana Menor Island in the north to Silanguin Cove in the south, this province is really abundant with places for summer getaways. Rain or shine, Pundaquit in San Antonio town has been an all-time favorite.

Food Dude at Subic Dumpling King Restaurant

Sometimes we get surprised in places where we don’t expect too much. It was a few days ago when my friends wanted to go to a new hotel that had a swimming pool on the rooftop, the Le Charme Suites. The place looked good but unfortunately, there was not a single place where we could sit in the shadow. During summer and around noon that is definitely not a good idea. 

Dumpling King Restaurant in Subic
Dumpling King

Silanguin Cove in San Antonio Zambales - Playing Tourist Adventure

Updated Silanguin Cove blog
Silanguin Cove jump off point at Subic Bay