Friday, March 30, 2012

Fun Summer Activities in Boracay

Summer is finally here in the Philippines. The weather is great, the sun is shining high – perfect for an awesome summer getaway at the beach. Head out to the island of Boracay and experience the true meaning of fun this summer. Boracay is not just an amazing island with stunning white sand beach but also a place for activities that would fit everyone’s needs.

So to boost your interest in spending some warm summer days in Boracay, here is a list-down of some of the most electrifying activities that will definitely take your experiences to the next level:

Swimming


What could be more fun than spending some time in the water while at the beach? Boracay’s powdery, white sand will surely blow you away together with its crystal clear water and panoramic backdrop. So put on your sun shield, swim, and enjoy the majestic beauty of the underwater world.

Water Activities

You can enjoy a variety of fun water sports activities in Boracay. It comes with different styles; making every activity an unforgettable one. One of the favorite underwater activities done in Boracay is the Reef Walking. This activity includes a helmet that allows you to breathe underwater. The fun part about this activity is that you can walk and experience extraordinary encounters with fishes and other marine species in different sizes and colors. You might also like to try different water activities such as parasailing, paragliding, banana boating, and so much more. In Boracay, there’s no room for boredom; just pure excitement and bliss.






ATV


Now for different side of Boracay, experience the thrill of riding on an all-terrain vehicle also known as ATV. Drive through the rough roads and ups and downs until you reach the highest peak of the island, the Mt. Luho. ATVs can be rented from various ATV rental shops in Barangay Yapak in Boracay.

Dreamy Sunset Watching


Boracay has this charm that can put you in a romantic mood, especially during sunset when the sun is about to go down. A color of golden orange blankets the water and sky showcasing a purely majestic sight. Such beauty is priceless especially when matched with a romantic candlelight dinner at the beach with your loved one.

Night-out Partying


If you’re looking for a fun night in Boracay, the island has its all-night partying that includes dancing with up-beat music and cocktail drinks. Dance with the fire and enjoy the hottest entertainments available in the island.


Warm summer days are here to stay. Remember to enjoy and take advantage of the season! 

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Current Airfares to Manila (as of March 30, 2012)


IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are correct at time of release, includes all taxes, and are subject to the following: change without notice, availability, ticketing deadlines, blackout dates and travel dates.

For more information, please call our 24/7 US TOLL-FREE number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more of our affordable travel deals.
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Mango Mix: Heading into overtime with the Earth Hour

Mango Mix: Heading into overtime with the Earth Hour



Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture— from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun.


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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Blissful Bohol; Mango Tours in Balitang America


 Take a trip and explore Bohol and find out why it’s aptly called God’s little paradise. Meet the vulnerable and adorable Tarsier, the smallest primate in the world. A visit to the Baclayon Church will take you back in Spanish times with its intricate frescoes and meticulous brick construction. For a breath of fresh air, drop by a lush forest built by human hands in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. There are more surprises eagerly waiting for you to stumble upon on this slice of paradise in the Visayas.  
TWO-NIGHT BLUEWATER PANGLAO PACKAGE
US$ 439.00 per person based on Twin occupancy
(subject to change depending on the available fare & room class at the time of actual booking)

Package inclusions:
  • Round-trip airfare (Manila-Tagbilaran-Manila) via PAL
  • Round-trip land and boat transfers in Bohol
  • Two-night accommodation in a Premier Deluxe room on twin-share basis
  • Two (2) set breakfasts in the resort
  • Whole Day Bohol Countryside Tour with Lunch

Itinerary:

Day 1
Depart Manila for Tagbilaran, Bohol via PAL
Meet and assist at the airport
Transfer to the resort
Check-in at the resort
Lunch at the resort on personal account
Rest of the day is free for resort-based activities (charges may apply to rentals and specially-arranged activities)

Dinner at the resort on personal account

Overnight at Bluewater Panglao Resort

Day 2
Breakfast at the resort
Pick-up at the hotel for guided Bohol Countryside Tour with Lunch

Tour highlights:  Chocolate Hills, Philippine Tarsier Conservation Center, Man-made Forest, Baclayon Church, and Loboc River Cruise

Return to the resort in the afternoon
Dinner at the resort on personal account
Overnight at Bluewater Panglao Resort

Day 3
Breakfast at the resort
Morning is free
Transfer to Tagbilaran Airport
Depart Bohol for Manila via PAL
Arrive at Domestic Airport Terminal 2

End of tour

For more information, please call our 24/7 US TOLL-FREE number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more of our affordable travel deals.



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Blissful Bohol; Mango Tours in Balitang America




 Take a trip and explore Bohol and find out why it’s aptly called God’s little paradise. Meet the vulnerable and adorable Tarsier, the smallest primate in the world. A visit to the Baclayon Church will take you back in Spanish times with its intricate frescoes and meticulous brick construction. For a breath of fresh air, drop by a lush forest built by human hands in the border of Loboc and Bilar towns. There are more surprises eagerly waiting for you to stumble upon on this slice of paradise in the Visayas.  
TWO-NIGHT BLUEWATER PANGLAO PACKAGE
US$ 439.00 per person based on Twin occupancy
(subject to change depending on the available fare & room class at the time of actual booking)

Package inclusions:
  • Round-trip airfare (Manila-Tagbilaran-Manila) via PAL
  • Round-trip land and boat transfers in Bohol
  • Two-night accommodation in a Premier Deluxe room on twin-share basis
  • Two (2) set breakfasts in the resort
  • Whole Day Bohol Countryside Tour with Lunch

Itinerary:

Day 1
Depart Manila for Tagbilaran, Bohol via PAL
Meet and assist at the airport
Transfer to the resort
Check-in at the resort
Lunch at the resort on personal account
Rest of the day is free for resort-based activities (charges may apply to rentals and specially-arranged activities)
Dinner at the resort on personal account
Overnight at Bluewater Panglao Resort

Day 2
Breakfast at the resort
Pick-up at the hotel for guided Bohol Countryside Tour with Lunch
Tour highlights:  Chocolate Hills, Philippine Tarsier Conservation Center, Man-made Forest, Baclayon Church, and Loboc River Cruise
Return to the resort in the afternoon
Dinner at the resort on personal account
Overnight at Bluewater Panglao Resort

Day 3
Breakfast at the resort
Morning is free
Transfer to Tagbilaran Airport
Depart Bohol for Manila via PAL
Arrive at Domestic Airport Terminal 2

End of tour

Friday, March 23, 2012

Current Airfares to Manila (as of March 24, 2012)



IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are correct at time of release, includes all taxes, and are subject to the following: change without notice, availability, ticketing deadlines, blackout dates and travel dates.

For more information, please call our 24/7 US TOLL-FREE number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more of our affordable travel deals.
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Summer Quenchers

While the temperature around us continues to soar, the heat is definitely not a hindrance to do whatever we want this Summer, particularly on vacations and outdoor explorations. So stay hydrated and fresh with these cool Summer quenchers and enjoy the sun and all the season’s delights:

Coconut Juice

During a fun stroll, or an exhilarating day at the beach, a freshly harvested coconut juice is surely a delight to everyone’s thirst. It’s healthy, refreshing, and helps you fight dehydration while under the sun. Best served cold, a guarantee to quench thirst.

Fruit Shakes

Cool off with a refreshing fruit shake this Summer. It comes with different flavors and a truly healthy treat bursting with the refreshing goodness of fruits. 

Ice Candy
Keep the heat away with a deliciously cool ice candy. This is a popular treat for kids and is equally enjoyed by grown-ups during summertime. Like fruit shakes, an ice candy comes with different flavors with bits of mango, chocolate, avocado, and buko.

Iskrambol
Spend your summer days with a sweet iskrambol – a Philippine version of sorbet mixed with delicious flavorings and powdered skim milk topped with chocolate or strawberry syrup and fluffy marshmallows. A delicious treat for everybody while on a fun, summer getaway.

Sago’t Gulam

Sago’t Gulaman is famous refreshment drink in the Philippines made from gulaman (made from dried seaweed), sago (tapioca pearls), suspended milk, and brown sugar flavored with pandan leaves.

The above refreshments are mostly in demand on a daily basis in the Philippines especially during Summer when the temperature is high. So stay cool and fresh and enjoy the rest of the season with these summer quenchers!


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For travel inquiries and bookings, call our U.S. toll-free number at 1-866-2-MANILA (1-866-2- 626452)or (02) 893-0002 if you’re in Manila. Visit www.mangotours.com for more amazing travel deals. 

Photo taken from:
muppetandco.blogspot.com
ifood.tv
cebucity.olx.com.ph
isxhelross.blogspot.com


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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Mango Mix: Beyond the dog days


Mango Mix is a weekly column of Mango Tours in the Asian Journal. The column celebrates Filipino culture— from must-see travel destinations and advice, social events, culinary delights, arts, and everything interestingly mixing under the Philippine sun. 




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Wednesday, March 21, 2012

LIKE the photos on our Facebook and WIN an overnight stay


The submission of entries for our photo contest may have ended, but you could still win! Those who will like the entries for our Philippine Vacation Photo Contest could end up winning an Overnight Stay at Microtel-Mall of Asia for two. Take this opportunity to support your friends and take home a prize for yourself! Liking of photo entries will be until March 31, 2012. Winners of Mango Tours’ Philippine Vacation Photo Contest and raffle for an Overnight Stay will be announced on April 13, 2012.


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Maribago's Pampering by the Sea; Mango Tours in Balitang America



The sea breeze, scintillating waves, succulent cuisine, sugary sand, among others, are bound to serve a royal feast for your senses in Cebu. Further raise your satisfaction levels by pampering and indulging yourself at Maribago Blue Water Resort. Adept hands will make sure that stress will be but a distant memory as you empty your mind before the beauty of Nature.  

TWO-NIGHT BLUEWATER MARIBAGO PACKAGE
US$ 439.00 per person based on Twin occupancy
(subject to change depending on the available fare & room class at the time of actual booking)

Package inclusions:
  • Roundtrip airfare (Manila-Cebu-Manila) via PAL
  • Roundtrip land and boat transfers in Cebu
  • Two-night accommodation in a deluxe room on twin-share basis
  • Two (2) buffet breakfast in the resort
  • Cebu Twin City Tour with lunch

Itinerary:

Day 1
Depart Manila for Cebu via PAL
Meet and assist at the airport
Transfer to the resort
Check-in at the resort
Lunch at the resort on personal account
Rest of the day is free for resort-based activities (charges may apply to rentals and specially-arranged activities)
Dinner at the resort on personal account
Overnight at Bluewater Maribago Resort

Day 2
Breakfast at the resort
Pick-up at the hotel for guided Cebu Twin City Tour with Lunch
Dinner at the resort on personal account
Overnight at Bluewater Maribago Resort

Day 3
Breakfast at the resort
Morning is free
Transfer to Mactan International Airport
Depart Cebu for Manila via PAL
Arrive at Domestic Airport Terminal 2

End of tour


For more information, please call our 24/7 US TOLL-FREE number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more of our affordable travel deals.

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Monday, March 19, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Street Food Favorites in the Philippines (Part 2)

Whether to quench your thirst or eat for satisfaction, Philippine street foods and beverages are yours to munch and gulp. Savor Filipino flavors served uniquely with style that offers absolutely delicious delight in every bite and gulp!

Here is another round of full-flavored, delectably unique street food favorites found in the Philippines:
 
Banana-cue
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Banana cue is a deep fried Saba banana coated with caramelized sugar. Best served warm, banana cue is an all-time favorite afternoon snack of the Filipinos. 

Fish balls
Also spelled as fishballs, Fish balls are mostly made from the meat of cuttlefish or pollock. Fishballs are deeply friend, served on stick or on a paper plate. This kind of street food is best eaten with a thick, sweet and sour, with a bit of spiciness sauce. It is available everywhere in the Philippines sold on a pushing cart by street vendors. 

Siomai

Siomai, also known as pork dumplings, is made from ground pork, beef, or shrimp combined with green peas, carrots and wrapped in wonton wrappers. It can be deep fried or steamed and is perfectly served with soy sauce mixed with the juice of calamondin and with some spicy garlic mix. This street food favorite originated in China and has been part of the food regimen of the Filipinos.

Pork Barbeque
 Pork barbecue is one of the street food classics. This barbeque is made from pork, soaked in a bunch of flavorings and spices, and soy sauce. Like kebabs, pork barbeques is cooked on a stick. Pork barbeques usually taste sweet and are perfectly eaten when dipped in a sweet and sour sauce made from vinegar, garlic, sugar, and onions. This kind of barbeque along with the other kinds is sold in the street typically in the afternoon.

You might be interested in reading our first batch of these street favorites available here. Watch out for more soon!


Related Article:



Street Food Favorites in the Philippines (Part 1)


Photos taken from:
hotelsinpinas.blogspot.com
lutongpinoy.info
www.morefoodadventures.com
onefilipinodish.com


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Current Airfares to Manila (as of March 17, 2012)


IMPORTANT NOTE: Rates are correct at time of release, includes all taxes, and are subject to the following: change without notice, availability, ticketing deadlines, blackout dates and travel dates.

For more information, please call our 24/7 US TOLL-FREE number at 1-866-2-MANILA or visit www.mangotours.com for more of our affordable travel deals.
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Thursday, March 15, 2012

FAQs for Mango Tours’ Philippine Vacation Photo Contest


Keep sending your picturesque moments and win!

    You still have until March 20 to join our Philippine Vacation Photo Contest on Facebook. The winner goes home with One (1) roundtrip ticket from the U.S. to Manila, vice versa; or a 3 Days / 2 Nights Palawan Tour Package for Two courtesy of Mango Tours and its sponsors. As an added bonus, an overnight stay at the Microtel-Mall of Asia is waiting for those who will participate in the contest by “liking” the photos.

Joining is so easy, just read full mechanics Here

Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for the contest:

1.    How can I join?
    If you are a Filipino/Filipino-American aged 18 years old and above, simply like our Facebook page and email your photo         entry to photocontest@mangotours.com complete with the following information:
        a.    Real name ( as seen on your Facebook account)
        b.    Contact number
        c.    Location where the photo was taken
        d.    Brief photo caption 

2.    What picture do I need to send?
    Photo entries should be taken while on a vacation showcasing the entrant and the beauty of any Philippine tourist destination.  

3.    Can I send more than one picture?
    No. Only one valid photo entry per person is allowed. 

4.    When is the last day for submission of entries?
    Photo entries should be submitted not later than March 20, 2012.

5.    How can I win?
    Winner will be determined by the following contest criteria:
        • 50% Popularity
        • 50% Mango Tours Choice
    Mango Tours choice comprises of the following sub-criteria:
         • Relevance to the theme
        • Visual appeal
        • Creativity
        • Photo Caption

6.    How can my friends support my photo?
    Friends and family can support your photo entry by liking, sharing, and or making any comments on your photo until March         30, 2012.

7.    When will you announce the Winner?
    Winners will be announced on April 13, 2012.

    Valid photo entries will be uploaded on Philippine Vacation Photo Contest folder on our Facebook page.


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