We organise numerous excursions, such as 1- or 2-day trips to the diver's
paradise of Fortune Island or Puerto Galera.
Fortune Island features an acropolis with Greek columns and
statues on the beach. Fortune Island was made famous through tragedy when the
Spanish trade galleon San Diego was sunk by the Dutch warship
Mauritius in 1600. Modern Holland was occupied by the Spanish during
this time. After almost four centuries, Franck Goddio and his team were able to
uncover the wreckage and found a total of 34,407 artefacts including Chinese
porcelain, Japanese samurai swords, Portuguese cannons and Mexican coins. The
findings were exhibited around the world before returning to the permanent
exhibition in the National Museum of the Philippines .
Without a doubt, the main attraction of Puerto Galera is the
colourful coral reefs, which have been officially designated by the UN as an
underwater marine park. In addition to spectacular diving and snorkel
expeditions, adventurous guests can also take part in trekking tours to rain
forest waterfalls and the Mangyan native tribes, kayak tours on jungle rivers,
excursions to active volcanoes, sailing, windsurfing, deep sea fishing or
Lake Taal is a freshwater lake in a caldera formed by a
powerful volcanic eruption between 100,000 and 500,000 years ago. Lake Taal is
one of the largest lakes in the Philippines ; the area is still volcanically
active. Visitors can climb to the peak on horseback, where they are rewarded
with an impressive view of the sea and surrounding landscape.
The Pagsanjan waterfalls are an amazing experience. Guests
board a small boat and are taken along the river by two guides to the
waterfalls. You'll pass through narrow gorges and over several cataracts. The
flora here is breathtaking. Incidentally, part of the movie “Apocalypse Now” was
filmed in these chasms. Guests can also ride directly under the waterfall and
into the caves behind them on a bamboo raft. It's rather wet, but definitely
In the Binondo quarter of Manila , you'll find
Chinatown . It is a hub of trade and tourism with its many
shops and restaurants. The quarter symbolises the long history of Chinese
presence in the city. Manila 's Chinatown is the oldest in the world, having
been founded at the end of the 15th century during Spanish colonial times.
While in Manila , a visit to the Hobbit
House is also worth a visit. Exclusively Lilliputians sing and
serve here. Live music is played every day and you may even see Freddie Aguilar,
a very famous singer in the Philippines .
Another attraction is the PAGCOR
Tagaytay casino, which is just 45 minutes by car from White Castle
. Aside from a few holidays, the casino is open 24 h, features 35 playing tables
and ca. 400 slot machines, 4 restaurants, a bar and a hotel with 88 rooms.