The stones found all around tCorregidor are labeled as bloodstones due to its reddish color. It is romantically whispered that the color of the stones became red because of the amount of bloodshed on the island. However, the rather dull truth is that the redness is nothing more than a crime of geology: iron (or some other reddish stuff) is in the stones. Hey, I loved the first version more! ;P
I have read the 2-years-earlier review of syllybabe about this tour guide a week before our trip. Upon docking on Corregidor pier, it was time to board any tramvia of our choice. I looked for this guy that resembles the review close-up picture which was still fresh in my mind. This must be him among 8 tramvia guides. We boarded his designated tramvia and alas, he introduced himself as Mr. Ramon Alonso. My 3 grown-up kids really loved the way he tells his informative pieces with funny anecdotes to liven up the tour that they keep on giggling every now and then in the next 5 hours. With him, the tour was a sure hit with my kids, and to us of course. Thanks to syllybabe and to VT.
Mg Ramon says he has been a Corregidor tour guide for the past 15 years. Stays in Manila and boards the Suncruise boat to and from Corregidor everyday as he guides, it is amazing how much he loves his work and considering the great number of people that enjoyed the tour with him in years. Thumbs up!
Two types of tours are being offered: English and Japanese.
The operators separate the two tour groups as they believe in telling two sides of the same story.
Ramon Alonso is a fun guide. He knows the island and its history well and has cool anecdotes timely injected for a few laughs during the tour.