It's great to go back to history and have an insight to what happened during the WWII. The tour guides are friendly and very accomodating.
The day trip programme is rather packed, with little time to explore further
Corregidor plays an important role in Spanish trading and WWII history.
Corregidor's South Beach is worth a dip. I never realized this until my last visit June 23, 2012. My first impression of Corregidor's beaches were shattered during my first visit wherein we were welcomed by tons of garbage floating at the north dock. This time around, it's a different story. The north dock was relatively clean (though still with a...more
Scripted by National Artist and outstanding Filipino film director Lamberto Avellana, the thirty-minute Malinta Tunnel Light and Sound Show is recommended for first time visitors. The tunnel, 835 feet long and 24 feet wide, has numerous laterals serving different functions - office, arsenal, hospital, etc. It is said to be bomb-proof due to its...more
Sunday, January 9, 2012VT Friend I_S_A offered to take us on a tour to the Island of Corregidor. We were thrilled with the idea, so we made plans to visit this historical island. VT Friend planxty - Fergy - also came along with us. Isa picked us up at our Hotel at 6:00 a.m. by taxi and we went to the Ferry Terminal. Fergy joined us with us there.We...more
The PACIFIC WAR MEMORIAL was erected to honor Filipino and American servicemen who participated in the Pacific War. The major memorial structure is a rotunda in which a circular altar falls directly under the dome's open center through which light falls on the alter during daylight hours.more
I could write a number of tips about visiting Corregidor, detailing each point of interest on what is a fascinating place, steeped in history, but I do not propose to do that as I am not really into the ratings game. I will give you the practical details here as to how to visit, and I am in the process of constructing a series of travelogues which...more
One interesting story I heard from our tour guide was when he brought us to one of the building ruins, said to be the infirmary, he lighted a candle and said a little prayer. He informed us that all 4000 Japanese soldiers - whether sickly or healthy - when the US was about to take over the island, all 4000 refused to surrender and committed...more
Don't expect too much from the lunch inclusion in your day trip to Corregidor. There was soup, a salad bar, pasta and two meat dishes for you to enjoy. The dessert table consisted of fruits (by that I mean plates full of watermelon) and rice cake. The food tasted alright; nothing was spectacular though.The hotel in which the restaurant was located...more
Included in the price of the Corregidor Island Tour, was a buffet lunch at LA PLAYA RESTAURANT. All I can say is that it was just OK. They offered a pork dish, chicken, pasta, rice and a dessert bar with jello and some cake. We were offered a drink on the way in, but any other drinks, including water, had to be purchased.The restaurant was nice and...more
Part of the Sun Cruise Corregidor Tour Package is a buffet lunch after the morning tour, so we didn't have to spend extra for food. Venue was the Corregidor Inn. Our group arrived early so we had the chance to pick the best seats: at the airy terrace which offers a beautiful view of landscapes and seascapes. Buffet lunch was generally good, with...more
Sun Cruises, Inc. has its own vehicles for transporting tourists around the island. Attractively colored tramvias are comfortable, airy vehicles reminiscent of the olden days' mode of transportation.Tourists are grouped according to nationality, not to discriminate, but to facilitate better communication between the tour guide and the tourists,e.g....more
Sun Cruises is the touring company that provides ferry services to the island. The cost of the entire tour covers the ferry transfers, guided tour, and lunch [malinta tunnel is optional]. The ferry leaves the terminal located at CCP Complex along Roxas Blvd at 8am and leaves Corregidor at 230pm. The ferry trip is around an hour.more
Sun Cruises, Inc. has been accredited by the Department of Tourism to offer guided island tour packages to groups and tourists wanting to explore Corregidor Island. There are 2 trips for the day tour: 1st trip Going there - ETD 8:00am Manila Bay and ETA 9:15am Corregidor. Return - ETD 2:30pm Corregidor and ETA 3:45pm Manila (Boarding time is 30...more
There is a small souvenir shop at the Corregidor Inn if you are interested to buy souvenirs of the island. Besides the usual postcards, key chains, T-shirts etc, there is a book on the history of Corregidor Island called "A Galleon Guidebook - Corregidor XiXth edition by Alfonso J Aluit" whichs cost about 300 pesos (if you are interested in...more
Souvenir Items are all around the Island wherever you make a stop over to one sight to the other. There are lots of souvenir items you can get and they are offering different things also. Like for instance, in one store there are shells and old WW2 bills but most of the stores have mugs, caps and t-shirt. Our tour guide told us that when it's...more
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...more
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...more
It was sooo hot in Corregidor Island, you could suffer heat stroke or dehydration!We felt the heat of the road permeating the soles of our footwear, though my husband and I wore rubber shoes. Our companions who wore flipflops and sandals went back to the tram because they couldn't stand the heat on their soles. The sun was searing hot, no...more
Since the tramvia is open on both sides with only a movable armrest as "guard", it is best to avoid sitting children on the sides as precautionary measure against falls. Even adults need to be careful and keep the armrest down to prevent slipping from the seat when the tramvia makes a sharp turn on the steep hills. Personal things like bags or hats...more
If you are planning to go up to the top of the Spanish Lighthouse to have a fantastic view of the surrounding sceneries, do be careful of the steep stairs and ladders, especially as you approach the top. The difficult part would be coming down, and one good way is to turn around and go down facing the same way as you go up (it will be easier and...more
Snack food, soda and bottled mineral water sold at the restaurant (be at the hotel or at the buffet restaurant) are priced incredibly high.
Fun Alternatives: But there's an alternative way at half the price. The tour guide and tramvia driver has an ice box for soda and bottled water; and a shelf full of packed chips. They are allowed to sell as an additional income for them.
Wear comfortable shoes and shirts since some times depends on season tends to be hot on the island specially on the lateral tour on the tunnel. Digital Cameras and extra batteries and chargers. Swim wear, sun block, caps or sun visor If you opt to join the night tour of the tunnel and afraid of the dark make sure yo bring a mini flash light...more
Small backpack or sling bag will do Extra absorbent tshirt or sleeveless blouse, preferably with "breathable" fabric like cotton; rubber shoes (your flipflops or sandals will absorb the heat from the very hot streets; wide brim hats or umbrellas for sun protection Your maintenance and first aid medicines; paper towels or 3-ply tissue paper...more
if you're planning to go overnight, separate the things you'll be needing for the day tour and put it in a small bag. and have the rest of your things checked-in before boarding the ferry, because once you arrive in corregidor, you'll immediately board the tour couches and the tour starts. you dont wanna be carrying all your things throughout the...more
It was the late 1960's. The Philippines was pressing its claim over Sabbah. To aid the Philippines' claim, President Marcos, together with some military officials cooked up a brazen plan: recruit Muslim youth to train for covert operations to destabilize Sabbah. Thus, Project Merdeka came to life.The terrains of Corregidor served as the group's...more
Sunday January 9, 2012An Island in the entrance of Manila Bay and because of its strategic location, CORRIGIDOR ISLAND served as a focal point for the Naval defences of the Philippine capital City, Manila.The Island is about 48 kms west of Manila, is shaped like a tadpole and has a land area of 9 sq. kms. Because of its rocky landscape and the...more
Perhaps the most thought-provoking sights in Corregidor are the many RUINS there. The bombed out structures are a harsh reminder of how awful it must have been there during the war. One of the Ruins is of Mile-Long Barracks which was officers' quarters (housed as many as 2000 American officers) and quarters for Senior Officers. There is also...more
This wonderful museum houses relics and memorabilia dedicated to WWII. The PACIFIC WAR MEMORIAL MUSEUM is right next to the remains of the Theater. When you first walk in, there is a huge map of Corregidor Island. Inside you will find, weaponry, scaled versions of ships used in the War, Relics, coins and medals found on the island, and a huge Map...more