the skyway (shortcut) is always under construction. be sure to call ahead and check whether its usable or not. you don't want to be going there expectig a 40 min hike and end up clmbing for 3 hours.
great place to stay
Another activity that I failed to do, but crave to experience when I return is the mud pool treatment. For P500/person, you'll get to apply volcanic mud all over your body, then wait for it to soften and "stretch" the skin. The treatment promises to make you look younger.Note: You can use the Mud Pool for free if you availed of both Massage and...more
This is one activity that I failed to avail of at the PDC Pinatubo Spa because our group had to leave early. Definitely a must-do when I return. At P500/person, tired tourists will experience being buried in hot volcanic ash for 30 minutes. This is supposed to relax your tired body while it lessens body cholesterol. A friend who experienced this...more
We were so thirsty after the travel and trek to and from Mt. Pinatubo. Immediately after we have freshened up, we headed for the Spa Restaurant to have some fruit shake or cold drinks. Since their fruit shake (which by the way is only banana shake; no other choice) was not available, we ordered Coke Zero and Sprite in cans. Service was so slow, it...more
Monasterio de Tarlac is run by the Servants of the Risen Christ Monastic Community. At an altitude of 300 meters above sea level, one can get a bird's eyeview of the plains and the western portion of the province. At the edge of the hill is the 30 foot Risen Christ statue, likened to that of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.more
It was summer time, and thought of things to be done, I asked colleagues to locate us a body of water so we can immersed ourselves and fight the summer heat. Since we visited the Monasterio de Tarlac that day, we explored the terrains of San Jose to look for the beach that is not a beach but rather a river.more
The monks do not solicit donations, but you can show your support to the Servants of the Risen Christ by buying things at their religious store, or buying some souvenir calendars and fans. You may also give voluntary cash donations together with your prayer intentions envelope.more
The Rivera-Kipping family has history on their shoulders needed to be told.
Leonor Bauzon Rivera aka Leonor Rivera was Jose Rizal's first love,
immortalized by Jose Rizal in his "Noli Me Tangere" as Maria Clara. Henry Kipping was the railway engineer who married Leonor Rivera.
FAQ: "I was planning to visit Mt Pinatubo while there, then I foundyour page. I would like to know who you contacted for the trip"Hello,You might have done your magnifcent journey up to the Crater already when you read this, but in case not just let me give you the contact I used in Angeles. Actually I booked through an agency but the guy who was...more
The final ascend is short - around 30 minutes going up - and never really steep. The surface is rocky and slippery, so you need to step carefully as you don't want to risk any foot injury here.The route - it's hard to speak of a path - is mostly overgrown and therefore pleasantly shaded. Surely your expectations rise as this natural beauty...more
Quite unexpected, the surroundings change surprisingly. It's just 45 minutes to the Crater and finally, the mountain allows some low vegetation to grow on its ravages. It was hard to temper my enthusiasm and I wanted to go up as quick as possible now. But my guide declared a rest and took a bath in the ice cold stream to prepare for the final...more
you can throw anything, I mean really anything against the wall! that is if you will buy the stuff that they are selling tht comes in assorted shapes and sizes and throw them to the wall while thingking of something or someone who wronged you and just releasing off steam! seems a nice way for anger management therapy would you say? the items that...more
the other Main Highway that connects Metro Manila area to Angeles City in Pampanga Province and then to the SCTEX which connects to Subic Bay and Tarlac City in Tarlac Province and Zambales Province Respectively and towards the North to Baguio and the Northern Provinces. as with other highways, this 88 kilometer highway is dotted with huge gasoline...more
If you are not from the Philippines and you happen to be visiting Tarlac, consider spending some time in the malls if you find it hot outside. Locals chill out inside the malls - most of them students and some are retirees. It has become a culture to meet friends in the malls and nobody chases you away even if you just order an item and consume it...more
Hacienda Luisita Barrio San Mi
Good for: Families