Tuesday, September 4, 2012

GUEST POST: A Perfect Aliguay Island Get Away – Top 5 Must-do

A Guest post by: April Vianney C. Laput of Dapitan City, Philippines

Breath-taking… Enticing… Stunning… 

That is how I personally describe Aliguay Island - one of the most sought after tourist destination in Dapitan City. I have been and have gone back to Aliguay for like a number of times already, and why do I keep coming?

Here’s why:
Top 5 Must Do in Aliguay Island

1. Run on the floaters!
See that pink and blue floaters that bridge you from the fast craft to the island? Yes, you are left with two choices: (1) walk and be gently assisted by the boat crew; or (2) run on excitement! Well, I always run, go ahead, its fun!

2. Trek and explore.
Remember Dora the Explorer? I personally don’t like her but lately I realized I was becoming like her. You know what I mean? Everytime I go to Aliguay Island, I go trekking. I shop for souvenirs and local products like dried fishes or make friends with the local people. They’re nice, especially the dried fish vendors, I always get a discount from them. Hehehe… And there is always something I discover each time I trek. The tennis court, the airstrip, a deep well… those were just a few of my many discoveries in the Island.  So, save an hour from your itinerary to trek & explore Aliguay.

3. Buy dried pusit.
This is one product from Aliguay Island that is superbly mouth-watering and bilbil-gaining, haha! Bulad Pusit (tagalog and visayan term for dried squids) are being sold by the locals for only Php100 per pack which is about ¼ kilo! So imagine a kilo of cooked rice, a pack of fried dried pusit, plus sukang pinakurat and a bottle of Coke…What a perfect lunch for two! It’s Pusitlicious baby!

4. Go snorkeling…
Grab your snorkel, mask, and fins! The blue waters of Aliguay boast of different kinds of the friendliest marine species. Experience underwater life in the simplest and most natural setting… It’s just like you were in an endless aquarium! And take note, snorkeling appeals to all ages so you would definitely love it too!

5. Take a picture with the tour guide.
We always have pictures with our friends or family or whoever we are with on our island get-away. But who’s that person who always answers our questions; give us info, always ready to assist us, takes our pictures at times? Yes, you’re right! Our dashing tour guide! We owe our 1 to 4 excitement from our tour guide. So c’mon, it’s always nice to remember him, not to mention that he’s cute and articulate.  Say cheese!

Well, that’s it! I’ve named FIVE.  How about you?

About the Author: April Vianney C. Laput is a bonafide employees of Fantasyland Travel and Tour Corp., A Travel Agency in Dapitan City, Philippines.

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