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Philippines : A Premier Surfing Haven

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Photo Credits : Kage Gozun

The campaign of the Department of Tourism (DoT) to make the country a premier surfing destination is beginning to get recognition. With a coastline twice as long as the United States, the Philippines is slowly but surely securing a place in the surfing world.

In cooperation with Department of Tourism, Onboard Philippines hopes to grow the local surfing industry, explore the numerous opportunities that it presents for Philippine tourism as well as empower and support the country’s growing community of local surfers, says Freddy Gonzalez of Aloha Board Sports Inc. (more…)

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Calicoan Island Resorts – A Tropical island paradise and sanctuary

calicoan samar beach resortA sanctuary of privacy and indulgence highlighted by tropical landscape and surrounded by the relaxing sound of the ocean – this is how Calicoan Beach and Surfing Resorts, which was launched on August 10, will win the hearts of local and international tourists.Calicoan Island boasts of miles of white sand beaches. With powerful swells rolling in from the Pacific over the 10,000 meters Philippine Deep, Calicoan is a surfer’s paradise.

The rich diversity of the area is evident when one sees the exotic species being sold. The surrounding waters support several marine based industries such as fish, seaweed, and pearl farming.

In the middle of the island are six lagoons ringed by forest, the largest being 30 hectares in size. At the cliffside margin of Calicoan’s forests are dozens of caves. (more…)

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Tourism will produce 650 jobs in Eastern Samar

By Alice Nicart

caliloan samar surfing spotClose to a thousand jobs will cater to the long-awaited dream of many Eastern Samarenos to find employment, in time the hotel business begins in Calicoan Island of Guiuan, Eastern Samar, two years from now.

This was learned from Timothy “Tim” Brumlik, Director of Calicoan Integrated Resort Development Corporation (CIRDC) in an interview with media during the launching yesterday of the eight-storey and 250-room Comdominium Hotel which is soon to be built in this part of the region.

Brumlik, a North American, flew in to the white beach resort of Guiuan with other members of their corporation and showed to the media the blue print of their hotel which has an estimated cost of $150-160M. He added that it will sit in an 11-hectare land area with a 450-meter beach front. (more…)

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