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Backpacking, independent travel, and flashpacking are cheaper than the "cheapest package tours" and promotional offers around but you can also use travel information for family vacations, even romantic honeymoon destinations.
More than the usual tourist spots and "places to see," this blog advocates heritage conservation, environmental protection, and history awareness for Filipinos, foreigners, and ex-pats wishing to explore Paradise Philippines and Exotic Asia!
Usually out of the radar screen of most tourists in Boracay, the island's highest peak, Mt. Luho, offers adventurers to an easy to moderate trek/climb and offer a panoramic view of the island. A view deck made of bamboo is available at the peak for an unobstructed view.
the Mt. Luho sign at the entrance with concrete steps that leads to the summit
signs also in Korean signifying presence of Koreans on Boracay Island
An entrance fee of P50 is required for all visitors. The park also has a mini-zoo where you can find an eagle, bayawak (monitor lizard), several pythons, birds, alamid/musang (civet or wild cat) and a monkey who loves to look at himself on a mirror.
a view of Alta Vista de Boracay, a high-end condominium development near Fairways and Bluewater Golf course and Puka beach picture of Ilig-iligan beach with secluded coves and private resorts
not the mighty Philippine eagle here but pitifully caged. should belong in the wild
a hard to photograph monkey afflicted with narcissim, spent much of his time looking at himself on a mirror he's holding
When Tutubi and his friends visited the place, they were the only locals. Most visitors were Koreans and Americans who came on board ATVs (all terrain vehicles).
How to get to Mt. Luho View Point:
Hard yet healthy way: trek from white beach, go to the main road towards Pacific Patio (formerly Pink Patio) and pass by bulabog beach access road, turn left at the end then just follow the road to the summit.
Usual way: rent a tricycle to take you there. Cost is around P150 to P250 per hour (depends on your negotiating skills. higher if you're a foreigner)
Great way: for the moneyed few, rent an ATV or bug car then drive on the dusty road up the mountains. ATV rental shops are available in near the entrance of Fairways & Bluewater Resort Golf & Country Club.
ATVs used by Koreans to get to Mt. Luho view point