Philippines E-Newsletter - June 2010

PDOT London is proud to issue its 40th successive e-newsletter this month, June 2010!

To mark the occasion, PDOT London has decided to expand its online partnership program with Philippine hotels and resorts by uploading the promotional videos of partner properties, promoting special summer offers and featuring the facilities in our e-newsletter. First up: Marco Vincent Dive Resort in Puerto Galera. Watch their video, read about the destination, browse their special offer or go straight to their website!

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In this issue:

  Destination of the Month
  Attractions in the Region
  Recommended Resort
  Package of the Month

Destination of the Month


Puerto Galera, Mindoro

Considered to be one of the most beautiful and safest harbours in the world, Puerto Galera is primarily famous for its splendid beaches, coral reefs teeming with marine life and exquisite dive sites suitable for new and experienced divers alike.

The area features over two dozen prime dive sites, all of which are well worth diving. What's more, diving in Puerto Galera is possible all year round.

Given its lofty reputation as an underwater paradise, Puerto Galera is also the perfect gateway to some of the most unspoilt territories and national parks in the vast island of Mindoro. One will be lured to explore pristine lakes, rivers and waterfalls, meet indigenous tribes with their own stone-age hand-writing , or trek thru lush vegetations and forests.

Find out more click here

Attractions in the Region


Top Five Attractions in Mindoro

1. Tamaraw Falls - One of the nearby attractions from Puerto Galera is Tamaraw Falls, which is a 423-foot series of asymmetrical waterfalls situated alongside the road. Its cool refreshing waters are perfect for a quick dip before heading out to visit other natural attractions Mindoro has to offer.

2. Apo Reef National Marine Park - It is acclaimed as the best in Asia and second largest in the world. It is a 40-square
kilometre reef located 20 miles west of Mindoro Island. The waters are abundant with marine fauna and luxuriant coral growth represented by approximately 400-500 kaleidoscopic coral species. Marine life includes varieties of sharks, turtles, stingrays and manta rays. Apo Reef also includes the fascinating bird-populated islands of Binagaan and Caios del Bajo.

3. Mt. Iligit Baco National Park - It is the sanctuary for the tamaraw, a rare and endangered species of dwarf buffalo found only in Mindoro Island. This 75,000-hectare game refuge provides a nice ecotourism, trekking, or mountaineering alternative to beach/dive resorts.

4. Mt. Halcon - It is the country’s third highest peak at 8,488 feet above sea level. It is a favourite destination for nature tripping and mountain climbing and is regarded as the toughest and meanest mountain in the Philippines. The jump-off to Mt. Halcon is Baco, two hours away from Puerto Galera.

5. Lake Najuan - It is a freshwater lake surrounded by hot mineral springs and free-flowing water. It serves as a wildlife sanctuary for various species of waterfowl and other migratory birds and supplies freshwater fish to the province as well as mainland Luzon. Located 40kms south of Calapan.

Recommended Resort


Marco Vincent Dive Resort

The Marco Vincent Resort offers enjoyable, comfortable and worry-free stay because of its premier quality, service and entertainment. The resort is approximately 100 meters from the renowned White Beach of Puerto Galera.

It is the perfect venue for family vacations, weddings, parties, conferences, seminars, company team building, private gatherings; or simply communing with the exquisite natural surroundings.

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Package of the Month


Puerto Galera Mindoro

* All surcharge included and subject to availability
* 30 Kilos Baggage Allowance
* London to Manila return flights via Cathay Pacific
* Deluxe Rooms, 7 nights, 5 days diving
* 2 Dives per day or 10 boat dives
* Return transfers from airport to hotels/resorts
* Full Board (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)

Offer Availability: Book by: 01-30 June 2010

Special Offer: 15% OFF!!!! Book Now click here

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