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Prime Tourist Center In The Philippines

The National Capital Region (NCR) is comprised of the City of Manila - the capital city of the Philippines - and 13 other cities and three municipalities in the surrounding areas. Manila itself occupies a mere 38.3 square kilometers, but the Metropolitan Manila has a total land area of 630 square kilometers. The NCR is not only the prime tourist center in the country, the seat of administration, but it is also the center of Philippine culture, arts, education, commerce, industry, and tourism. It is bordered by Manila Bay on the west, Laguna de Bay on the south, the Marikina Valley and the Sierra Madre on the east, and the large and fertile plains of Central Luzon on the north.

West Coast Of The Island Of Luzon

The City of Manila has an area of 38.3 square kilometers, it is located on the west coast of the island of Luzon.

Geographic Profile:

Fertile plains surround Manila, which straddles the delta of the Pasig River, a short navigable river that connects the fresh water lake of Laguna de Bay with Manila Bay and the South China Sea.

The Tropical Paradise Of The North

Santa Fe: Bantayan Island

The Island town is blessed with powdery, pure white sand and clear waters so abundantly that blessed is quite an understatement. Its 10 barangays (two are island barangays Hilantagaan and Kinatarcan) thrive with tourism as their bread and butter, but fishing remains the main source of livelihood hereabouts.

Getting There:

Take a bus ride from North Bus Terminal to Hagnaya Port in San Remigio. From there, take an hour ride via Roro boat to Santa Fe port. On the lean season, it is very easy to find a place to stay but just be sure, book a resort first.

Tourist Attractions (Kalookan City)

Kalookan City is located at the northern part of the Greater Manila Area. The city is divided into two parts: an urban section and a rural section. The urban section is bounded on the north by Malabon, on the east by Quezon City, on the south by Manila and Navotas, and on the west by Manila Bay. The rural section is bounded on the north by San Jose del Monte in Bulacan, on the east and south by Quezon City, and on the west by Valenzuela. The urban section, also known as Kalookan I, has an area of 1,362.4916 hectares. The rural section, known as Kalookan II, is located approximately nine kilometers north of Kalookan I and has an area of 3,970.9048 hectares.

Getting To The Philippines

It doesn't cost much to fly to the Philippines. Expect to pay $900 or less round trip from Los Angeles or San Francisco. Some members of the "Living in the Philippines" list say you can get flights from LA for as little as $400. These are courier flights, with no baggage allowed. You can find other flights from LA for $600, with advance purchase requirements and other restrictions.



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