Vitton & Woodland Beach Resorts

Dancalan, Donsol, Luzon, Philippines | Hotel
Prices starting from $34.00
 

Travel Blogs from Donsol

The Pilar reunion

A travel blog entry by jaqz_and_dave

9

With all of the members of our newfound group destined for different parts of the Philippines, and with the two of us struggling to function during much of the daytime in such heat, we decided to make our way back to Manila to hop a flight out. Reasoning that we'd managed to coincide our trip with seeing the whale sharks, we hoped to return to the Philippines at a cooler time of year to explore the rest of the island nation.
Tee checked out early, destined for ...

Searching for whale sharks

A travel blog entry by jaqz_and_dave

5

... sharks.
We were beginning to think it would be a fruitless search when, after around two hours without a sighting, we were told to gear up and jump off the side of the boat. Almost immediately, Dave found himself directly above a 5-metre long whale shark, and then in the path of a dozen snorkellers who were totally oblivious to his presence as they tried to keep pace with it. Jacqui quickly discovered that her snorkel seemed broken, but was happy to swim along, ...

Fireflies on the Ogod river

A travel blog entry by jaqz_and_dave

8

... Bernard instructed us all to clap, and thousands of fireflies glowed in response to the perceived threat.
We spent a while just looking at the specs of light as they floated on the air like ashes from a bonfire, while the captain explained how they played a vital role in the creation of the plankton which feed Donsol's whale sharks. Over time the pulsing lights became synchronised, with sections of the tree lighting in waves. Eventually ...

Donsol

A travel blog entry by brettandemma

18

... made the 3 hours on a boat and the disappointment of not seeing a whale shark a bit easier to take. Later in the afternoon Arion took us to a remote snorkelling location in which he was so proud to show us. He didn't tell us that after he drove 30 minutes down the bumpiest dirt roads going we would have to walk 25 minutes through a remote village in the blistering heat to get there, but still it was worth it and it seemed to make his day too! We left ...

Swimming With Whale Sharks... INCREDIBLE!

A travel blog entry by brettandemma

16

... warn out but absolutely amazed. We sailed for a bit more and then one of our spotters saw another boat swimming with another shark so we headed over and once again jumped in. This time we followed our leader and waited until the whale shark swam right past us! Then we started to swim along with it too. This shark was slightly smaller maybe 6 and a half metres and we only had 5 minutes with it before it dove down and ...

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