Happy New Year Plan your Mt Pinatubo and Capone Island Vacations now Zambales Philippines

As the year draws to the close and a new one opens, it is human nature to plan for the future. -Capones, Camara and Anawangin Adventure” and the Mt. Pinatubo trek are great package for a small number of people or larger groups.this spring
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Jan. 1, 2011 - PRLog -- As the year draws to the close and a new one opens, it is human nature do look back over the year and plan for the future. 2010 was not a very good year for tourism in the Philippines and that also applies to the Subic Bay area, I would say that we did not experience any growth unlike what we have been used too.  The majority of the hotels we represent reported lower occupancy. Two hotels who in the past did not wish do accommodate travel agents requested a tie up with us. From the potential tourist view point it is good as hotel and attraction prices have remain steady. While We did not see a major growth in our tourism , when compared to Thailand however we did very well. Thailand's tourism was rocked as the political situation sent tourist running.

A couple of items about the stand out in my mind.

The international skydivers who had come to the Philippines for the 1st Philippine Parachute Phun Phestival  really enjoyed the tours we had arranged for them. Seahorse Tours had been acting as the ground agent taking care of organizing the hotels and a few days of optional tours. Some minor problems or so it seem at the time cause some scheduling changes and the tours were moved to the first few days. The guest were all very happy with the tours. On the day before the rescheduled event, it was necessary to again delay the jumps.  Due to cancellation of the aircraft and some regulator problems the event organizer encountered at the last minute, numerous changes had to be made.  Called in to assist with providing alternate activities when the next day jump was canceled .

We responded with a rapidly organized but well planned alternate activities. I am very proud of the efficient manner that the entire office responded. In under two hours, they organized a day outing to the Capone Islands and Anawangin Cove , had a number of bancas placed on stand by, prepared information for the jumpers, developed a itinerary  for the day, planned a menu and prepared a banner. Two hours after the initial inquiry they presented the alternate activity to the group and got a confirmation on how many would go. Ready to depart the next morning at 5am all was in place for a day of island hopping to the Capones islands, a stop at the lighthouse, a morning snack, and a barbecue on the beach at Anawangin Cove . The day went great and all of the guest loved it.    

The “Perk Up and Relax - Capones, Camara and Anawangin Island Adventure”  http://www.seahorsetours.com/touractivities/perkup.php  is an day outing we have added in the late part of 2010 and it promises to be a great package for a small number of people or larger groups. Departing by land arrangement from Subic Bay area it is just about a 30 minute drive to Pundaquit, San Antonio, Zambales. There you will meet your boat for the day and enjoy a nice trip to the Capones Island group about 30 minutes away. Visitors to these islands will disagree on which is the best feature. Many feel that the old Spanish Lighthouse is the highlight, others the views of the island and the South China Sea, and who could argue with the beach lovers who cite the empty stretches  of beaches. The other part of the trip is the Anawangin Cove. The cove is on the back on Luzon but is very isolated. It is only accessible by boat or if you wish you can hike in. The hike will take a full day or more. The cove has become well know as one of the best beaches in the Philippines but due to its isolation it is not over crowded. This is a great family outing and should be a prime consideration for a company outing.

Mount Pinatubo still is a popular outing and well worth the time and effort. The better weather is getting people out of doors and one of the best places to do that at this time of the year is Mount Pinatubo. The skyway has not been cleared and certified safe yet, a processed done each year but the longer treks are available. Recently seahorse tours has taken a number of groups to the crater on a three hour hike. This is perfect for the average hiker. Some information about the Mount Pinatubo area has been posted on one of our sister sites  mount Pinatubo trek .
Did you know that: the Aeta believe that they share their habitat at the foot of the volcano with numerous benevolent and evil spirits while their highest deity Apu Malyari ( also sometimes seen as Apo Namaylari) resides close to the summit of Mount Pinatubo. He does not live in one place but is an omnipresent thought out the countryside. The Aeta also revere the mountain as the abode of their ancestor's souls who have died peacefully. Manganitos, the seers and ritual specialist whom can talk to Apo Malyari sees Mount Pinatubo as the place of beginnings of their personal guardian spirits. See more on the Mount Pinatubo trekking site. http://www.mountpinatubotrek.com
The eruption in 1991 of Mount Pinatubo was one of the largest eruptions in history. The damaged affected the lives of hundreds of thousands of people and the effects of the ash cloud circled the earth. The volcanic eruption and two typhoons that entered the area when the volcano was erupting turned the breadbasket of the Philippines into desolate waste land. The social and economic effects are still being felt, but the natural healing is well on its way. The area is a contrast between the dust and lahars in the scarcely vegetated flats and river beds to the lush mountains sides with young trees and other cover. The transition between the two is dramatic with signs of massive erosion and towering cliffs. ready for your adventure? make a reservation for your Mount Pinatubo trek and hike

Recently SE Air in cooperation with Tiger Airlines has started to fly twice a day between Singapore and DMIA at Clark (airport code CRK). With Clark just being a short traffic free ride from the Subic Bay area this will open up many tourist attractions to our Singapore guest. drop in to our travel blog http://apps.seahorsetours.com/Blog/  and see us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/#!/Seahorsetours

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