Enjoy The Northern California Beach
You can not wish stress away. Demanding jobs, families, kids and family all keep you occupied with no time for you. Too much stress can lower your efficiency and can have negative impact on your health. Thus, it becomes extremely important that you take regular break and travel to a place that completely rejuvenates and relaxes you. California is one of the favorite tourist destinations. The exotic locations, tourist friendly environment and great infrastructure make it an excellent tourist spot. The Californian state is known for its splendid beaches. It is the beaches that are the states unique selling point. Besides being well maintained, they also provide the visitors with numerous adventurous water sports, such as hiking, kayaking, fishing and surfing. The California beach can be categorized into three parts- Southern California, Northern California and Central California.
Each of these beaches has something unique to offer. The common factor or bonding among all the Californian beach is that they are beautiful. The northern California beach allows you to witness the wildlife present in the vicinity. The beach has a rich aquatic life. It can be a great learning place for the kids as they can learn and view rare flora and marine species. Since the climate of the state is pleasant, the tourists can remain outside even during daytime. The tourists can play with their family on the northern California beach and indulge in making sandcastles. The to and fro movement of the waves can be a thrilling experience and enjoyable experience. The movement of waves is like music to the tourists ears. Sit all day on the beach and do nothing, still you will be the happiest person. Walking during night under the moon light on the cold sand will give you an experience like no other activity will.
Some of the major northern California beach is Glass beach, Stinson beach, Manchester beach, McClure beach, Santa Cruz and Monterey bay. All these beaches have beautiful coastlines and government has off late taken complete control in keeping these beaches garbage free and people friendly. As a result of the maintenance and constant cleaning, the California beaches are flocked by people from all over the world. Tourists can interact with people from all over the world. Also, the inhabitants of California are very friendly and welcome the tourists with warmth and pride. In the vicinity of the northern California beach are numerous hotels and beach houses. The beaches can be a great place for recreation and lifeguards are there for the safety of tourists indulging in water sport adventures. Also, the beaches have a snack bar in their premises. Largest aquarium in the world can be seen at Monterey bay. The exotic beach allows the tourist to view whales moving in the aquarium. The beaches of the place are extremely enticing.
Bataan, a progressive province in central Philippines, is always
associated with wartime events. It is the site of the infamous Death
March wherein around 75,000 Filipino and American soldiers were forced
to walk some 90 miles from Mariveles to Capaz, Tarlac. But aside from
its rich historical past, Bataan is slowly but surely making a name in
the travel industry, thanks to its astonishing attractions.
Bordered by the provinces of Zambales and Pampanga, Bataan covers a
land area of 1,372.98 square kilometers. It is composed of 11
municipalities and one component city. The provincial capital, Balanga,
is steadily becoming one of the major commercial cites in Central Luzon
the Rice Bowl of the Philippines.
Blessed with rich natural resources, Bataan is one of the favorite destinations
among green people. It is home to premier bird watching sites, turtle
sanctuaries, springs, waterfalls, horseback riding facilities, and
other natural wonders that are truly world-class. Over the past years,
the government has been doubling its efforts to make Bataan a really
touristy province. Hotels and resorts are being built to provide
visitors comfortable accommodations during their stay in the province.
Here is a travel guide to help would-be visitors to Bataan find more ways to love the province.
Dambana ng Kagitingan
Dambana ng Kagitingan (Shrine of Valor) is a national landmark located
on the summit of Mt. Samat in Pilar. This 92-meter steel, marble, and
concrete structure was erected in 1966 in memory of Filipino and
American soldiers who fought for the country during World War II. Every
ninth day of April, a national holiday, government officials, foreign
dignitaries, and ordinary people visit the shrine to pay homage to the
Pawikan Conservation Center
Nestled in the town of Morong, the Pawikan Conservation Center serves as
a nesting ground for the highly threatened marine turtles locally known
as pawikan. These reptiles belong to the sub-order Cryptodira. A
typical Philippine marine turtle weighs between 180 and 210 kilograms.
Pawikans are once abundant in the area but constant poaching has nearly
wiped out their population.
Balanga Bird Sanctuaries
Balanga is one of the certified birdwatching havens in the country. The
coastal villages of Tortugas, Sibacan, and Porto Rivas are magnets for
birding enthusiasts inside and outside the Philippines. The three areas
are home to the black-headed gull, the great egret, the little egret,
and the whiskered tern. Rare bird species such as the Asian Golden
Plover and Kentish Plover also nest in Balanga.
Abucay Church is one of the historic sites in the province. It was built
by Father Geronimo de Belen in the early 1600s. The church served as a
living witness to the massacre of more than 200 people during the
attempted Dutch invasion of the Philippines in 1647. This is also the
site of the earliest printing presses in the country.
Other notable places to visit in Bataan are the Vietnamese Shrine in
Morong, the Philippine-Japanese Friendship Tower in Bagac, and the
Dinalupihan Nature Center in Dinalupihan. Most websites giving Philippine travel tips
advise tourists to check out several tour operators and hotels for
vacation packages they offered. This will help you lessen your burdens
of finding a place to stay in and discovering more tourist hotspots in
Local Philippines is your travel buddy. We have information
about the destinations, how to get there, what to do while in the area
and more! Destinations in the beaches or in the mountains, destinations
under water, destinations right at the middle of the urban hub, name it
and Local Philippines will most likely feature it.
Arjun Aiyar – Reading Chapter 1 of his book
Book Title: Contemplations on a Blade of Grass.
Chapter One: The Getaway Gateway.
Author: Arjun Aiyar