Although not as picturesque as one might expect in an area as beautiful as Coron, tourists will appreciate the attractions that Busuanga Island present. Wreck diving and snorkeling make up only some of the activities to do, as well as island hopping and off-road motorbiking. This makes visiting such an area a fine prospect, especially when considering the convenient of transport. Francisco B. Reyes Airport, also known as Busuanga Airport, is the main port of entry in the area and is about a bit ways around the island.
Considered as a minor domestic airport, this port of entry in Busuanga connects travelers to a number of popular destinations across the region. Although controversial power plant construction seems to be on the rise, the utilization came to a halt due to the onward rush of tourist development, as well as the destructive intervention of typhoon Haiyan.
Where to go
Caticlan, one of the possible gateways to Boracay, makes a nice transit to one of the most popular beach destinations in this part of the city. White Beach, a four-kilometer stretch of sand lined from one end to the other with hotels, restaurants, and bars can easily be visited here. Diving is also one of the major prospects in the island, which explains the large number of shops offering diving equipment. Other than that, other beach attractions can be found here, which add to the fun for tourists.
Cebu, the central city in the Visayas, can be fascinating to visit due to its historical background. There is the Basilica Minore del Santo Niño, the oldest church in the Philippines. Burnt down three times, the museum was rebuilt in its present form in 1737. One of the highlights to see here is the Flemish image of the Infant Jesus, which is said to be a miraculous icon. From here, tourists can check out Museo Sugbo, which is well-known for an interesting collection of letters and memorabilia from Thomas Sharpe, one of the teaching Thomasites who arrived in the early days of the American period. Some of the items to be seen here are the American bomb dropped in Cebu, Japanese propaganda papers, a collection of rare Spanish-era architectural blueprints, maps, and charts, among a few.
Requiring a connecting flight to Manila and then another flight to Singapore, tourists going to visit this small country at the tip of Malaysia will find a variety of destinations. Those going to visit here will find the Asian Civilizations Museum, an impressive 1865 building built in honor of Queen Victoria. It contains 10 thematic galleries on the traditional aspects of pan-Asian culture, and other aspects of life can be seen here.
After looking around, tourists can then venture to the Chinatown Heritage Center, which displays how the early Chinese immigrants endured squalid living conditions. The Baba House is also worth looking into, where one will find well-preserved Peranakan heritage and restored furnishings representing the heritage of its occupants long ago.
Tourists going to venture to the Pacific part of the region can check out Fiji. From Busuanga, tourists will have to connect to Manila, and then Sydney, and then finally to Nadi. One can check out here the Sri Siva Subramaniya Swami Temple, a Hindu temple featuring traditional Dravidian architecture. Wooden carvings of Hindu deities can be seen here, as well as impressive ceiling frescoes to name a few.
For other sights in the main island, tourists can move to Fiji Museum, one of the major landmarks in the island. Those who want to visit natural landmarks can check out Colo-i Suva Forest Park, a 2.5-sq kilometer of lush rainforest with tropical plants and various avian life.
How to get out
Tourists going out of Busuanga can schedule connecting flights going out of Francisco B. Reyes Airport. Airlines serving here include Air Juan, Cebu Pacific, Philippines Airlines, and SkyJet which transport passengers between Caticlan, Cebu, Manila, and Puerto Princesa.
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