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Lonely Planet, 2006 - Travel - 492 pages
Use Lonely Planet's expert guides to step beyond Manila's bright lights and discover virgin tropical rainforest, idyllic coral-studded seas, spectacular volcanic mountains and ancient rice terraces.The ninth edition of Philippines has been updated by a new six-author team. It features a dedicated diving chapter by specialist Heneage Mitchell, over 100 detailed maps, expert advice on travelling safely and avoiding trouble spots and a Tagalog language section.Lonely Planet country guides offer the complete, practical guide for independent travellers the world over, whatever their age, budget or destination. Included are:- Detailed "Getting Started" and "Itineraries" chapters for effortless planning- Inspirational full-colour "Highlights" sections that showcase the country's must-see sights- Easy-to-use grid-referenced maps with cross-references to the text- Insightful new "History," "Culture," "Food" and "Environment" chapters by specialist contributors"Down to earth accurate information for every budget, enthusiastically written." -Travel & Leisure

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Visit Can-avid, Eastern Samar. It has the longest meandering river with rapids of as long as 10km., see a lake much higher than river level that has sea species. And explore this longest river from its mouth at the Pacific Ocean in the town of Can-avid.
Stay at the 30 rooms Playa de Catalina Resort Hotel located in the peninsula at the mouth of the river and the sea. Visit Playa de Catalina facebook and web site.
This is a place one must not miss when you think of vacation and adventures.

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