Corregidor Island Just Had A Major Upgrade You Shouldn’t Miss
by Inside Manila Team, October 07, 2019 10:21pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
In case you missed it, the government has turned Corregidor Island to an eco-historical tourist spot in the country, offering a history tour set against the backdrop of beautiful scenery. If that doesn't, here are reasons why you should take that ferry ride to the Island of Valor, sooner than later.
A Rich History
Corregidor Island is the site where two of the most heroic and crucial battles in World War II happened, which led to the democracy we have today. Visiting Corregidor now will allow you to take a closer look at that part of history with their historical tram tour, a four-hour tour around the then warzone sites of the island.
Explore the island at your own pace on wheels (because why not?). Gather your friends to get group discounts and pedal (or race) across the glorious Mile-Long Barracks, or whiz past Battery Hearn to the South Beach in style.
A Peaceful Beach Experience
Corregidor Island is surrounded by three beaches, including South Beach, which is a five-minute walk from the docking bay. Have a quick beach getaway with your family and friends; go swimming, kayaking, or ride a raft to your hearts’ content. You can even barbecue in one of the nearby cabanas for an authentic summer experience any day of the year.
Corregidor Island is a beauty of nature itself. There’s plenty of natural light to go around, making it a perfect subject whether you have a professional camera or not. Capture the rich flora and fauna and its unique post-wartime scene!
In addition, Corregidor Island also features sketching walks, wherein a group of illustrators go on a guided tour of scenic locales to draw.
An island Sanctuary
Past beyond its wartime past, Corregidor Island is a paradise surrounded by rich diversity of flora and fauna well-taken care of and maintained by the community. And instead of old cannons and other remnants of war, monkeys and geckos are dominate the place; birds of different species rule the skies; white-collared kingfishers, zebra doves, Asian glossy starlings, and Eurasian tree sparrows live in harmony.
If you are looking for a destination that is packed with new sights, extraordinary adventures, and stimulating experiences, include Corregidor Island in your travel bucket list. Rediscover Corregidor Island now!