Many Filipinos were introduced to Corregidor during a school field trip. There we learned the island in southwestern part of Luzon was the site of one of the most heroic and crucial battles in World War II between the allied US and Filipino forces against Japanese invasion forces.
The battle lasted for three months, when against all odds, American and Filipino troops held back the Japanese from entering Manila Bay. It holds a historical significance and is a popular historical tourist destination.
Time has evolved as Corregidor Island has become a multi-faceted destination that combines history, eco-tourism, and leisure opportunities.
The Tourism department, the Tourism Promotions Board, and the Corregidor Foundation worked together to transform it as a family-friendly place that showcases meaningful heritage, heroic history, and natural beauty to visitors.
Beaches and trails
Corregidor offers beautiful, refreshing beaches and sandy coves. The clean waters are simply too inviting to resist.
The best beach, according to locals and visitors, is South Beach. It’s perfect for chilling on the sand, going for refreshing swims, and bonding with family and friends.
Adventure and leisure
The island is also a good place for hiking, biking, adventure races, team building, and other outdoor activities. For those who wish to spend the night, they can embark on a ghost hunting, if they are brave enough to do so.
Some visitors go to Corregidor to celebrate birthdays, anniversaries, and weddings, among other special occasions.
Corregidor is a place where visitors can virtually walk through history as they drop by and reflect at various historical spots in the island. There’s the Pacific War Memorial that has a museum and a dome-shaped shrine and park. Close by is The Eternal Flame of Freedom, a steel sculpture dedicated to freedom and how all human beings come together to defend it.
There’s also the Japanese Garden of Peace built to honor the Japanese soldiers who fought and died in World War II. Then there’s the Filipino Heroes Memorial that represents the Filipinos’ heroic battles in their fight for freedom since the 15th century against various colonizers.
Visitors should also not miss historical attractions on the island like the Malinta Tunnel tour and audio-visual presentation.
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