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Why Corregidor Island is special ?
Corregidor Island, locally called Isla ng Corregidor, is an island located at the entrance of Manila Bay in southwestern part of Luzon Island in the Philippines. Due to this location, Corregidor was fortified with several coastal artillery and ammunition magazines to defend the entrance of Manila Bay and the City of Manila from attacks by enemy warships in the event of war. Located 48 kilometres (30 mi) inland, Manila has been the largest city and the most important seaport in the Philippines for centuries, from the colonial rule of Spain, Japan and the United States, to the establishment of the Republic of the Philippines in 1946.
Corregidor (Fort Mills) is the largest of the islands that formed the harbor defenses of Manila Bay together with El Fraile Island (Fort Drum), Caballo Island (Fort Hughes) and Carabao Island (Fort Frank), which were all fortified during the American liberation of the country. The island was also the site of a small military airfield, as part of the defense.
What to explore at Corregidor Island?
The tour of Corregidor allows visitors to see the different geographic sectors of the island which includes Topside, Middleside, Bottom Side, the Tail End, and Malinta Hill. Some of the important landmarks and scenic attractions that visitors are taken to include: The Mile-Long Barracks, Old Spanish Lighthouse, Pacific War Memorial, Gen. MacArthur Park, Filipino-American Friendship Park, Filipino Heroes Memorial, Middleside Barracks, Parade Ground, Malinta Tunnel, and a number of gun emplacements.
Visitors who come to Corregidor are rewarded with the opportunity to learn on site about the historical and patriotic significance of this small tadpole-shaped island. It allows one not only a chance to learn from the lessons of the past but also to relive the heroism and sacrifices of the American and Filipino soldiers who defended the island against invading Japanese forces during the Second World War.
Moreover, visitors can enjoy the beauty of the island, walking or riding around the island is the good idea.
How to get to Corregidor Island?
You can go to Corregidor via Bataan by hiring a pump boat and hire a jeepney or tramvia with guide. The tramvia which can accommodate between 35 to 40 people cost P3,500.
The Corregidor tour is a monopoly of Sun Cruises coordinate with them at tel# 831-81-40, 834-68-57 to 58 their website is www.corregidorphilippines.com
- A historic Island
- Great for family with kids on holiday
- Clean and safety place
- Beat the Heat
- Awesome place to have a family reunions
Corregidor Island Cavite City Philippin
Tips for you
Try to walk or ride a bicycle to explore the nature and the remains of the once "Paradise American Miltary Base" durig the 1900s.