Filipino and American forces made their last stand during World War II in this island fortress located 48 miles west of Manila.
Today, from the Manila Bay terminal, Sun Cruises brings war veterans and their families, students, and history buffs down a poignant memory lane in two scheduled trips, seven days a week.
The day tour takes you on a journey of the now-silent guns, war-torn buildings, and the Light and Sounds virtual history class at the Malinta Tunnel.
But an overnight stay, with accommodations at the Corregidor Inn, lets you see a different side of the island.
The fun starts late afternoon with the sunset tour. The hospital rooms, devastated structures, and the Tunnel interiors with its charred bones suddenly become more “real.”
Visitors say it’s as if they could feel the spirits in the place, we’re not sure if that extends to the rooms at Corregidor Inn, where guests stay the night.
The activities of the next day shake off the creepiness. Hikers and bikers can explore the forest’s rediscovered paths. Zipline rides give a breathtaking view of the mountains and the bay.
Honoring our heroes and creating happier memories of the present. It’s an experience that old retired soldiers and their grandkids can enjoy.
For Sun Cruises Corregidor Tour rates, go to www.corregidorphilippines.com.