I’m not kidding you – you drive to a certain place and hike a looong way to get here, but one of Mom’s friends happened to work at the Pagbilao Power Plant (that red-and-white striped tower on top), so you can drive through inside the power plant and into a gate considerably nearer this piece of paradise. This was what we took advantage of; if not, you have to fare like how we did the first time and hike a good 30 minutes or so to the place.
But I mean, look at that water rushing. When we stepped out of the gate and into our little hike, the wide expanse of sea and the crystal clear azure water raging through the rocks just pumped us up!
Not to mention it has its distinctive cave, called Kuwebang Lampas. I tried crossing the cave to the other side of the ocean (not an easy swim, I tell ya), and… wow. It’s breathtaking. Pictures next time, though! Kaia’s not so waterproof right now. 😦
A swim is definitely recommended. Bring your snorkels and goggles, because even on the shore – yes, on the shallow waters where water goes only up to your knees – you can see Nemo and all his fishy cousins and relatives there. Crystal clear. Isn’t it amazing?!
Sounds perfect to picnic in, right? Weeell, that’s the catch. The area hasn’t been developed much yet, so now there’s only a few straw huts that charge you a fee for each person and the cottage. Don’t count on restrooms too, because they’re crude, and they charge one peso for each visit. Hmmm.
Well, some things have to go slow, right? I mean, the very first time we visited, there wasn’t even a restroom.
All I can say is, if you know someone from Quezon Province (preferably the cities of Lucena or Pagbilao), this is an alternative worthy considering over the more expensive Boracay. 🙂 Just uhh, bring your own tents and airconditioning or something. HAHAHA 😀