Wednesday, April 3

Glimpse of Borawan Island

Our weekend madness starts here!!

If you are in Coastal Grill (formerly Vista Playa) you can see on the other side the island of  Borawan.
This is the most accessible island coming from Coastral Grill in Brgy. Marao.  Only 10 to 15 minutes travel time and viola! :)

Locals here called this island "Borawan" because it has a mix of a beautiful rock formation like the limestone  in Palawan plus the crystal clear water and white sand of Boracay that's why its called BORAWAN! :)

Photo credit to Kris Eusebio

We paid P80.00 for entrance fee here in Borawan but we didn't rent a cottage because we stayed here for only an hour.  After here we head to Dampalitan Island and it takes 15 to 20 mins. travel time before you reach the island.

**Remember if you are planning to stay overnight bear in mind that there is no electricity here but there is mobile signal.  So don't forget to bring extra battery for your phone and Flash light that you're going to use at night.**

Dampalitan From Dusk till Dawn

Our last stop! Dampalitan Island, after dipping our body in the island of Borawan we headed here and stayed overnight.
Photo credit to Krisoffer Eusebio :)

Since we don't have a tent we asked our boatman mang Orong if we could rent a cottage in Dampalitan then
he was the one who looked for our cottage were we stayed.  The first cottage that the caretaker offered to us was P800.00 good for 6 to 10 persons.  Then we also looked the other which is smaller than the first cottage that we checked.  We decided to get the smaller one since were only five and its worth P600.00.

Photo credit to Kristoffer Eusebio
Early morning Chitchat!

This is where we spent our night in Dampalitan Island
Dampalitan at Dusk
Photo credit to Kris Eusebio
Happy us! =)

The Dawn! 
Welcoming the Sun to rise at Dampalitan Island

We decided to leave the island early to arrive early in Manila as well so we have time to rest because we have to go to work the following day.
At 9:00 am we fetched by our boatman and left the island with full of smiles on our faces, another unexpected journey and memorable experience and at the same time thankful for having a good weather in Quezon Province while heavy rains poured around different parts of Metro Manila.
We look forward for another adventure in the future..Till then....... :)
thanks also to our new found friends thanks for the great weekend madness :) 

Weekend Madness.......

Three days before the PAGASA announced that summer is officially started me and my colleagues planned to go to somewhere in Quezon Province and aside from that we only have 2 weeks left before our Saturday work start on April.   Since we've been to some places in north we choose Quezon province in the South Luzon for a change.

From Manila an estimated more than 3 hours before you reach the town of Padre Burgos, Quezon.

From the entrance of Padre Burgos it takes another more than 30 minutes before you reach the Brgy. Marao.

We stopped at Coastal Gill (formerly Vista Playa)  in Padre Burgos before heading our way to Borawan and Dampalitan Island.  Since it we came around 1pm in coastal grill and haven't eaten our lunch we decided to take our lunch here. 

Coastal Grill formerly Vista Playa

Before you go island hopping you also have to pay for the environmental fee worth P20.00. Then
We visited two islands. Our first stop was Borawan Island, and followed by Dampalitan Island.

Kuya Orong "bangkero"
Meet our very accommodating boatman Kuya "Orong" he's our contact in Brgy. Marao when we went there. He's the one who brought us in the two islands. You can contact him @ +639206274107.  You can also ask him to cook food for you but you have to pay him extra for his cooking service :)