Wednesday, May 9, 2012

For Php 3,000 pesos less, we enjoyed a day in Puting Buhangin (2)

Overnight ba kayo? Asked ate Gemma. Tao kami di kami overnight sa loob loob ko .Joke. We said no. We will be here for a day visit only. We do not have a plan to stay overnight because our work will resume on May 2. After paying 190.00 Pesos , for the two of us, (50.00 pesos per pax entrance fee, 20 pesos /pax for boat crossing the lake vice versa, and 50.00 pesos for Totoy as our way of saying thank you for allowing us to ride in his boat, saved us for trekking by land for 15 mins.

We arrived at Lukang Beach around past 9am. First step we did is to lay our mat. Renting cottage is not practical, since we are only two and we will stay there for few hours. We learned that beyond 5pm, public transports in Bgy Polo are like invisibles, meaning, and no way to get out from Lukang Beach. Scary heh! Kidding aside, tricycles from Lukang Beach to Bgy Polo are only up to 5pm.

Bicolanang Lakwatsera really wants to take pictures of the pristine beach. The sand is not that as white and powdery as Boracay, but it is so fine. The water is calm and the entire beach is a perfect subject for a post card photograph. Right side of the beach is the Kwebang Lampas. You can get there by swimming or walking thru the rocks. When I get inside there, I remember the folklore about mermaids. If they are true, perhaps Kwebang Lampas is their favorite hiding place, a place wherein they can lay their heads on the rocks while the waves continues to kiss their face. I did it. I imagined I am a mermaid inside Kwebang Lampas.

We swam and took pictures. The beautiful scenery around us makes our solo pictures made perfect.

After a tiring swimming and picture taking, we ate our lunch. We had dinuguan, batchoy, itlog na maalat, rice, banana, pansit, puto, and bread. That is all that we had bought from Pagbilao Market.

We decided to leave early. But I was a bit discouraged when I saw lots of people lining up to take shower. I asked one caretaker where in I can get potable water. He answered back he will give us for only 30.00 pesos per pail. It is okay with me and I understand that in an Island like this, potable water is a golden treasure. It is not easy to transport gallons of water from the mainland. But upon seeing how much water I can use, and I know that a pail of water is not enough for me, I talked to my friend that we should look for any resorts wherein we can take a bath with flowing water.

We left Kwebang Lampas around 2pm and we trek for 15 minutes to the lake, wherein the boat is waiting to cross us to parking lot.

Same thing as we arrived, we again saw Ate Gemma at the parking lot. We said goodbye for now and I told her that we will come back soon because I am planning to bring my son along, and I just hope that Puting Buhangin or Lukang Beach modernization and improvement plan will materialize. If this happens, going in and going out from this beautiful place will be much easier and convenient.


  1. Wow, awesome post and pictures! I think it's really informative because you've listed a lot of the prices of travel and different tips of how you got about (transportation) and when things are closed etc. I just realized now that your friend is Bicolanang Lakwatsera! I just discovered her website recently, and really enjoyed both of your websites and photos. Look forward to coming back.

    I really want to travel more in the Philippines (I've been there 5 times, as my wife is a Pinay), and your website is a great way for me to learn. It would be great to go to many of the places that both of us have never seen, such as Lukang Beach, and our daughter is now almost 9 years old, so it's easy to travel with her and she enjoys seeing and learning about new places, nature and history. So this is more or less straight west across Manila Bay from Manila, right?

    Please stop by my blog any time you get a chance, I have lots of posts and photos about Philippines.


  2. Wow, I love the place! The water is so clear!!

  3. salamat ..salamat.. Buzz and Joanne.. :)


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