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

Bicolanang Lakwastera haggled for Kuya Tricycle driver to bring us to the nearest resort they know. They recommend Don Enrico’s Bar and Resort. This so called nearest resort took us about 20 minutes travel and Php 150.00 pesos fare. Discounted.

We knock at the gate and thought that the resort is closed. There is a construction truck inside and looks like they are renovating the resort. Good thing that the owner opened the gate and allowed us to enter. We are the only guest at that time, and the swimming pool is all by ourselves. It is like that we have rented the entire resort.

The owner is so accommodating and we only paid 140.00 for the two of us as entrance fee. The swimming pool is so tempting and we swam like children. We took pictures of the nice view. Fronting the swimming pool is a mountain that gives the resort a cool green and refreshing ambiance.

After taking some photos, Kuya pointed to us a nipa cottage wherein we can take shower and change clothes. It is an enclosed private Nipa Hut. Flowing water is what I need. We took a bath and I was satisfied with the shower bath I had.

Don Enrico Resort is a private resort owned by a former seaman and decided to put up a resort bar inside ---- His plans is to make the resort a transient hotel that can accommodate guests who needs accommodation inside Pagbilao, for a cheaper price.

Currently, the rates for day swimming is Php 70.00 pesos, and overnight stay cottages ranging from 500- 1000 depending on the size and type of nipa hut. Their main source of income is the resto bar who serves good food for a cheaper and affordable price.

Before 5pm, we prepared our things to catch a PUJ for Lucena. Kuya’s assistant waited for a PUJ that passes by in front of the resort. It took him 30 minutes before he called up inside and said that PUJ is waiting outside. It’s kind of like a taxi call.

We arrived Lucena City hungry. We entered Naisa Eatery and ordered Chami. I heard it is their pansit delicacy as pancit habhab in Lucban. We also bought Apas and espasol as pasalubongs.

We ride JAC Liner infront SM Lucena City that will return us to LRT Buendia. We arrived Manila at around 11:30pm. I got home at 12 midnight of May 1st 2012. I was late at work, arrived office at 9am the following day... Our time in is 8am. Being late is not good. But I feel good because of Puting Buhangin. I miss puting Buhangin already. I miss Quezon province. I heart U Quezon!


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