When it comes to beaches, Filipinos would say Boracay and Palawan are the best, sadly, I haven’t been there. Social media posts about a beach called Borawan spread like wildfire. People say it was named after Boracay and Palawan and is a must-go.
Back in Thanksgiving, I was invited by my officemates to join them in Borawan and I’m glad I did not let this tour pass! 🙂
Budget and distance-wise, this place has become a popular weekend getaway destination. For just 1300 pesos ($26) you can have 2D1N stay and 3-island tour in this very beautiful place.
1. The more, the merrier and the cheaper this tour could be!
2. Bring lots of snacks and foods
3. Bring Powerbank
4. Bring tent
1. Go to Jam Liner Terminal in Kamuning, Quezon City
2. Ride a bus going to Lucena Grand Terminal. (Travel time is 4hours, fare is P218)
3. From Lucena Grand Terminal, ride a bus going to Padre Burgos (Travel time is 2hours, fare is 35 pesos)
A quick summary of expenses:
QC to Lucena: 436 pesos
Lucena to Padre Burgos : 70 pesos
Boat Ride and Island Fees: 400 pesos
Tent Fee: 100
Total: 1306 pesos
There are 3 Islands namely Borawan, Kuwebang Lampas, and Dampalitan. You can get them all in a day since they are just close to each other. In our case, we only had two since my teammates were tired to get the 3rd one done.
Signal is available on most part (atleast for TNT network). We stayed in Borawan and there’s electricity in the island from 6PM until 10PM only. You can have your gadgets charged for P20 per outlet.
There are grilling areas and you can borrow cookwares from the store. You can have them cook for you for a fee. Before heading to the islands, grab all you need from the local market like we did. Our team does not have a cook so we paid for cooking fee haha.
Best time to go? Summer time should be avoided since everyone is going there. We went there in November and everything is just perfect. There’s just 2 other small groups and we owned the islands for two days 😉
Thanks to my teammates, Madam Lyn, Prof Gino and Classmate Ella for this wonderful experience.
I’ll let the pictures do the talking 😉
Padre Burgos Port
Borawan Island banner showing the rates
On our way to the island, we were greeted by a rainbow
Our boat docked at Borawan Island
The sands of Borawan Island
The clouds are so close!
Some cottages for rent. If you have tent, you’ll only pay 200 pesos and just divide it by the number of people. ;)
Just me posing :D
On our way to Kuwebang Lampas
Our boat docked at Kuwebang Lampas
Coconuts! I wish they sell them.
Took a moment to be on my own
The sands of Kuwebang Lampas
The clear and shallow waters of Kuwebang Lampas.
Inside the cave. I loved the cold water here :)
Just me posing :)
Back in Borawan Island. My teammates are tired so we opted not to go to Dampalitan Beach for sunset :(
Dinner! One thing I learned in this tour is how to eat crabs haha
Me viewing the sunset
Even the longest nights are bound to give way to the dawn right?
– Utada Hikaru.
Sunrise! I woke up 4AM for this. I love how to be alone with this beauty. It’s just me, the place and music.
Our humble tents :)
Of course, photo op before packing up :D
Last pic before leaving 🙂
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