The Beauty of Borawan Beach

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My friend Mitch and I wanted to get out from the city and just do some sunbathing and a lot of swimming.  I may not be sure if I'll call it luck or a mere coincidence when we receive a Facebook invitation from a mountaineering club YABAG.

They will be having their 2nd Padre Burgos Adventure Tour and their scouting anyone who are interested to do some mountain climbing, caving/spelunking, rappelling, island hopping, camping on the beach and a simple 'beachineering'.  The mentioned of "beach" turns us on and off we join.

Borawan Island is just one of the Islands that we can enjoy as part of our Padre Burgos Tour.  It offers a wide beach shore that allows campers to build their small and huge tents alike.  The boulders and mountains surrounding it keep the tents from blowing away by the strong wind.

This serene and beautiful beach is part of Padre Burgos which is part of Bondoc Peninsula (BonPen) which is located in Quezon Province.

 A little confusing?  Let me discuss it further.  Quezon Province has what we call Bondoc Peninsula just like Soccsksargen of Sarangani and CamSur of Camarines Sur.  This Peninsula is divided into four (4) towns: BurgosBasioCampo and Bundok -punta.  Padre Burgos became the entry point.

Having an spectacular beaches and mountains, Padre Burgos grabbed the attention of many mountaineers and beach bummers - and that is why we are here now -in Borawan Island.

ITINERARY

DAY 1:

02:00AM - Assembly (exact place will be arrange on pre climb meeting)

03:00AM - ETD to Padre Burgos

06:00AM - ETA Lucena, Stop over Lucena Grand Terminal 

08:30AM - ETA Laguimanoc pier (Padre Burgos), board private bangka, island hopping starts

                  (Prepare for your swimming attire)

09:00AM - ETA Mag-asawang Bato Island, 15mins free time

                  Optional activities: swimming, snorkeling, picture-taking, early socials

10:00AM - Dampalitan Island, free time

                  Optional activities: swimming, snorkeling, fishing, beach bumming, siesta, grill

 12:00PM - Lunch

13:00PM - ETD to Borawan Island

13:30PM - ETA Borawan Island,free time

                  Optional activities: rappelling, rock climbing level 1 and 3, snorkeling, swimming, bouldering, rock

                   scrambling, caving/ spelunking, fishing, beach bumming

19:00PM - Dinner (fresh fish, large squid for grilling, octopus, etc.

are available at the Island by fishermen)

                  Night activities: camping, swimming, games, campfire

Day 2:

06:00AM - Wake up call, breakfast, sunrise viewing, beach roaming, swimming, snorkeling, rock climbing,

                   rappelling, bouldering, fishing, beach bumming

10:30AM - Break camp, pack up for Uro's beach

11:30AM - ETA Uro's beach, prepare lunch

12:00PM - Lunch, free time

                  Optional activities: swimming, snorkeling, 20-30minutes hike to Mount Lipata

15:00PM - Wash up

16:00PM - ETD to Laguimanoc pier (Padre Burgos)

16:30PM - ETA Laguimanoc pier (Padre Burgos)

17:00PM - ETD to Manila

21:00PM - ETA Manila

WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/ HAVE:

  • Camping equipment ( tent, stove, cook set, lantern, etc.
    )
  • Meals
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Clothing (jacket - might be cold at night)
  • Optional: camera, sun block, insect repellent lotion, rash guard, knitted gloves, goggles/ snorkels, helmet, knee pads, fishing gears
travelwithyhanz says:
Wow! Small world isn't?:D Yup, went with them in Borawan, Dampalitan, Lipata, Mount Balingkilat, etc. :D They're fun to be with.:D
Posted on: Mar 11, 2012
wanderlust_rxist0324 says:
so you did go to Borawan through YABAG. i did too before.
Posted on: Mar 11, 2012
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