Burot Beach + Isla Puting-Buhangin

Last Saturday we went to Burot Beach, Calatagan , Batangas. We have been checking this beach through internet for months but we can’t decide as this is privately owned by SMDC.  However, a friend told me about her contact (Mang Ramon- (09156028907)) and we inquired. He said that the beach is still open to public until further notice.  With the blogs we read, the travel time for bus is 2-3 hrs. However, our experience is different! We left around 5:00 am from Pasay and arrived 9:45 am at Calatagan Public Market! Almost a 5-hr drive!

TIP: Bus and van rates are BSC liner – P193.00, Celyrosa – P160.00 and van P180.00. They all have terminal in Pasay. For buses: At the back of Mc Donalds (First trip 4:00 am). For vans: At the back of Kabayan Hotel.

As soon as we got there, we bought our baon and looked for a tricycle driver who took us to the beach!  Travel time is 15-20 mins.

TIP: Tricycle fares vary from 100-150 pesos. Also, ask the driver to pick you up.

Our plan is day-tour only so we asked the tricycle driver to pick us up at around 3:00pm as the last trip from Calatagan to Pasay is 5:00 pm. If you want to stay overnight, make sure you have a tent or you can rent a tent from Mang Ramon if you don’t have one. 🙂

 

Here’s a sample Itinerary below:

2D/1N Burot Beach sample Itinerary

Day 1

5:00 am ETD Pasay bus to Calatagan

9:45 am ETA Calatagan Public Market (you can buy your baon here, but limited lang choices.)

9:55 am Look for a tricycle driver that will take you to Burot Beach. Travel time is 15-20 mins.

10: 15 am ETA Burot Beach

10: 15 am beach bumming, swimming

11:00 am Prepare lunch

12:00 pm Lunch time!!!

1:00 pm Beach bumming, swimming or you can go to Isla Puting-Buhangin. Look for a boatman. Rate is 40 pesos per head. It is only 3-5 mins away from Burot Beach.

2:30 pm Back to Burot and enjoy the beach!

6:00 pm Prepare dinner

10:00 pm Lights out

Day 2

5:30am Prepare breakfast.

7:30am Free time! Enjoy the island. Swim, beach bumming. :)

10:00am Preparing to go home.

11:00am ETD Burot Beach to Calatagan Public Market.

11: 20am ETA  Calatagan Public Market. (you can eat your lunch here)

12:00-12:30 pm ETD Calatagan Public Market to Pasay

4:30 pm ETA Pasay Terminal

Expenses for 2 persons
Bus (to Coastal road) Php26.00
Bus (to Pasay) Php20.00
Bus (to Calatagan) Php386.00
Tricycle (back & forth) Php200.00
Burot (table) Php150.00
Burot (entrance) Php120.00
Van (to Pasay) Php360.00
Boat (putting buhangin) Php100.00
Food Php160.00
banana P30
corned beef P35
water P30
bread P55
TOTAL Php1,522.00
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Exploring Calaguas Group of Islands

Calaguas is a group of islands in the Pacific located in the Province of Camarines Norte, Bicol.

Sample Itinerary: (via Paracale Port)

Day 0: 
10:00pm :  ETD Manila to Talobatib

Day 1:
5:00am:  ETA Talobatib, Labo, eat breakfast and wait for the bus going to Paracale
6:00am:  ETD to Paracale. Contact your boatman.
7:00am: ETA Paracale. Look for your boatman going to Calaguas. Buy foods, drinking water, etc.
9:00am: ETD Paracale to Calaguas Island
11:00am: ETA Calaguas, Island. Set-up camp, cook lunch!
12:00pm: Lunch time!
1:00pm : Explore, beach bumming, swimming!
5:00pm: Cook dinner!
6:00pm: Dinner time! sarap!
7:00pm – onwards: Socials. 😀

Day 2:

5:30am: wake up call, cook breakfast
6:00am: breakfast time
7:00am: free time
10:00am: prepare lunch
11:00am: early lunch
12:00pm: wash up, prepare to go home!
1:00pm: ETD Calaguas to Paracale to Talovatib by bus/trike
3:00pm: ETA Paracale. Bus to Talobatib.
4:00pm: ETD Talobatid, Daet to Manila

How to get there: (via land)

1. Ride a bus going to Daet.  There are buses from Cubao and Pasay. Travel time approx. 7 hrs. Fare around 750 pesos (not updated).

2. From Daet, tell the driver to drop you off Barangay Talobatib junction.

3. Ride a bus going to Paracale. First trip to Paracale is 6:00 am. Last Trip is 6:00pm. Travel time approx. 1 hr. Fare around 100 pesos.

4. Rent a boat going to Calaguas. Travel time approx. 2 hrs. Boat rent: 2000-3000 pesos. (not updated)

 

Or you can also rent a VAN or get a package Tour. 🙂

 

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Cagbalete Island Quezon

Cagbalete Island is a paradise in Quezon province.  It is located in Mauban, Quezon along Lamon Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

I’ ve been there twice last year… and planning to go back this year…

How to get there:

From Buendia or Alabang, catch a bus (P210.00) bound to Lucena. From Lucena Grand Terminal catch a mini-bus bound to Mauban (P50.00). (1 st trip 5:30am, last trip 6:00pm).

You can tell the driver to drop you off near the Mauban Port. The schedule of ferry (P40:00) trips are 10:00am and 4:00pm only. The drop off point is in Sabang.  From there, get ready for a 15-minute trek to Villa Cleofas (where we stayed). Sometimes they drop off the passengers directly in Villa Cleofas.

Accomodation Rate of Villa Cleofas:

Big Cottage – 25 people capacity @ P5,000.0/nite ( P100/pax in excess of 25 pax)

Medium Cottage – 12 people capacity @ P2,500.0/nite (P 100/pax in excess of 12 pax)

Small Cottage – 8 people capacity @ P2,000.0/nite (P100/pax in excess of 8 pax)

Concrete cottages @ P1,500.0/nite ( 2-3 people capacity)

Open Cottages @ P 1,000.0/nite ( 4-7 people capacity )

Tents  – 3 pax capacity @ P300/nite

Sample Itineray, click here.

For inquires and reservation contact:

Ed T. Jacob

Mobile: (+63) 919 220-5000

E-mail:   etjacob11@yahoo.com

Tonet/Tess T. Reyeg

landline : Home (+632) 928-7934

mobile: (+63) 917-8140496 /(+63) 917-8143475

E-mail: treyeg01@yahoo.com.ph