March 23, 2015

Summer in Quezon: The Islands of Borawan, Dampalitan and Puting Buhangin

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  • “Camping at the beach” may not sound like a lot of fun at first, so how about camping at the beach, climbing large rocks, jumping into clear water, swimming in a cave, playing volleyball, watching a sunset, and having a bonfire? You can do all these and more within a matter of 24 hours in the province of Quezon.

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    A SECRET COVE. As these islands aren’t accessible by roads, it’s likely that you won’t run into many other campers or tourists while you’re here.

    Borawan, Dampalitan and Puting Buhangin are three islands that, although are a bit far from the city, are all within an hour’s boat ride of each other that you can visit all three in one day. And each island has its own unique characteristics that you wouldn’t want to miss any one.

    Puting Buhangin has crystal clear water, very fine white sand and a cave you can swim to. If you’re a good swimmer and are looking for a swimming challenge, you’re guaranteed to have fun at this island.

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    THE COLORS OF SUMMER. The colors you’ll see on Puting Buhangin make the island live up to its name. “Puting buhangin” in Filipino literally means “white sand”.

    Dampalitan has a wide beach that gives you plenty of space where you can set up your tent. You can watch the sunset as you do it, and have a nice bonfire afterwards.

    In the morning, you can go to Borawan Island where there are limestone cliffs you can climb and jump into the water from, as well as a semi-developed area where you can play some beach volleyball, and a modern restroom where you can clean up easily before heading back to the city.

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    LIMESTONE AND SAND. Borawan has many elements that will make you feel one with nature.

    But the order in which you visit these islands really depends on what activities you most enjoy. If you prefer sunrises to sunsets, then camping at Borawan instead of Dampalitan would be the better option for you. If you’d like to spend more time swimming, then you might want to consider staying overnight at Puting Buhangin. What’s great is that these three islands all have something nice to offer. Just make sure you tell your boatman of your plans so he/she can advise you of the tide, the weather and other things to consider when island hopping.

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    SUNRISE AT BORAWAN. Seeing how the sun slowly changes the colors of the island is one of the best ways to wake up in the morning.

    Some other things you need to know before going on this trip:

    Bring cash. As these islands aren’t close to the city, there are no ATM machines on any of them. And you’ll need cash to pay for entrance fees, environmental fees, etc.

    Bring your own food or buy food from the market before going island hopping. There is a store on Borawan Island, however as it is a small island, your options of things to buy are limited.

    There are no hotels or resorts on these islands and the way to stay there overnight is by camping. If you don’t have your own tent, you can rent one for Php200.

    To find out more about these islands and get specific directions, you can call/text the following contact persons:

    Vanessa +63915 106 7594 / +63909 400 1022

    Mar +63921 461 8726

    Allan +63920 413 3127 / +632 330 5897

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    Photos and article by Ida Irigo

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    Recent Comments

    Quick and budget-friendly gateway this summer? Try to visit borawan dampalitan kwebang lampas our Boat service comes with free cooking and eating utensils.. Our trustworthy bangkeros are ready to assist you in cooking, pitching tent free of charge. For more inquiries just text /call kuya aldy @ 09069157383 / 09202547669 or visit our fb page borawan dampalitan kwebang lampas adventure.

    Anonymous
    4 years ago

    Good day every one!
    More questions about island hopping?
    Try to contact ms. Shamaine 09094819703 / 09166272886 for a friendly Assistance and for Boat reservation 🚢🚢🚢🚣🚣🚣⚓
    (BORAWAN, DAMPALITAN, KWEBANG LAMPAS, SANDBAR)

    Anonymous
    4 years ago

    For friendly assistance and hassle free island hopping service.. Call / text kuya aldy 09069157383 /09202547669 available 24/7. u can also visit his fb account aldy torrenueva and view the album borawan dampalitan kwebang lampas to have more info about the islands (posted by our former guests). Tnx po..

    Anonymous
    4 years ago

    do you want to experience a super budgeted and exciting island tour ??
    for more details pls contact Ms. Shamaine 09094819703/09166272886..
    thank u in advance..

    god bless us 🙂

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    4 years ago

    Hi, is swimming at night is allowed for puting buhangin?

    Anonymous
    4 years ago

    pwede ba magdala ng sasakyan dito ?

    Anonymous
    4 years ago

    How much po yung pag rent ng boat? Good for2-6 person po

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Paki post naman po yung mga fees and mga steps papano pumunta salamat

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    hi

    ask lang po ng easiest route galing sa batangas. thanks

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    hi

    ask ko lang sana if pwede bang idaan yung car sa may quipont mirant para di na kailangan magboat papuntang borawan or puting buhangin?

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Good day, everyone! The most updated rates for Borawan Island can be found here. It also has the latest contact details for other questions, such as parking, rentals, and island hopping.

    Thank you!

    Philippine Primer
    5 years ago

    Hi

    How much po rent for life vest for island hopping? we are going there on weekends

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Good eve po. Ok lang po ba pumunta dito with 1yr old and 3yrs old na mga bata?

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Ano pong updated price ng entrance fee, tent pitching at boat ride sa Borawan as of 2016? Kasi yung mnga nasearch ko puro 2015 pa e, 220/ overnight then 200 pitching tas 800 boat. Ganun parin ba siya? I’m planning to go there kasi e. Salamat!

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hello! Pede matanong kung updated price ng entrance fee, tent pitching and boat ride papuntang Borawan? Kindly answer immediately. Salamat! Or can I have contact number ng pedeng pagtanungan na staff ng Borawan? Thanks!

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    HI po.. pwede po ba mag byahe ng motor dyan tpos my paparkingan ba na safe, plan din nmin kc overnight… sa borawan po ha… nang galing n po kami sa kwebang lampas, ok nman at great exp…

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    hi po! pwede po ba malaman ang updated entrance fee day tour & overnight? pag magdadala ng sariling tent at rent boatride? Thank you!

    Anonymous
    5 years ago
    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Regarding po dun sa cooking wares pwede po nmin kaung pahiramin without fees ..

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    hello po..mgkano po entrance kung mgoovernight this holy week?pati nadin po tent rentals and kung my mggmit ba nacooking wares.thank you

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hello guys!
    Do you want to spend your holidays In Borawan, Dampalitan, PUTING BUHANGIN?

    For more info. And boat reservation
    Pls call or text
    09094819703 / 09057028089
    Thank you and God bless

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    regarding dampalitan anybody knows how much na yung mga fees dito and if may bayad padin yung water pang banlaw coz all the blog i’ve read sinasabi yun. pero sa thread na ito may nagsabi na free na cr n water. Thanks

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Meron bang place to park private vehicles? At pwede ba magdala ng beer?5

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hi! me and my colleagues planned to be there on the 25th of this month, we just need to know if theres a safe parking for a private cars. and is it possible that there will be overcrowding on the holy week? mag kakaubusan kaya ng tent? thnx.

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Tanung ko lng po kung panu pumunta via a private vehicle ? Pwede bang magdala nlng ng ten at hindi na mag rerent ng mga rooms? Thank you.

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Ask ko lang kung magkano rent ng boat for 50person for island hopping sa borawan,dampalitan at puting buhangin island.

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    5 years ago

    Ask ko lang kung magkano rent ng boat for 50person for island hopping sa borawan,dampalitan at puting buhangin island.

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    hi guys need boat rent and assistant? BORAWAN , DAMPALITAN and PUTING BUHANGIN ISLAND ? just call/text this no. 09476142289, 09956153995 and look for ate noime …:)
    09085317597 marvin , 09473413419 marlyn .

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    5 years ago

    hi guys need boat rent and assistant? BORAWAN , DAMPALITAN and PUTING BUHANGIN ISLAND ? just call/text this no. 09476142289, 09956153995 and look for ate noime …:)
    09085317597 marvin , 09473413419 marlyn .

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hi there..me and my friends are planning to visit this coming holy week..magiging magkano kaya ung mga rentals sa tent o.n?? Is it safe to travel at night?? Thnx..

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Cottage po sa dampalitan that can accommodate 35 pax is woth 1,500 … puting buhangin 300 day and 800 for overnight use but good only for 6-8 pax. Cottages in borawan is 850(day) 1200 (O.n) good up to 10 pax. For more inquiry call/ text kuya aldy 0906-915-7383/0920-254-7669..try also visiting sandbar and isla salamin that can also included in 3 island package ( borawan, dampalitan & puting buhangin).
    Salamat po.

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    How much is the cottage..? Is this adviceable place for a family outing (35 adults)

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Good day..
    If you want to experience the island hopping in Padre Burgos (Borawan, Dampalitan @Puting Buhangin ) directly call or text kua Elong Jaro (the Boat Man) for the assistance 09302680383/09204088979
    Thank you
    God Bless

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Good day!
    Island Hopping?
    Borawan, Dampalitan, Puting Buhangin. ?
    Just call kuya Elong Jaro(the Boat Man ) for More info regarding in island hopping.
    09302680383 / 09204088979

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hi!

    Generally speaking, island hopping is safe between Borawan, Dampalitan, and Puting Buhangin. The boatmen know these waters the best, so it’s best to get their opinion. However, it is still better to check with the latest report from PAGASA regarding the latest sea conditions.

    Philippine Primer
    5 years ago

    Safe po ba magisland hopping?hndi po maalon?

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hi!

    Bus fares from Manila to Lucena will cost you P250-P260 per person. You also need to take another bus from Lucena to Unisan for around P35-P40, getting off at Padre Burgos. After that, you need to take a tricycle to Aplaya. Sadly, we do not have the updated fares for tricycles in Quezon. Hope this helps!

    Philippine Primer
    5 years ago

    How much ba mggastos na pamasahe pag papunta dyan. From manila? Thank u.

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Safe po ba magisland hopping? Hndi po ba maalon?

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hi! Is it advisable to travel by private car? Is there a parking area for private cars? TIA.:)

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hello there! There’s no fee for using the shower rooms and toilets. Have a safe trip!

    Philippine Primer
    5 years ago

    How about the cr? Okay ba? Free of use? No charge ang pagligo or pagdumi? We’re planning to go this weekend. Thanks. Reach me thru 09052896441

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hi. Yes, it’s safe to camp.

    Philippine Primer
    5 years ago

    Safe ba Dito Kahit naka tent Lang kayo?

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Tnx po sa mga naging guests namin this past week… most of all to this blog. For more friendly service text or call us 0906-915-7383.Godbless

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Than you for the information!!!

    Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Hi friends if ur planning to visit borawan this holiday there are a certain changes in their entrance fee. Day tour is now 150/ head and 220/ head overnight. For more info and assistance call or text kuya Aldy boatman at 0906-915-7383..we also offer tent for rent and free use of things u needed in camp..Godbless

    Anonymous
    5 years ago
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