Calaguas Island is one of my dream beaches to visit. After reading several bloggers showcasing their fabulous experience in the beach, finally I had experience the awesome long beach (Mahabang Buhangin)up north.
After showing the picture of Mahabang Buhangin to the Bembangan, (my travel buddies from the Galera Trip) and suggested this place as our next destination; they all just said yes and agreed to go.
So then we planned the overnight stay in the island. After some bahala na trip, and for some of us who will not be able to join. Kahit ako lang mag isa go parin ako.
From Philtranco Terminal, last trip nalang naabutan namin which costs 730php. We didn't realized it was friday and maraming pasahero. We are only five until Jess texted and had the last seat reserved to him. We departed at exactly 9pm.
We arrived at Talobatib Junction at around 6am where buses going to Panganiban passes by. We waited for a while, until it arrived and we asked the conductor to drop us at Paracale port. May nakasabay din kaming mag ca-camp sa Paracale on our way.
At Paracale, we asked locals where is the market for us to get our supplies, at that time wala pa kaming boat so then I tried contacting some contact numbers I found online. Mukhang peak season ngaun at may hatid na sila, but then they informed us to just go ahead near the port and there are boatmen that we can ask to bring us to Calaguas. We ate first at a local Carinderia and even let us use their restrooms kahit malayo pa pala sa kainan nila. Sinamahan pa kami sa bahay. Super thanks :)
So we had our 2 hours boat ride, kaya siguro ng 1 hour lang if big boat. Hays! First time ko natakot sa bangka, super bigwaves talaga and since it is coast to Pacific Ocean, musta nalang ang masiraan ng bangka. Feeling ko talaga magkakalas kalas ung boat namin nega' lang, compare to Nagsasa Cove in Zambales, parang mas nakakatakot yung waves nito.
Finally after the never ending boat ride, we are finally here! All I can say is WOW! Grabe ang ganda talaga, I can’t explain how I feel, parang Boracay pero it’s more serene, walang kalat, wala masyadong tao, though there were few campers already in the place, di parin crowded.
And so we set our tents up, syempre may hammock ako, we had our quiet place until some campers arrived, medyo hassle kasi they are in a big group na parang may program pa pero nakatulog parin naman kami ng tanghali, rest mode habang mainit pa mag swimming.
We also walked towards the right side of the beach, saw more campers, and a wonderful sunset...
Pagbalik sa campsite, we had our dinner and socials. Aminan at bukingan portion, all had a good sleep after a tiring day.
And on the next day, the photoshoot goes on... Sa leftmost part of the beach naman kami tumambay since mas malapit kami dun.
It’s a bit early to pack but then we don’t want to rush back home dahil may pasok pa yung iba sa amin. And dahil mainit na rin naman, we left the place at almost 12 noon, we went to Daet to get an earlier trip. We left the place at around 5:30, after we had our late lunch and tambay mode pa. We had Superlines going back home straight to Alabang. I am officially home by 2am.
Yes, it was fun and sulit kahit overnight lang. Sulit talaga ang challenge going there. I’ll definitely go back here and will include other islands on my next visit.
Wondering how much did I spent on our overall trip? Yes, summary on the next post.
I highly recommend this to be your next destination. Just make sure to preserve the cleanliness and the serenity of the place and this can be one of your best beach escapades ever.
Till I see you again Calaguas!