The Hidden Paradise of Talisay Beach in Quezon

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It’s my second time to see the beauty of this paradise but still leaves me captivated every time. This unspoiled beach is found in Talisay, Quezon six to seven hours away from Manila. This beach is just known here by the locals and rarely being visited by tourists. I’m in awe of it’s beauty and you know how I love virgin beaches.

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Very clear waters…

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Will surely come back here next year. 🙂

 

 

 

 

The Hidden Paradise of Talisay Beach in Quezon

The Beauty of Puerto Galera

We stayed at Puerto Galera for two days and I was surprised that there wasn’t that much tourists, year after year this beach is known to be swarmed with people every summer, but maybe because we stayed there on weekdays but I don’t know. It was just odd. Not that I care of course, it seems better to go there with less people of course.

But you might notice this pictures look as if I stayed in a virgin beach with no people but me and the photographer.

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The Beauty of Puerto Galera

Cagbalete Island, Quezon

So we went to Cagbalete island in Mauban, Quezon. From Cavite we left at exactly 4:00Am and went to the van terminal from Pala-pala to Lucena for 3 hours as the van left at around 4:30, so we arrived at the Grand Central Station in Lucena around 7:30AM. There are buses there going to Mauban every 30 minutes. The bus left around 8am so for 2 hours we traveled from Lucena to Mauban. Exactly 10:00AM we arrived at the port going to the island. Took us 45 mins on that boat ride to reach the island itself.

We stayed at Villa Noe resort. Here are some of the pics of the sandbar and of the beach.

 

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The church

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The sandbar

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Sunrise
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Sweetest dog ever.

 

Cagbalete Island, Quezon

Boracay 2014

This is a late post. BF and I went to Boracay last July as his birthday gift to me,it wasn’t a suprise though, but it was so sweet of him! ❤

 

Unfortunately, the weather was not friendly on those days. I have read somewhere that every July there are three typhoons that hits the Philippines, can you imagine three typhoons on the month of your birthday!!! how in heaven’s name can you freaking guess which date to celebrate your birthday without rain???? That’s crazy, right? so do you think going to the beach on July is the best idea? I don’t think so, but you can never go bored in Boracay of course. 🙂

 

Here are a few of the pictures of me:

lovely quick real sigh

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Boracay 2014

Burot Beach, Calatagan Batangas

It’s almost summer and the beach is the place to go. This beach is owned by SM and apparently some say that it will soon be turned into a resort. Meaning to say,  all the natural beauty will of course not be lost but soon it will be a place full of tourists where there’s going to be partying, lights and noise. But because there still hasn’t yet any man made renovations then you might as well see it with your very own eyes.

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We are from Cavite and there’s a van terminal near Robinsons DASMARIÑAS that travels to Calatagan for 150php. Then after the van we contacted a tricycle driver we found in a blog. Beware of the ‘kolorum’ trike drivers who will charge you higher than the usual. I have read on a blog that you must make sure that the tricycle should be ‘green’  as they are the legit ones.

You may have searched about this beach before that there are no fancy hotel or even inns or room accommodations, there are only tables and cottages, but if you want to stay overnight you can bring your own tent or you can rent as they also have tents there too.

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There is a small sari sari store nearby but preferably you must bring your own food. What we did was, we just bought our food at the Calatagan market since it’s where we will be riding tricycle off to the beach.

It was the second most beautiful that I have seen.

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And because there’s not much to do, I suggest you bring your ipod or a book or just bring lots of your friends as it can be boring when there’s nothing to do in the afternoon. But what really humored me was the kennel of dogs in the beach,  some of them even took a splash. Lovely.

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We also happen to meet the friendliest among all the dogs.. 

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We named him Whitey..  What a peculiar name for a dog lol.

All in all,  i would rate this beach 7/10 because of its beauty. But please, before you leave the place take your trash with you. Act responsibly. Let’s all help take care of our beautiful beaches as there may not be anymore of these in the next fifteen to twenty years. Ok? Ty for reading.

Burot Beach, Calatagan Batangas

Boracay Escapade – Prelude

Perfect!!!

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Travelgraphy travels from Haarlem to Amsterdam, to Singapore, and then to Boracay. All in a single day. No joke.

I was supposed to be having a 2-week date with the majestic land of Europe until I was seduced by the world-acclaimed Best Island, Boracay, for a 5D4N rendezvous. What a flirtatious me. 😉

Great thanks to the Philippine Department of Tourism and Tiger Airways, I’m going to experience some real solid beach life very soon! Some of the trip highlights include cliff diving, Zorb, helmet diving… So, stay tuned!

我與長灘島有個5天4夜的幽會。這個被評為"世界上最美麗島嶼"的東海明珠將會給我帶來怎樣的驚喜?我們拭目以待吧!

萬分感謝菲律賓旅遊局與虎航,他們是這次旅程背後勞苦功高的贊助商與導遊。單單看著行程表就已經讓人亢奮不已了 — 悬崖跳水、頭盔潛水、太空球(Zorbing),騎馬,等等等等。。。

一小時前我才剛下飛機,歐洲的時差還沒轉過來就又要做空中飛人了!嘻嘻。倒數計時,長灘島,我們六小時後見!

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Diving In Malapascua Island, Philippines

I will surely add this to my “Places I Must Go Before I die” list! Wouldn’t you agree?

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They say if you want to go to a world class diving and beach location, go to Philippines.

It was with these hearsay that we decided to head to Malapascua Island, off the northern tip of Cebu Island, for our advanced open water course.

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To get to Malapascua Island, my diving buddy and I flew to Cebu and took a 3 hours taxi ride to Maya. At Maya jetty, we took a private boat to Malapascua Island. The boat landed us exactly in front of our diving center, Evolution. Dive centers and resorts lined up the beaches of Malapascua Island. The water was clear blue, the beach was clean and parallel to the beach were rows of coconut trees with hammocks strung across one another. It was exactly how I imagined Malapascua Island to be.

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Diving In Malapascua Island, Philippines