Here’s our first highlight trip for 2016 ! Hooray again for summer as I get to spend it with the whole family + cousins! It’s been a long time since we traveled complete(last was 2012) and it feels good that 2016 gave us another chance 🙂 without further ado, here’s our 2-day stay at one of the popular tourist destinations this year.
My parents planned this trip, my father actually since his office mate introduced this wonderful island. It’s a four-hour travel from Cavite to Mauban, Quezon plus another 1/2 hour travel by boat to Cagbalete Island. We left at 3 AM sharp and we arrived at Mauban port at around 7 AM.We ate breakfast first and did some picture taking- as always.
Mauban Port, Mauban Quezon
Our boat travel was supposed to be only 45 mins, but we had a looong long wait for other passengers before our boat depart. We still had fun though, aside from picture taking and chit chatting, the view of the ocean is perfect 🙂
We arrived at Cagbalete Island at around 12 PM and a small boat took us to the resort- Dona Choleng and we can’t help but stare in awe of the beautiful beach and white, white sand 🙂 Can’t believe that there are still awesome white sand beaches in the south and i thought Puerto Galera is the only one. We were also informed that the electricity in the island is 6PM-6AM only. It’s a bit inconvenient but hey, its an adventure so no ‘maarte’ allowed. LOL.
We took a long rest because of the long travel and in the afternoon, we took our late lunch and we went to Cagbalete’s famous attraction: The Sand Bar 🙂 It’s almost an hour boat travel from our resort and the place really lived up to what the other travel blogs said: it is picture worthy!
Our boatman/tour guide that time is also a great photographer! he took photo of us with different angles and it was really cool! check out the pictures below #mindblown
Me and the “bakawan” tree attraction
I love how his shots emphasized the view most especially the clouds! He took a shot of our whole family and it was really #photographygoals. :DD
We went snorkeling after and its really fun when you’re surrounded with beautiful corals + happy cousins + one big happy family :))
We woke up early the next day and sunrise in the beach never fail to amaze me 🙂 and can i just say the clouds is being perf ever since we arrived ! #amazing
We went for a swim, and not just swim but we played frisbee too in the water! i thought frisbee is only awesome when played in your lawn or any outdoor space but i think its more thrilling when played in the beach 🙂
We left Cagbalete at around 12 PM and arrived in Quezon at around 2 PM. We had our super late lunch (again) in Palaisdaan and to thank God for everything, we went to Kamay Ni Hesus in Lucban Quezon to attend the anticipated mass. It even rained and i think it’s the perfect end note to our adventure 🙂
This travel is i think will be one of my most memorable moments of my life and although there a bits of ‘bloopers’ or should i say, inconvenience ( the no-electricity rule in the island because it was so damn hot + my tooth ache during dinner) this moment is another blessing for me and perhaps a late birthday gift from God 🙂 Till next time, Cagbalete !