Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Borawan Island of Padre Burgos

Rapelling @ Borawan Island
Padre Burgos, Quezon
by Lakwatsero

Borawan Island

For our last and final stop, for our Padre Burgos Adventure 2010, is known as Borawan Island, probably this island is the most visited and the most scenic beach of Lipata Island out all the undeveloped beaches around it's coastal village, the "Barangay Lipata", where also Mt. Lipata can be climb. It is situated within lush mountains and rocky cliffs overlooking of the Tayabas Bay in the Sibuyan Sea Coastal Line. Locals of Padre Burgos pride themselves of having Boracay and Palawan in one place – where the name “Borawan” derived. Because of its own spectacular rock formations like the limestone cliffs of Palawan and crystal clear water and white sand like Boracay.


White sand and some of th e cottages

other side.

some of the rock formations

lakwatsero's photo opps!!!!


the cliff side

I personally didn’t know much about this place even though i've been to Quezon Province many times, and then just one day, an invite was sent to me by Migs, from Yabag Org, President, that will be organizing the 1st adventure tour for Padre Burgos area. I just only view it's site, then think instant, and invite my friends, but sad to say, only two of the x-plorerboyz, will be gonna be doing this adventure, including me and Jobari, Actually, it will be a new experience for us, since I personally tried rapelling few years back, and for Jobari, as newby in rapelling, were really both excited on this trip specially on this activity, were you can do all beacheeniring, hiking, spelunking, and rapelling.

jobari try 1st

of course it my turn....ill just give it a shot....

It was just 1 in the afternoon when we left Dampalitan Island and we will gonna proceed to our itinerary that we will gonna stay the rest of the day and spent a night at Borawan Island. There are still some undeveloped beaches around the island, and we saw one of them on the way to Borawan. It has also a nicer shoreline with palm trees and a few nipa huts. It would have been a delight to explore the other islands, but it was not included on our itinerary, and we couldn't hide our excitement to see this famed island.

where's my tent? ehehehehe


Mang Uro's boat

Just a few minutes, we finally got a glimpse of some of the rock formations and see the shoreline of Borawan. It doesn’t have the usual long stretch of white sand dotted with palm trees, like Dampalitan. Instead, it's shore is dotted with huge rock boulders with a backdrop of high limestone walls. The island doesn’t really have that fine powdery white sand, like Boracay and the limestone isn’t as grand as those you have seen in El Nido, Palawan, but to have a hint of both in one place is probably what makes Borawan Island, uniquely beautiful.

rock climbing and rapelling equipments
jobari's moment of truth....hehehehehe


and of course my moment too.....hahahahaha

yahoooo.............

at last......

Upon arriving to the shoreline of Borawan, some of us were really so excited, and some of us of course, established each of its place, assembling their own tents, of course most of the participant has a huge number of group members, as i remember all in all were 50 - 60 participants, including the group organizers, were we are part of. Migs, together with some of the yabag's, establish as fast as they could the harnesses, for the participants who wants to roped climb, and rapel the rocks, the cliffs range about 20m high, however there are no established bolted routes yet, but because of the experienced of Migs, together with its group, we managely do those things with proper precausion and proper instructions that they teach before we do such those activities.


Sunset @ Borawan

of course it's our turn.


at syempre ako nmn!

There were few groups of people when we arrive at Borawan, and because we have a reservation on this island, our group stay fronting the cliff side where the harnesses was established. Stay for the whole day and a night, together with some of the locals, and few barangay officials. We spend the whole day of doing rock climbing and rapelling, some of us do spelunking on the other side of this island, and of course when the sunset starts, the nightlife begins.

the nightlife!!!!

X-plorerboyz with Mang Uro
Of course in every place that we've been....this activity is something that would not be always forgotten and always been present......1....2...3.....

yahhhh!!!!

waaahhh....

who has the most elegant jump....pls vote!!!! hahahahaha

This 3 photos is courtesy of Sir Noel Tomalabcad...thanks Sir!!!!

To summarized our stay at Borawan, all of the participants were really satisfied and grateful that we were able to set foot on one of the Quezon's best beaches that we could be.

20 comments:

Pinoy AdvenTurista said...

ang ganda talaga sa Borawan! sayang we just stayed a few minutes there... =D

Anonymous said...

HAHA.. ASTIG NG TALON NIU.. KITA KAROG..

Anonymous said...

guys grabe ang cute niong 3 c lakwacrong tatay grabe BABY FAR moh ktahhhhhhhhh nahhhhhhh
hahahahahaha
im jennifer tga lyte guy,s nxtym pwd sama ako ?

lakwatserong tatay said...

@ anonymous, hehehehe....lumabas pa kasi eh....
cge po....so sa leyte po kau nakabase ngaun...
kung ok lang po sa inyo....itour nyo po kami dyan sa leyte...hehehehe...^_^

Anonymous said...

hi...pede ko po mkuha ung number ni mang uro?thanks po...

lakwatserong tatay said...

@anonymous, e2 po number ni Mang Uro.....0918-2550875, ang humahawak po usually ng cellphone nya is ung anak po nya...^_^

Anonymous said...

thank you po..

ella said...

pumupunta ako dyan sa marao taon2 pero hindi pa ako nakakapunta dyan. aww :(

lakwatserong tatay said...

@ella....sayang naman....awww po talaga :(

Enyhr said...

mga Sir pano po ba pumunta dito pag commute? mukang interesting ang lugar. thanks ^_^

lakwatserong tatay said...

@enyhr...sorry for the late reply....
pero eto na po request niyo...hope makatulong...

Take a bus bound for Lucena and get off at the Grand Terminal. There are bus companies that has regular trips to Lucena. There are buses in Buendia, fare is around 220 pesos and travel time is about 3-4 hours.

From the grand terminal, take a mini-bus bound for Unisan and get off at Brgy. Marao in the town of Padre Burgos. Fare is about 40 pesos and travel time is around 45 minutes.

Look for Vista Playa Restaurant and ask where you can rent a boat going to these beaches. Prices depend on how many are you in the group and how many islands you wish to visit (600 - 1,500 pesos).

Paula O said...

This is great! I have been wanting to see Palawan but Borawan will give me a glimpse until then.

:-)

lakwatserong tatay said...

@paula...yes Borawan is truly a glimpse of Palawan....^_^

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Jhudy said...

papunta po kami jan... keep on blogging

lakwatserong tatay said...

@jhudy...wow..inggit ako...kelan kaya ko makakabalik sa borawan, but enjoy your trip and be safe...
thanks for the visit...^_^

maiah said...

Hello po xplorerboyz.. I see this island very interesting.. is there other places we can visit aside from this place? mhilig dn po kmi mag out of town with my friends.. any suggestion po kng pano namin mas maenjoy mag gala d2? may iba pa po b place na pdeng mpntahan mlpit d2 sa borawan? salamat po ng marami.. your blog is very useful po.. tnx for sharing your experience to us.. :]

lakwatserong tatay said...

@maiah...hi po..thanks for the visit...you might wanna check my entry of first padre burgos tour...aside po kasi sa borawan...pwede kayo pumunta ng dampalitan, magasawang bato and lipata island...pwede rin po itrek ang mt.lipata..^_^

Anonymous said...

hi po...sir ask ko lang kong magkano entrance fee if ever meron??tsaka yong rate po nang mga cottages nila..thanks :)

lakwatserong tatay said...

@anonymous...as far as i know po wala po entrance and meron po mga caretaker dun in one of the huts..im not sure po sa how much rates nila sa cottages nila, better po to bring camping tents para mas adventure yun stay nyo...^_^

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