Padre Burgos, Quezon
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
lakwatsero's photo opps!!!!
of course it my turn....ill just give it a shot....
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.
and of course my moment too.....hahahahaha
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.
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.