Bundled on the island hopping package of 1,800 pesos we availed of is Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas (the other being Dampalitan Beach) was the lifesaver of the trip to Quezon Province. No longer part of Padre Burgos but on the Municipality of Pagbilao so we had to travel 45 minutes or so from Borawan Island. We left Borawan at around 8pm so our arrival waa perfect for a good dip by the beach of Puting Buhangin. This is where we really got enjoy swimming because of it fine white sand and clear water.
On approach, one cannot miss the giant chimney of Pagbilao Power Plant. Somewhat an eyesore to the remote landscape of the place but see it disappear in sight as you get closer to the beach of Puting Buhangin.
Here, all you see are coconuts and the happy faces of people who obviously enjoy the beauty of the place. Many people also camp here overnight. The trees beyond the beach front offers a welcome respite from the hot sun. Quite spacious for camping although I would still prefer the rocky and irregular contour of Borawan Island Resort kahit me kamahalan ang place. It was here when I realized that water in the area is indeed a scarcity which explains why it is expensive. Fresh water in Puting Buhangin is actually more pricey with a price tag of 50 pesos per container.
HOW DO YOU GET TO PUTING BUHANGIN
1. Take Jack Liner or LLI (Lucena Line Inc.) bus from Buendia or Kamias Stations to Lucena City Grand Terminal.
2. Mini-bus from Lucena City Grand Terminal to Padre Burgos Quezon Province.
3. Tricycle to port (depending on who your contact is)
Note: there are three set-off points to the island depending on your contact. These are three different Barangays in Padre Burgos with local associations taking care of guests.
4. Boat Transfer to Borawan Island (Island Hopping Package includes Puting Buhangin and Dampalitan Beach).
Vanessa –09151067594 / 09094001022
many local operators also left their contacts in the comment section of my post on Borawan Island.
Make sure you do personal verification if they are legitimate of not. Enjoy!!!