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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

PUTING BUHANGIN and Kwebang Lampas Pagbilao: The Saving Grace of our Quezon Trip


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.
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PUTING BUHANGIN and Kwebang Lampas Pagbilao Quezon

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.
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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.
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We walked the whole streach of the beach and settled on the other end to swim for a few minutes then went back to where our boad was docked near what they call Kwebang Lambas. Kweba is the Filipino word for cave. We had to walk through chest-deep water to get to the mouth of the cave which is actually only a few meters away from the shorline. Not so much of an effort really except that one has to be careful with the rocky portions. The water inside the cave is low, only knee deep at that time. Wasn't sure though if it was high tide or low tide then.
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The cave is pretty small and short. A few meters and you are on the other end where you can exit, that is if you want to swim through a few meters deep water. So what most people do is go back to the main entrance. It was almost lunchtime when we were there but the temperature inside the cave is noticeably cool. No wonder why some people gather in groups and chill out seated on the rocks. I noticed a few teenagers with their beer bottles occupying a section of the cave. Nice place to chill.
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I think we only stayed for a few hours in Puting Buhangin. Strange though that we felt like we stayed the whole day. Perhaps that's the kind of satisfaction you get when you are happy with what you see and content with the experience no matter how brief it is. Also maybe because we felt relived that despite the small discontent we had in Borawan Island where we camped, Puting Buhangin was the saving grace of this trip. We left smiling.

Would we have camped here instead? Definitely yes, I think it is agood option. Crowd here is also noticeably hip, mostly teenagers in contrast to young professionals in Borawan who are willing to pay more to have a more exclusive place. I am nnot saying being a teenager and not earning yet is bad, it is a matter of advantage in this case. So if you want the young, hip crowd, this is where they camp overnight. Must be fun at night. hahaha!


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).


CONTACT PERSON:
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!!!
BORAWAN ISLAND Padre Burgos: Love it, Hate it.


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31 comments:

  1. Now this is much better than Borawan! Stunning white sand beach!

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  2. Hi Pusang Kalye,
    I also want to visit these beaches. Might be a silly question but.... are there any scary creepy crawlies you noticed in the waters and cave? In your Borawan post, you mentioned the jellyfish so thanks for that. Most blogs don't mention these things and they could be important to some people. Like me. Your posts are great because you put all the cards on the table. Much appreciated! Hope my question is okay. Sensya na po! :)

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  3. Hi Jinky, thanks for appreciating. So far, jellyfish lang naman naging issue namin, No creepy crawlies that I can remember naman.hahaha

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  4. Hello po thanks sa blog nato kc eto po ung nxt stop nmin ds summer...ask lng po may electricity po b in puting buhangin and asid from tent meron po bang cottages lije borawan...i think puting buhangin is nicer compare to borawan..hw abt jellyfish po meron dn b sa puting buhangin...need ur reply po salamat

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  6. Hi I just want to ask if around what month did you take this trip to Quezon?!

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  7. Hi i just want to ask if what time did you take this trip in quezon?

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  8. Sir, ask ko lng kung my contact person ka and may i ask yung numbers if ever. thanks and more power

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    1. to answer queries and assist you.
      Call center? Nah!
      CONTACT PERSON:
      Vanessa –09151067594 / 09094001022

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  9. hi were planning to go here. Were from cavite. panu po makapunta jan? need po ba talaga ng boat ride? Wala po bang by land transportation? Pls reply. Thanks

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    1. Hi..just got home from our Padre Burgos and Pagbilao island hopping trip. Share ko lang sna ung nakuha naming boatman pra sa Island Hopping namin..his name is Kuya Ambet..kilala xa ng mga drivers and pahinante ng mga minibus going UNISAN. Very accommodating and maasikaso tlga..a day before pinanghanap nia kami ng fresh catch pusit and fishes para pangbreakfast and lunch sa island..ung wife nia nagluto and ang sarap ng luto. I would like to recommend him pra naman dumami pa ang client nia in return na magandang serbisyong binigay nia sa amin..His # is 09287841411

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    2. dami rin po ba jelly fish?

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    3. diko naman napansin ang jellyfish.unlike sa Borawan na subrang dami ^^

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    4. hello po how much po overnight stay sa puting buhangin

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  10. Hi..just got home from our Padre Burgos and Pagbilao island hopping trip. Share ko lang sna ung nakuha naming boatman pra sa Island Hopping namin..his name is Kuya Ambet..kilala xa ng mga drivers and pahinante ng mga minibus going UNISAN. Very accommodating and maasikaso tlga..a day before pinanghanap nia kami ng fresh catch pusit and fishes para pangbreakfast and lunch sa island..ung wife nia nagluto and ang sarap ng luto. I would like to recommend him pra naman dumami pa ang client nia in return na magandang serbisyong binigay nia sa amin..His # is 09287841411

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  11. Hi..just got home from our Padre Burgos and Pagbilao island hopping trip. Share ko lang sna ung nakuha naming boatman pra sa Island Hopping namin..his name is Kuya Ambet..kilala xa ng mga drivers and pahinante ng mga minibus going UNISAN. Very accommodating and maasikaso tlga..a day before pinanghanap nia kami ng fresh catch pusit and fishes para pangbreakfast and lunch sa island..ung wife nia nagluto and ang sarap ng luto. I would like to recommend him pra naman dumami pa ang client nia in return na magandang serbisyong binigay nia sa amin..His # is 09287841411

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  12. Hi.. Ask ko lang mga magkano kaya un expenses if 2pax lang? My husband and i are planning to go here end of May. And pwede na ba overnight sa puting buhanhin coz there are some blogs saying bawal daw. Just for clarification. Thank you!

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    1. Plan namin pumunta this coming may 30 31 Sbi Sa mga nabasa Kung blog mga 2500 daw good for two

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    2. Mam Kayla kayo Punta Bka want nyn sumabay this may 30 31

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  13. Ilang oras po ba ang byahe from Cavite to Puting Buhangin? Recommendable po ba ang Puting Buhangin ngayong Oct or November? Magkano ho ba ang boat ride papuntang Puting buhangin? May schedule po ba ang boat ride?

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  14. Very good info. Lucky me I discovered your website by chance (stumbleupon).
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  15. hi! ask ko lang po if maganda ba pumunta this december sa puting buhangin? saka meron po ba room na pede mag stay at mag iwan ng gamit? thank you po. sana po you can help me coz i'm planning to go there next week. hehe!

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  16. Island Hopping this summer ? Try also visit Sandbar & Isla Salamin... these can also be included in ur island Hopping package ( Borawan,Dampalitan & kwebang Lampas ) for more info and friendly assistance call / text kuya aldy boatman at 09069157383/09202547669..
    We can also lend U of things U needed just to lessen ur baggages in camp.tnx & Godspeed.

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    1. Hello. Pwede po ba mag island hopping thi month of August 20 and 21. How much po ang boat rentals and tent rentals? 20 pax po kami. Please text me at 0997-5672375. Overnight po kami sna sa putig buhangin.

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  17. Island hopping assistance.. ?
    Call / txt kuya aldy at 09069157383/09202547669 ... try to visit also sandbar and isla salamin... these can also be included in ur Is. Hopping package... cooking & eating utensils are free of use... tnx

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  18. hindi po ba dlikado sa island nayan? ty

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  19. hi. is there a safe place jn to leave a car?

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  20. hi. Meron po b safe place to leave a car there? staying overnight.

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  21. Hi po. Meron po ba ditong pwedeng makausap bout sa boat rentals and tent rentals in puting buhangin? Mga 20 pax po kami. Plano po namin mag overnight sa island ng puting buhangin then island hopping po. August 20 & 21 po ang team building namin. Pls feel free to contact me pakilala po muna sa text. 0997-5672375

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  22. Hi po. Meron po ba ditong pwedeng makausap bout sa boat rentals and tent rentals in puting buhangin? Mga 20 pax po kami. Plano po namin mag overnight sa island ng puting buhangin then island hopping po. August 20 & 21 po ang team building namin. Pls feel free to contact me pakilala po muna sa text. 0997-5672375

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