October 11, 2011

Padre Burgos Adventure Tour : Borawan Beach

            My friend Mitch and I wanted to get out from the city and just do some sunbathing and a lot of swimming.  I may not be sure if I'll call it luck or a mere coincidence when we receive a Facebook invitation from a mountaineering club YABAG.

            They will be having their 2nd Padre Burgos Adventure Tour and their scouting anyone who are interested to do some mountain climbing, caving/spelunking, rappelling, island hopping, camping on the beach and a simple 'beachineering'.  The mentioned of "beach" turns us on and off we join.

            Borawan Island is just one of the Islands that we can enjoy as part of our Padre Burgos Tour.  It offers a wide beach shore that allows campers to build their small and huge tents alike.  The boulders and mountains surrounding it keep the tents from blowing away by the strong wind.

           This serene and beautiful beach is part of Padre Burgos which is part of Bondoc Peninsula (BonPen) which is located in Quezon Province.  A little confusing?  Let me discuss it further.  Quezon Province has what we call Bondoc Peninsula just like Soccsksargen of Sarangani and CamSur of Camarines Sur.  This Peninsula is divided into four (4) towns: Burgos, Basio, Campo and Bundok -punta.  Padre Burgos became the entry point.

            Having an spectacular beaches and mountains, Padre Burgos grabbed the attention of many mountaineers and beach bummers - and that is why we are here now -in Borawan Island.

DAY 1:
02:00AM - Assembly (exact place will be arrange on pre climb meeting)
03:00AM - ETD to Padre Burgos
06:00AM - ETA Lucena, Stop over Lucena Grand Terminal 
08:30AM - ETA Laguimanoc pier (Padre Burgos), board private bangka, island hopping starts
                  (Prepare for your swimming attire)
09:00AM - ETA Mag-asawang Bato Island, 15mins free time
                  Optional activities: swimming, snorkeling, picture-taking, early socials
10:00AM - Dampalitan Island, free time
                  Optional activities: swimming, snorkeling, fishing, beach bumming, siesta, grill
 12:00PM - Lunch
13:00PM - ETD to Borawan Island
13:30PM - ETA Borawan Island,free time
                  Optional activities: rappelling, rock climbing level 1 and 3, snorkeling, swimming, bouldering, rock
                   scrambling, caving/ spelunking, fishing, beach bumming
19:00PM - Dinner (fresh fish, large squid for grilling, octopus, etc. are available at the Island by fishermen)
                  Night activities: camping, swimming, games, campfire

Day 2:
06:00AM - Wake up call, breakfast, sunrise viewing, beach roaming, swimming, snorkeling, rock climbing,
                   rappelling, bouldering, fishing, beach bumming
10:30AM - Break camp, pack up for Uro's beach
11:30AM - ETA Uro's beach, prepare lunch
12:00PM - Lunch, free time
                  Optional activities: swimming, snorkeling, 20-30minutes hike to Mount Lipata
15:00PM - Wash up
16:00PM - ETD to Laguimanoc pier (Padre Burgos)
16:30PM - ETA Laguimanoc pier (Padre Burgos)
17:00PM - ETD to Manila
21:00PM - ETA Manila

Budget: 1,200Php
Inclusive of:

  • Transportation: Manila to Laguimanoc Pier (Padre Burgos, Quezon 2 way)
                                 Private boat (Island hopping boat)

  • Entrance fees/ overnight fees/ camping fees
  • Purified water and cooking water
  • Guide ships/ instructional/ Org. fee and contingencies


  • Camping equipment ( tent, stove, cook set, lantern, etc.)
  • Meals
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Clothing (jacket - might be cold at night)
  • Optional: camera, sun block, insect repellent lotion, rash guard, knitted gloves, goggles/ snorkels, helmet, knee pads, fishing gears
Email: miguel.mapalad@yabag.org
Call or Text: 09052688275
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