Reminiscing a beach trip I had with my friends, two years ago… a little chubbier and a little happier. Hihi. This was the first trip I had with them after we graduated college and also our first time to wear a swimsuit. Since, we wanted to have a little privacy; we went to an unknown island in Quezon province called Cagbalete Island. It took us almost 6 hours to reach the island from Cavite.
The following are the list of rides we took going to Cagbalete:
Van from Dasmarinas, Cavite to Lucena, Quezon (3 hours)
Bus from Lucena to Mauban (2 hours)
Mauban to Cagbalete boat ride (1 hour)
30 minute trekking
What we liked about the island was it was not crowded, a perfect place for relaxation. What we don’t like, on the other hand, was it was low tide during our stay. Most of the day we can’t swim because the sea was too shallow. Nevertheless, you can still enjoy the beauty of the island because of its picturesque view. Some locals also offered us to go island hopping and gave us a reasonable price.
We spent only P2,000 for this trip, inclusive of transportation, food and lodge. If you’re in the Philippines and planning for a beach trip with your friends, I can recommend you to consider Cagbalete as your next destination. It will give you feels of a private island without spending too much.