Borawan, Padre Burgos, Quezon
We decided to spend our Good Friday in a not so famous but very beautiful island. We had a lot of good time dipping in the clear water under the heat of the summer sun. I initially had a hard time researching on the internet on finding Borawan since it was a virgin island and it was only a few days ago that it was officially opened to the public.
Borawan is situated in the town of Padre Burgos, Quezon. We left Manila at around 5:00 in the morning riding a bus from Cubao heading to Lucena. We transferred bus from the Grand Terminal to ride a bus heading for Padre Burgos. From the town proper we rode a tricycle going to Tamarind Tree. We first planned on staying in the Tamarind Tree Beach Resort only to find out that they are already fully booked. We then asked if its ok to have a ride going to Borawan island using their boat and they agreed.
We arrived in the island at around 9:00am. We asked Mang Tonyo, the captain of the boat to fetch us at 3:30pm in time to catch the bus going back to Lucena terminal. The last trip going back to the Lucena station is at 5:30pm, so we had some buffer just to be sure.
Though the Island is still under the process of being developed, it is a very beautiful place in itself. White sand surround the island. For those who plans to stay overnight, you can bring your own tent or to have a cottage. There are two kinds of cottages available. There’s the floating cottage and the bahay kubo like cottage at the beach. You can also bring food and cook them at the island orhave a feast of fresh marine bodies, roasted chicked or whatever you desire with a side dish of fruits and vegetables.
As of now, I’m all tanned since I enjoyed the place so much. I am writing this entry for those who wants to have a good time in Quezon. Believe me, its such a beautiful place and also consider its accessibility within the reach of Metro Manila.