.. And The Infinite Taste for Travel and Infantile Adventures

Borawan, Padre Burgos, Quezon

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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.

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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.

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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.

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71 responses

  1. gem

    hi.. need some help. magkano po yung bayad nyo sa bangka? and sa cottage? its hard to find info on the internet about borawan eh….
    nice pictures btw.

    April 19, 2009 at 5:49 am

  2. unidentifiedwalkingobject

    Ok, If you are to have a boat ride from Tamarind Tree Beach, it will cost you 700. Its already a tour on the island and back. While if you have a boat ride on the near barangay, it will only cost you around 500. Hope it helps.

    April 19, 2009 at 10:25 am

  3. hello there…kinldy advise capacity of banca.me life vest po ba each person? pagdating po sa borawan island. me mga cottages n apwede i-rent? thanks po.

    April 21, 2009 at 2:24 am

  4. unidentifiedwalkingobject

    Good for one family yung bangka.. yung sa tamarind beach meron na mga life vest..di ko lang alam sa ibang barangay.

    April 21, 2009 at 3:19 am

  5. sheng

    thanks po. greatly appreciate it.

    April 22, 2009 at 5:39 am

  6. Marlon

    yes.. nice pics man.. Pwede b mag overnight s island? and how much yng bayad nyo sa entrance?

    April 29, 2009 at 5:46 am

  7. unidentifiedwalkingobject

    yes bro.. cottage lang yung babayaran.. 700 one day… 1500 overnight..

    April 29, 2009 at 10:44 am

  8. Marlon

    May fresh water ba island pambalnaw and may cr? yng 1500 for ilang tao yun? Wer planning kse to bring our own tent pag pumunta kme.. Thanks

    April 30, 2009 at 5:32 am

  9. Jose

    May fresh water ba island pambalnaw and may cr? yng 1500 pang ilang tao yun? Wer planning kse to bring our own tent pag pumunta kme.. pag hinde kme dadaan ng tamarind para mag bangka anung ssbihin nmin s trike driver kng san kme ibababa?

    April 30, 2009 at 5:38 am

  10. unidentifiedwalkingobject

    sabihin niyo na lang bangka papuntang Borawan.. sa palengke kayo dadalhin ng trike.. yung 1500..pang cottage yun.. kung may sarili ka na tent di ko lang sure kung papagamitin kayo ng fresh water nila kasi isa lang ang may ari dun..

    April 30, 2009 at 7:04 am

  11. WOW. I can say it’s better than the overcrowded Boracay or Puerto Galera.

    May 1, 2009 at 1:12 pm

  12. unidentifiedwalkingobject

    @alps. yeah its way way better. :)

    May 1, 2009 at 1:37 pm

  13. hello. Nice pics. Because of this im planning to bring my team to padre burgos this august. What im afraid of isto get there without a place to stay at. Are there other small resorts on the main land that we can rent for 2 nights. Were you able to see some resorts for rent? aside from tamarind tree.

    Your response will be greatly appreciated.

    July 16, 2009 at 10:41 am

  14. leonard

    hello. Nice pics. Because of this im planning to bring my team to padre burgos this august. What im afraid of isto get there without a place to stay at. Are there other small resorts on the main land that we can rent for 2 nights. Were you able to see some resorts for rent? aside from tamarind tree.

    July 16, 2009 at 10:42 am

  15. unidentifiedwalkingobject

    The Borawan island is available.. there are about 4 cottages there.. You can also have tents set up on the place

    July 17, 2009 at 8:14 am

    • della aldave

      may for rent b na tent sa borawan?

      May 2, 2011 at 1:17 pm

  16. Tanya

    thanks much for this. i’d like to know how much is the bus fare from manila-lucena and lucena-padre burgos? thanks!

    October 30, 2009 at 1:29 pm

  17. Hannah S

    Thank you for posting some great pictures of Borawan and for featuring my hometown Padre Burgos Quezon. Our place is just beside Tamarind Tree and we’re still in the planning stage of our resort.This will be a big help to boost tourism and eventually the economy of our town. Enjoy and have a safe stay !
    Fare: Cubao- Lucena Php 200- 250
    Lucena- P Burgos Php 35- 50

    January 20, 2010 at 4:01 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      Your hometown is a very nice place. I am looking forward to go back there :)

      January 31, 2010 at 2:41 pm

  18. Gem Cabangon

    hi! do you have any contact numbers of the resort? thanks =)

    February 12, 2010 at 6:40 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      it was posted in tamarin tree’s site before.. Though tamarind tree is still a boat ride away from the island

      February 12, 2010 at 2:00 pm

  19. Aine

    are there sari sari store in the island?

    March 2, 2010 at 5:22 am

  20. Aine

    are there sari sari stores in the island? do you have any contact person? please help, me and my friends are trying to go there this April. thank you!

    March 2, 2010 at 5:23 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      There were no sari sari stores there the last time I was there. But there’s a hut that sells different dishes.

      March 2, 2010 at 8:33 am

  21. netnet

    hi:)
    maraming tao ba pumupunta dun?
    what do you think?
    ilang cottages poh ung andun?
    nice pics:)

    March 14, 2010 at 11:37 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      we went there a year ago. There were few people around and only about 3 cottages (if I remember correctly) plus the floating cottage. :)

      March 14, 2010 at 12:54 pm

  22. richelle

    question – if magstay kami sa island mismo cno po ang contact person para mapareserve ung cottage? thanks..

    March 16, 2010 at 4:31 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      I don’t have their number. You can stay overnight using a tent if you want to.

      March 16, 2010 at 11:35 am

  23. Hannah S

    You may try these nos. 02 772 4731/ 0920 955 0714 and visit their websites: borawanisland.com, thetamarindtreeresort.com for reservation.
    Have fun and safe travel!

    March 16, 2010 at 11:57 am

  24. Hannah S

    Hi ! We were in Borawan last Sunday (Mar21), left Mla 430am got there before 9am. We left the island 3pm and had a side trip at the now famous Luminous Cross of Grace Sanctuary Agdangan Quezon— 20min drive from P.Burgos. It was a day full of fun and adventure.
    Here’s some info if you want to reserve a cottage:
    Mr.Otoy Fernandez (boat owner) 0921 577 7075 he will then contact Susan (caretaker of the cottages)
    Take note: NO electricity/shower/decent comfort room. Expect a makeshift cottages and CR. If you opt to stay overnight bring potable water,tent,r.lamps,meds etc.
    Boat rental : Php 600 (8-10pax)
    Life vest rental: Php 5 (each)
    Parking fee : Php 50 ( or any amt per vehicle)
    We rented a boat at the “pantalan” or pier. It includes a round tour of the island.
    Enjoy the sun. Be safe !

    March 26, 2010 at 3:56 pm

  25. donna

    hi ask ko lang, how far is silangang nayon from tamarind tree?
    we plan to go first to silangang nayon prior to tamarind tree,
    how many minutes is the travel time?

    thanks

    March 29, 2010 at 4:41 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      I am not sure really how long will it take you.

      March 29, 2010 at 2:17 pm

  26. Hannah S

    Silangang Nayon, Pagbilao Quezon (next to Lucena) so it will take you 45mins going to Tamarind Tree.

    March 29, 2010 at 2:36 pm

  27. Aine

    Hi again! The hut you were saying that sells dishes (ulam), what kind of dishes are available? Are they selling fresh sea food so we can grill it or something? :) Thank you!

    March 30, 2010 at 3:25 am

  28. Maj

    you are being so much helpful, thanks! plan to head here on Thurs. *wink*

    March 30, 2010 at 7:08 am

  29. tyler

    Hi my friends and I have been looking for an island to visit,,if you are planning to camp overnyt the boat will fetch you in the morning ba? im confused if there are huts/rooms in the island itself and how much it will cost..thanks!!

    April 5, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      yes the boat will fetch you. It depends on how you haggle with the bangkero

      April 5, 2010 at 1:39 pm

  30. bing

    hi plan to go to a beach like this and surprise my wife, got info while reading. the fare (bus, boat and parking) and the place (no electricity but has CR) but i would also like to know is how does the cottage look like? good for how many person and how many rooms in a cottage? also is there snorkling, trekking, fishing, etc that we can do in the island? and are there any other beach besides borawan? just an alternative just in case there is no cottage available. please give additional info. thanks much.

    April 8, 2010 at 1:14 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      so there were 3 cottages and you could actually fit in around 4 people on a single cottage. You could ask the bangkeros to get you on other islands of Padre Burgos.

      April 8, 2010 at 10:51 am

  31. michael

    magkano bayad pag overnight sa borawan island?

    April 11, 2010 at 3:12 pm

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      I answered your question before. You could browse the other comments. :)

      April 12, 2010 at 12:42 pm

  32. migs

    ok yan… planu din namin makapunta dyan… may marecommend ka ba na contact dun?

    April 14, 2010 at 4:32 am

  33. hi, i just wanna ask if may network coverage in borawan or tamarind? thanks!

    April 18, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      yes there is, at least for Globe’s part I don’t know about the other networks

      April 18, 2010 at 1:50 pm

  34. Madelyn

    hi just wanna ask if there’s any resort at pedro burgos aside from the tamarind tree resort? thanks!

    April 26, 2010 at 5:58 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      Sorry no idea if may iba pa :)

      April 26, 2010 at 1:39 pm

  35. Ramil

    PLs. send me contact number po kung sino pwede i coordinate dun.. we would like to see the place… pls. and how much budget needed.

    Thanks

    February 23, 2011 at 6:40 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      Hi, basically you get the answers from the past comments. Just scroll up and you will find it!

      Have a good trip!

      February 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

  36. hi. ask ko lng po ulit, ok lng b hnd n kmi gumamit ng cottage at magbayad ng 1500 for that pag my dala kming tent.?

    March 21, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      I don’t know how they run things around in Borawan anymore, but in the past, you are allowed to camp by the island

      March 22, 2011 at 2:00 am

  37. hello po :D

    magkano po ba entrance sa borawan??

    and magkano po ang renta ng cottage

    April 16, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      I answered this question before, you can scroll up the other comments and you will find your answer thanks and have a fun summer

      April 16, 2011 at 2:52 pm

  38. jean talanay

    Hello, ask ko lang po kung may fresh water na pwedeng pang banlaw sa island? Thank you!

    April 16, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      Yes, the last time we were there, may isang drum ng water that you could use. Plus may make shift bathroom rin

      April 16, 2011 at 4:43 pm

  39. malyn mangente

    can i ask if how much would be the entrance?

    April 18, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      Hi, there is no entrance whatsoever. Just keep it clean and camp. Enjoy your stay

      April 18, 2011 at 7:05 pm

  40. Interesting place and informative post! Thanks for sharing! We’ll plan our next trip there. :)

    April 20, 2011 at 2:43 pm

  41. Fel

    very nice place!!!thank you so much for the details..me and my hubby are planning to go there…just want to ask if the price of cottages are changing base on season? tnx!

    April 21, 2011 at 11:08 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      That I can’t really answer you since I was only there once. To be safe and if you really want to save some cash, just bring a tent.

      April 21, 2011 at 4:14 pm

  42. Fel

    thanks so much..u’re help was really appreciated!

    April 24, 2011 at 10:37 am

  43. rochelle

    we (my officemates) are planning to go there in borawan island this coming may 2nd week…your post a great help…
    thanks for the info….

    April 25, 2011 at 10:40 am

  44. dada Luna

    Hi.. pede pong pasend nung itenerary nyu? and how much po ung nging cost nung trip nyu. and contact numbers po nung inestayan nyu. please reply. many thanks

    May 1, 2011 at 5:51 pm

  45. abi

    hi everyone me and my friends are planning to visit borawan on may 21, from manila to the target area which is borawan island can you please tell me how much is the budget needed for an overnight stay and please list down the your iteneraries during your visit we might need it.
    thank a lot!

    May 9, 2011 at 3:28 am

  46. ian

    ganda sana ng view, makati lang ang tubig no?

    June 7, 2011 at 2:53 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      Hmm, probably because there were some jelly fish in the area too?

      June 7, 2011 at 2:56 am

  47. danah

    Hi, just want to ask if you can just pass by the tamarind tree resort for the boat going to the island khit hindi cla fully booked .. prang malayo kasi yung ibang sakayan ng bangka

    June 25, 2011 at 4:17 am

    • unidentifiedwalkingobject

      Yup that’s what we did. But actually the boat ride is really just nearby malapit sa market

      June 25, 2011 at 2:55 pm

  48. Hannah

    The area where Tamarind Tree is located at is Brgy Basiao, mdami entries doon not just the resort. .It is easier to rent a boat and get a good deal at the port area or pantalan (malapit sa market), just as you enter Padre Burgos turn right. .

    June 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

  49. Charisma Aguilar

    may nagpaparent ba ng tent sa Borawan Island?If meron how much kaya?is there any comfort rooms?food stall?thanks..

    July 29, 2011 at 10:39 am

  50. enmarck

    guys magkano ang bayad sa cottage sa island?

    January 31, 2012 at 12:57 pm

  51. Ron James

    Thanks for featuring the island of Borawan..It definitely help the tourism industry of our municipality as well as our locals..You are all welcome to visit and we apologize for some inconvenience that the others experience when they visited Padre Burgos but no doubt you will enjoy your stay here..

    Thank you and more power!

    For suggestions/comments and information going to Padre Burgos, just feel free to email me at ronjames_gonzales@yahoo.com or contact 09178989750.

    April 7, 2012 at 12:05 pm

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