Monday, June 1, 2009

Borawan Island - Weekend Snapshot

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We were expecting rain that Labor Day weekend but we didn't count the possibility of getting caught in the rain while on a boat to Borawan Island. The rain and the spray were cold, and although we had life jackets on and the boat ride was smooth, I knew some of our companions were getting uncomfortable. To break the ice, Cloyd started joking around about "grouping yourselves into two's if we need to unload." Then mimicked a preflight safety speech in Tagalog. Nervous laughter all around.


Our outrigger boat seemed smaller in the middle of Tayabas Bay, rain poured but thankfully, we rode on placid waters until we reached Borawan Island. Collective sigh of relief when we docked at the beach.

Borawan Island is about 30 minutes across The Tamarind Tree in Padre Burgos. But because we came from Puting Buhangin, our boat ride was almost an hour. It's within the mountain range of Brgy. Lipata with a terrain overlooking Tayabas Bay. The narrow shoreline of pebbled beach, rocks and limestone cliffs make up this rugged slice of paradise. Except for few newly-built huts, the place has no amenities---so if you're for a rugged and isolated beach experience, you'd love Borawan Island, like I did. This place is also great for rock-climbing, and I'm sure the forest above the cliffs is worth exploring.

cloudy skies over Borawan Island

limestone cliff and pebbled beach

how about rock-climbing?
Franzia & Sally---survivors!
Cloyd, the jester
any idea what Julius was demonstrating?

Posted for Weekend Snapshot



22 comments:

Ebie said...

That's a beautiful shot of the limestone cliff. Its been a while since I've been on an outrigger, but I can be adventurous. I think the guy is demonstrating "how deep is his love" to her.

Bengbeng said...

Awesome place. So relieved everything turned out alright

Bengbeng said...

so glad everything turned out alright. awesome place

Enchie said...

all worth the trip!

Pretty Life Online said...

Wow! Perfect place to stay away from the City.. Great catch for WS.. Have a great day! Hope you'll visit mine too.

Hazel said...

nice shots. i love the limestone cliff and the beach below it. the hut is so lovely!

Kero said...

wow. that is soo close to paradise. you guys are lucky to see such gorgeous place. thank you soo much for the visit. take care and till next WS!

SandyCarlson said...

Such a beautiful place. I never knew such wonders existed.

Carver said...

That looks like a wonderful place to get away. Thanks for sharing these photographs.

Gbex and Ellen said...

What a great place...mine is up ...hope to hear fom you soon

Sidney said...

Looks like an episode of "Survivor".
Glad you make it safely to the shore...never funny to be eaten by the sharks. ;-)

Mirage said...

His trying to show "how to flip ang paa ala Dyesebel" hehe. :D

Heart of Rachel said...

That looks like a wonderful place. The limestone cliff is beautiful

Maria Berg said...

limestone cliff - I really want to go there- look so nice.Maybe a hollyday in the future,

Maria Berg, MB
Sweden

Photo Cache said...

Oh my that was some fright you got there.

This would be the ideal place for me, I love to rough it up this way.

the donG said...

wow! wow! wow! this time it's you who'll be guiding me to go there. my type of beach.

witsandnuts said...

Maybe Julius was telling, "hey, I found a jellyfish!" Wild guess, heehee. I miss island hopping and snorkeling because of these photos. =)

chubskulit said...

Looks very relaxing!

ryliej said...

dami talagang beautiful places dyan sa tin noh..

bertN said...

Good to know they now have life jackets available to passengers. Is this mandatory now?

luna miranda said...

hi, bertN! i guess it's now mandatory to provide life vests to passengers. but there are outriggers that don't hand over the vests as soon as passengers board the boat. sometimes, passengers have to ask for a life vest.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Wonderful shots! Talk about a tropical paradise. :-)