Tinago, which means "hidden", is a hidden cove at the Caramoan Peninsula. Boatmen seldom bring tourists in this cove because of its location. The narrow gap between two limestone mountains is the gateway to Tinago, and many boatmen find it difficult to maneuver the outrigger boat due to strong current. Good thing we had an expert team--2 brothers and their young nephew, who took us to Tinago for lunch on Black Saturday. This cove is deserted, no hut and fresh water so you have to bring everything.
The unpredictable waves between the islands cause the surface waters to be choppy. But as soon as we get past the narrow passage, the lagoon was very calm.
Tinago has a narrow stretch of fine white sandy beach, surrounded by limestone rocks. We grilled fish and had lunch under the trees, soaked up the sun and fun, and let the breathtaking, serene beauty of Tinago renew our spirits.It would be great to put up a tent here and stay overnight--oh well, that's for another trip.