After swimming (and cam-whoring), we went back and decided to pitch our tents in the part where most people had their tents pitched. There is no electricity in the area, so we chose to stay there for our safety and convenience as well. It was good that Gem didn’t forget to bring flashlights that we were able to use to pitch our tents and while we were having our dinner.
The place was still very much alive in the evening even without electricity. Some groups were playing loud music, while others just had bonfires. We stayed outside our tents until around midnight, while chatting and playing the ‘category game’. I wanted to stay awake and wait for the sunrise, but I was really sleepy, so I went ahead and had a sound sleep inside the tent despite the noisy group beside our tents.
I woke up at around 5:30, and woke up to a very wonderful view of the sea. The place was so serene and was very relaxing.
We had coffee and bread while watching the calm sea, and prepared for our breakfast afterwards. We had rice, tuna and salted eggs with tomatoes!
After breakfast, we went for a swim again. The water was very clear, and we saw a lot of starfish and some sea urchins too!
We finished bathing at around 10AM, and had to change because the tricycle drivers would be fetching us at around 11:00 AM. They arrived on time, but we were still able to take a lot of pictures!
We took a van to Pasay (which left past 12 noon I think), and we arrived in Pasay at around 3 in the afternoon. It was a tiresome but really fantastic weekend!
And here’s the breakdown of the expenses we had for this trip, which means that we (group of 7) only spent a total of P780!
P140 - Bus fare to Calatagan
P50 - Tricycle fare to Burot Beach
P130 - Entrance fee
P200 - Food and other miscellaneous expenses
P30 - Boat ride to the sandbar
P50 - Tricycle fare going back to Calatagan Market
P180 - Van fare to Pasay
This was one of the trips I had which I really enjoyed. I think it’s mostly because of the people I was with. It could also be because I was able to totally enjoy a place, despite the fact that none us had been to this place, and we just relied on some blogs (and our instincts) for this trip. And most of all, we didn’t have to spend a lot to be able to enjoy and have a relaxing time at the beach.
20 notes, April 23, 2013