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Mountains are my hide out...... I climb because I want to be free even for a day or two.... free from work, free from traffic and pollution from the metro.
So why chose beach...... a beach for a person who doesn't even know how to float in the water.... simple... walang climb invites.
A sudden urge of seascape brought me to Puting Buhangin. Favorite destination in Quezon Province for people who wishes to avoid crowded beaches.
Reaching this quiet, serene, tranquil beach requires several rides. From Manila, ride any bus that routes you to Lucena Grand Central terminal. Take a jeep ride to Pagbilao Town Proper, drop off point will be the Jeepney Terminal, located at the back of Pagbilao Public Market. From here, you'll have 2 options.
First, take another jeep ride heading to Bgry . Polo then hire tricycle all the way to Capascapas where your boat ride awaits. Second, hire a tricycle that will take you all the way up to Capascapas. Hassle free option however an expensive one. They will charge you 300.00 for the entire 1 hour ride.
At Capascapas, you'll need to cross a lake via "bangka" , just ask the locals for the ride. After 10 min crossing, you'll then have two options: hike or boat. The hike will only eat 10-15mins of your time while boat will eat 250.00 from your wallet, I chose the first option.
Puting Buhangin . . . the beach
The place is not well-developed in terms of amenities, though open cottages are available but for people who wants to spend overnight, just bring your own tent.
Restrooms were installed for your basic need, do not expect a well maintained one. A store with mineral water sold however expect a stiff price. The shoreline is not that wide though, just enough for strolling if you want to reach both rock formations on both ends.
During high tide, water come rushing inside Kwebang Lampas, located at the right end by the way, good spot to take some dip.
After hours of hours of enjoying the crystal clear sea water
True to its name, Puting Buhangin beach indeed has white sand on its shoreline, a mixture of powdered white sand and bits of bits corals.
My overall stay on this place was indeed perfect..... perfect that I had spent quite time for myself. Though I haven't been to several beaches I think Puting Buhangin would be my second pick next to Silanguin Cove as my hiding place.
5:00 am Departure (Jac liner - Buendi)
8:00 am Arrived at Lucena Grand Teminal (Breakfast and buy food)
8:30 am Depart
8:57 am Arrived at Pagbilao Jeepney Terminal
9:03 am Huggle for price then left Terminal
10: 05 am Arrived at Capascapas, waited for the boat
10:10 am Arrived at the opposite side then trekked
10:20am @ Puting Buhangin
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P 209.50 (Bus - Lucena Terminal via JAC)
P400.00 (Food supplies for 2 days)
P 11.00 (Jeep, Lucena Terminal to Pagbilao)
P 250.00 (tricycle, Pagbilao to Capascapas)
P 20.00 (Boat ride, back and forth)
P 100.00 Entrance fee
P 100.00 Fresh water for bathing, 50 per gallon
P 250.00 Tricycle up to Jeep Terminal
P 35.00 Jeep to Pagbilao Terminal
P 11.00 Bus to Lucena Grand Terminal
P 259.00 Jac Liner back to Manila - Buendia
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