Borawan Island and Kuwebang Lampas in Quezon Province – Your 1300 pesos getaway

When it comes to beaches, Filipinos would say Boracay and Palawan are the best, sadly, I haven’t been there. Social media posts about a beach called Borawan spread like wildfire. People say it was named after Boracay and Palawan and is a must-go.

Back in Thanksgiving, I was invited by my officemates to join them in Borawan and I’m glad I did not let this tour pass! ๐Ÿ™‚

Budget and distance-wise, this place has become a popular weekend getaway destination. For just 1300 pesos ($26) you can have 2D1N stay and 3-island tour in this very beautiful place.

TIPS:
1. The more, the merrier and the cheaper this tour could be!
2. Bring lots of snacks and foods
3. Bring Powerbank
4. Bring tent

Getting There:

1. Go to Jam Liner Terminal in Kamuning, Quezon City
2. Ride a bus going to Lucena Grand Terminal. (Travel time is 4hours, fare is P218)
3. From Lucena Grand Terminal, ride a bus going to Padre Burgos (Travel time is 2hours, fare is 35 pesos)

A quick summary of expenses:

QC to Lucena: 436 pesos
Lucena to Padre Burgos : 70 pesos
Boat Ride and Island Fees: 400 pesos
Tent Fee: 100
Foods: 300
Total: 1306 pesos

There are 3 Islands namely Borawan, Kuwebang Lampas, and Dampalitan. You can get them all in a day since they are just close to each other. In our case, we only had two since my teammates were tired to get the 3rd one done.

Signal is available on most part (atleast for TNT network). We stayed in Borawan and there’s electricity in the island from 6PM until 10PM only. You can have your gadgets charged for P20 per outlet.

There are grilling areas and you can borrow cookwares from the store. You can have them cook for you for a fee. Before heading to the islands, grab all you need from the local market like we did. Our team does not have a cook so we paid for cooking fee haha.

Best time to go? Summer time should be avoided since everyone is going there. We went there in November and everything is just perfect. There’s just 2 other small groups and we owned the islands for two days ๐Ÿ˜‰

Thanks to my teammates, Madam Lyn, Prof Gino and Classmate Ella for this wonderful experience.

I’ll let the pictures do the talking ๐Ÿ˜‰

borawan island kuwebang lampasPadre Burgos Port

borawan island kuwebang lampasBorawan Island bannerย showing the rates

borawan island kuwebang lampasOn our way to the island, we were greeted by a rainbow

borawan island kuwebang lampasOur boat docked at Borawan Island

borawan island kuwebang lampasThe sands of Borawan Island

borawan island kuwebang lampasThe clouds are so close!

borawan island kuwebang lampasSome cottages for rent. If you have tent, you’ll only pay 200 pesos and just divide it by the number of people. ๐Ÿ˜‰

borawan island kuwebang lampasBorawan’s sandbar

borawan island kuwebang lampasJust me posing ๐Ÿ˜€

borawan island kuwebang lampasOn our way to Kuwebang Lampas

borawan island kuwebang lampasOur boat docked at Kuwebang Lampas

borawan island kuwebang lampasCoconuts! I wish they sell them.

borawan island kuwebang lampasTook a moment to be on my own

borawan island kuwebang lampasThe sands of Kuwebang Lampas

borawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasThe clear and shallow waters of Kuwebang Lampas.

borawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasInside the cave. I loved the cold water here ๐Ÿ™‚

borawan island kuwebang lampasJust me posing ๐Ÿ™‚

borawan island kuwebang lampasBack in Borawan Island. My teammates are tired so we opted not to go to Dampalitan Beach for sunset ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

borawan island kuwebang lampasDinner! One thing I learned in this tour is how to eat crabs haha

ย borawan island kuwebang lampasMe viewing the sunset

borawan island kuwebang lampasEven the longest nights are bound to give way to the dawn right?
– Utada Hikaru.

borawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasborawan island kuwebang lampasSunrise! I woke up 4AM for this. Iย love how to be alone with this beauty. It’s just me, the place and music.

borawan island kuwebang lampasOur humble tents ๐Ÿ™‚

borawan island kuwebang lampasOf course, photo op before packing up ๐Ÿ˜€

borawan island kuwebang lampas

Last pic before leaving ๐Ÿ™‚

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