VISITING THREE BEACHES IN ONE WEEKEND
The islands can be visited via boat from Padre Burgos, Quezon. How to get there. There are a number of resorts who offer the island hopping service to Borawan, Dampalitan and Lukang Beach. You can look for these resorts at Brgy. Basiao in Padre Burgos.
Visit Lukang Beach/kwebang lagpas first and spend most of your time there. Among the three beaches, Lukang Beach/kwebang lampas is most suitable for swimming because of its wide shore, fine white sand and clear blue waters. There are also palm trees lined up along the shore if you want a break from the sun.
After Lukang/kwebang lampas, we suggest Dampalitan as your next stop. Even though its beach is not ideal for swimming, Dampalitan is perfect for beach bumming. The shore is lined with pine trees which makes it suitable for camping. Take your lunch here, beach bum, enjoy the shade and cool breeze before heading to Borawan.
Borawan island is the nearest one from the town of Padre Burgos. Most tourists camp here. There are shower rooms and toilets. There’s also a sari-sari store located at the right-end of the beach who offers beverages, meals and snacks. Don’t forget to take photos of the interesting rock formations. Try viewing the sunrise as the beach is facing east.
Boat: P1,800 (Lukang, Dampalitan & Borawan), P1,200 (Borawan, Dampalitan only), P800 (Borawan only) Good for 8 people. These are fixed rate of the resorts. We recommend hiring a small time boatman at Brgy. Basiao so you could haggle the price. We got ours for only P1500… boatman
CHRISTIAN GRUTAS at CELLPHONE NUMBERS: 09455611577 & 09498745457
Entrance Fees: P80 Day-trip Lukang Beach, P75 Day-trip Dampalitan, P220 Overnight Borawan.Accommodation: P500 per tent, P200 tent space fee. Best to bring your own tent.
Transportation: P440 Roundtrip bus Manila-Lucena-Manila, P80 Roundtrip bus Lucena-Unisan-Lucena.
Food: Free. It’s best to bring your own. Cooking is allowed on the island. Grilling station are available. Sari-sari store available selling beverages, snacks and drinks.
Estimated budget per person for 10 pax: P1,500
Where to camp? You can actually camp at all three beaches. We recommend camping at Borawan since its the nearest one from Padre Burgos. You can also camp at Dampalitan. Overnight camping is also possible in Lukang, but the boatman are going to charge you more if you’ll ask them to pick you up there the following morning because it’s the farthest beach from Padre Burgos. Where to swim? Swim at Lukang Beach. Its beach is most suitable for swimming among the three. Borawan is also suitable for swimming but the water can get murky at crowded areas. Swim early in the morning when the tide’s high and the water is much clearer.In each beach, there are limited areas protected by netting to keep tourists safe from jellyfish and sea urchin. It’s definitely cheaper to bring your own tent and cook your own food.It can get crowded during peak season and summer weekends. It’s best to visit the beaches during weekdays or off season. Lukang Beach is mostly visited because of its beach. Most tourists swim there before heading to Borawan and Dampalitan. Dampalitan is the least crowded among the three.
We also have boats for rent big and safe including the lifejacket.
Tents are also available to rent.