Puting Buhangin Beach and Kuwebang Lampas in Pagbilao, Quezon

sun bathing in puting buhangin beach kwebang lampas pagbilao quezon

Flanking Quezon Province are two large bodies of water with the vast Pacific Ocean on the east and Tayabas Bay on its west. Squeezed in between the ocean and sea are marvelous beaches sprawling in the coastal towns of the province, but I didn’t imagine a pristine white beach exist in Pagbilao, Quezon until I’ve been to Puting Buhangin Beach.

boat in puting buhangin beach pagbilao quezon kwebang lampasA small boat parked in front of the beach

swimming in puting buhangin beach pagbilao quezonSee what I mean by crystal clear?

True to its name, Puting Buhangin literally means “white sand” and this Pagbilao paradise will guarantee its visitors the powdery sands of Boracay but within a few hours drive from Manila. The 30-minute manageable hike rewards the intrepid traveler with a cool bath in crystal clear waters. With Puting Buhangin’s calmly sweeping shores, it offers safety not only for adults but for kids as well.

Resting at the tip of the long stretch of white sand is Kuwebang Lampas, cave which leading to the other side of the beach.  Be careful, however, during high tide for water almost fills up the cave so children should be watched. On the other hand, during high tide, the water’s height would be perfect for an adrenalin pumping jump on a probably a 25-30 meter drop.

kwebang lampas pagbilao quezonPassing by varying sizes of rocks to the cave.

inside kwebang lampas pagbilao quezonInside Kuwebang Lampas.

kwebang lampas pagbilao quezonKwebang Lampas

Going there is quite difficult but still manageable. From Manila, one will pass by the South Luzon Expressway and take Sto. Tomas Exit and follow the National Road which will pass by the towns of Laguna. Welcoming travelers would be the arch in Tiaong which divides the provinces of Laguna and Quezon. There are diversion roads you can pass by if you want to avoid the traffic in some towns, and cut the travel time to Lucena by approximately 30 minutes. Head South until you pass by the town of Pagbilao and look for Binahaan Elementary School on your right, and a Team Energy Powerplant sign on your left. Turn at the corner which will lead you to the said power plant.

unpaved road in pagbilao quezonPassing by semi-dirt road.

Upon reaching the gate beside Team Energy Powerplant, a registration fee of P100.00 per car is charged. Local sari sari stores are in the area so might as well do your last minute shopping for provisions. A short drive on rough terrain will lead you to the car park where an overnight parking fee of P200.00 per car is again charged.

A short hike beside the Team Energy Powerplant, walk on a paved cement under the scorching heat, traversing the rocky shoreline, and under the shade of thick trees on a forest will lead you to the refreshing view of Puting Buhangin Beach. A caretaker said that it was a private place so we were again charged with P50.00 per head entrance fee. It was on a holy week when we went there so we were sharing the beach with other tourist and travelers.

hiking to putingbuhangin beach pagbilao quezonThe 30-minute hike on rough road…

team energy powerplant pagbilao quezon province…beside the Team Energy Power Plant…

team energy powerplant pagbilao quezonTeam Energy Power Plant

pagbilao quezon puting buhangin and kwebang lampasBeautiful view during the short hike.

rocky shoreline in pagbilao quezon…traversing the rocky shoreline…

hike to putingbuhangin kwebang lampas pagbilao quezon…and the dense forest.

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Now, here are some fast facts that may help you on your trip:

1. First, I want to thank our good Samaritan, Mr. Boy Kuripot who recently ventured to Puting Buhangin, and came back holding valuable information for the sake of everyone, including me. Thank you very much, Sir, and I’d be glad to link your website, or Facebook account in Biyaherong Barat.

2. Charges and possible expenses.

P100.00 – entrance fee for overnight stay.
P250.00 – parking fee
P250.00 – bangka (Boy Kuripot, alin ‘to yung mula parking o beach hopping?)
P350.00 – cottage

3. Tricycle from Binahaan

P250.00 – P300.00 – a reasonable price for a 15 kilometer trip
0912 962 4204 – Tatay Ele’s contact number

4. Boat to Borawan or Dampalitan Island, look for Tatay Presko

4. There are stores and a comfort room in the location. For the cottages reservations look for Gemma, 0947 591 1630

5. If you get lost, ask around.

6. Enjoy and be safe on your trip.

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152 thoughts on “Puting Buhangin Beach and Kuwebang Lampas in Pagbilao, Quezon

    • Hello. Mga nasa 10 persons kami, nagastos namin mga 1K each. Nagdala kaming sasakyan para mas tipid. Nagtent lang kami. Ang di ko sure kung pumapayag sila ng overnight kase e, holy week nung pumunta tapos maraming tao. Pero hinarang kami sa gate sabi di daw pwede overnight, although nakapagovernight kami. medyo malabi e. Tapos may entrance fee din. Anyway, heads up lang yun. Basta mga 1,000-1,500 ok ka na dun, basta magcacamping and kung may auto (siyempre medyo mas mahal pag bus). Sana nakatulong. Have a nice and safe trip!

    • Hello po. Ask ko po from lipa to pagbilao. Ilang Oras po ang travel.saka how much if 13 kmi sasakay sa bangka. First time ksi kmi mag travel papaunta sa quezon. At my matutulugan po ba kami dyan na pwde ng I hire. Tnxs

  1. grabe dami babayaran tpos ang gulo pa kausap ng mga caretaker. kaya pala Private property LUKANG FAMILY kc mga lukring mga tao kausap dun

    • Hi, g.swag. We left the car beside Team Energy Power Plant. There’s a parking lot which cost P200 yata for overnight parking. Thanks for visiting my page. I hope I was able to help you. Have a nice day and be safe on your trip. =)

  2. Hi po…were planning to go there by weekend…gusto po sana namin magovernight dun sino po yung pede kausapin dun? kasi may nabasa po ko sa ibang blog na kelangan kausapin po si Atty. Peter Lukang sa Lucena City for permission to stay overnight daw po & do you have any contact no. po ng caretaker or kung sino po pede namin makausap prior to our trip po? thanks in advance for your response and
    God bless po;)

    • Hi Alexia. Yes, I’ve read the blog about Atty. Lukang, but unfortunately, I don’t have any contacts. Ang ginawa namin no’n, dumiretso na kami sa Puting Buhangin, tapos nakiusap kami, pero just in case ‘di kami payagan magstay ng overnight, sa may Silangang Nayon namin plano magstay, or sa mga resort na malapit dun. Medyo malabo din kase yung caretaker nung time na yun kase nung una, sabi niya bawal daw magcamp dun, tapos nakita namin andaming nakatent, tapos eventually pinayagan naman kami. ‘Yung iba, ang ginagawa nila, maghahanap sila ng inn na mapapgstay-an tapos magbabangka papunta dun. Pero mas ok na rin siguro na i-check niyo ng direkta, baka mapakiusapan niyo. Pasensya na wala akong contact, pero sana nakatulong kahit papano. Magdadala ba kayong auto?

      Ingat kayo sa biyahe. Enjoy. =)

      • thank you so much sa reply:) Nakamotor po kami lahat…san po kaya namin pede iwan na safe or pede po ba ipasok yung motor sa beach mismo?

        • Astig. Masaya yun, a. Dun sa may car park sa tabi ng team energy power plant po pwede mag-iwan, tapos from there may short hike. ‘Di ko lang alam kung magkano yung fee pag-motor. May rough road nga palang dadaanan bago dumating dun sa carpark.

      • Hello, gusto ko lang rin magtanong, so we are planning for a family reunion, want to have a complete arrangement yong package kasi 2 or 3 family´s from friday-sunday…who is the right person na pwedeng kontakin dito..want to have legal stay and to avoid hasle and to have a sure nice weekend….thanks. sa.any suggestions at tulong.

    • Hi Emma. All buses to Bicol pass by the town of Pagbilao. Or, you can take a bus bound to Lucena from either Buendia, Kamias, or Cubao. Get off in Lucena Terminal. From Lucena, there are vans and jeeps to Pagbilao.

      Have a safe trip. Enjoy.

    • Hello Pye! Well, the only problem I see is if camping in Puting Buhangin is allowed. I was there Holy Week, two years ago and we had to sweet talk and bribe the caretaker to allow us to camp since it’s a private property. If in case, it’s not allowed, there are nearby lodging areas like Silangang Nayon where you can stay for the night and take a boat to Puting Buhangin. Recently, a friend told me that there are lots of white beach in the area aside from Puting Buhangin, you might want to check it out.

      Hopefully I was able to help, I haven’t visited the place ever since so I’m not sure. If you went on with your trip, can you get back at me with the recent changes and how to’s in the area, I’m plannng to go back soon.

      Thank you, and have a safe trip. =)

  3. very helpful blog sir! our team is planning to go there this coming 27th. Lalo akong na e-excite sa mga photo’s mo. too bad day tour lang kami.. for sure bitin ‘to.

    • Hi Sir Francis. Marami pong salamat sa pag-bisita sa Biyaherong Barat. Sarap din pong marinig na nakakatulong yung maliit kong space sa internet.

      Ganda talaga sa Puting Buhangin. Na-e-excite din po ako para sa inyo. Matagal na kong hindi nakakapunta ng Pagbilao, at gusto kong makabalik.

      Ok lang po yan kahit day trip, basta maaga pa lang nandun na kayo. Masusulit niyo rin po yung lugar. Isa pang advantage ng maaga, marami po kayong time para magpicture at mag-explore dun.

      Salamat po ulit, Sir Francis. Ingat po sa biyahe. Enjoy.

  4. Matagal na naming balak pumunta sa Puting Buhangin. Madami na kaming nabasa na magagandang reviews about the place. May tanong lang po ako, kailangan pa po bang ipaalam sa namamahala sa Puting Buhangin na pupunta kami or okay na po yung diretso na kami don sa beach. Salamat! :)

    • Well… that I’m not really sure. Ang ginawa ko nun kase nag-walk in lang. Pagdating ko dun sa Puting Buhangin, hinarang kami ng caretaker dahil madami daw tao no’n, at private daw yun. Pagtapos namin bayaran, ok na din naman. I would suggest that you have a back up plan. Let’s say, ‘di nila payagan overnight, there’s a resort called Silangang Nayon. It’s one of the known resorts in Pagbilao. I want to go there also, so I can improve my blog about Puting Buhangin. Nagresearch na rin kase ako about diyan dati kaso talagang walang may definite na sagot, e.

  5. Hi Barat…been there last Mar 23 fri night with my FA Team..thank you very much for you blog!
    It more fun in Pagbilao! It a must place to go in Quezon!
    It is highly reccomendable for nature lovers, seeking for apeace of mind and want to escape the city life!! just hear the sound of nature.

    Our plan is just a day hike but we lasted 2 days & 2 nights! ayaw na namin iwan ang puting buhangin!
    We got a direct contact person from Kanto ng Binahaan Elem School name Tatay Elly na napaka bakit at napaka supportive..sinamahan nya kami the entire trip. then ate gemma the caretake of puting buhangin is also the receptionist, we paid entrance fee 100P/each for overnight stay. 350 for the cottage and 250 for the banka ,250 parking fee balikan na un.me dala kami 2 tent..pagdating sa puting buhangin..andun si lando d cearetaker..i a assist agad kayo sa needs nyo…kami lang ang tao dun till 9AM..siguro the whole day is umabot ng 100 ang tao..but it is not crowded…walang lasing..walang maingay..kasi alang kuryente…masarap..nakaka relax..at ang place..di matatawaran ang ganda…puntahan nyo na lang at ingatan…leave no traces pag alis nyo…sana wag maging commercialized ito…sana ganun na lang..para hindi masala-ula ng mga walang pagpapaphalaga ke mother nature….too many to mentione about good things of this island..nagkaroon na ako ng baseline ng beach!..kung di rin lang puting buhangin…wag na lang.!
    Its really more fun in the Phillipines!
    Salamt ke mother nature at syempre….ke barat!

    • Woooooow! Thank you very much sa information, Sir. Nangangati na kong bumalik sa Puting Buhangin. Madaming po matutulong yang comment niyo sa mga nagtatanong (isa ako dun). Babalik ako dun soon ngayong summer, write about it, and mention you. Actually i-edit ko na ‘tong blog to inform them. Do you have a website kung san kayo nagpopost ng pictures para makita ng ibang readers? Ili-link ko na lang po.

      Again thank you very much for getting back at me. Marami po kayong natulungan.

  6. Anyone here to help me who to contact with in Puting Buhangin? And i need a quotation on how much we need for 2 days and 2 nights stay. It’s okay if we’re not gonna stay in Puting Buhangin, any villas or resort near in Puting Buhangin will do then.

    I highly appreciated your help guys! Thanks! :)

  7. hi boy kuripot,

    we’re planning to go this sunday…pde kya malaman ung contact mo dun? i mean cp# ni tatay elly at ate gemma? laking tulong kc ung para maging maganda escapade nmin….tnx!

  8. This blog is indeed so helpful.We are planning to visit it next week.April 5 or 6.Exited aq coz of good and positive reviews from lots of blogs.Just wonderin, hnde ba nkakatakot maglakad from the place n binabaan ng tric going to the Puting Buhangin?I would appreciate your response po.;)

    • Hi Mydee! Safe naman po yung hike. May trail naman po. Ewan ko lang po dun sa part nung mga may rocks. Konting ingat lang. Pero safe naman po. Meron din naman pong boat na marerent dun sa may parking area kung ayaw niyo maghike.

  9. Great blog! and the best part is napakasipag ni Mr. Barat na sumagot sa comments and questions. Ok yung update ni boy kuripot… Hope to visit the place week after the holy week para less tourists… meron ba silang tents for rent doon? and we’ll [robably commute, meron po kayong idea kung magkano yung tricycle from brgy. Polo to parking area? or baka pwede maka hingi ng contact number ni tatay eli. Maraming salamat! :)

    • Hello Jen. Thank you very much. Thank you din kay Boy Kuripot na-update yung blog. Tents? I’m not sure but they have cottages. Nung pumunta kami, nagdala kaming sasakyan kaya wala akong idea kung magkano yung tricycle. Medyo may kalayuan yun kaya subukan niyo na lang tumawad sa reasonable price. Unfortunately, wala akong contact ni Tatay Ely. Try niyo na lang tanungin dun sa mga tricycle.

      Hindi pa ko nakakabalik kaya hindi ako sigurado.

      Mr. Boy Kuripot, may number ka ba ni Tatay Ely? Thank you talaga! Malaki talaga natulong mga sa mga pupunta sa Puting Buhangin.

  10. Hi Barat,.happy easter.
    been there again last April 7 with my kids & nephews,,they really appreciated the place and enjoyed the entire day….and surprisingly,,its too crowded that time…~ 2K siguro ang guests at me mga yate pa na dumating…5 lang nmn yung cottage kaya sa damuhan at sa buhangin na nag palipas ng oras ang karamihan…pero malinis pa rin at di nila kayang labuin ang tubig..crystal clear pa rin..marami rin foriegners akong nakita na maghapon ding nag enjoy sa linis ng dagat..
    by the way..sa tricycle from kanto ng binahaan –> parking sa me banka babayad kayo ng 250PhP –> 300PhP depende sa charm mo sa tawaran…fair enough sa 15 Kms na takbo ng tricycle..walang for rent na tents dun…kanya kanyang dala…
    malapit na syang idevelop this year..magtatayo daw dun ng hotels and other amenities…hindi na daw sya pag aari ng LUKANG family….owned na sya ng Pagbilao Development Corp…

    Its an ideal place for team building..so a bigger number of my team is planning to go there by April 21st and all cottages will be reserve for us for 2 nights…..~ we are about a group of 100…so those who are planning to go there by april, bring your tents on 21st…

    e2 nga pala number ni tatay ele(tricycle) mabait at pinakamurang sumingil…09129624204..sabihin nyo lang po kay ybet nyo nakuha number nyo…kung gusto nyo naman discounted na banka ride for island hooping going to borawan island or dampalitan island…look for tatay Presko…mabait at pinakamurang sumingil..sabihin nyo lang tropa kayo ni ybet..di kayo tatagain sa singil nun..
    kung gusto nyo pa reserve ng cottage..call gemma the local receptionist 09475911630..

    see you there…

    • Happy Easter, Boy Kuripot. Nasa Cagbalete Island naman ako nung weekend. Trabaho. Thank you sa info. Dami ding nagtatanong. The best ka talaga! Subukan ko pumunta ng 21 so we can meet. My friends are planning to conduct an ocular in Pagbilao and add it to Biyahe Lokal‘s destinations.

      Update ko ulit yung blog ko. Dami mo talagang natulong sa mga travelers. Thank you, Sir.

  11. hi! nakakatuawa ung blog at palitan nyo ng comments! btw, i’m planning to go there with my family and my bf’s family on May.. can you give us a heads-up how much will it costs us? cguro min of 12 kmi.. thanks!

  12. hi jenny, depende kasi sa point of origin nyo at ano ang prefered nyong pagpunta.
    kung 12 kayo from manila at me dala kayong sasakayan siguro 1.3K/head is good enough for overnyt stay…kung commute cguro 1.7K/each…20K nyo sigurao is good enough…punta kayo ng mas maaga para sulit ang stay nyo..pa reserve na rin kayo ng cottage…masarap don..malinis nag tubig at hindi amoy dagat..dala lang kayo ng maraming mineral water…pwede naman dun na magpabili..yun nga lang mas mataas syempre..i review mo n lang tong blog ni barat…puno na ng info yan..

    • Ok dun. Marami nga lang tao than usual pero hindi naman kasing dami na parang Puerto Galera. Steady pa din.

      May biyahe din ulit kami ng May ng Cagbalete, baka mag-abot tayo. Kita kits na lang dun.

  13. good day! im planning to go there with my bf this Sunday. how much po kaya ang boat ride from puting buhangin to
    Borawan/Dampalitan island?any idea?thank you for posting this!!! :)

  14. Hi Jellie Bean, kung iikutin nyo from Puti–> Borawan–> Dampalitan 1 way,,it would cost you ~ 2K ->2.5k…good for 8-10 person…pero kung kayo lang 2 ng BF mo..you only need small banka..i would suggest to contact tatay presko…1K~1.5K lang + konting pakisama..abutan nyo ng yosi ( philip ) kasado na yun sa balikan…sa Puti din kasi kayo babalik kasi mas ideal mag overnyt dun kesa sa ibang island..enjoy!

      • Hi boy kuripot and boy barat!…sa Cagbalete Island kami nagpunta and nagstay kami sa Villa Cleofas… :) gondooo! :)at super bait ng owner……. gondo rin sa Sabang!

      • Sorry late reply ^ ^
        April 15 and 16 kami nandoon… Sa kabilang resort naman kami nagstay. Dont want to mention na lang the name…hehehe. naholdap kasi kami don! imagine??? first time ko maholdap at sa beach pa…but aside from that badtrip,,, maganda ang beach!ganda sana magcamp kasi sarap magstargazing, kaya lang minalas…hehehe pero friendly ang mga tao….pagdating namin sa Sabang, bibili lang kami ng ulam para makain, pinapasok pa kami ni Ate tindera sa bahay nya at don pinakain, well kumain naman kami….may mga nakkikiligo ring turista sa bahay nila Ate. Uso siguro yun dun… Susunod na punta namin sa Puting Buhangin……masimulan na ngang basahin yung post mo about dun…hehehe..may holdaper din kaya dun? :I

      • sa resort na tinuluyan namin….kami lang kasi nagcacamping…di naman kami sinaktan…tinutukan lang ako sa leeg ng kutsilyo na mapurol…hehehe….god is good pa din…

  15. HI! Gusto ko rin mag punta dito, pero nakita ko may 30-min hike papunta sa beach? Is this optional or bawal talga ang vehicles? Sorry for asking, kse ung kasama ko ng trip can’t do long walks (more like not allowed to) lalo na with baggage :(

    BTW, thanks for posting this!

  16. Tama ka barat…optional po ang trekking…from parking kasi..u have to ride a boat ( 20PhP/Head) cguro ~ 400 meters un..then bababa kayo few steps to transfer to another boat going to puting buhangin( 250Php/ Trip) …BUT…kung dayhike lang nmn kayo at konti lang dala nyong gamit..pwede na rin trekking ~ then about 15 – 20 mins..andun na kayo sa puting buhangin..di nmn sya delikado…pero sa 1st timer…mas mainam na mag boat kayo..para madaanan nyo ung mga rocks formation, boulders at crystal clear water..then bubungad sa inyo pagliko ang puting buhangin…then sa pagbalik na kayo mag trek…
    ingat po ang enjoy!
    leave no traces!

  17. hello..ask ko lang meron bang mga tindahan na malapit na mabibilhan ng instant food or any restaurant na mura malapit sa beach….?

  18. HI!… sa mga nabasa ko, mukhang exciting nga sa puting buhangin. kaya lang importante kasi sa aming mga girls ang CR, paggusto naming magbawas at magbanlaw?…. meron bang tubig o poso sa puting buhangin?…..

  19. im sorry to say this…too sad..we were so frustrated when we were in puting buhangin…its not white after all…andami mong babayaran ..di mo alam kung para saan..and its not worth it..its too crowded..walang cr..liligo ka sa putikan..walang mabibilihan ng pagkain at wala ka ng space..sa damuhan kami nag stay malapit na puno ng mga basura..then some of my friends nakapitan ng dikya at natusok ng mga sea orchins..then yong nakatabi pa namin na mga naka tent dun sa parteng dulo..mga mukhang DOM…mga manyakis kung makatingin kasi mga lasing…we were soo scared lalo n nung gabi na..its too dark and unsafe..no securities at all..di na kami babalik dun…

  20. im sorry to say this…too sad..we were so frustrated when we were in puting buhangin…its not white after all…andami mong babayaran ..di mo alam kung para saan..and its not worth it..its too crowded..walang cr..liligo ka sa putikan..walang mabibilihan ng pagkain at wala ka ng space..sa damuhan kami nag stay malapit na puno ng mga basura..then some of my friends nakapitan ng dikya at natusok ng mga sea orchins..then yong nakatabi pa namin na mga naka tent dun sa parteng dulo..mga mukhang DOM…mga manyakis kung makatingin kasi mga lasing…we were soo scared lalo n nung gabi na..its too dark and unsafe..no securities at all..di na kami babalik dun…

    • Hi Nakangiting Langit,

      I’m really sorry to hear that. That’s very sad. But I have to see it for myself though. There are many hidden beach spots in Pagbilao, not far from Puting Buhangin, according to others who have also been there, you might want to check it out. =)

  21. Sorry late reply ^ ^
    April 15 and 16 kami nandoon… Sa kabilang resort naman kami nagstay. Dont want to mention na lang the name…hehehe. naholdap kasi kami don! imagine??? first time ko maholdap at sa beach pa…but aside from that badtrip,,, maganda ang beach!ganda sana magcamp kasi sarap magstargazing, kaya lang minalas…hehehe pero friendly ang mga tao….pagdating namin sa Sabang, bibili lang kami ng ulam para makain, pinapasok pa kami ni Ate tindera sa bahay nya at don pinakain, well kumain naman kami….may mga nakkikiligo ring turista sa bahay nila Ate. Uso siguro yun dun… Susunod na punta namin sa Puting Buhangin……masimulan na ngang basahin yung post mo about dun…hehehe..may holdaper din kaya dun? :I

  22. hi jeliiebean..sad..i think the PDC ( Pagbilao Dev Corp who owns Puting buhanging now ) should start thinking of having securities para mawala na yang mga mapgsamantala na yan..at lagyan nila medyo disenteng palikuran man lang para sa mga babae..at kung pwede …ipagbawal nila alak sa puting buhangin…para walang nangngugulo…at nag ti tirp…tulad nung huli kong punta dun…may mga grupo ng lasing na lalake…ginawang CR ung shoreline…tinabunan nila ng buhangin…landmine daw nila sa mga magtatabun ng buhangin..binababoy nila ng ganda ng kalikasan…pagbabayaran nyo yan mga balahura kayo..

  23. Hi! Magtatanong lang.. Paano ba ang magpunta sa Puting buhangin by land? How much yong babayaran sa parking fee? Entrance fee? cottage? Pwede bang pumasok ang sasakyan. Saan kami mas makakamura kapag magboat or through land? May kasama kasi kaming matanda. Sino ba ang pwedeng kausapin para sa pagpunta don? Thank you.

  24. tama..sana meron kahit isang guard o tanod na rumoronda sa lugar para kampante tayo matulog kahit madilim o nasa tent, lalo na kung solo pa…. hay naku wala kasing disiplina mga ibang tao, sana bigyan nating halaga ang binigay ni God, tulad ng mga beach….pwede sana maginom as long as meron tayong discipline at marunong tayo magmalasakit sa mga tao ding susunod na gagamit ng beach….sana iwanang malinis yung lugar… :)

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  30. hi biyaherong barat! =) we’re planning to pagbilao for oct 13-14 with a van and 4 tents (8 pax) and we’re doing do-it-yourself. is there a car parking for our van? and where’s the best beach for overnight stay– borawan or dampalitan beach? we have contacted some person there and they offer 800/head inclusive of boat tour for the 2 island and w/ foods. we are really excited!! its really our first time for this travel. hope you can give us some tips too. thanks!!

    • Hi Stephanie,

      I haven’t been to either Borawan or Dampalitan. We camped at Puting Buhangin Beach. There’s a parking lot if you’re going to Puting Buhangin, but then you’d have to walk towards the beach for about 20-30 minutes, or you could rent a boat.

      Check out the comments here in this post. Our very good friends have updated the information as I haven’t revisited the place yet. Everyone had their own stories to share that may come handy in your trip.

      Enjoy the trip. It’s really a beautiful place. Happy travels, Stephanie. =)

  31. Nice pics of puting buhangin! Been to this place last year and took the same route as you did the first time. The second time was by boat from Padre Burgos. Really great pics!

  32. been there in the early days and it was free, pwde mag-tent pero bawal overnight. crystal clear and cool waters, sarap maglublob khit tanghaling tapat.

    I stumbled upon your blog, very informative and indeed, amazing shots. itching to travel the Island Philippines (if budget permits). Keep it up!

    • Hi Cecile,

      Hahaha. Yeah, if budget permits. Same here.

      Ganda nga kuwbang lampas, linaw ng tubig. ‘Di ko naimagine na merong ganon ka-gandang beach nearby.

      Thank you for dropping by my blog, Cecile.

      Have a great day.

  33. Hi.. I’m mitch.. your blog caught my attention po..well, was also planning for an overnight stay to any beach with bf on feb.27.. manggagaling po kami ng sta.mesa,manila. I was smitten po dun sa pictures mo and i wanted to ask if 3k is enough kaya for 2persons inclusive of fares back and forth, food and a 1-night room rent? thanks thanks

    • Hi Mitch,

      Dito sa Puting Buhangin, mukhang pasok ang 3K for budget kase tent lang dito. Sa beach mismo there are no resorts, but there are some hotels nearby, tapos pwedeng magrent na lang kayo ng bangka.

      Thanks for dropping by. I hope I was able to help. Have a safe trip.

    • Hi Eckzplorer,

      When I visited Pagbilao, I saw families with kids. The waters were calm so I guess it’s safe for children. The hike is not so far, and you may even choose to get a small boat to get you there if you prefer. =)

  34. We were planning to go there sa holy week thursday un with kids first time to i hope me makatulong samin tent lng kmi.worried kmi bka di kmi mkapasok layo pa nman ng byahe.plss help us.thanks chukay from muntinlupa city

      • hi chukay,

        going there during holyweek is too crowded and with kids? it is not advisable.
        been there last year 3 times…and the 3rd time was holyweek.
        we came earlier, wed pa lang 5AM in the morning andun na kami to set up a camp site
        but at about 7AM nagumpisa ng dumagsa ang mga tao and till fri ng paalis na kami tuloy pa rin ang dating ng mga tao..occupied na lahat ng space.

  35. hello po!’ mukhang maganda nga ang puting buhangin, naghahanap kami ng resort kung saan pwd kami mag chillax this holy wik,and i saw this puting buhangin in google,i was wondering kung cnu pwd kontakin kc taga d2 lang kami sa candelaria and tricycle lang ang dadalahin namin n sasakyan.

  36. gud pm. pano po papunta jan? manggagaling po kami ng family ko dito pa sa cavite(dasmarinas), may dala po kaming sasakyan.tnx.pls message me sa facebook ko.tnx

      • hi barat…

        whew!
        i tried to go around batangas, laguna and cavite beaches to find a similar place like puting buhangin…but i ended up bring my friends back to puting buhangin…very nice beach.
        very accomodating persons like gemma ( who always gave me a nice package and Lando who accomodated us well during peak season..THANK you very much Lando!
        ( grabe andaming tao nung holy week at dami ding foriegn nationals ) but still malinis ang beach at maayos nmn ang mga tao…
        at para sa mga taong pumupunta doon…please leave no traces…wag kayong magkalat..ingatan natin si mother nature…magandang ipamana sa ating mga anak ang magandang kalikasan.

        keep promoting and keep moving

  37. really a beautiful place.. small boracay and palawan! hehe… pero recently lang pumunta kami dyan 100 lang parking fee.. pero meron na silang package ata nasa 9 persons kami pumunta dyan lahat ng binayaran namin nasa 600 na including entrace fee, boat and parking fee… January lang kami pumunta dyan .. :)

    • Hello Iam Anesh,

      Thank you for the wonderful input. Kamusta naman po yung trip niyo? Marami pong tao? How was the place now? Haven’t visited Puting Buhangin for 3 years na yata.

  38. naghahanap kami ng magandang beach and i think puting buhangin is one of the bests. magkano po kaya ang entance fee per head (kids and adults) at ang cottage? paano ang papunta jan kung galing ng rizal? ideal ba ito sa 50-60 people?buong clan po kasi kami. thanks biyaherong barat for the infos, very informative.

  39. hi! just want to ask kung pede kami walk in lang dun this saturday? please we really want to go there. meron po ba kayong isusuggest na contct person para makapagpareserve po kami ng room. and sana yung affordable. please we really neeed your help. this saturday na po kasi kami pupunta. howmuch po kaya magagastos namin? mga 6 po kami.

  40. Hello….just finished reading some of your advisers n followers….its so cute n informative. Ika nga, sugod na agad…btw, sa iyong pakiwari at pananaw lang sir, would u think na its better to bring car or mag- commute na lang…travelling with 3 kids kasi….ksi base sa mga nabasa ko medyo di nman masyadong hassle ang byahe….slamat po in advance sa reply..kaso problem ko mga bitbitin…gamit ng mga bata….

  41. Hello
    We are planning to go on May 15 po kuya.
    Tungkol sa toilet or shower room na pde kme mkapgbanlaw . Any suggestion po. Kung may kilala po kau sa lugar na may kontak makikisuyp nlng kame thank u

  42. Hi, thank you for taking time to reply on our queries and concerns! It’s really very helpful! Were visiting tom to pagbilao, and I will get back to you for feedbacks and stories on our trip! Im so inspired by your stories of all the places you’ve been! Keep moving and continue to share your experiences!

    • Thank you very much, Stardust. I’m glad me and our fellow travelers who shared experiences and insights were able to help.

      Let’s keep moving, my friend. Have a safe trip and enjoy. Share us your story when you get back. =)

  43. Magmula nung magcomment ako dito na gusto ko pumunta nung April 2012, sa wakas nakapunta rin kami!
    We went here May 24-25 for our anniversary date, tent lang kami overnight ni bf sa beach, buti na lang it was a Friday and hindi crowded. Ang ganda ng beach, clear na clear ang tubig, white sand, with some sea creatures on the side, like starfish, jellyfish, tiny fishes… maraming jellyfish sa umaga around 6am pero mga 7or8am wala na sila so nakapagswim na kami ulit….basta careful lang, laging tingin sa water tutal kita naman jellyfishes dun sa sobrang clear ng water…
    9am Saturday, medyo dagsaan na tao.

    Sa Padre Burgos kami galing kaya by boat na yung travel namin dito hindi na kami nag hiking. Sobrang bait din ng napili naming kontratahin sa boat, si Ate Tess, na mother ni May Ann (from May Ann’s Store) na kilala sa Padre Burgos, sabihin mo lang sa bus na sasakyan mo na sa May Ann’s store ka baba, alam na nila yun. Anyway, may tindahan sila and carinderia, so sakanila na kami bumili ng dinner and breakfast namin for the next day, hinatid na lang ng asawa nya na si Kuya Rudy kinabukasan.

    Nga pala, yung sinasabing masungit na si Ate Gemma, nakausap ko, hindi naman masungit eh…mahal nga lang talaga yung isang gallon ng water pangbanlaw which is 50php..pero ok na rin, para yumaman sila at maging okay ang CR or liguan, dahil medyo malamok. In fairness, malinis ang beach nung nagpunta kami, nililinis naman din nila.

    And hindi ko rin kakalimutan syempre si Kwebang Lampas, maganda rin dito magtampisaw/swimming, pero pangit naman tignan yung mga vandalism na ginawa ng ibang galing na dun, tulad ni ROMNICK, hahaha nung nakita ko photo ko sa kweba, lutang na lutang pangalan na ROMNICK sa bato sa likod ko,tsss….

    Here’s the contact number for Tita Tess/May Ann :
    0921 454 3137
    We paid 1500 for the boat for 2pax

    Just tell them ni-refer kayo ni Jellie para may discount…oh diba.. Mabait family nila, swear.super asikaso, si Tita Tess pa nagpara ng bus namin pauwi ha..sarap pa magluto ni May Ann. 3500 lang nagastos namin, pero mas mura syempre pag marami kayo… Mura lang din food nya, 35php lang, sa rice 10php.
    Nga pala, sabi ni Tita Tess meron daw rooms for rent malapit sa kanila, 350/head daw, electric fan room. Nung on the way na kami, tinetext talaga nya kami from time to time asking kung nasan na kami, sabihin nya instructions. Bait diba. Kina Tita Tess narin kami nagbanlaw the next day swim namin for 10php/head. Gusto ko na tuloy bumalik dito.

  44. Hi. Magkano po yung entrance pag overnyt? Pwede po bang makapasok ang sasakyan hanggang sa Puting Buhangin? Yung imbis na 30 min. hike is by transportation? Thank you po.

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  46. Hello Sir, ask ko lang po ano ba ang sasakyan papuntang Puting buhangin beach if from Crossing or SM Megamall manggaling? and how much po budget if hindi mag overnight? thanks -kiko fan

  47. Ask ko lang po, marami po bang isda yung corals sa puting buhangin beach? Na hindi mo na kailangang pumunta sa malalim pars makita?, thanks in advance for your reply. Have a good day.

  48. hi!! ask ko lang po pano po kaya ang pag pinta sa PUTING buhangin beach pag mag mumula kami sa calamba???and okay na po ba nag 3 days and two nyts pra ma enjoy dyan?..magkno po kaya ang magiging budget namn pag 3 days and two nyts kami!!?thank u po

  49. hi barat will u pls.help us by giving us information about the puting buhangin beach,,,we want 2 know if there’s a cottage that we can rent for,,in a night if u have an idea how much it is??

  50. We went there yesterday and we’re really disappointed!

    How can they charge the water for 50 pesos when it should be included on the entrance fee.
    The CR, they are charging 2 pesos for no.1 and 5 pesos for no.2.
    Why does a need of charging when the CR’s are not properly maintained, and some are clogged. And because of that, some girls threw sanitary napkins in the beach. omg. so gross.

    The transportation fee for the boat is expensive also.
    1st boat i think it’s 60 pesos back and forth, so we thought it’s ok since it’s their business, but on the 2nd boat, a whopping 300 pesos, not sure if it’s per head. But my friend heard, they charged 160 pesos per head for a group who came yesterday morning. And they asked, how they’ll get back to the parking without transferring through boat, he heard that the boatman says, “bahala na kayo”.

    They do not know the meaning of hospitality.

    The tent for 2 pax is worth 400 and if you damaged it, you’ll pay for the whole tent, hahaha. Because we woke up hearing annoying fight from the management and the renter, haha…

    If you forgot your pot for cooking, then, you are really unlucky, because they charged us 60 pesos per kilo of rice, not to mention, we brought the uncooked rice, so it is really for the rent of pot. We asked them to cook 2 kilos, so it is 120 pesos. This is really inhumane.

    I do not suggest people to visit this place. This is the worst trip I have ever encountered.

    We’d rather go back to Magalawa Island in Zambales, that i’ll suggest. The people are hospitable, the beach is nice, the food is perfect! :)

  51. maganda ang lugar……..pero NAPAKA PANGIT NG PATAKARAN DUN…..HINDI SILA MARUNONG MAKIBAGAY SA CUSTOMER NILA PESTE……GUMUNAW SA ANG ISLA NAYUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!…..???

  52. hay naku, wag n kyo pumunta s beach n yon, npk_dumi ng makikita ng mga mata nin u, hindi cya pasado s mga kalinisan…. subukan nin u pumunta lampas kuweba, ang dumi! s my ari ng beach , iAyos nin u ! maganda sana!

  53. would love to try puting buhangin but after reading all the comments, i think i’ll wait for another year. lets see sana maisip ng mga locals doon na their behavior and those unnecessary charges for travelers are affecting the tourism in their area.

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