Surf, Skim & Swim in Real, Quezon

surfboards for rent in real quezon the park

Among all the destinations that we’ve been, the most visited would be Real, Quezon’s  The Pacific Recreation Kamp due to its proximity, best of all, expenses are cheap and reasonable.  Spending a short vacation  in Real presents a adventurous escape from the hustle and bustle of the big city. In this blog, Biyaherong Barat features activities weekend warriors would love and definitely come back for more. Let us Surf, Skim and Swim in Real, Quezon.

Manila East Road is the usual route to Real cutting through several towns of Rizal Province to Siniloan, Laguna. This road is convenient for those coming from Rizal, Marikina, and Quezon City. Our route this time was the Laguna route since most of my companions came from the south and meet up was in Los Baños.

The Park Real Quezon Tignoan Beach
Sunrise in Real, Quezon.

real quezon the parkHuts for rent.

I got up from the two-hour drive just as the rose from the blue Pacific on that beautiful sunny morning and from afar we heard the crashing waves inviting newbies like us to try surfing. But first things first, some of my friends went to the nearby talipapa which was a 5 minute drive from The Park to get something for breakfast while I pitched the dome type tents we rented. We also rented an open hut for our dining area.

surfboards for rent real quezon the parkSurfboards perfect for beginners like us.

surfboard rentals the park real quezonThe Park’s board rack.

Locals, The Park personnel, and  camper were preparing their boards to ride the morning surf. Curious and eager about the sport, we rented a long surf board (long board) to try our luck. Local surfing instructor, Kuya Arwin, provided us with a yellow long board and a leash, and told us waves that morning are perfect for beginners. Due to excitement, my heart was pounding so fast and I was so pumped. We hurriedly went to the beach, and swam alongside experienced and local surfers.

the park real quezon psaBeach/wave graffiti inspiration to get beginners pumped and excited.

surfing in real quezon tignoanHarry carrying the surfboard on the way to beach.

surfing in real quezon tignoan beachPaddling.

surfing lessons in real quezon the park tignoanSurfing lessons using a wide stand up paddle board which can also be used for surfing.

Three to five foot waves charged toward the beach while one paddled and the other pushed. Everyone, not only the rider,  got excited as the wave approached and saw our friend paddling deep, working his arms, and standing on the board. Everyone applauded. The 10-second rush was victory and worth celebrating.

Waves may have pommeled and wiped us out at times but we kept on going. All pro-surfers started like this so why be afraid to try surfing, and besides, it was really a fun and thrill-inducing activity. An hour of surfing from an two-day escapade was not so bad.

skimboarding in real quezon tignoan beachHarry feeling the energy.

skimboarding in real quezonSkim boarding Sij.

skimboarding in tignoan real quezonThank you for this shot.

tignoan beach real quezon the parkTignoan Beach at low tide.

Later that afternoon, when the tides subsided, we went to the northern end of Tignoan Beach to try another board sport, skim boarding. Tignoan beach’s smooth and sandy shore at the northern end is ideal for skim boarding. The thin layer of water gives the skim boarder to a long smooth ride as he glides along the shore.

Since Real is a coastal town, we grabbed the opportunity of buying cheap seafood delicacies and cooked it ourselves. The talipapa offers a wide variety of affordable sea foods. We had salmon in lemon butter sauce, stuffed squid, buttered shrimp and mango salad for dinner. Our long and tiring day called for a feast.

seafood feast in real quezonSeafood festival.

stuffed squid real quezon grillStuffed squid.

seafood in real quezon shrimpGrilled shrimp.

We still surfed early the next day but our main agenda was a nature expedition to Balagbag Falls and ended our vacation with a dinner in Liliw’s Arabela Restaurant (both I previously wrote).

Balagbag Falls real quezonClick to read more about Balagbag Falls.

arabela restaurant in liliw lagunaClick to read more about Arabela.

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

1. Commuting via the Laguna route (ideal for those coming from the south): Ride a bus to Sta. Cruz, Laguna and at the terminal look for a jeep to Siniloan. From Siniloan there are buses and jeeps going to Real and Infanta both passing by The Park.

2. Driving via the Laguna Route (ideal for those coming from the south): Take South Luzon Expressway and exit at Calamba. Turn right at Calamba Crossing to the National Highway. This road passes by Los Banos, Bay, Calauan, Victoria, Pila, Sta. Cruz and Pagsanjan. When you arrive at the T-Junction in Pagsanjan, turn left and head straight to Siniloan. From Siniloan, read The Pacific Recreation Kamp feature.

3. Tent rental is P300.00 good for 2-3 persons.

4. Hut rental is P600.00 for the small hut, and P900.00 for the big hut

5. Surf board rental is P200.00/board. Lessons are also available for P200.00.  Stand up paddle board is P300.00

6. For more information about Real and other Quezon Province destinations:

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8. Enjoy and be safe on your trip. *hang loose sign*

real quezon tignoan beach the park surfing


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23 thoughts on “Surf, Skim & Swim in Real, Quezon

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  4. Hi sir gusto po sana naming pumunta ng mga kworkmate ko sa park real quezon, we are planning this april 14….where from paranaque we cant decide kung san po yung pinakamabilis na daan laguna or rizal, first time po kasi namin maglakwatsa ng medyo malayo at di kami familiar sa lugar 2 pm po kasi kami magbyahe after work and sad to say 1 day lang…. safe po bang magbyahe ng ganung oras… tnx….good day po..

  5. Hello sir. May idea po ba kayo paano pumunta ng Tignoan Real Quezon ng commute lang galing Rizal po? Plano ko po pumunta bukas April 13 Saturday o kaya sa sunday April 14.

    • Naku Habby, I’m sorry, kakarating ko lang galing Camarines Norte ngayon ko lang nakita message mo. Anyway, baka pwedeng tumawag sa Raymond Transit tapos pa-pick up na lang kayo sa junction.

  6. I’m from Brgy Dinahican Infanta Quezon kalapit lang na town ng Real per pinadulo na Bgry which I think e kita sa Tignoan. We’re planning to go there kasi frustration talaga namin ang surfing kasi taga tabing dagat kami na di naman pwede for surfing. Anyways salamat sa blog na to na totoo pala ang resort na ito. :)) Thank you again and We plan to hit the resort this october, sana may waves pa

  7. Is it possible ride the Raymond or AB Liner bus coming from Legarda or Cubao. I’ve seen some of them headed towards Real and majority are non-aircon types.

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  9. We are planning to go here this May, sana masaya at malakas ang alon. :D Thanks sa blog na to :D sobrang nakatulong, im from antipolo and we’ll take the easiest way to go here :) Excited na ako! God Bless!

  10. We are planning to go here this May, sana masaya at malakas ang alon. :D Thanks sa blog na to :D sobrang nakatulong, im from antipolo and we’ll take the easiest way to go here :) Excited na ako! God Bless!

  11. ganda blog mo,kya na inspire akopumunta sa real..ngpunta kmi kahapon sa the park…d kmi nkapagsurf,prior nman ask ko c mr.teody ng june 11,f my surfing ng june12,he said yes pati river tubing possible dn..grbe ng van kmi from legarda to real,we arrived around 830am..pgdating nmin low tide n dw sbi arwin,,mga 1pm pa pde mkapagsurfdw..so,ng balagbag falls at nonoc falls muna kmi..pgbalik namin arnd 12nun,ngrent n ako ng tent pra mkapahinga at wait kmi 1pmpra mkapagsurf…wen 1 pmcme,sbi 2pm pa..wen 2pm ce,skalng cnabi wlang surfing,matagalpa,bka sept.pa dw…tama ba un? nanloloko cla..dpat cnabi nla agad na wla prad muna kmi ngbiyahe ng 4hrs for nothing…in all of this,d nagpakita c teody, un girl lng humaharap smin,dko alam f wife or maid sya,napakasungit pa…1 paid the overnyt charge f tent and we only used it for 1 hr..so much for the gud service…sori to say,but going to the park is worthless..wla cla ma offer activity maliban sa surfing…kng wla surfing,wla antay ka sa wla,khit ask mo any staff ngtuturuan pa cla…

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