Monday, February 29, 2016

Quezon : Borawan Camping Trip

Oman is an Island in Borawan
Borawan Beach is an affordable travel destination in the Province of Quezon and is about six to five hours away from Manila. Some claimed that Borawan is a blending of two popular places Boracay and Palawan, which I personally feel is an overstatement. I rather agree that Borawan came from the word "Bulawan" which means gold, for this beach showcases one of the best golden sunrise that this part of the country can offer.

So, with my ever reliable backpack and a tent in tow, we visited this popular destination in an off-season to enjoy the beach (my first beach trip of 2016) and bask in its glorious sunrise. Here are some pics:

View of Borawan Beach from Padre Burgos 

Rock Formation and Closed Store

Sun of a Beach

Weekend Abode

Golden Sunrise

Calmness of the Morning

Lawstude and Tara Gumala

Pros -
a) Best sunrise.
b) Clean restroom.
c) Unlimited supply of fresh water.
d) Just a few minutes boat ride from Padre Burgos.
e) Camper-friendly.
f) Cheap.

Cons -
a) Jellyfish
b) Stray dogs
c) Not like Boracay. It's sand is not powdery white.
d) Not like Palawan. Thou it has rock formations, it doesn't have karst and will fail in comparison with that of Palawan.
e) Can get crowded easily.
f) No electricity.

Here is a sample overnight itinerary:

Day 1
1:00 am – assembly time
1:30 am – estd Manila – Lucena – Padre Burgos
7:00 am – estimated arrival at Padre Burgos, eat packed breakfast, buy supplies at Market
9:00 am –boat ride to Borawan
10:30 am – esta Borawan
Rest of the day – chill and relax

Day 2
6:00 am – watch sunrise, breakfast/lunch preparation, chill, relax
11:00 am – estd Borawan to Padre Burgos
12:00 nn – estd Padre Burgos  to Manila
6:00 pm - esta at Manila


  1. So many beaches in the Philippines; you can spend your whole lifetime and not visit all of them.

  2. Ah, I do agree with Photo Cache! And such beautiful captures they are of a beautiful place! It looks and sounds as though you had a great trip!! Thanks for sharing!! Have a great new week!

  3. I thought Borawan is an island.

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