Calaguas: The Rocks

4 April 2016 | Part 7

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We woke up before sunrise to enjoy our last day in Calaguas. I would totally miss waking up to this view every morning.calaguas-island (3)

Though the beach is a long stretch of white sand, on both ends are rocky formations.


We went beyond the rocks and discovered hidden beaches that were so peaceful.


It was the ideal setting for a quiet swim.

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Me, trying not to think of sharks…

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We waited for the sun to rise and burn us but it didn’t come. The rocky mountain was the perfect shade.


This day we brought along kuya Jinggoy, one of Waling-Waling’s staff.

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He went under water and took some photos for us. Click to enlarge.

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While my sister was swimming and jumping here and there, I savored my time alone.

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I spied another beach away from us. It was so tempting to get myself stranded in there.

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But reality was calling me back – back to the life of a responsible adult. Soon I’d be back in the city and few more days later would be back in the desert.


Ahhh, how fast time flies. I wish I could have been a child forever.

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“I spent my whole childhood wishing I were older
and now I’m spending my adulthood wishing I were younger.”

– Ricky Schroder


Getting there Trekking Camping The night life
Arriving at Paracale Port Kayaking The departure
Welcome to the Island The rocks 3 travel tips
Waling-Waling EcoVillage Things to do in Calaguas 3 takeaways

10 thoughts on “Calaguas: The Rocks

  1. Violet! I SOOOO enjoyed reading your Calaguas Adventure!!! I am sure your sister would forever cherish this special TIME TOGETHER with her Ate!!! I plan to invite my nephew Jed to explore this beautiful place – thanks to your sharing! BTW, I don’t think we have sharks around haha 🙂 Do send me an email update soon! Much love, Ate Jolly


    1. Ate, go, it’s an awesome place! If you just want peace and quiet (less party & noise compared to Bora)…

      I’ll send you a message now 🙂 Missing you!


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