Saturday, June 7, 2008

exploring ogtong

it was now time to explore another resort which is known for something unique. this is Ogtong Beach Resort. just a short motorcycle ride from Sugar Beach Resort. this resort offers nice cabanas, a big swimming pool and a nice landscape. part of its beach side is composed rocks which sets a different landscape from the beach stretch along the Sta. Fe shoreline. we spent some time in the swimming pool which has a 10feet-deep portion. this resort also offers kayaking which is one of my favorite activities here. we went kayaking for an hour to get a view of the resort from afar. this resort is famous here for its underground natural cave located below its rocky ground near the swimming pool. people really visit this resort because of the cave. people spend a lot of time swimming inside the cave because it is well lit and the water is clear and not chlorinated. i took this shot, late in the afternoon when there were less people, to be able to get a shot of a calm water. i recommend that you visit this resort because it offers a range of services but is expensive compared to other resorts within Sta. Fe.

40 comments:

Photo Cache said...

what a pleasant escapo destination this is.

Sandy B & Dick said...

This place looks soooo peaceful! Just beautiful. Keep the pics coming. I'm enjoying the journey.

ancient one said...

What a beautiful spot you have here. My first visit! I enjoy seeing photos of places I'll never see any other way. Swimming in a cave.. what an adventure!!

mirage2g said...

So clean!!! hidden paradise...(linis ng kuko din sa header ah) =D

bulitas said...

thanks for dropping by sir.
i love reading yer travel adventures.
will sure to hit you back.

and this resort is wow!
will go there in the future. hehe

the donG said...

>photocache, yes. watch out for the island hopping.

>hi sandy, yes. it's very peaceful there and the people are very friendly.

>ancient one, yes. the cave is very clean and there are fishes inside the cave which means the water is healthy.

>hi gizelle, hidden paradise talaga. hehehe... napansin mo pa ang kuko.

>bulitas, salamat! this island gives us a lot of reason to visit it. just keep in touch for upcoming photos.

SandyCarlson said...

You make me want to buy a plane ticket!

redlan said...

THE BEACH IS REALLY WORTH TO VISIT!

Ganda sobra! thanks for sharing the beautiful views. Philippines is indeed a beautiful country. So much beautiful places to offer!

the donG said...

>hi sandy, there's more to come. more reasons why one should visit this island.

>redlan, true! because when i was there i was really thinking if i still need to plan to go out of the country. we are so blessed. what's good is "atin ito, sa pinas ito".

Lyzius said...

kaiinggit...sana makasama ako sa next excapade mo...

Rio said...

umatend ka ba tlga ng conference o namasyal ka lang?? kakainggit huh!!=)

Karen of Sillymonkeez said...

That cave looks cool!!! I can see why it is the main attraction of the resort.

R-yo said...

the caves are awesome!

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Dakilang Islander said...

parang sarap iligo dyan sa cave ah...ang linaw ng tubig...

Maya said...

wow,Dong.The resort is really beautiful specially the beach & the cave. Now, you really hooked me on this. I wish i could stare longer, but i have to do some errand & help a friend, later na lang pag uwi namin sa madaling arawako balik dito.

dAn said...

hey dong thanks for the greetings. What a world naman ka birthday pa kita. Belated happy birthday na rin saYo. Thanks for dropping at my site na rin.

Dina said...

Wow, it must be so mysterious to swim in a cave! You are having quite a vacation, Dong. Thanks for taking us along on the virtual tour.

wanderingcommuter said...

dude, baka kailangan mo ng PA o taga buhat.willing na willing ako. basta all expense paid. kahit wala ng talent fee.. nakakainggit ang kagandahan ng mga pinuntahan mo!

> Vanny said...

sugar beach? gano kasweet kaya jan? hehe. ^^,

the donG said...

>hi lyzius, sure basta ba nandito ka pa sa pinas.

>doc rio, hahaha... nag attend naman. 3days yung conference at 4days ang pasyal.

>hi karen, the cave was really enticing. water is crystal clear.

>r-yo, yes it is.

>talksmart, maraming salamat.

>dakilang islander, sarap talaga. lalo na't mararamdaman mo pa ang mga isda habang lumalangoy.

>hi maya, no problem. just keep in touch. thanks!

>dan, thanks!

>hi dina, thanks. im glad you're enjoying the post.

>wandering commuter, hahaha... kakatuwa ka naman. kaya lang baka mapagod ka sa mga mahabang at malalayong byahe.

>hi vanny, very sweet. sweet ang mga tao. hehehe...

Panaderos said...

Very beautiful!

Ely said...

for real? may Virgin Island dyan? saw it on the map. So Carribean...

Rebecca said...

ah surely a very nice place to visit...ang ganda na naman lahat ng mga photos mo dong! =)

the donG said...

>panaderos, thanks.

>ely, yes. virgin island nga and you'll know why in the coming posts.

>hi rebecca, thanks! maganda din lang talaga ang place.

Pietro said...

Very beautiful place and photos! You're having a nice trip, and it's interesting to follow it in your blog.

Small City Scenes said...

Oh man! That looks like paradise. I can feel the warm sand on my toes. MB

Luke said...

very nice location. I like the cave!

the donG said...

>pietro, thanks a lot! the objective of this post is really to share the experience and the itinerary.

>MB, the fine white sands makes roaming in along the shoreline a great experience.

>luke, i also like the cave. there's a part there that's about 7feet deep.

mimi said...

wow! ang ganda ng cave.... at galing ng pag ka-capture...

KRIS JASPER VAN DYKE said...

im sure i left a comment in here yesterday... oh well...

what can i say... nice fotos... clear water... missing comment.. lol.

the donG said...

>hi mimi, thanks. mas maganda pa pag nandun ka na talaga sa cave.

>jasper, thanks! missing comment, i don't delete comments unless it was deleted by the author of the comment.

xsabrina.chic said...

WOW! Nice Photographs! I LOVE it! ^___^ I'm a photographer wanna be, and you're one of my inspiration! Thanks a lot!

BW said...

Great pics- what a lovely resort and wonderful photos of the caves :)

the donG said...

>hi sabrina, thanks! but you'll be more inspired when you get to visit blogs of professional photographers. but i'm glad that you are inspired by such simple point and shoot shots. i also visited your blog and you have a really really good potential to be a successful graphic artist.

>bw, thanks! having this cave inside the resort makes it very popular in the island.

Lawstude said...

wow, the water in the cave is so clear. di ba mahirap magpunta jan? bakit parang walang naliligo?

great sets of pics again dong.

the donG said...

>lawstude, hindi mahirap puntahan kasi kung nakikita mo yung pool sa photos, dyan din lang sa side ang entrance papunta sa cave.

walang tao kasi medyo late afternoon ko na kinuha yang shot kasi laging puno ng tao itong cave. hinintay ko munang umalis ang mga tao para makuha ang kalmadong tubig ng cave.

salamat!

7a'faR said...

peaceful place!! wonderful...


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pimalai said...

What a great place for a vacation. I won't only get to enjoy such a fine beach, I also get to do some cave exploring - it doesn't get much better than that.

broome accommodation said...

After seeing these pictures, I just got a strong urge to go visit the place myself. It seems to have everything I could ever ask for - stunning beach, amazing pool, a cave to explore, and even kayaks.

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