Tuesday, March 24, 2009

sand ripples - cagbalete island quezon

when Allan talked to me about Cagbalete, what kept in my mind was when he mentioned that this island has one of the longest sand ripples in the Philippines. this motivated me to venture to this tropical island Southeast of Manila.we were already tempted to walk on the outstretched plain of pebbles and sand. but we don't have enough energy to extend our walk to the beach because of the long walk. so we continued our way and reached the resort. we took lunch and took a short yet relaxing time infront of the beach under a tree.with enough rest and a tasty fish meal from the resort, served by a very accommodating owner, we headed to the beach shore. it was still low tide so we got the chance to see what Cagbalete is really known for. its long sand ripples that in many perspective seems endless.during low tide, the flat beach shoreline is longer than that of Boracay. we didn't imagine that there's a beach shoreline this long and this wide. Lawstude and all the others who has been to this island can attest to that.it was simply amazing to have seen such an island wonder. and according to the resort owner, low tide occurs two times in a day one during daytime and one during night time. i have this issue of Metroactive magazine where it featured kite landboarding in the island of Cagbalete. perfect as they say because of the long flat surface of fine white sand in this side of the island.

watch out for Lawstude's feature on this island. definitely more more beautiful photos.
[what you shouldn't miss there]>>> the sand ripples during low tide in the Eastern part of the island.
[why i should go back] >>> to explore the other parts of the island. i believe no one will be disappointed in seeing this island.trip rate:
trek: 3.0
road quality: 1.0
beach accessibility: 2.5
beach sand: 4.0
beach front: 4.5
beach aura: 4.5
beach stretch: 4.5

70 comments:

_ice_ said...

wow.. ganda naman ng beach...

sarap mag muni muni jan.. hayy

i love beach

Aris said...

dahil sa mga posts mo, lalo akong nae-excite sa summer. thanks, dong, for sharing this to us. :)

Theonoski said...

parang sand dunes sa arabia.ganda!

lyzius said...

magkano naman dong ang budget sa pagpunta jan?

gillboard said...

naku, im not sure kung anong panahon yun, pero maganda rin yung alon dyan... pwede magsurfing!!!

REDLAN said...

ganda nga ng sand ripples. May next post pa ba about this island? Patayin mo ba ako sa bitin? lol joke lang. am more excited to see more photos.

luna miranda said...

wow, that is amazing. if i'm a bird, i would think these sand ripples are sand dunes. a nice place to stroll in the early morning or late afternoon.

baboon^albino said...

hai donG..oh,the beach seems deserted and wide...but love the ripples...simillar to a desert..ahaks!!the journey haven't arrive at the resort yet,right?huhuhu...suspense...huhuhu.

the donG said...

>ice, ganda talaga ng beach. daming pwesto doon para magmuni muni.

>aris, salamat din sa pagbisita. summer na. byahe na.

>theonoski, tama. flat nga lang to.

>hi lyzius, depende sa accommodation. pero murang mura lang.

>gillboard, maganda nga kasi harap nito ang pacific ocean.

>redlan, meron pang posts dito. kakabitin ba? dami pang pictures parating.

>hi luna, that's true. yon nga ginawa namin nung hapon kaya lang biglang umulan.

>babboon, we already arrived at the resort. no pictures posted though.

Pietro said...

Wonderful sceneries. These sand ripples create really amazing perspectives.

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Vanessa said...

Really lovely beach. Summer na summer na kayo ni Lawstude. Can't wait to go to Bora this summer.

alicesg said...

Wow the sand ripples make a great pattern on the beach. Never see this before.

Eben said...

ang danda danda naman ng beach! astig ng ripples.

salamat sa pag-share dong. ;)

Lawstude said...

I agree dom. This has gotta be the widest white sand beach shore i ahve ever seen. kung ang boracay ang longest, ito naman ang widest. sa sobrang lapad ng shore pag low tide eh nakakapagod pumunta sa shore para lang mag swimming.

will post my pics soon, tatapusin ko lang konting series about bataan.

Lantaw said...

I miss this low tide scene in Cagbalete. We stayed there for 4 days pero parang kulang pa rin ;)

Borneo Falcon said...

This is probably the first time I see such a beautiful sand beach ripples

SandyCarlson said...

Oh my goodness! I have never seen such long ripples before. Not in the Northeast at all. Down south, where the beaches are longer, somewhat, but nothing like this! Beautiful.

Vic said...

so, this is the sand ripples! haha! :)

ganda naman! sarap mag-moment.. at maglakad-lakad...

kelan kaya ang beach.. hmmm.. to be continued pa siguro to. :)

chronicles of bea said...

Sana... if given a chance... makapunta sana me diyan sa Bora (huh?) este cagbalete island... para kasing Bora lang!! Nice post...

the donG said...

>pietro, it really does.

>hi vanessa, summer na talaga. kaya biyahe na. sa boracay ka pala this year. im sure youll enjoy it.

>hi alicesg, yes. it's nature's way of showing how beautiful a beach can be along the pacific.

>eben, ganda talaga ng ripples. salamat din sa pagbisita.

>oman, oo kakatamad talaga pumunta sa dulo. kaya yung mahilig magswimming mabibitin sila doon pag lowtide.

inaabangan na namin yung mga kuha mo.

>lantaw, four days pala kayo doon. habang bakasyon yon ah. sana nga ma explore ko rin yung ibang side nito medyo bitin talaga pag weekend lang.

>borneo, it is extraordinary. i've never seen it anywhere else too from the many beaches that i visited around the philippines.

>hi sandy, that tells us that this is quite extraordinary. we are blessed with this beautiful tropical island.

>hi vic, yan na ang beach front ng eastern side ng cagabalete. low tide kaya ang layo ng dagat.

sana makapunta ka doon.

>hi bea, parang boracay nga but the sand is not as white. if you like a semi private mood with long sand beach, youll love cagbalete.

hope you get to see it some time in the future.

cyndirellaz said...

wow! those ripples seemed so perfect!! perfect for summer ^^

Reena said...

awww...maganda nga siya. :(

ShatterShards said...

wow, ang ganda nga talaga. Sana ako rin, makakuha ng chance na makarating diyan.

Reminded me of Mangcamagong Beach sa Mercedes, Camarines Norte. But this one has better sand ripples.

uncleawang said...

wow!!!!!amazing.Never see this in my life..Thanks for sharing.

Phivos Nicolaides said...

This is a place to be!

collapsingbarrycade said...

once again, your post made me realize there's much to see and explore in the Philippines.

talagang di dapat maging dayuhan sa sariling bayan! :)

PUSANG-gala said...

the sand formation is really similar to that of a desert~~~~

gladyspillbox said...

hayy. gs2 ko na tlaga magbakasyon.. sama naman ako jan! hehehe.. wla lang.. srap tignan ng pctures para na rin akong nakatakas sa bahay..

Chyng said...

very nice sand! surely magiging attraction na to aftr mo ifeature!

Friendz said...

WOW!! NICE BEACH...
Wonderful scenery and pictures
Thanks for sharing.
have a nice day

the donG said...

>hi cyndi, perfect indeed! but it will take you a long walk before you can swim.

>hi reena, ganda talaga.

>shattershards, makakpunta ka rin doon. may kilala akong mag organize ng trip doon. inform kita.

ngayon ko lang narinig ang mangcamagong. parang maganda rin yang puntahan.

>uncleawang, extraordinary i should say.

>phivos, it really is.

>barry, ako din. ganun din realization ko lagi sa mga ganitong lugar.

good to knwo you're back. abangan namin coron trip mo.

>pusang-gala, parang ganun nga.

>gladys, sure invite ka namin one time. thanks for dropping by.

>hi chyng, dami na rin nag feature sa cagabalete. kaya sisikat na talag ito.

>rajesh, beautiful! another reason for you to visit the philippines.

katcarneo said...

Those ripples are indeed interesting---they made me think of deserts and giant dunes.

Photo Cache said...

I preferred this beach over boracay (of course from pics alone i am basing this decision). I think the sand is really fabulous.

Carver said...

The sand ripples are fantastic. I've never seen them quite like this at any beach I've been to.

Joshua said...

Ang dami gusto ko puntahan sa pinas! pag pumupunta ako sa blog mo kuya dong:D

-ellesig- said...

wow! long walk to get to the water.

this reminds me of a photo a saw in national geographic, pero yun sa desert. so cool!

jessforget said...

ang ganda bro! can't wait to get there sana meron chance.. when you get back there pasama namn hehe.. it's something na babalik balikan mo na lugar...

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

BEACH!!!

Ganda ng sand ripples..
Sarap mahiga. Ahaha!

Hope I'd get to see it sometime. Soon.

Skippyheart said...

very cool sand beach ripples...ang ganda!

Ingat lagi dong! :)

r-yo said...

wooopee! another Boracay in the making. Ang ganda!

witsandnuts said...

The sand ripples are amazing. Looked like dunes here in the dessert. Pwede nang mag dessert safari in the future. =)

Rio said...

mas maraming magagawang sandcastles ang mga magbabakasyon dito..hehe

may nabasa ako kahapon about sa isang pakontest ng samsung at naalala kita..baka gusto mong sumali...im sure na pwedeng pwede ang mga shoots mo...ang gaganda at ang aastig ng angulo e..=D

Eben said...

gusto ko na rin maglakbay! pag-umuwi ako pinas sana makasali ako sa inyo...kahit saling pusa lang. hehehe.

the donG said...

>hi kat, very similar. it's just plain flat with ripplies.

>photo cache, the sand is really nice but definitely not as white as that of boracay and not as fine too. but the width of the flat shore is very impreesive during low tide. you'll hardly find a place to swim during low tide. layo kasi ng dagat.

>hi carver, very extraordinary.

>joshua, kaya byahe na.

>hi ellesig, yon ang problema. ang layo ng lalakarin para makaligo. saan kaya yung sinasabi mo?

>jess, may grupong pupunta doon after the holy week. inform kita kung kelan.

>hi dylan, now is the best time. i hope you will really get to see this island.

>hi rebecca, ganda talaga. ikaw din ingat lagi.

>r-yo, ganda pang puntahan ngayon dahil wala pa masyadong tao. konti pa lang ang resort.

>witsandnuts, hehehe... sa ngayon sikat doon ang kite landboarding pero konti pa lang nakakatry non. wala pa kasing facilities na available.

>hi doc, dami talagang pwedeng gawing sandcastles. walang limit. sa haba ng beach.

kakahiya naman magsubmit doon. baka pag nagka dslr na lang ako. pero check ko na rin yung contest.

>eben, sure. sabihin mo lang pag nandito ka.

♥ K.i.i.k.a.Y ♥ said...

dandah naman ng beach

sarap mamasyal dyan kasama frenz or d kaya mga mahal sa buhay as in yung holding hand together hehehe

padaanz po

GreenPinas said...

ganda naman

estan said...

maganda pre. ung mga sand ripples very interesting.

Luke Wiley said...

Wow! what perfect beaches!

baboon^albino said...

donG...oh,to bad..but as long u enjoy the vacation there,it's enough to know how great the palce was... :)

vanny said...

nice pictures! as usual. :)

never been in cagbalete. we planned to go there last summer but diddnt push to. we decided to go to palawan instead. :p

Sidney said...

Wow...that is beautiful !
I can feel the heat ! :-)

Sardonyx said...

wow grabe ang ganda ng beach na to, lalo na yun sand ripples. I haven't heard of this Cagbalete Island thanks for sharing.

Raft3r said...

whoa
that's amazing
parang ngayon lang ako nakakita ng ganyan

EastCoastLife said...

The sand ripples are so amazing! What a great discovery!

JM said...

Gorgeous compositions! The 1st one is my favourite though. Just fantastic!

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

I just checked the posts and pictures since i was last here and they are as usually very impressive and of course it's also so nice to see the warm beaches, when it's so cold in Denmark...

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jericho said...

... and i realized that i haven't seen sand ripples for real. lol

jeanny said...

summer na summer dito...wow! lalo akong na eexcite na mag beach dahil sa mga photos mo. I lab it! :)

karmi said...

beach! :) hmmm.. sa quezon po ba yan? sang part ng quezon kuya? hehehe.. sa lucena kasi ung probinsya namin, di ko pa napupuntahan yan...

Joy said...

Fantastic shots - but more impressive is your commitment to make this a very interesting piece. Well done, Dong!

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Nash said...

wuhoooo i love the sand ripples weeeeeee

May Shella said...

Hi, napadaan... parang di sa pilipinas kuha ah.. ang ganda!!!

Allen Yuarata said...

hala bakit ganyan yung sand? may ripples, parang tubig. Amazing!

paoruiz said...

grabe ah.. =) ibang klase. =)

the donG said...

>hi kiikay, pwedeng pwede mamasyal doon. haba ng beach.

salamat sa pagdaan.

>hi greenpinas, ganda talaga.

>estan, medyo bihira nga yung ganito kahabang sand ripples.

>luke, you should see this.

>baboon, you're right about that.

>hi vanny, not bad. palawan is also very beautiful. at least that leaves you to visiting cagabalete some time.

>sidney, the summer heat!

>sardonyx, it's a beautiful island. you should visit this one day.

>raft3r, medyo extraordinary nga ito.

>hi eastcoastlife, something you should see when you visit the philippines.

>jm, thanks!

>hi sarah, yes. tropical beaches are really beautiful. you should visit the philippines.

i already made a comment on your post about that.

ill drop by those links. thanks for sharing.

>jericho, it's good to know you're back. yes. sand ripples there are extraoridnary.

>hi jeanny, kaya byahe na.

>hi karmi, it's about an hour boat ride from the town of mauban. mauban is also about an hour from lucena. lapit lang.

you should explore your province.

>hi joy, thank you! i really appreciate those words.

>nash, you should see it yourself.

>hi may shella, thanks! salamat sa pagdaan.

>allen, ganyan pag medyo malakas ang alon. normal to sa maraming beaches na may mahabang flat area pag low tide.

>pao, ibang klase talaga. lalo na pag nandun ka mismo.

Heart of Rachel said...

The sand ripples are an amazing sight. I've never seen one like it.

I am Bong said...

ganda parekoy... wish i can go dr someday...

Hilda said...

Wow. You almost can't see the water! Nakakatuwa naman.

stan said...

love the symmetry of the sand.

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