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:
road quality: 1.0
beach accessibility: 2.5
beach sand: 4.0
beach front: 4.5
beach aura: 4.5
beach stretch: 4.5