Tuesday, May 12, 2009

gaspar island hidden beach - marinduque

"there's a more private beach on the other side of the island. bring them there". those were the words given by the banca owner to our guide when we left Marinduque's coast.we left the pebble beach of Gaspar to continue with our island trip. this gave us a view of the whole island which is greatly covered with green plants.Gaspar island is a huge rock island over a crystal clear water of Tablas straight. we were slowly moving following the island's coast giving me the opportunity to take photos. water was relatively calm that time.the different rock formations are similar to the ones i've seen in hundred islands in Pangasinan. matched with a very tempting Cyan colored waters, i should say that snorkeling is good there.the island of Gaspar is considered as a marine preserved monitored and governed by a community. so expect fishes and other sea creatures roaming around the island.as we went farther, we sense isolation, as the big island of Marinduque was not visible on that side. mossy boulders and huge rocks came to view.we were now on the Southern part of the island where small beach coast came to sight. we saw a group staying in its beach. their boat was docked on one end. our guide says, that we'll be docking on another area.this island has caves which the locals already explored and found some ancient trading and ceramic plates and jars. which reveals that long before, this island became home to traders.we continued to move until we reach a huge rock which seems to be hiding something. our guide tells us that we'll dock behind that rock. a small beach with white sand revealed to us. a perfect place to unwind after a busy Moriones day. it was indeed a beautiful isolated beach side.one can explore by walking over rocks that lead to the other nearby beach of the island's Southern part. some rocks are sharp making rock climbing riskier.there are shaded areas where one can read a book or just enjoy the horizon. it was definitely the best hidden side of this island. we stayed there for a good amount of time until my travel friend Nadz turned tan. we left the island just in time for lunch back to the town of Gasan.

51 comments:

Samara said...

AHhhH~ So beautiful... Take me with you when you come back there.~ heheh

Lantaw said...

somebody recommended also that we go around the island, kaso we were pressed for time, so after shooting the sunrise, uwi na :D

luna miranda said...

ohhh, wild and beautiful! this is my kind of beach...isolated and pristine. too many islands, too little time.:D

Aris said...

wow, ganda nito! next week magbabakasyon ako sa beach kahit patapos na ang summer. dahil yan sa kababasa ko sa blog mo hehe! :)

Borneo Falcon said...

I like the crystal clear water

nuts said...

Tsk. Nakakabaliw ang tanawin ng islang ito. Ganda!

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a nice hidden piece of paradise. The water looks so clear and inviting.

bertN said...

It looked to me that the island is all limestone. Is it? Nakakaingit naman sa atin, there are so many islands, big and small, worth a visit or two.

Raft3r said...

ang ganda ng tunig
summer maybe over
pero at least sa blog mo
tag-init pa din!
=)

sheng said...

ayoko nang magcomment dito, puro magaganda ang nandito, wala bang pangit na puntahan? hehehe...

Beautiful!

haze said...

Hi Dong, thanks for visiting my blog :D! Since it was my first and had only limited time next time I will really explore Marinduque. I will consider these places. Great captures btw ;) ! Have a nice day, been busy and haven't been blogging yet !

Dylan Dimaubusan said...

I so love green!

Kaya gustung gusto ko ng ulan eh! Nadidiligan mga halaman.. And of course the blue skies and waters!

Ganda. Hmm, teka, ang tagal mo na sa Marinduque ah.. Hanggang kelan ka jan? Nagtanong eh noh..

Lawstude said...

that is a perfect beach hideaway dom. kahit ano gawin nyo jan pwede hano?

pwede kaya jan na iwan kayo ng bangkero then balikan na lang kinabukasan? medyo risky yata no?

Reena said...

wow, hidden treasure nga! pero parang ang init. kelangan ng "nivea immediate protection sunblock." :) (free plugging!)

i like your 3rd or 4th photo. the rock formation looked like a profile of a face. :)

jei said...

bakit parang gusto kong maging sirena all of the sudden? this is great. parang ang peaceful ng dating. dito nalang sana ginawa yung movie na "The Beach". wadya think dong?

Tita Beng said...

Kinda scary knowing that the place is already isolated. But it's a fantastic place! The water is soooo inviting!

alicesg said...

Very beautiful scenery. The water look so clear and clean and so inviting.

JOSHMARIE said...

SHOCKS! ANG GANDA KUYA!

Jinjiruks said...

hay kuya dong kung anak lang ako ng bilyonaryo. sasama ako sa iyo sa iyong paglalakbay sa magagandang isla sa pinas. shock ako lagi sa mga scenes.

darkhorse said...

men! prang paraiso naman tong place Dong! tsk...gaganda ng mga places na binivisit mo.

gillboard said...

oh wow... looks nice!!! mukhang ang sarap tumalon sa cliff.. hehehe

Photo Cache said...

that is paradise found. what else is there to say except i wish i was there.

An Asian Traveler said...

Wow, this is a perfect isolated island hideaway. The crystal clear blue water is absolutely enchanting.

Chyng said...

Super clear yung water, unbelievable na may ganyan sa Marinduque!

Dennis Villegas said...

Hi Dong. Those pictures just transported me to a hidden paradise. What a beautiful place to spend a holiday. I'm sure you took a dip into those crystal clear waters.

I am Xprosaic said...

Such a lovely place to be... See, sometimes we neglect the natural beauty of the Philippine Islands and we expect to see some of those from other countries...yet, it is just few miles away from where we are...

Sidney said...

I have beautiful memories of this place ! :-)

But the sun is unforgiving... especially with people who got a white skin like me... after a few hours people think I turned into a red crab. ;-(

Luke Wiley said...

The rock formations are quite amazing!

Emily said...

That water is GORGEOUS!

Hi! I'm Grace said...

miss na miss ko na beach diyan sa Pinas... :)

Pietro said...

Wonderful crystal clear water, green, rocks. Fabulous sceneries, Dong!

PUSANG-gala said...

gusto ko ng ganito---mga bato-bato tapos me beach----parang me factor ng isolation---makes things more exciting.....

REDLAN said...

parang nasa guimars island rin to.

Allen Yuarata said...

We have this kind of beaches in Antique. Sana po you visit Pandan, Antique as well. Especially Malumpati Cold Spring. hihi

Hilda said...

Such lovely clear waters!

This reminds me of the small granite islands of Palawan so much.

brotherutoy said...

yan ang perfect getaway! walang sagabal, walang distracting modern structures, walang internet (??!!). yan ang mga nooks and corners ng mga islands natin na kung di mo pa mapipicturan, di namin malalaman na nag-eexist.

God bless!

JayAshKal said...

Ang linaw ng tubig... sarappp maligo.

Ang dami pa ring di napupuntahan sa Pinas... haaay one day isang araw. Great pictures.

lance said...

ok ang island nato magandang dating place

atticus said...

waaah. parang maraming isda riyan. sarap mag-fishing. haaaaay.

Lionheart : Richard the Adventurer said...

Nice shots!


Parang on the way lang to Abra de Ilog to Puerto Galera!


Hehe :)

fortuitous faery said...

i like your new photo graphic...is that a moriones head? :)

private beaches are the best! it's like discovering hidden treasure! lucky you!

witsandnuts said...

Finding that small beach with white sand is like a treasure hunt. I am continuously fascinated by how beautiful our country is. Thanks that I came across your blog before it's too late. =)

Joy said...

I would love to visit Marinduque and see this serene island. Gorgeous.

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Garando said...

WOW! This is the first time I've seen pictures of Marinduque, and I am totally impressed! Ang ganda ng tubig grabe! It's almost at the same level as the waters in Coron don't you think?

eva said...

great pictures! i hope i can visit this place.

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bw said...

pristine, wild and pretty indeed. What a place to spend time and forget about work !

or said...

wow! crystal clear waters!

jeannycdj said...

ah I so love the place. Parang paraiso grabe :)

sendzki said...

lovely..just the great place to relax this summer...

mimi said...

ang ganda! parang walang katao tao talaga... sarap mag relax!

Offshoreally Only said...

Nice collection of pics. Thanks for sharing.

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