an unpaved road going to the west coast area has beautiful coconut trees lined up with few nipa houses alongside. on one side one can see the beach while on the other Mairaira's hills.
fishing and poultry remains to be the local's main way of living while tourism builds up during summer and on long weekends. staying on homestay nipa houses like the one we've stayed would be a good choice.
though the area seems to have managed the building of resorts and houses along the shoreline, the development of a big villa type resort has somehow dismayed me. it was not the size of the structure that i didn't like, it was more of the type of structure.
it could have retained a tropical look so as to preserve a laid-back kind of feel of the beach. i believe, even with modern materials, one can still retain a more suitable design of structure.