Saturday, May 2, 2009

Padre Burgos, Quezon

I hailed from Quezon and it's funny that I had only discovered Bondoc Peninsula just very recently. Although I would glance at the welcome arch (photo) when we passed by on the way up to zigzag road , I had never passed thru it not until this summer when we went to Borawan , in Padre Burgos , a town in Bondoc Peninsula.

After Lucena, there's Pagbilao then Padre Burgos if you're not coming up the zigzag road in Atimonan. It is approximately 160 kms. from Manila, an easy four-hour drive in non-rush hour traffic.

If you are coming from Manila,this is the best landmark that you can get.From here,it's only 15 minutes zero traffic drive to reach the town of Padre Burgos.

Padre Burgos is the first town of Bondoc PeninsulaThe town proper is small and has a charm of a barrio. Quiet and quaint yet offers some of the best beaches and islands in the country. Nature beauties that are fresh , green and not yet commercialized.

We entered the town and followed our map to take a turn to a fork road. A short rugged road brought us to the gate of the resort we chose to stay_  The Tamarind Tree, see here.

front beach of the resort

we had a marvelous island hopping

the couple islets

more unnamed islets sitting pretty in the middle of the ocean

Dampalitan Island with lots of sea turtle resting on its beach side. See Dampalitan Island here.

the iconic Borawan which brought the town of Padre Burgos in my map. See more of Borawan = = > click here

Nothing disappointed us in Padre Burgos. From the resort, beach, islands, islets , ocean . . we were happy with our short stay. Never to forget the local folks were very courteous and added charm to the place.


  1. hi there...just wanted to know how much for the boat rent and how much for the cottage good for a day. we dnt consider an overnight stay. we just wnted to explore the borawan island for a whole day trip. thanks! kindly text me 09052280941.

  2. hi.. bka may marecomment ka n travel agency for for barawan? :) kindly email me the details.. thanks a lot! :)

  3. hello lheo,

    we rented the boat from the resort we stayed in. it was P500, this was last year summer.
    i heard from there, it's cheaper if you would rent outside the resort.

  4. hello aileen,

    i'm sorry but i don't know any travel agency that offered Borawan. you could actually just walk-in to the town without any reservations.

    the place is easy and accessible.

  5. ps @ lheo :

    if you're interested only to borawan island, there's a day hut cottages there. sorry but i don't know how much. we didn't rent any. we stayed at a resort in the town.