BnB Summerkada 2017

It’s been a while since we all had an adventure together. We originally belonged to a large group, which was I think more or less 18 pax but only 6 of us were able to make this trip.

It started when our Madame Ixiang called our attention for a summer package trip she had to one of the best Philippine beachesโ€” Puerto Galera. It costed P2,250 for a 2 days and 1 night โ€” includes the Ferry trip back and forth, the accommodation, the Land Tour and the Island hopping.

We decided to meet at the JAM liner in Buendia at around 3 am. Since the first bus was already full, we stayed and waited for the next. It bought us time to buy candies and snacks we can chew on for the duration of the bus trip. A few minutes and we’re already settled in, paid the fair of 167 and slept most of the ride.

We arrived at Batangas port around 6:30 am. There were lots of people ALREADY. Our boat was from Father and Son. After presenting our voucher we were then given our tickets (2 way ticket) and we proceeded to the waiting area.

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L to R : Chazel, Noldy, Ixiang, Gemma and Me

There were food stalls inside, you can grab a bunch and maybe get yourself filled in while waiting. In our case, Noldy bought a box of Pizza and we ate it on board.

Around 7:30 am, we were then asked to board the boat, we arrived in White Beach Puerto Galera around 10 am.

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We were hungry by the time we reached the VM hotel. While waiting for our room to be ready, we had our brunch on their restaurant. Prices starts at 100 for a meal. I’d say the food was pretty delicious and worth its price. Afterwards, we got in our rooms and prepared for the land tour.

Our tour guide kuya Leo picked us up at the restaurant with an L300. Unbeknownst to us, we didn’t have anyone to share it with. We had it for ourselves! Yahoo!

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First stop? Tamaraw falls. We spent the whole traveltime discussing on whether or not to go to Tukuran Falls. I saw it on a friend’s IG post (Hi DEN!) and it looks so inviting so I had to recommend it to my friends. But Kuya Leo gave us another optionโ€” He told us about this Infinity Farm. After checking some pictures online, we finally agreed it was a better choice than Tukuran fallsโ€” especially because Kuya Leo knows best. And he wouldn’t have mentioned it if it wasn’t gonna be a greater experience. Since it is an additional and not included in the package, we need to pay 300 pesos for the tour and another 100 php for the entrance fee.

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jump shot

Just beside the Tamaraw falls is a big sign saying “Welcome to Puerto Galera”.

You can have a dip in Tamaraw falls if you want to, but it’s not advisable because the falls is just beside the main road. But it’s up to you guys anyways! ๐Ÿ™‚

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the “Kunwari Stolen shot”

Next destination was the awaited Infinity Farm. We stopped at a wet market on our way to buy some fish, pork, rice and ice. Kuya Leo and friends volunteered to be the one to cook our meals in the Farm.

We reached the falls 12 noon sharp. It was indeed a long drive from White Beach. It wasn’t love at first sight. There were a lot of people swimming in what looks like a pond. But as we went up, the closer we get the more beautiful it gets. It didn’t take long before I could really call it a small paradise.

DISCLAIMER: There will be a lot of photos so bear with me. We had a nonstop photoshootโ€” with a place like that, no one would want to waste a minute of not capturing the beauty.

The first ones that jumped into the water were Chazel and Noldy. Envious already, I was super excited to get in and dive when warned me of how cold the water is. And when I didโ€” Dem they weren’t kidding at all! The water was ice cold! (I exaggerated a bit of course)

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So this is usโ€” strategizing how to move in the water. Since we’re almost at the top of the falls, the current was no joke. Plus there were lots of rock formations that made it hard for us to determine which part was deep and which was shallow.

Noldy lead our way, he told us were to step and where not to. I came after him, then Gemma, Chazel and Ixiang. First Tip was โ€” never face the current or you will be washed by it. You have to face sideways.

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We’re on the move

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The current was too strong there were times I needed to hold onto my swimsuitโ€” else I’ll be skinny dipping. HAHAHAHA

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No words can explain the hardships I had to overcome just to be able to do this pose ๐Ÿ˜‚ but YADDAH YADDAH it was all worth it.

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First Stop

The water was crystal clear and super cold! I figured it maybe reason there were more people near the entrance โ€” the water there was calmer than where we were. I like it thoughโ€” I love it even. Letting myself get devoured by nature.

We had the area to ourselves for some timeโ€” we had a lot of fun and really dove into the moment, no rush or hassle at all.

We went back to our table around 1pm for lunch which was being prepared by Kuya Leo. YES! Food! I was super famished I almost thought I was born for this boodle fight! HAHA

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We had grilled fish, porkchop, salted egg and tomatoes for the main course. For dessert we had watermelon and bananas!

After savouring the food, we rested for a while and took snapsโ€” one thing no one ever forgets to do these days. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Happiness
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Nature love

Another good thing about this place is it’s covered with trees! Any time of the day, you can dip in the water and not get burned by the harsh sun! Very refreshing and relaxing indeed.

We carried on after lunch, going further up with the help of kuya Leo.

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This was the second to the highest point you can go. The current was much stronger here and it had deeper grounds.

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This was the closest I can get to the falls.

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So much for a day!

After taking turns on photos, we went to the last stop.

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This is the best part of the Farm. A place for a good swim. I was taken a back by this beauty. God is really awesome.

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ang mga Engkanto I mean Diwata HAHA

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Look at our faces! We had so much fun with Nature! We spent 30 minutes in this spot just posing, swimming and playing.

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Ang mga Dyosa
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I love you beb!

 

Of Course I wouldn’t be able to sleep knowing I didn’t take enough photos, so I took the opportunity while everyone was resting.

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Excuse my legs, I’m spreading them because I needed to step onto the rocks so you can see me. HAHA The water is obviously super clear.

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This is definitely one of the best place I’ve ever been to. Thank you Kuya Leo for taking us here. For being so patient in taking our photos. Thank you so much!

Around 4 PM we started packing up. The current became stronger as evening approaches, and even the water level was rapidly changing too. We took another hour to just relax though.

So as you can see, there’s only 5 of us in the picture but IF YOU PAID CLOSE ATTENTION I mentioned that 6 of our huge group were able to make it. This is cos Sammy just got off from a flight from Riyadh and was still on her way. Kuya Leo suggested to wait for her text message since the last trip from Batangas Pier to white beach is the 5PM schedule. She wouldn’t be able to make it even if we tried to wait. Since Calapan is closer to the infinity farm, kuya Leo suggested we drive to there to pick her up also because it was already getting dark.

Kuya Leo was super generous he even welcomed us to his home and was kind enough to offer food while we wait for our dear friend. Him and his whole family, it was almost unreal. We can’t be any more thankful that we’re in good hands.

Finally around 8pm she arrived and we went back to the White Beach. We made it to the hotel by 10pm.

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L to R : Me, Gemma, Chazel, KUYA LEO, Noldy, Ixiang and Sam

This day wouldn’t be complete without a Group photo. Thank you so much Kuya Leo! โค

Fun fact? We were wearing our wet clothes all day, From infinity farm to Puregold Calapan to Kuya Leo’s house until we got back. HAHAHA

After taking our showers, we went out for a taste of the nightlife in Galera.

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A tower of their famous “Mindoro Sling ” a shisha and a plate of Sisig and Fries to end our day.

DAY 2

We woke up at 7 and kuya Sherwin was already waiting for us downstairs. (He was also with us Yesterday, Kuya Leo had another appointment so Sherwin’s gotta be his substitute)

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Let’s do this!

To my Surprise we had our own boat! WOW just wow! This one is owned by Kuya Leo.

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First stop is the starfish Island, though we didn’t stay long because we only transferred from this boat to a small one. Okay this one is without a shade or a roof.

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Hi Friends!

Look at that sky, isn’t it beautiful? Okay okay this trip will definitely give me a tanโ€” better be worth it.

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We went to the Underwater caveโ€” first thing to do was climb this rock. Be careful guysโ€” it’s very sharp. I suggest you wear aqua shoes. You can also rent it there here incase you didn’t have any.

We went to the Underwater caveโ€” first thing to do was climb this rock. Be careful guysโ€” it’s very sharp. I suggest you wear aqua shoes. You can also rent it there here incase you didn’t have any.

It’s just a couple of steps and ropes are laid for you to hold on to.

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You need to wait for your turn in going down inside the cave so yes if you want to take some snaps feel free to do so. ๐Ÿ™‚

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You need to go down a bamboo stairs. Be super cautious cos it’s kind of slippery.

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The were dark spots inside and shallows parts. It was just a quick tourโ€” a couple of pictures and then you’re expected to carry on and pass through.

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Careful you might bump your head.

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one shade darker

And out we came. ๐Ÿ™‚ Just outside the cave, vendors were already waiting. If you haven’t had a breakfast you can grab a quick bite. A hot dog 3 for 100 and turon for 25 pesos

Off to our next adventure, the GIANT CLAM. Ohhh sounds exciting!

Our 20 minute boat ride included a free super hot meet and greet with Mr. Sun that surely made us 2-3 shades darker than when we hopped in.

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Excuse my face, I can barely open my eyes because of the sun. Just look at the water. Can you see it? Yes, those are corals. It was super clear I can see everything under it. Gearing up!

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All setโ€” a snap before we jump in!

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YI CAM (all black)

Here fishy fishy! It’s so amazing!!! So many fish!

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The clam is in this area so it’s very deep that I have to turn of my camera to really focus on it. I don’t have a 20/20 vision so I needed to focus.

We wandered off in the area for 20-30 minutes. What’s good about this trip is we were moving. The boat kept moving around we just have to hold on and raise our feet. Amazing, really. I don’t even need to spend all my energy swimming.

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Hi Kuya Sherwin! (our tour guide for Today)

This was where we placed our feetโ€” so we won’t get to bother the corals or step on any sea urchin by accident.

Up and about to go to our last snorkeling spotโ€”the Coral Garden!

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Welcome to Coral Garden! All photos were taken from a video I filmed. Enjoy the wonders of the sea!

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FISHY!!!!!!
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What are you looking at?
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Finding DORY ๐Ÿ™‚
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Hi Dolphin I mean Sammy!
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SummerKada!

We went fish-gazing for 20 minutes. I saw different kinds of fishes like one with a long sword-like mouth (totally screamed when I saw one! HAHAHA that I drank an amount of salt water. And yes, it was awful) Beautiful corals all below us. I felt like I was a mermaid for a moment. I really had a great time. I loved it so much! kept saying “wow”, ” Grabe”, “galing mo God”, even with the pipe on my mouth. HAHAHA

Okay! time to eat a decent meal so we went back to the Starfish Island. There is one restaurant in the area where meal price starts at 120 per order.

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We stayed here and rested while waiting for our food. Gosh I am hungry!

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And a Halo-Halo for 50 pesos.

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They replaced the Ube with Yema which was surprisingly good. ๐Ÿ™‚

And now we went to our last stop, using the Kuya Leo’s boat this time. Yey! At least we wont get to spend the rest of the trip getting super tan.

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Since it was very hot we didn’t stay long we just had our little photoshoot. HAHA

So let me introduce to you our models.

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Sam ๐Ÿ™‚
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Ixiang
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Gemma
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Yours truly Mrs D.

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Love you girls!

Sexy

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Sexy Back ๐Ÿ™‚
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Since 2009 ๐Ÿ™‚
Then we went back to our hotel, took a nap and went to the port where we waited for our Boat ride going to Batangas.

If you guys enjoyed this blog and would like to try visit Puerto Galera or the Infinity Farm I would highly recommend Kuya Leo. See his contact below:

Facebook :

https://www.facebook.com/pgleonards?ref=br_rs

Contact number:

09273073382

All in all, the tour was amazing. I had a great time! I would never forget the Falls and how amazing the underwater world is.

The Last of this adventure to be posted soon. I do not recommend the Father and Son Shipping lines guys. Because they don’t care about their passengers. Will post the story soon.

XOXO
-Mrs Dย ๐Ÿ’‹
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