A 1500PHP Itinerary in Borawan, Dampalitan, Kwebang Lampas and Bilaran Sandbar islands

Here’s to unending laughs and ceaseless stories, to sleepless nights and late night conversations, to  gazing the skies and catching falling stars, to new discoveries and new perspectives, to the priceless gift of love and comfort, to golden memories, and to new found friends. It was just one weekend, but we had a million memories to keep.

Yep, it was one freaking weekend where our world is away from our laptops and office papers: from our meetings and appointments, from our responsibilities. It is our time to let go of our hustle and bustle life and live life to the fullest. Well, we deserve it. Thankfully, we have Borawan Escapade with us.

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PRE TRAVEL GUIDE

samuibus_banner_logo_red.png  How to get there?

google-location-icon-location_black Barangay Lipata, Padre Burgos, Pagbilao, Luzon, Philippines 

  • From Buendia, ride a bus bound to Lucena , drop off last stop (Lucena Grand Terminal)
    • Fee: 210 PHP
    • Travel time: 5 Hours
  • Ride a bus/ van bound to Unisan, drop off QCRB
    • Fee: 70 PHP
    • Travel time: 1- 1.5 Hours
    • Tip: Be careful with those dealers that’ll increase the price of the ride, knowing that you’re from the city.
  • From QCRB, the boatman of Borawan Escapade will pick you off.
  • TIP: Buy your food in the market near QCRB already. (Make sure the food is enough for you 2 days stay in the island)
 
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Borawan Escapade

Borawan Escapade offers services needed for your adventure in the islands of Padre Burgos:

  • Boat Service (good for 8 pax):
    • Borawan Island: 800 PHP
    • Dampalitan Island: 800 PHP
    • Kwebang Lampas: 1800 PHP
    • 3 Islands (Borawan + Dampalitan Island + Kwebang Lampas): 1800 PHP
    • 4 Islands (Borawan + Dampalitan Island + Kwebang Lampas + Bilaran Sand Bar): 2500PHP
  • Tent Accommodation (one tent: good for 3-4 pax): 300 PHP/ Tent
    • Inclusive of: Choice of island ( Dampalitan/ Borawan/ Kwebang Lampas) for the pitching of tent & where to spend the night
  • Butane / Gasul: 300 PHP
  • Utensils: Free of use
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  • Off Lotion
  • Beddings for your Tent Accommodation
  • Light Supply (Light may be too dark in the island)
  • Cards / Board Games- For socialization
  • Usual Travel Essentials (Clothes, Towel, Slippers, Etc)
  • Power banks (Electricity might be limited)

 

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Camping was really not my thing. But what happened that weekend was an exception. It was pure happiness and unforgettable experience. All the laughs, the endless conversations, the golden memories, and the beauty of nature are totally priceless. We absolutely don’t regret gambling our weekend on this adventure. We had so much fun that we were able to forget the world for a while. Every minute was worth it- and if you would ask us, we will repeat that adventure over and over again. Good job, Borawan Escapade for hosting us well!

Tour to the 4 Islands:

Sitting pretty in the heart of the town of Padre Burgos are paradises for beach lovers and campers. Those barkadas will definitely enjoy this place! There are 4 main islands, each has its own personality, that will take your heart away and will definitely put you in awe.

Ready for our island hopping!!!

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Borawan Island

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Among the 4 islands, Borawan Island is the most popular and established one. It was associated with Boracay and Palawan, since it was once known for its Boracay’s white sand and Palawan’s limestone. The island was definitely a paradise. Though, don’t get your hopes up comparing it to Boracay and Palawan, since of course, the latter is better. However, this place is a great alternative for those who can’t afford to go beyond the seas to see Boracay/ Palawan.

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Personally, I love how charming the seascape is! The sand is comforting, the water is exhilarating, the air breeze is de-stressing and the view: ahhhhhh, I was speechless. It was astonishing!

Just a tip: if you’re just doing a day tour in this island, I recommend you to not avail their cottages anymore (ang mahal po bes.) You can place your stuff anywhere dry and safe in the island

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LUNCH TIME + BONDING MOMENTS:

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  • Entrance Fee:
    • Day Tour: 150 PHP
    • Overnight: 220 PHP
  • Cottage Fee:
    • Day Tour: 850 PHP
    • Overnight: 1250 PHP
  • Tent Pitching: 200PHP
  • Unlimited use of Filtered Water

 

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Dampalitan Island

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After spending the day in Borawan Island, we proceeded to Dampalitan, our camping site. Believe me, our jaw literally dropped as we saw the unspoiled beauty of this island- truly a para-para-paradise! The quietness of the sea, the peacefulness of the breeze, the comfort of the sand, and the serenity of the pine trees welcomed us. Total tranquility- brb world, hello paradise.

The ambiance of this island makes it a perfect place to disconnect with everything and just purely enjoy the moment that you won’t find anywhere else. We were totally enveloped with peace and quiet, and that’s all we ever needed at that moment.

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The sand of this island is not white as compared with Boracay and Palawan, as well as the clearness of its water. But what this island is superior at is its ability to be free and away from everything: crowd, pollution, noise, etc.

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The place is also huge. Aside from getting your feet on the island’s powdery sand and cool waters, you can also explore the rock formations and be awed on how these was made by the God above. *See pictorial below lol*

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After a day of exploring the island, it’s about time that we put ourselves in solitude and enjoy each other’s company. *Yeay for games and BONFIRE!!! *

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money-bag-256 Possible Expense:
  • Entrance Fee:
    • Day Tour: 80 PHP
    • Overnight: 100 PHP
  • Cottage Fee:
    • Day Tour: 350 PHP
    • Overnight: 700 PHP
  • Tent Pitching: 200 PHP
  • Filtered Water: 50 PHP/ Galloon

 

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Bilaran Sandbar

It’s a brand new day and we’re up to explore 2 more islands. We were excited! Bilaran Sandbar was first in our itinerary. It was a loooooong boat ride and don’t worry, you won’t get bored during the ride since scenic view of islands will amuse you. Once you arrive in the island, a pristine long stretch of premium white sand will welcome you. You wouldn’t help yourself but enjoy the magical prowess this island offers. The beauty is so surreal.

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  • Entrance Fee: NONE
  • Cottage Fee: NONE

 

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Kwebang Lampas

Down to our last island, and this time we decided to just see the overlooking view of the island, to avoid the entrance fee cost and save money. *Yep we’re that thrifty* So here are the shots I took overlooking the island.

If you got time and budget, I highly suggest that you visit this island as this is the most visited island among the three. Also, one unique thing about this place is that it has a small cave that you can explore.

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money-bag-256Possible Expense:
  • Entrance Fee:
    • Day Tour: 80 PHP
    • Overnight: 160 PHP
  • Cottage Fee:
    • Day Tour: 350 PHP
    • Overnight: 700 PHP
  • Tent Pitching: 200 PHP
  • Filtered Water: 50 PHP/ Galloon

 

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What island is the best for your overnight camping?

Personally, I really prefer Dampalitan Island as your campsite since the island’s so peaceful and serene. The sand was also perfect for camping. Aside from the ambiance, the island also allows bonfire activities, unlike the other 3 islands, thus making the night more fun!

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Itinerary:

DAY 1:

  • 1:AM: ETD to Lucena Grand Terminal
  • 5:00 AM: ETA Lucena Grand Terminal
  • 5:00 AM- 6:00AM: Breakfast
    • There are several calenderias available in the terminal
  • 6:00AM: ETD to QCRB
  • 7:00AM: ETA in QCRB
  • 7:00 AM- 7:30AM: Buy food in the market
  • 7:30 AM- 8:00AM: Touchdown Borawan!
  • 8:00AM – 11:00AM: C H I L L in Borawan / Swim/ Etc.
  • 11:00 AM- 1:00PM: Lunch
  • 1:00PM: ETD to Dampalitan Island
  • 1:10PM -onwards: Swim / Chill/ Camp/ Etc in Dampalitan Island

DAY 2:

  • 7:00AM: Breakfast
  • 7:00AM – 8:00AM: ETD to Bilaran Sandbar
  • 8:00- 9:00AM: Enjoy Bilaran Sandbar
  • 9:00: ETD to Kwebang Lampas
  • 9:00-11:00AM: Swim / Chill/ Camp/ Etc in Kwebang Lampas
  • 11:00AM: Back in Dampalitan Island; Ready your Lunch
  • 12:00PM: Lunch
  • c h i l l ; time going back to MNL depends on your preference

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Budget and Expenses:

Description Cost BY GROUP Individual Cost ( divided by 8 PAX)

Island Expenses

Boat Rental 2,500 PHP 312.5 PHP
Tent Rental (300 x 2): 600 PHP 75 PHP
Tent Pitching (200 X 2): 400 PHP 50 PHP
Entrance Fee N/A 330 PHP
Filtered Water Galloon (5 x 50): 250 PHP 31.25
Gasul Rental 300 PHP 37.5

Personal Expenses

Food 1500 PHP 187.5
Transportation N/A 560 PHP
TOTAL 1583.75 PHP

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Meet the Squad:

No matter how busy we are, we always make it to the point that we still enjoy our lives through traveling and making friends. Thus, here we are, making the most out of our 2 day weekend break, away from work and stress. Thank you so much Borawan Escapade for making our weekend super fun-like oa!

Xoxo from the RKC Cluster of SGV’s Advisory Line:

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From the left: Nino, Arjay, Seibert, Me, Marco, Carmela, Jun, Zeia, Zoren

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Special Thanks To:

Gorj Online Shop for my tropical swimmies & Fievre for my floral round beach towel! They were all perfectly aura-ish!

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3 thoughts on “A 1500PHP Itinerary in Borawan, Dampalitan, Kwebang Lampas and Bilaran Sandbar islands

  1. Hi miss colz vidal .. may i ask if pag mag island hopping po ba .. yung boat na babayaran po ba for 4island is drop off lang po and babalikan nalang pag lilipat ulit ng island ? Ganon po ba yun or every island hopping po ba is magbabayad ng boat ? Ganon po ba please reply .. thankyou po ..

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    1. Permission to comment, Colz.
      Hello! Yes po. ‘Yong boat ride e back amd forth na. 😊 At yes, drop off every island then babalikan na lang kayo kapag ready na lumipat sa ibang island. Pwede rin na hintayin na kayo if madali lang naman kayo sa island.

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