Patar Beach is located at Bolinao Pangasinan, a 4-5 hour drive from Tarlac via private vehicle. My friends and I left Capas, Tarlac at around 5:30am and we arrived at Bolinao around 11am (stop overs and misadventures already included between travel time hahaha). We didn't have an idea on how to get there, we just relied through blogs and other information accessible in the internet. Thank goodness hindi naman kami masyadong naligaw, very helpful naman si Mr. Magtanong eh. :))))
The first tourist spot we visited was the Enchanted Cave. The name of the cave already gave us a clue on what to expect. It was enchanting indeed! (Entrance Fee: You need to pay 90 pesos if you're not going to swim inside the cave. Otherwise, you should pay 120 pesos.)
Welcome to the Enchanted Cave! You have to walk for about 5-10 minutes before seeing the cave.
The steps going down the cave are fairly steep.
Our reaction when we reached the cave: AWESTRUCK!
|Photos by Yam Macalino|
|Photo by Mara Galang|
Okay enough of the segue. Here are snapshots of our quick summer getaway:
My most favorite feature of Patar Beach is during low tide and I think low tide takes place in the afternoon (for Patar Beach only, I don't know the other beaches). As you can see in the pictures, the brownish and greenish area we're stepping at are not visible during high tide. Hindi mo talaga makikita ang mga parang lupa na inaapakan namin tapos yung malalaking bato, nakalubog ang kalahati pag high tide. Awesooooooomeeeeee!!!
|My most favorite shot! It reminds me of Batanes! Photo by Yam Macalino|
Also, sunsets are one of my weaknesses.
Our last stop before we went home: Cape Bolinao Lighthouse
Complete group shots. We missed our other friends who weren't able to join us in this year's trip. Maybe next year!