Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Kwebang Lampas and Puting Buhangin Trip in Quezon Province

It’s 4 o’clock in the morning when we started to walk going to EDSA to take a bus going to Jac Liner terminal. My brother was really excited on our Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas trip because this was his first time to join on my travel adventure. Even he don’t get enough sleep the other night due to his working sched, I don’t see the feeling of tiredness on his face. He’s asking a lot of questions about the island.



As we arrived in the bus terminal, I noticed there’s something missing. OMG! My phone was lost or perhaps stolen. I remembered a guy in the bus who was trying to push the limit of my patience by blocking my way.  I got irritated and my focus that time was to get inside the bus. I’m not sure if that’s the modus operandi of snatcher to steal items to his prospect.Haist...

Anyway, the lost of my phone doesn't mean it will ruin my trip. That will not be going to happen! Honestly, I’m a little bit worried because of the files on my phone. At the same time,a bit sad, thinking how can I do selfie in the island w/o my mobile phone :-(


Wearing printed shirt from Men's Club, denim short from Regatta, Chuck Taylor shoes from Converse and Accessories from SM accessories


Travelling to Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas is very easy if you know how to go Quezon province. What we did, we took a Jack Liner bus going to Lucena City. Bus fare is around 220 and travel time is 3.5 to 4 hours. The bus dropped us off across Lucena Grand Central Terminal where we ride jeepney going to Pagbilao. We asked the driver to bring us first in St. Catherine of Alexandria Parish Church also known as Pagbilao Church .



After taking pictures inside and outside of the church, we headed to the jeep terminal of Isla Polo. It's 5-10 mins walk from the church. Jeep fare is P37 and travel time is 30-45 mins. Last trip in the afternoon is at 4PM (from Isla Polo). At the terminal, we took a tricycle going to the jump off point. Tricycle is P100-P150 depends on how you negotiate to the driver.



The tricycle entered in a private property, which a guard standing on the gate asked us where we're going. According to our driver, this property is the place of Power Station or Power Plant, which is the easiest way to go to Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas. The road going to the lake (not sure if that's a lake or river) is not yet cemented. It's a long rough road. Please be advised your body is bound to be shaken. LOL. If you want to save money,  you can also walk going to the lake then to the beach about 20-30 mins in total.

I thought the ride with a tricycle was the last traspo that we needed to take in order to reach the beach, but it's not stopping from there. We took a small banca. The fare is P25 per head and travel time is about 2-3 mins. After that, we walked inside a mini forest going to beach. Trek time is around 5-10 mins.

Wearing floral shirt from Coco Republic, blue stripe short from Solo, accessories from SM accessories

Finally we reached the white beach of Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas. We're welcomed by the people living in the beach. They asked if we will stay there overnight. I say NO! Entrance fee is P50 and overnight stay is P100. Cottage rental is from P300-P500.

The place is not yet developed. No resorts around the area. If you want to stay overnight, what I suggest is to bring your own tent. Don't also forget to bring your own water because there are no available fresh water in the area. Bring also a lot of food because goodies there are a bit pricey . I'm not sure if there's already electricity in the area. 

What I like in Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas, the whole place is very peaceful. The water is pristine and not that cold. Though, the sand is not powdery and pure like sand in Boracay, it's still comfortable to walk with barefoot.

Another interesting feature of the beach is the cave. It's so disappointing there some people who don't know how to respect nature. I saw vandalism on some of the rocks. Shame on you idiots! (Sorry for my words).


Tropa, I also remind you to have extra careful with jellyfish. My little brother got stung of it. According to him, it's very itchy and hot inside. We asked help from the locals. I asked them if they have vinegar, unfortunately, they don't have. So what they did, the moreno guy poured gasoline on my brother's feet. My brother said it's still itchy. I poured alcohol all over his feet. Good thing it did not give serious harm to my brother.


There are so many things that you can do in the beach. Indulge into different activities such as swimming, snorkeling, boating, caving, beach bum, island hopping, among others.



I recommend Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas for backpackers and for travelers who love nature adventures. If you're a delicate tourist, this place is not advisable for you. This place is like a paradise. It still preserve it's natural and pristine beauty. 

Our next adventure will be in Borawan (combination of Boracay & Palawan as they say)and Dampalitan (just like Anawangin in Zambales), which are also located in Quezon province. See you on my next escapade. Enjoy travelling.

Please leave your comment if you have questions or if you want to share your experience in this place.  


4 comments:

  1. My colleagues went here already... they had so much fun and I am envious after seeing their pics. Still looking forward to visit this place soon, hoping that I can convince even just one buddy to travel with me. Good for you, you got your brother to travel with you.

    Heard that Borawan and Dampalita is also a good choice. Keep traveling!

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  2. WillieEvangelista - Nice one..sana makapunta din ako dyan,,kapag ndi na busy ang sched ko..magkano kaya mag overnight dyan??I mean mag stay sa hotel..

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  3. Been to Borawan 2 yrs ago. I think, based on your pics, that looks better. The water's crazy blue!

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