May 15, 2015 Quezon Province


What are 3-day weekends for? With the feeling of summer passing by and you haven't had your fair share of a beach time yet, the 3-day labor weekend is your only hope left. 

 Sure, there’s no better way to honor yourself on the first of May than to party all weekend in #LaBoracay, but I’d rather go somewhere unspoiled and chill that isn’t Boracay. We went to get out of the city for, as what they say, a dose of vitamin sea. And without crossing Visayan seas, and pristine isles and reefs, we chose Borawan, Quezon as our labor weekend destination. 

 It takes 4 to 6 hours of road trip from Manila and a 30-minute boat ride depending on the sea condition. From afar, you’d already appreciate the beautiful panorama of Borawan’s sea and sky. With all its artsy rock formations, clear waters, and white sand, you’ll be deceived by how de-stressing the place looks like. 

 The island doesn’t need resort facilities. We got to enjoy by making arrangements with boat operators to return the following day since we wanted to stay overnight. We brought camper’s tents and sleeping gears to spend a night of stargazing, undisturbed and close to nature. 

 Staying for days in this place is quite a challenge. You’ll have to face the dilemma of hotel-goers — who are used to turning the air conditioner up and burying their tired bodies in expensive comforters. The island has limited comfort rooms, so you’re expected to pee wherever when the need arises. There’s no electricity and mobile network reception is weak. The only option is to camp if you intend to stay overnight — you cook on a bonfire and swim in the sea to keep yourself cold and clean.

Borawan, although it turned murky and housed by a lot of jelly fishes, was absolutely stunning and simply relaxing. I feel refreshed and although it seems like the 3-day weekend went by so quickly, it was what I needed and the most fun yet.


  1. Travel goal! I wanna experience island life too! :)



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