Friday, June 8, 2007

Destination: Eagle's Point

Pinoy Explorer is on the go again. Recently, I was able to visit the fabulous resort of Eagle Point in Batangas. Local residents in this area called the place "Bagalangit" which means "Almost Heaven". It has something that they can be proud of, clean sea air, pristine waters, perfect for scuba divers and fantastic sunset view by the bay.

The place is located on the tip of the Calumpang Peninsula and just two and a half hours drive from Manila but actually we had reached the place form Manila almost 5 hours. That includes a stop-over in Lipa, Batangas . This privately-owned haven is one of the biggest and best resorts so far in Anilao-Mabini area.

The place is simply amazing because it has scenic islands that is perfect relaxation place for people who want to escape the congested metropolis. Being booked in this resort, we are entitled to go boating to its island called Maricaban and enjoy Sepoc Beach's pristine blue water. My colleagues have fun playing volleyball while I chose to go kayaking with my ninong to its nearby islets. There's also a hill that we hike through a concrete-made pathway and get a panoramic view of the island.

There's a snorkeling site called Canyon land, it is considered as one of the protected areas and boat operators are prevented from anchoring to protect the coral reefs. So, we snorkel our way just a half- kilometer from our boats.

The waves got rough at 2:00 PM so we decided to proceed back to our villas. We got a 25-min thrill ride as our boat is being tossed from time to time. Adrenaline as they call it can be enjoyed by all thrill-seekers like me.

Again, when we were back to the Eagle's point, we try another thrill swimming and snorkeling with sharks. Yes, this time with "baby shark " in a man-made pool with coral reefs and different species of fish to simulate our sea experience. It was really fun and everyone had made its first time encounters with the shark.

This resort is amazing and and truly a Paradise Philippines so to speak. It has something unique to offer that we can seldom found in other beaches in the Philippines. We are blessed with a beautiful day and was so lucky to have a cloudy blue sky that is so perfect for my landscape shots.

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