I know this is a bit late, but as the saying goes… better than late than never! Haha
After our January TWELVEntures at Fortune Island, we decided to go camping again and try surfing at The PaRK (short for The Pacific Real Kamp).
HOW TO GET THERE:
We took the Antipolo Route Via Raymund Bus Transit at Legarda. It’s a 5-6 hour trip and fare is more or less P200.
WHAT TO DO:
We arrived around 7am (just me and one of my beshies, my other friends took a later schedule because they still have work till Saturday morning-seeeee no excuses! haha).
As usual, the first thing we did was to find the “perfect spot” to picth our tents. While waiting for the others to come, we explored the place and also took some pictures.
There’s a store inside the Kamp, so it’s less hassle because you can just buy your food there instead of cooking your own. But if you want to cook your own food, there are grilling stations also available.
After eating our lunch, it’s exploring time!!!
First stop is the Balagbag Falls. (brief history of balagbag here)
This was my first time to do a waterfall jump! TAKE NOTE, NO LIFE VEST! Hahaha! I was also testing my swimming skills I just acquired through swimming lessons 2 days ago prior to this trip. But it took me around 20 minutes to just really do it plus lots of pep talk and cheering behind me.
Sus, maliit na bagay, nafall na nga ako dati ng walang sumalo, buhay parin ako. Hehehe… ito siguro yung purpose nun… to prepare me for this jump. Hahaha char
So there, I was able to do it with a bit bruises and aching body because I wasn’t able to jump properly, but then I did it again.
Ganon naman talaga diba, kahit masakit uulit ulitin mo padin. Kasi masaya ka eh.. hahahaha (sorry na may pinagdadaanan ako ng mga panahong ito eh…)
Anyways going back, our next stop was Nonok Falls. (facts)
We didn’t jump here because it was not adviseable, but there are few people who did jumping while we were here. I liked this falls much better than Balagbag because the place is much covered and it looks like a place where Dyosas would hang out! Haha except for the mosquitoes though.
Our mode of transportation here was a tricycle and the falls have entrance fees for just P20 each.
Next day was Surfing Day!
I’ve been really wanting to try surfing for the longest time already and finally I’m going to do thizzz! surfing costs P500/hr- Lesson plus personal instructor included.
I was really nervous at first because this was also my first time to apply my swimming lessons out on the open sea. But I did a few research and found out that big waves indicate shallow waters. Sooo, my freaking out level meter went down a little. And also my instructor assured me that as long as I’m attached to the surf board, I’m not gonna die.
Me: Eh kuya ayoko na nga ma attach..
Kuya Instructor: Teh, paa mo lang nakaatach, di puso mo..
**this conversation didn’t really happen hehe
And lo and behold! I was able to stand up the first try!
Ofcourse sharing some photo ops *wink BTW, you can check my facebook page for more photos because I can’t upload everything here altogether click the link HERE
Overall this trip got me so maitim. Huhu but no regrets! It was all worth it! Can’t wait for our 3/12 TWELVEnturesof 2016- APO REEF!!
As always, I’ll be briefly giving you an idea of the budget to prove and encourage you all to travel! It’s a great world out there, don’t let time and money stop you! I spent less than P2000 here- 2days and 1 night. PS: with this budget, never ako nagutom sa trip na ito plus memories and experiences you’ll treasure forever!
BUS FARE: Manila to Quezon (2 way) more or less—– P400
Food price range/meal at the The PaRK (P60++x5meals)—-P300-400
**you lower this by bringing your own food or cooking your own
Falls Entrance —-P20each
**optional, if you know how to surf already, you can just rent their surf boards or bring your own
Pitching Fee (shareables) ——– P50-150/night/tent
Enrance Fee ——-P50/head
*Bring blankets/jacket. I don’t know if it’s just because it’s February but at night, the temperature was really cold! We were not actually prepared for this. Haha we didn’t bring any blankets with us.
*Common CR was okay considering it’s a camp site. Probably the best CR I used on a camping trip.
APO REEF ADVENTURE COMING RIGHT UP!