"Eat well, travel often." I like this to be my mantra for next year. After our adventure last week, I realized I haven't been to many places in the twenty-five years of my life. Although I've been to some provinces and towns outside the metro, there are still more places in our country that are worth traveling to. And yes, one of them is the popular Hundred Islands in Pangasinan!
It took us more than 5-hour long drive to get there. We left Manila around 9 AM and arrived at Eddie & Josie Transient house at around 3 PM. The long drive was totally worth it because of the scenic views we passed by.
|Traveled with the boyfriend and office friends.|
|Eddie & Josie Serna Transient House|
|Sunset. Our view from outside the house|
Next day after our arrival was when we went to tour the Hundred Islands. The transient home owners also offer boat rentals. The caretaker accompanied us on our tour so there was no hassle going to the Hundred Islands National Park in Lucap Wharf and in taking the boat ride.
Ready for the amazing photos we captured from Hundred Islands?
Our first stop was at Governor's Island. There are 3 main islands opened for tourism: Governor's Island, Quezon Island and Children Island. More islands are already open when we went there. Most of these islands are not fully developed yet but are great camping sites if you wish to stay overnight.
To get a great panoramic view of the islands, be ready to hike up to the top of Governor's island.
|this amazing view awaits you|
|Group shot before we rode the zipline|
|The guys were too scared.. so ladies first daw haha|
|Yup, caught the experience on cam through my phone.|
|Look how far the starting point was!|
|seashore at Virgin Island|
And so we're on to our next island. We get to see the undeveloped Islands and the other main islands but we didn't explore these islands anymore. To enjoy the beach, we decided to stay at Children Island. The boatman said this is the most beautiful island and recommended us to stay there. I believe it's literally called Children Island because children can swim there because of the clear and shallow water. Well, for us, the young at hearts also enjoyed our time there.
|There is a shorter zipline here at Quezon Island.|
Delson and Mishtert enjoyed kayaking. It was their first time and they couldn't stop talking about the experience as it was a bit scary because of the strong waves but really fun at the same time because they get to kayak around the islands. Well, Gabe and I enjoyed our time by just taking in the view and God's wonderful creations.
|That's Children Island behinds us|
|View from our cottage in Children Island|
|Yes, that's how near that Island was! Just swim a few yards to reach it.|
|Mishtert and Delson excited to kayak!|
|Gabe and his diving fins|
|Ooops Delson! Don't touch it! haha|
Thanks to my friend Sarah for letting me borrow her brand new Nikon waterproof camera. We took these great underwater photos.
|Gabe spotted this sea urchin and all of us took a dive to see it.|
|haha.. In awe of the beautiful sunset|
I'm truly grateful to get the chance to explore the wonderful Hundred Islands and experience the beauty of our own natural resources. I can't wait to travel and experience more islands in our country. Hundred plus islands, check! 6,000 plus more to go? ☺
Eddie & Josie Serna Transient House