Burot Island

It was a call for another adventure. The trip was planned 3 weeks before the actual trip. So, we had lots of preparation and planning. We had enough time to plan the trip (we had lots of arguing too) The weather situation was bad but we still pushed through. Before leaving, we made sure that we have things to protect us from the bad weather.

We rode a bus going to Nasugbu. Drop off point is at Lian to ride a jeep bound to Calatagan Market which is only an hour and a half bus ride.

It’s not what we are expecting, of course, the weather says it all. It started with a gloomy weather to strong winds to heavy rain. Around mid-afternoon, we made sure that all meals were cooked before sunset, bags and important things were all secured on a tight garbage bag. The experience is truly stressful but we didn’t stop ourselves from enjoying the trip, we were able to find ways on how we can enjoy our over night stay. The night was full of laughter and endless stories. We slept with our wet clothes on (yes, that’s right, our tent is not water-resistant) but that’s okay, it’s part of the adventure.

I wanted to thank everyone who made this trip possible. Even though we went through a lot of argument, we managed to still work as a team. Naks! Till our next adventure guys 🙂

 HOW TO GOT TO BUROT ISLAND

1. From Manila:
– Ride a bus going to Nasugbu. There are bus terminal in Pasay and Gil Puyat. First trip I think leaves at 4AM. Fare is P130-140. Travel time is 2 hours.

2. From Cavite:
– There are buses that pass through Aguinaldo Highway. We took this route and waited for a bus going to Nasugbu at SM Bacoor.

3. From Alabang.
– There are available buses/van in Alabang bound to Nasugbu. Just try your negotiation skills if you want to hire a van.

– Drop off point is Lian.
– From Lian, ride a jeepney bound to Calatagan. Fare is P35. Travel time is 20-30 minutes.
– Drop off point is Calatagan Market.
– From Calatagan Market, hire a tricycle who can directly take you to Burot Island. I recommend you hire Kuya Polly as he is so kind and approachable. Kuya Polly’s number: 09159925182. Fare is 50/each. Travel time is 15 minutes.

You can also contact Mang Ramon: 09156028907. He is the caretaker of the island. By the way, this island is now owned by SM Development. I think they are trying to commercialize and develop this island for private accommodations in the future. So, if you are planning to visit, do it as soon as possible time.

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Jelene, 26, is a frustrated traveler and a travel junkie wannabe. If not from a far away place, Jelene can be found browsing through Google Maps with a cup of coffee on one hand.

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