Borawan Island (Padre Burgos, Quezon)


I have this group of budget traveler friends and we usually schedule at least one beach getaway every year. We love searching for those not-so-popular locations. We love virgin islands and the likes. It feels great to discover some secret places that you never thought would look so darn good. And it feels even better to know that you only need 2 thousand pesos to experience their beauty! What a SCORE! *fist pump*


We visited 3 islands in Quezon last year. Actually, our only target is the Borawan Island. They say it’s a combination of Palawan (because of the rock formations) and Boracay (because of the white sand) hence the name – BORAWAN. But we were lucky because we we’re able to visit 3! :) Will tell you the full details of my Quezon Adventure and the 2 other islands on a separate post. Again, I am chopping this blog post due to the number of pictures that I want to share.


We reached Borawan Island around 10AM. It was a very sunny summer day and perfect for the beach. The sand is really white though not as fine as Boracay’s. But what I love most on this island are the rock formations. Perfect for cam whoring! Though my fear of heights was tested big time! You must climb the rocks to get better pictures. Climbing the rocks also equates to a couple of scratches. O baka ako lang yun bilang lampa ako? @_@ But the boys sure enjoyed big time! They climbed the highest peak of the tallest rock formation. The one that’s “climbable” and goof around. It was fun!


Some travel information:
  • You need to pay either Php50 or Php30 or something as entrance to the island. Most of us left our wallet and money on the resort where we kept our things and parked our van. Buti nalang may mga sensible kaming kasama. Pero pwede naman atang ipabayad nalang sa boatman. :)
  • There are nipa huts that you can rent while staying in the island. They are perfect if you plan to have lunch there. But I suggest you take lunch on the other island – Kwebang Lampas. They have more trees there where you can “camp” at lunch.
  • They allow overnight stays at the island. There are some guests that bring tent. Not sure why because I didn’t see any toilet in the area. Baka meron tapos hindi ko lang nakita.

Though we went to Quezon because of Borawan Island, we spend only a couple of minutes there. Maybe around 45 minutes. It’s too hot and since kuripot nga kami, we didn’t rent a nipa hut.

For details of my Quezon (Borawan) Island Hopping adventure, visit this post:


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