Hugot Island Serye presents: Stranded in Balabac by Christine Grace Roasa
Balabac is located at the southernmost part of Palawan. Most of the islands are unspoiled. It is not your usual Palawan adventure destination (like El Nido, Coron or Puerto Princesa).
How to get there:
– Plane ride to Puerto Princesa, Palawan
– Bus or shuttle to Rio Tuba port (via San Jose terminal in Puerto Princesa)
– Passenger ferry from Rio Tuba port to Balabac town proper. (1 schedule per day; no fixed schedule)
Our group went to Balabac last August 18 – 24. The weather at that time was not good because of the “habagat”. Our target date of departure was August 21 but then the coast guard cancelled all trips from Balabac town to Rio Tuba port. We were stranded for 2 days (1 day in Balabac town and 1 day at Punta Sebaring island).
Electricity is not sufficient in Balabac town. Their electricity is from 4pm to 12 midnight only. Luckily, our lodge offers a generator for a minimal fee.
We tried our luck on the 2nd day of being stranded and went sailing to Punta Sebaring island. The waves was rough and big but our bangkeros are expert sailors. Punta Sebaring island showcased a long stretch of white sand beach with majestic sandbars. There are no electricity and has limited to no network signal. The silence made our connection strong with nature. And this connection was the key for all the “hugots” below by @instathine.
Takip silim (sunset) hugot at Candaraman island.
No filter hugot at Punta Sebaring island.
Special thanks to our “bangkero” heros: Kuya Fidel and Kuya Janjan. For more hugot stories, follow @instathine on instagram.