A Quick Guide to: Batanes of the West

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Last December (I know, I'm sorry), whilst we were celebrating New Year on my grandma's house in Mariveles, Bataan, my sister saw a social media post about a nearby beach with beautiful aerial view. The place was called HawLa Beach Resort, now Claubel Beach Resort or Panoypoy Beach. So we  decided to check it out and explore.

Since we were already in Mariveles, all we have to do is take a mini bus or a jeepney down (PhP15) the zigzag road and take another jeepney (PhP 8.00) to HawLa.

You have to walk through a quiet path for five minutes and you'll see the simple unassuming sign on your left.

The place was empty. When we got there, there were two groups of people, including me, my sister, and my cousin. The hike wasn't that grueling, maybe 15 minutes of easy strolling without limatics and you'll be welcomed by this spectacular view.

It was amazing until we realized something wasn't right, and then we remembered that we saw photos taken with a drone, and we couldn't see nor capture the full potential of the place without it. Bummer, right? 

There are so many travel posts that this year won't be about fashion, since I rarely purchase clothes anymore. Can you believe it?

Rates (as of December 2016)

Daytime (6am - 6pm)

  • Kids (4-12 years old) - PhP 30
  • Adults - PhP60
Overnight (6pm-6am)

  • Kids (4-12 years old) - PhP50
  • Adults - PhP100
Cottages

  • Concrete - PhP500
  • Nipa - PhP800

TIPS:

  • Check the weather report before you go. 
  • Bring snacks and water. The uphill climb was hot, there were no trees around.
  • You can ask if they allow you to not rent a cottage to save 500 pesos, but when we weren't there, they didn't agree.
  • Best if you bring a drone!

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

Batanes of the West

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