A Weekend Escape in Dasol Pangasinan
The island is also good for overnight camping but be prepared to bear the extreme heat from the sun as there are no any decent shelters in the island aside from the four coconut trees.
The entire island can be roamed in about 10 minutes.
The island is surrounded by different rock formations and white sand beaches. The water is clean and clear. In fact, it has a nice underwater that made me enjoyed the beach even more.
|“From L-R; Joana, Ian, Naz, Lyndi, Vanessa and me at Culebra Island”|
The island is best to visit early morning as waves can be tremendous after noontime making it hard for the boat to reach the island; the worst it can capsize.
Cabacungan Cove lies in the Crocodile Island in Dasol. The cove can be reached from Culebra Island in about 30 minutes boat ride. The island was named as such because the island itself looks like a crocodile. There’s also a local legend that crocodiles once lived the area, but they’re gone now.
There are no white sand beaches in the island as it is surrounded by sharp rock formations but one can be amazed what wonder hiding inside it, a cave.
We were able to enjoy the water in the cave so much as it was like an indoor pool with waves and all. Not only that, if you go out on the other side of the cave, there’s a rock cliff wherein you can go and jump off to the sea. Too bad, I wasn’t able to save my photos that time before my memory card got corrupted.
Hungry for more adventure, we headed to Osmeña Cave which is 15 minutes walk from the shore of Tambobong Beach.
The cave has an ice cold natural pool which is a perfect site to cool ourselves after the island hopping that we’ve done.
We then left after a few minutes of dip in the natural pool us our group couldn’t take the smell of the smoke coming from the local teen boys and girls puffing cigarettes while inside the cave.
Home stay at Dasol Pangasinan
Our stay for the night feels like we’re just home. The family didn’t let us feel we’re just like any ordinary visitors, the hospitality and comfort was excellent. They offered to cook for us and arranged our boat transfer for the island hopping. Just do give them a gratuity for the nice and welcoming accommodation. 🙂
You may contact Ate Venus through her cellphone number, +639292326947 if you would also like to experience the superb hospitality her family give to its guests.
Home Stay at Tambobong Beach