TONDOL BEACH

IN SUMMER: The perfect season on earth, kung saan everyone is busy for get together and bonding. Happiness for everybody to unwind and to discover new summer places. Like ng pinuntahan namin sa Pangasinan, not a typical famous beach on the list but very worth it to stop by. Sometimes, masarap makadiscover ng new places like Tondol Beach. Yung tipong you dont have any idea or clue kung anong ieexpect mo sa new adventure at hindi kami binigo ni Tondol. See some of our exclusive photos.

Here we come Tondol Beach! For more information, search for Tondol Beach, Pangasinan because you have to hire private vehicle to get there.

Me and Buddies

First View:

Who have thought that it is for free!? No entrance fee. For more comfortable stay, you can rent cottage for longer stay and that’s it!

Time to explore the hidden property.

Mawawala ba naman ang touch down pics…

While walking.. nakakita kami ng friend ni nemo but unfortunately hindi siya nakasurvive. :’(

And because, we are not contended to explore. We rent a bangka to go to more adventure places. But the problem is, wala kaming dalang pera. Pero mabuti nalang at mabait si manong bangkero sabi namin, can we rent a bangka and pay later. And sabi ni manong cya na daw bahala kung saan kami dadalhin. scary but exciting at the same time.

How cute is our bangka diba? hahaha.. And the price is just right P400.00 round trip

We saw an island malapit lang, very inviting ang island because of the greeny environment kahit sa malayo.

Pero…. nilagpasan namin siya. Oh no! saan kami dadalhin ni manong bangkero? I’m kinda panicking na because mejo malayo na kame sa kabihasnan. And then….

We saw this white sand island..

Akala namin papunta na kaming malaysia pero this place is amazing. Mas makaka-amaze when we get closer, because akala namin real white sand beach but we are all wrong, isa pala siyang coral island. As per our bangkero/tourist guide this island is named to our first female president Cory Aquino.

Survivor Ambience

Private Island perfect for private pictorial.

For credits:

Aztec Dress - Forever21

Mixed and Match - green top & f21 black swim wear

H&M - skirt

Old Navy - sandals

H&M - violet kimono

Some of the best memories are made in summer.

Especially with friends

And that’s a wrap! Time to go home.

Going back to the main land, Tondol Beach.. We just have our quick and sweet escape.

And we end up, want to sawang swimming at Tondol Beach.

I hope ng enjoy kayo sa journey ng aming summer vacation. Minsan, you dont have to be with super expensive and well-known places basta you have a great and enjoy bonding with friends plus factor na ang lugar. But try to discover new places more adventure and learnings. Taka Care! #negradiary

SCOOP: HUNDRED ISLANDS ADVENTURE

Looking for budget-friendly adventure getaway? Perfect ang hundred island para puntahan para mag-nature tripping, island hopping at mag-unwind. And to discover God’s given creation.

Best time pumunta sympre kapag summer kasama ang pamilya at barkada. Here’s some tips, do’s and dont’s, paano, saan, kailan, at magkano.

1. Manila to Alaminos Pangasinan, take the bus going to Alaminos 4-6 travel hours via Victory Liner. May schedule sila ng 8:30am and 11:00am pwede nyu din i-check ang website nila. Fare is 335php.

2. Pagdating sa Victory Liner terminal Alaminos, meron mga tricycle na pwedeng maghatid sa nyu sa Hundred Islands Port, 20 pesos ang isang tao. *note: Magtanong muna kung magkano bago sumakay para sigurado sa babayaran minsan may mga driver na namamantala kapag alam nilang bakasyonista.

3. Sabihin kay manong driver na dalhin kayo sa mismong port, two years ago kase dun kame ngparegister para sa pagrent ng legal na bangka. This year kase dinala kame ni manong driver sa isang mini resort na pwede daw dun magpalista at magrent ng bangka na I think colorum or illegal, pero sabi daw legal naman dahil ginagawa ang port. Pero para mas sure dun kayo sa mismong port magpunta.

4. Ihanda ang mga budget, make sure na may papel kayong sinulatan for attendance just in case of emergency. 1,800php ang rent sa bangka for medium size na good for 5 person plus 40 pesos for entrance para sa maintenance ng island. And 200 pesos for snorkling gadget and life vest. *note: Siguro sasabihin mo na, bakit ko pa kailangan magrent ng life vest eh meron naman talagang life vest sa bangka. They dont allow you na gamitin mo ang life vest na para sa bangka. Alam mo na kumikitang kabuhayan. Wag kang mag-alala kakailanganin mo cya all the time lalo na sa tulad kong hindi marunong lumangoy. Kaya better to grab one para maenjoy mo ang adventure.

5. Kapag nasa bangka na, make sure na lahat ng gamit nyu ay water proof at kumpleto. Better na suot mo na ang swim wear mo kapag nagpunta dun because walang comfort rooms akong nakita doon. Bring your on foodies and water dahil mahal ang bilihin dun. Pwedeng magpicnic at mag-ihaw basta bring everything with you. Kapag ok na and ready na kayong magpunta sa island, pray and you can throw coins sa dagat for goodluck and safe trip. ^_^ Enjoy! Si manong bangkero ang inyong tour guide at cya na din ang madadala sa nyu sa iba’t ibang island. Pero pwede ka din naman magrequest sa kanya kung saan pedeng island magstay at kumain.

First Stop: Governor’s Island - iready ang mga tuhod at katawan sa pag-akyatan na parang groto style. Don’t worry mawawala lahat ng pagod mo kapag dating sa taas.

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Kahit pawis na pawis ka na at pagod na pagod pero kung ganyan naman ang view na makikita mo, super worth it! Amazing view. Hindi lahat ng tao nagkakaroon ng pagkakataon na makakita ng ganyan kagandang tanawin. Kaya always be thankful to God na binigyan ka nya ng chance to witness HIS creations.

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Para mapawi ang iyong pagod, may nagtitinda ng ice cream sa paligid, makikita nyu si tatay na nagtitinda ng ice cream doon na willing na magpicture sa nyu at infairness cya pa magtuturo sa nyu ng posing. hehehe. Bumili kayo sa kanya kahit mahal pampawala na ng pagod at uhaw nakatulong pa kayo kay tatay.

Next Stop: Welcome to Marcos Island kung saan nandito ang super thrilling 3 storey cliff diving.

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Batman sa taas..

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Malinaw na tubig sa ibaba. Inabot din kame ng 40mins. bago makatalon para magpakondisyon at humanap ng tapang ng loob. Must try! Hindi kumpleto ang bisita mo sa Hundred Island kung hindi ka tatalon.

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The best experience! Achievement siya at feeling mo after mong gawin ang tapang mo na at kaya mo ng gawin lahat. haha! Kakaiba ang adrenaline rush, akala mo mababaw pero kapag talon mo, feeling mo mga 5 sec. kang nakalutang sa tagal ng pagbagsak mo. The best jump ever!

After ng tapang adventure, snorkling time!

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See the beauty under the sea. A whole new world talaga. Nakakita kame ng colorful fish at giant clams.

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After makipagbonding sa laman dagat tinour kame ni manong bangkero sa mga island na pwedeng tignan pero hindi pwedeng puntahan. Like turtle island.. maliit na turtle daw siya sabi ni manong.

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Crocodile Island..

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At Batman Island na super dami talaga as in sa malayo akala mo mga bunga ng puno.. pero sa close up

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May bagong island kameng pinuntahan, wala pa ito last two years noong first time ko ngpunta sa Hundred Island. Welcome to Cuenco Island, sa dulo ng tunnel may restaurant and mini cliff.

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Nagpunta din kame sa children island para mag-snorkling at pwede mo din irequest na dalhin kayo sa isang private island tulad ng marina island para magrelax, mas maganda na pumunta ng maaga para masulit ang rent sa bangka at mabisita lahat ng island because 5:00pm ang cut-off ng bangka at need na bumalik sa port dahil delikado abutan ng gabi sa gitna na dagat.

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Look.. God is always watching us all the time.

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Mabuti na lang at nakabalik na kame sa port bago pa umulan ng super lakas. God is so good all the time. Sayang hindi namin napicturan yung rainbow na nakita namin while pauwi na kame sakay ng tricycle. Super amazing at makita yung dulo ng rainbow nasa lupa sa mga puno.

I hope na naging informative ang naging adventure namin at isama nyo ang Hundred Islands sa bucket list nyo, dahil nyo pagsisihan ang pagpunta at swak pa sa budget. Thank you and have a great day! ^_^

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