Batangas is a neighbor province of Cavite like Laguna. It’s a 2-3 hours ride from Dasmariñas, Cavite to Anilao, Batangas. Mabini, Batangas is a home to Anilao. Anilao is well-known as the “scuba diving haven” in the Philippines. This place features a remarkable marine biodiversity that makes it famous also for Foreign tourists. I’m currently residing in Dasmariñas, Cavite. Cavite is my hometown while Manila is my birthplace. I call it out of town because it’s a trip out of Cavite. I am so excited because it’s been a long time since I went out of town. How much excitement will I feel if I went out of country?! Haha! It’s also been 3 years since the 1st time I stepped my foot in Batangas. That was in Matabungkay (2011).
May 1 is a non-working holiday. It’s a long weekend. Our family was invited to escape the summer heat by this Swimming Outing trip to Batangas. We’re with Dela Torre and Dimaano Family. (We’re living in the same village) It’s actually a tradition to join them in outings and travel every summer. Tita Rose Dela Torre planned the location outing because she’s from Batangas. Then, Mr. Dimaano is in charge for the transportation.
I can’t wait to tell everything I saw and experienced!
So here’s my Photo Essay for the whole trip:
We started travelling from our house at 6: 30 am. I thought we’re going to travel along tagaytay like the last time we’ve been to Batangas but the route was changed because it will be easier to use the Express Way if you’re going to Anilao, Batangas. I love the speed on express ways. We actually went first to Cuenca Market Place to buy raw seafoods and some other foods but I wasn’t able to take picture of it because I’m really cautious about bringing out my camera in a crowded place. We didn’t head directly to Anilao, Batangas.
Our first stop is the hometown of Tita Rose in Mabini, Batangas. We stop over there to eat lunch. The sea is really near from the houses. The breeze coming from the sea offers a gateway to paradise. That’s how I felt. It’s kinda exaggerating because it had really been a long time since I visited Mother Nature. The Dela Torre siblings and my younger brother went to the near sea side there so I was invited to join the sightseeing there.
When I saw the very wide sea, I felt tranquilty and the nature’s spirit.
The waves are dancing.
The sea breeze is swirling.
The sun is smiling.
The place is inviting.
I’ve fallen for you, summer…
I’ve even made a short poetry because of its beauty. If I want to bring out my creative thinking, staying in this kind of place is really a good idea.
After the sightseeing, we’re heading to the actual destination which is Anilao, Batangas. Tita Rose already reserved us in Philpan Dive Resort. I prefer that process. Before going to a place, I need to reserve/book the place first so that the resort can accommodate us well as the guests. There will be no dilemmas. By the way, Philpan Dive Resort is a beach resort for Diving Enthusiast Beginners.
Most of us will prefer a white sand beach like Boracay, right? Here there is no sand. It’s so rocky. It’s hard to walk around without slippers. Looking at the bright side, I just used the stones as a body scrub and imagining it’s a body spa. Haha! I can’t resist. I did swim. :p
It’s so good to stay in the floating bamboo raft. You can feed the fish there. They tried to use “puto” (rice bread) as bait for the fishes. It’s effective because fishes are attracted to color white. I saw tons of fishes (Black and Yellow colored) swimming around after slowly dipping the “puto” as bait. I suddenly remembered someone who ate a lot of fish in a Japanese restaurant and being a coral man. (Hi Rd! haha) How I wish I have a water proof camera so that I can show it all to you, guys!
Aside from swimming and boating, you can also do Island hopping in this place. It’s one of the popular activities of the tourist here. What I love about this resort is the general cleanliness of the bathroom, cottages and the clear water of the sea. Amazing!
Here’s the highlight of my experience in Anilao. We witnessed the Sunset. It was so beautiful. ❤ So, I tried a lot of photo shots for this moment. I have chosen my 3 Sunset Photo Perspective. ^^ What do you like best?
It’s a memorable trip so I didn’t miss the chance to take picture with Anilao.
Going home late at the night SLEX tollgate…
Till the next trip!
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