06. August 2009

Potipot Island

I’ve been wanting to go to Potipot Island ever since I heard about the virgin beauty of the island. Potipot Island is located roughly 1 km from the mainland shore of Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales. Uacon is about 240+km from Manila by road.

Some of the attractions of Potipot Island are: its white sands that completely surround the whole island, the calm clear waters, its proximity to the mainland that allows visitors to reach the island in only 5 minutes by banca, the lush vegetation and trees that provide shade along the beach (and even on the water).

Best Time To Go
The best time of the year to go would either be the very start of the summer months and early June. The months of April and May are peak seasons, it will be very difficult to book rooms and the island is very crowded during this time.

Things To Bring and Do
It tends to be very hot in the island during noon and early afternoon. Bring lots of drinking water, cap or sarong and sunblock.

Though there are trees with branches extending to the water that give shade, bring a tent if you are staying in the island for the night.

If you plan on chillin’ out by the shore, bring a hammock, books or magazines, playing cards, frisbees, an ipod and speakers (though we don’t highly suggest this since it might bug other people).

Potipot is also an excellent skimboarding destination. The almost powdery sand allows the skimboard to glide smoothly along the shore.

Now
The island is nearly far from what they tag as the virgin island, there’s a rumor in town that the island is now owned by Gen. Abdane (one of the government official) and they are planning that Potipot Island will be the next Dos Palmas of Palawan. Tables and benches are available for people and now you can rent a cottages or nipa huts for overnight stay. At night, the island is run by a generator. With all the changes in the island Potipot is still worth a visit.

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9 Comments

1. John commented on August 08, 2009 at 10:03 am

Interesting and informative. But will you write about this one more?

2. Ryan commented on August 20, 2009 at 12:26 am

may kubo sa isla? how true?

3. Nash commented on August 22, 2009 at 6:51 pm

I think I’ll go here next summer 🙂

it looks good

and my friend told me as well na sobrang quiet daw dito? is it true?

4. Ana Cristina commented on August 28, 2009 at 12:51 am

It’s a paradise on earth…
Wish I can visit it one day!
Cheers from Portugal!!

5. Angeline commented on August 28, 2009 at 2:00 am

wow…so beautiful…

6. Jazemine commented on August 31, 2009 at 5:26 pm

I wish I can holiday over there. The sand and the ocean so crystal clear

7. Dorothy L commented on September 01, 2009 at 3:23 pm

I love your photos. The colors are breathtaking.

8. jiwafana commented on September 01, 2009 at 3:54 pm

nice info…. very beautiful…

9. JOHN A. commented on January 06, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Try nyo rin include sa trip nyo ang Bohol dami magagawa dun hindi lang beach. if you adventurer meron din, try to check http://www.explorebohol.com, you can see the activities you can do there. God bless you all!

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