The beach resort doesn’t have any cottages or kubos; the only accommodation is camping. You can bring your own tents or rent one for 500 pesos suitable for 4 to 5 persons.
The beach’s sand is not white, but it is somewhat mocha in color. Too bad we went there during Habagat Season. There were a lot of seaweeds, but caretakers clean these up. As I was told, the beach is clean during the Amihan Season.
Seaweeds by the Beach
Manuel Uy Beach
The water isn’t crystal clear. The beach’s water is only up until chest level during high tide and can be as dry as a desert during low tide.
Rent a boat for 200 per hour and a snorkeling gear if you don’t have one for 50 pesos per person. There are two snorkeling locations. First is near the Manuel Uy Beach Resort but we couldn’t go because the water was murky. The other location is near the Calatagan lighthouse. If you were to choose this site, back and forth is more than an hour, so you would have to pay for two hours.
Island Hopping includes Starfish Island & Sandbar, but because of the strong waves, we were only able to go to the Sandbar. Going to the sandbar requires renting a boat for 200 pesos per hour. Despite not being able to go to the starfish island, there was a lot of starfish in the sandbar. Also, there were crabs, urchins, and seashells.
Off to the Sandbar
Play beach volleyball. I’m not sure if there is a ball for rent, but we brought our own ball when we went to the beach.
Be it sand cakes, sand dragons or sand castles, build them. It was tons of fun creating our friends’ birthday sand cake. Since there were three birthday celebrants in the group, we made a massive cake for them. Those surrounding the cake are supposed to be cupcakes.
Bury a Friend
Bury your friend/friends at the beach. Be creative. Turn them into sand monsters.
Turning Friends into Sand Monsters
There are beautiful seashells scattered around the beach. Collect them as souvenirs.
Laze around the beach. Get that tan. Enjoy and relax.
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