These three words don’t go so great together, especially when latched to my sunburned back. Still, it’s a price I willfully accept for the opportunity to get out of the city for a day and visit the beach. And, oh, Philippine beaches are such a delight.
“Sorry, Maldives… We love you, but we’ve got a new flame,” raves a Condé Nast “Top Destinations to Watch in 2013″ article.
With nods like that, and more than 7,000 islands to explore, you’d think I’ve become a ravenous beach bum with a sweet tan any California girl would kill for. But I’m not, and I don’t.
The nearest beach is a two hour drive from my home in Metro Manila. My office space limits me from the outside world; even then my morning routine includes a bath of 50 SPF sunblock to protect me from equator-iffiic skin damage. And just like my time prior to moving to the Philippines, daily life includes alarm clocks, snooze buttons, hurried lunches, and traffic woes. So, when I get the chance to blitz out of town, I go.
A favorite destination for us national capital folks is the Batangas province. A few weeks ago I hiked its mountainous territory and enjoyed its vast vistas at near cloud level. I recently returned for some quality time with the sea at Peninsula de Punta Fuego.
Explore the rocks and drift away in my video of Punta Fuego. You can also scroll down for some quick pictures. A novice at videography, I welcome your constructive feedback, or anything else you’d like to say, in the comments below.
Happy Beach Bumming!