Sombrero Island Sidetrip

My body misses the saltwater, my skin longs to be burn, and my mind screams for some Vitamin Sea. I have been dreading to hit the beach since I have arrived here in Manila, and it has been six months, six months before I finally get to have what I wanted and what I needed. It was such a relief when a sudden change of plan brought us to Sombrero Island.

Sombrero Island from afar
Sombrero Island from afar

Sombrero Island, is an island in Mabini, Batangas with its shape similar to that of a hat. It can be reached via an outrigger boat for 15-20 minutes from a neighboring resort of Philpan. The island boasts its calm blue waters with rich underwater world waiting to be explored.

the team heading to the island
the team heading to the island

After a fun birthday climb in Mt. Gulugod Baboy, we readied ourselves for some epic side trip slash beach getaway. Kuya Globert did arrange everything for us so what we did was simply board the boat, pose for some pictures and just few minutes after, we found ourselves in a secluded island. To be honest, it isn’t the best island that I have been to, but it was enough to satisfy my hunger for some fun beach action.

Vitamin Sea it is!
Vitamin Sea it is!
improvised camp
improvised camp

I have been a lover of Mr. Sun for quite some time, and I have been basking without any sunscreen since. But that time was an exception, the heat was seriously unbearable that the first thing we did was to look for the best spot to set up our camp. Few minutes after, we had our own camp and thanks to Ate Bing for being so innovative.

it looks like those cogon grass in Mt. Batulao
it looks like those cogon grass in Mt. Batulao
Kenny made it!
Kenny made it!

While waiting for our lunch, some of us decided to hit the beach while others (Dharzie, JV, Jherson and me)  explored the other side of the island. We went to scare ourselves while trying rock climbing. It was dangerous since there were some portions that are loose and if so happen that you grab on the wrong stone – it can cause an avalanche of rocks.

The climb itself was already scary since you don’t have ropes with you, it’s like you make it or you don’t. I tried to climb the part where I know is picture-worthy but my legs went wobbly. I aborted that plan and went where others climbed but pushed myself a little bit more farther.

lunch is ready
lunch is ready

When we went back, lunch was ready with our improvised new menu, “sandwich ala sombrero” a combination of century-old egg, anchovies and heirloom tomatoes wrapped in white bread. Kidding aside, we had a mix of red eggs, dilis and tomatoes on the side and we also have cooked corned beef for lunch.

early afternoon siesta after lunch
early afternoon siesta after lunch

The food was nothing fancy but the company we have found with each other, as we were laughing and sharing stories made it one of the best lunch I have had in my life.

final shot at Sombrero Island
final shot at Sombrero Island

For our last hour, we took the time to spoil ourselves with the beach. We went crazy doing group pictures, underwater shots and even our own version of Survivor. We have with us tan lines and burnt skins, but it was nothing compared to the fun that we have had.

Expenses: 2500 – RT boat transfer | 150 / pax – entrance to the island

You can contact Kuya Globert Sapunto at 09215739964 or 09179877755.

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6 Comments Add yours

  1. Manong says:

    lunch ang pinaka the best hahaha

    1. Kenneth says:

      I agree Sir! If the other night socials yung the best, that day ang lunch naman.

  2. at lagi niyong tatandaan, bawal ang pikon…dahil walang pupuntahan kahit gustuhing mag-walkout hahaha

    1. Kenneth says:

      Oo nga, lalo na pag sa Sombrero not unless kung may extra kang 2500. Hahaha.

  3. Matagal ko na tong nababasa hanggang ngayon di parin matuloy tuloy haha inggit 😀

    1. Kenneth says:

      We can invite you if you want pero hindi na sa Sombrero. Our group have plans of trekking mountains and bumming around white sand beaches. Thanks for reading!

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