Travel Record: Magalawa Island, Zambales

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Travel Record: Magalawa Island, Zambales

I haven't gone out of the city for the longest time so imagine my joy when our Team Leader declared that our team building will be on Magalawa Island, Palauig Zambales.

"Magalawa Island with its creamy white sand beaches and prestine waters is perfect for swimming, water/sand sports, boat riding, jetskiing, scuba diving, snorkelling or just relaxing on the beach amidst the crystal clear waters and white sand. Another attractions of Magalawa Island are coral reefs, magroves and abundant water resources."


From San Felipe, it will take you about 2 hours via car to get to the place where in you'll be riding a boat to this deserted island beauty. We stayed at the Armada Beach Resort which was just so delightful because they had nipa hut as an accommodation room. (This is best advised especially when you're just on a day tour.) I wasn't able to take much photos because when we arrived there, it was raining like crazy!


We arrived at Armada Resort around 1PM that rainy afternoon. We were so enchanted by the place that even if it was raining, it didn't stop us from swimming and staying at the  cottages. We were also drinking by the beach and just forgetting the stress that the Metro has for us when we get back.



Before we went home, my friends and I were looking for food so we decided to walk around and check the place. To our surprise, there was a small neighborhood just 5 minutes away and they don't have any electricity whatsoever! We asked the locals how they get to live day to day without electricity. One old lady said "Eh di titiisin mo lang. Dito talaga kasi kami lumaki at namuhay eh." It was so refreshing to see these people living a normal life despite all of the difficulties that they are experiencing.


This place was such an unnoticed beauty and it's just sad that other people would rather go to other countries than seeing the best beaches that our country has to offer. 

I really really recommend this place to anyone who wants to look for a quiet place to stay to just have a wiff of fresh air away from the polluted Metro Manila.


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