Padre Burgos, Quezon Province
Dampalitan Beach is one of the amazingly beautiful beaches of Quezon province, others are; Borowan and Puting Buhangin. These three are the best for those who wanted to escape the chaos of Manila. It is a very picturesque Island, where you can relax and have fun as well. And, going to Quezon is not a very long travel, it is only about 2-3 hours from Manila, it is very accessible and cheaper than going to other beaches from Visayas and Mindanao.
Dampalitan is perfect for those with a very tight budget because everything in this island is the cheapest among the three, though it is not a good place to swim specially if you were with children, but I'm not saying it was the worst because here you can still enjoy and have fun.
1. First, Ride a Bus from Buendia (Jac Liner) going to Lucena (Grand Terminal) - Php. 175.00 (Student fee)
2. Then, at Lucena Grand Terminal ride a mini bus servicing the route to Padre Burgos
The fare is only Php. 35 and normally, travel time is 1 hour and 20 minutes.
The bus leaves after it has filled up majority of its seats.
Along the way you will see signs that offers boating service but I recommend May Anne's Boating Service, and you can tell the bus driver to drop you at May Anne's.
Boat service rate is fixed, set and monitored by the local government of Quezon Province.
- Borawan only - P800
- Borawan and Damapalitan Beach - P1,200
- Borawan, Dampalitan, Kuwebang Lampas (Puting Buhangin Beach) - P1,800
- Puting Buhangin only - P1,800
At May Anne's, you will meet Aling Tess the boat and store owner, where you can buy your supplies (if you forgot to bring something) at a very affordable price.
Entrance fee - Regular - P75 / Students, Senior citizens, PWD - P60
Children 4 years old and below - exempt
Kubo (hut) Large - P1,000
Kubo medium - P850
Tent space - P200
Tent rent - P500
Water - 5 gallon P40 / Big - P50 / Drum - P400
"Happiness is...a day at the beach with your best friends."