The Magalawa Island Adventure
First step into this island and I knew I’m in for a treat. The 5 hour road trip from Ortigas, PH is worth it. This place is a boat away from Palauig, Zambales, Philippines. From the soft sand to the waves that sooth the soul – Magalawa Island is such a peaceful escape.
I advise you to do snorkeling. There are lots of sea creatures in the area worth watching. I found the starfish below on the beach (it was alive) – It was the first time I saw and handled one. The spikes are hard, I stepped on its brother while I was swimming and it hurt like Lego. Also, be careful drifting too far from the shore though because there are sea urchins!
The tropical Storm ‘Maring’ was starting to make a landfall during this time of the trip hence the weather was kind of dull. This is however, an opportunity to get beautiful portraits. Cloudy skies means less harsh light!
By the way, I just want to warn you, be careful of dogs/cats! No, they don’t bite. Yes, they are very friendly and adorable. They, however are sneaky food snatchers. Don’t ever think of leaving food because they will steal it the moment your eyes are down south.
As a side note, you literally will be able to commune with nature because the electricity is not available 24 hours. They only have a generator set which they run in the evening. I don’t think this is a problem though since you are outside the house at the day anyway. We ate at a local restaurant and the food was great 🙂
To wrap it up, Magalawa Island is such a great adventure. This place owes me sunset shots (Dang this Typhoon!). I wouldn’t mind going back here given another chance 🙂