However, such beauty of nature requires really time and effort since compared to other beaches in IGACOS, it’s last trip via boat is only by 3:00 PM. I can still recall the first time me and officemate went there, was such an escapade.. We arrived at
wharf at 2:30 pm hoping that we can still make it for the last trip. Unfortunately, the boat for Santa Ana was already loaded as early as 2 PM. With our eagerness to be at Isla Reta we took the risk and headed for the alternative route. From Talikud Island Sta. Ana Wharf we rode the Bus for which is about an hour or more travel with P35/person fare. Upon reaching Peñaplata, again we rode motorcycle (habal-habal) for another 30 minutes or less for Kaputian and cost us again P120. From Kaputian, finally we rode a bangka, which can carry maximum of 10 passengers but since its past five o’clock we need to pay the entire amount of the travel which is P200. Luckily, we reached Isla Reta before 6 PM. It was all worth it. We just set a tent up and requested for a table for a food. It was really a great means of relaxation, talking till you’ll run out of topics to talk with, enjoying the solemnity of the place, eating, star gazing, and of course swimming. That was a really great experience, the expenses and hassle in travels was all more than the worth. Truly unforgettable… Samal Island
Thursday, May 29, 2008
a summer to remember..
Summer is over; I want to go snorkeling again!!! I can still recall those moments I had an adventure during those travels. Isla Reta was so far the best place for snorkeling for me. Feels like I’ve experienced heaven upon seeing those very nice corals and school of fishes. To the point that you’ll really enjoy viewing it that you will no longer notice how long you’ve been staring at them (of course you need to be comfortable with snorkels and you must know how to swim since you’ll be drive away from the shore). But that moment I was really thankful that I was able to witness such(yes you’ll end up thanking God for all the details).. For those who have gone to Isla Reta I guess you’ll join giving thumbs up with me. For those who have not, here’s a glimpse of how such beautiful place looks like…
Posted by carogi at 12:40 AM