Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Masayang Muli and Kwento Ng Summer (Nangaramoan Beach)

Summer is my favorite part of the year. Sweaty underarms, Hypertension, Heatstroke... lol

Seriously speaking, I love summer, it reminds me of the idea that the sun still shines so brightly... literally that you have to wear shades, otherwise you'll get migraine... hehehe...

Summer to me signifies hope and happiness.  Hope that after all the rainy season, after all the floods in the Metro, the "basang sisiw" moments when you go to the office, finally  you can got out and just simply enjoy the sun... hehehehe.

Yearly its been a habit for me to take a week vacation to our beautiful province (Isabela- Region 2) during the Holy week. Also, part of the routine is for our family and friends to go out, spend time together and explore nearby tourist spots.

My family and family friends normally go to a short out of town trip. Be it an overnight stay on a beach resort or just a picnic in an out of town spot.

We always took advantage of this season to unwind and explore undiscovered or probably underrated beauties of the Region.  Just last April 19, in our search for a good place, we found this paradise which is six to seven hours drive away from Cauayan city-- Nangaramoan Beach Resort, Sta. Ana Cagayan.

Onfirst look, the view is the same with Palawan or Puerto Galera. But of course those other two have their breathtaking views of their own.

We stayed in a cottage worth PhP 1,500 for overnight stay. Some visitors brought their own tent and just stayed on the seashore, which I find more exciting... hehehe. of course you cannot do that specially pag madami kayo... 

Before reaching the main resort you also have to pay PhP20 per head for Environmental fee.

Taking photos is always part of the checklist.

See, that's one of the reasons why I love summer get away. you can take nice photos of yourself, wear shades, wear colorful sando and embrace the heat of the sun. BTW, the word "nice" is based on my own definition of it hahaha...

I also love water, although I'm not a good swimmer or technically, I don't know how to swim hehehe... I just like the idea of soaking yourself in a water... hahahaha ligo sa batsa pwede na....

and I don't own good camera. But in a way, I'm happy with some of my photos taken using my smartphone (Cherry Mobile Titan) which I recommend for low/no budget outdoor photos. hehehhe

There are also rock formations in the area which are nice spots for some photoshoot moments... hehehe

Just don't forget to bring slippers, masakit po sa paa ang mga bato... may picture nga, sugat sugat ka naman... hhehehe

and since some spots for photos are hard to reach.. be sure na sulit ang pictures mo...

daminhan na ang kuha, and give your best shot. heheh i-todo na ang pag emote..

and keep in mind that the place is open to public, thus photo-bombers are always there for you. lol

In the afternoon, change clothes na... hehhe yes! I have 101 summer sandos hehehe. you'll see more on my other photos, sa next trip... hehehe

Of course, picture with my mama... :P

Action shots are also part of the routine. 'yong tipong, sasabihin mo na " sige kumuha ka lang nga madami" then me on the other side will move ng kung anu- anong pose. Bahala na kung anu magandang shot. hehehe

In the afternoon, it always nice to watch the majestic sunset on west above the silhouette of the mountain ranges while it reflects it's beauty on the sea.

After the overnight sleep we woke up early as I need to catch a 4pm trip back to Manila-- back to reality. hehehehe

So we need to walk, para madaling makaayat ang aming sasakyan sa pataas na daan ng bundok... hehehe It's also a good exercise sa umaga...

and while walking, more action shots, which I intent to collage along with my summer 2013 experience and post it on my IG (http://instagram.com/markmyname1107)

and on our way up the hill we saw a young man of Ita with his kids, so we asked them If we could have photo with us. heheheh

Over all the summer experience is so relaxing. quite tiring though but it's worth it.

What I love about the Nangaramoan Beach
  • Its affordable.
  • It has both nature and beach.I love the scene.
  • Something new to explore that is literally away from the city.
  • Friendly people.
  • Classic cottages reminds me of childhood- very 90's. hehhee
  • It's not so hot since you are surrounded by forest.
  • There's a good access to mobile network and internet :)

 What I don't like about Nangaramoan Beach

  • No access to public market.There are sar- sari stores in the area but of course very limited lang ang mabibili.
  • No proper waste disposal management. I don't know what's the purpose of environmental fee.
  • It's low tide when we went there specially in the afternoon so It didn't swimming that much.
Something to take note:
Sea surface is rough, its more of rocks than sand so swimming is not that good if low tide. But still it's worth experiencing if its high tide.

At least for once a year, we unwind, we forget all the stress and just break-free... always remember, at least once a year "Masayang Muli ang Kwento ng Summer".