Monday, April 23, 2012

Potipot Island, Candelaria Zambales

My cousin suggested that we celebrate her daughter's birthday by visiting Potipot Island which is 2 hours away from their home in Subic. We had to ride a boat to get to the island and it only took 8 minutes to reach it. We paid Php500 for the boat ride that can carry 7 people. ( back and forth trip) Entrance fee is Php100 and Php300 for an overnight stay. The island is not well developed yet. There is no electricity and source of water comes from a hand operated water pump. We were all excited to explore the island but it was such a disappointment to find out that the surroundings were quite dirty. The fact that they ask for an entrance fee, the caretakers should maintain cleanliness around the area. Some people even leave their garbage expecting someone to clean up for them. Nobody even cared to rake up and remove all the fallen leaves scattered around the place. You won't notice it in the pictures as I had picked out the best place to take photos while we were exploring the whole island. All tables and cottages were already occupied so we just settled under a shaded tree. The kids couldn't wait to dip in the water. Surprisingly, the water is very clean and clear! Potipot is a beautiful island. There are lots of nice spots for photo ops but sad to say it is poorly maintained. It's not worth it to come to Potipot if you are from Manila or somewhere farther. It will take 6-7 hours travel to just get disappointed when you arrive. Maybe in the future when Potipot is already well developed and the caretakers can properly do their job.





Here you can see Potipot Island in the background.


No more table for us so we just lounged under a shady tree.



Eating roast chicken, sweet and sour fish, spicy chicken wings and taiwanese sausage.






Island girl



Clean and crystal clear water










We found a dead tree!


My cousin and niece.


48 comments:

sm said...

cute
beautiful pics

McRICH said...

nice ng mga photos, sana hindi madamay to sa scarborough shoal standoff, sayang anganda ng lugar pag nagkataon. malapit ba to sa capones and anawangin madam?

Chatty said...

ang cute ni Ykaie, the "island girl" ;)

Spanish Pinay said...

It may not be well maintained pero I think the water is worth everything! I've been wanting to see potipot island!

Spanish Pinay

Leovi said...

A delicious place pretty pictures, it will look very happy.

Leovi said...

Fine and bright photos, excellent.

sw0605 said...

ang mga poses :-) Oo nga big disappointment tlga plus you've paid on that kind of amount then not worth it..well on the bright side.. good photos and still had a good time..

Hoobert the Awesome said...

SUMMER TIME.

While everyone is having their vacations, ako nasa bahay. Nagmumukmok. Anhirap talaga pag walang pera. Lol. :)

I heard na maganda talaga dyan sa Potipot.

wendy said...

island girl is so pretty!

ang ganda ng lugar, ha.

lovelywife_pettitmom said...

Lovely Family. Miss ko na ang dagat at lalo na family ko sa pinas...

iamjessiegarcia said...

i've been hearing potipot and even planned once to get into this place. it's sad to know that no one is taking care of the island. hope the local government can do something about this to preserve it.

Ang Babaeng Lakwatsera said...

hindi pako nakakapunta ng potipot.. sa anawangin palang.. maraming nagsasabi mas maganda daw jan.. nakaka sad naman.. hindi naaalagaan ng mga caretaker ang place.. sana ang anawangin tulad pdin ng dati.. malinis..

KM said...

Ang ganda din ng buhangin diyan ah. Si Ykaie na ba yung magandang island girl na yun? Ang haba na pala ng buhok nya. Ganda pag nakalugay :)

Missus Cee said...

the beach is effortlessly beautiful!

mayen said...

If you didn't mention that the beach isn't well maintained I wouldn't know from the picture that the surrounding is a little dirty. You did a great job finding a nice spot for your photo shoot. You guys look fab!. Good job!

Ishmael Fischer Ahab said...

At least malinis pa 'yung dagat. Ang masama ay kung pati dagat may basura. Pero hindi malayo mangyari 'yun kasi 'yung basura sa lupa ay malamang mapunta sa dagat.

Kristeta  (kalokang Pinay) said...

I reckon the island's natural beauty made it all worthwhile. And ganda at linaw ng tubig. It's a shame that it's care takers are taking it for granted.
I'm glad you were still able to have lots of photos and fun in spite of all the downside =)

Tin | The Average Jane said...

So nice! Blue waters and white sand. Pero sana nga linisin. =)

kath said...

nice photos, ganda ng view! like ko yung sa fallen tree :)

beingwell said...

So cool! First time ko narinig ang Potipot island. Looks very nice sis!

Rizza (beingwell)

bursky said...

potipot (or ipot-ipot as i heard some locals say) was THE island to visit in zambales. 5 years ago. sad that they charge a fee now and it's not loved by locals enough to clean it up. sayang siya. :(

btw, that's not just A dead tree. that's the landmark tree that everyone must take a picture of. :P haha! everyone i know who's been to potipot has to have a picture with it! :P

J said...

Awesome pics! At ang ganda ng "Island Girl" shot.

joy said...

I really loved the pictures and the the happy faces. And of course the closeness. Time spend with family members is gold. You have a wonderful family!

Salitype said...

Love how everybody posed for the pictures, especially liked the one on the tree !

Lovely family time !

aligaga

Malditang "Kura"cha said...

panalo ang mga bagets sa posing... poker face kung poker face. Nice. hihihi! Syempre hindi nagpatalo si cutie ykai at romo-rosalinda sa tabing dagat.

buti sinabi mo to... kasi may plano kami magpotipot ksma mga officemates ko. ayoko rin ng maruming island e. sayang lang ng effort

Reydan Duldulao said...

This is what I've missed this summer... I wasnt able to join my friends nung nagpunta sila dito last March... haizzzz ganda talaga ng island na to...

suituapui said...

Beautiful... I prefer the hills though but any place with the ones you love would be the best place, never mind where.

GbSb said...

a new list of crystal clear and white sand beach to visit, add the shades of trees that really cools up the heat of summer.

chaxpage said...

wow.. for sure you really had fun with the family bonding! :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful island. There is something for everyone.

Tal | ThePinayWanderer said...

Ang cute-cute naman ni island girl (Ykaie, right?). At ang gaganda ng photos mo talaga, bilib ako! Heard about potipot way back 2008 if am not mistaken, recommended ng isang friend, kakalungkot naman na di pala sya well-maintained, sayang...pero maganda pa rin naman eh. :)

Mai said...

your models are awesome! it's disheartening that potipot island is not well-maintained. thanks for the heads up. it's truly disappointing when you've traveled miles and miles and spent hours on the road only to find the place below your expectations.

Gracie said...

Ang kukulet ng mga kuha hehehe nakakaaliw lalo dun sa dead tree kumbaga sa bus, fully loaded hahaha. Ganda ng place Anney!

Dhemz said...

how fun! love all the poses....miss ko na ang beach!

apple said...

been hearing about this place. i'm guessing it has anawangin's vibe too. probably because it's summer, the caretakers can no longer handle the maintenance the place needs. nevertheless, that's not a valid excuse. you still have great shots though. :)

sherene said...

Sana idevelop yung place para mas maugong sa mga turista.
I love the pictures though, ginawa mong prang ang sarap puntahan pa din.
Btw yung havaiinas flip flops ay dinala lng ng isang bisita na hiniram din daw niya sa friend niyang former employee ng havaiinas philippines, give aways daw yun kung nakabili ka noon ng 3 pares hehehe.gusto ko nga din sanang angkinin noon hehehe.

jeanny said...

ang cute ni island girl :-)

Its a beautiful place, nakakalungkot lang kasi may mga taong walang concern sa envi. I just hope maging aware and karamihan sa atin :-)

Mayet said...

lovely photos! but hopefully they'll keep the place clean ;)

Noelle Chantal said...

I love Potipot Island. Very small island with fine sand and clear sea. And I miss posing with the tree trunks too! Hehe great photos! :)

Balut said...

Awesome photos! :)
I've been to Zambales 194gotten pa yata ha ha. I can't even remember kung anong place yun :( I think it's about time for a re-visit and a new adventure :)

THANKS for passing by my blog. And I followed u here #385 :)

June | Life and Spices said...

hahaha an cute naman ng mga pose sa dead tree..make use of what you see around..

Em said...

Ang daya talaga ng shades.. Hehe.
Pero mukhang maganda nmn ang place basta ikaw ang kumukuha ng pictures. Teka, asan ang mga pic ng food? :)

Ang laki na ni Ykaie, dalaga na! Ang haba ndin ng hair niya :)

Nahiya nmn ako sa sister mo, nagcomment cya sa blog ko. Hehe. Anyways, finally, I was able to make gaya your Frosted Banana dipped in Chocolate. Just had to substitute the ingredients except from the sprinkles. Hahaha. Thank you for inspiring me, Anney.

Em said...

PS.

Help me switch back nmn to old Blogger :)


Thanks :)

michi said...

cute naman ng posing ni island girl. gusto ko pa naman puntahan ito, hindi pala namemaintain.

Mitch said...

Ingget ako sa mga bagets, lagi kasama sa mga gala ng mga not so much bagets..hehe. bata palang expose na agad sila sa mga trips! Pag laki blogger din. The beacj looks fine and clean, correct? hehe!

Colors and Grays said...

I've got a chance to visit Patipot Island a couple of years ago. If I'm not mistaken, it's a private island so the blame why it's unkept nowadays would go to the owner and not the local government of Zambales.

ken | fullpacked.com said...

saya naman.
hope to visit potipot island

Sera said...

The view is stunning!!

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