Another epic weekend with biker buddies in Burot, Calatagan.
Take a bus from Coastal Mall Provincial Bus Terminal to Calatagan:
- Celyrosa Express leaves every hour.
- Non-aircon bus until 9am, after 9am, AC bus is available.
- Non-stop 3-4 hr trip
Our first stop was the nearby market where we bought:
- Drinking water
- Food & Snacks
Make sure to buy everything you need because everything else in Burot is more expensive.
We grabbed a quick bite at the market, then pedaled our way to the beach (estimate 5KM). If you’re planning to bike to Burot, ensure that you have good wheels. The road is rough and full of sharp rocks. At one point, I had to walk because it was too bumpy for my small wheels.
Tent is the only option for accommodations in Burot. If you don’t have a tent, you can rent one for P300 – P500 depending on the capacity. Best to bring your own because the island can run out of tents during peak season.
For only P100/head one can go sandbar hopping. We went to 3 sandbars. If you really want to swim, take this offer.
After 2 hours, we returned to our camp. When leaving your campsite, make sure to lock your tent and take your valuables with you. Rumor has it that visitors have lost stuff. In our case, we left Jen Mai behind. Well, she volunteered. Thanks dear!
Part of camping is preparing and cooking your own food. Master chef Melissa got it covered.
The next day, we biked to the lighthouse in Cape Santiago, about 10KM away from Burot.
Side trip: The Stilts. Normally, you have to pay a minimum amount of P350/head to enter The Stilts, lucky for us, we didn’t have to. I’m not really sure why… I think the guard had a crush on Jen Mai (Hahaha).
More photos here!