Happy Bay in Saint Martin

Happy Bay is one of my favorite beaches in the island. Only a handful wants to go there. Maybe because it requires much effort. There are two ways to go, drive further past the left turn to Friar’s bay or go to Friar’s bay and hike. I prefer the hiking. There are no commercial business in the place, maybe only one. There are no loud music as I believe there are no electricity there. So if you want to have a relaxed beaching and have a nice sun bathing without much disturbance, try Happy Bay.

PS. Clothing optional! 🙂

On the way to Happy Bay, you will encounter a lot of Tamarind trees!

This is the view of Friar’s bay!

Be happy in Happy Bay! Some remnants of last month’s SXM Festival still.

The sound of blue waves kissing the white sands of Happy bay is everything!

Another take on Friar’s bay.

If you love me, then embrace me! Love, Cactus! Corny level 889

Some folks sailing in the Bay of Happy Bay!

Nothing beats the refreshing feeling of sleeping in the branches!

SXM Festival. This serious looking Easter Island statue is all alone.
Meanwhile, here is the video I made during my hike to Happy Bay.

PS. Please bear with the video. I am a beginner in video editing.

 

Experiencing Tumalog: Ang Falls na Pa-fall

When you gaze Tumalog falls, in a matter of minutes you will find yourself in love with its beauty. After having sight of it, I was like ” Ay! Itong falls na ito, masyadong pafall” 

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Beautiful Tumalog falls will leave you jaws dropped as you gaze into its beauty!

While dipping-in in its really cold water, you will realize that a bond was created. The pale blue color of this natural pool will intensify your cravingsnot to mention the shallow waters because it is waistline deep.

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Shower of love from heaven! So majestic! (the falls not me)

As you swim into the part where the nature showers from heaven, you will be fallen deeply in love.

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Just how great God is for this wonderful creation

Quickly, its beauty will grow on you. You will find yourself humming lovesongs as you fully submerged into its being! ?❤️?
Travelbits:

  • If you are into hiking, traversing the way to Tumalog falls is for you. It will take 30 to 45 minutes. Be sure to have enough water to hydrate yourself and strong legs is a requirement. Also, you can save money by taking the challenge especially if you are on a shoestring budget.
  • Oslob whale shark viewing area and Tumalog Falls drop off point is quiet near to each other.  Haggle with the habal habal driver as long as you can. 120 per head vice versa is their offer price. Better yet, you can burn calories by walking/running to falls. ?
  • Another option is you may take the bus off to Cebu just tell the driver to alight you off to Tumalog falls drop off point.
  • Tumalog falls does not have much water during summer. You may ask the locals or others who have been in the falls recently, they can give you information you need to decide whether to give it a miss or a hit.
  • If you have really nice camera, it would be even more awesome to capture the beauty of Tumalog. But any camera will do, whatever strikes your fancy.
  • I would suggest to take a plunge in the pool and shower in the falls. I saw some who did not experience swimming in it. Point is, its not everday you see this kind of jewel.
  • Most of all, do not do anything stupid like throwing rubbish, shouting,  vandalizing, etc.

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Conquering Pinagbanderahan in Atimonan, Quezon

My typical Saturday would be just staying all day at home lying flat and sleeping. But it was not until one Saturday, while online in FB, I saw this feeds about Pinagbanderahan. I was amazed by the view, seems like they were up somewhere, you could almost see and touch the clouds. I immediately pinged my friends and wondered if we could spice up our weekend a bit. And was not disappointed at all. The next morning, we were as excited as hell. We met at SM Lucena and got off at around 9:30am.We paid 65PHP for the van transfer. You will know when you are approaching Pinagbanderahan if you kind of feel dizzy because of the zigzagy roads.  Continue reading Conquering Pinagbanderahan in Atimonan, Quezon