"Two roads diverged in the woods,
and I-- I took the one less traveled by,
and that has made all the difference."
- Robert Frost
Our trip to Burot beach is like a line from Robert Frost's poem. Burot beach is the "road less taken" given that it is not well known, it has practically no decent facility, has no electricity, and a feat to get to.
But as the poem goes, the road less traveled made all the difference-- and just look at this view and tell me if it's not worth it:
It's so beautiful!!! And the best part is, it's not crowded!!! Lol! :) My godsister and I were both itching to go to a beach before summer ends but because of reservation issues, lack of companions and other unfortunate events, our trip just keeps getting postponed. In the end, we just decided to head to Burot beach for a day trip just so we could get "beaching" out of our system.
It took us roughly three hours from Cavite to Calatagan, Batangas where Burot is. The trip was pleasant but it felt like forever while on the road. The road to Burot itself was also not encouraging as you have to pass through a rough road in the middle of nowhere to get to the beach.
The path starts off a wide rough road but as you progress the road gets smaller and you begin to doubt if there really is a beach at the end of this beaten track. After a while, you get to a gate which is the best thing to come across in your journey because hooray! You've arrived!
A security guard checks how many passengers are in the car and logs your name before you enter.
You pass through more narrow rough roads then you come across a fork. It was here that we could really hear Robert Frost's poem echo in our heads. "Two roads diverged in the woods..." Which one to take??Lol! There's actually a very small arrow that says "beach" pointing to the left :)
And so after hours of traveling, we finally arrived in Burot! We paid the guard 65php each at the entrance, parked under a lowly tree and began basking in the sun!
Just note though that there is no restaurant in the area so you should bring food before heading to the beach. Also, there's no electricity, no real "facility" apart from the small sari-sari store so better come prepared! If you're taking a day trip, you can park on the beach itself and use your car to change clothes, etc. But you want to stay overnight, there are tents and bamboo torches that can be rented out.
Thank you Burot for the amazing weekend! Can you believe we spent less than a thousand pesos each for gas, food and fees? Cheap and beautiful destination indeed! It's another proof that the Philippines is so beautiful that every nook and cranny is like a secret paradise waiting to be discovered!
Hope you're all having a great summer so far! ♥