Potipot Island

Potipot Island is located in Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales, It is an island composed of white sand, but not fine as the famous Boracay has. It is just 5-10 minutes away boat ride from the shore of Uacon Beach. There is also known beaches in the Uacon, Dawal, Sunbloom and other resorts nearby. It is famous for camping site and its big old dead tree located at the shore line of the back portion of the island. You can stroll around the island in just 15-20 minutes walk.

It is also famous for camp and swim destination. Most mountaineers who came from nearby mountains like Mt. Tapulao made Potipot Island as side trip destination. But now a day, this is also famous for tourist because cottages and “nipa hut” is already established on the island. Don’t worry for the “call of nature”. Comfort rooms are also present on the island. You will also enjoy the man-made barrier of rocks near the shore lines. Most photographers also made this destination as one of the venue for photoshoot because you can clearly see the sunset here.

How to go to Potipot Island?

From Manila by Bus:

Take Sta. Cruz Bus from Victory Liner Pasay Terminal. Tell the conductor to drop you by Dawal in Uacon in Candelaria. Also ask the conductor to know the last trip going to Manila. You may just wait for the bus on the highway going to Manila when you go home.

By own transportaion:

Take the North Luzon Expressway(NLEX),exit San Fernando and drive towards Olongapo City. Enter SBMA and exit at the Kalaklan gate. Go straight to the town of Castillejos until the San Narciso junction. Turn right at the San Narciso junction to enter the town proper and then pass by the towns San Felipe, Cabangan, Iba and Masinloc. After Masinloc head to Candelaria but use the national road instead of heading to the town proper. You will noticed the Dawal signage. Just approach locals to make sure of the location of Potipot Island.

It will take a 6-7 hour bus ride, so you better take the 11:00 PM bus schedule going to Iba, Zambales. And you can take bus going to Sta. Cruz.

Estimated Logistics:
Victory Pasay-Uacon, Candelaria, Zambales = P450
Bangka Rental = P600 for 4-5 persons depends on your packs

Special Concern:

Some visitors on the islands get those starfish. As an environmental awareness, let us preserve what nature has. Let us respect all life form to live the way they do. Thank you.

For more photos visit http://incrediblethots.multiply.com/photos/album/193/Potipot_Island_-_Tapulao_Sidetrip

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the infos. Will go there next week...


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