Lamon Bay in Quezon

Lamon Bay QuezonLamon Bay is a body of water connecting the northern part of Quezon to the Pacific Ocean. It bounds the coastal towns of Atimonan, Gumaca, Plaridel, Lopez, and Calauag, and the islands of Alabat. It is a rich fishing ground and the home of various living corals. Most parts of the bay consist of gray sand, some parts are filled with rocks, and other living corals. It is gradually sloping to the extend that, during low tide, the water level is low enough to allow one to walk as far as five hundred meters from the shore. The beaches in the towns of Gumaca and Plaridel are sandy and ideal for swimming. In some parts of the bay, about ten feet from the beach front, are living corals. The town of Lopez has the best colonies of Continue reading

Puraran Beach Surfing

Puraran BeachSituated along the eastern coast of the island province of Catanduanes, Philippines, and facing the Pacific Ocean, Puraran is gifted with natural scenic beauty with its long and white sandy beach, crystal clear water, islets to explore and long, barrelled waves perfect for surfing.

Puraran was a quiet little fishing village until 1984 when Australian surfer Peter Sutton riding on his big motorbike in search of a surf spot came upon this village and discovered “the wave with the perfect barrel”. Looking for a place to stay, he met the family of Mr. Rudy & Cecilia Soria both teachers in the village school and stayed with the family in their little bungalow Continue reading

Biri Island Rock Formations

Biri Island Rock FormationThe Biri Island rock formation is composed of four small, rocky islands located in that perilous area where the San Bernardino Strait meets the Pacific Ocean. The incredible strength of these natural forces has caused the islands to take on distinct and interesting shapes. Geologists from the University of the Philippines state that the rocks date back from the Early Miocene Period, and their ages range from five to 23 million years old.

The Biri Island Rock Formations, which face the Pacific Ocean, have drawn raves from local and foreign tourists who marvel at their shape, having been sculpted by waves through time. A number of films, helmed mostly by directors who hail from Samar, were shot at the site.

The area was declared a protected seascape and landscape by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in 2000.