Concepcion | The pristine Agho and Chico Islands

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August 2, 2015 Comments (0) Attractions, Concepcion, Marine, Resorts, Side Trips (Places to Visit)

Concepcion | Pan De Azucar, Mt. Nanaphag and Tambalisa Beach beautiful trio

Ilenda’s bad weather but she couldn’t stop me from hopping Agho and Chico islands. Seeing the towering Mt. Manaphag on the horizon also boosted my desire to push through with the boat ride towards Pan De Azucar. Evene if it meant a boat ride on a stormy, wavy coast of Igbon and Sombrero islands. I’m relieved as much as excited when our boat landed safely at Tambalisa Beach, at the foot of Mt. Manaphag in Pan de Azucar. I’m still in one piece. 🙂

Apart from the glistening white sand beach of Tambalisa and the outrigger bancas lining its shore, the towering Mt. Manaphag and a developed resort house along the beach caught my attention. Who owns that nice house?

The towering Mt. Manaphag overseeing Tambalisa beach. Note the conspicous house.

The towering Mt. Manaphag overseeing Tambalisa beach. Note the conspicous house.

The view along the beach is just breath taking. Take a look!

Beach front view of Tambalisa beach and Mt. Manaphag as backdrop

Beach front view of Tambalisa beach and Mt. Manaphag as backdrop

I asked our boatman to find a store where we can eat our lunch merienda. It’s 3 PM and we still haven’t eaten our lunch.

My boatman leading the way find a store to buy food

My boatman leading the way find a store to buy food

Our search led us to an inner sari-sari after asking around.
METINDAHAN

Which is almost at the foot of Mt. Nanaphag!

Enjoying Mt. Nanaphag near the jump off site. Villagers here told me the mountain is sacred, very steep , with sharp edged rocks and monkeys as inhabitants.

Enjoying Mt. Nanaphag near the jump off site. Villagers here told me the mountain is sacred, very steep , with sharp edged rocks and monkeys as inhabitants.

After merienda we headed back to our boat passing by this bridge and the nearby concrete house.

A bridge over a narrow inland river.

A bridge over a narrow inland river.

This house looked very enchanting to a tired body. Unluckily, the owner was not around when we asked around.

A very nice caban and hammock for a very tired body!

A very nice cabana and hammock for a very tired body!

My boatman called me out because of the looming heavy rain just across another island. We have to leave now since we have a long boat ride still enroute to concepcion town proper.

My boatman pointing to an approaching heavy rain. We have to leave.

My boatman pointing to an approaching heavy rain. We have to leave.

So this was basically just a straight out island hop. I didn’t have the luxury of time mingling with the locals doing their everyday routine. What I noticed though is that the locals don’t mind tourist visiting their village and taking pictures of them. They are very friendly but they seem to go on with their daily lives naturally even with tourist gazing at their every move!

I took a swim just near the beach then got this selfie.

Obligatory selfie just before leaving with Tambalisa beach and Mt. Manaphag on the background

Obligatory selfie just before leaving with Tambalisa beach and Mt. Manaphag on the background

Too bad weather’s not cooperating I have to leave early. Darn Glenda!

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