White Beach in Patnanungan | Things to do in Patnanungan-Quezon
|Open:||Everyday, open 24 hours.|
|Address:||Patnanungan Island, Patnanungan, Quezon|
Compra Beach is a two-kilometer coastline with fine golden sand and a dense forest of agoho trees. Located on the east side of Patnanungan, it has one of the best views of the sunrise on the island. The area also has an expanse of coral reefs, which makes a great spot for snorkeling (bring your own gear). There's a small fishing community nearby where you can buy fresh fish if you chance upon a good catch that day.
Pulang Lupa is a stretch of rocky beach on the eastern part of Patnanungan. The beach got its name from the vibrant red color of the boulders on its shore. Another unique feature are the patches of fine, pitch black sand in some areas of the beach. The coast has a row of grassy cliffs overlooking the sea, making a great spot for camping. The cliff edges, however, have been heavily eroded by incoming waves and are only held together by the sturdy root systems of agoho trees. Still undeveloped, Pulang Lupa has no facilities and the only structures are a few small houses nearby. Reminders: (1) You might not be able to readily get an accommodation in the island; better visit Patnanungan on a weekday and proceed to the municipal hall for assistance. (2) Be prepared for the 5-hour boat ride. Bring your own food and drink.
A small, rocky island on the northeastern side of Patnanungan, Ik-ikon Island is known for its abundant population of sea snakes. By day, the snakes are often seen sleeping inside hollows of sharp rocks. They descend to the water at night to hunt for food and crawl back in their hiding places before daybreak. A few families live on the island during fishing season, usually from February to September. Thereâ€™s a small patch of white beach where small boats can dock. While not the most ideal beach camping site particularly if youâ€™re afraid of snakes, Ik-ikon makes an interesting stopover on island hopping tours.
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