Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Paitan Cove's Unspoiled Beauty

With more than Seven Thousand Islands and various shapes and sizes, the Islands Philippines is truly gifted with lots of beautiful coves where the sea touches the hills and mountains thru fine-textured sand. Some of the best coves in the Philippines can be found in the Gulf of Bagac in Bataan. One of them is Paitan Cove - an unspoiled place and one of the town's best kept secret.


Paitan Cove named after the Barangay where it is located features a small stretch of fine cream-colored sand that ends in a series of beautifully-formed stones and rocks that made-up its seascape. It is also famous in the area for its shallow beach and amazing plankton that glows in the dark as you wade in its waters. And since there are is no electricity in the place, one will have to really go back to basics and learn to live the old-fashioned way. Here are some of the photos I have taken of the place:



The Cream-Colored Sand of the Beach on a Clear Day


A Small Pond coming from the Falls


Hop-Scotch at the Scattered Stones


Lovely Hues of Blue


Stretch of Cream-Colored Beach Sand


The Sea and the Horizon


Will Lawstude ride the Boat?


How to go there?

There are buses plying almost hourly from Manila to Balanga City, Bataan (about 150 kms). Then, from Balanga, you can take another bus that will lead you to Bagac (about 27 kms). Then at Bagac Town Center, you can hire a tricycle that will lead you to Gulf of Bagac. From there, you need to ride a boat directly to the Paitan Cove. Alternatively, you can ask your tricycle driver to go directly to Barangay Paitan (the ride is quite bumpy thou), and trek about 10 to 20 minutes to the Cove.

This is my 5th entry to the weekly That's My World Meme where we are given the chance to show our world to others. To view other participants, please click here.

59 comments:

  1. yehey...sa wakas, nauna din ako mag comment dito sa blog mo..sa dami ng humahanga sa mga kuha mo bihira lang ako makauna dito...

    kuya,pansin ko sa mga pictures mo na naka post e parang ang lulungkot pero sympre magaganda pa ding lahat...

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  2. pagaaralan ko rin kumuha ng mga ganito kagandang pics. hehe. gandang hapon sayo.

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  3. woah!!! isla at baybayin na naman. mukang naiinggit na ko. tagal ko nang walang gala. grrr...

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  4. Ok ba magswimming dyan? Parang ang sarap kse very private ang feeling, not the usual crowded beach

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  5. The place is beautiful but it is a long and troublesome journey to get there

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  6. Your country is truly beautiful If I am lucky some day I should be able to visit your place. Marvelous shots!

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  7. Wow another beautiful beach. Love the photo taken from a top view. I almost forgot about My world Tuesday, I am into chilli crab today. :)

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  8. the top photo is definitely my favorite. it could be in a travel magazine! amazing shots...this place is awesome!

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  9. Did you climb a tree for that first shot? It's wonderful. All of them are. No electricity would mean you need plenty of backup batteries. ;)

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  10. dude i envy you,waaaah bec. u've been there in PAITAN COVE. u know waht i am from BATAAN and ngayun ko lng nkita sa pix yung PAITAN COVE pero alam ko n yung place yun nga lang hindi ko pa napupuntahan. waaaah nice talaga. nice photos din dude. How i wish i can be a good photographer like you. (visit me bak dude)

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  11. Beautiful. I think I need a vacation...

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  12. wow!! ang ganda! hayz!! pag nakakakita talaga ako ng mga ganito, ang iniisip ko parati ay sana mapuntahan ko.. pagkagrad ko talaga! grrr!! pipilitin kong mamasyal muna!! hahaha...

    http://fjordz-hiraya.blogspot.com

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  13. Gaganda ng shots mo! I love the colors, for sure super pretty ng camera mo! Ang ganda talaga ng Pilipinas, wala itulak kabigin.

    Have a look of my world here. It was so great seeing your world!

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  14. 7,000 islands? WOW! The glow-in-the-dark plankton sound amazing.

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  15. What a beautiful part of the world you live in. Your photos are gorgeous. I loved the first of the small boat on the beach and the last of the man and boat silhouette, but truly all your photographs are superb. I've enjoyed my visit. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

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  16. What a great place...
    I'd love to be there...

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  17. LS: A wonderful look at the beaches of your world. You have captured them beautifully as you always do.

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  18. I think if there is ever a place of which I am envious of living, it is YOUR world. I love the ocean, and the places you show are so clean and beautiful. The electricity would be a challenge here, but it is just so beautiful.

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  19. What a wonderful piece of the world, you're showing! Bravo!
    Cheers, Klaus

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  20. This is beautiful.Thanks for sharing your world with us!!!
    Have a nice day.

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  21. stunning scenery ...inviting to the mind and soul.

    thank you for sharing more of your world with all of us.

    erin

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  22. you got a nice blog... nice photos. I realized why you are the only one blog that Dong follows... :)

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  23. my comments appear to be broken.. i wonder why.. but anyway, what i was saying was... i realized why you are the only one blog that Dong follows

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  24. you give the best tour, i am making reservations for your tour next week too.

    really beautiful pictures. you do your country proud.

    mines at http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  25. ganda oman. very similar to the one in calayo in nasugbu. looks like the place is perfect for kayaking during that time.

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  26. "Law,Travel and Photography"-- this is multi-tasking to the highest level and so far you're doin' a good job!
    Salamat sa bisita :)

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  27. interesting, ebautiful places and images.

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  28. Lovely seaside series of photos!

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  29. How do you get any studies done with so much beauty to distract you?

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  30. ang ganda ganda ng mga shots! gustong gusto ko sobra yung 3rd pic

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  31. the place looks so serene. i wanna be there too.

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  32. Great post of a stunningly beautiful place, you are so lucky to get to.

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  33. Wow... looks even better than Boracay... if you like to hide away from the world!
    Perfect place for a romantic hideaway !

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  34. love that stretch of beach. ganda siya and very close lang. salamat bai for sharing.

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  35. Ano bang camera gamit mo Kuya? Nice talaga 'yung shots... Hehe :)

    Hehe :) Ingat lagi sa adventure!

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  36. The place looks so peaceful kaya lang mukhang ang hirap nga nya puntahan pero yun naman ang magagandang marating eh, yung medyo mahirap puntahan.

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  37. I like the first and the last pictures. lahat na shots perfect kahit anong anggulo.

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  38. Cantik mean beautiful in Malaysia.
    Sunggoh cantik(very beautiful).
    Have a nice day.

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  39. Everytime I visit your blog, I feel like I am on a vacation. The views are just beautiful. Keep it up.

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  40. That really does look like paradise.

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  41. going back to basics for a time is not bad at all. =) that beach looks really beautiful :D

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  42. Will Lawstude ride the Boat?

    NO ang sagot ko sa question mo sa last pic kasi di ka marunong magsagwan...hehhe

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  43. i wanna be stuck here with my sexy supervisors! nyahahaha. kidding, ls! :D

    very nice shots!

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  44. It's so inviting. Desolate, tranquil,serene. I like the idea of being off the grid. Great tour. Ride the boat and give us more of the beautiful world you live in.

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  45. Back to basics; I've never tried lighting camp fire before pero I think it would be a nice experience for me if I could go there. Beautiful beach na.

    ;)

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  46. agree ako kay doc rio kuya oman. may certain "lungkot" sa pics which, I think, creates an effect. actually that's what i like about your pics. attractive masyado tas distinct yung compositions.

    Will Lawstude ride the Boat? --> uhm, hula ko hindi. hehe

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  47. wow very nice blog! your pictures are making me dream of Philippine's beaches! i'd love to travel there...
    have a nice day!

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  48. What an absolute little paradise. I love these, as usual. :-)

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  49. mukhang great destination ito bro! would love to visit this one of these days

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  50. Nice pics - the first picture is very lovely :)

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  51. cute naman nung unang PHOTO...ganda ng pagkakalagay nung bangka don. parang pati yung bangka at peace sa ganda ng kapaligiran.....

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  52. One more nice discovery! Promising place!

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  53. ang ganda naman. galing mo kumuha promise hehe

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  54. May resorts ba doon which can accommodate 35 persons? Or camp with tent lang? Ang ganda kasi but not sure if it's a good idea for company outing. Mukhang madali namang puntahan kung may sasakyan. Can you recommend a resort? Thanks.

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  55. madami ng kubo n may isang bahay na silang ginawa ngayon, may electricity na din sa paitan cove.. ganda lalong luminis..

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