Friday, September 30, 2011

Carabao Island's Seascape


I often wonder why my post on Carabao Island in Romblon is my most popular one. I could guess lots of reasons but these may still not be enough. The place is bucolic and charming at the same time and provides one of the best seascape views in the area. Let me just re-share these shots which I have taken in one of the island's highest peak, Tagaytay Combot, where you will have an amazing view of the sea and the adjoining islands of Boracay, Panay, Tablas and other islands and islets of Aklan and Romblon Provinces. Combination of fertile greens, blue sea, bright sky and fading hues of the islands make this spot on earth a real close to heaven experience.


Scattered Palms on Amazing Terrain



The Glistening Stretch of Puka Beach can be seen here



The Contrasting Hues of Blues and Greens



Into the Open Sea



From Here to Nowhere



View of the Fertile Valleys



Close to Heaven


The best way to go to Tagaytay Combot is by riding motorcycles that can be rented for about Php 300 (good for about 2 to 3 hours). Then, you need to walk for about ten minutes to this place where your motorcycle driver will also be your guide. Or if you are more adventurous, you can trek from Inobahan Beach to Tagaytay Combot for about two hours. There is a combination of paved and dirt roads to walk on to. Just be sure to smile a lot and be friendly with locals so that they will lead you to the right direction. Locals here are reputed to be unfriendly so I am expecting just that, but a friendly smile and warm greetings to anyone you meet along the way would definitely do you good.

Look-back Friday. Originally posted on December 16, 2008.

49 comments:

  1. LS: what a neat look at a neat island to visit. Your photos are really super.

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  2. Such blue sea! Truly soothing and beautiful.

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  3. Oh, what a place. As I sit covered in cold snow, this is quite appealing!

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  4. Aww--so bluer than blue.

    Loved the sead and the palm tress.., just seeing at the picture makes u calm and at peace.

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  5. As always beautiful idyllic place...

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  6. That looks close to heaven as you described it. I can feel the incredible sun and sea, those are so overwhelming in your photos.

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  7. it just is a magical place. island hopping is something i wanna experience. gotten the idea from your wonderful posts.

    mine's up at http://ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  8. Great post and photo's!!
    Thanks for sharing your part of the world with us.

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  9. Oh So Very Beautiful - I want that ocean world to be MY WORLD!!! I Love It!!!

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  10. Your set of photos certainly portays the beauty of your land great post.

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  11. Very beautiful scenery and lots of greenery here. I think if I stay here, I will live a very healthy and long life...lol...no stress and very relaxing.

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  12. always such beautiful photos and interesting insight into the area. enjoy your blog and posts....
    thanks for sharing.

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  13. another island to explore...great shots!

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  14. Wow! Beautiful!! What I would do to join you in paradise right now!

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  15. Oh I always love your coastal shots, beautiful

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  16. Speechless.. parang gusto ko tuloy lumipad parang ibon para makita ko ang lahat ng pwedeng makita dyan sa island na yan. :)

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  17. nyero! dami lakwatsa talaga! :-)

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  18. Man, it looks utterly relaxing. Hahah, I feel like I can run on the hills and sing the Sound of Music's song "The Hills are Alive". Just dropping by to wish you a Merry Early Christmas!

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  19. Summer na summer na ang mga pics mo ha :)

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  20. nice shots... what a lush greenery ! Kakainggit when all I see around me now is all white stuff :)

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  21. Everything is beautiful about the island except the name LOL.

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  22. ganda! magkano kaya budget pag nagbakasyon diyan galing maynila...

    may carabao island pala, pwedeng isali yan sa supermario world! hehe

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  23. Preciosos paisajes paradisiacos como nos tienes acostumbrados.
    Un abrazo

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  24. Oh my God!!!you see how beautiful is the blue ocean.I love it.
    Thank you for sharing, great shot & have a nice day.

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  25. different side, different seascape kaya kung hanap mo bundok meron sa isang side, kung hanap mo tubig lang meron din, at kung hanap mo bukid meron din. ganda talaga sa taas na view.

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  26. It's really beautiful there. There's a reason why I love nature and beaches, they make me feel alive.

    (:

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  27. wow, just wow, I'm spitless, i mean speechless, this is Mother Nature's Untouched creations!

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  28. whatta breath taking view. sarap mag nature healing dito.

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  29. Beautiful! Just beautiful! Everything is so lush and green inland against all of that fabulous blue.

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  30. wow! amazing pictures....

    parang gusto kong pumunta sa mga place na yan...hehehe

    sino kaya mag iimbita sakin..hhehehe

    *tnx for the comments :)

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  31. so this is how it looks like from the other side...great place. love the 3 coconuts in the last photo overlooking the vast sea....just amazing.....

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  32. Looks like a lovely place for a picnic.

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  33. The locals we have encountered during our visit were quite friendly. We stayed here for a few days and were able to circumnavigate the small island by habal-habal.

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  34. wow! what an appealing site! i love the place!

    Biboy Fotograpiya

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  35. I would love to visit Carabao island!

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  36. What a gorgeous place, Oman, and you do capture the beauty so perfectly, as always. On a chill, gray day here in the northwest, it looks particularly appealing! Hope you've had a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  37. Love the view and the photos! :D

    Really feels like close to heaven :D

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  38. Nice shots. Interesting that this island close to Boracay. a short visit to this island from Bcay might be OK.

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  39. All I can say the seascapes are RELAXING to see.

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  40. i agree na nakaka relax talaga tignan.

    I saw the beach part sa site ni Claire. nice to see this other side naman.

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  41. Beautiful photos. I remember when you posted this years ago.

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  42. Hi! how did you get to carabao island? via boracay ba? may passenger boats ba from caticlan? thanks

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