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Binukbok View Point in Bauan, Batangas

Binukbok

There's this one place in Batangas I have been eyeing for ages now, another underrated spot off the tourist radar, Binukbok View Point in Bauan, Batangas. I got lots of invites from the circle of my traveler friends but I couldn't commit to an agreeable time of visit, either I have prior commitments or I was just dead tired to give it a go. Supposedly, this day of my visit for Binukbok was intended another jaunt in Marinduque until something came up that we had to completely discard the plan and scribble new itinerary. I realized maybe it was the perfect time to see what's in binukbok that makes most my friends crazy over its waters and the little creatures in it. I actually felt guilty that it is just my second option (it shouldn't be) and I'll tell you all why.

Binukbok

Binukbok View Point is not an appealing beach with wide stretch of fine white sand, it doesn't offer class A resorts nor provide an ideal luxurious type vacation, discard these thoughts, this place for sure will not give you that. It may not give a fancy weekend getaway but one thing's for sure, if you're a kind of traveler that enjoys to swim in a crystalline water with almost hundreds of fishes coming after you, I urge you to come visit this place!  

Binukbok

Binukbok

Prior to our visit we already contacted Kuya Manny and booked an overnight stay in Binukbok, it was a smooth conversation,  everything was perfectly ironed out.

We left Manila 7am heading to Lemery Batangas (drop off point is Xentro Mall), from Xentro Mall, we hired a tricycle heading straight to Lemery Public Market and buy an overnight supply of food, please be reminded that they don't have restaurants nor convenient store (yet) in Binukbok so you will need to have your list ready. From the public market specifically in the area called bagsakan we hired another tricycle going to Binukbok Parking in Barangay Balite, San Louis, from there Kuya Manny's service boat will bring you to Binukbok. Easy eh? 

Binukbok

Binukbok

Binukbok

Binukbok

Binukbok

I've been to all sorts of good destinations in the Philippines, from top rated resorts to the most rustic ones, from a 2 hour bus ride from Manila to 20hr road trip, I had the best and the worst in a nutshell. Amongst all good destinations I had in the past I must say this place is pretty much simple, they don't have the state of the art facilities to offer their guests but it will make everyone's mouth water once they see the best of Binukbok. I suggest everyone to just try the resort's playground perfect for expert and novice swimmers, they provide all necessary equipments you need to enjoy your time. Also, there's one important factor that this place possesses, something I always expect be it in a luxury destination or in any place similar to this, the hospitality of the people. Soon as we stepped foot to their resort we were welcomed with warm greetings, all were wearing genuine look of excitement and even offered welcome drinks, it was a good start.

The highlight of our stay was of course when we plunged down the water, once we submerged underwater we were overwhelmed with numbers of sea creatures approaching us as if they don't really care if they're in danger, often times these sea creatures will find their way to stay off the human presence but I found this oddly amazing. We lost track of the time, we just noticed our guide diver seemed to give reluctant response with our unending requests and questions we figured it's time to rest, sorry kuya, he's really nice, don't get me wrong. 

Binukbok

Binukbok

Binukbok

Binukbok

Binukbok

Binukbok

Binukbok

Binukbok



It was just an overnight stay but that's absolutely satisfying. I want to thank kuya Manny for his warm hospitality, he's just so nice that I couldn't come up with the best word to describe this guy, also Darwin for his assistance the entire hours we spent underwater. I will surely go back soon!

Before I end my fair share of experience, I also want to share our halt to one of the famous local diners in the area Kina Imus Lomi house. See the photos below, needless to say more. The Lomi here is a must try! 






How to get there?

- Ride a bus going Lemery Batangas, drop off point is Xentro Mall Lemery. Via DLTB, Buendia- 178Php
-If you don't have supplies and food, hire a tricycle to Lemery Public Market 25Php
- Once you've ticked the list of all the stuff you need from the market, ride another tricyle heading to Binukbok parking where the boat service of Kuya Many will pick you up. (Trike ride is 100php for 4 pax = 25Php each)
- 1,000Php each for an overnight stay, inclusions- Round trip boat transfer, environmental fee, tent with mattress and pillow, dive and swim all you can, fish bait, use of all cooking ware and utensils, assistance in setting up the fire (back to basic set up), welcome drinks, unlimited kapeng barako, wifi- was not working when paid a visit but we had mobile data so that's not really an issue and we didn't go there to waste the entire time for social media.

Optional expenses:

- 1,000Php- Room with fan for 2, common rest room.
-1,500Php- Room with fan, good for 6, private rest room.
-2,000Php- Room with ac, good for 6, private rest room.

Gears and Diving Equipments are available for rentals

- Mask and snorkel -150php
- Life vest - 50Php
- Flippers - 100Php
- Aqua Shoes- 100Php

Scuba Diving Fee- 2,500Php inclusive of required gears and equipments with guide.


Good to know:

- 3 hours from Manila
- Electricity 24/7
- They have mobile reception
- Bring your toiletries and towels
- No restaurants and convenient store available, yet.

If you have further inquiries and concern please contact Kuya Manny 0919 833 2078

Or drop a message via facebook at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Binukbok-View-Point-Batangas/101152433312097

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