Tour C (Hidden Beaches and Shrines)
“Trust me, it’s paradise. This is where the hungry come to feed. For mine is the generation that travels the globe and searches for something we haven’t tried before.”
-Alex Garland, The Beach
If you have an appetite for discovery, Tour C is for you. Like a good story, we’ll begin with an eye opening scene: Cadlao Lagoon. Next you’ll get hooked in by Talisay Beach, feel a rush of excitement at Secret Beach, and end on a tranquil note at Seven Commandos. Incidentally, the novel The Beach by Alex Garland was said to be partly inspired by Secret Beach, the fifth stop in our itinerary.
- Cadlao Lagoon
- Helicopter Island
- Talisay Beach
- Turtle Sanctuary
- Secret Beach
- Seven Commandos
- Cadlao Lagoon‘s emerald waters and towering limestones make this place picturesque and amazing.
- Helicopter Island looks exactly like that from a distance – a helicopter except without the propeller. Helicopter Island is home to excellent diving spots and it’s easy to lose track of time just gazing at the emerald waters. Depending on the weather conditions, our tour guides will tell you when the waves are too rough and could prove to be unsafe for snorkelers.
- Talisay Beach is our usual lunch stop and is a few minutes away from Matinloc Shrine. It is also a great destination for snorkeling and diving
- Massive limestone formations will hide the beach from view, hence the nickname Secret Beach. There are two ways to visit the island: via boat or via a small crevice. If you can swim and would love to feel a rush of excitement upon discovering a secluded beach, then swimming is the way to go.
- Seven Commandos Beach is perfect for families who want a little bit of everything that the beach can offer. There’s a dedicated swimming area for swimmers, you can kayak and enjoy the peaceful waves, or you can lounge around with a drink or Halo-Halo (a Filipino delicacy of crushed ice with fruits and condensed milk) in hand. Papaya Beach is adjacent to Seven Commandos Beach and it’s a great beach if you want peace and quiet.
Regular rate: 1,500 PHP per person
Low season rate: 1,300 PHP per person
1. ETDF (Eco-tourism Development Fund) is compulsory and must be bought before embarking on a tour. It costs Php 200/person and is valid for 10 days.
2. Tours are inclusive of Mask and Snorkel, Delicious buffet of grilled fish, pork, chicken, rice, vegetables, fruits, afternoon snacks and complementary drinks, including drinking water.
IMPORTANT: Routes may subject to change depending on the weather and sea conditions.