“I wish I can go to a new place and start a new life.”
Is everyone’s wish when we are all tied up with problems or personal things that bothers us for so long. Like, we just wanted to disappear in that moment and leave everything behind. Yet, we cannot do it even if we had enough. Whatever problems we encounter, we can fix it by taking a small baby steps. These small thing includes escaping the havoc life in the city, pack the necessary things to bring, go for a road trip, listen to the murmur of the wind and see the beautiful green scenery.
Waking up to another town is my way of escaping reality for the meantime; and it’s one of the best feeling. So, I took a long road trip to Bantayan Island not because I am bombarded of work loads but because I wanted to be with the nature again. I don’t even have any plan nor itinerary. I just wanted to walk around, thrive some conversation to the locals and wanted to go somewhere that is new and beautiful.
Then, my Dad introduced this small island called, Sagasa Islet located at Municipality of Bantayan (proper). This is one of the beautiful islets in Bantayan, across the other small island called Butong. Only few have gotten here and I wonder why.
Here are the things you might want to love about Sagasa.
1.Sagasa Islet is surrounded by mangroves, white sand and crystal clear water. It feels like you’re spending time on the beach. The place is also peaceful and relaxing that you might don’t want to leave.
2.This is also a good place to spend time with love ones. You can walk around, play music, sleep anywhere or pitch a tent and can even go for snorkeling.
3. You can walk around in a low tide and visit the neighbor islet which is also beautiful and relaxing. Locals are very friendly and hospitable which you have no reasons to be afraid of.
4. You will witness the beautiful sunrises and sunsets in a full view. And, you will definitely full in love in such so peaceful and wonderful Sagasa.
Wait! There’s more! You can spend your night here in Sagasa and witness the beautiful town lights of Bantayan (proper). Activity such as stargazing and watching fireflies at night will be a priceless experience you will ever have (fireflies that are living in their own habitat, they will just come out around 9:00pm based on what I’ve experienced).
Other side of Sagasa Islet
HOW TO GET THERE?
*Ride a bus (North Bus Terminal) bound to Hagnaya (P132.00 for the regular rate). Travel will take 4-5 hours.
*From Hagnaya Port, there will be schedule of departures to Bantayan Island. I suggest to travel early. Travel will take 1-2 hours. (P175.00 for the regular rate).
*From Sta. Fe Port, ride a jeepney or tricycle bound to Bantayan Wet market which is 11 kilometers away. (P25.00 is the fare).
*There will be small pumpboats in the area and negotiate with them the fare when going to Sagasa.
*Make sure to see first when will be the high tide and low tide on the day you will go to Sagasa before you will end up stock in the small island. Unless you are planning to spend your night in the islet.
*Bring food and necessary needs like off-lotion or sunblock.
*Bring extra clothes or any clothes to warm you up during the night.
*Enjoy your visit and be kind to locals you meet. Not only to the locals but to the place as well.
*ALWAYS remember: LEAVE NO TRACE.
NOTE: We used our pumpboat to get here. You can contact me anytime if you have plans to visit the wonderful Sagasa.
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