The South's Coastal Area
It was my friend Debbie's Birthday so we kind of planned to celebrate it on the beach with our other friend Jenah and Oddie (Debbie's boyfriend) since we are so stressed out with our daily lives , closest beaches from us are at Anilao Batangas since we are from Dasmariñas, Cavite. Anilao is a Barangay of the Municipality of Mabini, Batangas which is a very well known spot for Divers and snorkelers. The waters of Anilao is very rich with coral reefs and large scale diversity of marine life.
Due to unexplainable reasons most of the well known- resorts and hotels at Anilao were fully booked we are almost close to giving up until one of Debbie's office mate recommended Dive Solana. So hastily we called the resort and checked if they still have vacant rooms, luckily they have a lot and on the spot we booked a room for an overnight stay.
bougainvillea tree's are scattered everywhere at the resort
|My Photography Buddy|
Day 1: We arrived at Solana around 2pm we were so hungry so we immediately checked in, put our staffs in our room relaxed our tired body from that commuting and went to the dining area to grab a late lunch ( their foods are pretty decent which makes you feel at home). Then we took a 30 minute break in our room before heading out to the beach and just played at the shores of Solana in the afternoon until the sunsets.
note: most of Anilao shores is not a white sand beach it's full of stones and Coral Reefs so you have to be careful and have your feet protected the stones are quite sharp. Trust me I got lots of souvenir in my whole body.
|(L-R) Jenah, Debbie (Birthday Gurl, Oddie (Guy behind Debbie also labeled as her BF), and there's me (w/ my bedhead)|
|Loving all that Bamboo shoots, it gives of a very tropical ambiance (our balcony for the day)|
|She asked me to take her photo with the flowers (she has a very deep connection with bougainvillea)|
|Do I smell a Pre-nuptial shoot coming? Watch out!!|
|Golden hour of the day|
|Enchanting Sunset view by the shore of Dive Solana|
Not far from the Shores of Dive Solana, you will be able to see an islet which as per the Resort staffs is called "Sombrero Island'' which the shape of the island is clearly looks like a Hat from afar. So we got really curious and wanted to explore the Island. You can ask assistance from the Resort front desk staff to arrange with the local a medium size boat for you and your friends. It would mostly cost about Php2,000.00 which you can also haggle the price if you are a good speaker. It took about 35minutes boat ride from Dive Solana to Sombrero Island.
|Look at those waves|