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Address: Padre Burgos, Luzon, Philippines

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When we went to visit Quezon to see Borawan, we went to Dampalitan, Puting Buhangin as well. From the 3 island only Dampalitan and Borawan were amenable for swimming because of... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
Chris B
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Metro Manila, Philippines
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Manila, Philippines
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015 NEW

This place is ok if you want a quick beach trip and if you want to experience sleeping in a tent. Pros: -You get to sleep in a tent -Nice place to hang out -Wall climbing -Use of bathroom/shower area is now included in the entrance fee (P200+) -No jellyfish when we visited (April) Cons: -Sand is average, water is... More 

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makati
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Control your expectation. This is the best advice if you wish to visit Borawan in Padre Burgos.  Location: Padre burgos Quezon Province.  Duration of Travel: 3 hrs from Makati/Manila via skyway and sctex if you live in Manila and nearby provinces in Luzon, Padre Burgos maybe an alternative. But if you live in Visayas and Mindanao or maybe a foreigner,... More 

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

I've been in this island several times since 2012. Every time I had a chance to visit the island, it just gets worst.. Fees went up though you can see improvements from cottages, toilets and even electricity (using generators during the night). The place lost its serene and tranquil attributes due to overcrowded campers, trash that were left behind by... More 

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Muntinlupa, Philippines
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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Just 4 hours from Manila, this island resort is a must visit. Borawan's name was coined (?) from the 2 of the most sought after after destinations : Boracay and Palawan. This is my second time to visit the island since 2013. The island has jagged rock formations reminiscent to Palawan and white sand almost similar to Boracay (though not... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

When we went to visit Quezon to see Borawan, we went to Dampalitan, Puting Buhangin as well. From the 3 island only Dampalitan and Borawan were amenable for swimming because of the jelly fish infestation, they have nets that apparently stops the jellyfish. Best thing to do is book a hotel near the area then leave before sunrise if you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We were a group of 6 friends who visited the 3 islands of Dampalitan, Puting Buhangin, and Borawan all in one weekend. Borawan was our last stop and we were disappointed. Compared to the other 2 islands, the water was not clear. It was too crowded and upon arrival, you'll be asked to pay an entrance fee. If you set... More 

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Makati
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

This is the 3rd stop of our 3-beach weekend getaway. The sand and rock formations look really nice but the water is not that clear (green in color). Some still swims but we did not. The beach is clean (swept clean, well maintained) but again, the water! :( There's a 120 entrance fee. That includes unlimited use of their facilities... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Borawan Island is a small islet is located in Padre Burgos, Quezon, Philippines. According to the caretaker I spoke to, the name of the islet was given by Father Vargas who discovered the islet. This islet is made up of a large stone in irregular shape, covered with grass and trees, crystal clear water and refreshing ambiance. The experience on... More 

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Metro Manila, Philippines
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Well, basically the trip was "ok" the sand was a bit dirty, and it is being commercialized, they are installing lights and ironically they don't allow campfire to "preserve the white sands". On the good side, people are nice, and some speak Bisaya. The nature was mind blowing. Tip: get as much as you can of Vinegar and pour it... More 

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Manila, Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

There is sand, but not as beautiful as Boracay. There are rock formations, but not as majestic as Palawan. You really get less than half of each. What makes the place special is the friendly and hospitable people. Oh, and the sunset is wonderful.

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