After realizing that our mission to go to the southernmost municipal of Palawan in the port of Rio Tuba, Bataraza has failed, we rode a tricycle back to the terminal of RORO Bus (20 Pesos/person, 15 minutes) and rode a bus going to Brooke’s Point (132 Pesos/person, 1.5 hours) to spend the night and start early to go around.
We woke up at our lodging in Brooke’s Point around 6AM to prepare for the whole day of adventure.
Before we left the lodging, Dong Ho and I had a small discussion whether to leave our things and go back to get them when we had finished the tour. We decided that we will be bringing our bags as we go around because we do not have a fixed itinerary. A chance to visit an awesome place a bit far from the lodge may occur and it would be a bummer to say no to it due to our stuff.
Ate at the eatery/karinderya at RORO Bus station and asked around on how we could visit the tourist spots of Brooke’s Point. Luckily, we found a tricycle driver and he said that the standard rate for touring around Brooke’s Point in a tricycle was 80 Pesos/hour. Not bad compared to some I’ve seen.
Without further ado, here are the places and things that happened to us while we were touring Brooke’s Point.
7:30 AM Start of Tricycle Tour from RORO Bus Terminal.
7:47 AM Arrival at Barangay Oring-Oring Beach where the largest pearl was found.
7:51 AM Left for Ocean Spring.
8:07 AM Arrival at Ocean Spring, a spring water in the middle of the sea water just near the beach.
8:25 AM Headed back to our lodging as I have left my dry bag there.
8:42 AM Arrival at Glabs Lodge. Got my dry bag.
8:50 AM On our way to Brgy. Mainit
9:02 AM Arrival at 7 Falls Hot Spring and Nature Park in Brgy. Mainit. Paid the entrance fee (25 Pesos/person).
9:09 AM Start trek with hired guide to take us through the 7 waterfalls.
10:05 AM Arrival at Bakbakan Falls. The last of the 7 waterfalls.
10:27 AM Trek back to the entrance of 7 Falls Hot Spring and Nature Park.
11:12 AM Arrival at the entrance of the nature park. Ride tricycle going to Cabcaben River.
11:21 AM Arrival at Cabcaben River hanging bridge.
11:35 AM Paid our guide (200 Pesos) and said farewell to him. We then went back to the town proper of Brooke’s Point.
12:02 PM Arrival at Saint Joseph Parish Church.
12:10 PM Left for Brooke’s Point Lighthouse.
12:14 PM Arrival at Brooke’s Point Lighthouse.
12:24 PM Left the lighthouse to visit Brooke’s Point Port.
12:29 PM Arrived at Brooke’s Point Port. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to enter. So we looked for a nearby pathway to the beach.
12:34 PM Arrival at the beach near the port. Talked to the locals.
12:42 PM Halo-halo break.
1:10 PM Head back to RORO Bus terminal.
1:19 PM Arrival at RORO Bus terminal. Paid Kuya Toto for our tricycle tour. Offered him lunch but he politely declined.
All in all it was a good half day tour around Brooke’s Point.
There were still some spots in Brooke’s Point that we have not visited but we still need to go to Narra, Palawan to see the Katalas. So after our lunch, we waited for a bus and headed to Narra, Palawan.