Popularly known as Patar Beach or sometimes called as Patar White Sand Public Beach. I knew the real name of the beach when we visited the Bolinao Tourism Office thanks to Tourism Officer Myrna Aguila and her staff. 🙂
Patar Beach is one of my favorite beaches in the Philippines.
I love walking on the long stretch of white beach.
In the middle there is a big rock that I could rest and hide from the sun for a while.
At the end there are these rock formations.
The sand is not very fine, more like very tiny pebbles.
And the sunset is just awesome.
At night I do star gazing.
And I sleep with the sounds of water crashing on the shore.
Therefore, Abrac Beach is one of my favorite beaches in the Philippines
From Bolinao Town Proper ride a tricycle to Patar Beach. One-way costs 250 Pesos/tricycle and may take up to 45 minutes. Tricycles are available 24 hours in Bolinao Town Proper.
Since public transportation is not that accessible in Brgy. Patar it is best to talk to your tricycle driver to wait for you or pick you up on your desired time to go back. Don’t forget to get the number of your tricycle driver, though cellphone signal in Patar are really weak.
- Abrac Beach can be included on the tricycle tour that covers UP Marine Science Institute, Bolinao Church, Balingasay River, Enchanted Cave, Wonderful Cave, Cindys Cave and Bolinao Lighthouse. The tricycle tour costs 800 Pesos/tricycle for the whole day and pick up on the next day.
- There are kubo lodgings you can rent in Patar Beach. Kubo Lodgings costs 800 to 1,000 Pesos on off-peak and goes up to 3,000 Pesos per night on peak.
- During the walk to the end of Patar Beach bring water and snacks. When we walked to the end it took us almost 1 hour one-way and we only had 1 short break in between. Please bring back your trash and throw it on proper disposal areas.
- The only food establishment where you can buy food for your breakfast, lunch and dinner at Abrac Beach is at La Parola el Restaurante
- There are sari-sari stores where you can buy drinks, snacks and souvenirs in Abrac Beach.
This post is a part of my 12 for 2012 Travel Project that aims to document 12 local destination in the Philippines in 2012 to help travellers plan their trips faster.
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