This cove is called Puting Buhangin, or White Sand, located in Pagbilao Grande in Pagbilao, Quezon. The white sand stretches to 70 meters long and 10 meters wide. A small cave is found at one end of the beach. The cove is private and not very accessible so it’s not as crowded compared to the usual white sanded beaches in the area. You will go to Puting Buhangin through an outrigger boat from The Tamarind Tree, a resort in Padre Burgos where at you are staying. There are some disputes regarding the acquisition of the property that’s why it is not being developed. The island is located in Barangay Polo Ibaba, Pagbilao, Quezon.
You can reach it by land or by boat. The approximate travel by land is 1hr and 20 minutes for trekking; however, it will take you only 40 minutes if you prefer to ride on a boat. Puting Buhangin and Kwebang Lampas is really such a blessing to the residents of Quezon that should be conserved. Its placidity and calmness is really incomparable. Unlike any other beaches flooded by tourists, Puting Buhangin’s undeniable overture is a close contact with nature where you can hear the birds chirping, the soft and reverberating waves of the beach, the harmony of coconut trees playing with winds and sounds of other living animals.
Here’s a photo gallery of Puting Buhangin..
Contributed by–Jocelyn R. Cueto