Beachineering in Quezon Province!

One weekend of roughing it – no cars, no aircon, no fancy resorts. And
we promise you will get sunburned…at least to some degree.

We’re calling all the adventurous souls of Mensa to join us on Feb 16,
2013 as we explore Borawan, Puting Buhangin and Dampalitan beaches in
Quezon Province for Php 900* only!

is called as such because of its beauty that is said to combine 2
of the best beaches in the country – the white sandy beaches of
Boracay, and the limestone rock formations of Palawan.

Dampalitan beach has an Anawangin/Nagsasa Cove vibe feel to it with pine
trees, but interspersed with palm trees. We can pitch a tent and stay
there for the night. (You may rent a cottage, too, but that’s not as fun
as being in a tent or a hammock)

Puting Buhangin has the whitest beach of the three and has a cave we can explore called Kwebang Lampas.

If you think we know the place well, we don’t. It’s an adventure for us,
too.  And since these beaches are not well-known yet, expect a virgin
(or almost virgin) beach. And it’s quite possible that we’ll be the only
ones there!

Sign up quickly cause we’ll only be accepting entries up to
Feb 9!

We also recommend those who will sign up to attend a pre-trip
orientation on Feb 9, 2013. Venue is the Coffee Academy, 3rd floor, CCA (Cravings), 287 Katipunan, Quezon City, right after the Mensa Brown Bag event. We will gladly guide you on what
to pack, how to pack and other essential things you have to know for
this trip. As a downpayment, please prepare P500 on the day of the

Leaving your comfort behind might be too much, but remember, sometimes it doesn’t have to be fun to be fun.

If you have questions, you may contact:
Zoe Arugay (0917)5460042,
Paolo Ong (0915) 963 2441,
Or leave a question on the FB event page.

If you want to learn more on these beaches and see the pictures, you may visit the following blogs:
Pinoy Adventurista – Borawan beach
Gail’s Footprints – Dampalitan
Biyaherong Barat – Puting Buhangin/Kwebang Lampas


FEBRUARY 16, 2013
5:00 AM ETD Manila to Lucena
8:00 AM ETA Lucena Grand Terminal
8:15-8:30 AM ETD Lucena for Padre Burgos by van or mini-bus
9:30 AM ETA Padre Burgos talipapa
9:30 – 10:15 AM Buy food at the market
10:15 AM ETD Talipapa
10:20 AM ETD Vista Playa for Puting Buhangin by boat
10:35 AM ETA Puting Buhangin beach
12:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM ETD Puting Buhangin
2:15 PM ETA Borawan beach
3:00 PM ETD Borawan
3:15 PM ETA Dampalitan beach
6:30 PM Dinner
7:30 PM Meeting of Adventure SIG
8:00 PM Socials
12/1 AM Lights Out

FEBRUARY 17, 2013
7:00 AM Breakfast
10:00 AM ETD Dampalitan
10:15 AM ETA Vista Playa
10:30 AM ETD Vista Playa for Lucena by bus (no aircon)
12:00 PM PM ETA Lucena Grand Terminal
12:00 PM Lunch
1:00 PM ETD Lucena for Manila
4 – 5:00 PM ETA Manila

*ok, fine, it’s Php 900 more or less – more if we have to rent a cottage
rather than a tent, and less if you don’t spend any more than what
we’ve calculated.

Zoe Arugay, MD

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