|I wonder if people will notice if I wee here?|
Oh Daet, with your long and winding roads and corrupt officials, how many barriers must you set up for my goal to learn to surf.
Bagasbas beach, on the other hand, seems well maintained and organized (to a degree).
They have got a system set-up and it seems to be working.
My friend, from Daet, told me the beach used to be stony and unkempt when they frequent the beach back when they were younger so kudos to the local people for its efforts in clearing the beach. The sand was actually quite fine and definitely walkable on barefoot.
The huts were pretty basic but there was no lockers to keep your valuables. I was with friends from Daet (one of whom is well known in Bagasbas) so I wasn't bothered but paranoid tourists would beAs I am not a good swimmer I thought learning to surf in Bagasbas might be safer (and cheaper) than heading to Siargao and winging it.
I've been told the beach in Bagasbas is perfect for a beginner plus it's cheap. It's less than 1k for an hour with a personal tutor and a proper board.
The hour long lesson went really quick. As it was my first time I managed to kill it on the board!
Just kidding, I struggled a bit at the start. I did manage to stand up properly but I was knackered by the end of the hour.
|Not me but it can be!|
So our group proceeded to our favorite past time. Eating out. We went to a restaurant (Catherine's I think the name was) besides the Bagasbas Lighthouse Hotel. A lot of the food was just alright but the watermelon shake and the Sinigang na isda was amazing.
|Olives in pizza,maybe. In fries?|
|Suppose to be steak...more like burger steak|
On another point, I think the Bagasbas Lighthouse is the best accommodation you can find that's near the beach. It's priced nicely but the lack of competition means the standards leaves a lot to be desired.
With the hassle of traveling and the lack of choices for accommodation I am wondering about the positive benefits the beach could provide to Daet if only they have the infrastructure - but this seems to be a common theme for a lot of our tourist spots.
Like getting to El Nido from Puerto Princesa or getting to Coron from El Nido.
It was well fun though but a lot of that is because I was with friends in a pleasant beach.
We didn't stay overnight as Naga is home for me but I am definitely making plans for coming back; I
am just praying it would be easier to get to and nicer when I do.