On one of our trips to Calatagan, we decided to check out Burot Beach. It is rumoured to be one of the most beautiful beaches in the area. We were on our way home so it was just a quick stop to see if it was worth all the hype.
There is one thing I can say about it.. the road going there was definitely one of the worst I’ve seen. It’s quite remote and you have to pass by a lot of narrow dirt roads. It’s on Waze though so you should be able to get there as long as you have data connection. The part I hated the most was the very narrow road along the water that you have to pass through to get to the beach itself. It was so narrow that every time there was a car going the opposite direction from us we would have to drive on the shoulder and risk going over the side and into the water. It was a challenge, but we got there eventually. There is a minimal entrance fee per head and you have to pay for a trash bag when you go in.
It cannot be called a resort since there are no facilities for staying overnight. It’s more of a camping site. You have to bring your own tents and of course your food and drinks. It’s a backpackers dream. 🙂 I won’t recommend it for families. It’s a “barkada” (group of friends) kind of thing.
When it comes to the beach, I suggest that you don’t go there in the month of September. The beaches in Calatagan are full of seaweed and debris at that time of the year. Try going early in the year (e.g. February) to get the best out of the beach. I imagine it will be quite nice. The sand is golden in color and they have a very nice cove.
Here are some more photos from the beach:
We didn’t stay long because there just wasn’t any spot you could stay in if you didn’t bring any tent/chairs with you. Despite that, there were still a lot of people. I can imagine it becoming a very nice resort one day if it’s developed by the right investors. Who knows, maybe in a year or two 🙂