"PUNDAQUIT, FISHERMAN'S VILLAGE" Pundaquit by davidjo

Pundaquit Travel Guide: 64 reviews and 240 photos

CHANGING FAST

The traditional fishing village nestled in a bay is becoming a tourist destination as locals arrive from Manila to visit the offshore islands and hidden coves which are north and south of the village. It seems to me that life for the young people will change in the coming years as more resorts are built that will employ many people in the village. It is far easier working in the tourist sector at the resorts or taking visitors out on their bangkas (outrigger boats) to the nearby attractions than going out all night fishing, sometimes for a meager catch. Native bungalows line the beach, and further out of the village several major construction sites are employing the locals as more resorts are built. If visiting Pundaquit it is better to bring food with you as at the moment there is just basic food at a few touro-touro stands and a few resorts. We certainly enjoyed our few days there, staying in a native bungalow in the heart of the village, enjoying the friendship of the locals. I could easily have remained in Pundakit (as it is sometimes spelled) for two weeks relaxing in this laid back place and taking walks through the village and along the beach.

  • Last visit to Pundaquit: Jul 2013
  • Intro Written Jul 19, 2013
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