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The trip that almost didn't...

Our trip to Candelaria almost didn't materialize due to numerous reasons...
It was cancelled due to break ups and a trip to Dubai but then, it happened.

Candelaria is a three hour drive from Olongapo, I was happy despite the fact that our mode of transportation was my friend's utility van and we have to endure a very humid trip hehehe

Despite the neck strain from our ride, I still enjoyed the scenic drive to Candelaria. For nature lovers, you'll enjoy the endless fields, ocean and pine view which Zambales offers.

In awe of Potipot Island

Upon our arrival to our resort, we hurriedly went to the shore to see the magnificent sight of Potipot island. It will be best to go there in the afternoon so that it will not be too hot. You don't have to worry about the waters of Candelaria, it's relatively calm even in the afternoon

Endless Photo ops!

Potipot welcomed us with its pristine blue water and white sand. the island is so small you could walk around it in just 15-20 minutes. From what I can remember, there were two parts of the island, the front part is where most of the tourists gather because the beach is less rocky, perfect for swimming and then at the back of the island is where you could snorkel.

There isn't much to do in the island except for picture taking and bumming around, so if you're into this kind of stuff, Potipot is perfect for you.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Perfect for relaxation and bumming around
  • Cons:If you're looking for a night life, don't go here
  • In a nutshell:Lazy town with a charming little island
  • Last visit to Candelaria: May 2009
  • Intro Written May 2, 2011
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