The long weekend this month of June proved to be a deserving ending of the summer season. Instead of competing with the back-to-school rush, my kid sisters and the whole family decided to enjoy an overnight vacation near the sea shore of Matabungkay, Batangas.
Who says the best beaches are those of Puerto Galera and Boracay? If you want something not as overrated as Bora or Puerto, head off to Batangas. Very clear waters, and white sand too (okay, not as white as Bora’s but still a wonderful sight to behold!). In fact, the water is more captivating than that of Galera’s. What I like best about the Matabungkay beaches is that they are so private and peaceful. Actually, the shore line is just a few steps away… as in the moment you open your hotel door!
We rented an aqua pedal boat for P300/hour, to explore the wide sea and to discover the luxurious private beach mansions of the Benitez, and the other rich and famous clans. Indeed, Matabungkay is still a prime option when one needs to rejuvenate by the sea waters.
Here are the picturesque shots.
We stayed at the Royale Tagaytay Beach Resort. Yup, it is exclusive only for Royale Tagaytay members (no we’re not paying their high monthly membership fees… ain’t a member! hehe!) Turns out, they need some funds for resort maintenance so they secretly open up for drive-in guests… now it’s not a secret anymore!
They have comfortable rooms, complete with shower, dining, cable TV, and ref. Sounds like writing for DWH! haha!
Okay, I’m sure you’va had enough of the beach details. Let’s proceed to the meat of the post:
How to Catch a Live Star Fish!
haha! Watch the Video:
1. Put on your goggles to check where the starfishes are.
2. Try the shallow, near-to-the-shore areas. They are mostly there by 11am until later in the afternoon.
3. When you finally see one, aim and dive!
4. Swim unto the sea bed and catch the live moving starfish!
5. Place the starfish on your palm. They tend to extend thorny somethings as a form of defense.
6. Let your mom take a video of your star treasure hunt. Jowk.