Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Potipot Island

Potipot Island

Where is Potipot Island? It is that cute little isle that looks like an oasis of peace in a troubled world, that you won't resist its charm once you catch a glimpse of it. So where is Potipot Island?
 Potipot is located in Uocon,  Candelaria, Zambales, a small paradise dedicated to all the island and beach lovers!

Candelaria town proper

Candelaria, Zambales can be reached by land from Manila for about 4-5 hours in a private vehicle but if you're taking a public transportation it would probably take 5-6 hours. It is 42 km away from the capital town of Iba, Zambales. Candelaria has a rustic ambiance, the ancestral houses and old structures gives an impression that this town existed from a former period of history. The narrow paved streets as well as with the old and huge acacia and pine trees alongside adds more texture to its appearance.

Will take you to paradise!

From Candelaria town you can take a public transportation going to Dawal Beach, which is the jump off point to the island. You can hire a boat from the resorts along the beach in Dawal going to the little island which would only take 5 minutes! Isn't that quick enough?

Potipot Island has a land area of  approximately 7-8 hectares, in fact you can walk around the island in less than an hour without hurting your feet because of its fine white sands. It is teeming with trees which gives shelter to tourists and clear water where one can frolic and swim with the fish!

Potipot Island is becoming popular among local and foreign tourists, it is a quick weekend getaway with your family, relatives and friends. It could also be a perfect venue for company outings and
pre-nuptial photoshoot!  On the other hand, there are no resorts in the island so you have to book an accommodation in the resorts in the mainland. If you're really that adventurous, just bring a tent and food...and you'll survive! But I have to remind you that there are no toilets available in the island so just let your inventive skills carry on with it. Just don't leave your trashes in the island, there are few caretakers who maintains cleanliness and order in the island, so please let us not be a burden to them. Thank you for reading.


1. Take a bus going to Sta. Cruz, Zambales and tell the driver to drop you in Candelaria. Take a tricycle and tell the driver to drop you at the beach resorts near Potipot Island. There are boats which takes tourists in the island which only takes for abou 5-10 minutes.

2. If you're driving a car, take NLEX exit at Dau. Drive towards SCTEX exit at Tipo going to Subic Base exit at Subic town. You'll pass by several towns in Zambales, just follow the signage going to Masinloc and Candelaria. Travel time is 4-5 hours.