Boracay of Cavite
by CAVITE.INFO on 03/14/2012 - 06:25 pm
You don’t have to fly all the way to Aklan to experience boracay beach, there is a beach named Marine Base beach resort located at Ternate Cavite near the famous Puerto Azul beach resort. Some people would call it Boracay de Cavite because it also have white sands and clear blue waters like what you see in Boracay in Malay Aklan, but it is actually a base camp of the marines and also their training grounds. It is really hard to go there if you don’t have your own car. I went there together with my friends’ last summer vacation, but before we head straight on our destination, we had to stop at a wet market at ternate cavite to buy some fresh sea foods and other stuffs that we need.
Unlike the real Boracay which is highly popular, well developed and explored, Cavite's Boracay is not even known to some of Caviteneos, sad to say, the place is more known as the "marine camp", the only marine training ground in the whole country, the same place where the"Balikatan" (Filipino and US Marines joint training) is being held from time to time.
No public transportation is available; you will need private vehicle to reach the place. But travel will be pleasant, you will be entertained by the beautiful sceneries as you move along in the smooth asphalt road in the midst of the thick rainforest..... cool breeze.... monkeys by the road... singing of different bird species... distinct sound of an insect especially in the afternoon.... exhilarating experience of a magnetic field slowing down your vehicle.
From Metro Manila to Trece Martires City using ordinary bus fare would be about P55 (over US$1) per person. From there, you may hire a Van for about P2,500 ( US$54) for a day in a round trip to the camp and back to Trece Martires City. Hotels nearby are about P1,000 to P3,000 (US$21 to 50) per person per day. If you are in real budget trip just tell me I can offer my hut for about P200 per day, (that is over US$4) but i'm warning you, there will be a lot of sacrifice to do with this accommodation, but if you like extra challenge, why not?
Boracay of Cavite is just one of the many tourist spots to visit. I would recommend Shrine of Aguinaldo in Kawit, you can enjoy a beautiful resort like IslandCove also in Kawit, Tagaytay the home of smallest Taal volcano in the world, horseback riding is available in many areas of the town, the cable car in Picnic Groove Resort, you can as well taste the famous amadeo coffee, Bulalo, (Boiled Beef/Bone marrows) mushroom burger, authentic bird's nest soup for only P400 (US$9) in Balinsasayaw resto in Silang. But this is not my subject matter as of this time, i'll discuss all of these one at a time.