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    Potipot Island

    by barbie_sunrise Written Jul 7, 2008

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    Potipot Island

    Potipot Island is a 10-15 minute boat ride from Uacon. It cost 400 pesos to and from the island. They will also ask for an entrance fee of 50 pesos per person but negotiation is possible. Potipot Island has a white beach sand. You can go around the island for 30-40 minutes depending on your phase. Enjoy swimming, snorkling, dreaming, wondering .... anything!

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    Potipot Island

    by dindo_m Written Mar 1, 2008
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    This little island is the reason why Dawal and other resorts have sprang open on the shores of Candelaria, so get there. Its a white sand beach that encircle the island. You can walk the whole perimeter in 15 minutes but an hour or so will probably be most practical since the natural sights and sounds (or silence?) will beckon at different parts of the island!

    You can play on the soft fine sand or even snooze under the shades of big trees (i slept for more than an hour!) with nothing to disturb you. No dogs here like in other beaches all over the country! Less human noise (as of yet anyway) since this is still (so far) off the beaten tourist map! The soft lapping of little waves on the shore, the faintly audible brushing of leaves against each other at every gentle blow of the wind, the occasional bird sounds would be your most prominent lullaby!

    You will truly be away from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

    Oh, there will at times be some teenagers playing their ipods with loudspeakers. But just settle at some distance away from them if you don't like it. There's plenty of space. Then there might be the occasional barkada singing with a guitar. Join in if your wish!

    Don't miss the rocky part on the southwestern beach of this round island. Wear slippers or anything like it if your urban soles are sensitive to coarsier sand - they call it coraline sand! Don't worry, your "fake havaianas" or "crocs by crooks"won't break here! You can catch a glimpse or two of little fishy-fishies by those crevices. Too many good areas for photo-op especially with those big dead tree branches and roots by the water's edge that am pretty sure won't be easily gone from where they are at the moment!

    Now you don't have to try to swim... YOU MUST! The waters here are clear green to dark blue and soothingly salty! If its the bright emerald you're in, the bottom is fine sand. If you venture out to the blue and deep blue part, there will be marine plants, corals, nemo and his cousins and friends! So don't forget that snorkel! Oh, on some parts of this island it starts at as shallow as sheen deep!

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  • Island trip to Potipot

    by Arnell Written May 8, 2006

    You can take a local banca {small boat} to the island about 5/7 min ride to the island for swimming and snorkelling ,no ammenities are there so pack all your own requirements, be prepared to pay around 300 /400 peso for the boat ,this i think is high for the distance travelled,

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