Last weekend was a blast. I went on an out-of-town trip with the fiancee and his officemates. The place was Infanta, Quezon. Geographically speaking, it is 144 kms. northeast of Manila. We traveled for almost five hours by land and it was one road trip I wouldn’t forget. From the zig zag road to the beach, everything was just cool and fun.
The 10 of us left Manila Friday night using three vehicles. It was one smooth ride despite the traffic and the various checkpoints we encountered on the road. We spent the night in the house of our friend’s uncle. The next morning, we visited our friend’s poultry farm which is actually a family business. There I saw lotsa chicks which were just on their Day 8. These hybrid chickens take only 35 days to harvest for distribution and consumption. I heard they’re an accredited poultry dealer of Magnolia by San Miguel Corp. Cool.
After the poultry farm visit, we headed to the public market to get food supplies before going to the private beach resort (located also in Infanta) to spend the rest of the weekend at.
Amihan Cove Beach Resort, the place we stayed in, was plain and nothing exceptional but had all the basic stuff we needed for a comfortable stay. (We had originally planned to stay at a beach resort in Real, Quezon, but things happened.) It had two air-conditioned rooms, beach huts, and bathrooms with running water. It also had gas stove and grill area for cooking purposes.
Much as I’d like to promote the beach resort we went to, I just can’t. The place needs rehabilitation to be able to attract a steady stream of patrons. In fairness to it, I think it has a lot of potentials. Mang Edgar, the caretaker we dealt with, was very accommodating, too.
The beach, on the other hand, had clear waters and fine brown sand. The sea floor near the seashore was never rocky at all. We enjoyed swimming in the afternoon and the night was spent eating grilled food and drinking lambanog or coconut wine, a popular Quezon produce. (I was a bit surprised to see it in person. I didn’t expect it to be very clear, just like mineral water.) We had clean fun for a few hours before calling it a night.
Sunday morning came pretty fast. But it didn’t stop me from frolicking in the clear Infanta waters once more. I loved the seawater there because it was not that salty. I also haven’t seen any jelly fish or too many trash floating around. It’s nice to know the people in the area are able to maintain the good condition of the sea.
We left Infanta a little over 10:00 a.m. The journey back to Manila was swift. No traffic whatsoever. We stopped by Kainan sa Manngahan for some snacks, but that’s for another blog post over at my food blog.
This weekend getaway in Infanta, Quezon is my first beach trip this summer. I hope it won’t be the last.
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