Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Our trip to Pundaquit is more of an after-thought than a well planned adventure. It’s actually my wife’s idea of R&R after a heart attack. Initially we were planning to go to Cagbalete but she had an epiphany so we instead decided to go to Pundaquit .
The bus trip to Zambales was a bit un-eventful but quite productive. I tried to categorize the songs in my mobile phone while my wife tries to do her’s. With 500 songs to listen and categorize, i quit after the 2nd hour trying to decide if “Teach me how to dougie” is under hip hop or pop. Lol.
We arrived at San Antonio at exactly 7:30 am. Took a tricycle and went straight to Pundaquit. Going to Pundaquit from San Antonio is one hell of a ride. The dirt road was totally bumpy but tolerable. The numerous farms along the way proved to be a pleasant distraction going to the resort. A good 15 minutes later we arrived at what looks to me as the back entrance of the resort. Believe you me the side street going there has a lot of seemingly un-occupied houses (as it turns out they were un-occupied cottages) that badly need some up-keep.
Canoe resort was a pleasant surprise. Its simple, but caters to meet the basic creature comforts. I believe the selling point here is the service. They're fast, efficient and they always smile....sincerely...which i believe makes the difference.
While i was busy being the shutter bug that i am, my wife was able to make arrangements with the local staff (Mang Juan) for the island hopping trip and to Pundaquit falls. Mang Juan proved to be a very hospitable and friendly tour guide. As we traverse our way to Pundaquit falls, we have seen a lot of awesome places that you will find very interesting...........to be continued.