How To Get To Puting Buhangin/Kwebang Lampas

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I have been receiving email/Twitter/Instagram questions on how to get to this place. It is because of my recent picture posts on Instagram which is also linked to my Twitter and Facebook accounts. The pictures were taken last year during my first backpacking adventure.

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Travel Time

Kwebang Lampas is located in Barangay Isla Polo in Pagbilao, Quezon. According to Apple maps, it is about 140KM from Manila and travel time is about 5 to 6 hours if you take the public transportation. I don’t know about getting there by driving a car since I don’t drive. πŸ™‚

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Taking Public Transportation

If you are from Metro Manila, you can ride a bus going to Lucena City. Recommended to take JAC Liner as they have several bus stations and have trips every hour. They have bus stations in Kamias, Quezon City and Buendia-Taft, in Pasay. These stations have trips to Lucena. The trip to Lucena is approximately 4 hours. There are few ways to get to Kwebang Lampas:

1.) Once you arrived at Lucena Grand Central Terminal you can ride a jeepney going to Pagbilao. Then another jeepney to Brgy. Isla Polo. At the terminal in Isla Polo you need to take a tricycle going to the jump off.

2.) Another way of getting to the jump off from Lucena is by taking the mini bus going to Calauag or any buses going to Bicol. Just tell the driver to drop you off at Crossing to Isla Polo. Once you reached the crossing, wait for the jeepneys going to Isla Polo. Or you can hire a tricycle going to the jump off. (Not recommended for first timers as you might get lost).

3.) From Manila you can ride a bus going to Bicol and get off at Pagbilao-Crossing to Isla Polo. I am not sure how much the fare would be and how long is the travel time. I haven’t tried this one. Again, not recommended if you are not familiar with the place yet.

Wait, don’t get too excited! You still need to cross the river by the boat. Then you have the choice to either trek to the beach for about 10-15 minutes. Or cross the sea for about 3-5 minutes.

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Breakdown Of Fares

Php219 – Bus from Kamias to Lucena Grand Central Terminal

1.) Php10- Jeepney from Lucena to Pagbilao
Php40- Jeepney from Pagbilao to Isla Polo (They wait for passengers & may take up to 30 minutes to an hour waiting time)
Php150- Tricycle from Isla Polo to the jump off

2.)Php24- Mini bus from Lucena to Pagbilao crossing
Php300-Tricycle from crossing to jump off

Php20- Roundtrip of boat ride
Php250- Optional boat ride to the beach after crossing the river
Php70- Entrance to the beach
Php100- Overnight stay

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Bring your own food, tent, water, and lamp if you intend to stay for overnight. The care taker have a sari-sari store but expect for a much higher price. They have soft drinks, junk foods and noodles. If you want to take a bath you have to pay for the water for Php50 per container(30liters). They already have comfort rooms. No electricity yet.

Things To Do:

Beach bum
Snorkeling
Caving
A little trekking to the beach
Island hopping
Star gazing (recommended)

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Don’t forget to bring your mosquito repellant and sunscreen/sunblock. Also be extra careful of jellyfish. A friend of mine got stung big time. But other than that, this place is a paradise. White sand and turquoise water. And of course, it won’t be called Kwebang Lampas for nothing! You can swim inside the cave during high tide. Enjoy the beach and take care!

The information on this blog about rates and fees are based on my second visit last June 19-20, 2012.

Do you have any questions or comments regarding this article? Feel free to get in touch with me by leaving a comment here or you may send me an email at victoriousjay1@gmail.com. I’m also on Twitter. Please follow me @gladJAYtor. Also on Instagram, @Traveling_GladJAYtor. Enjoy your trip and keep safe!

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53 thoughts on “How To Get To Puting Buhangin/Kwebang Lampas

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    • Hi Angeline,
      If you drive yes. Pag magku-commute, I’m not really sure. Pwede naman siguro pero walang direct bus to Calatagan. Please don’t quote me on this. πŸ™‚ Again, I’m not sure. Di ko pa kasi natry yung ganun kaaga.

  2. Last May 4-5 2013 nagpunta kami dyan. Nice Beach , clear water except sa Caretaker/Management, why? Di sila approachable. May group na nagrent ng tent ang usapan nila umaga kukunin pero sna man lang magpasintabi sila ang ginawa ksi tinanggal na nila ung tent habang nsa loob pa yung tao. Medyo bastos sila pagdting sa customer. May naasar ding group dun ksi ang aga aga naniningil sila ng bayad sa cottage ang ginawa nila sinugod nung gemma. Dapat bawat kilos mo dun may bayad. Daig pa nila Anawangin/Nagsasa na kung tutuusin mas maayos pa ang facility. Abusado porket alam nila mdaming tao..nananamantala sila. Maganda sana ung place ung mga tao lang pangit. Sana man lang sa laki ng singil nyo sana magpatayo kayo ng maayos na C.R at puso man lang..

    • Hi
      Ganun ba sila doon. Punta pa naman kme sa May 15 pno kng may dala na kme sariling mga gmit my corkage b sila doon. Hayss dibale paalisin natin cla doon kapag msama ugali nila. Hahaha . Sa dame ng nabasa kong blog thank u tlaga at least I know what to expect to the people there. And so really looking forward to this trip..sana lang wG umulan..

    • Totoo to. Sobrang bastos nung caretaker, si Gemma. Sinabihan ba naman kaming WALANGHIYA dahil lang nagstart kami ng bonfire. Nagpaalam naman kami at sabi pwede naman daw basta dun na sa dulo ng cove, malapit sa bundok. So dun banda namin nilagay yung bonfire. Nung inumpisahan na namin yung apoy lumapit yung isang sa staff, sabi ilayo pa raw yung bonfire, di naman kami nagalit at pumalag e, sabi namin “okay, ililipat namin” dahil di naman kami mga bastos na tao. Nung ililipat na namin nagulat kami bigla kami sinugod nung Gemma, her exact words were ” Mga walangya naman o, kung alam ko lang! Wala ako pinayagan na mag-bonfire dito kahit kelan dahil masusunog yung buhangin!” Nagulat talaga kami kasi napaka-mahinahon naman nung usap namin nung staff nya and okay lang naman samin na patayin yung bonfire, kaso bakit ganun sya magsalita? Another thing, bawal na nga bonfire tapos di pa sila magpoprovide ng ilaw sa tent nyo. Nag-overnight kami dun e, grabe talaga as wala kaming ilaw buti nagdala kami ng flashlight. Okay talaga yung place kahit mejo hassle puntahan sulit naman pero ibang klase yung kabastusan ng caretaker.

      Nung paalis na kami naka-kwentuhan pa namin yung nag-service samin papunta and pabalik ng isla. Ang sabi nung driver maraming beses na raw napa-barangat yung si Gemma, dami raw talaga nagereklamong guests. Di ko alam bakit di pa rin sya pinapalitan.

  3. and yun sa 100 po per overnight. per person din po ba yun or per night lang. kasi may entrance na na 70 diba?

  4. konti info po, if your facing sea, sa left side po may mga maliliit na under water cave medyo delikado due to under water current at wave pero sa mga mahilig mag snorkel at konting diving try nyo yun. at baon kayo ng ingat at tapang malalim dun sa part na yun, as in malalim talaga! me kasama ako nag punta kami dun da best yung scene sa ilalim at yung mga cave pwedeng pasukin. parang sa mga movies ko lang nakikita yung mga yun! try try din!!!

    dala pala kayo ng any floater incase mapagod sa kakalangoy, hindi kase pwede humawak sa mga bato matalas at delikado lumapit mahirap tay-mi-ngan (timing) yung mga wave..baka mahampas sa wall ng bato…

  5. Please be informed Kwebank Lampas is no longer excepting overnight stays. We will be renovating the resort. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Thank you. We hope to see you soon at our new and improved overnight facilities.

  6. Hi hanggang kailan yung renovation? May family were planning to go there aalis kami ng Sat ng madaling araw and plan namin mag overnight.. is it done?

  7. wag muna mga yon mga kabayan. medyo may tension sa ngayon. dahil inatasan na supreme court si ex- gov Eduardo Rodriguez na mag voluntary exit sa nasabing property at isauli sa tunay na may ari ng lupa ( Lukang family) pero hangang ngayon di pa rin umalis ang kanyang aliporex at tuloy ang pambabastos sa mga cosstumers. gusto pa yata kaladkarin ng sherrif at pulis ang mga yon? ano kaya?

  8. GUSTO KO NAMIN PUMUNTA JAN PERO DALAWA LANG KAMI NG GF KO INTERESTED.PER HEAD BA YUNG BOAT RIDE PAPUNTANG PUTING BUHANGIN? AND DUN BA SA JUMP OFF KAMI MAGHAHANAP AT SASAKAY NG BOAT? MAGKANO NA KAYA LAHAT LAHAT ROUNDTRIP FARE FROM PASAY THANKS.

  9. Hi. Anyone who has been there just this month or last month? May plan kasi kame ng grade school friends ko pumunta dyan. Kaso may mga nabasa ako sa ibang blogs na hindi na daw maganda at malinis. Gaano po ito katotoo? Di po kaya masayang ang aming time and money sa pagpunta? We plan kasi na mag-isaland hopping sa dampalitan-borawan-puting buhangin…
    Your help will be much appreciated. Thank you. πŸ™‚

    • Hi Ana,

      I was in Kwebang Lampas and we did the island hopping last weekend. A bit crowded na yung place pero malinis parin naman. But we were disappointed with Borawan. Medyo hindi malinaw ang water.

      • Thanks for the reply. We decided to experience Tingloy first since taga Batangas din kame. Sariling probinsya muna, hehe..
        We can still do island hopping there. And I think less crowded don..:)

  10. Pwede pa rin po ba overnight sa Puting Buhangin? Me and my boyfie’s planning to spend our weekend there. πŸ™‚

  11. Mix, sorry for the late reply. I supposed by this time alam mo na ang sagot sa tanong mo. Anyway, for the benefit of those who haven’t been to Kwebang Lampas, the answer is yes. But you have to pay for the water. I think 50 pesos yung isang container. I hope you enjoyed your trip, Mix!

    • ok p b d2 ?? plan nmin pmnta nxt nxt week for overnyt… prang dami n nega feedbacks wala po b ikaw maadvise n pde nmen dayuhin nxtnxt week near mnila lng for long weekend… many thanks

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