During our first visit, I knew for a fact that we are going back to Dasol – that is for sure! The smiles and feedback that I was getting from everyone in the trip was a strong proof. They were all happy; they really did enjoy. So when my Father’s Birthday Trip to Calaguas Island got cancelled due to typhoon, without any second thoughts, my Father opted to go back to Balinmanok Beach instead.
How to get to Colibra Island? Well, it is pretty easy. From Balinmanok Beach, you may rent a boat to do the island hopping which will bring you to 3 islands – Colibra Island, Cabacungan Cove, and Crocodile Island. In our part, when we saw Colibra Island, we were all contented that we decided to just stay there instead.
Boat rental fee ranges from Php1200 to Php1300 – this already includes the entire island hopping, a guide, and life vests. Boat ride would be approximately 30 minutes or so; make sure to leave the mainland around between 6AM – 7AM to ensure much smoother boat ride.
Colibra Island is actually an islet and can be explored in less than 30 minutes. It is a combination of rocky and sand parts. Tip: Do not settle on the part where the boats dock – the waves there are strong and one can barely have a good and relaxing swim.
Go for a short walk to the western end part of the island and you will see the best part of the island; the water is crystal clear and warm. It is also the best spot for swimming and snorkeling.