I almost forgot I still have pending post about my summer, and I’m trying to remember when was this, lol. Well, summer went off so fast that I am so bothered being not ready for school. And so we went to this beach called Tangkaan. Tangkaan Beach Resort is located at the Southern tip of Maasin City, in Padre Burgos. Tangkaan beach consists of beautiful rock formations and proves to be different from the many since it is a white sand beach, thus making the water so clear, while the rest of Leyte’s beaches is made of black sand. Anyway, it was so good.
We went there just after a heavy trek during our visit to Monte Cueva, so yes it was of the same day. I’ve visited Tangkaan before, twice I guess. I was still so young back then, and so happy to be back with a few changes. I’m also happy how they truly maintained the cleanliness around the place. I actually felt like I was in Cebu, to think Padre Burgos has the only white sand beach around the province of Leyte, or am I right?
From Ormoc City to Maasin, it usually takes 2 to 3 hours but it’ll be more fast and accessible with private cars. But no worries, there are a lot of bus terminals in between that would take you to your destination. From the city of Maasin to Padre Burgos, it would take not more than 45 minutes. I bet there are motorcrycles or habal-habals that would take you to the beach. (Note: Be more vigilant, and negotiate with the drivers first). Upon reaching, parking areas are provided for Php 60. There is a private resort and just a few steps down is the public beach. Entrance fee is only Php 5, which is very affordable. And cottages are usually at around Php 100 to Php 500.
Since most of the beaches in Leyte consist of black sand, perhaps Tangkaan Beach Resort is a lot different and in demand. Though it is in demand, only a few still get to visit the place from time to time. We were there during a weekday, it was so peaceful, but people there told us it gets really crowded during the weekend. I was so happy we were able to enjoy it like we were the only people there.
With the Php 5 entrance fee, you’ll get to enjoy a crystal clear water with the view of the Limasawa Island and a very peaceful & out of this country vibe. With my cravings for the salt water, I hurriedly plunged in to the water. I was aiming for a tan skin but I ended up with a tomato face.
Island life it is. Before we went straight to the beach, we had a stop over at Padre Burgos’ market to get something we can eat. Happy tummy because we had some Sinugba and my mom’s home-made chicken, plus a bottle of Coke and the view. It was a day I couldn’t be more happier than just being with my family enjoying a good time by the beach.
I would love to tour you around. I want to go back too! #Summer2016 was a great one, I would honestly love to rewind the funfilled moments I got to spend with my family. Summer is by far the longest break I could get to spend in the province. Whether “school stuff” like it or not, I always grab the chance to go home. During summer, I get to spoil myself with all the little trips me and my family never planned about. Glad to have parents who are always on the go.
What to love about Tangkaan Beach Resort
1. No Karaoke. I love how they never planned on putting one to maintain the solemnity of the place.
2. Lavish place with a cheap and affordable entrance fee and cottages.
3. Unpolluted water and the place as a whole.
4. Undiscovered by tourists, appreaciated by locals.
I want to list a whole lot more, but I want you to discover it yourself. Hope this trip is convincing enough to let you try it on your own. Yes, I will hundred percent recommend the place. Oops, a lot of people were saying sharks could be anywhere there even on shallow areas, but I don’t think so. We enjoyed it a lot, but still pay more care. Visit soon?