Before our Christmas vacation comes to end this year, we decided to visit the rumored beautiful hook- shaped island named Mararison (or Malalison). I often saw photos of it being posted on Facebook. Some friends had detailed that its surrounding waters are clear blue, the sand bar is white and the mountains are chocolate brown during summer time. On this paradise, you can swim, snorkel, catch fish, trek the mountains, lie and roll on the seashore and/or simply relax on wooden beach cottages. Simply enjoy nature at its best!
Join us as we temporarily escape crowded Manila!
To reach Mararison Island, ride a motor driven wooden boat. A lot of ‘pumpboat’ services are available on main island’s Culasi boulevard. To get the best price which suits your budget you have to deal with the inviting boatmen wisely. Sailing usually takes 15-20 minutes, mainly depending on weather condition.
Yeeehey.. we’re getting closer..and closer!
Finally, we stepped on the grounds of the famous island!
Every tourist is required to pay an environmental fee. We paid cash on this barangay’s post.
Further, the people on duty are benevolent to assist you whatever your queries and needs are. Don’t hesitate to ask them nicely what activities your group plans to conduct or the best place to stay during your visit!
Since our time is constrained, we decided to trek the mountains first and would just enjoy the beach after. We climbed the steep mountains with a hired local tourist guide. For some safety and security reasons, the barangay tourism workforce strongly advises visitors to get a tourist guide at an affordable cost and common guys; we should help them earn a living, too!
Climbing the mountains of Mararison is not easy but once you get on top, everything looks awesome! You might consider it a climb of your life.
Ohhrayt! All for travel and love..
See that? That’s Nablag Islet. You can reach it only when it’s low tide.
What I like most about mountaineering on Mararison is that you can finish the awesome adventure in just 2-3 hours.
If it’s only a day of visit, it only means you can have some more time to enjoy other adventures.
Did I say beach earlier? Oh beach, yes please!
See how we enjoy Mararison’s white beach here >> In Mararison you can paint itswhite sandbar with colorful memories!.