THE DISCRETE CHARM OF POCTOY WHITE BEACH

After our Mt. Malindig climb, we went for a post-climb dip at Poctoy white beach located in Brgy. Poctoy, Torrijos, Marinduque.  It was a 40-minute trike ride from Brgy. Sihi, Buenavista. It’s a 5-minute ride from the Torrijos’s Poblacion.

If you’re looking for a place that is fab and grand, it is not for you. Here, there ain’t bars nor restaurants; no big lights; no elegant sculptures; no concrete cottages; no loud sounds; no crowded people; only a simple yet serene long stretch of beach.

THINGS TO LOVE ABOUT POCTOY WHITE BEACH

4 things that made the beach fully charming—which I truly loved:

Soft and Creamy White Sand

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Scenic View of the Mountain

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Rock Formations 

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Tranquil Beach

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These complete the pure beauty and discrete charm of the beach.

THERE’S MORE TO LOVE ABOUT IT. ITS AFFORDABLE RATES (even free rates!)

Parts of the beach facilities are government-regulated, such as the shower and comfort rooms, so these are FREE for everyone. We entered through an open basketball court, and occupied the beach across it. We didn’t pay any entrance fee, assuming that it’s still part of the government-regulated area (I hope that’s not illegal!). I noticed that no one is guarding at the usual entrance too, maybe because it was already late afternoon.

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Just a few steps away are the cottages, souvenir & sari-sari stores, few rooms, panciteria and silogan We talked to a staff at the panciteria where we ate Lomi. They said that the areas with the cottages are already private so an entrance fee is required.

Here are the rates:

Entrance fee: Student- 25, Adult- 30

Videoke- 100 per hour, unlimited-500

Kayac- 150 per hour

Cottage- 200-day, Overnight-400 (look for Michael Reginio)

Rooms- 1000-1500
HOW WE GOT THERE:

Since it’s a post-climb dip, we got a special trip using a trike from Brgy. Sihi to Poctoy. From Poctoy, we rode the same trike going back to our home at Brgy. Caigangan.

If you are coming from Manila, check my (travel guide) on how to get to the province.

EXPENSES

Trike: 500

Lomi: 100

Want more? Check my blog too about the healing power of Malbog Sulfuric Hotspring. Click here.


Image Credits: Nicole Fullante, Mace Jobelle Grave

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