Real, Quezon Adventure Trip!
Definitely one of my favorite easy-access destination from Manila is Real, Quezon. Only a 4-hour van/bus commute or a 3.5 hours by private car, Real, Quezon, is a good destination for thrill seekers not to mention a scenic one too. If you leave Manila before 5:00am you will be awed by a sunrise on the horizon making Laguna’s rice fields gold during the harvest season.
A tour participant described it as “a slice of paradise” and I call it “quick escape for real adventure.” When I think about Quezon, I think about the romance of Sierra Madre mountain range and the Pacific Ocean. Having said that- Quezon Province presents weekend warriors lots of opportunities for adventure.
When you talk about surfing, Real is great for beginners with a nice left and right handers. A choice of beach break or river mouth. The spot is pumping during the Amihan season which is October till March but locals said the waves are ready for some action by late August. One of the reasons #JJtours chose this place as one of the regular destination.
Because of the lush mountains, Real is home to lots of large rivers that are good for rafting. Maybe not like the big ones as Chico River in Kalinga and CDO-Bukidnon. The river in Brgy. Tanauan is definitely an option if you are looking for some quickie fun over the weekend. The local river tubing/rafting here is altogether different from the ones we see often because the local guides puts together large tire tubes and then tops those with bamboo planks so visitors are sit on them. On the shallow parts of the river the guides are forced to push the visitors but there are definitely nail-biting areas where vacationers get facial plashes of cold river water. Plus there are spots where guest can rest and just dip in the water.
And when we talk about mountains, we also have to talk about waterfalls. There is no shortage of waterfalls in Real alone. Just a kilometer away from the surf spot is Balabag Falls and drive another kilometer is Nonoc/Nonok Falls which has a pretty spacious basin for swimming. For adrenaline-junkies there is a rock where you can jump about 15 feet. Don’t forget to scream as it helps take away tension and fear. Go ahead and experience a rush of energy as your feet touch the water.
BEACH CAMPING & BOODLE FIGHT
Want to experience these but don’t know how?
#JJtours are offering REAL ADVENTURE TOUR on the ff dates:
October 11-12: Join Real Adventure Tres <—– Click the link
Check the FB link for details. Add more fun to our life and meet new friends along the way. See you in Real, Quezon!!
Not yet sold? Here’s a utopic video edit from our latest excursion:
Commending Albert Atienza for putting this amazing video clip together!!
Join us on our next trip!! Register now: https://www.facebook.com/notes/journeyingjames/real-adventure-tres-october-11-12/833901619967864