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“Beautiful views, Nice trek”

Apo Island View Deck
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“Beautiful views, Nice trek”
Reviewed 24 February 2014

The view deck was not much known to the people on Apo island, hence this was a bit of a discovery trek. The views on reaching it were fantastic, and I spent about 30 minutes just sitting here. I wish I had brought some drinks / food along as it would have been more relaxing to just sit here, eat, drink and chill.

I DO recommend going during the day - I did an early morning (pre-sunrise) trek to the view deck and it was great.

How to reach -
Go through the village, to reach the base of what is called the " Butterfly trek" - it is near the older marine sanctuary (on the south east corner) which is closed now (due to the earlier typhoon). There is a big sign board for this trek and a small nipa cottage at the beginning. It is a bit steep at times, just wear good shoes 9no sandals or flip flops!). The trek has a rope running along all through so you won't get confused about the path

Time taken = 45 minutes one way

What is at the view deck?
A simple nipa cottage (with a few broken boards! careful!) and places to sit and enjoy the view. No people, no kiosks - all you can hear is the crashing of waves below. The views of the island, rocks below and coral fringed seas are amazing!

Advice and Tips -
1) Wear good walking shoes / sneakers / trekking shoes
2) Bring ltos of water along - you will feel thirsty and there is no water en route
3) Wear a good hat - it gets sunny
4) Bring your camera (!)
5) Bring a backpack so that your hands are free to hold (branches and rocks!) while climbing up
6) Bring some food and drinks along so that you can sit a while and enjoy the views.
7) Do the treks during daylight. DO NOT attempt an evening trek unless you plan to stay overnight on the viewing deck (something which I want to do next time!). There are no lights or habitations en route. Remember it will take 45 minutes to walk down.

Visited March 2013
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