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“Filipino Surfing.”
Review of Bagasbas Beach

Bagasbas Beach
Ranked #1 of 8 things to do in Daet
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Reviewed 15 July 2013

We ended our journey through Southern Luzon at the coast of Bagasbas. Here we wanted to stay and take surfing lessons somewhere in the afternoon. On this trip we never booked in advance, so we just arrived with our backpacks and started looking for accommodation which we found in a little ‘resort’ (I forgot the name) at the main road.

We went for a walk and at the end of the pier we noticed a relatively new resort called ‘Bagasbas Lighthouse’. We decided to have dinner here as there was no possibility to eat in our own accommodation. Kitchen and menu were western which was a welcome relieve after a period of philippine food. Beer and fruit shakes (the mango smoothie is a must-try) are provided and you can enjoy them in the so-called ‘bahay kubos’, little relaxing areas. Also the nachos are delicious!

Before we arrived in Bagasbas we came from Donsol at the western part of Luzon where the coastline was completely different. No quiet sea here: the Pacific Ocean is throwing a lot of waves on the beach supported by strong winds. This combination makes the sand filled with coconut shells and pieces of palm trees. The sea however was perfect to learn surfing, an activity we better should have done before noon or in the evening. The sun made us look (and feel) like lobsters!
All in all it was great to end our trip through the Philippines with my first surfing experience. But if you come here just to enjoy the beach, you better go to Palawan.

Thank WouterVG7
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Reviewed 10 May 2013

The beach is kept clean in recent years and is now much more hospitable. There are very strong winds coming in off the ocean. There are large waves which is good for surfing but there is also a strong undertow which is very dangerous for swimmers.

You pay to hire a beach hut but this is needed to shelter from the sun.

When we were there it was very quiet despite being very sunny and in the school holidays.

A new hotel has been completed which was much needed. The other facilities are in much need of upgrade to make them more visitor friendly.

Unfortunately it doesn't look like the airport will be reopened.

Thank Jimmy069
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Reviewed 1 April 2013

Date of visit: March 29, 2013

It's always too crowded and the water is cold. The shore is quite filthy due to garbage. Always watch your kids because always wavy as well.

1  Thank Empress1866
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Reviewed 20 August 2012

Lived for several years in the 80s and 90s near this beach and has visited this beach for countless times then. Just visited here again after more than 10 years and found it to be cleaner and the huts that line the beach are now gone. People take a stroll along the beach front with their friends, kids and partner. More foreigners are discovering this surfing haven and so it has become more of a center for that sports. Our favorite restaurant Leo's is still around for that great fresh seafood cuisines which we always enjoy eating while having the fresh sea wind to cool you off on a hot day.

3  Thank geminitraveller
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Reviewed 10 May 2012

This resort just opened April 2010. situated at the far side of bagasbas Beach, from the road you wont see this Italian inspired restaurant and resort. They got a small pool, 100/head for non-hotel visitors. Hotels/ room rates are ok. They have Trailer houses beachfront which costs around 2500-3500 for 6pax. Hotel rooms are 1750 upto 4000, depending on the number of guests.

They have surfboards to rent, 150/hour and they also offer half day rent.
The restaurant looks like bubba Gump and a bit of Outback steakhouse. Even the toilet is very impressive. Their meals are ok and well served even if it takes 20 minutes plus..
Surfing wise, bagasbas is really paradise for surfers.. The waves are pretty strong to let you learn to surf. The flatness of the grounds wont hurt your feet and knees incase you fall.

14  Thank hanniepex
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