Dec 17, 2011

Family Get-together in Matabungkay, Batangas

This is another late post that I have kept months ago. Our family went to Matabungkay to enjoy our summer. We heard that there are bamboo rafts with huts that we can rent for the whole day there so we did a reservation through a referral. The raft was sailing the whole day at the beach so we brought everything we need in there. The raft has a small hut where we can take a little rest or if we want to change clothes. The scenery was great and the beach water was very clear.

This was not exactly our raft, I just want to show you how it looks like. Ours is bigger than those since there are more than 10 people in our raft. We also also had barbecues while our raft was sailing courtesy of the owner of the raft. They are really accommodating and friendly.

Cool! I saw a man selling ice cream on the beach. His box has a floater so it would just float on the water.

It was really a total relaxation for us since we all just swim and eat the whole day. It was a time wherein we had to forget stress and just enjoy what we're doing. I had fun looking over the different colors and types of fishes and corals. Manong, one of the owners of the raft guided me on the part where I can lots of fishes and corals. Of course I took some pictures of them but too bad my camera is not an underwater camera so I wasn't able to get nice shots. I guess I should buy one since I love going to the beach.

Anyways, I still managed to take some quite nice photos... just a little blurred though:

We saw lots of starfishes here. They come in different sizes and colors.

We saw lots of sea urchins while on our way back to the shore. Scary!


  1. i haven't experience this bamboo raft thing, it looks fun and relaxing, problem lang pag need mag c.r. malayo...=)

  2. Wow, floating ice cream vendor? pretty cool!

    I miss being with my family back home :(

  3. @michi - it's very fun. Try niyo rin sis. Yun lang problem. They have a boat naman so they can bring you the shore just in case.

    @bechay - kelangan ko na lubusin ang time with family baka biglang mamiss ko din sila pag wala na ko sa Philippines.

  4. We (my family and I) used to go to Matabungkay every summer. I have been there for more than 10 times na ata.. haha.. We haven't been there for 3 years now though. We love the water when our raft sail far from the shore. Malinis talaga ang tubig compared sa malapit sa beach.. :) We always buy fresh fish and squid sa nearby market before going to Matabungkay para i-grill sa raft.. ^^

    Anyway, glad you enjoyed your summer outing and I love the photos you took! Akala ko nga you used an underwater camera.. :)

  5. Thanks Sumi. I only used a waterproof case for my camera.

  6. There is nothing that can adventurised your summer then this visit.The sea creatures are always a having some interesting and adventuring knocks..Thanks for sharing this..have fun with creatures and fishes.


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