Cuevang Lampas: A Unique Beach at the South

Last weekend my friends and I make our way to the South from Angono, Rizal to Pagbilao, Quezon. On our motorcycle we ride at 5am with only a destination on mind but no specific spot to go except a place to stay for the night.

About 10am when we reach Pagbilao, Quezon. Talked to a local for a good spot to go or what would they offer to a tourist when on their town. “Cuevang Lampas” are the words that came out of his mouth.

At first I thought we don’t have time to hike a mountain for it’s almost in the middle of the day and it’s getting pretty hot. But I was wrong, the local told us that it is a beach resort with a unique attraction. A cave that goes through the other side of a hill.

Direction to Cuevang Lampas

“What the Hell! Let’s go!” we rode to a place we really don’t know. With little details from the local that suggested it. Direction that we got was to go straight about 30-40 minutes ride after Pagbilao town proper. We ride till we got to a place where an intersection was located, no choice but to ask direction. What we got was “Go straight on the road on the right till you reach the Power Plant then go left till you reach a gate. There you get more direction.

For travelers from Manila taking the Bus:

Ride a bus (JAC Liner, JAM Liner) to Lucena City Grand Terminal
From the terminal ride a jeepney bound to Pagbilao.
Take mini bus going to Unisan and alight at Polo Crossing (rail road)
From there take a tricycle, tell the driver your going to Cuevang Lampas
This will lead you pass the Pagbilao Power Plant and a bamboo gate
Only a few more minutes to the beach, take the rough road to a lake,
there where you will take a boat ride across the lake then a 10 minute walk to the Beach Resort


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We can’t believe how long the ride was to get to that gate after the Power Plant. It took us another hour to get there. Then paid PHP30.oo for entrance to a rough road going to the next stop. There we will need to ride a boat to get across a lake to the resort. Then a 8-10 minutes walk to the resort.

It was worth it. The place is a paradise!

If your lucky you will be the only tourist on the place. You got the whole white sand, clear blue water and relaxing place for yourself.

You will need to pay PHP70.oo to view the cave (PHP20 for the back and forth boat ride and PHP50 to view the cave) for the resort it’s free (just don’t go to the cave.

This place is worth returning to with more friends and family.

 

8 thoughts on “Cuevang Lampas: A Unique Beach at the South

  • November 13, 2012 at 2:01 pm
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    Hi. Ask ko lang po if pano yung exact direction papunta doon from manila? or if may contact po kayo dun na nakilala? thanks po.

  • November 14, 2012 at 12:21 am
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    Hi Ruffale Alava,

    Not really familiar how to go there via Bus ride for we got there via motorcycle road trip. But here what I got:

    Ride a bus (JAC Liner, JAM Liner) to Lucena City Grand Terminal
    From the terminal ride a jeepney bound to Pagbilao.
    Take mini bus going to Unisan and alight at Polo Crossing (rail road)
    from there take a tricycle, tell the driver your going to Cuevang Lampas

    Below is a link from google map from where you need to go from the Pagbilao main road (Pan-Philippines H-way). If you have your own ride then all you need to do is follow the road till you reach the Power Plant then go the the left part of the road there will be the entrance gate that will inform you where you will need to go. You will need to pass the following from the main road :
    1. Polo Crossing/rail road crossing
    2. power distribution post
    3. elementary school
    4. big bridge connecting to the Volcano Island (google map)
    5. Pagbilao Power Station

    http://bit.ly/TYxAUx

    But I would recommend to go to the Silangan Nayon Park and Restaurant, they will arrange a trip to Cuevang Lampas via boat ride. Direction via google map provided below:

    http://bit.ly/UBuUOV

  • March 30, 2013 at 12:59 pm
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    Good day,

    Would just like to ask if the power plant at grande island is a safe place to park one’s car over night, en route to cuevang lampas? I am planning to bring my family there. But is the terrain manageable enough for me to bring my kids? they’re age 4 and 8 years old.

    Ken

  • April 2, 2013 at 1:42 am
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    Hello Ken,

    Yes, I believe you can park your car near the Power Plant or park it on the river bank where you will be taking the boat ride. There are good folks there that can take a look at it. And yes your kids can manage the terrain if not you can carry them with less effort.

  • April 27, 2014 at 3:24 pm
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    Maganda po ang Beach! Kakaiba at talagang masarap pong maligo dahil malinis ang tubig. Kaya lang kailangan po ng training ng mga staff. HIndi po kasi sila magalang at pangit magtrato ng bisita. At kailangan pong ayusin ang mga cr at pasilidad. Pagkababa po ng bangka ay dapat ayusin ang daan na lalakaran papuntang beach, nakakatapilok po kasi ang mga bato. Dapat po ay nakalagay na kung magkano ang mga babayaran ng guests sa parking area pa lang.

  • April 27, 2014 at 3:38 pm
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    Nagulat po kami ni Kuya Ralph, bigla mahal ng entrance fee, sa internet po kasi ay 70 pesos lang ang nakalagay na entrance fee. naging 185 pesos ang entrance fee ngayon. pero nag enjoy na rin kami. salamat.

  • April 28, 2014 at 1:55 am
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    Hello Russel,

    Yes, increase in tourism will do that. Especially if more people is beginning to know of the area. Still for less than 200 pesos you still enjoy a great beach that is not to crowded.

  • April 28, 2014 at 1:57 am
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    Hello Ralph,

    The road or the short trek to the beach really needs improvement and the staff is not really trained people. But more of locals assigned by the owner of the resort.

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