The Serene Island of Potipot Candelaria, Zambales Philippines

Potipot Island is dubbed as "Small White Island" roughly about 7.5 hectares and is located in Candelaria, a 3rd class municipality in the province of Zambales, Philippines. It is also known for Uacon Lake which is considered the cleanest lake in Central Luzon and for its beautiful beach resorts. 

Island of Potipot Candelaria, Zambales Philippines
Camping by the Shore of Potipot Island
The islet is very near to mainland from Zambales, that's why tourists could just ride a boat going to the island in only 8 to 10 minutes travel time from the shore because it's approximately 1 kilometer away. 

Sunset by the Bay in Potipot Island
It's a perfect place to chill and unwind from the stressful life in the city because of its serene ambiance. In fact, you can explore the entire island in about 15-20 minutes. You'll fall in love with the sunset as the white sand glitters from the ray of the crimson sun. 

Potipot Island
Potipot Island 
How to get to Potipot island:

#1 Go to Pasay/Cubao/Caloocan Bus terminal and take the bus going to Sta. Cruz Zambales. Drop at Uacon Barangay Hall in Candelaria, estimated travel time is 6-7 hours. 

#2 Once you in Uacon Barangay Hall, ride a tricy going to jump-off to Potipot island, estimated travel time is 5-10 minutes.

#3 Take the boat to Potipot Island, estimated travel time will be 8-10 minutes.

Potipot Island
The white sand of Potipot Island
Few Reminders:

#1 Bring your food supplies since the food sold on the island is quite expensive. 

#2 Don't forget to bring powerbanks since there's no electricity during the daytime but you can also charge your phones/gadgets at night on one store but will cost 50 pesos.

#3  Reservation is a must during peak season. Here is a list of expenses for you to get your budgeting.

Entrance fee - Php. 100.00 / pax 
Overnight Stay - Php. 500.00 / pax
Two-Way Boat Rental - Php. 400.00 for 5-6 person
Cottage Rental - Php. 2,500.00

You can also buy fresh tuna/fish in the local fisherman and request to grille it. You can rent utensils from the local who you book the tour. They are pretty hospitable

What I really like about this island is the fine white sand and the serene it gives to you. The center of the island is covered with trees and a great place to relax.

Thank you for reading. Till our next travel!

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