This is it Pansit. May 8, 2014 was the most awaited day of our team. ‘Course it was our team building. After months of planning even without the team huddles we were able to come up with this plan. It even surprised ate Aubrey and I that our itinerary for that day was smoothly followed. From ETD-ETA and some team building activities. We were just jubilant that despite the fact the place was secluded our team enjoyed the stay. It was really priceless.
BUROT BEACH is located in some Barangay in Calatagan, Batangas. It’s easy to get there, especially when you have Mr. Google maps with you (credits to our ever ready teammate Joi for printing the Map). And so… we’re off le’road.
Upon reaching Nasugbu, Batangas, we did a stop over to refill water and buy more Alcohols at a store. Too bad we’re separated from the rest (majority of the team were in the van, Boss together with his girl and a friend and 5 of us were in separate cars.). I knew we missed lots of fun and guffaw. spearheaded by Alvin. But it was an advantage to be in a car right there in front for you’ll get to take photos of those arcs that welcome you every time you reach a certain place. I just really adore my Nasugbu and Calatagan shots here :).
The first and last stop was at Nasugbu and then we headed straight in Calatagan. Oooops, so I heard the van stopped over somewhere in Calatagan to pave way to Ate Merai whose filters were almost about to burst. (Hahaha! ALAK PA!)
Okay, so we’ve reached this town where we had to ask the locals on how to really get to the beach, then we were given a landmark that directs to the road to Burot (I won’t squeal it here. Better find out yourselves).
According to some bloggers, (Thank you, guys! Your blogs are mighty informative) the road to Burot is bumpy and rocky and … ugh! I can’t find the right words. Indeed it is, maybe because we were in a tiny car and we were shaking while traversing the road. We actually knew about it even before we hit the way. We just don’t want Joi to back-out beforehand.
The day was indeed scorching hot when we arrived. We pitched our tents right away and some prepped the food for lunch. The whole day was spent with fun activities. The Beach, wasn’t that stunning as what other bloggers say. With due respect, what might be astounding to your eyes might be just ordinary to mine, but it served its purpose that day. we had fun beachineering. We visited the sand bar, (it’s the first time I saw and experienced it) it was so cool that we ended up playing with starfishes.
At night, with the absence of videoke, we hurled and partied like no tomorrow. Some threw up, some kept their sanity, some had accidents (a memorable one with marks left on her entire body) and some surrendered to sleep.
It was one of the most fun filled team building we organized, despite the flaws of the place (told you not to expect much since this is an undeveloped resort), we were able to bask and forget the stressful life in the city. Indeed, a sulit getaway for the team.
If you are planning to visit Burot, plan ahead and make sure to visit during weekdays to avoid the crowd. This place is not for the members of Alta Sociedad. I’m warning you. No potable water, no decent restroom. It’s far from the sand of Bora. But of course, when it comes to nature tripping, it won’t fall short of your expectation. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and get ready to go!
*SUPER (with cape) late post*