Cagayan - Meeting the Locals of Punta Verde, Palaui Island

After enjoying the prestine white sand beach of Anguib, we proceeded to Punta Verde located at the southeast tip of Palaui Island. It took us about 10-15 minutes to reach its shoreline. Upon arrival we were greeted by the fishermen from the small fishing community residing in the island. It was around 11:00 AM, they were busy fixing their boats and with their daily catch.

Punta Verde is where tourists and visitors can camp if they wish to visit Cape EngaΓ±o lighthouse by foot. This is where the 5.571 kilometer trail to the lighthouse starts. Trekking to the lighthouse by foot usually takes 3-4 hours depending on your pace.

If you plan to stay overnight in Punta Verde, it is suggested that you bring your own camping equipment as there are no hotels, resorts or guesthouses here. Bring your own food and potable water as well. You should register at the Marines' barracks for monitoring and security purposes.

As the beach is not that appealing to us, we didn't swim at the beach. We just talked with some locals at the shoreline selling souvenirs made of sea shells. My friend bought some.

If only we have more time, we would love to stay longer as we wanted to explore Punta Verde more. There's an Eco-historical trail and waterfalls nearby, but I guess that would be next time.


By Land: From Manila, take a direct Florida bus bound for Sta. Ana, Cagayan. Buses from Sampaloc terminal leaves daily, check with the bus company for the schedule of trips call (02)743-3809. Travel time takes about 15 hours. Alternatively, you could take a bus bound for Tuguegarao which takes about 10-12 hours; and then transfer to a passenger van or bus going to Sta. Ana. Travel time is 3-4 hours and fare is around 180 pesos.

By Air: Take a plane bound for Tuguegarao City. From there, take a passenger van or bus going to Sta. Ana. Travel time is 3-4 hours and fare is around 180 pesos. Airphil Express flies daily to Tuguegarao City!

From the town center of Sta. Ana, take a tricycle (15 pesos each) to San Vicente port. Look for the visitor's center to register and to get a boat to Punta Verde. Boat rental depends on the location and to how many destinations you would want to visit.

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This is part of our adventures in Palaui Island and around Sta. Ana, Cagayan last February 6-7, 2013. The town of Sta. Ana in Cagayan offers adventure-seekers the elements of a real adventure trip with a Spanish era lighthouse, awesome beaches, breathtaking panoramas and friendly people. It is truly one great adventure!
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  1. tunay nga kayganda ng Pilipinas salamat sa pagbabahagi mo kaibigan....

    1. Yes .anytime you visit at Santa Ana Cagayan. I'm the one in the photos selling souviners and thanks to this blog so many people see the beauty of Philippines

  2. Nung una akala ko Punta Verde resort sa Gen San yung post mo hehe sa Palaui pala :D Never been to Cagayan, pero i want to go there soon :D


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