One of the hidden paradise in the town of Claveria is nonetheless the Sentinela Cove, home to the Ubing-Ubing of the Cagayan. This particular place in Claveria is ideal for beach goers, unlike the coast in the Poblacion area, Sentinela is enthroned with white sand and the current is more tender. And if you're feeling to just dip in an unsalty water, the stream is just around reunited to the sea, the water won't go higher than the knee.
Ubing-Ubing, as told in the legend, is the offspring of Lakay-Lakay and Baket-Baket, who in their greediness was turned into a rock. At the back of my head, I'm asking myself why the story of the rock formations can be given such partiality?
Moving on, Sentinela beach is hidden from the national highway. It was about a few hundred meters away when you saw the arch of Barangay D. Leano. There are no markers going there, the only sign that you are not lost is the village's arch and the waiting shed along the road and if you've seen Bantay Kalbo at the far right, the hill with the communications tower, you are already in the stretch of Sentinela beach.
From Claveria marketplace, there are jeepneys bound Sanchez Mira, just tell the driver to drop you off at the Barangay D. Leano archway (I think is the only access going to the cove), that's about 15 minutes or less jeepney ride from the market. Walk straight to the cemented path til you reach the dirt road, portion of the roadway going to the beach is unpaved.
You may also want to ride the tricycle from Claveria town proper, just tell the driver to bring you to Sentinela beach or tell them to bring you to Ubing-Ubing. Follow the same trail going to the highway and hail for either a jeepney or tricycle back to the marketplace.
Bring your own provisions especially water or your hydro packs if you wish to stay longer. Best time to go there as told is early morning or before sunset.
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