Experiences and Stories of Biyaheng Palos

Experiences and Stories of  Biyaheng Palos
A Personal Travel Journal

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Saipan Beach in San Jose


It was summer time, and thought of things to be done, I asked colleagues to locate us a body of water so we can immersed ourselves and fight the summer heat. Since we visited the Monasterio de Tarlac that day, we explored the terrains of San Jose to look for the beach that is not a beach.

About 15 minutes away from Monasterio de Tarlac, or when you saw a few fruit stands under the shade of the mango trees, the rugged road will lead you to Saipan Beach. From Monasterio de Tarlac, this is on the left side. There are no signs or markers going to the river, but you can ask the locals so they can guide you. Go easy on the road, if you missed the access road to the river and almost in the area of Lubigan Bridge, you retrace the road back and drive about 1 kilometer.

 
Saipan Beach is or I may say the river is wide enough for everyone to enjoy, there are cottages around where you may want to lease. Just bring your slippers so you won't hurt your feet, just a precaution. There is no entrance fee nor any other premiums  unless you use a cottage on your stay. You can use your cars as your "hut", so you don't have to pay anything. Cars can lodge on the dry space of the riverbed. I have not seen a shower room nor a decent toilet, so don't complain, just swim away, play and experience the fun of drenching yourself in the stream.


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8 comments:

  1. i'm from tarlac and my first time to hear of saipan beach.
    will visit one day. tnx for the post.

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    1. a place worth visiting.
      thanks for the like..

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  2. Hello Palos,

    Can I go camping here? Do I need to pay for rental stuff? Who should I contact with when I get there?

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    1. heya Pot S, i dunno whom to contact, we got there without informing anybody in the area. Maybe once you chose your hut, then a "caretaker" will approach you.

      Camping may be possible with a closed tent. The place is so dark at night so beware of crawling creatures. :)

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  3. hey thanks for this post, my boyfriend is originally from tarlac so we get to visit there sometimes. Not even his relatives knew about this place haha! so thank you. Hopefully by june, saipan is not over-crowded with people. :) now we can enjoy natural waters than just the typical swimming pools in tarlac lol

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  4. have fun and enjoy the beach!
    i mean, the river.. :)
    TY for reading!

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  5. Hello Palos!

    I've been here once in May 2013 the place is stunning! and i am planning to go back with my family again but we heard rumors that theres NPA in the area and crocodiles. Is that true?

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    1. Heya Pam, i have not heard of crocodiles in the area, but i heard they're in the government offices, just kidding. As for the npa, the rumors might just be a warning not to destroy, but rather, protect and preserve the place.

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