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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