Dapa is a Filipino word means to lay someone flat on his chest or stomach and the rugged beauty of the island look like up side down of a mountain rock. Maybe that’s the reason why they called it Dapa.(good observation right.hahaha)
Like what our tour coordinator said that the island has a different appeal, not the usual island that we all think of. Dapa has narrow shores with craggy rugged features and rock formations.Trip to this island isn’t complete without climbing the top of its huge up side down rock formation. Be careful since the rocks can be very rough believe me because it ruin my favorite elephant pant that I bought in Thailand when I sit on rock while taking my selfie.hahaha
Dapa Island was just a glimpse. It was like a grand opening number of an amazing island that we were about to experience. The farthest Dapa Island is said to have a cave home to a number of sea snakes.That is why you will see a lot of hole at the rock. I think we have explored the island more than we expected.
Perfect place for dive/jump shot !
We left the island late afternoon to go to Sombrero Island where we planned to spend the night and have some short program for the “Couragean”, name of our group.
By the way this rock ↓ where I stand have a lots of small shells and small fiddler crabs.
How to get to Dapa Island of San Pascual, Masbate
If you’re coming from Manila, there are buses that would take you to Naga City or Daet Camarines Norte , check these Bus Operators : Superlines, DLTBCo., Philtranco, Amihan Buslines, Elavil . It takes 8 hours land travel from Manila to Bicol Region.
You can also ride a plane going to Naga if you have enough budget.Check flight schedule and fare here; Cebu Pacific & Philippine Airlines. It takes 45mins by plane from NAIA, Manila Airport to Naga Airport.
From Manila ride a bus and get off to Naga City bus Terminal then ride a bus and get off to Tambo, Pamplona. From the crossing area ride a jeep that will take you to the port of Pasacao. You can directly ride a jeep at jeepney terminal in Naga city located at the back of LCC Mall.
From Daet Bus Terminal ride a bus or van and get off to Tambo, Pamplona from crossing, ride a jeep that will take you to the port of Pasacao.
There are 3 trips from Pasacao port going to San Pascual, Burias Island. Once you arrive at the town of San Pascual, you can rent a boat for an island hopping going to Dapa and other islands. It is better to coordinate at the local tourism office of San Pascual for you to get the best rates for boat rental and also for proper assistance and for the safety.
There are tour operators that serve Burias Island island hopping tours if you need a hassle free travel to this beautiful place. Feel Free to contact PJ Gonzales– 09396316372. He organized our island hopping and he did a great job to our group for only 2000 pesos (25pax) we really enjoy our Burias Island Hopping for 1 night and 2 days tour, good food, friendly staff and of course beautiful islands. Superb worth it!
Check the Tiled Columns ↓(Photos are owned by Couragean)