Cagbalinad Island was our second stop right after visiting Lahos Island. Travel time from Lahos to Cagbalinad took about 10 minutes. Cagbalinad is actually an islet with small beach that is swallowed by water during high tide. The sand was very fine and white and compact. In fact, we didn't see any footprints on the beach - a sign that no other visitors were here when we arrived. We had the beach to ourselves!
From among the islands that we visited, I think this was one of those that offers privacy and relaxation. The receding sand and water due to low tide created spacious gaps at the base of rocks where you can take shade and lie beneath. One of our guides took a nap under one of the huge rocks while we strolled around the island.
The impressive feature of this islet are its beautiful rock formations. Thrill-seekers would find this place a good spot for rock climbing adventures. What actually amazed me was the panoramic view of Gota Island right across it. The view was nothing short of spectacular and perfect for landscape photography. We couldn't resist taking the opportunity to take a lot of photos. We couldn't take our eyes off of the scenery in front of us.
Read more about my Caramoan series:
- Part 1 - The Journey to Caramoan Island
- Part 2 - Caramoan Island Hopping: The Short Trip
- Part 3 - Caramoan Island Hopping: The Long Trip
- Part 4 - St. Michael Archangel Church of Caramoan
- Part 5 - Quick Side Trip to Camsur Watersports Complex (CWC)