I was wedged in between rowdy teenagers and an elderly woman with lots of baggage. The jeepney we were riding in was having a hard time maintaining its steady momentum as it wound its way up to the hill towards Sentinela. The small sliding window behind me gave me a glimpse of a view worthy of a loud wow and solicited from me several omgs. I think of the poor kid now who might have to deal with a hearing problem after that brief encounter with an excited traveler.
The view was magnificent. The sea lapping around the gray sands of a long quiet beach. The intricate rock formations jutting out from end to end. Nothing but the solemn sea. A few kids litter the beach front, playing in their own private world.
|Sentinela Beach, Claveria|
Claveria has long been a dream destination for me. Located at the northernmost tip of Luzon Island, it is a quiet town worthy of my love. Where everyone knows almost everybody. A curious glance at you would cement their suspicion that you are either probably a first-time visitor or a recurring vacationer.
|My mermaid tail in Taggat Lagoon|
The beach babe in me longed to immerse in the clean calm waters of Taggat Lagoon when it was low-tide. Sentinela Cove’s charm brought out the mermaid in me while the main beach fronting Pasaleng Bay caused quite a stir. Locals were eager to watch as a red-tailed mermaid swam happily on their sleepy shores.
|Someday I’ll be Part Of Your World|
How To Get Here
Florida (Sampaloc, Manila) air-con buses plies the Manila-Claveria route at P 800 per person