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Puraran Beach is known among surfers for its long-barrel waves, but it is also a nice place to just relax.

Puraran Beach is one of the well known surfing spots in the Philippines and it is also popular among surfers from other parts of the world. The long-barrel waves, known as “The Majestics”, are what attracts surfers to this cove. The waves break on the coral reef about 200 meters from the shore. I went there with two friends to start a five-day island-hopping vacation.

Puraran Beach is located in the province of Catanduanes. You can fly from Manila to Virac and then take local transport (a bus or jeepney) to Baras, and from there you can hire a trimobile or tricycle to take you to Puraran Beach. When we went there on a weekend in August, there were only a few visitors around as it was not yet the peak of the surfing season.

At Elena’s Majestics Resort were we stayed, only 2 of the bamboo huts were occupied, including ours. It isn’t a tourist spot with night life and restaurants and luxury resorts. It’s a small beach and it’s very cheap to stay there. At Elena’s the food is cheap. The farm behind our hut was quite nice, too.

We spent the afternoon taking a dip in the warm water just near the shore and taking pictures. The water is quite calm there. We stayed only one night because we had to visit other islands, but that one night was very relaxing.

After dinner, my two friends and I sat at the lone rest hut in the beach in front of Elena’s drinking beer and enjoying each others company. We were not noisy. We were content to just look at the stars and enjoy the sound of the waves and feel the cool breeze.

http://www.philippines-travel-guide.com/puraran-catanduanes-surfing-video.html

written by zoe191

15 comments

  1. mephisto19

    mephisto19

    #11 & 18 are wonderful... such a beautiful place...

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  2. sexyinred

    sexyinred

    the first photo is awesome!

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  3. sugiyamasatomi

    sugiyamasatomi

    such a beautiful beach! something we don't have in california...envy...

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  4. cinzinc

    cinzinc

    far out?!

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  5. tommynorth

    tommynorth

    really feeling 11, nice double

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  6. stouf

    stouf

    Veeerry nice gallery ! A real paradise ! 7 and 11 are stunning !

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  7. vicuna

    vicuna

    Beautiful place and wonderful shots!!

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  8. herbert-4

    herbert-4

    Beautiful place wonderful photos, especially #'s 7, 11, 12.

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  9. kernow_and_cambria

    kernow_and_cambria

    Cool location!

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  10. -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    -a-l-b-e-r-t-o-

    thanks to this location I add Puraran beach to my list...

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  11. shutteraddict

    shutteraddict

    wonderful place captured perfectly! =)

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  12. threemoons

    threemoons

    Suggestion--post what camera and film was used for each Location? Loving the pix, wish I had more tech info!!

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  13. threemoons

    threemoons

    Suggestion--post what camera and film was used for each Location? Loving the pix, wish I had more tech info!!

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  14. zoe191

    zoe191

    Thank you all for your comments. I am so glad you like the photos!
    The tags for films and cameras used are in my lomohome albums.

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  15. niguevara

    niguevara

    That's why I love Philippines.

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