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Less Touristy Update | How to get to Polillo Island

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Ok, we don’t wanna appear like travel snobs here but we all wanna go somewhere other than the mainstream. Off the beaten track, they say. No things made for tourists, no 7-11s, just the place as it is created since then. Let’s say, Polillo Quezon.

(Featured photo by Adrian Samonte | Instagram @adrisamonte)

Polillo, an island we know would get famous one day. Little by little the place starts to infiltrate our feed so why not see it before overpricing catch up with you?

Polillo, Quezon
Photo by Lea Vinzon | Instagram @leavinzon

Polillo is part of the Quezon province in Philippines. Some of Polillo’s part has made its name to tourism industry especially the Balesin. The whole part of Polillo is considered as off the beaten track because going there is definitely a long travel and not for the chickens.

Polillo spells out island hopping. So the first island we had is the Binumbunan Island or Burger Island. (Yum!)

Polillo, Quezon
Photo by Akkazh Janda | IG: @showmedakash

Hail to Polillo residents who does great effort in maintaining the rich wildlife of the place. Yes, Polillo is greatly known for its biodiversity.

Polillo, Quezon
Photo by Geli Pauli | Instagram @gelipauli

After few selfies we headed to Islang Kukok or Snake Island.

Polillo, Quezon
Photo by LJ Atienza | Instagram @ljytenza
Polillo, Quezon
Photo by Lea Vinzon | Instagram @leavinzon

It is called snake Island because it really has lots of snakes.

Tag someone who is a snake, lol.

Polillo, Quezon, Snake Island

We passed by beautiful sceneries as we headed to our camp site in Anilon Island.

Polillo, Quezon
Photo by Geli Pauli | Instagram @gelipauli

This is the view of Anilon Island where we stayed.

Polillo, Quezon, Anilon
Photo by Geli Pauli | Instagram @gelipauli

Say hi to seashells when you get down the pumpboat.

Polillo, Quezon

Perfect for relaxing coming from a looooong ride.

Polillo, Quezon
Photo by LJ Atienza | IG @ljytenza

This is our campsite. It may look scary but really, it is scary haha. The caretaker said it was built during the Japanese regime in Philippines. By the way, this is the only house in the island, or maybe within my stretch of view.

Polillo, Quezon

We are supposed to have our tents but then the good weather turned bad and so we opted to sleep inside the house. *Tents are included in the tour package

The ff morning we went caving to Puting bato where it is said to house a new specie of tarantula as featured in Inquirer.

Polillo, Quezon, Puting Bato

📌We had our last island hopping around Anilon. We really had a good time there. A lovely kind of blue everywhere.

Polillo, Quezon

Similar swimwear worn in the picture could be found here. From your favorite online shopping store, GoBuy.com.ph.


Lose yourself for the most creative jumpshot with beautiful scenic view.

Polillo, Quezon

Polillo, Quezon

Polillo, Quezon

Polillo, Quezon

We had unlimited selfies with no one to photobomb us. Ok, that was a shallow thought. What is deep is EVERYthing you see connects you to nature. I’d like to think it raised my naturalistic intellegence by 1, or 0.5 haha.

So here’s a picture of us having a real good time in Polillo. I hope you enjoy the place as much as we did 🙂

Polillo, Quezon

How to go to Polillo? – Contacts and budget included

📌 From Magallanes in EDSA going to Ungos Real port, we rented a van. From 12am we arrived in the port at 4:30am. We side tripped for food

📌 From Real going to Anawan port, we took a ferry and lasted for 3 hours. The trip started at 6:30am.

P210/pax

📌 From Anawan port to Bordeos, we took a jeepney that lasted for an hour. The road was muddy clay soil so it turned out to be an amusement ride because it really shook everyone inside.

P150/pax

📌 We took our brunch in Bordeos port before our island hopping.

P1400/pax – island hopping, camping fee, landing fee, 3 sets of meals, cottage, cook set, jeepney transfer fee and drinks

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40 thoughts on “Less Touristy Update | How to get to Polillo Island

  1. Wow so see some great pictures on your article . Polilo island , I never heard before even I live in Infonesia next to Philippine.
    Beautiful island 🌴

    Thanks for sharing the story

    Best regards
    Made , Bali Island

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