I will never get over how awesome Anda is. I’ve been there countless of times but I haven’t gotten tired of travelling there. IT. IS. THAT. GOOD! Not to mention that every time I had the opportunity of going back to Anda, I am with a different set of friends.
I’m sure most of you have never been there or even knew where Anda is. Not to worry dear you. I’ve got you covered. Here are a list of why I love Anda:
1. AWAY FROM THE CITY
Anda is roughly 3 hours away from the city of Tagbilaran. You’d be greeted by the fresh air and easy-going life which is quite new if you’ve been in the city for a VERY long time like I do.
Although Anda is away from the city, it is not exactly out of the civilization. They have surprisingly good internet or phone connection and there are many convenience store to buy your necessities. That is what I like about Anda. You are in a new environment, yet your comfort is still with you on your trip.
2. SAFE FOR CAMPING
Cozy place I’ve got.
There are many places you could stay for the night when you’re in Anda. But for me, the best place you could stay is in your own tents. Anda has a public beach where you could camp out. The best part? It is just beside the police and fire station. Who wouldn’t feel safe when you know there is police around?
3. THRILLING PLACES TO VISIT
Anda is mainly known for their white beaches. But another thing they are known for are their cave pools. Almost every Barangay in Anda has one to offer.
A. Quinale White Beach
Location: Poblacion, Anda
This white beach is conveniently just behind Anda’s church. This is also a public beach which means you could bring anything like your tents, tables, chairs which is awesome if you’re planning to stay there for the rest of the day or even stay the night.
B. Cabagnow Cave Pool
Location: Bacong, Anda
Cabagnow is practically a hole on the ground. And the only way in is to JUMP! This cave pool is pretty much for your adventure seeking friends who are courageous enough to jump into a 25 ft deep cave pool. If you can’t jump that high, it’s ok you poor one (haha). There is a makeshift ladder where you could go up and down the cave so you wouldn’t be out-of-place or worse, be the designated photographer of the group up on the ground.(lol).
Note: You need to pay Php 50.00/ head to use the ladder. You could also rent their floaters for Php 10.00 each.
C. Combento Cave Pool
Location: Virgen, Anda
Combento cave pool is much more preferable to you guys who are afraid of jumping off Cabagnow cave pool. You don’t need to jump to reach the cave pool and is just a stone’s throw away from the mouth of the cave.
The best thing about Combento cave pool is how soothing the cold water is. It is definitely relaxing especially during the summers or even on a hot day. Combento is a much smaller cave pool than Cabagnow’s but not small enough that you couldn’t fit your whole barkada (well my Barkada fit anyways).
Note: You’ll be asked to pay for the entrance to the cave pool which is at Php 10.00 each and an environmental fee for Php 10.00 each as well.
D. East Coast Cave Pool
Location: Candabong, Anda
This cave pool is located inside the compound of a resort in which it was named after. The pool part of the cave is the smallest out of the three that is on this list. But the cave itself is much bigger than it seems. There is even an underground path leading to almost 300 m long.
Note: You don’t need to enter the premises of the resort to get inside the cave pool. There is a separate entrance where you could enter the cave for free.
I’ll surely go back to Anda again if I had the chance. What about you guys?