You don’t go to Matabungkay Beach and not hire these floating bamboo picnic huts (balsa). These large bamboo rafts with built-in tables, chairs, and small huts are anchored out over the reef for a good base for snorkeling OR near the shore just for kicking back.
We hired this for ₱800 for plus the Aqua Boat for ₱200. There wasn’t any time limit on both the raft and the aqua boat. The owners even volunteered themselves to grill our food.
Dinner-Slash-Picnic in Floating Bamboo Picnic Huts (Balsa)
Our food dinner-slash-picnic food consists of different kinds of fruits like grapes, watermelon and ripe mangoes. We also have some chips and cheese dip.
The hotdogs were grilled first for both the kids and us to enjoy while waiting for the grilled pork belly….
Grilled Pork Belly
peanutbutter♥ bought a bottle of Emperador Light to warm them up. It was the only thing you can buy at the nearby sari-sari store.
peanutbutter♥ and Ykaie
Here we are about to eat grilled shrimps and squids…No paper plates, we are eating over banana leaves.
I think on peak season, these Aqua Boats, as the owner calls them, are rented for more than ₱200/hour. Since it is off-peak season, they gave it to us for ₱200 no matter how long we use it. This is powered manually, by stepping on the pedal to get it to move. I think we lasted for only 20 minutes before we got tired then passed it on to sis and Rome.
Sunset in Matabungkay Beach
Sunsets in Matabungkay Beach, specially when you’re on a raft, floating in the salty water….. is very romantic.
May it be for couples or for families. I find sunsets very relaxing and it sets the mood for a romantic and quiet night….
The sun setting down in the horizon and the sky turning from bright orange to darker hues of violet and red capped our dinner out in the sea.