Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mabua Pebble Beach

Mabua Pebble Beach is the home to the infamous multi-sized pebbles, fresh squids, and delicious ground-rice cakes or bibingka.

Just about a 30 minutes drive westward from the downtown, this pebble beach is the local's favorite place to unwind and is frequented during weekends and holidays by avid picnic-goers.

You can see them seating on the rocks under the shades of the scenic coconut trees located at the mountain top which has the coolest vista...

..grouped on the other edge of the beach bordered by rock formations,

..or simply settled above the huge rocks along the shoreline.

While some groups prefer to be secluded from the crowd and have their moment cherished among them, others want the experience lively with the presence of many beach goers plunging and splashing in the water.

..Others wanted their piece of solitude, too.

But no matter how everyone performs their drama, Mabua Pebble Beach surely is a place for bonding and chilling.

And a perfect site for a dramatic sight of sunset too. Mabua Pebble Beach is the paradise of photographers who are captivated by sunsets.

The shore is laid with cottages made of indigenous materials. But if one prefers a more private space, well equipped accommodations and facilities are readily available with the presence of the Mt. Bagarabon Mountain Resort with its Hajahay Suites located closer and facing the shore.

I did mention about the rice cakes, but sticky rice cones are also available in the nearby.


P.S.: Photos are taken on the afternoon, perfect time to experience the beauty of sundown.

38 comments:

alex said...

amazing place!!!

ang ganda nung cottage parang dollhouse!!!

rice cakes!!!!

tintin said...

ang saraaapppp nun! gusto ko yun!!!

Ishna Probinsyana said...

Aaayyy. Walang topless pic? Nasayang ang pagbisita ko dito! tsssss. hahaha.

The Islander said...

@alex.. amazing nga. when you get here, wag kalimutang bumisita sa mabua beach.


@tin.. haha pagkain talaga ang tiningnan eh. magdiet ka na hoy! hehehe


@ishna.. to talaga manyakis kahit kelan. wag ka ngang dikit nang dikit kay red. nahahawa ka na. nyahaha!

Lawstude said...

ang galing-galing.

does that mean walang sand castles jan? saan ko isusulat ang Lawstude in ******* 2008 na lagi ko ginagawa sa mga beach na napupuntahan ko?

pero in fairness, kakaiba sya ha and i would certainly love to go there.

.::. Vanny .:. said...

waaaah.. pahinging rice cakes! yhum yhum hahaha.

ganda naman nung cottage. astig.. ayan.. nainggit na naman ako. hahaha

The Islander said...

hahaha! pwede pa rin naman... made out of pebbles. kayang kaya.

The Islander said...

@vanny.. pupunta daw sina torney at dong dito next year eh. sama ka nalang tas palibre ka sa kanila. all expense. haha. isang kliyente lang yan ni torney.

salingPUSA said...

oh---looks like white sand sa malayo---pero pebbles pala. Amazing though, puti yung mga pebbles. Nice place......

....at me napansin ako---me mga pangalan na mga pic u ngyn a. asenso---paburger ka naman JP.kkk

The Islander said...

@tonyo.. haha! e kasi baka di ko namamalayan iniexploit na yung mga pics. worse, baka sa di mabuting paraan gamitin. buti na yung may copyright para di ariin yung mga pag aari mo. hehe.

the donG said...

from afar, it looks like its sand. thanks for the close up shot. those are indeed pebbles.

quite unique.

bomzz said...

jaon na baja ila hajahay suites hu kagana ba laman anhi kalami sa sayongsong hmmm.. pila sad rate sa ila Suites?

JP oo dinha pa ako adtun na time.(inom tuba)

nag bakasyon ako last year short lagi sad august 8 ra ako kutob kay balik sa panginabuhi na sad hayzzz 5 years na nko jadtu kuman na pista waya ako did-on

bomzz said...

JP- kon pede mangajo ako nan permiso na mag kuha ako nan mga pictures nimo nan ato Surigao kay mag himo ako nan slide show ako pakita sa ako mga boss dre promote ba hhehe pede?

The Islander said...

@dong.. makikita mo din yan pag napunta ka na dito. masarap sya sa paa. libreng massage.



@bomzz.. cge. sure. may ila brochure adto, nakalimot ko kon hain nako nabutang. hanapon ko ra.

estan said...

mao jud diay ni akong naadtoan before. bitaw, cool kaayo nga beach kay lahi jud sa uban.

I also tasted a roadside halo halo just outside the beach and really, it was darn cheap at P5 a glass with peanut butter as one of the ingredients!

salingPUSA said...

sabagay tama ka----kanya nga balak ko narin gawin yan.....nice point.

tintin said...

eh parang ang sarap kasi tignan eh! ahahaahahahahahahahahahaha.

Rio said...

ang ganda ng pagkakakuha mo ng sunset..
at yung rice cones mukhang masarap din...
sana makapunta din ako dyan..=)

Dakilang Islander said...

ang dami kong na miss dito!! delikado yung beach na yan pag may away magbatuhan agad kasi di buhangin..hhehe

oi ang bibingka ba mingaw na kaau ko ana!! paborito kau na nako hhehh

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

pards ang ganda ng lugar,amazed ako sa pagiging simple ng rest house...dagdag kaalaman sakin.:)

The Islander said...

@estan.. unfortunate me for not having tasted that halu-halo with peanut butter as ingredient. heard of it, but dont get to see it now.

and for real?... 5 pesos? when was that? hehe

The Islander said...

@doc rio.. salamat dok! sana nga makapunta ka dito. pero malayo po yan sa siargao ha. nasa mainland po yan. e baka pag sa siargao ka napunta e hanapin mo yan dun. hehe.

The Islander said...

@dakilang islander.. hahaha! kahit nga magharutan lang delikado pa rin. baka makerid awi. hehe.

unsa klaseha sa bibingka dong? haha. bitaw lami ang bibingka.

The Islander said...

@ever.. haha. simple lang pero elegante ang dating noh? dinaan sa kulay at disenyo.

Everlito (ever) Villacruz said...

medyo kinuha ko ng konti yung design...project ko kasi ngayon rest house..concept ko yung roof parang sa sharq teeth.

the innernet prophet said...

wow..ganda nman ng mga pics..
photographer ka tlga?

hehe...i want to have my own cam tlga..haha
btw,
weow!
nice blog.

im at blog hoppin' mode...

care to xlink?:D

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then my new blog, http://innerphets.blogspot.com

please. please. please. :D

Soy said...

Beautiful! I didn't realise there's a new resort in Surigao! :)

alex said...

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thanks thanks thanks!!!!

Ferdz said...

Beautiful pebble beach. Haven't been to Surigao, but it looks like I'll be touring a lot of Mindanao in the next coming months :D

jayclops said...

Ive been here, yey! Ikaw na gyud ang box office jep. hehe

the spool artist said...

ang galing naman dahil pebbles siya... and its the kind of pebbles they usually use for landscaping gardens! di kaya mauubos yan eventually?

caryn said...

hmmm, kakaintriga yang sticky rice cakes na yan ha! ;-)

The Islander said...

@ever.. haha talagang pinagtripan mo yung design ha. sariling rest house mo yata ico-construct mo eh.


@innernet prophet.. hindi po. isang hamak na point and shoot user lang ako. salamat sa pagbisita, at yeah exlink for sure. my pleasure. pr3 ba naman. hehe.


@maam soy.. i was even surprised with my latest visit in mabua. the bagarabon suites blocked the edge portion of the beach. but the rocky mountain part is still accessible. pero im still disheartened with the blocking.

and one more resort is constructing their site across the street, beside the bagarabon main bldg.

hope it wont privatize all of mabua someday that the locals will have to pay for the entrance.

The Islander said...

@alex.. syet datkom na rin. haha. kumikitang kabuhayan na ba? ayos! okies, link will be modified in a short while after quoting replies here.


@sir ferdz.. dont fail to visit surigao. youll enjoy and love it.


@jay.. box office ka jan. hehe. kaw ang box office kay more on movie reviews.

The Islander said...

@spool artist.. yes, the landscaping material type of pebble. dunno if its alarming na but i still heard of some people quarrying these pebbles in small scale. other beach goers does the same too. but still they seem to be non-vanishing.


@caryn.. maam its delicious. guaranteed! im the living witness. hehe

Elyong said...

I have been here... talagang pebbles lahat.. hirap maglakad. Ang ganda ng pagkakuha mo.

Edgar Alan Zeta-Yap said...

Great blog! Looking forward to visiting this beach when I visit Surigao del Norte in December. How do I get to this beach? By tricycle?

Thanks,
EAZY

Ian | Going Places said...

Are there resorts cheaper than Mt. Bagarabon? We will definitely visit this site next week on or Surigao visit.