Culebra Island: Pangasinan’s Hidden Treasure
September 4, 2014 4 Comments
Meandering through miles and miles of dirt road, we finally reached the quaint fishing village of Tambobong in Dasol, Pangasinan — our jump off point in discovering a destination that is way off the proverbial beaten tracks.
Tambobong, about a couple of hours drive from Alaminos City by way of Burgos municipality, is home to Culebra (sometimes spelled as Collibra) Island — an islet bereft of any shelter apart from a cluster of spiny and spindly shrubs, and a triumvirate of lofty coconuts, proclaiming to the world how they survived raging storms.
Culebra Island boasts a fine sandy beach; a tidal pool ideal for ‘marinating’ oneself on the island’s cool, refreshing waters; and a rocky coastline reminiscent of Batanes’ Valugan Beach.