Bugsukan: The Beach, The Waterfalls and The Cliffs! | Travel Blog

Bugsukan Beach, Waterfalls and Cliffs

Road trip for two is lovely for my birthday today! Except, we don't have the luxury of time. We need to be at home by lunch for a simple family salo-salo. We can't be going too far so we decided to go to Tiwi, Albay.

What do we have in Tiwi?  We may have some halo-halo in DJC? Collect some ceramic jars and pottery maybe? Why not? But we can always do more.. We heard about some waterfalls spots in Tiwi so let's have them googled first. Bugsukan sounds very promising due to it's accessibility straight from the national road of  Brgy. Misibis in Tiwi. That's exactly what we need right now given that we don't have much time. So, let's give it a try.

Driving from Daraga to Tiwi  at dawn is fast and easy. It's more or less 35 minutes of drive. However, Bugsukan takes maybe 25 more minutes from Tiwi town proper. The morning is still young so we can take some side trips along the way whenever the spell of nature allures. How can we we not stop by the greenish and yellowish rice fields alongside?  Never can we ignore the inspiriting mood set by "Our Lady of Salvation" structure along the coastal road elevation. We need to take a moment for sure.
Lady of Salvation, Tiwi, Albay
Our Lady of Salvation and Your Lady of Ambition

Tiwi Coastline
Coast to coast we will follow you.

After asking a few locals for the exact location of the waterfalls, we finally start walking through the trail. It's a 5-minute walk in a concrete slope way way way down.
Trek to Bugsukan Beach and Falls and Cliffs
Short yet slope trek to Bugsukan beach and falls and cliffs.

I can tell, maybe at first glance Bugsukan is not your super impressive kind of a place. But I think it makes an entirely different flavor when the scenery comes into view.
Bugsukan Mini Beach
Partly rocky partly powdery in Bugsukan mini-beach.

Bugsukan Waterfall Behind
Waterfall behind the man who never fails to fall.

Imagine waterfalls facing the brown gray sand-beach. You can see the fresh water from the falls streaming down and flowing smoothly to the salt water in the shore. The fresh and the salty..
Free Flowing Waterfalls to Bugsukan Beach
Bugsukan waterfalls free-flowing in front of Bugsukan beach.

Rainbow at Bugsukan Waterfalls
Rainbow doesn't always come after the rain. Sometimes it shows even on a sunny day.

Waterway of the Waterfalls
The waterway of the waterfalls.. The meeting place of the fresh and salt.

Bugsukan Waves Shaping the Shoreline
Bugsukan waves shaping the shoreline.

You know, I always have a strong fascination towards the opposites. I guess the beauty of a place is always a matter of perception.. a matter of taste..
The Interface Between the Sea and Land
The interface between the sea and the land.

Waves Breaking
Waves breaking onto your ankles in different angles.

Sediments Carved by the Waves
Sediments are indeed carved by the waves.

Rock Formation at Bugsukan
The rock, if it's not rough, it isn't fun!

What's noticeable is that there are interesting natural rock formations around so despite having no fixed plan to go swimming we can freely wander and do coastal hiking.
Bugsukan Beach Sandbar
The water, if it's not cold then it is warm.

Bugsukan Tree and Vines
I think under this tree of vines is a good place to camp.

Kumbaya Hallelujah
Kumbaya! Hallelujah!

Climbing Bugsukan Rock Formation
These rocks, just like us.. solid and untouched..

Bugsukan Under the Rays of Sun
Bugsukan under the rays of sun.

Coastal Hike Excercise
Coastal hike is a good form of exercise.

Wandering Through the Rock Formation
Let's keep on wandering..

Coastal Oceanography
This is coastal oceanography.

Catastrophic Waves
Catastrophic waves left these rocks unbroken.

To our surprise, the coast is actually made of several cliffs. Yan has a great affection towards cliffs and cliff jumping. Sure thing, it's the least of extreme activities he can do in this planet free of charge.
At the Top of Bugsukan Cliff
Being on top makes you wanna jump.

He is tempted to jump off the highest leap. However, we aren't so sure whether the cliffs are safe for jumping. My husband swims well but I don't. While my confidence relies on my eyebrow, my courage relies on my vest. For without it, I can do nothing more than playing frozen. I can play dead too.
Intimidating Height
Height can be so intimidating sometimes.

It's my birthday so Yan has to submit to whatever I say. The crown is mine! I don't want him jumping today. But we can always go back in time. We're thinking... It would be a lot better to bring our closest friends with us next time. We can ask them jump first. And if they land safe, then we can jump next. Better safe than never. Hehehe!
Vertical Cliff Exposure
Nearly vertical cliff exposure.

Quiet and Peaceful Place
I like quiet and peaceful; my voice can be fully heard.

I'm starving to life so we can take a moment snacking. A picnic by the beach in my special day with my special man is just so perfect.
Higher Elevation at Bugsukan
Anywhere higher in elevation is a faultless spot for loosening.

View from the Top of Bugsukan Beach, Falls and Cliffs
Hand and hand, we can conquer the world..

Watching some local kids coming to the beach early in the morning to go swimming and playing in the sand; I think the place exemplifies supernal freedom.
Kids Playing at the Beach
Young and free souls playing and this free land. Cheers to freedom!

I wish people don't craft this place into a commercial resort for the locals to freely enjoy the natural wonders they deserve. It's a small wonderland for them to own.

The Beach, The Waterfalls and The Cliffs

The beach, the waterfalls and the cliffs! Oh, the clear blue sky is amazing too! Surely, It's a masterpiece! We'll  go back in no time.

Our cliff jumping adventure in Bugsukan is in the sequel; Cliff Jumping in Bugsukan - Misibis, Tiwi, Albay. You may want to check it out.

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