Travel Guide: Potipot Island, Candelaria, Zambales

Potipot Island is a small island located in Barangay Uacon, Candelaria town. The island is just a mere 5 to 10 minutes boat ride from the mainland of Luzon. There are no big resort in the island, however, there are cottages that you can rent if you’re planning for an overnight stay but it is advisable that you bring your own tent. An electric generator provides electricity to the island. There is also a source of fresh water in the island. Potipot has a cream-colored sand beach. The island is small that you can even circle the entire island for less than an hour.

How to get there:

From Manila, ride a bus bound for Santa Cruz town, Zambales province. Just be sure to get off at Dawal, Candelaria town and this is located in Barangay Uacon, Candelaria town. From Dawal, rent a boat to Potipot Island.

Travel time:

Manila to Dawal, Candelaria - 4.5 to 5.5 hours
Dawal to Potipot Island - 5 to 10 minutes boat ride
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