Tatlong Pulo is a scenic spot in Guimaras. It is located in Brgy. Sinapsapan in the municipality of Jordan. It features three nearby islands (hence its name), crystal clear water, and white sand beaches. Having been open for the past two years, the place has been featured many times on different blogs and on other social media sites like Instagram.
We made our plans only a day before the actual trip. We were deciding where to go since Guimaras has a lot of great tourist spots. Eventually, we decided to visit a place that was somehow famous, however, new to us: Tatlong Pulo.
From Ortiz Wharf in Iloilo, we rode a pumpboat to Guimaras island. This took about 15-20 minutes. Getting tickets is actually easy during regular days. However, if you plan to visit the place, or Guimaras in general, during Holy Week, Manggahan, and the like, expect the lines to be long.
When we arrived at Guimaras, we started to find a ride to Tatlong Pulo. After some encounters with many fixers (expect this fam), we finally found a tricycle for 300 pesos (good for 5 people).
The road towards Tatlong Pulo was long and somehow hard (which kinda justified the tricycle fare). The first part of the trip was at the highway so the roads were smooth and we easily passed through them. However, after a turn from the town center, the road started to become rough and rocky. The tricycle then stopped at a small cemented road. We hiked for about 20 minutes, with the first 10 minutes going upward, then the next 10 minutes going downward. Finally, we reached our destination.
We arrived at Balingasag Beach (please correct me if I’m wrong) A kind lady accommodated us and provided us a table (worth 100 pesos only for the whole day) overlooking the beach. We settled our things, took a short rest, and first had lunch. We had food with us, but we ordered sinabawang isda (fish soup) for 50 pesos, and kinilaw, a native dish for only 20 pesos. After lunch, we explored the place. The sea breeze was really refreshing, considering the fact that it was a bit hot. We then took a short nap after touring the resort.
After that nap, we considered swimming already since it was no longer that hot. One thing that really impressed me was that the water was indeed crystal clear as described in the posts that I have seen. The water really relieved our stress and tiredness.
We also thought of kayaking. However, time did not permit us to do so. Due to the same reason, we were not able to go island hopping as well.
However, we did not stay there for the night. We left the place at 4 in the afternoon and contacted our tricycle driver to pick us up at the spot where he left us.
WHY CHOOSE TATLONG PULO?
Our half day stay at Tatlong Pulo might be short, but it was definitely meaningful. So, if you’re planning on where to go on your next adventure, here are some reasons on why you should choose Tatlong Pulo:
- The fares are cheap. First, the pumpboat from Iloilo only costs 14 pesos per person. Then, the tricycle, as mentioned earlier, costs 300 pesos but it is justified since half of the roads to the place are hard to travel on. The entrance fee to the resort only costs 50 pesos per person and children are exempted.
- The staff are really accommodating and kind. They can sometimes give you discounts on food or other things in the resort.
- Some food like chips may be expensive since the place is a little far from the capital, but seafoods such as sinabawang isda are as cheap as 50 pesos and they sure are tasty!
- The place itself is beautiful, and it is definitely the best place to relax and enjoy.
- The views are really stunning and they are perfect for your social media posts.
THINGS TO BRING
Here are some essentials if you plan to visit Tatlong Pulo:
- Money (for fares)
- Camera (GoPro, etc.)
- Extra clothes
These are some of the things that you could do in Tatlong Pulo:
- Chill by the beach
- Island hopping
- Take pictures