The dominant colors of Bulusan are tropical blue and green. Blue of the Pacific Ocean and the clear blue skies above it. And green for the coconut palms swaying with that distinctly lazy afternoon sea breeze in this part of Dancalan Beach.
That makes the coconut grove of the sea side front of Villa Luisa Celeste Resort as the perfect choice for a hideaway to pass these lazy afternoons. The ocean breeze is soft filtered by rows of coconut palms lining the beach. Activity here is somewhat different from the white beach just a walk away lining the same water edge. This beach is best suited to low tide gathering of ‘gulaman’ a local seaweed for gelatin candy and ‘buskay’ and ‘lokog’ to name a few of the local sea shells (gathered alive) rather than swimming.
Seen from the coconut grove’s cottage is an infinity view of the hubasan or low tide reef and the Pacific Ocean (photo). It is best to bring a ‘balon na bahaw’ meaning cold rice and a partner dish for that hunger pangs in the afternoon and maybe an extra hammock for that ‘siesta’ or afternoon nap.
Photo: Alma P. Gamil
Bulusan, Sorsogon, Philippines