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The Hidden Beach in Sariaya, Quezon

It’s been 4 years since I celebrated my 20th birthday in one of the beautiful beaches in the Philippines. Protected from the intrusion of the world outside, the hidden beach in Sariaya, Quezon is a world of its own. I think it is a perfect spot for a truly relaxing vacation. A place like no other.

We first bought some fresh meat, fish and fruits before we headed to the beach.

Well, Saraiya is well known for its best-selling delicacies: pancit habhab, the Sariaya version of sautéed noodles eaten directly off banana leaves; pinagong bread (a tasty and filling bread shaped like a clenched fist); export-oriented mazapan candies and pastries made of young coconut or buko meat; cassava confections and rice cakes that blend grated sweet coconut or makapuno and pulverized banana; and those luscious and juicy varieties of watermelons, bananas, oranges, mangoes, and kaymito fruits.


My forever favorite: Green mangoes with Bagoong (Shrimp paste).


Oh.. I really miss the crisp blue water, the sound of the crashing waves and the soft sand.


And of course, the carabaos and coconut trees too. Lol


I feel so blessed to have these three beauties in my life. I’m just amazed that they didn’t left me when we found out that no one is around at the beach that time. Only the 4 of us and my tripod. Such a brave ladies, eh?

Okay, excuse to my super red lips. Hahaha!






I’m so grateful that I celebrated my 20th birthday the way that I wanted. Hmm.. You know, in a quiet place with your bestfriends– far from your loving parents. Maybe because I just wanted to be more independent and to remind myself that I’m not a teenager anymore. Something like that. I hope it make sense. Lol.



Thanks for reading. If you know some hidden beaches like this, kindly leave a comment below.


Leslie is a twenty-something and recently moved to Canada. She loves wandering with her camera and trying new things.

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