Independence and Caylabne Bay


Oh yes. During our younger years, getting our parents to give us permission to leave for an out-of-town trip was a very grueling ordeal. But gladly, because I had 3 elder brothers, getting that permission became less tasking as they thought that I may willfully enjoy the perks that my brothers enjoyed. Mission accomplished. I was granted my first ever adventure as a minor without parental supervision.

I took this very first own-of-town trip back in high school, with my beloved high school friends. I celebrated with Kai, a good friend, her 18th birthday. Thanks to my brother, I already had a camera back then to capture the momentous events that transpired for that trip. Sadly, all I was concerned with back then were the people in the photos and not much of the beautiful sceneries.

We visited Caylabne Bay Resort is located in Ternate, Cavite, two hours away from Manila. Back then, I found myself in deep appreciation of Caylabne (apart from the fact that I was happily biased because it was my first ever adventure without parents). It was very beautiful in my eyes despite the sand not being powdery white but grayish. It was a leisure resort particularly to service families and corporate groups going on an outing. While we were traveling as an all-girl company, we enjoyed the facilities as much as we could and took advantage of the tropical climate embracing our sunkissed fair skins.

At the time of our travel, it was April, and the sun was shining so bright in the blue skies. However, it seemed to be the season for the swarm of the jellyfishes too. Mind you, I think they were not the harmful kind of jellyfishes. We even held it in our hands. For the record, we had to puncture through countless numbers of jellyfishes before we actually realized that the jellyfishes were indeed safe to be held.

We managed to explore around too. And we particularly enjoyed the rocky shores at one part of the beach. It felt very provincial for us. Sitting on huge rocks. We also found this replica of a boat which we took advantage on just so we can take a nice picture. 

However, during one of our leisure strolls, we tried watching a man catch Sea Urchins. Apparently, sea urchins were abundant in Caylabne, and so we tried to get Sea Urchins for ourselves (with the help of Kai’s brother). Oh, why were we so sadistic back then? This sea urchin obviously took a beating from us before we finally got to eat it. 😦 Forgive us mother nature for committing such a morbid act. Same with the jellyfishes too. 😦 

Generally, the things to do in Caylabne is the same as other beach resorts in the South for the reason that Caylabne is a beach resort, where you could swim and relax all day, active sports are not a feature of this particular resort. However, there were available equipment for rent, we managed to try the kayak and the water bicycle. 

Caylabne is a feel good beach resort perfect for families who want to enjoy. As for teenagers, it’s still a nice place to explore just as long as you are with the perfect kind of company.


About Mia G.

Teacher Mia. A Happy Girl. Chaser of dreams. Believer of living out each beautiful dream. A Full-time Preschool Teacher with a part-time job of being a happy traveler and wanderer. Co-founder of Destination Getaways Travel and Tours! A Proud Filipina who wants to travel the world one place at a time, one breathtaking moment at a time. Join the personal accounts of my adventures and misadventures and random experiences in our big and beautiful classroom-- the world. Share my experiences on spontaneity, excitement, adventure, travel, exploration, gastronomic encounters, and everything in between!

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