I can’t remember how did we come up with this trip. It was a combined group from mountaineering and couchsurfing friends. The only thing I remembered was we took a bus from Molo Terminal to Anini-y and alighted at Sira-an hot springs. From there, we rented a motorboat that took us to the island for less than 25 minutes. Bring your food and water if you intend to stay overnight.

The way to the lighthouse

Nogas Island is a 24-hectare government naval reservation island in the town of Anini-y, Antique Province in the Philippines. This small uninhabited island is home to some wild cats that were thrown by some fisherman and managed to survived at the island. The clear waters are one of the best things an island can offer. Various activities can be enjoyed here. From scuba diving, snorkeling, beachcombing, sunset watching or camping.

Our campsite

We arrived at the island late in the afternoon so we immediately pitched our tent and prepared dinner before sunset. A simple meal was set while we watched the sun slowly sets at the western coast.

At night, we shared some booze while enjoying the campfire and good conversation. Feeling the heat as the cold wind blows. Mhar and I decided to go on shrimping and caught some small ones.

In the morning, we were so lucky to witness the beautiful sunrise reflection from the east.

After we had a light breakfast, we explored the whole island from lighthouse to the other side of it. And when we got exhausted, we went back from our campsite. Since we still have time to go on snorkeling while waiting for our motorboat, we took advantage of the clear waters and were able to see a school of fish and various marine creatures such seahorse and corals of different species.

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I live my life everyday celebrating. An easy go lucky guy. Always hungry for adventure and learning different cultures. If I'm not at the summit, I'm at the sea. Traveling is my way of life. Deeply in love with mountaineering, swimming, skinny dipping, island hopping, fishing, and cycling. Loves good food, beer, music, and good human conversation. At home, I used to cook, do yoga, and meditate. A coffee lover. Stay most of my time at the outdoors, breathing the cold air, tasting the saltiness of sea breeze, watch the waves swiftly caressing the sand, listen to the flowing water of the river, pitch my tent or hang my hammock and sleep under 5 billion stars. I hate manicured places (resorts). Adores sunrise and sunset which gives me extraordinary energy.


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