Tikling Island is a private island but the area can be visited by tourists for day tours. The long white and pinkish shoreline is pristine and nice area for swimming and snorkeling. There are no resorts, tents or cottage built in the entire island. The island is filled with coconut trees scattered unevenly throughout the island.
As the island is owned by people, people are not allo ...
wed to loiter around without permissions and hence generally only day trippers are allowed. However, if asked beforehand visitors can be granted the permission of night camping from the inhabitants of the island.
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Sorsogon is the last province in Bicol that I haven't visited yet that's why going here to explore the place has been my goal after visiting Catanduanes. And to my really big surprise, it was very beautiful! I think all of the beaches that we went to here have fine, white sand and clear, aquamarine waters! I was simply awestruck by everything Sorsogon has to offer!
Why is this named Tikling?
I asked our guide, Grace, as we set foot on this island off the coast of Matnog, Sorsogon. She then answered in Tagalog, " there's a lot of Tikling on this island, but not as many as before."
Matnog Sorsogon is located in the Southernmost part of the Bicol region. This town, at the tip of Luzon, is best known as a commercial and busy seaport where ferries bound for destinations in the Southern Philippines (i.e. Samar, Davao, and the rest of Visayas and Mindanao) can be found.
This was my last destination of the day. Right after Juac Island and Subic Beach, we went to this small island located along San Bernardino Straight. This island is just 20 minutes away from Calintaan and Juac Island.
Pink Beaches are rarity, so given chance to visit one, I excitedly said yes. From a residence in Gubat where we are staying, it was almost a two-hour ride to the pier of Matnog Public Market, the jump-off point to the Pink Beach of Tikling Island.
A 10 hour ride from manila, and a 30 minute ride from matnog sorsogon is a hidden paradise of tikling island and powdery pinkish white sand of subic beach.
Big waves of the sea will give you a warm welcome, but don't be scared because the hidden gem is about to be found.