Punta Bilar Dive Site is one of the Places of Interests listed in the Surigao City pamphlet. According to the pamphlet, it is a two-kilometer stretch of pristine marine life. I don’t dive. But I was curious how the beach looks like so this morning, I went on another solo adventure. I went to Punta Bilar without any idea what to see.
Multi-cabs bound for Lipata/Punta Bilar park near the fruit stand of the Surigao Public Market. When I went there, there was no multi-cab parked so I thought I went to the wrong place. I went around the area looking for the multi-cabs but didn’t find any. When I got back to the same spot, across Lumad Shop, an empty multi-cab arrived.
Punta Bilar is 15-20 minutes walk from the Port of Lipata. But I didn’t walk because the multi-cab goes all the way to Punta Bilar. Multi-cab fare to Punta Bilar is Php 20.00. I alighted in front of one of the resorts. So how does Punta Bilar beach look like? Check out the pictures I took:
The beach at Punta Bilar looks like that at Almont Beach Resort. The water is clear and the sand is cream-colored. After spending a few minutes at the beach, I went back to the road to look for a ride, but I didn’t see any multi-cab or tricycle. I walked some more and when I saw a girl sitting on a parked tricycle, I asked her where to get a ride back to the city proper. She told me to wait for a multi-cab at that place or I could walk to Lipata Port. I didn’t want to wait so I walked. Along the way, I saw many resorts but they look unmaintained. There are cottages but only a few were occupied. I theorized that maybe Punta Bilar used to be a famous place for picnics in the past that’s why there are many resorts in the area.
When I got to Lipata Port, I didn’t see any multi-cab or tricycle so I continued walking. I checked Google Maps for landmarks and I saw Voyager’s Choice Restaurant and Halo-halo. I haven’t had lunch yet so I got curious. When I got there, I saw the food choices and I wanted to try everything. In the end, I settled for fried pork belly and goso salad. I also wanted to try their halo-halo but I was already full.