Caramoan | Fun and Freedom at Hunongan CoveMonday, December 10, 2012Ryan Mach
Getting free access to Gota Beach, known for its expensive cabanas and luxurious island-life accommodation, was not by all means accidental. I knew for sure that we'd get in despite it being temporarily off-limits to public and non-guests. (Technically, island hoppers can still drop by at Gota Beach as long as they pay an entrance, which is Php300 per head, and that's just for swimming on its beach.) The owner of the resort we stayed at in Caramoan has connections with big shot resort owners (of Gota Beach and Tugawe among others) so I pretty much surmised that it's just a matter of perfect timing and doing some calls before finding ourselves in one of the most expensive beaches in Caramoan.
They were not at all intrusive. Never questioned us or anything, they just let us be. We could probably have gotten inside one of the empty rooms and they would not have minded. That's how lenient they were! Hehe. But we mostly kept our distance from the cottages. Just the thought that a one-night stay on this beach can cost an arm and a leg turned us off.