Planning on a weekend picnic on a floating cottage? A lot of “Balsa” operators have now proliferated in recent weeks in Laguindingan and Alubijid towns in Misamis Oriental as an alternative to beach resorts and swimming pools. Basically made of bamboos, these floating cottages provide a perfect getaway for families and friends going on a picnic especially during weekends.
Since our first post last October 30 (see below), more balsa operators have started operations in the weeks that followed providing more balsas to picnic goers.
The newest attraction in the province now has two main jump off points for these floating cottages: (1) Old Moog Port in Laguindingan and (2) the Boardwalk at Baybay in Alubijid, both situated across each other along the bay. Picnic goers can just choose either Moog or Baybay. See map below.
Groups can rent floating cottages for a day-long picnic at affordable prices which range from P2,200 to P3,500 depending on size. The biggest cottage can accommodate 35 persons. There is no corkage for food so you can bring a feast to the balsa. Whether you will swim or not, you still have the time to enjoy being in the middle of the sea. Bigger cottages also have an “indoor pool” which is good for children. By the way, balsa operators require life vest for each guest. All floating cottages are also tied with a rope so it won’t drift towards the sea.
Below are some of the balsa operators to choose from and book.
BALSA SA LAGUINDINGAN (0955-526-0542) – Old Moog Port, Laguindingan
LA CABANA DE CLAUDIA – BALSA SA LAGUINDINGAN (0975-480-9644) – Old Moog Port, Laguindingan