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.

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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.

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Below are some of the balsa operators to choose from and book.

BALSA SA LAGUINDINGAN (0955-526-0542) – Old Moog Port, Laguindingan

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photo by Balsa sa Laguindingan
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photo by Balsa sa Laguindingan
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photo by Balsa sa Laguindingan
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photo by Balsa sa Laguindingan
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photo by Balsa sa Laguindingan
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photo by Balsa sa Laguindingan
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photo by Balsa sa Laguindingan
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photo by Balsa sa Laguindingan
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photo by Balsa sa Laguindingan

LA CABANA DE CLAUDIA – BALSA SA LAGUINDINGAN (0975-480-9644) – Old Moog Port, Laguindingan

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photo by La Cabaña de Claudia – Balsa sa Laguindinga
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photo by La Cabaña de Claudia – Balsa sa Laguindinga
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photo by La Cabaña de Claudia – Balsa sa Laguindinga
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photo by La Cabaña de Claudia – Balsa sa Laguindinga
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photo by La Cabaña de Claudia – Balsa sa Laguindinga
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photo by La Cabaña de Claudia – Balsa sa Laguindinga
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photo by La Cabaña de Claudia – Balsa sa Laguindinga
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photo by La Cabaña de Claudia – Balsa sa Laguindinga
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photo by La Cabaña de Claudia – Balsa sa Laguindinga

MV BALSA FLOATING COTTAGE MOOG (0936-394-7329) – Old Moog Port, Laguindingan

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photo by MV Balsa
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photo by MV Balsa
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photo by Hassej Tinidap
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photo by Hassej Tinidap
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photo by Hassej Tinidap
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photo by Hassej Tinidap

STAR OF THE SEA CHALET – BALSA SA PANTALAN (0963-951-9644) – Old Moog Port, Laguindingan

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photo by Star Of The Sea Chalet-Balsa Sa Pantalan
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photo by Star Of The Sea Chalet-Balsa Sa Pantalan
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photo by Star Of The Sea Chalet-Balsa Sa Pantalan
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photo by Star Of The Sea Chalet-Balsa Sa Pantalan
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photo by Star Of The Sea Chalet-Balsa Sa Pantalan
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photo by Star Of The Sea Chalet-Balsa Sa Pantalan
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photo by Star Of The Sea Chalet-Balsa Sa Pantalan
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photo by Star Of The Sea Chalet-Balsa Sa Pantalan

STO. NINO FLOATING COTTAGE – BALSA (0916-129-5425), Old Moog Port, Laguindingan

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photo by Sto Nino Floating Cottage
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photo by Sto Nino Floating Cottage
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photo by Sto Nino Floating Cottage
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photo by Sto Nino Floating Cottage
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photo by Sto Nino Floating Cottage

SEA KING ADVENTURES (0967-218-3751) – Old Moog Port, Laguindingan

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photo by Sea King Adventures
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photo by Sea King Adventures
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photo by Sea King Adventures
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photo by Sea King Adventures

BALSA SA BOARDWALK (0953-696-6028) – Baybay, Alubijid

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photo by Balsa sa Boardwalk
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photo by Balsa sa Boardwalk
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photo by Balsa sa Boardwalk
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photo by Balsa sa Boardwalk
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photo by Balsa sa Boardwalk

BALSA DE AGUA (0967-872-3919) – Baybay, Alubijid

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photo by Balsa de Agua
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photo by Balsa de Agua
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photo by Balsa de Agua
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photo by Balsa de Agua
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photo by Balsa de Agua
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photo by Balsa de Agua

DONSALS BALSA (0917-727-8875) – Old Moog Port, Laguindingan

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photo by Aniralle S. Yelleh
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photo by Aniralle S. Yelleh
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photo by Aniralle S. Yelleh
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photo by Aniralle S. Yelleh

HAUSBOOT KURT (0977-856-3092) – Baybay, Alubijid

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photo by Hausboot Kurt
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photo by Hausboot Kurt
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photo by Hausboot Kurt
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photo by Sharmaine Quering

BALSA – BAYBAY (0997-608-2292) – Baybay, Alubijid

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photo by Bo Vera
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photo by Bo Vera
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photo by Bo Vera
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photo by Bo Vera
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photo by Charmane Rivera
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photo by Charmane Rivera
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photo by GI NA Lin Noelavlas
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photo by GI NA Lin Noelavlas

FIEL FLOATING CABANA (0936-952-8787) – Old Moog Port, Laguindingan [FLOATING SOON)

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photo by Fiel

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