Since Gota Beach is still closed for the public, would Capusan Beach (also spelled as Kapusan) in Cuyo, Palawan be to your liking instead? The beach is by no means a private beach since it’s right next to the town proper of Cuyo, but the sunsets here are beautiful and the place seems to have the vibe of a small rural town. And looking at the Google Maps satellite image, the sandbar jutting off into the Sulu Sea seems to be an excellent location to do stargazing at night.
Well, showing in theaters right now is the independent film Ploning starring Miss Judy Ann Santos. Ploning was shot in Cuyo and Capusan Beach is one of the main settings of the film. Watch the movie’s trailer below.
Here’s the synopsis of Ploning from ClickTheCity.com:
The life of a small drought ridden town in Palawan revolves around a woman named Ploning, a thirty year old spinster renowned for her great beauty and her faithfulness to a love that she hasn’t seen in over a decade. When Ploning plots to seek out her love, the threads of tragedy begin to unravel in the small town.