Sunday, March 20, 2016

Camayan Beach Resort and Ocean Adventure

Want to have a souvenir picture in a beachfront with big sand castle? Then go to Camayan Beach Resort, Subic Zambales.

For environmentalists, no worries; this big sand castle is just made up of plastic material but it looks authentic in the picture. Nice work of art =)

I have featured blog articles about the various beaches in Zambales (e.g. Anawangin, Magalawa, Crystal Beach in San Narciso) and for this season, let me explore Subic. There are bats and monkeys in the mountain ranges along the subic bay area. It is advisable to bring car/van when visiting Subic. Just be ready with the toll fees of NLEX and SCTEX.

Camayan Beach Resort is one of the recommended resorts in Tripadvisor.  This resort is one of a kind since you can actually see fishes that are 2-3 inches in length while swimming/snorkeling near the coastline at the early hours of the morning (similar to Bohol). The beach is also ideal for swimming since the ocean floor is even and smooth with safety lines. Life guards are also visible within the vicinity.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Throwback: Coron, Palawan

Circa 2009.

Travelers were weighed on the scale when boarding a small airplane bound for Coron, Palawan. The air travel time was just around 30 minutes.

Palawan is the next best destination after Boracay and Coron is a must try for beach enthusiasts who are game in island hopping activities. There are some trekking activities available during the tour, thus, it is advisable to wear beach shoes. You can also bring your own snorkling gear for hygienic purposes and to fully enjoy the beauty of the sea creatures. The more you are in the tour, the lesser your expenses for sharing and the merrier. 

Saturday, March 5, 2016


If you are living in the south and do not want the hassle of long haul flight just to swim in a nice beach, you may visit one of the beaches in Batangas.

You really cannot go wrong with Batangas. In case you google search the map, Nasugbu is at the left top part near Tagaytay while San Juan is at the right bottom part of the map near Sariaya, Quezon. You have several choices. For this year, let us try Laiya in San Juan Batangas.

From Alabang, it will take you 3-4 hours travel time to reach Laiya. Once you are in San Juan City proper, Laiya is still at the far end of San Juan, around 30 minute drive. The long stretch of Laiya coastline will welcome you. Laiya is already developed similar to Subic; there are several beach resorts to choose from but a must try is the Acuatico Beach Resort, hailed as the 2016 winner of Travelers Choice for small hotel-luxury category (TripAdvisor).