Archive for May, 2014


My friends and I went to La Andreax Resort in Zambales last weekend (May 10 2014) for Labelle’s 1st Anniversary slash Jahz and Kiko’s 4th Anniversary Celebration.

FB PAGE : https://www.facebook.com/LaAndreaxBeachResort

Saturday Sunset =)

Saturday Sunset =)

La andreax resort is located in Brgy Laoag, Cabangan Zambales. The place is clean,it has 2 pools with warm water just like the hot spring water of Los Banos. AC room costs 3500 per night good for 6 Pax (1 queen size bed +2 Matress). The beach is Ok, the wave is good for surfing.

Pool of La Andreax

Pool of La Andreax

Pool of La Andreax

Pool of La Andreax

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Since Tay and I are nocturnal people of Call Center world, we were not able to join the gang on the way to La Andreax. Our shift ends at 10 AM and they planned to leave manila at 9am. We had no choice but to follow via Public Transpo which we actually enjoyed.

How to get there via Public Transpo:

1) Kindly go to any VICTORY LINER stations: I highly suggest that you go to Victory liner in pasay since they have the most number of trip going to Iba/Sta Cruz. Kindly check their website for trip schedules.

http://www.victoryliner.com/

Fare from Pasay to Cabangan : P316

2)Take the IBA/STA.CRUZ-bound bus and
ask to be dropped off in San Felipe Public Market Once there, take a tricycle going to La Andreax Beach Resort (Not Sure about the Fare for the tryc ride since my friends picked us up)

It took 5 hours for us to reach our destination including a 15 minute stopover in Pampanga’s famous double happiness canteen.

For Private Transportation:

Balintawak exit to NLEX.
NLEX (exit on SCTEX on the last tollgate of NLEX)
SCTEX (take route going to Subic/SBMA)
At SMBA:
SBMA tollgate
Turn right on Rizal Highway
Go straight till you reach the dead end then turn left (on the right is the
tollgate to Olongapo City)
Turn Right on the First intersection (Canal St)
Kalaklan Gate (tollgate to Zambales)
Turn Left going to Zambales
Subic Town
Town of Castillejos
Town of San Marcelino (Take shortcut: See shortcut signage in the
middle of the road)
Town of San Narciso (Turn Left after the San Narciso Town Hall)
Follow road signs going to San Felipe

In scale of 1-10 , 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.

Food: 2
Accomodation: 9
Accessibility: 6
Ammenities: 8
Customer Service: 8

The resort doesnt have its own resto or even a cafeteria which is not good for people who doesnt have their own car. The market from SAn felipe to the resort is a 10 minute drive so its not that convenient, but pocket wise, you can save because you can buy what you want . then you can just hand it to the resort helper so they can cook it for you.

Happiness!

Happiness!

Harutan sa Pool!

Harutan sa Pool!

Harutan sa Pool!

Harutan sa Pool!

Yum Yum! Thanks sa masasarap na putahe  Madaam Loraine and jian!

Yum Yum! Thanks sa masasarap na putahe Madaam Loraine and jian!

Yum Yum! Thanks sa masasarap na putahe  Madaam Loraine and jian!

Yum Yum! Thanks sa masasarap na putahe Madaam Loraine and jian!

Yum Yum! Thanks sa masasarap na putahe  Madaam Loraine and jian!

Yum Yum! Thanks sa masasarap na putahe Madaam Loraine and jian!

Good Morning dagat!

Good Morning dagat!

Smile!

Smile!

Boodle Fight!

Boodle Fight!

Asiong Del Rosario

Asiong Del Rosario

Tong its!

Tong its!

Habang nag vivideoke =)

Videoke rental : P600 for 24 Hours . Ang pagiingay ay hanggang 11PM lamang

Videoke rental : P600 for 24 Hours . Ang pagiingay ay hanggang 11PM lamang

Their room is nice and clean. The restroom is spacious too. The AC and TV are all working ok, there are also enough pillows for the 2 extra matresses.

We had so much Fun! Sunset Jumpshot, Videoke Marathon , Liquor Festival and MOre Chika More FUn!

PINASMILE: Beki Edition!

PINASMILE: Beki Edition!

JumpShot!

JumpShot!

Sunset

Tay Holding The Sun

Tay Holding The Sun

v

v

Our Jumpshot!

Our Jumpshot!

The Waves

The Waves

Matthew's Bench Lokalike Photo My Bench Lokalike Photo

The waves

The waves

Serenity =)

Serenity =)

Goodbye Haring Araw

Goodbye Haring Araw

Lovers in Duyan

Lovers in Duyan

We had fun but Overall, the resort’s amenities and beauty is not worth the travel time.

You can send them a personal message thru Facebook for inquiries and reservations: https://www.facebook.com/LaAndreaxBeachResort

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Crystal Beach Resort

Its my Bday Month so I need to be in my Happy Place. The Beach!
One of the things to do before I die is to learn how to surf.

Hello There Crystal Beach!

Hello There Crystal Beach!

When we say Surfing, what comes in our mind is the beautiful surfing
capital of the PH which is Siargao, or the famous surfing site of the
North which is La Union. I only have a weekend to surf so Siargao and
La Union is a No No.

With the help of Mr Google, I found out that there is a place near manila
where I can surf. Just a 4 hour drive/commute from Manila, is San
Narciso Zambales.

San Narciso is a fourth class municipality in the province of Zambales,
Philippines.

San Narciso is famous for its beaches along the South China Sea that are
suited for surfing. Many local celebrities have already visited San
Narciso to surf in its beaches which is nearest to Manila, a mere 4 hour
drive away.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/San_Narciso,_Zambales

My hubby and I planned to surf at Liwliwa in San Narciso Zambales, we first
check The Famous Circle Hostel. My friend james then
mentioned and provided a link to Crystal Beach Resort in Zambales.

The rate is affordable, the place is good and not crowded , the food is
great and they have surfing lessons by quick silver! As per blogs
that I read, April still have a good swell (noun: a slow, regular
movement of the sea in rolling waves that do not break.)

Crystal Beach Resort

In scale of 1-10 , 1 being the lowest and 10 being the highest.

Food: 9
Accomodation: 9
Accessibility: 7
Ammenities: 8
Customer Service: 10
Reservation: 9

Crystal Beach resort is located in Barangay La Paz, San Narciso,
Zambales , Philippines. This is one of the best resorts that weve been to.
The Place is good for team building activities, Family Getaway and
solo backpacking experience. Spacious Resort, not crowded. The sunset
is beautiful!

Lovers Payatot and Piglet =)

Lovers Payatot and Piglet =)

James,Tay, Tin and I left Manila at 9:30 AM and we reached Crystal
Beach at 1:30 PM. We were so hungry , Thank god they got a restaurant
inside the resort. The food was great!! I ordered Inihaw na Liempo
for P160 (Good for 2 Pax) and my Hubby ordered Inihaw na Bangus for
P150 and its worth the price. Rice costs P20 per order, Juice/Soda costs
P40.

Inihaw na Liempo For the Win!

Inihaw na Liempo For the Win!

Sinigang Oy!

Sinigang Oy!

After we ate, we then headed to the friendly receptionist to asked for the
surfing lessons details. They said that its 80% negative but they will receive a
confirmation by 3pm. I waited for 3pm and it broke my heart, there is
no swell. So it means, We cant surf. I called The Circle Hostel, to check if
the swell was good in their area but I got the same heartbreaking response.

Crystal Beach’s Surfing Rates: P400 per hour (surfing board rental and
trainer)

Acceptance is the Key. Forget about surfing, and just enjoy the beach!

We took a rest in our own Kubo House. The ambience is very relaxing.

Tulugan na!!

Tulugan na!!

Payak na Pamumuhay =)

Payak na Pamumuhay =)

Tower of John, Our Nest for tonight =). P1,200 per night good for 2-3 Pax. Non AC and private toilet but it was OK and clean!

Tower of John, Our Nest for tonight =). P1,200 per night good for 2-3 Pax. Non AC and private toilet but it was OK and clean!

typical 2 storey kubo house, with a fan room. We took a rest till 5PM
and headed to the beach after. We just rented a surfing board for photo
ops purposes haha! An hour costs P200 but since its my post bday bash,
we used the board for almost 2 hours without extra charge.

Hi There!

Hi There!

Pathway to the Beach

Pathway to the Beach

Warnings!

Warnings!

Campsite!

Campsite!

Serenity ♥

Serenity ♥

Life is better at the beach

Life is better at the beach

Posing lang, Walang Swell =(

Posing lang, Walang Swell =(

Posing lang, Walang Swell =(

Posing lang, Walang Swell =(

Ganyan Sana ako ka excited! Wala lang alon =(

Ganyan Sana ako ka excited! Wala lang alon =(

Surfer Sign as per Kuyang Lifeguard

Surfer Sign as per Kuyang Lifeguard

Hey Mini Waves!

Hey Mini Waves!

Yun Oh!

Yun Oh!

Kaya mo yan! Practice lang =)

Kaya mo yan! Practice lang =)

Woot! Muntik na makatayo!

Woot! Muntik na makatayo!

Happy =)

Surfers Wannabe!

Surfers Wannabe!

Oh Sunset!

Oh Sunset!

Sunset Dramatic Pose Daw =)

Sunset Dramatic Pose Daw =)

Sunset Dramatic Pose Daw =)

Sunset Dramatic Pose Daw =)

Sunset Dramatic Pose Daw =)

Sunset Dramatic Pose Daw =)

Sunset of Crystal Beach

Sunset of Crystal Beach

Sunset of Crystal Beach

Sunset of Crystal Beach

Sunset of Crystal Beach

Sunset of Crystal Beach

Sunset of Crystal Beach

Sunset of Crystal Beach

Sunset of Crystal Beach

Sunset of Crystal Beach

You go girl!

You go girl!

Tipaklong Surfer XD

Tipaklong Surfer XD

Red Moon +)

We enjoyed and swim till 7pm and ate dinner after. We ordered
Binagoongang Baboy for p170 .

Dinner Time!

Dinner Time!

Binagoongang Baboy!

Binagoongang Baboy!

Chopsuey!

Chopsuey!

After Dinner, James and Tin headed to their kubo to rest (they dont have
enough sleep since yesterday) ; Tay and I went back to the beach for an
accoustic night by the beach.

A sleeping Mat where you can sit and relax while listening to accoustic music
combined by the sound of playful waves while drinking an ice cold cold
beer. Thats what you called a relaxing Saturday night!

And yes, kumanta na nman ako :p

And yes, kumanta na nman ako :p

Time to Sleep!

We woke up at around 7:30 Am and just sat and relaxed by the beach. We
ate a heartful breakfast at around 8:30 AM. Their breakfast buffet
reminds me of something fishy buffet in Libis. The food was Great!

Wacky!

Wacky!

Lovers in Kubo

Lovers in Kubo

Lifeguard on Duty

Lifeguard on Duty

♥

Hayahay!

Hayahay!

Shore, Libre Silong =)

Shore, Libre Silong =)

Campsite..So Anawangin =)

Campsite..So Anawangin =)

Boyscout ?

Boyscout ?

Ang Galing ni Baby! Bet on my baby!

Ang Galing ni Baby! Bet on my baby!

Breakfast Buffet.Winner

Breakfast Buffet.Winner

Breakfast Buffet.Winner

Breakfast Buffet.Winner

Breakfast Buffet.Winner

Breakfast Buffet.Winner

Overall, Cyrstal Beach is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
It took us 4 hours to reach Crystal Beach but its worth it.

For Private Transportation:
Source: http://www.crystalbeach.com.ph/location.php

Balintawak exit to NLEX.
NLEX (exit on SCTEX on the last tollgate of NLEX)
SCTEX (take route going to Subic/SBMA)
At SMBA:
SBMA tollgate
Turn right on Rizal Highway
Go straight till you reach the dead end then turn left (on the right is the
tollgate to Olongapo City)
Turn Right on the First intersection (Canal St)
Kalaklan Gate (tollgate to Zambales)
Turn Left going to Zambales
Subic Town
Town of Castillejos
Town of San Marcelino (Take shortcut: See shortcut signage in the
middle of the road)
Town of San Narciso (Turn Left after the San Narciso Town Hall)
Follow road signs going to Crystal Beach

FOR COMMUTERS:

Kindly go to any of the following VICTORY LINER stations: Cubao,
Caloocan, Pasay, and Sampaloc. Take the IBA/STA.CRUZ-bound bus and
ask to be dropped off in San Narciso, Zambales (nearest landmark: San
Sebastian Catholic Church). Once there, take a tricycle going to Crystal
Beach Resort.

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