26 November, 2016

Beach Glamping At Crystal Beach Resort

My feet are itching for a birthday getaway and a sand in my toes would be a perfect idea. Original plan was to go with my boyfriend alone but I think it will be okay to tagged along his bestfriends para mas masaya! Yes all boys!
*Getting there is easy peasy! Just ride a Victory Liner Bus or any bus (Cubao. 5am is the first trip and 3-4 hours travel time) bound to Iba/Sta. Cruz Zambales, then tell the driver to drop you off  at San Narciso. Landmark is the San Sebastian Church, across the side of the road there's a tricycle terminal awaiting that can take you to Crystal Beach Resort.

*Going home. (Going home agad!) There's no bus bound straight to Cubao from San Narciso, it's either you to go bus terminal at Iba or ride a bus going to Olongapo terminal station. We do the latter and it's for P80, approximately 1 hour travel time. From Olongapo terminal we ride a bus going to Cubao station for P140 only. 

If you will avail rooms it was around P1700 and above, tent rentals are for P500 (banig, pillows and blankets included). Entrance fee is for P295 and if you have your own tent, pitching is free! Use of grilling station and communal bathroom is included also. You can either buy your foods in their restaurant or bring your own foods and drinks. (there is corkage fee for drinks)
Disclaimer: The Rates are subject to change without prior notice. Ganern!

We came in around 9am, we pitch our tent then headed to nearby talipapa to buy our foods. I automatically took a picture of this The Choice-ish chair because I remember gabby and travis! 

Our home for the weekend. I didn't even bother to book a cabana because I wanted to experience glamping style! We have the perfect beach front spot and the tree log is my favorite.

I never met a sunset I didn't like. 

There are live bands every weekend, we spend our whole night drinking our beers while stargazing and listening to coldplay songs. Such a relaxing getaway indeed!

Total Damage:
Bus Fare 
(Cubao-San Narciso) - P250/person
(San Narciso - Olongapo) - P80
(Olongapo - Cubao) - P140
Tricycle Fare - P30/person (two-way) 
Entrance Fee - P295/each
Foods & Drinks - P300/each
Total - P1080 only for a quick getaway!

It's such a happy place mainly for a weekend -warrior and itching for quick beach trip like me. With all the trees, colorful tents, tire swings, hammocks and nipa huts everywhere, it was a place wouldn't exchange over a luxurious hotel.