Who would have thought that a place like this existed inside a Marine Base Camp.
In less than 2 hours drive from Manila, you could reach Katungkulan Beach in Ternate, Cavite. The only beach of its kind nearest to Manila. What makes this even more unique is that this is indeed within the vicinity of the training grounds of the Marines! Please take note however, you need to strictly follow rules & regulations.
Just a friendly reminder though;
This is not your typical resort. It is a semi-private beach inside the marine base camp.
Strictly follow rules & regulations.
No reservation. They are accommodating guests on a first come first serve basis.
Registration and payment is required at the gate.
It’s more convenient to bring your own car.
Make sure to fill up your gas as there are no gas stations near the area.
Check your vehicle before you leave the house.
Cottages are for rent.
There are some private rooms that you could rent depending on availability.
Pitching of tent is allowed.
There are grilling stations in the area that you could use.
Bringing your own food is highly advisable.
There is a small store inside the camp where you could buy basic needs.
Please don’t expect too much, especially with the facilities (bathroom, private room, cottages, etc.)
The area is well kept and free from garbage. Please clean as you go.
Laiya is approximately 3 hours drive from Manila passing by SLEX and Star Tollway. No need to exit SLEX since it is now interconnected to STAR Tollway. From STAR Tollway, drive all the way to Ibaan exit.
After exiting, turn left when you see the sign (Ibaan). Drive approximately 8 kilometers to Rosario town proper. From Rosario, drive another 23 kilometers to reach the town of San Juan.
Once in San Juan, you will pass by Jollibee at your left and Puregold at your right, then make a right turn after the Municipal Hall. At this point, resorts in Laiya is approximately 30 minutes away.
Staycation -a vacation spent at or near your own home, rather than traveling to far away places.
… and that’s exactly what we did! It was a gloomy weekend because of bad weather, yet we’ve managed to make the most out of it! We booked a room, stroll around the mall, watched a movie, play at the casino, enjoyed swimming, and experienced some pool side fun! 🙂
It was a fun & relaxing weekend. Let’s do this again! 🙂
Thrilled! That’s exactly how I feel when I set foot in Boracay. The view was mesmerizing, it’s like as if I’m looking at a high definition imagery of a seascape designed to perfection.
I still remember the days when I’m googling images of Boracay and searching for videos on YouTube. Now, I’ve been there already. It’s my first time in Boracay and in an instance, I fell in love with it. Words are not enough to describe the experience, just imagine the warm sea breeze touching your face while walking along the stretch of the finest white sandy beach and crystal clear water. Drinking fresh coconut juice and indulging with the freshest seafood cooked the way you want it while enjoying the company of your friends, family, and other people having a great time. Tell me, how does it feel?
They say Boracay is a paradise on earth. I couldn’t agree more!
My quest to discover the best destinations in the Philippines continues and the next leg of my journey got me to “The Hundred Islands”.
The Hundred Islands National Park is located in Alaminos City, Pangasinan. Approximately five (5) hours away from Manila. It is composed of 124 islands at low tide and 123 at high tide. These islands and islets are scattered in Lingayen Gulf covering an area of 1,667 hectares.
I’ve heard lot’s of good things about the hundred Islands, so I have decided to see and experience it myself. At first, I was quite worried that it won’t live up to my expectations but at the same time I’m very excited.
All of my worries suddenly fades away as soon as we arrived! It even surpassed my expectations. Here are some of the wonderful moment captured on camera during my “Hundred Islands” adventure! 🙂
This has been one of the most enjoyable weekend ever, filled with fun and surprises! 🙂