Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Puerto Azul Beach Resort, Cavite, Philippines

Puerto Azul Beach Resort A tourists' paradise in the outskirts of Ternate town in Cavite, this pleasant resort is just a few hours drive from Manila. A world-class beach resort with it's seven coves, black sandy beaches, luxurious accommodations, a famous golf course and good restaurants. It features facilities for surf and turf sports, and many other activities.

Photo courtesy of
Edwin Martinez

Puerto Azul Beach Resort
+(63)(046) 5240026
Manila Telephone:
+(63)(02) 8448541
+(63)(0919) 5335391 -Edwin Martinez
+(63)(0932) 8636070 -Edwin Martinez
+(63)(0905) 5180667 -Ditee Manalo
+(63)(0925) 8857131 -Ditee Manalo

Caylabne Bay Resort, Cavite, Philippines

Caylabne Bay Resort A prime tourist destination in the Philippines, with water activities such as aquabiking, kayaking, jetskiing, or plain fishing. Located in the hillsides of Ternate, Cavite, just 90 minutes off Manila. Caylabne Bay Resort with its gently rolling hills and steep jagged cliffs, white sandy beaches and rocky shoals, is a destination of royalties from Europe and other world famous celebrities.

Update (11-30-07):
Caylabne Bay Resort is one of the Philippines' most promising resort-hotel. Treat yourself to the best of Asia in this Spanish Mediterranean-themed hideaway nestled in a secluded cove along the rugged coast of Ternate, Cavite. The 160-hectare refuge is best known for its wide expanse of white sand embraced by a boundless blanket of water. Sea-bound adventures, mountain hideaways, the best of both worlds, only in Caylabne Bay.

Caylabne Bay Resort
Ternate Telephone: +(63)(046) 7527401 to 04
Makati Telephone: +(63)(02) 8138519 to 26
Website: http://www.caylabne.com.ph
Email: salescb@caylabne.com.ph
Check Rates & Availability

Waterfront Beach Resort, Bataan, Philippines

Waterfront Beach Resort
One of the most spectacular and enchanting beaches in the country. A 45-minute trip from Manila, set in the picturesque town of Morong, Bataan Peninsula. It is blessed with a long stretch of natural, powdery fine beach and crystal clear waters.

Update (12-05-07):
Getting to The Waterfront Beach Resort is relatively easy. It only takes 30 minutes trip if you are in Subic Olongapo area, just cross the SBMA Southgate. Or a 45 minute-trip from Manila is also available, take the Ferry Boat ride from CCP terminal to Port of Orion. To add more convenience they have service cars contact that you can rent to from Port of Orion to the resort. Lastly, you can also take a Bus via North Expressway.

The Waterfront Beach Resort
+(63)(0917) 7533635
+(63)(0910) 9225152
Manila Telephone:
+(63)(02) 8223070
Website: http://www.thewaterfrontbeachresort.com
Email: inquiry@thewaterfrontbeachresort.com

Montemar Beach Resort, Bataan, Philippines

Montemar Beach Resort
Montemar Beach Resort is 154 kilometers from Manila, the only rated "AAA" resort by the Department of Tourism in Bataan. Located in Bagac, Montemar is situated in a rocky, wooded cove with a long beautiful white sand beach and clear waters of the South China Sea. They offer a lot of activities for you and your family and friends. The clear, sandy beach of Montemar is attractive; deck-chairs and parasols are made available.

The resort has Mediterranean inspired Inns with 70 well appointed rooms composed of two Premiere Suites, two Bedroom Executive Suites, eighteen Gallery Rooms, forty four Deluxe Rooms, and four Garden Rooms. For recreation, there's a swimming pools, tennis courts, bingo, videoke, souvenir shop, a tree house, pony rides, trekking at the local "Bisay" Falls, ballroom dancing and much more.

Montemar Beach Resort
Manila Telephone:
+(63)(02) 8926497
+(63)(02) 8115496
+(63)(02) 8115235
Website: http://www.montemarbeach.com
Email: montemarbeachclub@skyinet.net

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Iba Beach, Zambales, Philippines

Iba Beach
Eight kilometers of clean gray sand beach and a kilometer of it along the shore coral reef formation. The beautiful beach resorts that line along the shore of Iba is also an attraction to foreign visitors and local tourists where clean water and fresh fish are abundant. Located in Iba, the capital town of the province of Zambales. It is also the beach capital of Region III. The mode of transportation in going to the various barangays in Iba is by means of tricycle or by jeep and other motorized vehicles such as cars and non-motorized vehicles like bicycle. Since some of the roads in the municipality of Iba are now passable, traveling is much more enjoyable.

Update (12-05-07):
Probably the best beach around Iba is the one behind the airstrip.

White Castle Beach Resort is located in Brgy. Dingin, Iba, Zambales, with fine sand beach and crystal clear waters, clean and safe.

Cellphone: +(63)(0910) 3112110
Telephone: +(63)(047) 8112986
Website: http://www.whitecastlebeach.com
Email: virgie@whitecastlebeach.com

Palmera Garden Hotel and Beach Resort is located at the 208 km road marker North of Iba. Accomodations offered are beach cottages, standard, airconditioned, VIP, and family rooms. They have a good restaurant and swimming pool.

Cellphone:+(63)(0917) 4641377
Telephone:+(63)(047) 8112109
Website: http://www.palmeragarden.com
E-mail: palmera@mozcom.com

Lindamar By The Sea in Bangantalinga, offers rustically furnished rooms, restaurant, and billiards.

Cellphone:+(63)(0917) 4263836
Telephone:+(63)(047) 8112969

Tammy's Beach Resort also in Bangantalinga, offers basic but clean rooms with TV. Three-storey building with billiards on the roof. Also have an inexpensive restaurant.

Telephone:+(63)(047) 8112965

Bakasyunan sa Baybay Dagat offers a lot of amenities such as adult and kiddie pools, team building facilities, karoake, conference rooms, billiards, mini golf, fishing lagoon. The resort was recognized as one of the Top Five Best Landscaped Resorts of Iba, Zambales in April, 2008.

+(63)(0919) 7608848
+(63)(0917) 8302776
+(63)(0919) 6760445
+(63)(047) 6030220
+(63)(047) 8113234

Crystal Beach, Zambales, Philippines

Crystal Beach
Swim, surf and camp in this sandy beach found in San Narciso, Zambales. Frequented by surfers from all over the world. A beach break, located right in front of Crystal Beach, is ideal for beginner surfers because of its fun waves from both left and right. However under the right conditions it can produce good tubes and power for the more experienced surfers. The drawback is that they only work from August to November, when they are whipped up by typhoon activity off the east coast.

Update (12-05-07):
The Crystal Beach Resort beach front is 300 meter long, with lots of wide open spaces and plenty of trees, and the most picturesque of sunsets.

+(63)(0922) 8419004
Manila Telephone:
+(63)(02) 9419004
+(63)(02) 9400781

Friday, November 04, 2005

Hundred Islands National Park, Pangasinan, Philippines

Hundred Islands
It is the foremost tourist destination in the province of Pangasinan in northern Philippines. It is a five-hour drive north of Manila passing through Pampanga, Tarlac, and finally to Alaminos. The jump-off point is the town of Lucap. From the wharf, it is just a short 20-minute boat ride to the islands.With over a hundred little islets sprinkling a vast area of some 1,844 hectares of calm and clear blue waters. One can practically have an island all to oneself! But not all islands in the park are ideal for swimming and picnics. Only a few have white sandy beaches. Most are rock-solid but with lush green plants and vegetation, some trees, some even have caves!

Three of the most popular islands are the Quezon Island, Governor's Island and the Children's Island. Aside from the islands themselves, caves abound at the Hundred Islands. Today, up to ten caves have been identified and some were named based on some myths, legends and the stone formation. One would be enthralled at the giant clams locally called "taklobo" which is being considered to be the biggest bivalve mollusks in the world. The waters of the Hundred Islands is home to coral reefs which shelter, feed and protect sea creatures in the park. They also aid the islets in protecting the city's coast from the impact of waves.

The Hundred Islands Resort Hotel in Barangay Lucap, City of Alaminos, is servicing visitors to the Hundred Island, it is a Dept. of Tourism accredited hotel in the area. Offers 20 deluxe and standard rooms with TV and airconditioning, with round-the-clock hot and cold water service.

+(63)(075) 5515753
+(63)(075) 5515754

Pug-os Beach, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Pug-os BeachRest houses and picnic sheds are found in this nearby white sand beach in Cabugao. A developed beach known for its pure white sand and shallow shoreline.

Update (12-05-07):
Barangay Pug-os, located along the national highway and two kilometers north of the poblacion, boasts of its fine beach – its white sand stretching to more than half a kilometer. This attribute and the gradually slopping seabed make it a top favorite among town mates and tourists for swimming, picnics or fun hiking.

Ponce del Mar Beach Resort in Pug-os, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.
Cellphone: +(63)(0916) 3584907

Cabugao Beach Resort, called "Boracay of the North", is a privately leased municipality-owned beach resort in Pug-os, Cabugao, Ilocos Sur.

Telephone: +(63)(077) 7285114
Email: cabugaobeachresort@yahoo.com.ph

Dinapigue Beach, Isabela, Philippines

Dinapigue Beach

You can feel the beauty of nature untouched by man. A yet to be discovered beach with it's white sands and crystal clear waters suitable for snorkeling and scuba diving. The Municipality of Dinapigue is accessible by air, sea and land transport. The existence of roads from this municipality to the rest of the mainland towns is an indication that Dinapigue will soon be compared to other municipalities who are now enjoying the modern day of living.

Photo courtesy of
Carmelo Abalos

Palaui Island, Cagayan, Philippines

Palaui Island
An island that is a league of its own. Its white beaches, steep, rugged cliffs and the surrounding Babuyan Channel seduce the senses. Wave-polished corals, seashells and beautiful rock formations sprouting like mushrooms make a haven for swimming and snorkeling, scuba diving, shell collecting, fishing, forest exploration and whatever outdoor activity one can dream of. Migratory birds like white herons from neighboring countries up north of the Philippines visit the island between September and October.

Update (12-05-07):
Palaui offers an all-around experience because its hills beckon the trekker, and its forest, home to many endangered species, shelters a waterfall. The crystal clear waters are more than tempting, and the white sand – which you will realize are actually dead corals when you set foot on the island – is simply beautiful.

Jotay Resort offers clean, modern comfortable rooms, most with air conditioning, and each with a shower, in a quiet position adjacent to the beach together with a large secure garden area. Also has 2 dormitory units, each good for 8 persons.

Jotay Resort will arrange boat trips for fishing, to remote white-sand beaches and to and around nearby Palaui Island.

+(63)(078) 8581026
+(63)(0906) 4308989
+(63)(0915) 2102058
+(63)(0906) 4781270

Claveria Beach, Cagayan, Philippines

Claveria Beach
Located in Claveria town which is fast becoming the new beach capital of the province. The cove has a pebble-strewn beach with a rewarding view of the Babuyan Channel. It has facilities for picnics and pristine view of the forest of Claveria plus interesting rock formations waiting to be explored. During summer months, visitors can take a boat and view the Claveria coastline when the sea is as calm as it can be.

Update (12-05-07):
Claveria being a word-of-mouth eco-tourism destination is flocked generally by local tourists coming from as far as Isabela. Favorite places of interest are the 4-km long Claveria Beach, the secluded Centinela Beach, the calm waters of Taggat Lagoon, Macatel Falls, Mabnang Falls and Portabaga Falls. The Claveria Bay as an abundant fishing ground assures fresh seafood all-year-round.

Ocean Inn Resort is one of the newest beach hotels in town. Has eight airconditioned private rooms, two family rooms, twin-rooms. Also available are non-aircon rooms w/ common T&B. Clean linen and towels. Very helpful personnel. Restaurant and a view deck.

Telephone: +(63)(078) 8661160
Cellphone: +(63)(0919) 6973966

Casa Del Claveria offers clean and spacious rooms at reasonable prices. Becoming the best choice on Claveria, Cagayan for temporary lodging.

Website: http://www.casadelclaveria.com
Email: sara@casadelclaveria.com

Claveria Bayview Inn & Resort provides clean basic rooms at reasonable prices. A restaurant is also available.

Telephone: +(63)(078) 8661071

Casa Grand Inn by the Sea has an attractive, big building with spacious, friendly rooms and a restaurant. Standard amenities in every room and suite include: cable TV and signature bath supplies. Enjoy all of the fine attention to detail and service that you’ve come to expect from a premier resort.

Telephone: +(63)(078) 8661039
Website: http://www.casagrandinn.com

White Beach, Batanes, Philippines

White Beach Batanes
Located in Vatang, Hapnit, and Mavatuy Point at Mahatao. The waters here is so clear one can see the coral reefs below. The locals are proud of the fact that everything is free of charge, even the picnic huts. The Ivatans(thats what the locals are called) come here often.

Update (12-05-07):
The white sand beaches are located on the western coast. The southern and eastern coast are rocky.

Pension Ivatan offers 11 tastefully decorated rooms each with TV, aircon and toilet & bath.

Telephone: +(63)(905) 3035855
Website: http://www.pensionivatan.com
Email: innkeeper@pensionivatan.com

Batanes Resort offers eight two-room cottages, with either a two- or three- bed setting per cottage. All rooms have their own bathrooms and a choice of air conditioning or electric fan.

Quezon City Telephone: +(63)(02) 9229621 local 327
Cellphone: +(63)(0920) 8492496

Di-atay Beach, Batanes, Philippines

A beautiful cove with multi-colored rocks and white sand. Ideal for picnics and beach combing. It's big waves rams against limestone rocks, crashes onto shores and laps on an incredible beach overlaid with smooth stones. On fine days it froths. Rolling, it can send waves thirty feet to the crest. Di-atay beach is located along the national highway between Mahatao and Ivana; 9.85 kilometers from Basco.

Cape Bolinao Beach, Pangasinan, Philippines

Bolinao BeachThe white beach in Barangay Patar has a fresh water source nearby believed to be an outlet of an underground river. Here, the surf is wilder as it hits the boulders along the shore. The landmark is the old lighthouse that stands on a hill. The tourism infrastructure is not well developed but the locals are very helpful to tourists. As many of its inhabitants are fishermen, Bolinao is also a paradise for seafood gourmets.

Update (12-01-07):
Bolinao is a little town north-west of Lucap, which hasn't been overrun by tourists yet, at the far north end of the province of Pangasinan.

Dutch Beach Resort in Patar offers pleasantly furnished small cottages with refrigerators, situated in a garden directly on the beach. A restaurant is also available.

Cellphone: +(63)(0920) 7869037

Puerto del Sol Beach Hotel is located about 10 km west of Bolinao, on the way to Patar. They have an attractive, two-storey building with comfortable rooms, all with refrigerators and TVs. Other amenities include a restaurant, swimming pool and a jacuzzi.

+(63)(0918) 5192147
+(63)(0920) 9507105
+(63)(0920) 9527475
Bolinao Telephone:
+(63)(075) 6960530
Manila Telephone:
+(63)(02) 6378963
+(63)(02) 6352547
+(63)(02) 6315103
Check Rates & Availability

Villa Carolina Beach Resort offers bungalows, duplex rooms, cabanas, and thatched huts. Amenities include a billiard table, mini garden, barbeque area and a "Venetian" inspired swimming pool that has cascading waterfalls and a connecting Jacuzzi on the other side.

+(63)(0921) 6983340
+(63)(0921) 3362827

SCL Beach Resort
+(63)(0939) 1809870
+(63)(0906) 5878155

Thursday, November 03, 2005

Tambobong Beach, Pangasinan, Philippines

Tambobong Beach
Located in the municipality of Dasol, province of Pangasinan. The 18 kms distance from the town proper will take about 45 minutes to an hour of rough yet scenic drive. A white sand beach with water that teems with marine life. A favorite site of anglers and scuba divers.

Update (12-05-07):
Tambobong is still untouched by foreign tourists, and is still a hidden paradise. Also in the vicinity of Tambobong are islands worth visiting not only for the seclusion of secret coves, but also for unique geographical wonders.

Bauang Beach, La Union, Philippines

Bauang Beach
The beach of Bauang and San Fernando, La Union, Philippines offers a variety of small, smallest and larger resorts meeting all needs depending on your priorities. The clean beach with brown sand from San Fernando, La Union to Bauang expands about 10 km long and invites to extensive beach walks in day time or during the many magnificent sunset sceneries. Various Beach Resorts or cottages available along the beach are suitable for a stay from a few weeks to several months.

Update (12-05-07):
Bauang has developed into the most popular beach in Northern Luzon. The resorts mentioned here are only a few of what Bauang offers. Nearly all of them are situated on the long, grey beach between Baccuit and Paringao, north of Bauang proper.

Bali Hai Beach Resort, the premier resort in the Bauang - San Fernando area. Set in lush tropical gardens overlooking the South China Sea, Bali Hai offers air-conditioned bungalows, a 24 hour bar and restaurant, a swimming pool, cable TV, tours, and much more.

Telephone: +(63)(072) 2425679-80
Cellphone: +(63)(0906) 4719633
Website: http://www.balihai.com.ph
Email: balihai@balihai.com.ph

Long Beach Resort Hotel offers rooms with mountainview or oceanview balconies, some are carpeted, spacious and with cable TV, aircon and hot & cold water. Sports facilities include billiards, tennis court, boating, volleyball, surfing, fishing, snorkling, windsurfing and scuba diving.

+(63)(072) 2420609
+(63)(072) 7050904
Website: http://www.longbeachresorthotel.com
Email: lbrh@sflu.com

Cabaña Beach Resort have 29 all aircon rooms with hot & cold water. Enjoy your day at their poolside bar. Late afternoon sundowners can be spent at Cabaña sunset bar, a stone throw away from the south China sea and a marvelous sunsets. Sports facilities available are a Golf course, mini lawn Golf, pool table, scuba diving, windsurfing, snorkeling & fishing.

+(63)(072) 2425585
+(63)(072) 7053508
Website: http://www.sflu.com/cabana
Email: cabana@sflu.com

Coconut Grove Beach Resort provides 28 spacious, well appointed, air conditioned rooms with ensuite bathroom. These are contained in Hispanic - Filipino styled villas in four unit clusters. The units are situated in tropical grounds right on the beach. Lots of sports activities to choose from.

+(63)(072) 8884276
+(63)(072) 8885381
Website: http://coco.com.ph
Email: resort@coco.com.ph

Apatot Beach, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

This cove in San Esteban is frequently visited by picnickers. During the last stage of World War II, US submarines surfaced in the area to unload arms and supplies for the USAFIP, NL. A favorite among the local community, the place is also named after a mangrove plant that was abundant in the area.

There is very little information about Apatot Beach. Most of it's visitors are just locals from nearby towns and cities. There are three existing beach resorts but only one has a contact number.

Don Coronel Family Beach Resort in Apatot, San Esteban
Cellphone: +(63)(0919) 6604132

Santiago Cove, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

Santiago Cove
Touring around the province of Ilocos Sur, on a cruising pace, one can visit the Santiago Cove, a beautiful stretch of fine sand beach in Santiago town with amenities for picnics and water sports.

Update (12-05-07):
Santiago Cove in Ilocos Sur is approximately 51 km away from San Fernando La Union. The cove has a perfect crescent-shaped shore (like a half moon).

Suba Beach, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Suba Beach
Suba Beach in Paoay has extensive sand dunes up to 800 meters wide in certain places and exciting surf. It is a favorite of movie makers for location shooting. Oliver Stone's Born on the Fourth of July and Temptation Island was shot at the sand dunes of Suba.

The most exotic beach in the Ilocos region, Suba Beach in Paoay, is famous for its extensive sand dunes and exciting surf. The Suba Beach offers an unforgettable view of the setting sun.

Fort Ilocandia Resort & Casino is equipped with 289 deluxe rooms, each offering you a panoramic view of the resort. Attendants are ready to serve you 24 hours a day 7 days a week, making your stay pleasant and pleasurable. Hotel facilities include an Olympic size swimming pool, video arcade, tennis court, gym & sauna. Serene and spotless beach where you can enjoy water sports activities, such as Jetskis, banana boats, surfing & sailing. Recreation activities including horseback riding, all terrain vehicles, shooting range, archery, pilot sailing, hot-air balloon and many more.

Telephone: +(63)(077) 7721166 to 70
Website: http://www.fortilocandia.com.ph
Email: rooms@fortilocandia.com.ph

Pagudpud White Sand Beach, Ilocos Norte, Philippines

Pagudpud Beach
A one hour scenic drive along the country side and the coast of Ilocos Norte is Pagudpud Beach showcasing the local flavor of Northern Luzon. Pagudpud Beach boast of prestine white sand beaches comparable to other world class Philippine destinations. Pagudpud offers other activities like treking and other ecological land adventures.

Update (11-29-07):
Pagudpud lies on Bangui Bay, about 60 km. north of Laoag.

Terra Rika Beach Resort offers air conditioned rooms with refrigerator and kitchen, and a restaurant.

Telephone: +(63)(077) 7721845
Cellphone: +(63)(0918) 9371752
Website: http://www.terrarikadiveresort.com
Email: terrarikadiveresort@yahoo.com

Saud Beach Resort has large sized rooms with refrigerator, and an attractive restaurant surrounded by an extensive ground area.

Ilocos Telephone:
+(63)(077) 7641005
Quezon City Telephone:
+(63)(02) 9212856
+(63)(02) 9289853
Website: http://www.saudbeachresort.com
Email: inquiries@saudbeachresort.com

Hannah's Beach Resort offers four kinds of accommodations, all equipped with refrigerators, television sets and tastefully furnished to suit different kinds of guests.

+(63)(0910) 4966525
+(63)(0920) 6057121
Website: http://www.hannahsbeachresort.com
Email: info@hannahsbeachresort.com

Pagudpud Rinnovati offers affordable accommodation to local and international tourists while in Pagudpdud, Ilocos Norte. Air conditioned rooms with satellite televisions and common kitchen.

Cellphone: +(63)(0927) 6137466
Website: http://pagudpudrinnovati.webs.com
Email: pagudpud_rinnovati@yahoo.com.ph

This website is in no way connected to any of the resorts that it helps to promote. This website is created to help the general public plan a trip to the many beaches in the Philippines. If you have concerns with any of the establishments listed here, contact them yourself.