Pangasinan Getaway

Hi everyone! This will just be a quick post about my recent trip to Pangasinan with my family. Even though it was just a quick trip, it felt really special because it is not everyday that I get to go on a trip with my family with all our conflicting schedules.

My sister and I planned a trip to Pangasinan since most of the resorts in nearer provinces (i.e. Batangas, Laguna, etc.) were already fully booked. Read on below to know more.


We booked a small family room in El Puerto Marina Beach Resort. Because we arrived around 2:00PM, we decided to just settle down first and wait until it was not as hot anymore before we went to the beach area which was a 5-min walk from our room.

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Beach signs

The sand here was very fine and soft to touch. What’s more, the beach area was very wide with several cottages around.

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Beach area. We were already near the sea but behind this photo is a wider sand area.

 

 

 

Aside from the beach, visitors can also enjoy their water park. We did not try all because most of them were only shallow (waist deep) aside from the newly opened bar x infinity pool.

 

 

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When the day was over, we went back to our room to settle down and rest. The following day, we checked out as soon as we finished eating our breakfast and did a city tour of our own before finally heading back to Manila.


The resort was okay but it could have been better. Here are some of the pros and cons of El Puerto Marina Beach Resort.

Pros

  1. Wide beach area with fine sand.
  2. Air-conditioners were working well
  3. Lots of different swimming pools in the water park. I especially loved the infinity x bar pool

Cons

  1. For a small family room, they only gave 2 bottles of water
  2. Flush of the toilet was broken
  3. TV cable channels were just a few (no HBO, Star Movies, etc.)
  4. Earlier check-out required (11AM instead of 12NN).
  5. Service was a bit lacking. Overall, I think the value for money is a bit poor.

18279061_10154735564301359_200418725460749289_oI still enjoyed our trip because I was with my family. This was one weekend that all of our schedules matched (well actually, I had to cancel one of my hikes for this because of course, family first!) so it was a good thing this pushed through.

Here’s to more trips with our families!

Thanks for reading!

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Hohol in Bohol

Hi everyone! Last May 12-16, 2016, I took a break from being an adult and went on a trip to Bohol with my friends. And because I was really excited for this trip, I started packing my things a week before our scheduled trip.

I had so much things planned in my mind but unfortunately, most were not done because of my bad condition on the days of the trip. It was unfortunate but at least I was able to see a bit of Bohol during my stay.

Read on below for the really quick summary of our hohol in Bohol.

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Quick Trip to Pangasinan

Last Holy Saturday, my dad, brother and I went to Pangasinan to visit our relatives. We had to go back on the same day; however, because my mom and I still had to serve at the Easter Vigil at night.

Even though I knew that it was going to be a tiring day, I still decided to come along because Pangasinan is a place close to my heart.

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Outfits of Summer 2015

Hi everyone! It’s Throwback Thursday and I thought of compiling most of my summer 2015 outfits in this post because I already miss summer and I’m looking forward to summer 2016!

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Summer Escapades: Off the Grid in Kwebang Lampas

Hi! It took a while but I finally found the time to share all about the second part of my weekend last, last week (first part was the climb to Mt. Maculot). Last May 16, me, my sister, my cousin and some friends went to Kwebang Lampas or formerly known as Lukang Beach in Pagbilao Quezon.

Before this trip, I had plans to join a fun run with my office mates. However, I was tasked to organize and make the itinerary for May 16 – 17.  I told my office mates to just go without me and that I would join them in their next run in June. At first I was regretting my decision of giving up the run but when we got to the place, the regret slowly faded away.

This was my second beach camping experience. Read on below to know more about it.

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Summer Escapades: LaBurot

Who needs LaBoracay when I can have something cheaper and more accessible?

Just this labor day, May 1, I went to a beach camping trip in Burot Beach, Calatagan, Batangas. This was a very spontaneous trip as I was invited by a friend just two days before and I already had other plans for that weekend, which was to climb a mountain. But in the end, I chose the beach camping trip because I have never experienced this and the fact that it was spontaneous made it more exciting.

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