Day Tour at Vista Tala Bataan

Our first visit to Bataan was just a day trip, we were supposed to go to Stilts Resort in Batangas but since they were fully booked for April, we opted to go to Bataan instead. Top choices for Bataan resort are Playa La Caleta, Camaya Coast, Westwind Beach Resort and Vista Tala Resort. Playa La Caleta  & Westwind Beach Resort were all fully booked for April so we booked at Vista Tala instead. Maybe you’re wondering why Las Casas wasn’t an option. I have seen a lot of bloggers/travelers that have already been to Las Casas so I decided to go somewhere where there were few people so we can fully utilize the amenities.

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La Vie Parisienne

First trip with friends for 2017 – Cebu. This trip was booked last year. Our dear friend Krizia, booked us on different flights based on the availability of seats. So the 1st trip was at 5.55pm, next is at 9:45 then 11:45 pm. We tried our chances at the 9:45 pm flight so we arrived earlier in Cebu, enough time to meet with our friend.

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Catch the Golden Sunset at Canyon Cove Hotel and Spa

Canyon Cove is located in Nasugbu, 3 hours away from Manila if traveling via a private car and usually 3 to 4 hours if you are traveling by public transportation. Nasugbu is home to a lot of both hostels, expensive hotels as well as awesome beach front accommodations. Check map here:

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Magalawa Tips and How to’s

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Thanks Mother Earth for the breathtaking view. 

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If you’re staying overnight in a tent, consider the weather and make sure the tent is located under the trees to protect you & your things in case it rains. And oh, make sure you contact Mang Mulo to reserve tent if you don’t want to bring your own. Tent rental is P300 or 100/pax.

If you bring tents, you still need to pay P200 for the reservation of the place of your tent. 

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We didn’t try snorkeling 😦 We don’t have snorkeling gears. They charge P150/head for the gears plus balsa.

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If you opt to stay in kubo overnight, you’ll pay P1200, i think 4 to 5 pax will fit in.

         

What to do in the island?

1.Snorkeling (bring your own gears)

2.Swim as long as you want

3.Photoshoot for bloggers and vain people like me 😀

4.Sleep in the small kubo and relax

5. Play volleyball or frisbee

6. Stroll around the island

7. Dive for starfish

8. Interview Mang Mulo or the people living in Magalawa

9. Catch salagubang

10.Bonfire at night, melt some marshmallows & drink (Tip: Bring your own “drinks”, there’s only one sari-sari store on the island and they sell Empe light)

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There’s no electricity during the day so we waited for 6pm to charge our mobile phones. You’ll pay P10 per charge.  

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Also, may i remind you that they only have common bathrooms. Water is coming from the water pump and a “Kuya” will put a hose to fill up water. What i did was, i used the hose as my shower so I don’t have to use the water in the drums. Brilliant idea, right? 🙂

 

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