Fresh from my Palawan adventure a couple of weeks before, I found myself on the road again. This time, my feet led me to the old town called Sariaya in Quezon. I was missing El Nido that I had wanted a second dose of a short-vacation in a marine environment without going to the beach. Aided with a little research, I discovered this charming resort right at the outskirts of Sariaya town proper.
Me and two of my relatives arrived here before noon. I approached the reception to check-in but our room was not yet ready. The previous guests were still preparing to leave. While waiting, I roamed around a bit and found the resort to be even more pleasant in the eyes live. The grounds are colorful, alive but had a relaxing and quiet atmosphere at the same time. A haven in itself, I found it very charming.
After sometime, I was called and we were led to our room for three. It was located at the far end but in a quiet location overlooking the road outside. It was cute and comfy with a little terrace surrounding it. We were assigned to stay at Casita 1.
|Casita 1 (2nd floor) and Casita 2 (ground floor)|
|By the pool|
|Resort bar and lounge|
|There are many caged birds in the resort grounds. |
Others are noisy and independent.
Others were curious, adorable and friendly just like this one
|Traditional Filipino accents beautify the resort grounds|
|Lechon Kawali (P160) and Rice (P25 each)|
It was noon time and I did not have any plans of adding more sun burn to my still-Palawan-damaged skin. I did not even bring a pair of swimwear! Upon seeing the inviting pool, though, all plans to save on this trip and to no-swim at all flew out of the window. Good thing there was a souvenirs shop at the hotel reception and a two-piece swimsuit was calling my name. It was the only one remaining and when I tried it on, it fit me well. It seemed it had been waiting for me all along. :-)
Since it was so hot and we were tired from our two-hour trip, we unanimously decided to enjoy the pool at night. Yes, they allow night swimming. It was the solution to my earlier sunburn-worries. We stole a quick nap before exploring Sariaya town proper later that afternoon.
|Picturesque view of the resort grounds in the morning|
|Of course, it's Pondering posing here!|
Look at my sun-kissed skin!
As of posting time, I am much fairer now. ;-)
|Clubhouse P 120|
|The resort is perfect for couples looking for garden-themed weddings|
You may contact the resort for updated rates and package
The rate we paid was Php 2000 for three persons with free breakfast for two guests.
|2013 Summer Rate|
|Casita 1 consists of 1 Double and 1 Single Beds, good for three persons|
|Bottled water and toiletries are complimentary|
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How to get here:
The hotel is about 1 km from the Sariaya town proper. It is located at Kamagong road, Brgy. Balubal, near Woodlane Subd, approximately 500 m from the national highway.
Take a bus bound for Lucena/Bicol Region from Manila/Cubao/Pasay. Remind the driver/conductor to drop you off at Sariaya town proper. You can take a trike to the resort from there, fare at P10 per person or as negotiated.