Puerto Galera Staycation

Tuesday, May 29, 2012
It's our third wedding anniversary today and me and my husband had to celebrate on an earlier date due to work constraints. We had first planned on going back to Subic because we went there last December but we were not able to try out the beach since we brought Nathan to Ocean Adventure.

I had a hard time looking for a location to spend our day but after I landed upon Coco Beach Island Resort's website, I knew it was the perfect place. So why I am writing about this place? Only one good reason there is -- because it left a mark. 

We had to use the public transportation from Cavite to Batangas which took us 2 hours. From Batangas port, we rode on a large boat for an hour or so to Muelle pier and from there, we had to ride another small boat to the island that took a good 10 minutes. By the time we got there, we were already quite exhausted from the long trip and the heavy baggage. But upon seeing where we were heading too, our senses have been awakened. So here, I'd like to share with you some photos of our 2-day adventure.

Coco Beach is a 10-hectare beach resort where every facilities is made from all natural materials. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get you a good picture of our cozy room. We were lucky to have been given a Deluxe room while paying for a Standard room fee. I'm guessing they had forgotten about our reservation but nevertheless, it's in the cards. Aside from this, we are provided with a service family who took care of all our needs in the room.

That's me by the beach!

Their silent pool is only open until 6pm and it offers a great scene of the beach because it's on top of the hill. Plus, it has a small jacuzzi that we never managed to use because it jam-packed with people. 

Happy hour at 4:00-5:00 pm! Buy one take one on mixed drinks. We tried Pina Colada and Gypsy. Gypsy is a mix of vodka, orange and lime juice while Pina Colada is made from gold rhum, coco cream and pineapple juice. The latter tastes horrible to me.

They have a bigger pool near the beach. But a lot of foreigners are there during our stay so we made use of the Silent pool instead.

Dinner. The menu's a little expensive but truly mouthwatering. We tried their Chicken Cordon Bleu, Lechon Kawali on Steamed Kangkong and Baked Mussels. The nice part is you can order any seafood and ask for it to be cooked the way you want.

Buffet breakfast. We tried almost everything -- from rice meal to bread. They have a great array of food waiting for you in the morning. Their home-made bacon strips is a must-try (not in the photo). Truly scrumptious, I finished a plateful. :( You also get to enjoy the scenery because the buffet is just in front of the beach!

 Spending time in vain

 Beach hopping

 Snorkeling at Kiliman Island. It was my first try. My body had to ache the following day. But truly it was all worth the money and the pain because the underwater boasts an unsparing collection of coral reefs and sea creatures that are truly admirable.

Our two days of stay is truly not enough to visit all the islands and engage in all the 101 activities Coco Beach has to offer (I tell you they really have a list!). I have yet to try their signature massage in their own spa, weaving lessons, banana boat ride, water skiing and the trips and excursions.

Coco Beach, we'll be back! Probably in a year or two. =)

P.S. Happy 3rd anniversary, ga! Cheers to more years of <3. 


  1. Mona Verdida said...:

    Wow! Snorkeling! And the underwater picture is soo nice. Coco Beach Island resort looks tempting to go to when we decide to go to Puerto Galera. :) The food also looks delish! We also tend to try every food when we eat in a buffet para sulit ang bayad, right? :D The drinks that you ordered by the Silent Pool also looks refreshing! Parang ang laki ng servings din. :)

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