You’ll be surprised not seeing anymore the signage Boracay de Cavite Beach Resort because it is now Katungkulan Beach Resort. It is located in General Lim Marine Base in Calumpang, Sapang 1, Ternate, Cavite. A three-hour drive from Manila passing Cavitex (Cavite Express).
It’s my birthday today. My hubby wanted us to go to Batangas or Subic for a swim but I told him that I’m on a tight budget so I preferred to hang out on a nearby beach in Cavite. I was told that there was no such pristine white sand beach here, but when we saw pictures of Katungkulan Beach Resort, off we go!
We were all 14 so we squeezed in a 22-seater jeep which we hired for P3,000. Good for my hubby, he is out to drive our van for the day’s family getaway. We passed the towns of Kawit, Tanza, and Naic. From the town of Ternate, it took us thirty minutes more passing the scenic view of green scenery and hilly mountains, Pico de Loro, and Puerto Azul.
As I pay for the entrance fee (P100) at the main gate, the kids including my hubby hopped out from the jeepney and enjoyed watching the little monkey on the roof. Quite amazed by this playful little creature. Haha!
After two kilometers of driving from the entrance gate, we now reached the Katungkulan Beach Resort. Seeing a training camp, their quarters, the trainees, and the marines in uniform sent my spine a feeling of heroism. Indeed it was an unusual experience. I only saw these things in movies. Now, it’s for real.
The resort was a small cove. The sand wasn’t white as seen in pictures, it was gray, but with a very fine texture. It was comparable to the sand of Munting Buhangin in Nasugbu, Batangas. Walking barefooted in the sand was very relaxing. We immediately took a beachfront cottage for P350. A young military trainee collected our payment and he issued an official receipt afterward.
Little kids, Shen, Magnus, and Ax hastily run to the water and swim. Waves were buffeting on the shore at the time we arrived. It was an overcast morning, praying for the clouds to go away so we can enjoy our water fun.
There is one cottage with videoke (for a fee) but it was packed by singing enthusiasts. Since it was impossible for us to sing out loud (the biritera way) we explored the right side of the resort where we saw marines in an actual water training. We watched excitedly a “live-action shoot”.
Shortly after, we walked farther and saw the fan-room area. The sand was finer in this area. A few more walks and we were free from the noisy crowd. We reached the best spot for communing with nature. The tranquility was so defined here.
We stood on a big rock, watched the waves, smelled the fresh scent of the sea, and embraced the serenity. Oh, it was a stress-free day! Time to chill and relax.
- Entrance Fee: Day – P100/Overnight – P200
- Cottage with Roof – P350
- Table and bench – P250
- Fan Room with private bathroom – Day – P750 / Overnight – P1,500 (good for 4 to 5 persons)
- Parking fee – Motorcycle – P10 – day tour, P20 – overnight / For van – P50-day tour, P100-overnight
Contact numbers: 09054613766 and 09167336307
In getting there through Public Transportation:
Take a bus ride going to Ternate town through Saulog Bus in Coastal Mall along NAIA Road. Then ride a tricycle with a fare of around P75 per head, a maximum of 3 passengers, and tell the driver to drop you at the resort. Since there’s no public transportation here, better ask the driver to fetch you back to the terminal with a fare of P100/head.