Batangas City is known for beautiful beaches and stunning dive sites. And since it is near in Manila, it is frequently chosen for company or group outing. For Shen’s fifth birthday, she wanted us to swim in a beach. We were so happy because our little girl had already overcome her fear of the sea. We favored to stay overnight in Munting Buhangin Beach Camp in Barrio Natipunan, Nasugbu as it was a low-budget resort and travel time is three hours only from Pasay City.
It was a gloomy Saturday but it didn’t hamper our swimming activity for the day. Bringing of food is allowed in the resort. We brought lots of it from snacks to main dish. My hubby wanted our tummies to be full.
The security guard did a head count at the entrance gate and wrote it in a piece of paper. He instructed us to give it to the cashier upon payment. We went down to the parking area in a wet and rough road. Then we carried our stuff in going down to the main resort through steep and concrete steps. It was a tiring trek.The handrails and landings helped us ease a bit carrying our loads in hundred steps. Whew!
The only available cheap room for the eight of us was the Barkada fan room. But it was small, no comfort room and no table to put our things. What we got was the last available air-con room, the Honeymoon Suite, quite expensive but we were assured of a nice stay. It has one queen-size bed with pull-out bed and one single bed. It has comfort room, ref, small table, grilling area and a balcony overlooking the water world.
Rate of room – P4,800.
Entrance fee – P200/head.
Rion was free since she is one and a half month old. I thought this resort was for average traveler.
We explored the shoreline in the afternoon. It was a rainy July but the resort was packed with people. The sand was light brown and fine. Pao, Miko and Shen immersed on the water right away. So sad that I have no sunset photo.
We had our dinner in the balcony. It was so cool and so quiet outside. But we didn’t stay long for there were pesky mosquitoes. After eating and washing the dishes, we went back to the beach. There were no stars in the sky and it seemed any moment from now, rain will fall again. And there were no beach lights, hooh!.
Thanks to the little brightness coming from open cottages it helped us looked for a good spot to swim. The water was warm; the gentle waves refreshed us peacefully. But we were annoyed by these small creatures that tickled our legs. Was it a tiny crab?
After one-hour of wading on the water we went back to our room and rinse. We let our hair dry in the balcony, did some wacky things before we surrender ourselves into sleep in a very cold and nice room.
Dawn came too quickly. I awoke to the sound of alarm clock at 5 a.m. I leaped out of bed and looked at the sky in the glass window. The horizon was impeded by dark clouds. It seemed rain will fall any minute from now. Pretty sure, I will not have a sunrise photo in my cam. Dismayed, I went back to bed and sleep again.
Next waking hour – 6 a.m. Still there’s no trace of good weather condition outside. We ate our breakfast in the balcony. We cleaned our mess and later wore our swim wears. We locked the room and though it was still gloomy, we explored the end portion of the long stretch of shoreline passing Terrazas de Punta Fuego to Costa de Loro.
It’s good that the sun finally beamed into the sky. Munting Buhangin was now crowded with bathers. We opted to swim in Terrazas, thank goodness this is open to all. We enjoyed a refreshing water solitude. Now we discovered that the annoying “small creatures” last night were group of jellyfish! They were hovering freely in the water. We went back to Munting Buhangin and continue to swim.
My hubby and I went back to the room for our grilling activity. We didn’t swim anymore. We rinsed and prepared our lunch. Aside from mosquitoes, we also had another visitor. Look at this.
After eating our lunch, I did an ocular inspection of nearby vacant rooms. It was flickering hot outside. But later heavy rain poured! What a sudden change of climate ha.
We waited for the rain to stop before we checked out from the room. Me and my sister were left to check if our stuff were all kept. We noticed the cleaner didn’t change the bedding. He just fixed it, sprayed with an insect repellent, did some cleaning and off he went out from the room. He wasn’t bothered if someone is watching him doing his task.
We exchanged glances, displeased to what we saw.
Is this what we got from the expensive room we stayed for the night? Whew!