VITAMIN SEA AT CRYSTAL BEACH – SAN NARCISO, ZAMBALES

I’d just like to share this recent travel of mine. This is recommended if you want to escape the stress of work and life at Manila or if you really need some dose of vitamin sea 🌊✨

Ito din ay biglaang plano. Kagagaling ko lang sa Pulilan (Bulacan) from our team building nung time na to tapos  3 days na kong di umuuwi ng bahay haha, medyo beastmode ang aking mamang lol. But the experiences and adventure was worth it 💕

So I spent my 13th month pay on this just to escape the toxic reality of my life (lalo na sa work). So i’d like to thank Bem for joining with me. Dapat talaga ako lang mag-isa aalis, pero narealize ko na medyo di pa ko ready sa ganun so buti na lang free itong si Bem and just like me, she also needs a ‘me time’. Stressed naman daw siya sa thesis niya haha!

So here it is guys. I’ll share this na.

CRYSTAL BEACH RESORT at IBA, ZAMBALES

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How to get there:

  • From Manila, ride a bus at Victory Liner Cubao bound to Olongapo (P207/head)
  • When you arrive at the Olongapo terminal, ride another bus bound to Iba, Zambales (P70/head – aircon bus)
  • Then tell the driver to drop you off at San Narciso. Hindi naman kayo maliligaw dahil makikita naman yung signs pag nakapasok na kayo ng San Narciso and yung pagbababaan niyo eh mismo doon sa labas ng simbahan.
  • When you arrive at San Narciso, ride a tricycle to Crystal Beach Resort. (P20/head)

Other method:

  • From Manila, ride a bus at Victory Liner Cubao bound to Iba, Zambales (Not sure how much yung pamasahe dito basta dapat hindi lalagpas ng 300/head) hanggang 9am lang ang trip na to. 
  • Drop-off at San Narciso
  • When you arrive at San Narciso, ride a tricycle to Crystal Beach Resort. (P20/head)

THE BEACH

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We were greeted by the staff kindly mehehe. It was Sunday at that time and we arrived there at around 1pm. So basically, it is the check out of the previous pipz.

We were supposed to avail a fan room that costs P1,700 (Tower of Shem or Tower of Micah) but found out that it was still occupied until Monday. Tapos muntik na kaming makakuha ng room na 3-4 pax that costs P3,500, so shet diba muntik na malagas pera namin 😂 So dahil dun, no choice kami at sinagad na namin maging wanderer chenelin lolz — we chose na mag tent na lang.

Tent costs 700 per person, inclusion of mats and pillows and a P250 worth of food and drink.

For other rates, just check the photo below

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THE TENT FEELS

It’s my first time to sleep in a tent so medyo natuwa ako and at the same time, stuggle siya for me lalo na pag magbibihis na haha. Pero gandang experience na din 👌🏻👍🏻 Actually, I suggest na mag tent kayo kung gusto niyo ma-feel ang travel niyo at be the one with the nature.

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THE BEACH

The sand of this beach is really dazzling and becomes white when shone by the sun. Perfect for picture-taking ✨

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 What we just did there:

  • Just relaxed, “me time”
  • Appreciate the beauty of nature
  • Picturetaking and selfies
  • Swimming and played with the waves
  • Stargazing until 11pm
  • Self-reflection sa buhay. Charot
  • Watched the sunrise at 5am and chilled on the beach until 9am

MORE PHOTOS 📸

This is the time while we are waiting for our tent to set up. Diretso agad kami sa beachfront. 2pm daw kasi ang check in, eh dumating kami around 1pm. So ayun, chill muna nung time na to at hinintay ang 2pm.

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Super happy! Got my vitamin sea 💙

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Laylayan feels and camping feels 😂💚

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Bem’s camera is the 💣✨

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More more photos 💛

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Our dinner worth P250 (inclusion of the Tent Rental fee)  and breakfast.

Beastmode kami nung dinner dahil napagod kami makipaglaro sa mga alon hahaha. So sulit na siya guys! All in na namin yung P250 worth para sa dinner na to. Pero kung hindi kami nagbeastmode, may matitira pa sana for breakfast mehehe

img_0627and ito yung sa breakfast. Yung nagbayad na kami mismo 

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Stargazing and self-reflection sa life. Chos

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Watched the sunrise 🔆🔆🔆

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Seize the moment💕

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 THINGS YOU CAN DO AND OTHER INFO:

  • Meet or greet some people. Socials. Mababait mga tao nung pumunta kami. Tyaka kudos sa mga staff ng beach resort dun! Binabati kami pag nakasalubong or nadaanan namin sila 😊
  • You can do surfing! Kaso di ko natanong kung magkano yung bayad nun. But the rental fee and surfing lesson is already included.
  • There’s a bonfire set up every night. So prepare some stories to share or music jamming if you have instruments na dala. Perfect para sa mga magbabarkada.
  • You can bring food but there’s a corkage fee.
  • If you need to charge your cellphones or gadgets, you can ask assistance to the front desk of the resort. There are also charging stations on the beach resort’s restaurant. So habang kumakain, nakapagcharge ako 👍🏻

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DAY1

  • 7:30am – Assembly at Victory Liner Cubao Station
  • 8:00am – Departure to Olongapo
  • 12:00pm – Arrival at Olongapo Terminal
  • 12:15pm – Departure, bus bound to Iba/San Narciso
  • 12:55pm – Arrival at San Narciso
  • 1: 00pm – Tricycle ride to Crystal Beach
  • 1:15pm – Arrival at Crystal Beach
  • 2:00pm – Check in
  • 2:30pm to 3:30pm – Rest time on tent, chill on the beachfront and picture taking
  • 4:00pm to 6:30pm – Relax, Swimming, me time
  • 7:00pm – Dinner time
  • 8:00pm – Other foodtrips
  • 9:00pm – Chill on the beach, stargazing, reflect reflect haha chos
  • 10:00pm – Stories and all
  • 11:00pm – Lights off

DAY 2

  • 4:30am – Wake up
  • 5:00am – Watch sunrise
  • 6:00am – Chill on the beach, picture taking, me time
  • 9:30am – Breakfast
  • 10:30am – Prepare, pack up stuff for check out
  • 11:00am – Huling hirit ng picture haha
  • 12:00pm – Check out at Crystal Beach
  • 12:15pm – Tricycle from Crystal beach to San Narciso
  • 12:30pm – Bus from Iba/San Narciso to Olongapo
  • 1:15pm – Arrival at Olongapo Terminal
  • 1:30pm – Bus from Olongapo to Cubao
  • 5:30pm – Back at Manila

BUDGET BREAKDOWN:

  • Bus from Cubao to Olongapo – P207/head
  • Bus from Olongapo to Iba/San Narciso – P70/head if aircon bus : P50/head if ordinary bus
  • Tricycle from San Narciso to Crystal Beach – P20/head
  • Tent Rental – P700/head

Btw, prepare a P500 deposit for security purposes. Then ibabalik din yun pag magche-checkout na kayo the next day.

  • Miscellaneous expenses (nagfoodtrip kasi kami kahit na may 250worth of food ng kasama yung tent rental namin wahaha) – P250-p300
  • Tricycle from Crystal beach to San Narciso – P20/head
  • Bus from San Narciso/Iba to Olongapo – P70/head if aircon bus : P50/head if ordinary bus
  • Bus from Olongapo to Cubao – P207/head

TOTAL :  P1, 574


Super thank you Bem Manzo for joining me and everything!!! ‘Til next time ulit mwahahah  💕💛💙

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