Stunning Vistas Beach Resort, El Nido Palawan

Summer is fast approaching. Do you have any plans this season? For sure beaches, swimming pools, resorts and water activities are included in your summer getaway. Last year we went to Ilocos Sur and Ilocos Norte and enjoyed the beach of Pagudpud. Now, we don’t have a plan yet but I hope we would go somewhere because this is the only time we enjoy vacation even for a short time.

While browsing I saw several travel packages with huge discount. Travel packages include not only in the Philippines but outside the country. I haven’t been in Palawan so this place is one that I look forward to visit.

If I would visit Palawan, I might consider Stunning Vistas Beach Resort as the place to stay. It is a 1-minute walk to Bacuit Bay. Some of the features of Stunning Vistas beach resort are resto-bar serves vegetarian, Mexican, Italian and Asian dishes. With 24-hours front desk, free Wi-Fi in all areas. All rooms are equipped with a satellite TV, desk and seating area, balcony/terrace with sea view. Private bathroom included a hot and cold shower and free toiletries. Towels and linen are provided.

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If you are looking for water sport activities, the place is famous for island hopping, diving, swimming, snorkeling and windsurfing.
Tennis courts are also available. Airport shuttle services can be arranged at a surcharge.

The Island Hopping Tour will bring you to El Nido’s famous spots with stops at:
• Secret Lagoon – located in Miniloc Island and hidden in plain sight by cliffs; a truly wonderful surprise of Nature
• Small Lagoon – has crystal clear, shallow water where you can float around and relax
• Big Lagoon – larger than Small Lagoon, its waters are of a deep emerald color surrounded by towering cliffs
• Shimizu Island with buffet lunch – has teeming schools of fish around the island on which you can enjoy your buffet lunch
• 7 Commandos Beach – has soft, powdery sand you can enjoy walking on

Hotel Stay + Tour – Php 3,199
Offer includes: Per person rate, 3D/2N Standard Room accommodations at Stunning Vistas Beach Resort, with daily breakfast, Island Hopping Tour with lunch, with tour guide, boat fee, entrance fee, life vest, insurance, shed rental fee, and tour permits.

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Validity Period: February 15, 2014 to August 1, 2014
Booking Period: January 15, 2014 to June 30, 2014
Block-out Dates: April 11 to 21, 2014
15 days prior reservations is required
Travel dates must be 5 days before expiration of validity period
Minimum of 4 persons travelling together.
Package rate is per person per voucher.
Required 2 vouchers for this package
The package is non-refundable for any inclusion items not used or taken.
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Disclaimer – Photos are not mine

Places to Visit in Mauban, Quezon

Last Saturday, we went to Mauban, Quezon. The place is my mother’s birth place. We rarely visit her hometown even though Mauban is just an hour away from our place. The reason we went there was to see my cousin’s funeral wake. We didn’t go there for vacation and we just stayed in the house of my cousin’s wake. Sorry, I don’t have my personal photos to share and instead grabbed some of the photos available online for you to see some of the tourist spots in Mauban, Quezon. I’m not sure when I will be going back to my mother’s hometown but I hope the next time is for vacation purposes so I can share my personal thoughts about Mauban, Quezon.

Cagbalete Island (photos 1 and 2), Power Plant (photo 3), Dahoyhoy Falls (photo 4), Calvario Hill (photo 5) and Gat-Uban Sea Wall are just some of the tourist destination in Mauban, Quezon. I hope to explore all these beautiful spots.

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Disclaimer – Photos used aren’t mine. If the owner/s think i should not post all these photos in my blog kindly give me a buzz and i will delete it right away, thanks.

Popular Resorts and Beaches in Quezon Province

I’m from Quezon, Province but I wasn’t aware that many of the beautiful beaches can be found in our place. Many of them were already featured in TV shows and there I learned about these beaches that our place owned.

These are some of the most popular resorts and beaches in Quezon Province:


Next to Lucena City is Sariaya Quezon so its near to us but I’m not aware that this beach and pool resort is existing since 1990. Different amenities to enjoy are beach, swimming pool, kiddie pool, restaurant, water falls, river, cottages, hotel, bar, hotel rooms, videoke, spa, function room, function hall, shops.

A perfect place for company outings, retreats, team building, conferences, seminars, family outings and other special out of town gatherings. They can accommodate of 5,000 or more guests on a daily function. Spacious parking space for free that can accommodate up to 150 buses, wow that’s huge.

The resort offers 66 different types of air-conditioned rooms with attached bathrooms and verandas. Relax and enjoy yourself in their recreational facilities, and participate in activities such as kayaking, beach volleyball, basketball, table tennis, billiard, dart, and flex your vocal cords in our videoke system. Scattered grillers are also available at no additional charge.

For corporate groups, they have event coordinators who can manage your entire event program activities.

Contact Nos. 0922-8202758 / 0922-8900788 / 0917-5641938

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PUEBLO POR LA PLAYA – Pagbilao, Quezon

Contact Nos. (042) 710-3971, 373-3808, 660-8989 , 716-0072

Pueblo por la Playa has 12-hectare Mexican inspired residential and country club situated in the Cove of Pagbilao, Quezon, Philippines. Been here once (see my daughter enjoying swimming below) and the place is really nice. There is infinite swimming pool and another big pool for kid as well. Enjoy also the beach and different amenities that this place can offer. Be it a weekend getaway or a permanent abode, the PUEBLO offers a life of comfort and enjoyment. Luxuriate in the comfort of choice villas and mansions, and revel in the panoramic vistas of land, sky and sea.

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A place situated at the foot of the splendid Mount Banahaw. Its also the nearest hotel actually only a short walk away from Kamay ni Hesus Church and Vio Dolorosa Grotto.

Activities that you can enjoy are –

• Boating
Water slithering through your paddle as cool winds blow against your hair, in the middle of the stream, its just you your boat and your paddle.

• Fishing
It is said that fishing is one of the most relaxing activities to do if you’re tired of the hustle and bustle in the city. They have it here in Batis Aramin.

• F Valde Multipurpose Gym
An open air covered sports court. Aside from Basketball, Volleyball and Badminton F Valde Multipurpose Gym is available for any sporting activity you could come up with. In F Valde Multipurpose Gym, rain or shine, you’re always game on.

• Swimming Pools
After a trip around the beautiful resort, the four swimming pools to choose from is a perfect way to help you relax and enjoy more of nature.

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Batis Aramin boating

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PANSACOLA BEACH RESORT – Cagbalete Island, Mauban Quezon

Contact Nos. 0928-5058633, (042) 784-0158

Located by the quaint little town of Mauban, Quezon Province, beach lovers get to enjoy a 45-minute bangka ride to get to Pansacola Beach Resort in Cagbalete.
For accommodations, nipa huts and wooden lofts are available to give you the experience of “roughing it”—you’d be surprised at how the evening sea breeze beats your usual air conditioners at home. With the staple of five meals per day, you will surely get more than you bargained for when it comes to food. At low tide, the clear blue water is transformed into a massive expanse of sand, perfect for games with your friends. At night, be amazed at the wide blanket of stars on the clear sky.

My mother is from Mauban, Quezon but we rarely visit the province. Well, i know now where to go and stay in case we visit mother’s native place.

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Contact Nos. (042) 535-3047 & 535-4290 / 09202740182

Cote de Azur Beach Resort is located at Barangay Abiawin, approximately 2 kilometers from the town proper. The place is for you to explore. Experience the warmth of the sun brushing your skin, enjoy the clear waters of the wide swimming pools for kids and adults. Enjoy the cool breeze along the shoreline and feel the serenity of nature while watching the sun rises along the wide beach and enjoy swimming with family and friends for relaxation after a tiring day!!

The place is best for family outings & playing ground for kids. It has a hall convenient for seminars, trainings and other special occasions. Air conditioned rooms and cottages are available for your accomodation.

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MAINIT HOT SPRING – Tayabas, Quezon

Contact Nos. (042) 727-6777 (042) 660-7777

Bokal Na Mainit Hot Springs is a tourist spot in Tayabas, Quezon. We invite you to take a dip at our pools with natural warm water. Some of our pools have roofs so you can relax and enjoy wading, or have conversations in the pool with family and friends without worrying about getting sun burned.

This is a very nice place for family gatherings and reunions.

Mainit Hot Springs is nestled at the foothills of Barangay Silangang Palale, Tayabas, Quezon, located along the road going to Mauban, Quezon.

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These are few of many beautiful resorts and beaches in Quezon Province. I just realized I haven’t visited them all but visited Pueblo Por La Playa and Batis Aramin already, i hope next summer i will have the chance to visit these beautiful beaches we have. Information from

Borawan Padre Burgos, Quezon

Summer has passed but I didn’t enjoy it because we only visited one place and didn’t enjoy water much. Well, it’s now rainy season but it doesn’t mean I’ll stop searching for beautiful beaches especially in Quezon, Province. I hope next summer the family will visit/enjoy different beaches especially nearby beaches.

I’m from Quezon but I didn’t know there are many beautiful beaches in our province. Have you heard about Borawan? I heard this place to my sister. Her friends went to this beach and they said it’s a beautiful place. Well, I thought we are going to visit this beach last April to celebrate sister’s birthday but I don’t know what happened. Maybe next time, hope so.

Anyway, wonder why the beach called Borawan? They said it’s a mixture of Boracay and Palawan; it’s actually one of the hidden gems of Quezon, Province. Borawan has its own spectacular rock formations like the limestone cliffs of Palawan and crystal clear water and white sand of Boracay. I have been in Boracay many years ago and I enjoyed the fine powdery white sand and crystal clear water though travelers visited Borawan said; the beach doesn’t really have that fine powdery white sand of Boracay and the limestone isn’t as grand as those in El Nido but having both features in one place; white sand of Boracay and limestone cliffs of Palawan makes Borawan beach exceptionally beautiful.

Here are some photos of Borawan that I grabbed online. I hope next time I will share our own photos in this place, crossing fingers =)

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Borawan is an undeveloped beach however many are already interested to visit and many travelers have been there. It is located in Brgy. Lipata, Padre Burgos, Quezon. I hope soon this beach will be developed because for sure it will be a big hit especially to all travelers and those who are looking for some adventures.

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