Our much anticipated summer getaway, was almost ruined when our reservation with Canyon cove was suddenly cancelled. Just imagine how we felt when after booking our beach trip a month ago, 3 days from the actual booking date, we learned that our reservation was cancelled! Que Horror! Not to mention all we got was "sorry " from the management of the place. VERY VERY VERY UNPROFESSIONAL AND POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE. I felt bad for the people who manage Canyon Cove and I won't be surprised if they will soon be bankrupt for all the hassles they givetheir customers.
Well it's a blessing in disguise that we were forced to look for another place to spend our weekend. We searched the net, asked friends, friends of friends just to get a place where we can hang-out. We almost lost hope, since we barely have 3 days to look for a resort. Of course, we all know that at this time, it is imposible to find a good resort because most of them are fully booked. I'm just so glad, blessings comes when you need it most. A friend, friend's recommended a new discovery in Bataan - CIUDAD REAL DE ACUZAR.
The resort is scheduled to open for the public on 2011, but had just it's soft opening recently. Only 4 hectars out of the 400 land area, is constructed/ restored as of the moment but is worth visitng already. The place accomodates, day tour with set lunches for only Php 1000 and overnight packages ( See attached flyer for rates ).
HOW TO GO THERE:
From NLEX, take the SCTEX exit going to subic ( about 1 hour travel time ). Inside Subic, floow the signs going to Anvaya Cove or Morong Gate.
From Morong gate, just follow road going to Bagac ( about 1 hour travel time - you get pass the pawikan Conservation center (right side of the road ) just continue to drive ( about 15- 20 mins ) until you see the Friendshp tower on your right. Turn right. Take another right turn on the next street then left and you would see the metal gate of the resort. On the left side is the parking area of Ciudad Real de Acuzar - Cars are only allowed to enter the resort for drop off and pick up.
The coble stone roads of Cuidad Real de Acuzar reminds me of my trip to Vigan. The ambiance is a bit more mirthful maybe so because it's a new resort, but the historical value of the place depicts that of what Vigan offers it's guests since all "casa " are made from restored antic houses. Although, Cuidad Real de Acuzar is more known to be a place to rekindle our history and tradition, and most people visit the place for day tour, do not forget that it's first and foremost a resort that has a "batis" style swimming pool and a beach ( Gray sand only ) so it's also a good place to spend the night. Overnight package usually come with a set breakfast and lunch and dinner are serve in the Casa Unisan - Marivent Cafe, served Ala Carte, or in the Casa for buffet meals.
Reservation Office : 3325286
far view of the beach
the facade of the hotel
the center gazebo
ifugao houses will soon be spa rooms.. can't wait!
at the veranda in one of the houses..
the batis inspired swimming pool
"Calesa" ride available for resort guests
interior of one of the restored houses
one of the restored houses served as a restaurant
a walk back in the spanish colonian era
our tourist guide explains the history of the place and how the resort came to be
more eye candy..
the view from our window villa - the Gazebo
our "humbe " villa... 2 story room with loft, reception area, a loft and a comfort room with tub...
a hotel personnel welcomes guests upon arrival... indeed a traditional filipino hospitality!
the first floor of our villa..
Although beach wasn't really nice, the ambience of the place made our out of town trip worthwile...
A good place to relax and unwind with famiy and friends, two thumbs up for Ciudad Real de Acuzar!
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