Summer or not, Batangas has been one of the most favored places to go to by Manileños when the need for a quick respite arises. Given its proximity to Manila and the numerous activities in the area that you can engage in, there is no need for a plane ticket to experience a fun and relaxing getaway.
In case you are embarking on a trip to Batangas anytime soon, we have discovered a resort suitable for couples, families, and friends.
Located in Calatagan, Batangas, Puesto del Sol is a resort composed of spacious villas. Perched on the hilltop, it boasts an astonishing view of the The West Philippine Sea and the hillside instead. Also, apt to the resort’s name, it is the best spot to view the sunset of Calatagan.
Our weekend abode, Casa Isabel, is a villa that can accommodate 4 to 6 people. It is equipped with the basic comforts of a hotel room– beds with pillows in summer colors and crisp white sheets; a TV and DVD player; and wide clear windows displaying a beautiful outdoor vista. Outside, there is a dining area, a lanai, and a mini pool surrounded by lush greenery, all exclusively for us.
Casa Isabel’s Lanai and Mini Pool
Since the villas are far from each other, we enjoyed the privacy of our own puesto. I love how my friends and I were able to talk and laugh candidly without worrying that we might disturb other guests. We also enjoyed the times we spent at the lanai staring at the exceptional view before us whilst listening to good music. Also, plunging into the water anytime we wanted was an advantage that came with having our own pool.
Casa Isabel Room
My preferred side of the room with a relaxing view outside our windows
The view from our casa
When it comes to food, Puesto del Sol offers delightful Filipino dishes. The accommodation is inclusive of breakfast, but if you also want the rest of your meals to be covered, you can have them prepared for you. You can also choose from their kitchen’s daily specials.
We enjoyed dining al fresco at Casa Isabel’s outdoor dining area. Quiet mornings were spent outside our room while sipping on cups of coffee and delighting in the light morning breeze coming from the Calatagan shores. Being absorbed by work on our normal days in Manila, moments like these are totally rejuvenating.
Fresh catch for lunch
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