If you haven’t heard me say it: I love Zambales. The beach, the solitude, the food, the picturesque landscape—basically, everything! It’s the only province near the Metro that I consider to be on a league of its own. After staying at Tadhana Zambales, I fell in love with the island even more.
Tadhana (n.) a moment or occurrence in time when things are in place and you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be
Situated in Liwliwa, San Felipe; Tadhana Zambales does a great job standing out with its charming exclusivity. Unlike other resorts, you can have the place all to yourself.
The two-story hut can comfortably hold 8 – 10 people and has ample space for parking. They also have a restaurant by the front yard that is open to outsiders.
While there are plans to put up more lodging areas, you can take advantage of spending quality time with your friends and family in this sole tract right now.
On the ground floor, you can find several things to do to pass the time. There are hanging chairs and sofas for lounging if you want to kick back and enjoy the fresh air—a kind of serenity you won’t get in an urban setting.
An acoustic guitar and foosball are also available, so you can take your hands off of your gadgets for a while.
Upstairs, the bedroom can be equated to a giant glamping tent with its arching roof and cozy air-conditioned setup.
Beds and bean bags are arranged to provide a comfortable ambiance without veering away from the outdoor experience.
There are board games and sungka for more enjoyable bonding moments, as well. Night lamps and outlets on the headboard are also conveniently available.
Tadhana Zambales actually started off as a food shack in Liwliwa. Extending to lodging is pure testament to the restaurant’s success in terms of serving quality nourishment to locals and tourists alike.
That being said, you can be assured that the food that they serve is absolutely delicious. They offer the type of local cuisine that will allow you to immerse yourself in the island’s undeniable beauty and long for a home away from home.
We tried most of the items on their menu and I honesty, enjoyed each and every dish. Here are my recommendations: Spicy Eggplant (P80), Spicy Chicken Adobo (P140), Spicy Tofu Sisig (P100), Tadhana Carbonara (P150), and Strawberry Banana Shake (P100).
Other items include Lechon Kawali (P140) and Tadhana Fried Chicken (P140).
The beach isn’t too far from Tadhana Zambales. You’ll find yourself happily soaking up the sun with fine sands under your feet as you embrace the sea wave after wave.
In case you need it, LTE is strong here, too. However, you can do more than just surf the Internet here; you can surf at the ocean, too. Beginners can hire an instructor for P300.
For those seeking blood-pumping activities, you can also rent an ATV for P800. This includes an hour-long guided tour where you can explore forests and climb hills using the ATV.
Want a change of scenery? Travel to San Felipe Falls and enjoy a mesmerizing view of nature. Gorgeous waterfalls, windy prairie, and golden sunsets await you. This place is a definite must-visit. How to get there? Ask the owner of Tadhana Zambales, and he’ll happily share the directions with you!
More than just a stay on an island, Tadhana Zambales offers so much more. After your trip there, you’ll probably think, “it’s truly tadhana that I went here.” Prices start at P4,000.
Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales
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