Zambales is one of the place-to-go when it comes to beautiful beaches, surfing spots and food trips. Last weekend, we went to San Felipe to check out the newly-opened Bali-inspired destination, Kwentong Dagat. It is also known as the first Vegan Beach resort in the quiet town of Sitio Liwliwa. It was surrounded by ash gray sand that turns almost white during the afternoon and alluring Agoho trees.
From Cubao, ride a bus bound to Iba ,Zambales. Fare cost 375PHP (Victory Liner) Tell the driver to drop you off to San Felipe Public Market. Then, ride a tricycle (30PHP each) to Kwentong Dagat.
Please take note the bus schedules, you might be stuck in terminal just like us. We wait for 1hour before our trip. So, for the fare and schedules, check the link here, https://www.victoryliner.com/TerminalGuide.aspx
Fun staying in Cabin and Abaca Rooms
Escape the city life and feel the provincial vibes here in Kwentong Dagat. They offer airconditioned Abaca room that can fit up to 5 persons.
Currently, they have available 10 Abaca rooms. Each rooms are filled with 1 queen sized bed and 1 double sized mattress. It was spacious with private bathroom and tasteful decorated with murals. (Room Rates below)
A native-style Bahay Kubo turns to modern unique airconditioned and fan Cabin. It can fit up to 6 persons. Indeed, instagram worthy, cozy and very convenient for backpackers. Outlet is also available.
Both are inclusive of complimentary breakfast (coffee and bread), use of outdoor kitchen, utensils and use of communal bathroom.
Join their Yoga activity
Hear the sounds of the waves as you focus to strengthen your body during Yoga class. What an awesome place to be! By the way, single session is 350PHP/person and double session is 500PHP/person.
Go on a vacation with your pets
Nothing beats to travel with our fur babies. Good thing that Kwentong Dagat is a pet-friendly resort. Pets are free to roam inside the place but required to be on a leash in consideration of other travelers.
Disclaimer: They only allow 1 pet to stay in the cabin free of charge. Additional charges will apply when for extra pets. They allow up to 3 pets in the cabin. Rate: P300/pet for the 2nd and 3rd pet.
Enjoy the beach
The sand here is not white, not even off white. BUT hey! Don’t judge the book by its cover. What makes it unique? The ashgray sand was said to be mixed with lahar when Mt.Pinatubo erupted on 1991. Waves are so perfect for beach bumming and surfing activity. Very relaxing and calming. Ofcourse! You can still swim and witness how the ocean refuses to stop kissing the shoreline.
Pitch you own tent and start to connect to your loved ones and as well as in nature. Entrance fee is 250PHP/head. It includes:
Free breakfast (coffee and bread)
Use of outdoor kitchen and equipment (gas and charcoal not included)
Shared Bathroom (no hot shower)With basic toiletries
Catch the golden hour at the beach
Great spot to view the breathtaking sunset. It was truly gorgeous and peaceful. You will definitely love to go back in this place.
Feast on Vegan Cuisine
Kwentong Dagat serves up yummy plant-based dishes offering vegan meals and wraps. All vegan set meals are priced at 200PHP. Non-vegan? don’t worry you are also welcome here! They have something for you eat.
Room Rates (Updated as of 2020)
By the way, you can use my code for 2200PHP off for your first trip: https://www.airbnb.com/c/andrelyng3?s=67&shared_item_type=9&virality_entry_point=13
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