i wanna dance with ZAMBALES! (Quick Beach Weekend Getaway in Magalawa Island)

For those in need of quick weekend getaway, I found the perfect place for you and your friends. Just one bus ride away from Manila and you’re already in this secluded Zambales getaway. I will also include transportation option, food, accommodation and activities. Let’s start!

Magalawa Island is now one of the newest tourist destination in Zambales. An eco-tourism resort, Magalawa Island Armada Resort, a privately owned resort, has been developed since 2009 and now continually on its rise with its back to basic and nature trip settings. Just recently, to be able to provide and generate livelihood to the island community, management of the Armada Resort have come up with packages which include meals, snorkeling, rafting, boat riding, mangrove trekking. These helps the community in providing livelihood and help generate income for its barangay and municipality.

(credits to: https://en.wikivoyage.org/wiki/Magalawa_Island)

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How to get there?

By public transportation

  1. From Manila, take any Iba-Sta. Cruz bound bus. Victory Liner is one and is preferable as they have regular schedules posted on their website and WiFi on board!  Bus fare ranges from P400-450.00 (one way only). Tell the conductor/driver to drop you off to the tricycle terminal to Luan Port/ Radyo Veritas at Pamolingan. Travel time is 6 hours if you’re coming from Victory Liner Monumento.
  2. From there, take a tricycle to the beach. Estimated travel time is 30 minutes to 45 minutes. (Get ready for some bumpy road ahead! Sakit sa ulo Bes. hahaha) Fare is P100 good for 2-3 persons only.

ACCOMODATIONS

There are 2 resorts in the island namely: Armada Resort and Ruiz Resort. My colleagues chose Armada Resort.

armada

ROOM RATES

OPTION GRP OF 2PAX GRP OF 3-4PAX GRP OF 5-ABOVE
1. Bring your own tent 1,600/pax 1,500/pax 1,400/pax
Tent Accommodation
2. Tent Accommodation Use of Common CR
1,800/pax 1,600/pax 1,500/pax
Fan Kubo
3. Fun Kubo Use of Common CR
2,000/pax 1,800/pax 1,600/pax
Fan Room with CR
4. Fan Room with CR
2,500/pax 2,300/pax 2,000/pax
A/C Room with CR
5. AC Room with CR
3,000/pax 2,500/pax 2,200/pax

Package Inclusions:

  • Boat Transpo (2way)
  • Entrance
  • 4 Set Meals
  • Snorkeling Activity
  • Accommodation of your choice

WHAT TO DO

Of course, EATING! Armada Resort has this Floating Restaurant wherein you can dine with your friends with sumptuous foods plus a serene background of the sea.

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SNORKELING (FREE! it’s included in the package)

Although I’m not a good swimmer, I always love to try snorkeling 🙂

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SWIMMING (NOTE: Don’t expect a crystal clear water in the beach)

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CHILL BY THE BEACH AND UNLIMITED PICTORIAL WITH YOUR FRIENDS! 

Hope this will help you in touring Magalawa Island Zambales. If you have questions, please comment below. Thanks! 🙂

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3 thoughts on “i wanna dance with ZAMBALES! (Quick Beach Weekend Getaway in Magalawa Island)

  1. fensterbester says:

    I like the honesty about the water not being clear and the cost break downs! It makes it much more realistic. I hate getting to a place that looks completely different to the pictures posted all over.

    Keep it up!

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  2. KuminKueche says:

    What a great post, loved your photos, your honesty, and how you put it all clear!! well done!!
    I would appreciate it a lot, if you check out my blog, thanks in advance & see you there 🙂

    Like

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