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Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

For those looking for a quick getaway near Manila and want to learn how to surf, this place is perfect for you! Just 4 -5 hours road trip and you’re already at Crystal Beach Resort in Zambales.

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Aside from being a perfect place for surfing lessons it is also a beautiful place for camping, team-build building activities or just relax while seating on the beach chair.

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

ACCOMMODATION
Crystal Beach Resort offers several accommodations that you can choose from. But if you want to get the best for you or your travel buddies, I recommend you to book on their website as early as one month before your travel date. Why? In my experience, I called them several times a week before but nobody answered. Fortunately, two Glamping Tents was available on the day we arrived.

Glamping Tent at Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Glamping Tent
Rate: Php 2,400 for 3 pax
Inclusion: complete set of mattress, fan, light and breakfast

Crystal Beach Resort Room Rate

Crystal Beach Resort Room Rate

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Crystal Beach Resort Room Rate

Time
Departure: Friday 11:30pm
Arrival: Saturday 4am
Check-in: Saturday 2pm
Check-out: Sunday 12pm

DAY 1
MORNING AND AFTERNOON HAPPENINGS

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Basically we arrived 10 hours early before our check-in time but the good thing was the front-desk staff allowed us to enter the vicinity area. We stayed at beach hut early in the morning and wait until the sun comes out.

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

We also started swimming then ate breakfast by 9 am. Then we went back again swimming and ate lunch by 12 pm. This was also the time I paid our reservation for the glamping tent.

SURFING TIME

Surfing lesson with board rental – 400/hr
Board rental – 200/hr

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

30 minutes after lunch we started our surfing activity and ended after an hour and a half. Standing on the surf board while riding on the wave for the first time was totally awesome and unforgettable! I’m just a little bit sad cause I don’t have a picture when I did that. 🙁

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Anyways, that memory was saved in my heart and my mind. Cheers!

After our tiring awesome surfing activity we took a bath and slept on our glamping tent until 6 pm.

NIGHT TIME

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

DAY 2

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

At dahil last day na, aurahan time na! :*

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

How to get there?
FOR COMMUTERS:
Go to any VICTORY LINER stations near you: Cubao, Caloocan, Pasay, and Sampaloc. Fare is around Php 300.00.

Take the IBA-bound bus and dropped off in San Narciso, Zambales (nearest landmark: San Sebastian Catholic Church).

Once there, take a tricycle going to Crystal Beach Resort. Fare is Php 15.00 per person.

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

EXPENSES
(excluding food and other optional activities)
Fare – Php 650 (2 way)
Accommodation – P 2,400/3 pax = Php 800 each for Glamping Tent
Total – Php 1,450 (pang matipid na tao at nagbaon ng pagkain)

Food and Other Expenses
Coffee – Php 35
Dinner – Php 110
Drinks – Php 75/bottle of light beverages x 2 = Php 150
Surfing lesson with board rental – Php 400/hr
Total – Php 695

Overall Expenses – Php 2,145 – 2,500 (if di ka nagbaon at nagbayad ng kung ano-ano)

TRAVEL TIPS

  1. Book as early as you can for your accommodation.
  2. Bring your own food to avoid overspending on food and drinks.
  3. I recommend kuya July as your surfing trainor, he’s the best!

Crystal Beach Resort, Zambales: A Surfing Destination Near Manila

Hope this travel guide helps you. Don’t worry spending Php 400 on surfing if you haven’t tried it yet. I promised you, you won’t regret it! 🙂

For a level up surfing experience head to Liwliwa, San Felipe, Zambales.

In case you found out that this place is fully book on your expected travel, here are alternative resorts and hotels in Zambales.

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