Crystal Beach Resort Camping Experience

Summer is almost over but I guess it's never too late for me to share you my entry for the summer getaway review. Because of my hectic schedule, me and my friends had so much conflicts deciding when and where to go for summer. Since it is our 4 year friendship anniversary, we pushed this to happened. 😊

Last minute, we talked and decided to go anywhere just to make sure we can celebrate this special day. So I was so busy calling different resorts around Bataan, Batangas and Quezon but all of them were fully booked for our desired dates. So I've searched for beach resorts around Zambales and found this Crystal Beach Resort. I immediately called them to book a room but unfortunately they were fully booked too. Good thing the lady told me that we can still go because they have tent accommodations. We all agreed and booked the tent for four pax. This is so new to us. Another experience to treasure and it is our first time to camp together. So let me share you our experience at:

Crystal Beach Resort

Crystal Beach Resort is situated in Barangay La Paz San Narciso Town, Zambales beside the cool waters of West Philippine Sea.

How much?
P290 Entrance bring your own tent or
P500 per head inclusive of tent, mat, pillow and entrance fee.

They also have rooms and villas. You may visit their website for the rates:

How to get there?

For Private Transportation:
Balintawak exit to NLEX, exit on SCTEX on the last tollgate of NLEX.
From SCTEX take route going to Subic/SBMA, at SBMA tollgate turn right on Rizal Highway, go straight till you reach the dead end then turn left on the right tollgate to Olongapo City. Turn right on the first intersection (Canal St.). Exit to Kalaklan gate turn left going to Zambales, Subic town, Castillejos, San Marcelino, take shortcut see shortcut signage in the middle of the road. Town of San Narciso, turn left after Municipal Hall, follow road signs going to Crystal Beach.

Kindly go to any of the following VICTORY LINER stations: Cubao, Caloocan, Pasay, and Sampaloc. Take the IBA-bound bus and ask to be dropped off in San Narciso, Zambales (nearest landmark: San Sebastian Catholic Church). Once there, take a tricycle going to Crystal Beach Resort.
For bus schedules, you may visit:

A trip going to San Narciso costs P305. During our trip, we were amazed by the beautiful sceneries of Subic, Olongapo and Zambales. I must commend their place for being so clean. Even their bays and rivers are clean and free from garbage.

This is going to be your favorite escape, if it isn't already. The place is so beautiful and clean. Their friendly front desk officers welcomed us warmly with genuine smile and we felt so comfortable on our first step. They also have a complimentary welcome drinks made of water infused fruits. After filling up the check-in form, their friendly usher led us to our tent. We actually requested the tent to be relocated to our desired location. After few searching, we finally found the perfect location and we started building the tower oh I mean the tent hehe.

After setting up the tent and all of our belongings, we got hungry and decided to eat our packed lunch (Adodo with hard boiled egg) packed and cooked by my personal chef (my partner) yes! There's forever lol. 😂 Wait! This is so important pala. If you're going to commute, please go to Victory Liner terminal ahead of time because the queue on the ticket booth was so long. According to the guard I've asked, the queue is always long everyday.
After eating, it's beach time bitch! Hahaha we swam till 6PM. Their beach I must say is great. It's not as great as the one in boracay wherein the sand is super fine and the water is clear but Crystal Beach offers a nicer beach compared to other beaches near Manila. Though, Westnuk have a better beach, it's still a different experience we had at Crystal Beach Resort. (Puro beach, bitch!) Haha. 😂

After swimming, we prepared ourselves for the night party. Every Saturday, they offer a live band by the beach wherein you can drink while listening to acoustic songs feeling the cold breeze of the ocean and watching the stars shinning. How relaxing is that? Their beer and cocktail drinks are so affordable.

After the party, we went back to our tent and slept. There were no mosquitoes hah. The next morning, we ate breakfast at the convenience store inside the resort. We played beach volleyball and swam again. After that, we took some selfies and  prepared our things for our checkout.

There are lots of activities you can do in Crystal Beach Resort. Our experience was surely short but sweet. Aside from the happiness and memories we had, our souls were fed with the lessons we've got sleeping inside the tent wherein we have no aircon, blanket and light.  We really enjoyed our stay there and we will definitely go back given the chance. 😊

I've got some tan lines but I don't mind them. I can take glutathione anytime haha.

The views and statement above are based on my personal experience visiting the resort. I am not being paid writing this review. All expenses were paid by us.

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