Quezon is known for the famous Pahiyas Festival being celebrated during the month of May. But aside from attending Pahiyas, the other best thing to do in the enormously hot summer days is, you guess it right, to go swimming!
Before summer officially ends, our group decided to have our company outing at Dalampasigan Beach Resort in Sariaya, Quezon. Dalampasigan is a Filipino word for seashore or simply shore. After around four hours of travel time, our last-summer-weekend getaway finally starts!
Pool and Beach
Dalampasigan resort has one adult and one kiddie pool situated next to each other. A few pool lounge chairs are available and they can probably add more. Water is very clean. Since the adult pool is quite huge, a water activity can be good to organize here.
The beach is a five-minute walk from where the rooms are located. Though it’s not white, the sand is fine. Even from afar you can see the markers in the beach. A dip in the cold waters and a walk in the early morning can be so refreshing. You may just not get a peaceful walk since a great crowd is already present even in the morning. Probably they would also want to make the most of the remaining days of summer.
Accommodation and Other Amenities
The rooms are built with attractive lawns. We stayed in one of the Dahlia rooms that has a veranda. It has three single beds and one double deck. The air-conditioned room is spacious with a small sala and a clean bathroom area. We just found the room to be a bit old with the sofas looking untidy. There is no television provided. You have to bring your toiletries as well. Smoking is not allowed in any room.
For the resort’s other amenities, they have picnic halls and nipa huts located near the beach area. They have a restaurant and a souvenir shop. They also have a small store where you can buy basic stuffs. They have recreational facilities like basketball court and children’s playground. Some of us played basketball but they rented the ball (PHP200/hr) they used. A deposit is also required that is refundable once the ball is returned.
We were able to conduct our group games in front of the rooms where we stayed (good thing they allowed us to).
The pavilion where we ate is quite big. The food they serve is nothing exceptional – almost pathetic. I wish they serve brewed coffee for breakfast rather than sachets of 3-in-1 coffee. I’m not expecting an extravagant meal but I think they should highly improve the food they are offering to guests.
Below is a list of some of the room rates they have. Click here (http://www.dalampasigan.net/rates.html) for a complete list.
Dalampasigan Beach Resort
Address: Barangay Guis-guis, Sariaya, Quezon
Contact Nos.: (049) 502-2205, 0921-6562433, 0932-8783956
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