Hi everyone! We just wanted to share to you our experience in another amazing travel spot here in the Philippines. Camaya Coast located in Mariveles, Bataan is a perfect place to go to this summer especially if you are someone who loves the beach, like us! (heehee). In this article, we’ll be sharing the details of our trip including lots of pictures. So let’s get to it.
We learned about Camaya Coast through a promo we found in Metrodeal. It is a package for a day tour to the resort which includes a free ferry transport from Manila to Camaya and back plus access to the resort’s amenities like the infinity pool, kayak, beach volleyball area and basketball court. It was very affordable at Php899 per person, but unfortunately the allocation of the deal is limited to 5 persons per day only. And another hitch was that our target date is no longer available when we tried to book a reservation.
So we called Camaya’s customer service. (We got their contact details from their website which was linked to the Metrodeal promo ad. I’ll leave their website link below so you can check it out.) Anyway, we called Camaya to check if we can still book a reservation for a day tour even if the Metrodeal promo is already fully booked, and the representative suggested that we check their website and click the “Book a Day Trip” tab there. The rates are similar to the Metrodeal promo, the only difference is that this is a direct reservation to the resort and you can customize the add ons that you want with it. The day trip tour is Php499 pesos per pax only, but you can choose to add the ferry transport going to Camaya and back to Manila worth Php400, a meal worth Php199 and a locker worth Php49. You may choose to exclude the ferry transport but I heard that travelling by land would take you 3 hours minimum to get there and it’s not that accessible unless you have a private vehicle. It is also best to take note that Camaya only accepts payments for online reservations made through Paypal and bank deposits. Reservations should also be made atleast three days before your date of visit.
The ferry is located at Esplanade Seaside Terminal, and the departure time is 7:30 am. We highly recommend that you arrive at least an hour early to avoid long lines in the registration/checking of reservations before boarding. The trip was around 2 hours, so we arrived at the resort at exactly 9:30 am. Upon arrival, we were given cards which serve as our keys to the lockers. We just had it registered in their Snack Bar so we can activate our lockers, but if you did not avail of the locker add on in their package, you will have to pay for it first. The cards are also re loadable which you can use in paying for your meals and other amenities.
After getting dressed (please take note that the resort requires you to wear proper swim wear), we went to the beach to take pictures. The beach has very fine sand that is light brown in color. The water is bluish green to dark blue. What we loved about it is that the place was very clean and orderly. There are lifeguards everywhere so you wouldn’t have to worry about your safety. And they are also very accommodating.