Planning to go on a quick weekend escapade? The beach is always a good idea for those who want some peace and quiet away from the stressful city life.
The Philippines, a tropical country in Southeast Asia, is most popularly known for its variety of beaches and islands. Having been home to 7,641 majestic islands, the country is, without a doubt, a true paradise here on earth, especially for beach junkies. Different islands offer various adventures and recreation to everyone. From white sand beaches to fine black sand, and even pink beaches, one can be truly amazed by the country’s premier beaches.
It’s never too early to talk about summer, especially for a country that offers a lot of beach destinations all year long. With more than 7,000 islands and hundreds of beaches in the Philippines, one can never run out of a summer getaway to beat the heat.
Going to the beach is always a good idea. In fact, some studies show that spending time at the beach is pretty good for the overall well-being of a person. An analysis of English census data published in the journal Health Place confirms that people who live by the coast report better physical and mental health than those who don’t. But don’t fret. Even if you do not live by the coast, you can always visit the beach, especially during the summer.
At the edge of your seats now? Wanting to have a quick respite from the summer heat but still considers convenience and proximity in Manila? Here’s an early summer treat for all those who just can’t wait to spend a day or two at the beach: beat the summer heat at this private beach resort in Batangas!
Pico de Loro Cove
Pico de Loro Cove is the first development out of all thirteen coves in the whole of Hamilo Coast in Nasugbu, Batangas. It is known as one of the best beach resorts in Nasugbu primarily because of its close proximity to Manila, which only takes about two to three hours of drive from the city center, considering the traffic.
The whole of Hamilo Coast is spread across a 5,900-hectare land, but only ⅓ of it is developed due to the management’s long-time promise of protecting and preserving nature as much as they can. The rest of the land is reserved for Hamilo Coast’s preservation and cultivation of both flora and fauna present within the area. With its vision of sustainability, Pico de Loro Cove also built Freia, a condominium establishment placed just right next to the beach that embodies sustainable features such as solar panels and large windows to maximize all the natural light and lessen the use of energy.
Features And Amenities
Pico de Loro Cove is a private beach resort exclusively available for members; hence, expect no less than world-class features, amenities, and services. While it is an exclusive resort, Pico Beach is still accessible to all guests. The only difference is that specific amenities and facilities are exclusive to members of the club, including a part of the Pico Beach located at the Beach Club area.
One of the many high-end features and amenities the resort offers is its swimming pool. Pools vary from multi-level swimming pools to wading pools perfect for families and friend groups. There’s also a separate children’s pool at the beach club where kids can enjoy wading and playing. It’s one of the most notable features here in Pico de Loro Cove. Other than that, the Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club also provides guests and members with sumptuous food all throughout their stay at the Pico Sands Hotel, with some of the best and world-class restaurants, cafes, and bars like:
- Reef Bar – Pico de Loro Cove’s beachside bar that serves refreshing drinks and meals daily
- B&B – a casual bowling and billiards hall that serves all-day snacks and appetizers with your choice of alcoholic or non-alcoholic drinks
- Lagoa – Pico de Loro Cove’s restaurant that serves all Asian cuisine located at the Country Club
- Lagoa Pool Bar – the pool bar serves delectable pizza, burgers, and other snacks that complement its wide selection of cocktails and smoothies, perfect for guests who long for poolside snacks after an hour or two of swimming
Some other features and amenities include:
- Adult lap pool
- Kiddie pool
- Pico Club (Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club’s play place)
- Gym and fitness centers
- Sports centers (basketball, badminton, volleyball, etc.)
Beat the heat this summer with Pico de Loro Cove’s famous outdoor activities, both land- and sea-based. With these recreational sports and activities, you’ll surely want to keep coming back and get your blood pumping with adrenaline rushing through your veins.
Some of the most favorite outdoor activities here at Pico de Loro Cove include:
- Speedboat rental
- Mangrove tour
- Cove tour
- Trekking and hiking
Pico de Loro Cove in Hamilo Coast is your best bet when it comes to finding the perfect place to relax, unwind, or engage in fun outdoor activities and water sports. Not only is it close to the city, but it’s also proven to make most guests’ summer the best one there is! If you have the chance to book a stay here, then it’s suggested you do so as soon as possible! You wouldn’t regret it! Enjoy luxurious beach living over the weekend while also discovering the adventurous side you never thought existed.
Angelo Castelda works as a contributor for a news magazine in Asia. He loves to learn and understand diverse cultures and aims to share through his writing his experiences around the world.