I’m not the type of person who feels kilig when I see a crush or a celebrity. I feel this tingly sensation when I have just purchased a good book or have discovered a really nice place — in this case Carangyan Beach Resort in Pandan, Catanduanes.
Earlier, when we were on the hill on our way down to the Tuwad-tuwadan natural pool, we saw a beach in the distance. I asked our tour guide about the beach, and he said it’s part of Carangyan Beach Resort.
Carangyan Beach Resort is about 10 minutes away from the natural pool. The main gate is another 15-20 minutes away from the resort proper, by foot.
Our tour guide dropped us off in the resort proper. We talked to the caretaker and was hesitant because it was a bit on the expensive side, especially for backpackers like us. Before deciding whether to stay the night, we decided to check out the beach.
The beach is wonderful. The sand is a soft caramel color, and the water is a clear green. Unlike other beaches in Catanduanes, the waves in the beach cove are gentle; an inlet nearby cushions the cove from strong currents.
After a few minutes, we went back to the caretaker and said yes, we’d stay there for the night.
Carangyan Beach Resort is for those who’re looking for an overnight resort where you can just chill and enjoy the stillness of the sea.
Carangyan Beach Resort: Practical information
Carangyan Beach Resort is located in Pandan, Catanduanes. To reach this place from Pandan or Caramoran, you need a private ride or hire a habal-habal. It is out of the way of public vehicles.
As of 2016, rooms are priced at P1500 and P1800 for fan and air-conditioned rooms, respectively. There are also open cottages at P300 each. The open cottages are also available for overnight stays, although I wouldn’t recommend it because of night insects.
Guests can bring their own food or request cooked meals from the caretakers. If the latter, inform the caretakers in advance.
Contact information: official website/0949 435 3044
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