Part two of my swimming in the pool tips using my waterproof olympus toungh 820 camera.like what I've said, there are 2 infinity pools side by side at the middle of the clubhouse of the Pueblo La Por PLaya Resort and the bigger one is up to 9 feet deep at the end. the smaller one that is facing the beach is the kiddie infinity pool where the...more
This will be a tewo part picture with more picture in the pool using my waterproof olympus toungh 820 camera.like what I've said, there are 2 infinity pools side by side at the middle of the clubhouse of the Pueblo La Por PLaya Resort and the bigger one is up to 9 feet deep at the end. the smaller one that is facing the beach is the kiddie infinity...more
the Complex has 2 jacuzzis in the periphery of the 2 huge infinity pools and each jacuzzi can fit up to only 5 people max, hence during the weekends, you must wait for you turn to use it as some swimmers are just time hogs and they spend hours just lounging around at the jacuzzi. the water is warm and the water jets are really refreshing so you...more
the sand at the Pueblo La Por Playa Resort beach fron is dirty white and coarse, not powdery white unlike in the famous beaches of boracay in aklan province but still you can do some beach activities here and with less crowds as this is a private club. you can also rent banana boats and other floating apparatus. but i did not swim as I prefer to...more
A word of caution: Be sure that you have someone who is a member of this exclusive resort cum village invite you as they can be really strict in not allowing you to enter the Complex as it is off limits of non members.Pueblo La Por Playa is one of the things to do in Pagbilao town as it is a leisure club for member only and their guests. Inside is...more
The Mangrove Forest (aka Carbon Sink Initiative) was declared a protected area by virtue of AO No. 7, s. 1975. It's almost 150 has of full mangrove growth forest with a walk-way leading to the middle of the forest where a view deck will afford you a view of the Grande Island Power Plant and the mountains surrounding Pagbilao. The road leading to...more
You can camp overnight in Puting Buhangin and visit Kwebang lampas which is just next to the beach. The shower and facilities is primitive and can do with some major improvement but the view makes up for it.The water is crystal clear and there's a lot of fishes and other little creatures (nope, no corals).more
We weren't able to go to the Quezon Mangrove Reserve, but we had an exhilarating communing with nature at the Mangrove Area of Pueblo Por La Playa. I know that mangrove forests provided protection from typhoons/storms, as well as tidal waves/currents to the coastal areas. I find it impressive that the residential resort and country club maintains a...more
Patiently wait for sunrise at Pagbilao and take pictures. You don't have to be a professional photographer to capture its beauty.I always enjoy shooting sunrise views wherever I go. My Pagbilao sunrise photo shoot was very memorable. To make it different from my usual sunrise photos with bancas on the foreground, I chose to shoot from the Pueblo...more
The white sand beach of Pueblo Por La Playa though beautiful, is not as fine as the sands of other islands. There are coral stones strewn in the beach, but it shouldn't stop you from strolling at sunrise to inhale a healthy dose of sea air and absorb vitamin D from the mild rays of the sun.more
Pueblo Por La Playa has giant-sized 2-tiered infinity pools, one for adults and another for kids and adults who are afraid of deep waters. Blue tiles give the waters in the infinity pools a deep blue color, thus giving the illusion of sea water combined with the pools. Colorful bougainvillas, lush greens and tall buri palms around the infinity...more
Wherever we go, we first look for the church to thank God for our safe trip and to bless our stay in the new place. Pagbilao Church is also known as St.Catherine of Alexandria Parish Church. The main doors were closed when we arrived but fortunately, the office secretary, Ms. Apple led me inside the church through the side door. Although the church...more
The Pastellaria is located way from the main clubhouse, on the other side of the infinity pool, a short walk away. the pastelaria serves basically the same food as in cafe oaxaca but you can also order cocktail drinks here. the area is smaller but is more coxy than in cafe oaxaca. they don't serve breakfast, only lunch and dinner.Hours:lunch: 11:30...more
The Cafe Oaxaca is the main dining area of the complex, where you go to eat your complimentary breakfast and to order ala carte meals for lunch and dinner. the cafe provides nice views of the infinity pools below and the white sand beach across the horizon. the meals here are a mish mash of local filipino, mexican, spanish and american...more
Pueblo Por La Playa’s very own Cafe Oaxaca (pronounced wahaka) is a Mexican bistro type of restaurant located up high in the sloped gardens, very near the infinity pools. You can opt to eat inside where the interior design is impressive. I couldn't help but notice the bright colored mosaic tile designs of tables, the unique metal lamps in the walls...more
if you are with a big group, then you can rent the conference room for either a lunch or dinner buffet service and the best thing is then to have a fellowship and drinking spree! the drinks like beer and cocktails will be higher priced than buying outside as they don't allow you to bring food stuffs and liqour to the complex except snacks. casualmore
It is so hot and humid at Pagbilao. What better way to "chillax" after dinner, than soak oneself in the infinity pool, have cold drinks at the pool bar, and/or simply lie on the loungers and gaze at the stars! swimwear or sari for ladies; board shorts for menmore
Upon Parking at the huge parking area of the Resort, you will wait for the free shuttle ride via a modified tram that takes you in around the complex and to the main clubhouse where you can check in and then ride again to the villas of you are staying in the villas. you can call the free shuttle service via the local phone is you want to be fetched...more
the drive to Pagbilao Quezon is 130 kilometers starting from the makati area and it passes through the Southern Luzon Expressway (SLEX), Sto. Tomas Tollway where you exit at Sto Tomas Town then to the Maharlika Highway to the Towns of Sto Tomas Batangas, Alaminos and San Pablo City in Laguna, Tiaong, Candelaris, Sariaya, Tayabas, Lucena City and...more
Going to the different areas of the 12.5 hectare Pueblo Por La Playa was made possible though the shuttle service. It proved very convenient to guests whose cars were left in the parking lot near the main gate. We only had to tell the staff at the front desk where we'd like to go, and in a jiffy the shuttle came. Whenever we arrived from elsewhere,...more
While some fishermen played "tong-its", others worked on their fishing nets in the yard. Together with the wife and other members of the household, some fishermen patiently and meticulously inspect their fishing nets; then with spools and nylon thread, they weave and repair the damaged parts of the nets themselves. They do not bother to call the...more
Mang Mario accompanied us to the "sari-sari" store. On the way, we saw men gathered in a hut playing"tong-its", a local card game. We were introduced to the fishermen. I asked permission to take their pictures. Suddenly, their serious looks on their cards turned to self-conscious "pa-pogi" (trying a handsome pose). Then, there was teasing and...more
While hubby was talking with Mang Mario, a local whom we befriended, I noticed a boat with drums. I thought they were refilling their boat fuel, but I wondered what took them so long, and why they were filling so many drums and containers. It turned out that they were filling the containers with water that came from a resident's pipeline. That...more
When we left our car in the open field, I couldn't help but notice so much cow dung in the grounds. As we proceeded to walk though the narrow road, there were also cow dung in the middle of the road. I became so tense and conscious because in my hurry to join hubby, I forgot to change my footwear; I was still wearing my bathroom slippers. I was afraid I might step on cow dung...Guess what? When we returned to our car after our ocular survey, I almost stepped on cow dung near the car door!
Stepping on cow dung might seem funny, but it is actually no laughing matter. If you're wearing sandals or flipflops, your feet will surely be soiled. And if you have a small wound or ingrown nail, you will be at risk of infection or tetanus.
We were looking for an inactive beach resort which hubby's photo buddy said was a nice site for photo shoot. It reportedly had nice rocks and mangroves which make good foregrounds for seascapes. When I asked some locals for directions, I was surprised when the teenaged girls told me it is just infront of the haunted house we passed by the road....more
From the picnic grove, we saw fishing bancas neatly lined up in the "aplaya' (beach). Mang Mario, who himself owns a fishing banca told us that the fishermen have already arrived from their early morning fishing, and have already sold their catch to the traders. We saw some already cleaning up their boats and hanging their nets. He tipped us to go...more
We discovered a picnic grove by accident. We left our car in the open field infront of Bayview Accommodation For Staff and guests of Pagbilao Power Plant. We decided to walk upon seeing the narrow road ahead. We asked the security guard of Bayview for directions to the coast. We obviously looked like strangers in the place so locals stared at us...more
My family didn't have time for sports when we went to Pagbilao, but you can actually enjoy beach volleyball and various aqua sports at Pueblo Por La Playa like jetskiing, banana boatride,and kayaking.
Equipment: You don't have to bring your own gear. You can rent what you need from Puerto Por La Playa.
The Main Clubhouse of the resort complex is far from the parking area but they provide a free shuttle to and from the clkubhouse to the parking area. the main clubhouse is where you would check in and get your room key and if you are staying at the villas, then wait for the free shuttle transport to ride to the villas or just walkin going there. they also have a mini store and a snack area in the clubhouse and conference rooms for business meetings. plus they give you mexican hats when you check in, Ole".
Fondest memory: Pueblo La Por Playa is one of the things to do in Pagbilao town as it is a leisure club for member only and their guests. Inside is a 12 hectare complex composed of mexican inspired guest rooms, restaurant, swimming pool, privately owned villas and houses and more.
according to their website:
Pueblo por la Playa is a 12.5 hectare Mexican-inspired exclusive leisure club nestled off the calm, clear waters of Pagbilao Quezon. The "Pueblo" offers the total leisure and recreation experience for the entire family. Among the features of the luxurious seaside complex are:
Huatulco Duplex Villas
2 Gigantic Infinity Swimming Pools
Cafe Oaxaca Restaurant
Landscaped Shower Areas
Address: Barangay Bantigue, Pagbilao, Quezon Province
Directions: Barangay Bantigue, Pagbilao, Quezon Province
Phone: +63 (42) 373-3808; 373-6946