Summer is BEACH time. Tara lets.
The kids have been wanting to go swimming ever since school break started. We have been into the south beach several times and decided to take up North this time. Las Casas is the perfect spot for a beach resort just a few hours away from the metro.
Las Casas is an 18th-century themed beach resort. It took us back to the Philippines Spanish era. And it did!!! Started with the unpaved road leading to the resort. The bumpy track stretches to about 1km into the bridge entrance of the resort.Day tour guests parking space is situated at the resort entrance. Check-in guests parking is provided inside.
Here’s the view from the reception house (Casa Alcuaz). Upon check-in, we were given a map locating the room where we will be staying as well as key areas of the resort.Here’s the panoramic view from the back of Casa Alcuaz.We checked in more than an hour early and our room is not yet available. The staff will just phone me and to come back for the key cards. We left the car in the parking space provided for check-in guests and took their shuttle jeepney to the resort grounds.We were dropped off at Plaza de Castro.We had a light snack and bought fish balls and sorbetes before our stroll.Strolled along Plaza Belmonte and Paseo de Escolta.I was happy to see that there’s pan de coco in this bakery. I love pan de coco. I can eat it all day. Their version is bigger than average and also filling.We circled back to Plaza de Castro and saw the pool just across. Here we enjoyed the nice windy weather. The ‘Batis’ inspired pool is just calming to look at. Just half an hour later I got a call and was told that the room is ready. Took the shuttle jeepney back to the reception for the key cards and for our baggage.
Our room is at La Ribera near Plaza Marcelino, it is in the Y-bridge. The tallest roof on the right is where our room is, which is at the 2nd floor. The room is huge enough for a family of 4. We had the Deluxe room with 1 king size bed. I got this for Php 6,000/night, booked from their website.
The slippers are all yours, so don’t be shy to take it home when you leave. These umbrellas are available for use within the resort grounds. After resting for a while, we went back to Plaza Belmonte to have our early dinner. Dinner’s at Cucina ni Nanay Maria. After dinner, the kids took a dip in the pool. The beach area closes at 6pm and the pool stays open until 10pm.
We had more than enough on the first day. Time to rest and be ready for day 2.