Every summer, the Holy Week vacation meant a 4-day long weekend and going home to the province to relax and basically do nothing. But my friends proposed a short beach getaway this year to fight our boredom. After a long discussion on the places we wanted to go, we decided to go to Burgos, Pangasinan to see Caboangan Beach and the death pool that recently went viral on Facebook.
Three couples went on this trip so there already was a buddy system in place. LOL. This trip was a great chance to catch up an unwind with long-time friends.
How to get there:
Jhodan kindly volunteered their car for the trip and drove all the way to Burgos. Travel time from our home town in Binmaley was only 1.5 hours. But it lengthened to 3 hours because we made frequent stops along the way to buy food, booze, and whatever else we thought we needed. Our destination was fairly easy to find because of Waze.
For those planning to drive, the road to Caboangan Beach turns rough on the last 30 minutes of the journey. There were areas where the road was already paved but it can only fit 1 vehicle at a time. So every time we met a car in front, one of us had to give way. This was also difficult because the paved roads were high. Jhodan’s car endured a few scratches when he tried to go maneuver outside the road and the car dropped several inches on the ground.
Finding a place to stay in Caboangan Beach was difficult because the resorts in the area didn’t have websites. The only resort we knew of was already fully booked several weeks before the Holy Week.
But we finally found a resort through the power of friendship. 🙂 A friend of mine went to Caboangan Beach in early April and I got the contact number of the resort where they stayed. I think that we got the last vacant cottage on the resort. Lucky!
We spent our overnight trip at Luzviminda’s Resort. They were responsive to our text messages and their rates were affordable too. Sometimes though, their number couldn’t be reached or it would take a few hours before they reply. This is just normal since mobile signal in the area is weak.
Luzviminda’s Resort offers several options for it’s accommodations:
- Air-con rooms – we didn’t inquire for the price though
- Cottage fan rooms (6-10 pax) – Php 1,800
- Cottage for overnight stay – Php 1,200
- Tent (7 pax) with use of table with umbrella – Php 1,500
- If guests bring their own tent – Php 200 per pax
We rented a cottage for our overnight stay and pitched our own tents too. The owner kindly waived our tent fees so we only paid for the cottage upon check out. The cottage was spacious and had a good view of the beach. At night, the resort provided a thin mattress and a couple of pillows so we can sleep on the cottage floor. The boyfriend and I slept on the cottage while our companions slept on their own tents.
I was expecting a cool summer’s night but I didn’t feel even a slight breeze at all. 😦
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Caboangan Beach and the Death Pool
We arrived at almost 3 in the afternoon and spent some time organizing our stuff, pitching the tents and preparing for dinner. The famous death pool was a 20-minute walk away so we decided to explore it the next day instead.
Caboangan Beach was a pleasant surprise for me. I wasn’t expecting white sand and blue-green clear waters at all. No wonder that the beach became an instant hit to locals and tourists alike.