MANILA, Philippines - For those who like to plan their summers ahead of time, here’s a good place to start.
Pico de Loro Beach and Country Club in Hamilo Coast, visited by the Rappler team for our team-building last December 2012, is the perfect getaway. Three hours away from Metro Manila, the resort is a blend of majestic, forested mountains, and tranquil beach cove.
You get the best of both of worlds here. If adventure and exercise are your goals this summer, you can do laps in their beach-side pool, go snorkeling in the nearby coral reefs, or hike through the mountain forests.
If you’d rather relax and unwind, you can hit the resort spa, go sunbathing in the beach, drink a few beers in the bar, or tuck in with a book in the library.
Aside from the resort’s beautifully-designed buildings, guests will appreciate the sound eco-friendly practices the resort observes.
If these haven’t already begun to pique your interest, here are some photos that might do the trick:
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