Hola everyone! I’m back from my beach trip to Stilts Resort, Calatagan, Batangas. To sum things up, I had a blast! It was a whole new experience since the house we rented were, well, on stilts in the sea. Sleeping and waking to the sound and smell of sea water was divine! The resort was so peaceful and quiet and the view was fantastic!
Before hitting the resort, we dropped by a few places in Tagaytay: the Puzzle Mansion Bed & Breakfast and Paradizoo.
Home to the record-breaking puzzle collection of Gina Lacuna, the Puzzle Mansion is one of the most inspiring places I’ve been to. And yes, we left the place with a 1000-piece puzzle.
The 32,000 piece puzzle she made all on her own.
Luckily, we even got to meet the Guinness World Record holder for Jigsaw Puzzles, Gina Lacuna.
Next stop: Paradizoo! Also another place I’ve been to for the first time. There was nothing really crazy about his place, although I’m not saying I didn’t enjoy my time spent there because I did. Especially when I got to feed the camel aaand got to take a selfie with it. A pretty big achievement for me right there. Lol.
Oh yeah, he’s enjoying the moment!
After strolling around the area, my brothers decided to get a ‘fish spa.’ It’s pretty similar to the one present in Manila Ocean Park where you simply dip your feet in the water and little fish nibble of the dead skin of your feet. The result wasn’t as expected since they kept fidgeting because it was pretty ticklish. Too ticklish in fact, my mom and sister had to hold Miguel’s legs down.
Soon after, we headed over to Stilts Resorts and had lunch before checking in.
The whole ambiance of the resort was really chill, a great escape from reality. The food was pretty good too and was not pricey as we expected it to be. Sadly, I don’t have any pictures of it since hunger got the best of me.
We stayed over in the ‘Peace’ cottage which was the outermost left of all the stilts. It had 3 bedrooms, 2 showers, 2 toilets, a dining room and a living room.
The best part, a doorway to the sea.
We then headed over to the beach to appreciate Calatagan’s beauty even more. My only concern would be how the irresponsible a few of the vacationers are with regards to throwing trash properly and how the beach isn’t taken care of as well as it should be by the employees of the resort. Nevertheless, I’d give it a 7/10 since it’s a pretty rocky beach too.
Heading back to the cottage now!
Then back to the beach again..
End of day one! Click here for Part 2!