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Raimer’s Beach Resort & Hotel


Raimer’s Beach Resort & Hotel is the only resort located in San Salvador Island Masinloc, Zambales. A four hour drive via private vehicle or six hours commute via public transportation from Manila.

I got the chance to visit the place when Judith (Punch & Judy) invited me to join their team building.

We left Manila by 2:30 in the afternoon and got to the Port of Masinloc at 9:00 PM. Roughly 20 mins of boat ride going to the island of San Salvador.

When we arrived at the resort we were welcome with a peaceful cozy ambiance. It is tranquil hideaway for someone who is looking for a quick escape from the stressful busy city life.

When we were greeted warmly by the resort owner Miss Merly . Even though we arrived late at night she was still there and waited for us. She gave us a quick orientation and set proper expectation about the resort before lead us to our rooms. The hosts of the resort are very courteous and attentive to our needs.

The food was great. While you are having our meal we felt so at home. The host never left us and made sure that we enjoyed our meals and very attentive to what we need. We really felt that we are valued guests.

The ambiance and t he soft music is just perfect to make you feel relax especially coming from a long road trip. The place was surrounded by art pieces that was personally made by the owner. From colorful lampshades, painted shells and more.

The relaxing sound of waves and wind will surely help you unwind. The place is so quiet, not to mention that the we were the only one in the place. It looks like it was exclusively for us.

Perfect getaway for a stay-con, family outing, barkada getaway and team-building.

In the morning we visited the Bacala rest house and sand bar. The Bacala rest house is a house in the middle of the sand bar. Shallow waters are in some parts of the sandbar where you can lie and enjoy the waive gently massaging your body. You will also be teased with the school of tiny fishes all over the sand bar. Be careful as you walk to the sand bar cover with shallow waters so that you won;t step on bunch of starfish scattered allover the place.


Our Itenerrary


Jan 29 2019 Tuesday

02:00 PM Meet up at Waltermart Muńoz, QC.
02:30 PM Departure
03:30 PM First stopover at Shell station Tabang Exit
06:30 PM Second Stopover at Iba Zambales
09:00 PM Masinloc Port
09:20 PM Arrival at Raimer’s Beach Resort & Hotel
09:45 PM Dinner
10:00 PM Socials

Jan 30 2019 Wednesday

07:00 AM Wake up time
07:30 AM Breakfast
8:00 AM Arrival at Bacala Sandbar and Rest House
11:00 AM Back to the Resort
11:30 AM Wash Up
12:30 PM Lunch
03:00 PM Departure from Raimer’s Beach Resort & Hotel
03:00 PM Arrival at Port of Masinloc
07:30 PM Dinner at Rico’s Fastfood and Restaurant, Olongapo City

Jan 30 2019 Thursday

01:30 AM Arrival in Manila



How to go to Masinloc via Private Vehicle.


From Manila take North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) heading north and Exit at NLEX Dau Toll Plaza (Exit 50) that leads to Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).

Proceed along this highway towards SCTEX Toll entrance. Watch for the Hi-way Sign to SUBIC to your LEFT after the SCTEX toll.

Take the SUBIC TIPO Expressway to SBMA.Inside SBMA watch for the road signs to ZAMBALES.

You can refer to the Zambales map and take advantage of the short cuts (map triangles) in Zambales particularly in San Marcelino and Iba. You can bypass several towns like San Antonio, Palauig and Masinloc town proper and save several minutes look for Masinloc Mall and park your car within the area. And walk to Masinloc Port which is at The back of the Mall. Please follow our departure time for Free Boat Transfers.


How to reach Masinloc via Commute: 

  1. Ride a Victory Liner bus at Caloocan Terminal to Sta Cruz Zambales and ask for the Bus to Drop you off Masinloc. 
  2. Walk to Masinloc Port which is at The back of the Mall. Please follow our departure time for Free Boat Transfers. 
  • From Subic: Take the SCTEX Olongapo Station bus for fast travel and hop on a Van to Sta. Cruz. 

Notes about the resort 

  • Resort provide a promo of complimentary boat transfer from port of Masinloc going to San Salvador island for group of 10 persons above.
  • Corkage fee applies for bringing in foods & drinks that are not coming from the resort’s restaurant & bar.
  • Practice ClayGo. You may be fine of P1000.00 for each violation
  • Electricity is available but please conserve power. San Salvador Island is an eco-protected island and its electricity is minimal and powered by wires and cables directing from the town of Masinloc. In case of power outage generators are available for limited time.

How to contact Raimer’s Beach Resort & Hotel?
Cell: +09453902462
Facebook : Raimer’s Beach Resort & Hotel
Contact Number : 09453902462 /09088385314 from 10 AM to 7PM


Things to visit of Masinloc, Zambales

If you have spare time and if you are into nature, don;t forget to visit this palces.You can include this to your itinerary to make your whole travel experience worth it.
  • San Salvador Island – This island, locally known as “Pulo”, is one of the largest among the strips of small islands in Masinloc.
  • Bacala Guest House and Sandbar – another small islands in Masinloc, you will see this structure that sits in the middle of the sea. It also have a white sandbar that you Can explore during low-tide.
  • “Tridacna Gigas” – known as Giant Clam Farm or “Taclobo”. It is an eco reserve system has been a destination spot for adventurers . Perfect place for snorkeling. It caters the giant clams, different species of marine life and corals .
  • The Giant Mangrove Farm – This giant Mangrove-formed island known as “Yaha” in San Lorenzo, Masinloc is one of the two sites in the Philippines where rare hybrid mangroves can be found.
  • Coto Waterfalls and Kidz Pool – A nature designed swimming pool that lies within a mountain terrain in Coto, Masinloc. A good destination for camping and picnic in groups.
  • Pawikan and other Marine Species – For nature and marine seekers, you can have a sight of some of the endangered sea turtles abound in Sitio Longos, Brgy. Bani where these sea creatures freely lay their eggs. Among other marine species abundant in the area include yellow fin, skip jack, squid, octopus, lapu-lapu, Spanish mackerel, and seaweeds.

Notes:

  • Masinloc is known for its abundant harvest of premium quality “Carabao” mangoes. Its quality mangoes are globally known for their sweetness.
  • The municipality of Masinloc is a smoke-free town making everyone who stays and visits the place enjoy fresh and clean air.
  • You to inform the tourism office for your visit. Echo tour package should have a minimum of 10 participants. They also discourage solo backpackers/travelers because of the expenses and environmental impact.

    Raimer's Beach Resort & Hotel in San Salvador Island



    Raimer's Beach Resort & Hotel is the only resort located in San Salvador Island Masinloc, Zambales. A four hour drive via private vehicle or six hours commute via public transportation  from Manila.

    I got the chance to visit the place when Judith (Punch & Judy)  invited me to join their team building.

    We left   Manila by 2:30 in the afternoon and got to the Port of Masinloc at 9:00 PM. Roughly 20 mins of boat ride going to the island of San Salvador.

    When we arrived at the resort we were welcome with a peaceful cozy ambiance.  It is tranquil hideaway for someone who is looking for a quick escape from the stressful busy city life.

    With very accomodating host and owner Miss Merly Maru.


    When we were greeted warmly by the resort owner Miss Merly . Even though we arrived  late at night she was still there and waited for us. She gave us a  quick orientation and set proper expectation about the resort before lead us to our rooms. The hosts of the resort are very courteous and attentive to our needs.


        

    The food was great. While you are having our meal we felt so at home. The host never left us and made sure that we enjoyed our meals and very attentive to what we need. We really felt that we are valued guests.

    The ambiance and t he soft music is just perfect to make you feel relax especially coming from a long road trip. The place was surrounded by art pieces that was personally made by the owner. From colorful lampshades, painted shells and   more.

       

      

      
    The relaxing sound of waves and wind will surely help you unwind. The place is so  quiet, not to mention that the we were the only one in the place. It looks like it was exclusively for us.

    Perfect getaway for a stay-con, family outing, barkada getaway and team-building.



    In the  morning we visited the Bacala rest house and sand bar. The Bacala rest house is a house in the middle of the sand bar. Shallow waters are in some parts of the sandbar where you can lie and enjoy the waive gently massaging your body. You will also be teased with the school of tiny fishes all over the sand bar. Be careful as you walk to the sand bar cover with shallow waters so that you won;t step on bunch of starfish scattered allover the place.


    Our Itenerrary

    Jan 29 2019 Tuesday
    02:00 PM Meet up at Waltermart Muńoz, QC.
    02:30 PM Departure
    03:30 PM First stopover at Shell station Tabang Exit
    06:30 PM Second Stopover at Iba Zambales
    09:00 PM Masinloc Port
    09:20 PM Arrival at Raimer's Beach Resort & Hotel  
    09:45 PM Dinner
    10:00 PM Socials

    Jan 30 2019 Wednesday
    07:00 AM Wake up time
    07:30 AM Breakfast
    8:00 AM Arrival at Bacala Sandbar and Rest House
    11:00 AM Back to the Resort
    11:30 AM Wash Up
    12:30 PM Lunch
    03:00 PM  Departure from Raimer's Beach Resort & Hotel  
    03:00 PM Arrival at Port of Masinloc
    07:30 PM Dinner at Rico's Fastfood and Restaurant, Olongapo City

    Jan 30 2019 Thursday
    01:30 AM Arrival in Manila


    How to go to Masinloc via Private Vehicle.
    From  Manila take North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) heading north and Exit at NLEX Dau Toll Plaza (Exit 50) that leads to Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX).
    Proceed along this highway towards SCTEX Toll entrance. Watch for the Hi-way Sign to SUBIC to your LEFT after the SCTEX toll.
    Take the SUBIC TIPO Expressway to SBMA.Inside SBMA watch for the road signs to ZAMBALES.
    You can  refer to the Zambales map and take advantage of the short cuts (map triangles) in Zambales particularly in San Marcelino and Iba. You can bypass several towns like San Antonio, Palauig and Masinloc town proper and save several minutes look for Masinloc Mall and park your car within the area. And walk to Masinloc Port which is at The back of the Mall. Please follow our departure time for Free Boat Transfers.

    How to reach Masinloc via Commute:
    1. Ride a Victory Liner bus at Caloocan Terminal to Sta Cruz Zambales and ask for the Bus to Drop you off Masinloc. 
    2. Walk to Masinloc Port which is at The back of the Mall. Please follow our departure time for Free Boat Transfers.
    • From Subic: Take the SCTEX Olongapo Station bus for fast travel and hop on a Van to Sta. Cruz.
    Notes about the resort
    • Resort provide a promo of complimentary boat transfer from port of Masinloc going to San Salvador island for group of 10 persons above.
    • Corkage fee applies for bringing in foods & drinks that are not coming from the resort’s restaurant & bar.
    • Practice ClayGo. You may be fine of P1000.00 for each violation
    • Electricity is available but please conserve power. San Salvador Island is an eco-protected island and its electricity is minimal and powered by wires and cables directing from the town of Masinloc. In case of power outage generators are available for limited time.

    How to contact Raimer's Beach Resort & Hotel?
    ·         Cell: +09453902462
    ·         Facebook : Raimer's Beach Resort & Hotel
    ·         Contact Number :  09453902462 /09088385314 from 10 AM to 7PM


    Things to visit of Masinloc, Zambales

    If you have spare time and  if you are into nature, don;t forget to visit this palces.You can include this to your itinerary to make your whole travel experience worth it.

    • San Salvador Island - This island, locally known as “Pulo”, is one of the largest among the strips of small islands in Masinloc.
    • Bacala Guest House and Sandbar - another small islands in Masinloc, you will see this structure that sits in the middle of the sea. It also have a white sandbar that you Can explore during low-tide.
    • “Tridacna Gigas” - known as Giant Clam Farm or “Taclobo”. It is an eco reserve system has been a destination spot for adventurers . Perfect place for snorkeling. It caters the giant clams, different species of marine life and corals .
    • The Giant Mangrove Farm - This giant Mangrove-formed island known as “Yaha” in San Lorenzo, Masinloc is one of the two sites in the Philippines where rare hybrid mangroves can be found.
    • Coto Waterfalls and Kidz Pool - A nature designed swimming pool that lies within a mountain terrain in Coto, Masinloc. A good destination for camping and picnic in groups.
    • Pawikan and other Marine Species – For nature and marine seekers, you can have a sight of some of the endangered sea turtles abound in Sitio Longos, Brgy. Bani where these sea creatures freely lay their eggs. Among other marine species abundant in the area include yellow fin, skip jack, squid, octopus, lapu-lapu, Spanish mackerel, and seaweeds.

    Notes:
    • Masinloc is known for its abundant harvest of premium quality “Carabao” mangoes. Its quality mangoes are globally known for their sweetness.
    • The municipality of Masinloc is a smoke-free town making everyone who stays and visits the place enjoy fresh and clean air.
    • You to inform the tourism office for your visit. Echo tour package should have a minimum of 10 participants. They also discourage solo backpackers/travelers because of the expenses and environmental impact.



















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    WDIT : Restores My Faith



    WHY DO I TRAVEL?

    Traveling restores and refreshes my Faith in one true God. From every tall mountains that I climbed, the deep blue clear salty water that touches my skin, the strong bright light of the sun that wakes me in the morning upto the beautiful stars in the skies at night, all of these declares His glory. Witnessing the beauty of his creation tells me that I have an omniscient God. He knows everything. They were in the perfect place. He knows what I need. He loves me. If He cares for his creations what more is it for me?  When I'm traveling it reminds me to whom I should place my full trust and it is none other than HIM.

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    WDIT : To Discover Myself


    WHY DO I TRAVEL?


    Travelling helps me to get to know more about myself.
    When I travel, I get to discover  new things about me. Things that I never thought already exist deep within. Traveling unleashes my full potential. It helps me to develope my character and personality. Whenever I travel, I feel free, independent and empowered.  #NocturnalSaint #UlikbaDiaries #BiyaherongNoypi #ByaherongNoypi #NeverStopExploring














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    WDIT : It Helps Me Keep My Sanity



    WHY DO I TRAVEL?


    Travelling helps me keep my sanity. In  a world that is full of stress, travelling is a great way to scape. It helps me to unwind and find new perspective about different things and in life. It helps me to regenerate my strength and prepare me to face a brand new day with a smile.


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    When Thank You Is Not Enough





    "A little deed done very well is better than a "A little deed done very well is better than a mighty plan kept on paper, undone."


    Our hearts were overwhelmed and filled with joy for the overflowing support of our friends, co-biyaheros and strangers who showed their support for our recent #BN1stOutreachProgram


    I would like to extend my genuine THANK YOU on behalf of BN Admins.


    Thank you for the generosity of your hearts. Not just monetary and through donation of goods but also for sharing your precious time with us and the students of St. Francis Learning Center.


    To all the joiners, thank you for making this event happen. This is another milestone in our lives that will never be forgotten. We have found new sets of friends with you and a new family. Our time together was very short but it never changed the fact that we were aable to make the most out of it.



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    Weekend get away at Potipot Island



    Its been a while and I'm really craving for another beach adventure. Good thing that Livemore Adventures and Tours is always there. They have organized a Potopot Island Tour. After a very stressful week and shift there are some errands that I have to attend. I didn't had the chance to go home so after my meeting I just drop by at a department store to but shorts and underwear that I can use for swimming. All my things were lest at home. Good Thing that Jen was with me on that tour so she was the one who brought some clothes that I can use. More than 24 hours being sleepless then do a 6 hour land tour is not that bad. Though I really felt tired but everything was worth it when we get to the island. Fine sand and turquoise clear water made me relax. All the stress have gone as I deep my feet in the cool water. Potipot is really a nice place to have your sweet weekend scape from the tiring and busy city of Manila.













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    Travel Guide : Isla De Potipot


    If you are looking for clear turquoise water and white sandy shores of sugary sands and rough coral stones Potipot island is another place you have to check out. The island is not too crowded with an exception of summer time. The island is very accessible and affordable. This is a nice place to relax and get some serenity.



    HOW TO GET TO POTIPOT ISLAND?

    Commute 
    1. Take a bus (Victory Liner) going to Sta. Cruz.  Alight in Uacon, town of Candelaria just in front of Petron Station.
    2. Ride a tricycle to the port. Just tell the trike driver you are going to Potipot Island. 
    3. Once at the port, hire a boat to take you to Potipot Island 

    Private
    • Drive to NLEX continuing to Rizal Hwy in Subic Bay Freeport Zone. 
    • Take the exit toward Olongapo City from NLEX. 
    • Follow Olongapo – Bugallon Rd and Zambales – Pangasinan Rd to Uacon in Candelaria. 
    • Once in Uacon, ask the locals for further direction to the port or better yet secure a contact person who can assist you when you’re there.

    WHAT TO DO IN THE ISLAND?

    • Photo Ops.
    • Swimming
    • Sunset Viewing if you plan to go fo an overnight
    • Star Gazing when the night comes
    • Beach Volleyball.(bring your own volleyball)
    • Snorkel
    • Ride boat
    • Kayaking 
    WHERE TO STAY?
    There are no hotel in the Island but there are cottages and none aircon rooms (kubo) where you can stay. If you prefer to go camping you can also pinch your own tent. Kubo rates is from Php 1500 to Php 2500 good for 5 to 10 persons and 10 to 20 persons.
    If you are looking for a more comfortable accommodation there are resort near the island where you can check in. Please do you research before you there.
    Here are some suggestions Potipot Gateway ResortIsla Vista Beach Resort and Sunbloom Resort

    WHERE TO EAT?
    No restaurants in the Island. There are mini store where you can buy basic stuff. You can either bring your own food and cook there or have your meals in the resorts where you stayed. Kitchen and grilling area is available.

    OTHER REMINDERS

    • The island has water source and has decent rest rooms and shower area.
    • Electricity is only available during the night but you may charge your phones and gadgets in one of the stores in the island. 
    • The 2-way boat rental fee is around  P400  and is good for 5-6 people.
    • Reservation is not necessary but is an advantage especially in high season.
    • Please be considerate of other visitors. Don’t be too loud especially in the wee hours.
    • Please practice LNT









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