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Crystal Beach, Zambales

Crystal Beach, Zambales

Summer is here! Are you ready with your beach body? Well, not for a skinny guy like me. One of the most exciting things to do in summer is definitely going to a beach. Why not? Dipping your body in the water is the best feeling in a hot summer day! Aside from the fact that we love going to the beach, we also just want to unwind and relax. Well, my everyday life is actually stressful. And everyday, my feet are itching to go out and be anywhere away from work. Oh well, enough of my rants. Let’s go ahead and jump into summer escapade at Crystal Beach, Zambales.

Crystal Beach, Zambales

Crystal Beach is the most popular beach in San Narciso, Zambales. Well, I guess it is true once you get there. In fact, aside from being a large resort, they offer a wide variety of activities that fit every type of tourists and visitors ranging from relaxation, solo, adventurous, team building, surfing, and much more! Do you want to experience beach camping? Go ahead and avail of camping package. Do you just want to relax and enjoy the scenic view? Go ahead, no one will stop you. Even if you are just there for a day tour or overnight stay, you will definitely enjoy what Crystal Beach has to offer.

How To Go To Crystal Beach

We went there via commute. It’s not that hard because it’s only a 4-hour bus ride. Go to Victory Liner bus terminal in Cubao. Then fall in line to the ticket booth to pay for the bus fare. That’s it. Ride and wait for it to depart. Arriving at San Narciso, Zambales, just on the other side of the lane is a tricycle terminal. Take a ride from there going to Crystal Beach Resort. In just 5 minutes, you are there already!

Transportation Fees

Php 310 – 1 way bus fare from Cubao terminal to San Narciso, Zambales.
Php 15 – 1 way tricycle fare from San Narciso drop off point to Crystal Beach Resort.

crystal beach price package

 

 

What To Avail

Actually, we wanted to experience camping. I’ve been intrigued for a long time about how it feels to sleep and live in a tent even for a short while. So, we availed the tent rental package for an overnight stay which costs Php 750. At first, I though it was expensive. Next thing I know, it already includes the entrance fee and a Php 250 consumable for food & drinks. It was really awesome because their menu has huge servings. So, it is all worth it. But, if you want to know more about the other packages, I have included here the best ones I saw as of April 2017.

 

 

crystal beach price package

We were glad that the staff are very welcoming. They assisted us with bright smiles and very nicely. Also, we were lucky that we visited on a weekday. So, there are less people, you can enjoy and relax while the beach is not populated.

crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package

 

 

Of course, as a responsible person, you should keep the place clean. Throw away your stuff in the right place. While this is a friendly reminder, you should be responsible enough to help keep the environment clean to preserve its beauty for the next generation. 🙂

 

 

crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package

A Tunnel To Paradise

So, the real thing comes in when you enter the bamboo tunnel and what you’ll see in front of you is a great horizon. Crystal Beach does not boast off white sands. But the sand is really fine that it feels like you are walking in a very soft earth. It feels nice to my feet, I am not worried about getting cuts.

crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package

 

 

Indeed, it really is a paradise for us. It was already afternoon that time and we didn’t go deep yet into the water because we were still enjoying all the stuff we see around the vicinity. We plan to enjoy the beach the next days. So, that time, we just waited for the sunset and enjoy taking some photos.

 

 

crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package

Night Activities

During the night, people go to the beach front for a live band performance and a movie night after. The projector and other stuff were prepared for the viewers to enjoy the night. There’s also a bonfire if you want to toast some marshmallows or just want to heat up during the cold night.

crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package

We took our dinner at their restaurant where we used the stub that is worth Php 250 consumable to purchase the meals. I was impressed by the serving because the single orders are mostly good for 2 persons. We didn’t shell out additional bucks for the expenses because everything was covered by the stub. Awesome! Now, the bad thing is, I was not able to take photos because it was very dark and we only have candle lights to light up our table. But overall, the taste was good.

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The Next Day

Oh, the next day is what I am looking forward to. Actually, it was hard for me to sleep with just a mat and one pillow. So, I guess it is not for me. I am not comfortable with my tent setup. How I wish I have a mattress and three pillows. That could have made my sleeping more pleasant. But, anyway, it’s time for the morning stuff!

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It was my first time doing a camping and waking up in a beach and seeing it in front of you first thing in the morning is something new to me. I love it! As early as 7 am, we took a quick breakfast with hot dog sandwich and instant coffee. There are people already in the beach enjoying some morning splash. So, we went on and had a dip.

crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package

Cleaning Up

What I liked about this place is the clean wash room. Of course, boys and girls are separated. But, what amazes me most is the bidet. LOL! Yes, the toilet has bidet it’s really clean, you can let go all your body waste with comfort. The maintenance staff always cleans the area every after someone uses it. Kudos for keeping the area clean and comfortable to use.

crystal beach price package
crystal beach price package

 

 

 

 

Final Words

Okay, I am not saying that this is the best beach in the world. But, honestly, I truly enjoyed the stay. Even if I didn’t like my tent experience, the overall experience is really great! If you do not want to do a camping, you can avail of the room packages. I will definitely recommend this to my friends and to you who are looking for a nice place to spend the summer vacation.

crystal beach price package

You can also visit my other beach experience in Bolinao, Pangasinan. It’s great, too! Would you suggest a nice beach to me for next visit?

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Why wizardandi? Because wizard + andi = wizardandi. Since childhood, I always wanted to become a wizard because I love magic. It is fascinating and awesome. I also like eating, gaming, watching anime, gadgets, and going out with my good friends.

31 Comments

  1. christian

    Meron po bang ibang mga room for rent na maiistayan kami kahit 1 day lang jan? fully book na sila 🙁

    Reply
  2. Ghe cruz

    Hi. Ask ko lang. Yung sa tent ba 750pesos per pax? Then may consumable na 250pesos for drinks and food. So, what if kung 3d 2n kami ng bf ko. Tig 750pesos kami per day ganon? Nice blog btw!! Keep it up sir! 🙂

    Reply
  3. Erica

    your post is very detailed! thanks for including rates and awesome photos! it’s been eons since I last enjoyed the beach in Zambales.. i dont know if id like the camping but i want to try!

    Reply
    • Andi

      Go try it for experience! Camping is a hell for me just because of comfort levels but I am with my friends to have fun, so I just have to endure it. Overall, it was fun. 🙂

  4. Mammie

    Hi my family member! I wish to say that this post is amazing, great written and come with approximately all significant infos. I would like to peer more posts like this .

    Reply
  5. Reshma

    I loved the beaches in the Philippines and Crystal beach looks like an amazing experience for a short beach getaway. Good to know that activities go on even at night, some entertainment is always fun!

    Reply
    • Andi

      Yes you are right. You’ll never get bored for a day of stay because of activities being offered.

  6. MICHAEL SORIANO

    I would definitely make this entry my guide when I go to this place. 😀 Thanks for sharing.

    Reply
    • Andi

      Thanks Michael! 🙂

  7. Sandy N Vyjay

    Beaches beckon when it is summer time. Zambale beach really looks great to relax and unwind. The beach looks pristine and the waters look so inviting. An ideal getaway for summer. Hope to head out to a beach over the weekend 🙂

    Reply
    • Andi

      I hope you’ll have a nice stay whenever you plan to visit soon. 🙂

  8. Claire

    Love your photos! What camera are you using?

    Reply
    • Andi

      Thanks, Claire. I am using Fujifilm XA3. 🙂

  9. Fábio Inácio

    It looks so calm and relaxing there and nothing better than finishing our day seating looking at the fire at the beach! Just a shame you have problems to sleep because your tent, I am a camper addicted 😀

    Reply
    • Andi

      Then I guess camping here would be great for you! This is gonna be a total package of fun and exciting experience for you if you visit here soon. 🙂

  10. Hannah

    What a beautiful beach, I totally understand where the name crystal beach is coming from!

    Reply
    • Andi

      You bet! 🙂

  11. Darlene

    Wow didn’t know that there are much to do there. Been wanting to go there but was having doubts on going solo. Thanks for this guide!

    Reply
    • Andi

      Hi Darlene, that’s true. 1 thing I wasn’t able to try is the surfing because I am afraid LOL. Going solo is okay, there are soloers there when we went. 🙂

  12. cathy

    Yay! I have been wanting to go to Crystal beach! Been to the other part of Zambales which has no crowd at all. Camping seems so perfect here! The place looks so popular na eh? But I still like it tho, this is my next stop in one of these days! Xx

    Reply
    • Andi

      Yup it is indeed popular but there’s just lesser crowd compared to other resorts. That’s why we liked it here so much because it was very fun and relaxing. Go try it out too! I am sure you’ll have fun! 🙂

  13. Aldrick Agpaoa

    I have visited the province a couple of times but only in Iba and Olongapo. Hehehe, I would want to explore the outskirts of Zambales some time. Samahan mo ako, idol!

    Reply
    • Andi

      First-timer here in Zambales Idol! Tara Inflatable Island tayo in Subic?

  14. Mikee pascual

    I’ve been to Zambales but never been to Crystal Beach. The night outdoor setup looks pretty amazing. I bet you had a great time here!! 🙂

    Reply
    • Andi

      I think you should go to Crystal Beach then, we’ve had a great time and I want to go back to try the jungle stuff accommodation there. It’s peaceful and relaxing. 🙂

  15. Man Of Wanders (JM de Guzman)

    Hi Andi. This beach looks pretty awesome especially at night. The sand looks white from the photos even it is not but it looks really fine. We might consider this beach in our future trip to Zambales.

    Reply
    • Andi

      Yup, I am sure that you’ll like the fine sands here.

  16. Marge

    My beach body is still under construction, lol. But beach body or not I am ready to hit the beach and Crystal beach seems like a good prospect. I find the rates expensive though, even if it includes entrance fee and food. You mean to say I have to pay over 500 even if I bring my own tent?! That’s too much!

    But I love the beach side, so yeah, maybe I’ll think about it. I love that they have decent bathrooms though. That’s important to me.

    Reply
    • Andi

      Woah! Really? And I thought it was already cheap or just right for its price range! Oh well, the important thing is we enjoyed naman talaga haha 🙂 And yeah, the bathrooms were really nice and decent.

  17. Jane

    I see that you can surf at the crystal beach! I’m actually on the look out for other surf spots in PH, that way i’ll be ready when I get back home. Nothing beats the beach in PH!

    Reply
    • Andi

      I totally agree with you. Nothing beats PH beaches! 🙂

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