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Bataan – A Short Tour Around Morong’s Beach

Bataan – A Short Tour Around Morong’s Beach

For me, these past year, out of all the places I’ve been to, I think Bataan has been the most impressive. When you say Bataan, the first image you get is the fact that the place has great value when it comes to historical reasons. There are landmarks everywhere, Death March marks along the road, friendship statues, images, establishments built to remember what happened in Bataan during the time of the Japanese reign. However, there is one part of Bataan that no ordinary tourist would’ve wondered or thought about. Commonly, when you say Philippine beach – it is always Boracay, Palawan or Bohol that comes into your mind. To my surprise, Bataan impressed with very a very clean beach with shallow shores and a very lively marine life. Although the beach wasn’t the pristine white sand everyone else dreams of, you must also understand that the sand isn’t the only thing to consider when you’re going to the beach. Just because the beach has white sand doesn’t mean it has swimmable shores with soft seafloors (Cagbalete Island) or if the beach has beautiful limestone rocks and fine sand doesn’t mean it has shallow and safe shores (Borawan Island). Sometimes, the beauty of a beach lies in its simplicity and cleanliness and how safe and swimmable it may be for you

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Alpina Beach Resort, Bataan

Alpina Beach Resort, Bataan

When we were distraught about where to stay in Bataan, I knew I had to do something. I couldn’t stay there. I didn’t want my family to stay there. I decided to walk around the area since the resorts were just next to each other anyway. We had to hurry since my dad was already tired from his whole day drive and I knew he needed to rest. After scouting the area for available rooms, I finally found an accommodation in Bataan in a small, quite homey resort with a tiny pool at the end, just a hotel away from La Primera Playa’s main hotel. The hotel was new, the owner didn’t have a front office and there was a small guardhouse manned by two young girls at the front. Oh well, at least it had a gate. Mr. Alex Pineda was the name of the owner of Alpina Beach Resort. I’m not sure if he was the owner of La Primera Playa but, whatever. I was able to talk to him personally and he was actually really nice. He offered us a room and told the young girls to show it to us. I agreed and we hurriedly rushed to the 2nd floor of the three floored one-sided establishment of Alpina Beach Resort. The girls opened room G for

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La Primera Playa, Bataan

La Primera Playa, Bataan

When we reached Subic Bay and realized we weren’t going to find an accommodation in Subic, we had to find articles on where to stay in Bataan. It had been in our original plans to go through Bataan because we wanted to visit Mt. Samat and go through the historical marks around the place, but we expected it to happen on Sunday, or at least on our way home. After having lunch at Subic, instead of finding a hotel, we ended up going straight to Bataan where we were lucky enough to find availability at La Primera Playa. The room was P4000, but my dad was tired and we wanted to rest too before my parents changed their minds and decide to go straight home which was only another 3 more hours away. We got lost a bit finding our way to La Primera Playa because they didn’t have posters on the main road like other accommodations in Bataan. When we finally arrived at La Primera Playa, I was actually satisfied with the place. La Primera Playa is a white, 2 storey apartment style hotel with a small space for parking and a nice pool visible from the parking lot. They had no proper front desk, just small room that had a desk and a chair and it looked more

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