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Staycation in Tagaytay
Then I remembered the resort that I bookmarked. I’ve learned about Macampao Beach and Leisure Farm in Chyng’s blog and I even suggested this to my husband for our wedding anniversary celebration pero hindi kami magkasundo kasi gusto niya sa Cabana but I want an air conditioned room. I did not push with this plan because of his USA trip, alam ko may jetlag siya sa anniversary namin.
March 23, I emailed the resort to inquire about the rates and if they can still accommodate us.
March 24, On my way to Valenzuela, I read their reply and I was glad that there are still available rooms for our group. I immediately informed my mom about it and I reserved rooms. We’ve been waiting for their reply and I even called them for follow-up.
March 25, We did not receive any reply so we called them again for follow-up, nagpapanic na kasi kami at one weekend lang kami pwede lahat. So if hindi pwede sa Macampao, hanap kami ulit. Then after an hour, I received the confirmation email and we went to the bank to deposit the 50% downpayment. Emailed the copy of deposit slip and my valid ID. Yehey, at last the search is over.
Fast forward to April 1, since we live in Southern Luzon, we left before 4AM and we arrived at 9:36AM. You have to text the staff so they can open the gate for you so reservation is really needed.
While waiting for our family members, we ate snacks. We had suman with latik, bread, fruits, mango shake and coffee. Napawi ang gutom namin sa biyahe. :)
I initially booked 2 Casa Logoy and 2 sets of Hilid Salamin but there was a last minute change on the day of our trip so upon arrival, I asked them if I can still change my reservation, which they gladly accommodated. So I booked 3 Casa Logoy and 1 set of Hilid Salamin.
Casa Logoy P8000 + 12% VAT for 2 persons
1 set of Hilid Salamin (2 rooms) P12,800 + 12 % VAT for 4 persons
Extra kid P1400 (3-12 yrs old) + 12% VAT
Extra Adult P2800 + 12% VAT
Casa Logoy Room
Our room is on the 4th floor of Casa Logoy. The room is very simple, you have bed, side table, small cabinet and bathroom. No TV and we cannot connect with the free wifi (di abot sa taas). But we don’t care about the wifi because we have an amazing view of the beach. TV is not a problem too because there are so many activities that you can do in the resort.
Toiletries are organic, we have Human Nature shampoo, conditioner, soap and insect repellent. Since this is a leisure farm, it is important to apply insect repellent.
Hilid Salamin Room
Hilid Salamin has two rooms connected by a bathroom. My brother’s family stayed here since they are a group of 5. One queen sized bed, 2 twin beds and one extra mattress. What nice about this room is the ceiling to floor windows where natural sunlight can go through.
The room package includes full board meals, we have lunch, snacks, dinner and breakfast. Honestly, we always look forward to our meal time because it is always a feast. They serve different kinds of seafood, meat, veggies and fruits from their farm and fish pond. There is food for everyone, even picky eater won't have any problem. They also serve fruits shake or juice every meal.
We did not ask for the meal schedule and we just go to the dining room and wait. Sometimes we try to guess the food, pag may naaamoy kami. hehehe! There is no set menu also so it is always a surprise for us when they serve the food on the table. Happy tummy always.
Foods below are serving for 6 persons except for the Grilled Maliputo and Turon.
Shrimp + Grilled Tanigue + Chicken Tinola + Clams + Watermelon + Mango Shake
Turon + Mango Sauce and Calamansi Juice.
Grilled Maliputo/Talakitok + Grilled Liempo + Grilled Squid + Pumpkin Soup + Mango + Mango Shake
Dahil nagfishing kami, may additional kami na 7 grilled bangus. P300 per kilo + P250 cooking charge
|Food for everyone|
They gave additional hotdogs for the kids. Thanks! :)
Check-out is 11AM so we decided to eat lunch there before going home. P400 for adult and P200 for kid.
Curacha with Sweet Chili Garlic Sauce + Blue Marlin Steak + Sayote + Sinigang na Pork + Watermelon + Mango Shake . And because of that full board meals, I know that I gained more pounds.
10 Things to do in Macampao Beach and Leisure Farm
Another reason why we like Macampao resort is, there are so many things to do. Adults and kids will never be bored. Macampao Beach and Leisure Farm is indeed a family friendly resort, you can disconnect from the outside world and bond with your family. Some of their activities are good for the kids because you won’t experience this in other resorts.
1. Swimming at the beach and inflatable pool
The resort has no swimming pool but they provided inflatable pools for the kids.
For the last few years, my son wanted to experience fishing but we just don’t know where to go. We went to Fun Farm Sta. Elena and Pangasinan pero wala naman nahuli na fish, hehehe! So my son was really happy when he caught two bangus.
3. Horseback Riding
After eating our merienda, off we went to the beach for horseback riding.
4. Board Games
After dinner, we played sungka and scrabble.
5. Releasing of Baby Turtles
The following morning, I’ve read the text message that there is baby turtles releasing activity at 6:30AM. So ginising ko na agad mag-ama ko and informed my family members. We were on the beach before 6AM, excited kami because first time namin ito.
I watched it on TV pero iba yung personal experience. It is so nice to see the baby turtles racing to the sea. Mabagal na race nga lang. Hehehe! We were lucky na natapat trip namin na meron baby turtles. :)
6. Boating at the pond
After breakfast, we went to the pond to experience boating.
7. Bamboo Rafting
My husband tried the bamboo rafting.
Because of the big waves, my son did not join the kayak activity. He was busy playing with the sand.
9. Feeding the Pawikan
While preparing for check-out, my sister messaged me na meron Turtle feeding so I told my son to go down.
10. Sports Game
You can play beach volleyball, beach soccer, badminton, frisbee and billiards. My son and nephews played billiards, it was my son’s first time experience.
We really enjoyed our weekend getaway in Macampao Beach and Leisure Farm. Mrs. Felix, one the owner of the resorts is very accommodating. We were all satisfied with room, food and service. The place was not crowded so you can really relax and unwind. Indeed, it is a worry free weekend, we just eat, sleep and enjoy. One thing for sure, we will go back to this resort again. Thanks to my mom for the treat.
I will post the video in my YouTube pag sinipag na ko. :)
How to Get to Macampao Beach and Leisure Farm
The direction is available at their website. I printed the direction but my husband just relies on Waze for direction.
Macampao Beach and Lesiure Farm