My husband and I booked our trip to Baler Quezon at the SMX Travel Expo last month. We were impressed with the rooms and promo which included breakfasts and City tour for 3 days and 2 nights. Costa Pacifica is conveniently accessible through a Joy bus from Cubao terminal non stop to Baler. The Joy bus had excellent adjustable full reclining seats and air conditioning. A shuttle was waiting for us when we arrived in Baler. I was pleased with the hotel staff who warmly greeted us at the front desk and gave us an early check in at 7am. We were able to rest for a few hours at our room which was very spacious, new, clean beddings, and comfortable bed. The room also has a huge comfortable sofa for lounging. No wifi in the rooms, flat screen tv had occasionally low signal. So we had to use the wifi at the lobby, so happy with their huge comfortable sofas to lounge.
An important tip to the traveler --The City tour included in the package was misleading, it only includes the tour guide and not the transportation. We had to rent the van for 2000 pesos for max of 5 hours. Raymond, our tour guide was excellent. He not only was very knowledgeable, but will maximize the tour experience by taking us to numerous sites. In addition, he assisted me thru the challenging trekking to the Mother Falls when we crossed the river through slippery rocks. We went to the Dicasalarin cove with an awesome view as well.
Food at Costa Pacifica was so so. We had pugon (oven) baked pizza with Baler longaniza (local sausage) and frozen calamansi margarita, both best sellers. It was ok. We went next door for dinner at the Bay View resto. They had excellent tasting sizzling seafood and kinilaw (raw blue Marlin). Excellent frozen margaritas too! The prices were lower and more varieties.
Baler is a surfing destination. Not too many people swimming at the beach because the waves were quite big and strong. Costa Pacifica has several pools for swimming; hanging out by the pool was very relaxing. They always have fresh iced cucumber water available. And hotel staff continuously make you feel at home, they were always courteous and friendly.
If ever, I would suggest Costa Pacifica to add a gym and spa rooms. These amenities will definitely increase guests volume. Overall, Costa Pacifica is THE PLACE to stay in Baler!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Costa Pacifica is a chic lifestyle resort located along one of the top surfing beaches in Baler. Apart from its 106 well-appointed suites, most with views of the beach, Costa Pacifica's facilities include the Beach House, and event spaces for up to 150. ... more less
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