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“A beach resort with no beach”

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Costa Palmera Resort
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Calayucay
Reviewed July 17, 2012

A general word of advice first - avoid the Bicol area of The Philippines in August and September unless you like wind and rain.
I stayed here for a very soggy 8 days in Aug 2011, during which time the area was hit by 2 typhoons and it rained non stop for the whole of my stay. I can't blame the weather on the hotel though, and to be fair to the staff they were very helpful at recommending things to do in the rain.
The resort itself was very nice, with well manicured borders and gardens, the staff were all very friendly, but then again there were no other guests there as it was typhoon season. The restaurant was very good with very good food and at reasonable prices.
The beach is non existant, they have a raised artificial beach with approx 5 mm sand covering a concrete slab. If the tide goes out, the local beach is rocky and covered in a brown muddy sludge. However, if you don't mind travelling, I was told there are decent sand beaches on the nearby islands?
I moved rooms a couple of times, they were OK, but nothing special, fairly small with dated bathrooms and either no window or very tiny windows.
Overall, for the money, the rooms and resort were adequate, but nothing special. Unless I had to go back to the area, I wouldn't. In my opinion Palawan, Bohol and Boracay have far more to offer a tourist than the Bicol region.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: April 2016, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 26, 2015
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  • Stayed: March 2015, traveled solo
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Address: Calayucay, Calayucay, Luzon 4508, Philippines
Location: Philippines > Luzon > Bicol Region > Albay Province > Calayucay
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Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Calayucay
Number of rooms: 19
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