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My college friends are not into camping. Most of the time, we choose to book cozy yet affordable room every time we go to the beach. They k...

Crystal Beach Resort | Surfing! Camping! Bonding!

My college friends are not into camping. Most of the time, we choose to book cozy yet affordable room every time we go to the beach. They know me as backpacker who always like the DIY travel. This time, I let them try the life of a camper. I brought them in a resort in Zambales called Crystal Beach Resort.

Crystal Beach Resort is one of the top-choice surf resorts in the Philippines. The place is perfect for camping, surf lessons and team-building activities. We arrived in the resort before lunch. We we're welcomed with some accommodation which made up of natural materials.. The camping site is near the shoreline where colorful tents are being pitched. The camping area is also surrounded by pine trees.

Aside from the camping site, I also enjoyed the amazing waves. It's surprisingly I enjoyed more the waves here compare in Baler. Well, the water level here is not that dangerous compare with other surfing destinations. For those who don't know how to swim, no worries, you can still enjoy  the waves here.

Day tour is Php 195.00/person for the entrance fee. Overnight stay with own tent is Php 550.00 per person with Php 250 consumable of food and drinks. Those who will rent resort's tent will cost you P750. Rates of rooms are from P1,700 from P12,000. Glamorous camping also known as "Glamping" is also available in the resort.

Activities that you can indulge in the resort include surfing, swimming, kayaking, playing frisbee and volleyball, bonfire and a lot more. 

WIFI is available at the reception area. The resort offers FREE parking which is available 24/7. Corkage fees include P50.00/bottle for alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages and Php 500.00/case or bottle of hard drinks(alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages).

*Rates are subject to change without prior notice

How to get there from Manila
  • From Cubao, take a Victory bus bound for Olangapo. Fare is P209. Travel Time is 2.5 -3.5 hours
  • From Olangapo, take a Victory Bus bound for Iba or Sta Cruz Zambales. Fare is 53. Tell the driver to drop you off in San Narciso. Landmark is Magsasay Memorial College. Travel time is 1 -1.5 hours
  • Lastly, take a tricycle and tell the driver to bring you to Crystal Beach Resort. Fare is P20.
Victory Liner also offers trip directly to Iba Zambales.

Travel Guide / Tips

  • Take a reservation first before going to Crystal Beach. The resort limits the camping site up to 400 campers.
  • Bring sunblock to protect your skin from the direct heat of the sun.
  • Bring your own food becuase goodies in the resort are a bit pricey.
  • If you will bring alcoholic beverages, it's better to transfer in a tumbler

For more details about Crystal Beach Resort, you may visit their website at www.crystalbeach.com.ph. For reservation, you may call them at 0915 602 3636 or (02) 941 9004

If you have question, opinion or review about this resort, please leave your comment below.


  1. Pwedo po ba magsolo dito?

    1. the place is safe for solo travelers.. no worries..tahimik at safe ung lugar

  2. Hi! Do you know the process for the reservation? Does they require you to pay deposit?

  3. Hm room rate nila for 2n 3d