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The simple bario of Liw-liwa is one of the famous surfing spots in the province of Zambales . Its laid-back, off-beat vibes and amazing w...

Kwentong Dagat : A Vegan Beach Resort In Liw-Liwa Zambales

The simple bario of Liw-liwa is one of the famous surfing spots in the province of Zambales. Its laid-back, off-beat vibes and amazing waves attract a lot of travelers from around the world. This small coastal community is truly a perfect sanctuary for backpackers, wanderlust, beach lovers and surfing enthusiasts.

In our recent trip to Liw-liwa, we found a newly-opened resort called Kwentong Dagat. It's the first Vegan Beach Resort in Zambales! Their food menu is 100% powered by plants. Yes, you read it right! They serve 100% plant based dishes. Shout out to all of my Vegan friends!

Let's talk about first their instagram-worthy accommodation. Currently, the resort has 4 Bali inspired Nipa Hut Cottages. The cabin is combination of traditional Filipino style and Balinese houses. Inside the room are 3 double-sized beds which can accommodate up to 6 persons. All cabins are airconditioned and each bed comes with clean beddings. 

Room Rates:

Weekday rate (Mon-Thur): P4,000.00 per night             
Weekend rate (Fri-Sun): P4,800.00 per night

For those who enjoy camping by the beach, they have space that you can rent. Each space is P250.00 per night. It's advisable to pitch your tent under the tall Agoho trees. It will give you all the shades that you needed compared to the beach area which is too hot during summer.

When it comes to their amenities, Kwentong dagat has an outdoor kitchen where you can cook your own food (kitchen tools and utensils are available), a summerhouse where you can drink or eat and a communal bathrooms if you want to have a quick rinse or a nice shower.

The beach area features fine grayish sand, blue waters and inviting waves. You can swim, walk or just sit in the sand while watching the Liw- Liwa sunset. Surfing boards are available around the area if you want to play with the big waves.

Let's now talk about their food. If you are a Vegan, you would surely love this place. The resort offers a lot of vegan recipes. At first, I don't know that Kwentong Dagat only offers vegan dishes. They served fish tuna, sausage and corned beef. I thought these are meat but they are not. The food looks like meat, tastes like meat, but is actually vegan.

My friends and I are not Vegan but we really enjoyed their food. One of my faves is Labong sa Gata. It's very flavorful. Other vegan dishes that you might conside are Sweet and Sour Vegan Pork, Escabeche, Terong Balado, Bicol Express, Tortang Talong, and Vegan Corned Beef. aAl vegan set meals are priced at P200.00 per meal per person.Thank you Alex for these mouth watering and healthy vegan recipes that you prepared for my team.

If you want to escape the hustle and bustle of a city life, this resort is definitely for you. It's a nice place where you can spend your vacation best. We had no expectations for Kwentong Dagat but just to relax and chill .Wish we could have stayed longer so we could enjoy the resort more. I highly recommend this resort.

How to get to Liwliwa

Public Transportation / Commute

Take a Victory Liner bus bound for Iba, Zambales. Bus station are located in Cubao area and Monumento. Tell the driver to drop you off in San Felipe. Fare is around P300 and travel time is 4-5 hours. Once you get to San Felipe, take a tricycle for about P50 to Liwliwa Beach.

Other option is ride a bus bound for Olangapo. Then, take a bus going to  Iba and then drop off in  San Felipe.

If you’re traveling by private car, you will need to drive along North Luzon Expressway (NLEX). Take Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX) and Exit at Subic and turn left when you reach the Olongapo Public Cemetery. You will pass the municipalities of Subic, Castillejos, San Marcelino, San Antonio and San Narciso.

Travel Tips / Guide

1. If you are planning to cook your own food, you can buy the ingredients in San Felipe Public Market. It's located  near tricycle terminal
2. If you have delicate stomach, bring your own water. No worries, the resort sells a gallon of purified water.
3. Bring Sunblock or any apparel that will protect your hair and skin from the direct heat of the sun.
4. If you are planning to stay outside especially at night, don't forget to spray your skin with insect repellent.
5. Being your  own towels and toiletries
6. If you love to play volleyball, they beach volleyball court. Don't forget to bring your own ball.
7. Signal reception is better in the beach area.
8. The resort sells beers but you can bring your own alcoholic beverages.

Kwentong  Dagat

Address / location : Sitio Liwliwa, Baranggay Sto. Niño, San Felipe, 2204, San Felipe, Zambales
Contact Number : +63 917 317 6295
Email Address : info@kwentongdagat.com
Website: https://www.kwentongdagat.com/