Summer 2007 – Trip #1 (La Luz, Batangas)
Posted March 26, 2007on:
It was a last minute decision when I chose to buy the Cebu Pacific tickets for me and my boys for a trip to Manila. We planned to join the company outing at La Luz in San Juan, Batangas. I thought, this was a good opportunity for the boys to see other places.
By bus, it took us more than 3 hours to get to our destination due to the accident at the South Superhighway. Otherwise, it would have only taken us about 2.5 hours from Ortigas.
La Luz may not be a class A resort like the Shangrila Mactan or Plantation Bay (both in Cebu) but it has its own charm that quite impressed me. It’s sand is not white but the shore is a long stretch of gleaming (almost white) shoreline. The sand may be coarse (wearing aqua shoes is advisable) but the water is amazingly clear. There are no 5 star facilities but the delicious home-cooked meals and well-kept surroundings compensate for what it lacks.
The bamboo cottages swathed in white drapes give it a tropical appeal. One could request for Batangas coffee (barako) during meal time. At night, the dining area is lit with candles, the native “sulo” or a bonfire. To complete the relaxed atmosphere, chill-out music played audibly in the background.
If you are planning to head to the beach this summer, La Luz is a good option. Check out their official site here…