Summer is the time to hate the heat of the glaring sun, and at the same time, admire the warm, orange hues of the rays during sundown. I hate going out of the house when the sun it out. The heat melts the makeup off of my face 5 minutes after applying. Plus, I hate the sweaty, sticky feeling I get when I try to squeeze myself in the jeepney just to get to my destination on time.
Yesterday, I witnessed the beautiful sunset from the jeepney on my way home. The sun was boasting its orange prowess, hitting the passengers’ faces, including mine, right where we needed to glow. It made me appreciate the sun more. I can get a sunkissed glow right in my seat! But of course, what’s better than doing it where you should, right?
I am not saying that the beach is the only place for you to get a tan. What I am telling you is that you should at least let yourself go and enjoy the pleasure of actually being at the beach, soaking in the sun. It feels different. The breeze is cooler, the water is salty; it is liberating– and dramatic. I can tell you on and on about how beautiful it is to be at the beach right now, but no, I can show you instead.
Sunrises are beautiful. The glow when the sun says hello sets the mood to start the day right. Sunsets are just as beautiful. After a long day of enjoying the bright sun, it is time to wave goodnight by showing off the glorious golden skies, combined with the blues, purples, and pinks.
During regular sunny days, the beach looks like this:
White, fine sand, long shoreline and clear water. The resort is simple, raw, and welcoming. There are no tall buildings, no expensive amenities, just you, and the sea.
I love the word “sunkissed” because it reminds me of summer breaks, something that I have always looked forward to because of endless beach trips!
As of June 2018, these are the rates for Orongan Beach Resort:
The entrance fee for adults is only 50 pesos per head and 35 for kids from 5 to 12 years of age. The small cottages that you are seeing are 500 each per day. Extra charge for the chairs and tables.
Lucky for us, we can witness the sunrise and the sunset with no worries. You can rent a bungalow for two for 1,500-2,200 pesos only.
Bungalow 1 includes: P2,200 per night WITHOUT breakfast.
A double deck
Private bathroom with shower
Terrace with a view of the beach
Bungalow 2 includes: P1,500 per night WITHOUT breakfast.
Private bathroom with shower
Minibar, tea and coffee maker
1 house can fit up to 12 persons.
Check-in time is 2 PM, check-out is 12 PM.
Don’t want a room? You can bring your own tent instead for only 100 pesos per tent, and an additional 50 as entrance fee (100 pesos entrance fee), or pay 1,000 to rent a tent.
How to get there
Take a bus from the North Bus Terminal to San Remigio, Anapog (fare is 150-175). Get off at the public market, get some food (there is no corkage fee), then take a tricycle (fare is less than 50) to get you to Orongan Beach Resort.