Friday, May 31, 2013

Bing's Beach Resort

Our trip to Bolinao was supposed to be just a side trip from our Hundred Islands tour. Since we found out there were many tourist spots to be seen here, we decided to stay for the night.  Upon the recommendation of Bolinao Seafood and Grill owner, we headed to Bing's Beach Resort. 

Although Bing's Beach Resort is not your typical five-star resort, the service, the price, the warm accommodation and sharing of stories with the owners made us feel  comfortable and happy. Staying at Bing’s is a good choice because it is near Cape Bolinao Lighthouse, Enchanted Cave, Cindy's Cave and Wonderful Cave.  

Bing’s Beach Resort is divided into two – the resort near the beach, and the hotel across the road. 

I don’t know if Bing's has a restaurant but they were kind enough to cook my orders of 8 eggs, 3 cans of corned beef and 8 orders of steamed rice.  There is a small store across the resort at beach front but the owner opens it only on summer time. There's is a small nearby though that operates 24/7 where you can buy the basics.

The view from the veranda

Note: The road going to Bing's is not that nice so expect a bumpy and dusty ride. 


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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Ed Transient House in Alaminos, Pangasinan

When traveling we normally arrive before noon in our destination. But our Pangasinan trip battled many odds before finally arriving at the place around 8 or 9pm. We were lucky to find a place just like home. We felt immediately at ease when we saw Ed Transient Home located at Recudo St., Lucap, Alaminos, Pangasinan.

The owner of this place is a Filipino who worked many years in Saipan and Japan. Ed Transient Home is fairly new, they just operated a couple of months ago. What's remarkable about this place? The people are super courteous. The house is clean and big enough for a family of two or maybe up to four.

Living room


Couple's room, with own restroom

Dining area

The couples room can accommodate up to 8 people. Extra mattress available upon request
Big room that can accommodate up to 15 people. 


The place has enough space for kids to run and play habulan or taguan
Parking is not a problem
 Our dinner the night we arrived, adobo and hotdog, as always. 
Lunch was healthy and yummy fried fish, sinigang na fish and gulay on the side, 
homecooked by the owner.  This is another service we liked at this place. 
I just gave Kuya Edwin a budget and told him what we like for lunch. 

As of the moment wi-fi is still unavailable (they are working on it), 
so the kids settled to watch movie in my laptop


The kids were also able to get enough sleep as television is only available in the living room

With Ed Transient Home owner Kuya Edwin and his son

Also available at Ed's Transient Home are 2 rooms (with respective restrooms) that can accommodate up to 15 people (or more for cowboys and cowgirls)

For rates and reservation, call or txt Kuya Edwin at 0921-2986642, 0919-2032313
or email

FB: Ed Transient House

Friday, May 24, 2013

Benisa Beach Resort

It is inevitable to be thrown all sorts of challenges and roadblocks when traveling. We know this and we've experienced this last year as we prepare for our friends' pre-nup wedding photo and video shoot. We were supposed to stay in another resort in Bataan but was surprised to see that the place was not it looks like in their website and FB Page. Plus, the person who received us was rude and arrogant. We set and were about to when we saw this nice, clean looking place nearby. I went in ask talked to the Manager on duty. He was accommodating and warm. He made us feel welcome and comfortable in an instant. 

If planning to see Bataan, I recommend Benisa Beach Resort, located in Crossing, Morong, Bataan
09227998528 (Jose San Juan); 09327151491 & 09274994878 (Raquel Garduque)