2.01.2009

Surf Camp in Calicoan, Samar

If you want to wake up early in the morning with the sound of the waves knocking at your door, you should visit The Surf Camp in Calicoan, Samar. The location is perfect. The resort faces the Pacific Ocean, and the place is definitely a surfer's delight.

Surf Camp Samar

Surf Camp Samar

The waves constantly bring in soothing sounds to the Surf Camp's guests. I loved walking around the place. From the pathways leading to the beautiful nipa cottages that housed our rooms to the boardwalk near the shore, I felt the sea was always beckoning.

Surf Camp Samar

Surf Camp Samar


The rooms provided the comfort we needed after a long day's work. If I'm not mistaken, they decorated the room Balinese/Thai style with great wooden artworks hanging on the walls. Their bathrooms were spacious. It could easily accommodate 3 people at a time, as the toilet and bath had separate stalls. There was cable TV through a satellite connection.

Surf Camp Samar


They had a swimming pool, too. As expected, it was overlooking the Pacific Ocean. What's different is that this pool contained seawater. You can easily relax by the poolside and listen to the sound of the waves nearby.

Surf Camp Samar

Surf Camp Samar

Surf Camp Samar


They had a boardwalk near the shore filled with reclining beach chairs that are perfect for sunbathing. We had our dinner arranged at this place one night, and it was perfect. We listened to the waves, and when we look up stars are splattered all over the sky. We would occasionally see a shooting star or two. For those who love music, you could easily bring your IPod and speakers with you as the staff could provide you an extension cord to plug in your gadgets for your convenience.

Surfing Lessons
Of course, this post wouldn't be complete without information on surfing lessons. The Surf Camp offers lessons for Php1000 per 3 hours with an instructor. If you want to rent a surf board only, you could get it for Php500 per 3 hours.

The Beauty of Surf Camp
All in all, I had a very nice stay at Surf Camp in Calicoan, Samar. The long wait to the destination was compensated by the beauty of the place. The staff was very accommodating as well. They responded quickly to all our requests, and they made sure that our stay was pleasant. The Surf Camp is definitely a place that's easy to love.

How to Get To Surf Camp in Calicoan, Samar
Get a direct flight from Cebu or Manila to Tacloban, Leyte. From Tacloban, hire a van to take you to Guian, Samar. It's a 3-hour drive, and it's not 100% comfortable as the roads leading to Guian are not perfect. Make sure you're ready for the long drive.

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12 comments:

the donG said...

wow! at first look you'll think you're in bali!

beautiful resort.

pr.ella said...

Great photos! really gives us a feel of the place.ive read somewhere surf camp is renting out ATV's do they still offer this?

Mitz said...

@dong: ganda talaga ng place :)

Mitz said...

@pr.ella: when we were there, they didn't offer us ATVs. not sure if it's still available :)

Pakistan travel said...

Beautiful area.

dyosa said...

The place looks fantastic! I could almost hear the roaring waves. Thanks for the wonderful photos. I have to find someone who I can drag to this place. :-)

kegler747 said...

Ang ganda ng waves! parang gusto ko tuloy magbeach. I agree na you should be ready when traveling from Tacloban to Samar kse the road system is not that good. I endured it riding an non-aircon bus :(

Dennis Villegas said...

Samar is my hometown but its been such a long time already since i last visited. Thanks for bringing back memories...Beautiful set of vivid photos

Mitz said...

@dyosa: it's a place worth your visit! :) hope you could find a travel buddy to go with you :)

Mitz said...

@kegler: sobrang ganda ng waves. kaka-addict. it's nice and soothing, especially if it's the first thing you hear in the morning :)

Mitz said...

@dennis: samar is a beautiful town :) i'm sure there were lots of nice spots we haven't even visited :)

MJ said...

really really want to visit this place someday :D great pictures

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