Islands and Beaches
Playa La Caleta: Spend Your Summer Getaway In Bataan's Unspoiled Beach
Aris Mape | Apr 03, 2017
Several years back, visitors called this place remote. I heard of stories that the sea can get rough and crazy, no electricity, and that there were only tents for shelter. But now, Playa La Caleta in Bagac, Bataan already has the necessities of a comfortable resort, a one-stop shop for fun activities. Despite the development, Playa La Caleta remains unspoiled and peaceful. You’ll admire the lush green surrounding the resort, the chest-deep water off the shore, the fine milky sand reminiscent of the coves in Zambales, the sunrise, the sunset, and the scenic Miguelito Island that has a beautiful lagoon and snorkeling spot.
- Just Relax—Slow down and take a nap in the hammocks. Or swing on those rubber tires hanging from the trees. Or look for your spot under the shade of the trees, sip fresh buko juice while reading a good book and listening to the waves. At Miguelito Island, you can also dip in the lagoon and declare it as your #MeTime space for the whole day. At night, you can have some bonfire and movie marathon.
- Swimming, Snorkeling —The clear blue water is just irresistible for a swim. Walk several meters off the shore and the water still doesn’t get that deep. The east side of the beach and the area close to Miguelito Island are good spots for snorkeling. There’s plenty of angel fish in these spots you could even see them without taking a dip.
Hiking, Trekking—Going to the dam means walking into the canopies and following the stream of cold freshwater from the falls. This can take about 30 minutes. The waterfall, however, is a rather long walk that can take about 2 to 3 hours. If you want more adrenaline to boost your day, there’s also a hiking trail up in the mountain.
Water Sports—PLC has a number of facilities for rent including kayaks, paddle boards, skimboards, and sailboards. Having second thoughts? Don’t miss this. The resort has guides that can assist you learn the ropes. You’ll definitely love yourself more for taking the challenge.
Photography—There entire Playa La Caleta is so diverse, so much of everything in a small space. It’s best to capture the sunset from the side of Miguelito Island, where there are hundreds of rocks that can add drama to the scene. There are also interesting rock formations, underwater scenes, and action worthy of good snapshots.
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