Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Pueblo por la Playa: Huatulco Villa

We stayed in one of the Huatulco Villas at Pueblo por la Playa. We arrived on a rainy night and thought the color of our villa was white.

In the morning, I realized it was apple green. The villa is a duplex, another family occupied the next door.

Every villa is in vibrant colors. These two egg villas are actually offices.

Next to our villa is a purple one which was occupied  by my friend's family. We were actually families of like four with lots of kids.. We occupied four villas.

It was our first to stay in a Mexican themed room. We were in awe of the vibrant colors that surrounded us inside and out of the villa.

The living room and bedroom is separated by a single wall. It's a back to back wall. It doesn't have  a door.

The bedroom equates the living room in size and colors.

The villa's best ever feature is the back door of the room which leads to a private veranda that leads to a walkway down below to..

.. the beach !!! Is that love or what!!!

Going back to the sala, the door to the bathroom could be found.

It has see-through window which we used to watch the safety of our kids while we were at the sala and they were playing in the tub.

Look how eco-friendly the ceiling in the bathroom is.

More pretty details of the bathroom.

Before bed time, the younger guests were happy to receive a complimentary pastry snacks.

Right in front of our entrance door was a beautiful Christmas tree made of potted flowers. So nice.

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!

Pueblo por la Playa : Infinity Pool & Beyond..

I  glanced big at the biggest infinity pools I've seen so far in the country. The rain was pouring big time too. Hmm, I doubted if the weather so angry raining would give me a chance to take a dip.

These are the awesome infinity pools in Pueblo Por La Playa in Pagbilao Quezon.

One of the giant pools has a floating bar even. Nice or what? I echoed our kids eagerness to try the pool. But the rain..!!!!

So I decided to attack the weather situation with my witch power. I recited the anti-rain mantra. Goes like this : rain, rain go away.. haha!
The beautiful back draft  I have is the hotel of the resort. While the villa's best feature is the easy access to the beach, the hotel's best feature would be the easy access to the pools.

Are you kidding me? It worked!! The rain stopped, haha.
Just in case you noticed that two men behind me up there_ one of them is my husband, totally didn't care how silly I was downstairs, haha.

Finally, our chance to taste the pool!!!

The kiddie pool is located by the beach .

The kids couldn't be happier with the weather cooperating..

.. the moms likewise.

Ahh.. life is perfect. Sometimes.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Pueblo por la Playa : Wet Beach

Pueblo por la Playa is H-U-G-E !!!! It's 12 hectares! Now I'm confused where to start.

Alright, let me start with the beach, where I spent the shortest time. It was the weather's fault. It was as uncoordinated with the beach like my swimsuit, haha.

Well, the weather was not that totally heartless.. the rain would stop for like 15 minutes then pour again for continued 20 minutes. The cycle went on for less than an hour we spent on the beach.

At first drops, we would run to the shades...

sniffing negative ions, the secret for looking young, hahaha!  feeling!!! I hope not to sniff- in acid rains instead :)))

I'm not sure if it was only because of the rain, but I'd say the beach was not the resort's best asset. It's best assets I'd say are the infinity pools and the villas.

The sand showed up its true colors when it got wet.


... I know I promised to post my recent beach trip but I got  side-tracked by a scenic road side view. Look how the soft clouds moved to outline the soft blue mountain.

I'm not sure what mountain was this. could be Mt. Banahaw. I took it from the diversion road of Tiaong Quezon on our way back to Manila from Pagbilao. Or could be Mt. Makiling?, cos it was near to Laguna area. Or none of the above :)) I wish I had captured the perfect beauty of the scene but looking to my photos, I know I fell short. We didn't have time to stop so I took them while the car was moving. Promise_ it was a real beauty. The softy cottoness of the clouds kissing the almost mirage-y mountain  melted my heart.

And then another scene stole my attention . . .

The sweet couple!!! The carabao (water buffalo) and the bird ( seagull? crane?) on his back!! Were they just friends or lovers?:))) The huge animal was seemingly not affected by the little bird standing on his back while he was busy roaming around the grass field and taking his breakfast.

The scene was so familiar. I thought I had seen it from the past. You know I hailed from a small town of the same province ( Quezon) and I was grasping from my memory lane, from which I had I seen the exact scene?. But then when I was young, my frequent playground was more in the sea/beach  than in the farm, which meant I rarely saw farm sceneries . And then it hit me, I saw the exact scene from one of the books / of thousands stories I had read. I'm glad I saw it in real life.
Life is fresh and beautiful.

ps : now that I'm warmed-up_ promise >>> Pueblo por la Playa is coming real next !!!!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Rainy Beach Day

November is ending and December is about to show up.  Beach??? Down here at Southern Tagalog ( Quezon province) the clouds are dark and pouring. The wind is uncompromising. The outdoor weather is definitely not a beach day today.
Rain, rain go away come again another day.. Ascertain Bliss want to beach today !!!
Hey join me frolicking in the beach under a sunny less, rainy sky. . .see yah latah' ! ;)

ps: have you been to the hidden, for members only Pueblo por la Playa? If you haven't, come back later and enjoy the awesome Mexican inspired resort with Ascertain Bliss :D