STAYCATION | Camaya Coast: Paradise within reach

The fine powdery sand and the clear blue waters of Camaya Coast in Mariveles Bataan. Photo by AC Dimatatac,

An hour and a half hour travel by sea or two and half hours by land from Manila, Camaya Coast offers a momentary escape from the hurried life in the city. Here, one can enjoy precious moments of being close to nature, plunging into crystal-clear waters, and strollling through its unspoiled white-sand beach area without worrying about travel time when heading back home.

By land, just drive back to the North Luzon Expressway (NLEX) and the newly opened Subic-Clark-Tarlac Expressway (SCTEX). Or, by water, take a 90-minute private fast ferry back to Manila Bay.

A coastal paradise located at Sitio Wain, Barangay Biaan Mariveles in Bataan, Camaya Coast is situated on a rolling hill where one can have a view of the West Philippine Sea as well as mountains, cliffs, coves, waterfalls, a white-sand beach, and rivers.

Camaya Sands Resort and Leisure, managed by Fuego Hotels and Properties Management Corporation, recently opened Camaya Sands, a 40-room hotel, for day trip accommodations and event inquiries.

Besides enjoying its 3.2 kms. private beach and the azure waters, the property’s facilities, include a 333-square meter luxury pool, a spacious banquet hall, a wood pavilion, modern locker areas with shower rooms and a spa, where one can have a relaxing massage.

The 40-room hotel by Camaya Sands Resort and Leisure, managed by Fuego Hotels. Photo by AC Dimatatac,

Camaya Sands now offers a day tour package for Php2,100 per person, which is inclusive of roundtrip ferry transfers from Manila Bay to Camaya and vice versa, welcome drinks, lunch, and afternoon snacks. The package will be available through December 2013.

A peek inside the luxurious rooms of the hotel. Photo by AC Dimatatac,

Meanwhile, for those who want to have the best of seaside living and a panoramic view of the sea, Camaya Coast also has residential and commercial developments offering a lifestyle that captures your tropical dreams.

For prospective buyers, there are six residential subdivisions namely, Pelangi Heights, Kencana Hills, Menara Point, Bayu Peaks and Mont Kiarra Terraces—each offering a different view of the island. Property owners can also enjoy amenities such as water sports and other recreational facilities.

One can have a picturesque view of the beach at Pelangi Heights. Photo by AC Dimatatac,

Recently, the Camaya Coast management, spearheaded by Manuel Carlos “Goody” Ilagan, president of Earth and Shore Leisure Communities Corporation, Camaya’s developer, led the official turnover of the lots to property owners of Pelangi Heights and Kencana Hills. Common areas such as the clubhouse, which includes a pool, sports facilities, and function rooms exclusive to the owners are said to be in place as well.

The Camaya Coast management recently held an official turnover of lots to property owners. Photo by AC Dimatatac,

For more details about its day tour package or to check out its residential properties, visit Camaya Coast’s website: