Friday, November 28, 2008

Playa La Caleta

To continue where I left off in my previous post, let me introduce you to a small cove/paradise located in Bataan. Playa La Caleta is a virgin resort sitting along the shores near Morong, Bataan. Lush green forests, amazing rock formations and pristine sand greet visitors as they set foot on the place.


It is the perfect place to be when you want an escape from the busy city environment. Downside however is that there is no electricity and mobile phone signal is very low. However, there are no residents around the beach, except of course, for the caretakers so you're assured that the place is all yours for the taking. And just a little trivia: the beach and sea shore scenes in GMA's Fantaserye Dyesebel starring Marian Rivera was shot there.

So, if you are tired of going to the same old commercial places like Boracay or Puerto Galera or Pagudpud, then, you could give this place a try.

Lush Greens and Amazing Rock Formations


From Peebles to Rocks to Landscapes


Powdery-White Sands in a Shoreline


Rocky Shoreline on the Other Side


A Small Island Fit for Trekking


Fresh Water Meeting The Sea


Just relax and view the reflection of the Golden Sun



How to go there?

There are hourly bus (Genesis, Five Star) departing from Cubao to Balanga City. Then from Balanga City Terminal, there are vans and buses that will take you to either Bagac or Morong. Then you need to ride a tricycle to the boat area. Then ride a boat going to Playa La Caleta.

109 comments:

  1. as much as i like commercialized beaches, i too like isolated beaches like this one. I remember being in morong a year ago and we really enjoyed it. No wonder why the sea turtles choose morong to be their hatching sanctuary. Sarap magweekend dyan.

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  2. the 1st photo depicts peace and serenity..excellent shot!
    keep on revealing the hidden paradise of the Philippines, thank you for the informations!

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  3. Sa wakas tama ako, sa Luzon nga ito. Bka ito yung sinasabi saken ng classmate ko dati nung college na taga Morong, Bataan. Additional tip: you can ride a ferry at CCP complex to Morong Bataan, yun kse ang sinasakyan nya every Saturday.

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  4. tama ka attorney..ok nga po ang place na ito para sa taong gustong makpgrelax at umiwas sa maingay at magulong buhay sa syudad..magandamag spent dito ng holy week..=}

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  5. man, i'd love to be in this cove right NOW! the top photo is just perfect...

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  6. amazing... no body is there?
    seems so quite... indeed... it is a perfect place for anyone who needs to escape from works and life... ahhaha

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  7. Thanks for stopping by my blog. This is a beautiful place. Wayne and I love places that aren't touristy. Our cabin on Powell Lake has much the same feel. Thank you for inviting me to visit your site and it's wonderful views. - Margy

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  8. The long journey to reach here seems worth it. This secluded place is very peaceful

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  9. Thank you for your comments on my blog, I always appreciate feedback.
    I feel like I am on holiday when I come to your blog. Such beautiful scenes!

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  10. Wow, that looks beautiful. I wish I could transport myself there right now!

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  11. Wow, nice island. I like the first shot very much. The branches on the top really enhanced the whole composition!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. I wish you a lovely weekend ahead! And happy shooting more photos!

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  12. Beautiful place! It looks like heaven! I love the last photo. It looks very peaceful.
    Thanks for dropping by and checking out my world!

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  13. @ the dong - it is always nice to experience both worlds really. from the party place to the laid-back scenes.

    sarap talaga mag week-end sa bataan. pwede natin i-sched to next time.

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  14. @ aquamarine - that is one of my fave shots to date. i call it my silver shot.

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  15. @ kegler747 - ito nga siguro yun carlo. uy thanks for the additional tip. di ko alam yun ah.

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  16. @ rio - korek doc. masarap magmuni-muni doon. salamat uli sa pagbisita.

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  17. @ luna miranda - thanks. i love that 1st photo too and really happy to share it.

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  18. @ bakhrian - there are few people there but i waited for the right time to shoot lol.

    don't get me wrong, i also like to shoot people but they must form part of the whole landscape lol.

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  19. @ powell river books - wow, that is great that you have place you can call your own. hope you can invite me there sometime lol.

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  20. @ borneo falcon - it is worth it alright. from the road to the sea ride, the views are amazing.

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  21. @ susan - thanks. it is also great to spend some holiday day.

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  22. @ dowhatyoulove - thanks. hope you can visit a similar place and enjoy yourself there.

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  23. @ j.c. - thanks. you describe it really well and i appreciate it. happy shooting too.

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  24. @ carrie and troy keiser - thanks. i call that last one a gold shot as opposed to my silver shot above.

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  25. What a beautiful place it is. I love how you captured the beauty of this place from different angles.

    You have a great blog with great landscape photographs. I enjoyed this first visit and will check yout your blog every now and then.

    Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog earlier.

    Eki
    Bandung Daily Photo

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  26. Looks like an absolutely beautiful place to experience the peace and quietude of Nature.

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  27. It looks wonderful, what a peaceful place, perfect for a nice vacation!!
    Thanks for sharing. Enjoy your weekend :)

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  28. thank you for the fascinating tour of such a lovely place!

    Thank you so much for your concern and good wishes.

    Happy Thanksgiving.

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  29. That was like a little trip in itself. Thank you for sharing these wonderful sights.

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  30. maganda pala sa bataan, ah
    makadaan nga minsan
    thanks sa travel tip

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  31. what amazing photos you take. wow. thanks for your visit. hugs.

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  32. Hay, nagkamali ako. Napakabobo ko. Dapat pala dyesebel ang sinabi ko dahil dagat to. tsk. ganun mo talaga kamahal si marian kahit sa shooting place niya pinuntahan mo talaga. hehehe. you need to ride a boat pa pala. the beach is really worth to visit. i love the first pic most!

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  33. What a beautiful place! Ganda talaga. My kind of nature trip. Wow.

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  34. Thanks again for your visit and lovely comment! Welcome to Finland! :) I always am so touched for your photos too! Especially the first one in this serie - it's amazing! Great job!

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  35. Many of these spots look so unpopulated. That's so amazing that such beauty isn't being enjoyed by many others. Very good though to find such beauty to enjoy in solitude.

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  36. I guess Boracay,Puerto Galera or Pagudpud are popular because there is a lot of entertainment and people...
    Most people are afraid of solitude...they want to see and be seen...

    But definitely...this is a place for nature lovers!

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  37. Thank You for your comment on my blog(Senior Citizen).Wow!!!all places that you visited are amazing and such beautiful..well I'm one of your virtual tourist.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  38. Thank You for your comment on my blog(Senior Citizen).Wow!!!all places that you visited are amazing and such beautiful..well I'm one of your virtual tourist.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

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  39. Wow...this is absolutely gorgeous! Would love to visit this place.

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  40. Beautiful place. Just wish I could sit on that beach for weeks. Thank you for visiting my blog and hope you will return.
    Latane

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  41. A sight for sore eyes - well, a warm peaceful place for a winter refugee! Looks like a gorgeous place to escape and sooth the soul to rejuvenate.

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  42. How absolutely gorgeous! Definitely a place to soothe the soul. Bet we could all use a trip here!

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  43. how beautiful thank you for the visit to my blog... I coudl be very happy with no elecrticity and no phones for a while especially in that beauty! Have a wonderful weekend too!

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  44. That's unbelievably beautiful. I could so get lost there. Thanks for sharing your gorgeous photos.

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  45. oman,
    nice place ha. can i camp there and stay overnight? may sunset/sunrise view ba?

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  46. It's just like having your own private island! ;)

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  47. Your pictures make this look like a very peaceful atmosphere.
    Thank you for sharing.

    And Thank you for visiting!!

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  48. whenever i visit your blog, i always get this weird feeling of wanting to be on one of your photos. They're so astonishing!

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  49. Stunningly wild and beautiful. This reminds me very much of PNG!!!

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  50. It is peace in Mumbai at last.
    Thank you for all your prayers and good wishes.
    Pray for all those who lost their lives and may God give strength to their near and dear ones to bear their irreparable loss.

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  51. Again great photos of a beautiful place!

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  52. @ eki akhwan - thanks you very much. i am glad you enjoyed your stay here and you are always welcome to come back.

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  53. @ bernie krausse - i couldn't agree more. thanks for dropping by.

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  54. @ mar - you are very much welcome. just glad to share this piece of paradise. thanks.

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  55. @ joshmarie - virgin indeed and unspoiled too. thanks.

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  56. @ magiceye - you are very much welcome. just wanna share the beauty of my country to all of you.

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  57. @ gardenia - you are welcome and thanks too.

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  58. @ raft3r - maganda nga bro. tagal ko din bago nalaman na marami din pala magaganda lugar doon. malapit pa.

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  59. @ soulbrush - thanks and welcome to my blog.

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  60. @ redlan - hehe bro. salamat. i like the 1st photo too at fave ko rin yan. kailangan talaga mag boat bro pero sulit naman dahil maganda ang lugar.

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  61. @ layrayski - thanks. the place is indeed beautiful.

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  62. @ inkataika - thanks. i am glad you like them specially the first one which is also my favorite in this post.

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  63. @ jeanne - there are very few residents there and they let you do what you have to do without any disturbances. really a good place to recharge.

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  64. @ sidney - i agree. if u want people, you will not find a lot here but if you really admire nature, then this is the place for you.

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  65. @ unclewang - thanks for virtually taking the trip with me.

    good job on the senior citizen post.

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  66. @ connie - thank you. just happy to share my world to all of you.

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  67. @ mary - thanks. the place is indeed gorgeous.

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  68. @ w. latane barton - thanks. i actually stayed there for just a day but i really enjoyed my time there.

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  69. @ rob - definitely one of the best place to rejuvinate. thanks for the visit.

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  70. @ sylvia k - thanks, a trip here would definitely soothe the soul.

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  71. @ laura-peach - sometimes, its nice to live without electriity and phone and just go bak to basic.

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  72. @ hilary - you are very much welcome. just happy to share these pics.

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  73. @ erick - yup, pwede mag camp doon overnight. maganda yung sunset, pwede umakyat sa bundok para makuha yung magandang sunset. di ako masyado sigurado sa sunrise bro kasi di ako doon nag-overnight. tsaka may nakaharang na island sa harap eh.

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  74. @ share my point of view - that reminds me, the island was a brief home to a convicted congressmen who hid there for almost a week before being caught.

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  75. @ twisted fencepost - thanks. i am glad my photos reflected the peacfullness of the place.

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  76. @ allen yuarata - wow. thanks for the inspiring words. hope you could go there personally to feel the solitude of the place.

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  77. @ jules - thanks. never been to PNG. hope to go there someday 'coz i heard its really exotic and beautiful.

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  78. @ magiceye - glad to hear that. we need to continuosly pray for safety and peace.

    we will include the victims in our prayers.

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  79. @ lew - thanks and glad you like these photos.

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  80. ang ganda naman sobra. parang gusto ko na tuloy mag bakasyon. nakakarelax tingnan picture ng nature.

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  81. tunay na place para mag muni-muni

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  82. Ganda-ganda. Safe ba pumuntang mag-isa doon?

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  83. This is too beautiful!
    I want to moove there!

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  84. Okay did I suggest Chamber of Commerce as a possible alternate occupation? I mean, really...your photos are just begging us to come for a visit...great shots as usual!
    Sandi

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  85. It's lovely! The first and last photos are my favorites!

    Thanks so much for your kind comments on my blog! I'm glad you enjoy my Skywatch and My World posts! Your blog is awesome! I'll be visiting again!

    Marie

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  86. what a beautiful place...anyway,how can i find my link in this blog?thx

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  87. Com este frio, adoraria estar no quentinho dessa praia!!!

    beijos

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  88. wonderful pics in each post !! loved the reflection pic here :)

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  89. @ rheiboy17 - salamat, isa talaga to sa magagandang napuntahan ko na unspoiled pa.

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  90. @ rochelle - thanks. GOD is truly great for giving us places like this.

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  91. @ nanaybelen - tama po. sarap mag-reflect doon at isipin ang patutunguhan ng buhay.

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  92. @ abaniko - safe naman bro kasi mababait naman tao doon.

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  93. @ uma por dia - if you won't mind going back to basics, then, this place is for you.

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  94. @ sandi mcbride - i just wanna share some beautiful spots of my tropical country. hope you could visit the islands philippines soon.

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  95. @ the tile lady - those are my medal shots. i call them my silver scene and my golden hues. thanks for appreciating them.

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  96. @ north sulawesi - oh, i put all my blogrolls in a separate page, check out www.attyoman.blogspot.com.

    i do that to avoid the hassles of relinking whenever i change templates.

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  97. @ gata verde - thanks for the comment. i bet its a good one lol.

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  98. @ pretty me!! - thank you very much and welcome to my blog.

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  99. Ganda ng composition ng first image Oman!

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  100. Love the first photo Oman. Didn't know that teleserye later parts were shot here. Maganda din yung place. Bataan still have a lot of coves and private beaches. I remember when we visited Quinawan before, dami pa naming mga coves with white beaches na nakita.

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  101. hi! the place looks so serene. were looking for a place to spend the weekend and we would like to try new place that is not too crowded. can you send me an e-mail of how much you spend on the said trip; like boat fee, etc. does the said resort have accomodations and all. my e-mail add is sheryl_1480@yahoo.com. many thanks!

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  102. hi...im actuallly from bataan..i didn't have any speck of idea that a place like that exists...im also a lone traveller myself...always go to mt. samat amidst the lush forest...i might visit that soon...may i know where exactly should i take the boat ride?is it in morong town proper?

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  103. Hi sir!

    I would just like to inquire if camping overnight is allowed in Playa? We are a group of mountaineers and would like to enjoy the beauty of this place..

    Also, i would like to inquire of a rough estimate of the round-trip fare back and forth that place.

    thank you sir..

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