Crystal Beach Resort

San Narciso, Zambales

Crystal Beach Resort
4.5 Stars

22 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 14
  • 4 stars 7
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
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Herl C.
5.0 Stars

Hooray for my 300th review!!! 128079🏻

The summer kid inside me is always giddy whenever I spend days at the beach. Just recently, my friends and I visited the ultimate barkada destination - the Crystal Beach Resort in San Narciso, Zambales.

Before we went here, we booked our rooms via online to ensure the availability of the accommodation. We picked the Glamping or "Glamorous Camping" for our stay that can accommodate two persons. It includes mini locker, two single mattress and pillows, electricity and fan. They will also provide fresh clean towels and basic toiletries.

This glamping experience was one-of-kind thing than our usual accommodation. Everything was convenient. Tent is big enough for two persons or even up to three. It wasn't that hot inside compare to the ordinary tent because of the size. Good thing that they provided padlocks for security of our stuff while we were away. They also provided tables and chairs outside the glamping areas.

We visited Crystal Beach last summer and there's a bit of changed inside the resort. Pine trees dried up due to the recent changes in weather conditions. It was hot roaming around the place. However, for the improvement, reception area became wider and everything was well-maintained. All the restrooms were cleaned and tissue was all provided.

This season is a good experience to visit this resort due to only few travelers who visit unlike in summer days when they are usually jumpack. I will definitely recommend Crystal Beach if you want to experience relaxation with convenience. They have shop, restaurant, and lots of restrooms inside. For the beach area, it's clean and they have lifeguards on duty. Expect a not clear seawater because Zambales is known for that. Sand color is light gray to dark with mixed pebbles and stones. You can also relax near the beach at the huts and chairs installed.

I liked seeing Crystal Beach that slowly turning into eco-friendly establishment. They are now giving tumblers so you can refill water inside. They are also using paper straw in replacement for the plastic ones. Non-smoking policy is highly implemented with P1,000 fine. They have designated areas for smokers. All the trashes are separated into biodegrable to non-biodegradable. All these steps matter that would definitely make a greater impact in the future.

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April V.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Odessa G.
5.0 Stars

How can a person not love the scent of the fresh air from the beach? How the rays of the sun touch your skin?

With the hectic schedule of the usual city work life. One needed a get away that is closer to the city with a touch of beauty. And this one never failed to satisfy the mermaid in me.

Me and my friend opt for the Glamping this resort has to offer. You can choose between the tents offered by the resort or the ones you can rent outside. Either or which will depend on your budget and flexibility.

We chose to rent outside the resort because they're fully booked for the whole month and I need my dose of Vitamin SEA!

Tent rental - 1,500php good for 4 persons
Entrance fee - 900+ overnight fee to include breakfast buffet as well as minimal toiletries.

For me it was good use of my money. 128521

But if you and your family plan to bring along kids - this type may not be the best way to go because electric fan, electricity, foam beds is not available.


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Sandy P.
5.0 Stars

Been hearing a lot of good things about this famous resort in Zambales and finally got the chance to see it for myself. It’s just 3-4hrs travel from Manila if no traffic.

We booked a room for 4pax. My friend did the reservation online. Total rate: P4,800 per night

Here are their other rates:

Airconditioned room - P2,550 good for 2 pax (cheapest rate), and you can just add mattress for P500
Fan room / Native style cottage - P1,700 good for 2 pax
Camping - P750 per person which includes entrance fee, mat and pillows, P250 consumable of food and drinks. If you plan to bring your own tent (P550 per pax)
Day tour - P350 per pax, there’s also P150 consumable food and drinks

Tbh, the place is really instagrammable but not to give you a “wow” factor when you arrive. It’s nice to see different camp sites and common areas but I think they can still improve how they manage all the guests especially on weekends.

Crystal Beach also has a restaurant which opens from 7AM and closes at 9PM. Resort’s Wi-Fi area is only at the reception.

The room was okay and restroom was clean and well-maintained which I always consider when booking. Customer service wise and the unique concept of the place, I would give 5 stars, the staff were very friendly.

Sadly, there were no waves when we came. 128557 Nevertheless, the best thing about my experience here was the breathtaking sunset views plus the 2 rainbows appeared during our stay. Couldn’t ask for more! 10084

If I needed a quick getaway to unwind and chill, I would go back! I want to try their camp sites next time 128525


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Foodcrawl P.
4.0 Stars

Crystal Beach is an ideal destination for planned and even implusive road trips. It is located at San Narciso, Zambales. 4-hour drive from Balintawak in North Luzon EXpressway (NLEX).

Learned about this resort through the Summer Siren Music Festival. I was not available during the event so we persistently visited the venue instead.

During my first visit in 2015, we took a bus trip from Victory Liner Cubao heading to Iba, Zambales with fare charged at Php375. The drop-off point is across the San Sebastian Parish Church at Ologapo-Bullon Rd. We took a Tricycle from the hi-way for Php50 to the resort proper. Heading back to Manila is as hassle-free, we just took a cubao-bound bus from where we are dropped off.

We intended to camp out during this trip. We only paid for the entrance charge of Php250 and the staff willingly assisted us to pitch our tents. There are tents available for rent and they can set-up glamping for a certain number of guests. The campsite is a 3-minute walk to the beach. There is an in-house restaurant that serves variety of homecooked dishes. My personal favorite is the original Buffalo Wings.

Visited again in 2016 with a different group and brought a private van. A colleague reffered a van supplier with rental charge of Php6000 inclusive of gas, toll fee, all-in for a 48-hour use. Great deal for a group of 10. We left Quezon City at 1:00am and arrived Zambales at 4:30am with 2 stopovers for bladder breaks. We went straight to the town's market to shop for fresh seafoods, vegetables, and ingredients. We had breakfast near the market and went to the resort at 8:00am to set-up our camping tents. There are grilling areas available at the resort. The food preparation is a fun drill to start up our trip. We set up a mini-boodle feast near the shore for Lunch. We had Dinner and Brunch the day after at the in-house resturant. Their milky Halo-halo is the best treat to beat the heat.

There are other recreational activities within the resort. We spent the rest of the day playing billiards and volleyball. The beach is also a good surfing spot. The waves may not be as consistent as La Union. According to the staff, tides come in season and August is good time to surf.

Summer of 2017 is my most recent trip. What marks this year's visit is the resort's acoustic night and bonfire. We get to enjoy good music under the night sky with the sound of waves crashing. What I like about every trip to Crystal Beach is that it was never crowded, it is always a good idea to travel avoiding the holidays and payday weekends.

This resort is also a good suggestion for team buildings and company outings. There are activity areas and a function hall for big groups. The only downside is the under-maintained common bathrooms and shower areas.

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Karla Francesca G.
3.0 Stars

Our travel took us for almost 4.5 hrs. We tried there glamping since it is new to us. It is very affordable compare to other glamping places we asked. In one glamping tent is for 3 people. For the price is very affordable that it includes breakfast buffet.
You can also bring food and cooked there. But for us who commutes we tried there food. The food was okay. You can dine in on there resto or told them that to bring it to you glamping tent. Each glamping tent have table who wants to eat outside.
The place is so beautiful... but i do not recommend it every weekend because its very crowded.
If you are in a tight budget and you have a tent on your own. Just bring it.
After our dinner they have live acoustic band. They have banig with low table and bonfire. There are alao drinks that you can buy there. The set up is infront the beach. So it was nice to hear the beach and the sound of the acoustic band together.
Hindi lang namin akalain na sobrang dami ng tao. 9996🏻
Note: the beach is too far from the glamping site not to other rooms.

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Rian K.
5.0 Stars

CRYSTAL BEACH RESORT is located at San Narciso, Zambales 128205

How to get there?
- Ride a bus from cubao (Victory Liner) to Iba, Zambales tell the driver to drop you off at San narciso. The fare cost Php 305.00/person. 4.5 hrs away from manila.
- Once you arrived at San Narciso, ride a tricycle to crystal beach resort. Php 15.00/person

Accommodation 🏕9978️🛌
TENT RENTALS - you can actually bring your own tent for Php 200 + 95 for the entrance fee + 250 consumable of food & drinks. Or rent a tent in crystal beach for Php 500/person + 250 consumable of food & drinks. (It comes with mattress and pillows) They will collect Php 500.00 for accidental fee and it is refundable upon check out.
ROOM ACCOMMODATION - make sure you make a reservation first. Because there's a lot of guest especially on weekends. Their room cost Php 1,500 - 2,000 good for 2 pax.

What to do? 127946🏻128675🏻127940🏼1277549728
Surfing - they have 1hr surfing lesson for Php 400.00, the instructor and rashguard in included in the package.
Swimming, Kayaking (Php 200.00/hr)
Beach volleyball, Relax in their tiki huts along the beach side, watch sunset. Chill.
Take note: the prices inside the resort store is a little bit expensive.
Restaurant - the food is also expensive but comes with a big serving, make sure you have the patient to wait because their service is too slow. 128548 If you want a budget meal ride a tricycle to "sanvid" its a new Budget Kainan near the main road. (Php 100-200)

TOTAL DAMAGE: Php 2,000 128184128176

So that was it! gora na! 128149

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars

Crystal Beach Resort is easily reachable by driving 3-4 hours from Manila to San Narciso, Zambales or taking a Victory Liner bus headed to either Iba or Sta. Cruz, Zambales and simply get off at San Narciso (right in front of San Sebastian Catholic Church). From the bus stop, simply take a 10 minute tricycle ride to the entrance of the resort for Php 15. 128077🏼

They have rooms available from Php 1,700 (fan room with use of the common toilet and bathroom) to Php 11,250 (for up to 15 pax). They also have air conditioned rooms and rooms that have private bathroom. All their room rates includes a buffet breakfast. Almost all their rooms are pretty simple.

They have a tree house right across the King Solomon's Hall which is called the Timothy Tree House. There are two rooms up in the tree house with a maximum height of 5 feet from floor to ceiling. So those two rooms are not recommended for tall people. You would really need to crouch down. 128517Right below the two rooms are the billiard tables and ping pong tables.

The beach is easily walked from the entrance through a beautiful framed pathway. But before reaching the beach, you'll see rows of pine trees with tents pitched up in between. That's the Kampsite where the resort offers camping and glamping to their visitors.

For the camping rates, if you have your own tents or hammocks, you can enter for just Php 295 per person. But if you'd like to rent a tent with mat and pillow, it's Php 500 per person. They have "glamping" or glamorous camping for Php 2,400 for 1-3 persons max which includes a complete set of tent, mattress, fan and light. The glamping rate also includes breakfast. 128077🏼

The beach's sand is quite fine but it's not as fine as Boracay sand. There are rocky parts though so be careful when walking without slippers.

The beach front is quite wide and there are quite a number of huts available free of charge once you're inside the resort. Be careful when swimming here as the waves tend to be a bit unpredictable. There are times when the waves are small and it's easy to swim but it this resort also has a surfing school which means waves here can become quite big and strong.

Their public toilet and shower rooms are kept pretty clean but be warned that they don't have hot water for shower. They do have a bidet in the toilet! 128514 The only place to hang your clothes is by the door but the water's not so strong that it'll make your clothes wet while showering.

At night, the resort doesn't allow people to swim anymore because it's too dark and the waves are very risky. They have a lifeguard during the day but at night, they really prohibit people from swimming. Instead, just head on over to the beach, pick a spot, lie down and stare at the stars. It's one of the things in life we shouldn't miss or take for granted. With all the city lights in Manila, it's so hard to see thousands of stars at night.

Going back to Manila, simply take a tricycle again from Crystal Beach to the waiting shed/bus stop for a Victory Liner bus towards Olongapo. There are 3 routes if I'm not mistaken, Sampaloc (near UST), Cubao and Pasay.

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Jay L.
5.0 Stars

Awesome place.Worth visiting!128077128077128077

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Julienne D.
5.0 Stars

Went here for an overnight trip with other instagrammers from the Worldwide instameet 13. I loved camping ever since I tried it in Calaguas so when I found out that they’re going camping for the weekend, I joined right away.

However, I didn’t consider the fact that the weather is off the roof now than the time that I went camping in Calaguas. So it was a very different experience. Personally, I thought I made the wrong decision joining because the weather that day was between 95-100F. And the pine trees didn’t help that much, even the fact that the beach is just a few steps away and its supposed to give off a cooler vibe or something. We were sweating inside the camp even though ours was netted.

But, if not for the weather, this place is amazing. I mean, camping under the pine trees, beach a few steps away? Not to mention they have a bonfire readily available for happy campers. Also, they have this live band playing near the beach. So you can either do the bonfire or listen to the band at night. You pretty much have a lot of activities to choose from. This is the perfect getaway!

You can bring your friends, your family, or your workmates! They offer cottages as well if you’re not into camping, or maybe you wanna try “glamping” aka glamorous camping! For food, I think you can bring your own - you can also eat in their restaurant. I am not familiar with their rates though but you can just check out their website.

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Edessa T.
4.0 Stars

Looking for an awesome getaway? Tadaaa!

Away from stress and all!

Grab your summer essentials and let's hit the beach! 127754

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Lark M.
5.0 Stars

Spent the weekend here and still have a hangover as I write this. 128584

I found the best sunsets, the most breathtaking ones here. Taken on day 1, photo #1 was shot effortlessly. It really was quintessential. But on day 2, I had a hard time capturing the absolute blend of orange, red and yellow radiated by that perfectly round sun. Indeed, no day has closed with the same sunset. Ever.

Crystal Beach is a known surfing spot, but I was not there for that. I was there for a glamping event partnered with Summer Siren 2016 Music Festival. There were lots of activities - from volley bong to basic calligraphy, to create your own bracelets, and ice cream, to movie night under the stars, and of course, partying.

Lakas maka-College feels ng Summer Siren Day 1 with bands such as Quest, Ransom Collective, Hale, Moonstar88 and Ebe Dancel. Day 2 was more of the tugstugs music, so, as very tita as this may sound, we decided not to go, and instead opted to join the small crowd doing the 'movie under the stars.' 128516

Really had a blast with this weekend glamping experience. The beach is beautiful, the people (both the staff and the residents living just outside the resort) are beautiful - they were warm and friendly, the experience in totality is beautiful as well. One for the books, as they say.

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Erick B.
4.0 Stars

Crystal Beach, a simple and laid back beach resort in Zambales. I hate driving and I hate it even more when it's a 4-hour drive from the south. But hey I did go here with my family and I don't regret it!

The beach is well-maintained and the staff is friendly. The waves are noob-surfer-friendly. If you're not into surfing you can still go into the water without the waves eating you. My 1-year-old also enjoyed playing along the shore. Family-friendly beach!

The food is okay. Nothing spectacular but still of good quality. Nothing to complain about. We booked a Malachi air-conditioned room which has cable TV and bathroom. Good and clean enough for the stay.

If you want to relax and unwind, this is a good place to visit.

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

dumami na bonefire places sa sat nyt!

may bar to tambay near the beach na kung gusto mo chill ma kwentuhan lang near the beach side!

d pa rin bumilis serving nila ng food, pero high tech na resto sa sari sari store nila kasi ipad na kami nila for ordering system!

sakto may guests ng wedding here, d ako natuwa sa setup (d ko alam kung idea ng couples na sinundan lang nila or badoy lang event orgamizer nila), pero kita mo maalaga sa mga guests :)

sarap bumalik here! all time personal fav retreat place ko na eto!

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Roegan T.
5.0 Stars

About 3 hours away from the metro, Crystal Beach in San Narciso, Zambales has to be one of the nearest beaches.

Rooms start at around Php1,500 (standard room, fan, use of common shower/restroom) and can go up to around Php10,000 (for groups).

After monitoring the wave forecast for almost 2 weeks, last weekend was the perfect time to surf especially for beginners since the waves were only about 0.5m-1m. No overhead. 127940

My friend and I booked Malachi (Php2,550 per night). The room was okay. It's not posh but it will do. It's air-conditioned, has its own bathroom, and cable tv. It's pretty small. But who needs a big room if you're going surfing the whole day anyway? 128527

The beach itself is okay. Not white sand. And it's not as fine as boracay nor pangasinan. The reason why I kept coming back is because of surfing and the resort staff. Everybody's just so welcoming and kind. Even the surf instructors, they're all cool! Unlike the instructors in LU, some of them are rude and impatient. 128548

The resort has one restaurant that serves mostly Filipino food. Their tofu sisig is a must try. Also the pork binagoongan! All dishes are good for sharing. 128077

Other info:

✔️ Surfing w/ instructor (1 hr) costs Php400 which includes a rashguard and a surfboard.

✔️ Wearing their Quiksilver rashguard is required if you're getting an instructor/surfing lessons.

✔️ Rent for the board costs Php200 for an hour. M

✔️ No room wifi. Only in the lobby area.

✔️ Parking's not a problem. You can even park your car in front of your villa.

✔️ Acoustic night during Saturday nights. They place banigs on the sand where you can just chill, look at the starry skies, and listen to good music. 128525

✔️ There's also a bonfire every Sat night! If you're a social butterfly, sat nights are perfect!

✔️ If your focus is just to surf, I'd recommend camping instead of booking a room. If you have your own tent, it'd only cost Php280 per head which gives you access to all of the resort's amenities for the whole day. Their common shower rooms / restrooms are actually far from bad. My friends and I camped here last month and it was fun! 128516

✔️ They also have their own tents if you don't have one.

✔️ Nicest people in the planet. We left our wet rashguards, GoPro mounts, and boardshorts outside our villa since it was wet. When we woke up in the morning, nothing got stolen. We even left the key in the door knob. And yet, nothing was stolen from the room. 128514128077

✔️ Can't wait to go back! They have a surfing event this October 27 for noobs. It's more like a tournament / assessment for noobs. 128514

✔️ Look for either Chad or Adonis. Nicest and coolest instructors in Crystal Beach. 128077

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Tommy E.
5.0 Stars

Crystal Beach Resort has a very nice set of staff, they were all accomodating and the place was nice and big. They offer lots of rooms that are cheap for those looking for cheap getaways you can go here. They also offer surfing lessons, island hopping, bonfires, and they have a Kampsite (yes, spelled with a K) if you're into camping. Although cheap the beach is beautiful!

For those looking for a bit of adventure, my friends and I went to Anghalo Falls in San Felipe very near this place. We took a bus ride going to San Felipe 4-5 minute drive, then rode a tricycle, just tell the tricycle driver to drop you off at the path leading to Anghalo Falls. I suggest you get their number so that after you're done they can come and pick you up. You could also ask them to find you a guide if you're not familiar with the place.

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

when the weather is so hard to predict, the best thing to do is simply embrace every quiet moment of the water 100841008410084

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Jona P.
5.0 Stars

Beach purrrrrrfect! Must visit in Zambales128525

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Jen L.
5.0 Stars

no wave to surf, but the beach is so chillax to just lie down on it!

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Joshay S.
4.0 Stars

Just because my guy love surfing and he already went here and this time its his second time and he insisted that I'll joined him together with his officemates, I can't say NO. I was hesitant cause he will let me try to surf which I was afraid of cause I dunno how to swim. But thanks sweetie, I know how to surf now and I love the place seriously.128525127946

If you're a beginner and willing to learn how to surf, come visit this place. They trained and teach you well. I was so happy the moment I stand on the board128516. Dunno how to swim but I'll able to surf. Yay...127946127940

We rented a double bed cottage together with my friend and his boyfriend. At night, they had bonfire which I like. That night was one of the memorable night for me in this memorable place cause I've seen my guy transformed into an emotional person which I love.

They have this wide white beach that's so lovely 128525

For sure Im going to come back here. I wanna learn surf more128540

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